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A Costa Rica Yoga Retreat for Compulsive Overeating Recovery

2017-08-07

This fall, a new kind of yoga retreat will be offered at Vida Asana Eco-Lodge Retreat in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Body, Mind, and Spirit Yoga retreat offers a journey of recovery from compulsive overeating and food addiction. Fort Lauderdale, FL, August 07, 2017– This fall, South Florida yoga teacher Helene Kopel is offering a retreat connecting the body, mind, and spirit. But, this isn’t your ordinary yoga and meditation retreat. This one will be geared to those who struggle with food addiction and compulsive overeating. The retreat will take place at Vida Asana Eco-Retreat and Yoga Center in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, November 8 through 12, 2017. Participants are encouraged to take part in gentle yoga classes, daily meditation, and group discussions to support body acceptance and recovery from eating issues. No previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary. The sessions are intended for all body types,...

Top Medical Apparel Company Uniform Advantage Relocates and Remodels 3 Retail Stores
Top Medical Apparel Company Uniform Advantage Relocates and Remodels 3 Retail Stores

2017-08-05

We made it our goal to enhance the shopping experience for our customers. Fort Lauderdale, FL August 05, 2017 — Uniform Advantage (UA), a multi-channel retailer of scrub uniforms and accessories for healthcare and hospitality industries relocates and remodels three retail stores. Throughout the retail industry, stores are closing at alarming rates, however, Uniform Advantage has decided to reinvest into their retail stores to ensure stability and a cohesive shopping experience for customers whether they shop in-store or online. The first Uniform Advantage store to undergo this project in 2017 is in Doral, Florida, which moved next to Macy’s...

Sun Trolley Offers Free Rides for Florida Residents This Summer
Sun Trolley Offers Free Rides for Florida Residents This Summer

2017-08-01

“Summertime is fun, the kids are out of school and we want Florida residents to live like tourists and explore all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer via our quaint red and yellow trolleys,” said Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA), which administers the Sun Trolley. Fares for the Las Olas Link are normally $1 per ride or $3 for an all-day pass. The Las Olas Link travels east along Las Olas Boulevard from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, all the way to A1A on Fort Lauderdale Beach, then north to Vistamar Street and back south to Seabreeze Boulevard. Guests can enjoy Las Olas’s world-renowned shops and restaurants, and they can transfer easily from the Las Olas Link to the Beach Link at Vistamar Street and at the Gallery at Beach Place. To catch a ride...

Greenberg Traurig Shareholder William R. Clayton Named President of the Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Greenberg Traurig Shareholder William R. Clayton Named President of the Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates

2017-07-31

July 31, 2017 — FORT LAUDERDALE – July 31, 2017 – Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Shareholder William R. Clayton has been named President of the Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA). The American Board of Trial Advocates, founded in 1958, is an organization dedicated to defending the American civil justice system that has a membership of 6,700 experienced attorneys representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. The Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates was formed in 1992, and is one of four regional chapters chartered by the group’s National Board. Clayton, who is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice, also served as president of the Florida Chapter from 2012-2013; as Co-Chair of Programs...

The Growth and Future of the Booming Marijuana Industry
The Growth and Future of the Booming Marijuana Industry

2017-07-25

Press Release – updated: Jul 25, 2017 08:00 EDT Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 25, 2017 – The legal marijuana market was valued at $7.2 billion in 2016 and projections expect it to grow 17 percent annually, according to OnPointStockAlert.com. Medical marijuana sales are estimated to increase from $4.7 billion in 2016 to $13.3 billion in 2020. Recreational sales in states where it is legal for adults 21+ are estimated to grow from $2.6 billion last year to $11.2 billion by 2020. With this kind of growth in a strongly developing industry, more jobs are expected to open to potentially lower the unemployment rate. Currently, 25 states have some form of legalized medical marijuana and seven states that have legalized recreational marijuana that...

Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Assist YMCA of the Palm Beaches in 211 Acre Land Sale Pro Bono
Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Assist YMCA of the Palm Beaches in 211 Acre Land Sale Pro Bono

2017-07-25

Fort Lauderdale, Fla July 25, 2017 — Greenberg Traurig West Palm Beach Shareholder Anthony P. Vernace and Associate Maximilien Weber assisted the YMCA of the Palm Beaches in its July 21 sale of 211 acres in Micanopy, Florida, to Alachua County. The land, which the county has reportedly earmarked for public parks, sold for $1.127 million. Greenberg Traurig real estate attorneys and staff donated 148 hours of pro bono time to complete the deal, which took nearly a year of negotiation to close. “The challenge was to work with several entities to gain clear title for the YMCA of the Palm Beaches to all of the property,” said Vernace, who is a member of the firm’s

Kelley Kronenberg Lawyers Valerie Barnhart and Jacqueline Costoya Appointed to Florida Bar Committees
Kelley Kronenberg Lawyers Valerie Barnhart and Jacqueline Costoya Appointed to Florida Bar Committees

2017-07-23

Kelley Kronenberg Lawyers Valerie Barnhart and Jacqueline Costoya Appointed to Florida Bar Committees Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 23, 2017– Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse, full-service business law firm, announced that two lawyers from the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office have been appointed to committees of The Florida Bar. Firm Partner Valerie Barnhart has been reappointed to the Committee on Technology and Attorney Jacqueline Costoya has been appointed to the Media & Communications Law Committee. These appointments are effective July 1, 2017 and run through June 30, 2018. Ms. Barnhart focuses her practice on Business Transactions, Data Privacy and Security Matters, and General Liability Defense. She is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and serves as a representative on The Florida Bar Board of Governors Young Lawyers Division. Additionally, she is a recent graduate of Leadership Broward’s Women Leading Broward...

A Chef, a Marketer and a Culture Creator Bring a 7 Course Pop-Up Dinner Series to Fort Lauderdale
A Chef, a Marketer and a Culture Creator Bring a 7 Course Pop-Up Dinner Series to Fort Lauderdale

2017-07-21

A Chef, a Marketer and a Culture Creator Bring a 7 Course Pop-Up Dinner Series to Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 21, 2017– Beginning in August chef Troy Sheller, Andrew Martineau and Evan Snow will launch Seven Tastings, a culinary journey that will transport foodies on the ultimate seven course fine dining experience by seven chefs all in an atmosphere where ​foodies can be foodies & chefs can be chefs. Each event will feature seven of South Florida’s top chefs each creating a course that they haven’t made in any of their restaurants with many ingredients supplied by local farms; Marando Farms, Farms to Chefs and Harpke Family Farms. For the inaugural event, participating chefs include Carlos Maupin (Carlos Maupin), Troy Sheller (En-Flux), Diego NG and Alex Kuk (Temple Street Eatery), Roy Villacrusis (Roy Villacrusis), Blake Malatesta (MIA), Seth Evan (Restoration Hardware), George Patti (Meat Eatery and Tap...

Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Present at the Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School
Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Present at the Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School

2017-07-18

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. July 17, 2017 — Attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will present at Florida Environmental Network, Inc.’s Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School. For 30 consecutive years, this long-standing and popular conference provides advanced training on Florida’s environmental and growth management laws, rules, and programs. The summer school will take place July 18 – 21, at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale. The following attorneys will present at the conference:     Kerri L. Barsh will discuss “Development in Environmentally Sensitive Areas: Strategies for Avoiding Litigation Under NEPA, CWA, and ESA.” Barsh is co-chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice and represents public and private clients on an array of environmental regulatory, permitting,...

Florida Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Suggests the Nation’s Top Three Law Firms When It Comes to A Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Florida Getting the Best Possible Compensation

2017-07-17

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