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Children’s Village Golf Classic Proudly Supported by Massey Law Group

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MLG sponsored the 8th Annual Cornelius “Biscuit” Bennett Celebrity Golf Classic and Pairing Party, benefitting Children’s Village, Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama. Bennett is a former American football linebacker, who played for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, and Indianapolis Colts. A Birmingham native, he hosts the annual tournament to support the Children’s Village mission.

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Surplus Funds Statutes Amendments: Florida Bids Adieu to Surplus Trustee and the 60-Day Claims Bar

On March 21, 2018, Governor Scott approved House Bill 1361. The amendments substantially impact the manner in which surplus funds arising from judicial sales of real and personal property are handled and the time frame for claiming the funds.

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Tampa Law Firm’s Julianna Groot Elected Seminole County Legal Aid Society Vice President

On April 6, 2018, the Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society (SCBALAS) Board elected of counsel attorney, Julianna Groot, to serve as Vice President for the upcoming year. Since 1975, SCBALAS has provided free legal services of the highest quality to Seminole County’s economically disadvantaged persons. SCBALAS provides free legal services in family law and civil cases to low-income veterans, families, disabled and senior citizens, and individuals. In doing so, its goal is to improve their quality of life and enhance their self-sufficiency.

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Tampa Law Firm’s Starlett Massey is Appointed to Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee

On April 18, 2018, Florida Bar President-Elect, Michelle Suskauer, appointed Starlett Massey to serve on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, beginning in July, for the 2018-2019 Florida Bar year.

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Tampa Law Firm’s Nikki Barker Promotes the Message of Ava’s Voice

Class of students group photo and student bake sale simulating visual impairment

MLG’s Nikki Barker proudly serves as a member of the Board of Ava’s Voice, a non-profit organization that provides resources and services to families affected by hearing and vision loss. In March, Nikki, along with her daughter Elle, cousins Carly and Ava, and dear friend Rebecca, visited Public School 183 in Manhattan to share with students what life is like for those who are affected by vision and hearing loss. Ava and Rebecca shared their own stories of how they navigate daily challenges while living with Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes both hearing and vision loss.

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Tax Deed Surplus: Hard-And-Fast Deadline for Claims Enacted into Florida Law

On April 9, 2018, Governor Scott signed House Bill 1383 into law, amending Florida’s tax deed sale statutes. The most substantial implication for lienholders is the establishment of a new deadline for claiming an interest in surplus proceeds from tax deed sales.

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Tax Deed Sales Florida House Bill 1383

New tax deed sale legislation is on the horizon with substantial implications for lienholders. House Bill 1383 was ordered enrolled on March 9, 2018, after unanimously passing both the House and Senate. HB 1383 proposes amendments to § 197.582, Fla. Stat., that will have the effect of barring claims to surplus tax deed sale funds if certain procedures are not followed.

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