Russell M. Blain has been elected to serve as chair of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar. The Business Law Section comprises members of The Florida Bar practicing in the areas of corporations, securities, financial services, business litigation, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, intellectual property, antitrust, franchise, trade regulation, and other areas that provide services to the business and consumer community. The Business Law Section provides a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas leading to the improvement of the laws relating to these areas of law. The Section originates, advocates, and monitors legislation; sponsors continuing legal education programs; publishes materials including a yearly journal of state and federal business law developments; and provides networking and liaison opportunities for lawyers, judges, academicians, and law students. Mr. Blain was elected to the chair position of the Section at the annual convention of The Florida Bar held in Boca Raton in June. He previously has chaired the Continuing Legal Education, Bankruptcy/Uniform Commercial Code, Bankruptcy Judicial Liaison, and Legislation committees of the Business Law Section and has served on the Executive Council and as secretary/treasurer of the Section.