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Why Incorporate?

It is not absolutely necessary. It is possible to do business as a “sole proprietorship,” where you as a person just run the business. So what are some good reasons to incorporate your business? To limit your liability This is the number one reason why people incorporate. Running your own business as a sole proprietor leaves you with unlimited personal liability. That means, if your company loses a lawsuit and Read More

Do you really need a Contract?

Why do I need a contract? Common doubts and reasons to ignore them. “I have nothing to worry about, my partners/employees/customers would never do anything to hurt me.” Life is uncertain. Half of all marriages end in divorce. Doesn’t it stand to reason that business is also uncertain? You should not necessarily prepare for your colleagues and customers wanting to cause you harm. The likelihood is that you are a Read More

Peers Rate Jane Muir “Preeminent”

Peers Rate Jane Muir “Preeminent” Attorneys reviewed Jane Muir for her ethical standards and legal ability in Litigation, Business Law and General Practice, and gave her the highest “AV Preeminent” rating, according to Martindale-Hubbell. ® Martindale-Hubbell® has been surveying attorneys for peer review for more than 130 years. Their system begins with a rating of the “General Ethical Standards” of an Read More

Award Presented to Jane Muir

President’s Award Salutes Jane Muir’s Tenacity On September 27, 2014, Kayla Riera-Gomez, outgoing president of the Coral Gables Bar Association, presented Jane Muir with the President’s Award at the organization’s annual Installation Gala. This year’s award was unusual – a bronze statue of a bull – intended as a tongue-in-cheek illustration of the diligence, determination, and tenacity with which Muir has served the Read More

Dissolution of Marriage in Cuba

The rights of married women and divorcées in Latin American countries sometimes differ greatly from those in the US. In many cases, married women benefited more from historical Latin American protections than they would benefit from the “reformed” rights that took place in North America. Cuban marriage laws, however, stand in sharp contrast even to those of other countries in Latin America. One notable difference Read More

Gun Control Debate: Is Gun Violence the Target?

CABA Briefs Spring 2013 The tragic mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut has inspired a new push for gun legislation.[1] President Obama’s immediate reaction was to ask for Vice President Biden to “come up with a set of concrete proposals” to “reduce the epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country.” Yet Rep. Louie Gohmert, (R-Tex.) illuminated a viewpoint in opposition to President Obama’s: that the answer to Read More

UM Law Alumni Leadership Award

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the University of Miami Law Alumni Association held its annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception. There, four graduates received awards. Judge Jonathan Goodman, JD '83, Saif Y. Ishoof, JD '00, Judge Bertila A. Soto, JD '89, each were given the Alumni Achievement Award, while attorney Jane Muir, JD '09 received the Alumni Leadership Award. The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni Read More

Bishop Leo Frade; Evangelist & Convicted Felon?

          Although they may be separate, there have been occasions in the history of the United States when church and state found one another at odds. This article profiles Leo Frade, the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, who has spent his life promoting humanitarian goals. Governments in two countries have opposed his efforts, but so far, he has prevailed with the help of the legal system. Read More

Cuba Changes Exit Visa Policy

The Cuban government’s policy of permitting citizens to travel abroad without exit visas, announced in October 2012, becomes effective January 14, 2013. According to Granma, the newspaper operated by the Communist party, Cuban citizens will only have to show their passport and a visa from the country to which they are traveling after the new policy becomes effective. The measure will also extend the amount of time Read More