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Business section plans busy year.

Incorporating a new committee, pursuing specialized business courts, and continuing its successful legislative and CLE Cle

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 programs are the current priorities of the Business Law Section.

Chair David Felman reported to the Bar Board of Governors recently: "I can't remember a time when things were going better."

He said the 5,000-member section addresses a wide variety of business issues, from commercial transactions to intellectual property to bankruptcy to computer and technology issues.

Goals for the section include smoothly incorporating the Computer Law Committee, which recently joined the section after being an independent Bar committee.

The section will also pursue its goal of getting a special court set up to hear business issues, similar to Delaware's chancery courts The Chancery Court of York is an ecclesiastical court for the Province of York of the Church of England.

The presiding officer, the Official Principal and Auditor, has been the same person as the Dean of the Arches since the nineteenth century .

"One of the problems businesses face here is that although the judiciary consists of excellent judges, it's unpredictable whether you'll get a judge who has a lot of experience on the business issues involved in a case," Felman said.

The section will be launching its new website shortly, he added, and is also updating its highly regarded "Reports on Standards for Opinions of Florida Legal Counsel for Business and Real Estate Transactions."

The section had a successful session with the legislature earlier this year, passing items ranging from UCC An abbreviation for the Uniform Commercial Code.  reforms to proxy voting Proxy voting is the delegation to another member of a voting body of that member's power to vote in his absence. It is essentially synonymous to delegated voting.

Proxy voting is commonly used in corporations for voting by members or shareholders, because it allows members
 to centralized cen·tral·ize  
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1. To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.

 filing for judgment liens. Feldman said the section plans to be busy in next year's session, as well.

On CLE, the section has three highly regarded and successful annual programs, he said. Those are the Federal Security Institute, held last February in Miami Beach Miami Beach, city (1990 pop. 92,639), Dade co., SE Fla., on an island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean; inc. 1915. It is connected to Miami by four causeways. , the third annual Internet Law and Representation of Technology Companies, held in May in Ft. Lauderdale, and the Bankruptcy Law & Practice: View from the Bench, held in September in Tampa and Miami.
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Date:Oct 15, 2001
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