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Personnel note: Former DBPR attorney Michael Martinez joins Greenspoon Marder alcohol beverage group

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Florida firm Greenspoon Marder Law announced Friday the addition of attorney Michael Martinez as Senior Counsel for its growing Alcohol Beverage Group. Martinez brings more than 15 years’ experience in state government in the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). He will be based out of Greenspoon Marder’s newly opened Tallahassee office, joining its alcohol law, government relations, and lobbying division. Focusing on a relationship with the Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (ABT), Martinez served as Deputy General…

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RIP Jeanne Malchon

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Former Florida Sen. Jeanne Malchon, an outspoken advocate for the elderly and environmental causes, died Sunday. She was 86. According to her family, the cause of death was complications from liver disease. A communications consultant, Mrs. Malchon was appointed to the Pinellas County Commission in 1975 in the wake of a bribery scandal. A Democrat, she ran for the state Senate in 1982, where she was a key sponsor for the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act. She was re-elected twice,…

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