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Why I Support John Schifino for Judge

John Schifino and Starlett Massey at the campaign fundraiser

I met John several years ago while attending my first conference on diversity and inclusion. I was shocked to hear a man speak with such humility and expertise on women’s issues.  Our community and legal system need judges who do not just want to protect us but want to create a community where we do […]

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Talk Read Sing Sets Children, Families, and Our Community Up for Success

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“As a child, my grandmother imparted to me the love of reading, and I’m grateful for the time we spent together. Those moments of connection and teaching the love of learning last a lifetime in so many ways,” said Starlett Massey, founding shareholder of MLG. The experience of children and adults talking, reading, and singing […]

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New Florida CraftArt Exhibit Explores “Inside the World of Public Art”

Florida CraftArt public art samples

Diversity, inclusion, and equal rights are core values of our firm. The U.S. Constitution starts with “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,” implying a group of people who joined together with and for an equal voice. Public art reflects this. In fact, public art is a […]

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Partition Actions to Divide Real Property: When Two or More Individuals No Longer Want to Own Real Estate Together

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You and your brother inherit a mansion from your long-lost wealthy uncle. You want to sell the property so you can get cash now. Your brother wants to keep the property, but he is unable to pay you for your share of the property. What do you do? In cases where joint owners of a […]

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Changes to Florida Jurisdictional Limits

In an effort by the legislature to bring relief to the Circuit Court’s heavy caseloads and to move cases through the court system faster, as of January 1, 2020, jurisdictional limits in Florida’s trial courts have been modified to allow for lower courts to handle more cases. Jurisdiction is the legal principle by which a […]

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Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society Presents Julianna Groot With President’s Award

For Julianna Groot, senior counsel with Massey Law Group, providing legal services to those in need has been a long-time priority. While attending the Florida State College of Law, Juliana received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service award.  Fast forward to 2020, and Julianna continues to lead this charge and be recognized for her vision and […]

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Florida Pet Trusts: Who Will Care for Your Pets When You are Gone?

cat and dog Florida Pet Trusts

We have all heard stories of people leaving millions of dollars to their pets. The most famous may be Leona Helmsley, who left $12 million in trust for her white Maltese, Trouble, and nothing to two of her four grandchildren.   Even the courts felt that this was excessive, and a year after Helmsley died in […]

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Condominium Buyers Beware: Potential for Increased Liability for Unpaid Assessments

Condominium Buyers Beware

Due to a recent court ruling, condominium purchasers may now be responsible for payment of the entirety of delinquent assessments owed by previous owners of a unit rather than just the delinquent assessments owed the previous owner.  In Coastal Creek Condominium Association, Inc. v. FLA Trust Services LLC, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal held […]

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We Are Champions — For Children and Their Holiday Store!

Champions for Children Holiday Store that provides toys for more than 1,000 children

Champions for Children mission is to build stronger families in the Tampa Bay region. They achieve this through child abuse prevention and family education programs. Serving the Tampa Bay region since 1977, they provide support and education to approximately 40,000 people annually. One of their programs is the Champions for Children Holiday Store. For more […]

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Fundraiser for Barbara Leach for Judge: Putting the Fun (and Friends) in Fundraising

Barbara Leach for Judge Fundraiser with Massey Law Group and Greenlee Law

Barbara Leach is a nonpartisan candidate for Circuit Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, serving Orange and Osceola Counties. With the election on August 18, 2020, Barbara is focusing on connecting and communicating with her constituents. In October, Massey Law Group (MLG) and Greenlee Law held a fundraiser to support Barbara. “It was a […]

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