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Russell M. Blain Surrenders Gavel As Chair Of Business Law Section Of The Florida Bar

Russell M. Blain, at the annual convention of The Florida Bar, concluded his term as Chair of the statewide Business Law Section after a successful and active year. During the year, the Business Law Section led the enactment of a revamped Florida not-for-profit corporate statute, proposed options for the electronic transmission of documents and for Florida publicly traded corporations to utilize SEC-promulgated ''e proxy'' rules, and took an active role in ensuring adequate court funding. Among the missions of the Business Law Section is obtaining passage of legislation to promote a positive business environment, improve Florida business laws, and protect and enhance the lives of Florida citizens. The 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.