The Dotted Line: How to Navigate Vaccine Mandates

By Joe Bousquin

August 31, 2021

This feature is a part of “The Dotted Line” series, which takes an in-depth look at the complex legal landscape of the construction industry.

With construction workers exhibiting some of the highest vaccine hesitancy rates of any occupation, contractors are increasingly finding themselves being pulled between the personal preferences of their employees in a tight labor market and owner requirements that all workers on their jobsites be inoculated against COVID-19.

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Helms-Burton Lawsuits Remain in Gridlock as Window to Litigate Closes for Some

By Dan Roe

August 27, 2021

Despite the uphill battle for plaintiffs, U.S.-Cuba trade expert John Kavulich estimates that 85% of the estimated $19 million in law firm revenue generated by the litigation has come from defendant firms as Big Law stepped up to represent the companies accused of “trafficking” in property rightfully owned by Cuban-Americans.

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Judge, Litigators Say Demanding Change of Cuba’s Communist Government is Personal

By Michael A. Mora 

August 20, 2021

The U.S. Homeland Security secretary announced new sanctions—the freezing of assets and a U.S. travel ban—on Cuban government officials during his visit to Miami on Thursday.

And some South Florida litigators—like A. Dax Bello, the Cuban American Bar Association president and partner at Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain in Miami—said they fear recent sanctions have “no teeth,” and that the U.S. needs to do more.

For instance, some requests widely sought since the last round of sanctions on communist officials are still being ignored, like providing Cubans with access to the internet, they said.

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For Cuban-American Legal Community, Supporting Regime Change Is a ‘Marathon’

By Dan Roe

August 16, 2021


Miami is full of talented Cuban-American lawyers, but none can enter a Cuban courtroom to represent political prisoners. Here’s what they’re doing instead.

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On Bitcoin and Ponzi Schemes

By Tal J. Lifshitz  

July/August, 2021

Bernie Madoff died in federal prison a few months ago with the dubious distinction of being the mastermind of the largest and most infamous Ponzi scheme of all time. Madoff stole tens of billions of dollars from thousands of investors over the course of 17 years. He received a 150-year prison sentence for his crimes and was ordered to forfeit $170 billion in assets. Madoff’s scheme collapsed in 2008, but the recovery and distribution of assets pursuant to the unwinding of the scheme, and the inevitable litigation accompanying that process, continue today.

Satoshi Nakamoto’s legacy remains to be determined. Most know him as the man behind the curtain—the anonymous founder of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has gone from a cypherpunk electronic cash experiment to a digital asset, which, at its all-time high, has already surpassed a $1 trillion
market cap.

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A 35-Year Blueprint for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By Meaghan Goldstein  | July/August, 2021

The legal profession has reached a tipping point. Decades of aspirational words from private law firms about diversity, equity, and inclusion are giving way to concrete action.

At Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton (KTT), diversity has been a key to success from the beginning. For nearly 40 years, KTT has prioritized attracting and retaining elite talent to foster a diverse and inclusive firm. Active inclusion is a perpetually evolving, forward-looking process. What was once innovative and brave now seems obvious, and that is a good thing—it is a sign of progress.

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