Malware based on the infamous Stuxnet, widely considered one of the world's most sophisticated viruses, has been discovered by computer scientists. In a highly detailed report, Symantec says the malware, christened Duqu, (because it creates files with the file name prefix "~DQ") was uncovered in an organization based in Europe.
- Read the article: The Wall Street Journal
Fowler White Boggs website Fowler White Boggs website October 25, 2011 The Side Bar Richard Jacobson Re-Elected to the Board of TerraLex, A Global Network of 160 Law Firms in 100 Countries
Richard A. Jacobson, a shareholder in the Corporate Practice, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of TerraLex, a global legal network of law firms. TerraLex has 160 member law firms in 100 countries and 45 U.S. states, and is the one of the largest international legal networks. As a member of TerraLex, Fowler White Boggs provides clients with immediate access to global expertise throughout the world.
Mr. Jacobson's legal practice includes assisting foreign clients with pre-residency tax planning; foreign investment in the U.S.; and U.S. companies doing business overseas. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in International Law. Mr. Jacobson is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Seminar October 27: Immigration Consequences in the Criminal Process
Fowler White Boggs is hosting a seminar, "Immigration Consequences in the Criminal Process - What a Criminal Lawyer Needs to Know in the Post-Padilla Era," on Thursday, October 27, 2011. The cost is $25.00 per person. Two hours of CLE credits are pending. Click here to view the invitation.
The seminar is an immigration primer for criminal lawyers covering: 1) What a criminal lawyer should know before accepting a plea for a foreign national client; 2) An overview of immigration consequences of criminal convictions; and 3) Reopening an old conviction - status of Padilla/3850 motions.
Presenters include Benjamin S. Waxman of Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben & Waxman, P.A., Bill Flynn, Immigration Practice Leader, Fowler White Boggs, and Jennifer Roeper, Shareholder, Fowler White Boggs.
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Registration 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Program
Location: Fowler White Boggs, Tampa Office 501 East Kennedy Blvd. Suite 1700
Please RSVP to Angela Brooks or 800-226-0436.
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Tampa Sees Urban Revitalization as Key to Growth Bill Would Give Visas to Those Who Buy Residential Real Estate The Landings Project Approved by Winter Haven Commissioners Ocala Council Approves Changes to Downtown Development Slew of Projects Planned, Occurring in Palm Beach Gardens Plans for Port Orange's Riverwalk Revitalization Toned Down Jacksonville Beach Council Votes for $4.8M Downtown Vision Plan Fort Lauderdale Hopes CRA Eligibility Will Boost Development New Port Richey Council Looking to Give Brownfield Status to City FDEP Seeks to Ease Permitting Process for "Customers"
News Briefs: Tampa Sees Urban Revitalization as Key to Growth Despite a sluggish economy, an unwieldy bureaucracy at City Hall and the voters' rejection of rail, Tampa has a chance to remake the older neighborhoods in and around downtown. That was the message to nearly 200 city officials, developers and business leaders who gathered at the Tampa Convention Center to hear representatives from the Urban Land Institute outline the city's strengths and weaknesses. (Source: St. Petersburg Times, 2011-10-17) Read the full article Bill Would Give Visas to Those Who Buy Residential Real Estate Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would allow foreigners who spend at least $500,000 on residential property to obtain visas allowing them to live in the United States. "California, Florida, New York, Colorado, Hawaii and Texas -- those states will see a huge increase in demand," said Sandra Miller, a broker at Engel & Volkers in Santa Monica, an international real estate firm that caters to foreign clients. (Source: Los Angeles Times (free reg. req'd), 2011-10-23) Read the full article The Landings Project Approved by Winter Haven Commissioners Winter Haven city commissioners unanimously approved the developer's agreement to finalize the $11.3 million sale of the Chain of Lakes Complex at a special commission meeting. Many citizens still spoke out against the The Landings deal, but a last-minute amendment to the agreement that guaranteed public facilities will stick around at their current locations until April 19, 2016, satiated loud criticisms about whether or not a recreation center, a swimming pool, and Theatre Winter Haven replacements could be built before the current facilities closed. (Source: The (Lakeland, Fla.) Ledger (free reg. req'd), 2011-10-19) Read the full article Ocala Council Approves Changes to Downtown Development Instead of building 19 residential units in one swoop on the old Sprint building site in Ocala's downtown, White Challis Redevelopment asked to amend its plan for the Millworks project to break it into three phases. The City Council, voted to approve the changes. (Source: Ocala.com, 2011-10-19) Read the full article Slew of Projects Planned, Occurring in Palm Beach Gardens Statewide construction is in the doldrums, but the city has approved or has plans pending for about 800 residences, a corporate headquarters for FPL, a $15 million Jewish Community Center and several new businesses, including a 200-bed hospital. (Source: The Palm Beach Post, 2011-10-22) Read the full article Plans for Port Orange's Riverwalk Revitalization Toned Down The wide-eyed dream of high-rise condos and high-end shops along the riverfront is gone, wiped out by the crushing economic reality of the times. But after years of hibernation, Riverwalk is on the verge of reawakening, this time with what the project's longtime point man calls a more modest and attainable concept. (Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal, 2011-10-17) Read the full article Jacksonville Beach Council Votes for $4.8M Downtown Vision Plan The Jacksonville Beach central business district will receive a major facelift over the next year as city leaders hope aesthetic improvements to downtown can draw more families and business-friendly visitors. The City Council voted 6-1 to approve $4.8 million for the final phase of the so-called Downtown Vision plan. (Source: Times Union, 2011-10-18) Read the full article Fort Lauderdale Hopes CRA Eligibility Will Boost Development Things are looking up in the northwest section of Fort Lauderdale. While the area has had its share of problems with crime, poverty and dilapidated properties, the city earlier this year declared it eligible for Community Redevelopment Agency status, which also allows the area to receive CRA funds. (Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 2011-10-20) Read the full article New Port Richey Council Looking to Give Brownfield Status to City New Port Richey Officials are taking the dramatic step of seeking brownfield status for nearly the entire city, hoping to tap economic incentives designed to redevelop contaminated sites. The City Council gave unanimous approval to the first reading of a resolution seeking a state brownfield designation for the 2,250-acre Community Redevelopment Area, which covers nearly all the city. (Source: St. Petersburg Times, 2011-10-20) Read the full article FDEP Seeks to Ease Permitting Process for "Customers" The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's top priority for the coming legislative session is to make the regulations for building homes, docks, malls and highways less complicated for its "customers." An Environmental Resource Permit, or ERP, is needed for any activity that could affect wetlands, alter surface water flows or contribute to water pollution -- essentially any earth-moving or construction project. (Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 2011-10-18) Read the full article
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