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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 September
2023 for your reference and awareness.  


Strategic Moves: Navigating Mergers & Acquisitions

Are you pondering the sale of your business or delving into the realm of acquiring
companies? We extend an invitation for you to join Henderson Franklin attorneys
Erin Houck-Toll, Matthew Brust and Alessandro Secino on Tuesday, November 7,
2023, for an event designed to provide valuable insights for making informed decisions
in the world of strategic business moves. Click here to learn more.  

Estate Planning

From Pixels to Peace of Mind: A Guide to Digital Estate Planning in Florida

In an age dominated by digital technology, it’s crucial to consider what happens
to your online presence when you’re no longer with us. Enter the realm of digital
estate planning, where your digital footprint receives the same care and attention
as your physical assets. In this article, Anthony Cetrangelo explores the world
of digital estate planning, as well as items to address. Click here to read more.  

Divorce, Marital and Family Law

Decoding Divorce Law in Florida: Your Top Questions Answered

Understanding Florida’s divorce laws can empower you to make informed
decisions during a stressful and emotional time. Florida Bar Board Certified
Family Law expert Katie Kohn addresses some of the most frequently asked
questions about divorce in the Sunshine State. Click here to read more.  

Real Estate – Association Law

HB 919 Unveiled: A Guide for HOA Board Members in Florida

Board members of homeowner associations play a pivotal role in maintaining
the well-being and unity of residential communities. If you currently serve as a
board member in a Florida homeowners’ association, it’s crucial to grasp the
significance of HB 919 in the context of your duties and obligations outlined
in Florida’s Homeowners’ Associations Laws. This legislation, signed into law
on June 12, 2023, will come into effect on October 1, 2023. Click here to read more.  

In the News

O’Brien Certified as Family Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court

Please join us in congratulating Christy O’Brien on becoming a Florida Supreme Court
Family Mediator. Her background as a court-appointed guardian ad litem, coupled with
her two decades of experience in the family law arena, allows her to guide families
through the mediation process with compassion, expertise, and a deep understanding of
the intricacies of family law.  Click here to read the full press release.

UF Law Graduate Amantha Kelly Joins Henderson Franklin’s Business Litigation Team

University of Florida Levin College of Law graduate Amantha (Amy) Kelly has joined
the firm’s Business Litigation Department. A Florida native, Amy has always been
passionate about serving her community and believes that local businesses are vital
to its success. Click here to read more about Amy.

U Law Graduate Colten Thomas Joins Henderson Franklin’s Land Use and Environmental Law Team

Henderson Franklin also welcomes Colten Thomas as an Associate in the Land Use
and Environmental Law Department. A third-generation Fort Myers native, he brings
a deep connection to the community and a solid commitment to preserving the unique
attributes of the City while fostering its growth. To learn more about Colten, click here.

As members of the local community, we extend a warm invitation to join us at upcoming
events, including:
-October 14, Lee County Cattle Baron’s Ball for the American Cancer Society
-October 18, Litigation Attorney Michael Corso will present “Avoiding Legal Malpractice”
virtually for the Martin County  Women Lawyers Association
-October 20, Mark Nieds will be a featured panelist at the American Advertising Federation
of Southwest Florida Copyright Trademark Luncheon at FGCU
-October 27, Horizon Council Industry Appreciation Awards
-October 27, 13th Annual CREW Trust Stanley Hole Golf Tournament
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