In the article Slade describes how to save the holidays by treating your family as if they were a business.
As a Commercial Litigator and someone who has litigated many intra-family disputes he shares some observations about what might have been done to avoid a nasty and expensive lawsuit if this were a 'family business'.
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On November 20,2012 Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. hosted the Council for Educational Change's Executive Pass Fall Networking Meeting.
The program Executive PASS program teams business leaders with principals to improve school and student performance emphasizing leadership development. The business leader and principal strategize and implement activities that lead to school and student success.
During their Fall meeting business professionals met with the council to share their experiences as mentors to local high school principals and their plans for the future activites.
Boyd & Jenerette, P.A's Roger Slade, partner and commercial litigation practice group leader currently serves on the board of directors for the Council and was recently appointed Corporate Secretary. Slade also mentors the principal at South Miami High School.
The Council for Educational Change is a non-profit organization that focuses on leadership. The Council connnects business leaders with principals to improve student achievement and address critical educational issues in the Public School System.
Mr. Slade is a firm believer that every child can recieve a quality education and every child can succeed, the very beliefs the Council was founded on. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Council Slade acts as a mentor to the principal of South Miami High School encouraging leadership to increase student achievement.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Alan Fertel has been nominated in Super Lawyers since 2006 and heads both our Sports & Entertainment Law group as well as our Family Law group.
This is Roger Slade's second year in a row being selected by Super Lawyers and is head of our Commercial litigation and Appellate practice groups.
Kristen Van der Linde has been recognized by Super Lawyers since 2010 and is head of our Automobile Liability, Global Settlements and Mass tort litigation Groups.
Roger Slade, Partner and Head of the Firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group writes:
Imagine that you are sitting at the Thanksgiving dinner table with your family—aunts, uncles, cousins, and distant relatives from out of town. Someone at the table cavalierly asks: “who do to plan to vote for in the next election?” World war III breaks out while the family members debate whether Obama or Romney is right for the county.
Now imagine that these same people are shareholders and employees in your family business. If these people cannot agree among two candidates about whom to vote for, how they will be able to agree about the joint management of their financial affairs? The answer is – only with great difficulty. This is one reason why so many family businesses, and so many families, end up in costly litigation.
Here are some observations, from someone who has litigated many intra-family disputes, about what might have been done to avoid a nasty and expensive lawsuit.
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Roger Slade, Partner and Chairman of the Firm's Commercial Litigation Department writes:
A Document Production You Can Believe In
Recent news in South Florida tells the sad story of a law firm involved in the defense of a major fraud case on behalf of a well-known local bank which was slammed with a $67 million jury verdict after trial. If that wasn’t bad enough, after the verdict came down, it came to light that the bank failed to produce certain critical documents which plaintiff’s counsel believed would have altered the verdict and made plaintiff’s award even higher had the Jury seen them. If you were the lawyer responsible for supervising and implementing the document production in this case, and this issue came to light after the trial, there may be only one thing left for you to do – quit your job. How could you prevent such a debacle?
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Roger Slade, Partner at Boyd & Jenerette, had his article "Deposition Subjects Can only Take the Fifth When Necessary" published in "Daily Business Review".
Roger Slade is co-chair of the Miami litigation department for Boyd & Jenerette & specializes in complex commercial litigation.
In the article Mr. Slade comments on challenges in court when a deponent asserts their Fifth Amendment privilege along with how and when they can "take the fifth". Click here to view.
Boyd & Jenerette Partner, Roger Slade, had his article titled "Skin in the Game: The Fourth District Sanctions Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Attorney and Awards 'Delay Damages' published in the October edition of "The Bulletin" (Dade County Bar Association publication).
In his article, Mr. Slade discusses the explosion in foreclosure cases and the consequences that have arised. For the full article please see here.