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How “Crime of Moral Turpitude” is Defined

Part one of a two-part series. If you are a licensed Florida insurance agent or adjuster, or if you’re looking to become licensed, you may have heard of the terms “moral turpitude” or “crime of moral turpitude.” It’s not exactly common vernacular, but whether a crime is one of moral turpitude can have a big […]

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Plea Deals: The Consequences for Your Professional License

What a Guilty Plea Can Mean for Your Professional License If you’ve been charged with a crime, a plea deal is likely in your future. Most criminal cases never reach trial and receive a jury verdict of either guilty or innocent. But a plea deal can save often busy prosecutors the trouble of proving their […]

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Welcoming Associate Attorney, Joe Iennaco to Howell, Buchan & Strong

The Howell, Buchan & Strong Attorneys at Law firm is pleased to announce the addition of Joe Iennaco as Associate Attorney. On September 21, 2021, he was admitted to the Florida Bar, where he is licensed to practice in all state courts in Florida. Practicing in the Firm's Orlando office, Joe will be practicing in […]

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How to Survive and Stay in Business After Receiving a Complaint or Notice from AHCA

When AHCA issues a complaint or a notice seeking to close your facility, you need to know how to stay in business.  AHCA will issue an administrative complaint (A.C.) seeking revocation or suspension of your license or a notice of intent to deny your renewal license (NOI) or notice of withdrawal of your application for […]

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When a Recovery Fund Claim is Filed Against Your Contractor License

The State of Florida works to protect homeowners when they feel they’ve been wronged by a contractor through the Recovery Fund. The State of Florida developed the Recovery Fund as a means to reimburse Florida homeowners financially harmed by hired Florida licensed contractors, enabling them to recoup damages or losses incurred. That’s good news for […]

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What happens if the Department of Business and Professional Regulation issues an Administrative Complaint against my construction license?

If you are a Certified General Contractor or hold any other construction contractor license under the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Department seeks to discipline you, they will give you notice via a legal document called an administrative complaint. This will tell you what factual findings they are claiming and what […]

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What happens if the Department of Business and Professional Regulation chooses to discipline my Certified Public Accountant license?

If you are a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the Department seeks to discipline you, they will first give you notice via a legal document called an administrative complaint. This will tell you what factual findings they are claiming and what disciplinary violations they are accusing you of, as well as to the penalties they […]

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How Florida Realtors Challenge FREC Administrative Complaints

Florida Realtors: How to Challenge a FREC Administrative Complaint If you are a realtor in the State of Florida and have received a FREC Administrative Complaint, it’s important to respond quickly. Consulting legal advice on this response can help your case. First, it’s helpful to understand why you received the complaint and how the FREC […]

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Do you need additional time for completing the CPA CPE requirements?

Florida CPAs must complete 80 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) by June 30th of the renewal year. These 80 CPE hours must consist of at least eight in accounting/auditing subjects, no more than 20 in behavioral subjects, and at least four in board-approved ethics. The good news is that an automatic extension has been […]

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Howell, Buchan & Strong Orlando expansion!!

We are very excited to announce the expansion of our Orlando office. We have expanded our footprint and still located at 501 N. Magnolia Avenue, downtown Orlando, Florida. With this expansion, of Counsel, Michael Brown has relocated his practice within our downtown Orlando office, bringing with him over 10 years’ experience in criminal law, as […]

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