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Henderson Franklin Legal News and Updates
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is dedicated to keep our clients and
community updated on legal issues impacting their businesses and families.
Below please find the articles and news shared in April 2023.

Securing Your Florida Business: Navigating the Top 5 Cybersecurity Risks
Cybersecurity has become a significant concern for businesses of all sizes across
the United States, and Florida is no exception. With the increasing amount of
sensitive data stored online and the rising threat and sophistication of cyber
attacks, Florida businesses must take proactive measures to protect themselves
from potential cyber threats. Intellectual Property attorney Mark Nieds discusses
five cybersecurity concerns and tips for Florida businesses.
Click here to read more.

  What You Need to Know About the Proposed Changes to Florida’s Alimony Law
In recent years, alimony reform has become a hotly debated topic across the
United States. This issue is currently being addressed in Florida, where a bill
to overhaul alimony laws is pending in the state legislature. Florida Divorce,
Marital and Family Law Expert Beth Vogelsang explains the proposed changes.
Click here to read more.
Protecting Love and Assets: Why Florida Couples Are Choosing Postnuptial Agreements
“Marriage is a beautiful union between two people who have decided to
spend the rest of their lives together. However, as much as we hope for
happily ever after, sometimes, things don’t always work out how we expect
them to. That’s why many couples in Florida choose to protect their assets by
creating postnuptial agreements.” Click here to read more from Florida divorce,
marital and family law expert Beth Vogelsang.

4 Reasons Why Generation X Should Have a Guardianship Plan in Place, Especially in Florida
As we age, it becomes increasingly important to plan for unexpected events that
may happen in the future. For those of us in Generation X, having a guardianship
plan in place for our aging parents can be a crucial step in ensuring that they
receive the care they need in case of an emergency. Click here to read more from
Naples estate planning attorney Amanda Dorio.
Making a Mark for Mother Earth: USPTO Launches Trademarks for Humanity Awards Competition Ahead of Earth Day
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently announced a new
awards program to recognize brand owners utilizing their trademarks to make
meaningful contributions towards solving humanitarian challenges. The
Trademarks for Humanity awards competition will recognize brand owners
improving the environment through their products and services.
Click here to read more from Patent lawyer Lee Rendeiro.  

In the News
Aerospace Engineer and Florida Litigation Attorney Michael Corso Continues to Inspire Purdue Students with Industry Leaders
Aerospace Engineer and Florida Litigation Michael Corso participated in
aerospace engineering student mentoring sessions, providing insights into
graduate education, law school, and the importance of engineers having contact
with lawyers in their careers. He also participated in the AAE Department/Industrial
Advisory Council meeting where representatives from major aerospace industry
players such as NASA, Boeing, Rolls Royce, GE, Northrup Grumman,
Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, Stratolaunch,
Collins Aerospace, General Atomics, Howmet Aerospace and others were present.
Click here to read more.

Litigation Attorney Robert White Returns to Henderson Franklin
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is delighted to welcome back seasoned
litigation lawyer Robert White to the firm. His experience in the field, exceeding a
decade, has rendered him a powerhouse of knowledge and insight when it comes
to representing insureds on various issues, such as motor vehicle crashes, premises
liability, and construction defects. Click here to read more.

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Litigation Attorney G. Brian Griffin
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce G. Brian Griffin
has joined the firm as a litigation associate based out of its Fort Myers office.
As a litigation attorney, Griffin is committed to finding the most effective and
cost-efficient solution for his clients, whether that means resolving a dispute outside
of court or preparing for trial. He is known for being a professional, approachable,
and relentless advocate for his clients. Click here to read more.

As committed members of the local community, we extend a warm invitation to join us
at upcoming events, including:
-May 4, Southwest Florida Community Prayer Breakfast with Tim Tebow
-May 4, 13th Annual Legal Aid of Collier County’s Barrister’s Bash 
-May 13, Lee County Bar Association Foundation’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament
taking place at the Forest Country Club, chaired by Shannon Puopolo. They are also
accepting silent auction donations!
-June 2, Michael Corso will be speaking on professional liability at the Collier County Bar
Association’s Family Law Forum
-June 15, Michael Corso, along with Melissa Pigott, Ph.D. of Magnus Research Consultants, Inc.,
will present “Maximizing Litigation Outcomes” at the Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s
2023 Florida Liability Claims Conference. The Florida Bar has approved the conference for 
14.5 CLE’s including 1 Mental Health and Wellness, 1 Bias Elimination, 1 Technology, and
14.5 Civil Trial Certification Credits. The Department of Financial Services has also approved
12 Florida adjuster CE credits. Our team is available to present on various legal topics at your
place of business, association or conference. If you are interested in exploring this avenue,
please reach out to Gail Lamarche, Director of Marketing & Business Development at
[email protected].   
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