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The Third Wave of Coronavirus Relief – Will it Help You, and How? 

CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and represents the third major piece of relief legislation enacted in response to the coronavirus crisis.  After an $8.3 billion dollar emergency spending bill, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, (see our summary here), the CARES Act […]

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What Employers Need to Know About About Paid Leave and FMLA Provisions Passed for COVID-19

On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The act contains a broad range of measures aimed at combating the economic fallout from the current pandemic, but employers will be most affected by emergency provisions for paid sick leave and an expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The […]

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MLG Announces Employees Will Work Remotely Amid Increase of COVID-19 Cases

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As COVID-19 increasingly impacts our community, MLG announces that our employees will work remotely beginning on Monday, March 16. Our firm is prepared for the transition to remote staffing and our tier-5 security for data, email, and hardware ensures that our commitment to high-level security is seamlessly maintained. For our clients, it will be business […]

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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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