The dizzying pace of change in today’s global economy has led to an explosion of opportunity, but also myriad challenges. As individuals, companies, and institutions navigate an ever more dynamic and complicated world, they rely on the knowledge and experience of trusted counselors to help show them the way. The Bilzin Sumberg Lawcast serves as a repository of timely legal and business insight, allowing actors across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, both domestic and international, to understand what they need to know now and what’s coming tomorrow.
Climate Change Issues to Have on Your Radar in 2022
2022 promises to be full of developments concerning climate change that will affect both the Florida business community and companies nationwide. From municipal and county strategies designed to improve the resiliency of local communities, to prospective federal regulations on the climate-related disclosures that public corporations must make, it’s more important than ever for interested parties to monitor the evolving landscape relating to climate change and resiliency issues. In this interview, John Chibbaro, Partner in Bilzin Sumberg’s Environmental Group, and Benjamin Mitchel, an attorney in Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group, discuss the climate change issues on the horizon that will compel members of the business community to adapt and evolve.
Will there be baseball in 2022? An update on the MLB lockout.
In one of the largest developments in professional sports in years, the 2022 baseball season is in jeopardy because of the Major League Baseball Lockout. In this podcast, litigation attorneys Scott Wagner and Kenneth Duvall walk listeners through the areas of dispute, at the heart of the lockout, on the collective bargaining agreements and some of the legal issues involved in negotiations over new agreements. Scott and Ken also discuss the recent lawsuit filed against MLB challenging the MLB’s century-old antitrust exemption. Listen in to learn about what the different stakeholders are demanding and possible developments that may come out of this industry-wide stoppage.
NCAA v. Alston: A Changing Landscape for College Sports
The Supreme Court recently handed down a decision that will have major implications for the college sports industry. The case of NCAA vs. Alston represents an important antitrust development that will compel rules changes and new business practices surrounding student-athletes’ ability to profit off their names, images, likeness. In this interview, Scott Wagner, a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group, and Brian Trujillo, an attorney in Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group, discuss the background of this case and the implications of this ruling moving forward for college sports programs and student-athletes.
Climate Change Momentum: The Increasing Pressure on Corporate America to Address Climate Risks
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that it is accepting public comments on potential mandated disclosures related to climate change issues. This development reflects a growing trend among companies and governmental entities to consider climate-change related disclosures in company communications to investors. In this interview, Phil Stein, head of Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group, and Benjamin Mitchel, an attorney in Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group, discuss what the SEC’s increasing focus on this issue portends for public companies.
Higher Education Adjusts to COVID-19 and the Post-Pandemic World
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions of higher learning have found themselves facing a host of challenges. Some of them are novel, while others have become more pronounced as a result of the pandemic. In this interview, Phil Stein, head of Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group, and Brianna Sainte, an attorney in Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group, discuss some of the important issues faced by colleges and universities, including the proliferation of tuition refund cases brought on by the pandemic and the broader issue of data privacy and security in light of the rise of remote learning, as well as the steady increase in hacking attempts and ransomware incidents.
Tax Considerations for a Move to the Sunshine State
Jennifer Wioncek, Partner in Bilzin Sumberg’s Tax & Private Wealth Group, and Lauren Kurtz, Attorney in Bilzin Sumberg’s Tax & Private Wealth Group, discuss the planning considerations that potential and recent movers to Florida should think about it with a focus on tax and estate planning matters.