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Allen Dell, P.A. provides its clients with an archive of news and notes about our firm’s cases, press releases, recent events within the firm, and awards and accolades received by our attorneys. The archive is separated into two portions — highlighted articles involving the firm, and a year-by-year listing of notable events.

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January 5, 2018 – Donna Longhouse Speaker for Florida Bar CLE Webcast

On Friday, January 5th, Donna L. Longhouse was a speaker for the Florida Bar’s CLE webcast, Introduction to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, where she spoke on estate planning. More information can be found here:  https://tfb.inreachce.com/Details?groupId=bd4ef205-d7f4-422a-b3f7-2d921ac1582

Zachary L. Bayne

January 1, 2018 – Zachary L. Bayne Becomes Allen Dell Shareholder

Allen Dell is pleased to announce that attorney Zachary L. Bayne has become a shareholder with the firm effective January 1, 2018.  Mr. Bayne focuses his practice in the areas of marital and family law.

November 27, 2017 – New Associate Joins Allen Dell

Allen Dell is pleased to announce that Christopher P. Arnold, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate. Mr. Arnold will focus his legal knowledge and expertise towards the firm’s Family Law practice group.

November 7, 2017 – Attorneys Sandy Rief and Donna Longhouse Give Presentation at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Allen Dell attorneys Sandy Rief and Donna Longhouse gave a presentation at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.  Those in attendance were given a Special Presentation on Charitable Giving – “How and What to Give to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation”.

Best Lawyers®

November 7, 2017 – Allen Dell Recognized as 2018 Best Law Firms by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Allen Dell, P.A. is regionally ranked in 4 practice areas. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process. Regional rankings (Tampa): Tier 1 in Family Law Tier 1 in Trusts & Estates Law Tier 2 in Non-Profit / Charities Law Tier 3 in Commercial Litigation See […]

Matthew P. Schnitzlein

New Associate Joins Allen Dell

Allen Dell is pleased to announce that Matthew P. Schnitzlein, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate. Mr. Schnitzlein will focus his legal knowledge and expertise towards the firm’s Tax, Trusts and Estates practice group.

Florida Supreme Court Promulgates Collaborative Procedure and Professional Responsibility Rules

The Florida Supreme Court has approved and promulgated the Collaborative Law Process Act’s implementing rules of procedure and professional responsibility. The statute will be effective in 30 days. Florida Approves Collaborative Family Law Amendments See the Fla. Sup. Ct Rule here: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/2017/sc16-1685.pdf#search=No.%20SC16-1685

Marian McCulloch has become a member of the Athena Society

Congratulations to Marian P McCulloch, a 2017 inductee into the Athena Society, an organization of Tampa professionals who have demonstrated leadership in the community and committed themselves to promoting equality and opportunity for women. Started in 1976 to support passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, Athena Society continues to promote equality through the removal of […]

Legislative Update Regarding Alimony Reform

The Alimony Reform effort for the 2017 Legislative Session has died in committee. This ends another effort at alimony reform that has failed several times in recent years: twice by veto by Governor Rick Scott and once when there was a session shutdown due to a dispute over healthcare. This year’s bill would have provided […]

The “Stand-Alone” Family Law Rules Adopted in Florida on March 16, 2017

After a lengthy notice and debate process, the Florida Supreme Court has finally issued its long-anticipated decision to adopt the “Stand-Alone” Family Law Rules of Procedure. These rules can be found at Rules 12.005 through 12.630, Fla. Fam. L.R.P. Since the adoption of the initial Family Law Rules of Procedure in the mid-1990’s, the majority […]