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Henderson Franklin Legal News and Updates

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is dedicated to providing regular updates
to our valued clients and the community regarding legal matters that may influence
their businesses and families. We are pleased to present articles and news shared in
October-November 2023 for your reference and awareness.  

Land Use and Zoning

Fort Myers Land Development Code: Proposed Changes and Their Impact
On November 20, 2023, the Fort Myers City Council took a significant step toward
amending the city’s Land Development Code. The proposed changes, presented
during the council’s meeting, cover a wide range of issues—from new zoning
categories to food truck regulations. Click here to read more from Land Use &
Zoning attorneys Colten Thomas and Jeff Wright.  

Estate Planning

Guiding Fiduciaries: Navigating Common Pitfalls in Estate Planning Administration in Florida

Embarking on the role of a personal representative brings both excitement and
challenges. Gain valuable insights from Florida probate litigation attorney
Richard Mancini to navigate your fiduciary duties smoothly. Click here to read

Youthful Procrastination: The Consequences of Delaying Estate Planning

In the early stages of marriage, young couples often find themselves swept away by the
promise of a long, happy life together. Estate planning may seem like a distant concern,
an affair for older years. But what happens when the unthinkable strikes? Naples wills,
trusts and estate planning attorney Amanda Dorio sheds light on the importance of early
estate planning. Click here to read the full article.  

In the News

Henderson Franklin Earns Tier 1 Ranking in 11 Practice Areas for the 2024 Best Law Firms® Edition

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is honored to announce it has been named a
Tier 1 law firm in Fort Myers for the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®. This recognition
highlights the firm’s unwavering commitment to excellence and ethical standards. 

Managing stockholder Douglas Szabo shares,

“In 2024, the firm also celebrates its remarkable 100th anniversary, making this
achievement even more special. With a century of legal service, Henderson Franklin
continues to excel in delivering exceptional legal services to its clients across diverse
practice areas. This recognition also stands as a testament to the dedication of our
entire team.”

Click here to read the full story.

Marks Nieds Tapped as Copyright & Trademark Panelist for the American Advertising Federation of SWFL October Luncheon

Mark Nieds, chair of the Intellectual Property Department, served as a panelist on
copyright and trademark laws for the American Advertising Federation of Southwest
Florida‘s October membership luncheon at Florida Gulf Coast University held Friday,
October 20th. The significance of copyright and trademark laws cannot be overstated
in the world of advertising. Navigating the legal landscape is essential for ensuring
adherence to intellectual property rights. Click here to read the full press release.

Michael Corso Honored for His Legacy of Service and Patriotism

Florida litigation attorney Michael Corso was honored at the virtual 3rd Annual The
Florida Patriot event held on Monday, November 27. Bar associations from across the
state recognized outstanding members of the Florida legal community who have served
or are currently serving in the military and contribute significantly to bar associations,
circuits, and their communities. 

The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) selected Michael, a former military service
member, for this recognition. This award underscores Corso’s commitment to the legal
profession and to the principles of service and community engagement. Click here to
read the full press release.

As members of the local community, we extend a warm invitation to join us at
upcoming events, including: Thursday, November 30 – Sunday, December 3, 2023,
Goodwill Industries Festival of Trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center,
December 3, 2023, A Very Burroughs Holiday Gala, in support of the Uncommon
Friends Foundation
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