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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 June 2023.

Guardianship in Florida: Understanding Your Responsibilities as a Guardian
Naples wills, trusts, and estate planning attorney Amanda Dorio sheds light on
the crucial aspects and responsibilities associated with serving as a guardian in

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Untying the Knot: Understanding a LGBTQIA+ Divorce in Florida
Naples divorce, marital and family law expert Katie Kohn explores the complexities
of divorce within the LGBTQIA+ community, providing guidance and addressing
unique considerations to help navigate the process with confidence.

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From Quiet Title Action to Breach of Warranty: Florida’s Legal Remedies for Title Issues
Business litigation attorney Michael-Anthony Pica discusses five legal remedies
available for property owners who may face title issues — whether before or after
clsoing on the property. 

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From Murky Waters to Clear Paths: Why Sackett v. EPA Matters for Wetland Development
On May 25, 2023, the United States Supreme Court decided Sackett v. EPA,
a case concerning the outer limits of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”). The CWA
grants the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) authority to regulate water
quality in the Nation’s rivers, lakes and streams. 

Real estate attorney Alessandro Secino explains why this matters in Florida. 

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What You Need to Know About the USPTO’s Proposed Fee Changes for Intent to Use Trademarks
Intellectual roperty attorney Mark Nieds dives deep into the potential impact
of the proposed fee adjustments by the United States Patent and Trademark Office
(USPTO). As trademark laws continue to evolve, it is crucial for businesses and
individuals to stay informed about these changes. Mark Nieds’ expertise and analysis
provide a comprehensive understanding of how these fee adjustments could affect
those filing intent to use trademarks.

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Embarking on a breathtaking boating adventure along Florida’s picturesque coastline
is a cherished dream for many. The introduction of the “Boating Safety Act of 2022”
through Senate Bill 606, places a strong emphasis on insurance requirements for
bareboat charters, ensuring that these companies obtain comprehensive policies that
not only safeguard their operations but also provide added protection for their renters. 
Attorneys Steven Gendreau and Amanda Ross share guidance to help navigate the
waters of compliance in Florida’s boating industry.

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In the News
Henderson Franklin Celebrates 26 Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce the outstanding
achievement of twenty-six (26) attorneys having been selected as 2023 Florida Super
Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Of special note, divorce, marital, and family law attorney
Beth Vogelsang has been named as one of the “Top 50” Women Lawyers in Florida and
secured a place on the “Top 100 List” of all Florida Super Lawyers.

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Empowering the Next Generation: Henderson Franklin Welcomes Five Interns for the 2023 Summer Associate Program
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to welcome the five law students
who were selected to join this year’s “Summer Associate” internship program. The 2023
Summer Associates are: Nathan Cochran and Kelly Tackett from University of Florida
Levin College of Law; Nicholas Corso and Aaron Ostler from University of Miami
School of Law; and Haylee Mixon from Stetson University College of Law.

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Katie Kohn Achieves Board Certification as a Florida Divorce, Marital and Family Law Expert
Katie Kohn has also become Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law.
Only 7% of the 100,000 attorneys in Florida are board certified, and Kohn is one of
only nine attorneys in Collier County who are recognized as Florida Bar Board Certified
in Marital and Family Law. 

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Jerry Olivo Addressed Tort Reform at the 2023 Florida Attractions Association Conference
Jerry Olivo, a stockholder and litigation attorney, was a featured presenter on tort
reform at the 2023 Florida Attractions Association’s Conference. His extensive
experience in litigation matters and deep understanding of tort law made him the
ideal choice to address the attendees.
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Kayla Richmond Achieves Board Certification as a Florida Marital and Family Law Expert
Stockholder Kayla Richmond has achieved board certification in marital and family
law by the Florida Bar. This prestigious certification is a testament to her exceptional
expertise and commitment to providing her clients with the highest level of legal services. 

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As committed members of the local community, we extend a warm invitation to join us at
upcoming events, including: July 19, Gail Lamarche will present ” Unlocking the Power of
LinkedIn: Tips and Tricks for Lawyers and Legal Professionals” at the Association of Legal
Administrators of Southwest Florida, Inc.’s monthly membership meeting.July 28, 
Michael Corso will present “An Engineer’s Defense Clinic and Contract Management” at the
2023 Florida Engineering Society’s FES/ACEC Florida Annual Conference.August 23,
Mark Nieds will be speaking on Bitcoin and NFT’s at the SWFL Crew Luncheon at Connor’s Steakhouse.

Schedule a Shore Up Your Assets Presentation Today
Henderson Franklin attorneys have developed a new program, “Shore Up Your Assets:
Exploring the Advantages of Vessel LLCs in Florida.” Led by Attorneys Amanda Ross,
Matthew Brust, and Steven Gendreau, the program aims to educate Florida vessel owners
on the benefits of holding recreational and commercial vessels within limited liability companies. 
Attendees will gain a solid understanding of maritime law and the advantages of LLCs and
explore real-life case studies, enabling them to make informed decisions about their maritime

If you are interested in having Henderson Franklin attorney(s) speak for your business or
organization, please reach out to Gail Lamarche, Director of Marketing & Business Development

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