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Business COVID-19 Waivers for Employees and Customers

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Thursday, October 1st, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken all of us into uncharted waters. After an unprecedented near nationwide shutdown, many states are going through the process of reopening. For business owners, the ability to re-open is often crucial to the very survival of the business. At the same time, a business ma

Florida Makes Lease Closings Easier with New Signature Witness Laws

By: Stephanie M. Martin Posted on: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

If you are a Florida tenant or landlord, executing a long-term lease is now much less complicated. Florida House Bill 469 (HB 469), which took effect on July 1, 2020, allows both commercial and residential long-term leases to be executed without witnesses, expediting the process for all involved.

Jeff Lieser Joins AM Tampa Bay to talk about Payroll Protection Program

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Monday, June 29th, 2020

On April 3, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program was established with the intent to support small U.S. businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Program funding was depleted within a few days, in part, because some of the loans were distributed to companies that were not the intended recipients. The

LSA attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers and Florida’s Legal Elite for 2020

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Friday, June 26th, 2020

We are proud to announce that Jeff Lieser and Ghada Skaff were recognized as 2020 Florida Legal Elite and Joseph Alexander was named Super Lawyer for 2020. In addition, Associate Alissa Kranz was named both a Super Lawyers Rising Star and Florida Legal Elite Up & Comer for 2020. Florida Legal

Employer responsibilities under the Florida Domestic Violence Leave Law

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Monday, June 22nd, 2020

In what the United Nations has described as a “shadow pandemic,” the reported cases of domestic abuse have risen by at least 20% since COVID-19 started and is likely much higher because of unreported cases. As employers welcome staff back to the workplace, they should be aware of potential domes

Employee mental health concerns for businesses reopening from COVID-19

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Saturday, June 20th, 2020

As we all cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, feelings of anxiety, sadness, and fear are commonplace. Pandemic-related factors that may add to a workers' stress, are sundry, but may include fears regarding health or job security. A proactive response to employee mental health needs is not only pr

Hillsborough County courthouse now open with changes due to COVID-19

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Saturday, June 6th, 2020

The Hillsborough County Courthouse has implemented changes to how it handles hearings as it opens from the COVID-19 shutdown. Your case may be rescheduled or heard remotely via Zoom or a similar video chat system. To find out whether your hearing will be continued or heard via video chat, visit the

Legal Considerations for Businesses Reopening During COVID-19

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

LSA Attorney Jeff Lieser Interviewed - Read Article "People are assuming risk by going out....but it doesn't mean businesses can ignore the process of providing a safe space" As the country begins the process of opening back up after weeks of mandatory business closures and