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  • "Hard Work-ah" Shares The Secret To Work-Life Balance
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" At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent. " - Barbara Bush
What is one gift so precious it cannot be replaced – no matter what you do? What is one gift that once you give it, you cannot return it under any set of circumstances? Some of us want more of this gift for personal pursuits. Some want it for family endeavors. When we promise this gift and do not or cannot deliver, there is often some form of disappointment. I am talking about the gift of time .

During the holidays, it seems that time is at a premium. We have family obligations, work obligations, and holiday obligations. The work-life conundrum is legitimately tough to navigate during the year and especially during the holidays. I believe the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. 

When you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back. While you scurry about gathering gifts to give, remember – the reason that you are running around is because of the people that are close to you. During this holiday season, when you give that tangible gift, please also take a moment to give some of your time to those very special people in your life. You will not get the time back, but you also will not regret it. Happy Holidays.
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J&C Partner Patrick Krechowski Recognized By ULI As The 2018 Member Of The Year
Jimerson & Cobb Partner Patrick W. Krechowski was recently honored by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) as the 2018 Member of the Year . The recognition reflected consistent dedication over several years, with Patrick helping to raise awareness of the ULI through his leadership of Technical Assistance Panels for Jacksonville University and the City of Neptune Beach.

He has also served as tri-chair for the Center for Leadership, proving highly influential in getting the new initiative up and running. Patrick was presented with the Member of the Year award recognition during the ULI's December 5th End Of The Year Celebration event at Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville.

"Hard Work-ah" Jimerson Shares The Secret To Attaining Work-Life Balance
Each Sunday, Pete "The Job Guy" Langlois features Jacksonville's most innovative companies, and explores the career journeys of the influential individuals behind those organizations. Our Managing Partner, Charlie Jimerson was featured on Pete's radio show "Hard Work-ah" which aired December 16 on WOKV 104.5.

During the show, Charlie shared about his background serving our country in the Air Force as a combat meteorologist, how he worked his way through college and law school, and then strategies for high performance professionals to achieve work-life balance. He emphasized how important incorporating the practice of service into his work as a lawyer has been, why accountability is so crucial in business, then how successful balance really starts with prolific planning and organization.

If you missed the Sunday morning show, you can download the .mp3 and listen to the first half of the 48:36 episode by clicking here .
Adam Edgecombe Sharpens His Pencil To Grade This Year's FL Bar Exam Essays
When an individual wants to practice law in the State of Florida, they must first be licensed as an attorney, which means passing an extremely rigorous test known as The Florida Bar Exam. The exam consists of endless multiple choice questions, as well as a written portion, all of which test the candidate's knowledge in Florida Law. These tests are reviewed and graded by attorneys who are currently licensed by The Florida Bar and this is the fourth time that Adam has been drafted to assist in the process.

In February he will be one of 20-30 Florida lawyers grading 300+ exams each, and his focus will be on the written exam portion of candidate responses. He was originally selected to draft an essay based on his years of service as a bar exam essay grader, a position to which he was appointed as a result of his own outstanding score on the Florida Bar Exam nearly 10 years ago. So to all the prospective attorneys out there whose answers will be stringently graded by one of the best of J&C, in the wise words of Yoda, we say: "Do or Do Not, there is no Try."

J&C Legal Blogs
Are you keeping up with the latest information in business and law? J&C publishes weekly blog posts covering topics from construction law, business litigation, eminent domain law, community associations law and everything in between. Click here to subscribe today and stay up-to-date on the latest legal news from these areas:

Construction Industry Law Blog
Construction Contracting 101: Florida Requirements For Licensing

This article will discuss when a construction license is required in Florida. Under Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, there are specific guidelines regarding construction contracting for work you intend to perform. Being unlicensed and performing construction work that requires licensure can lead to a variety of issues. Read on to find out if the work you are contracting for requires licensure

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Financially Responsible Officer (FRO): The Responsibilities Of Primary Qualifying Agents

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Business Litigation Blog
Vicinity Of Insolvency: What Fiduciary Duties Are Owed By Directors Or Officers Of Insolvent Entities When Going Out Of Business?

Any owner of a business should know that your directors and officers have certain duties to their respective entities, whether it is a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC). Under Florida law, specifically, directors and officers have duties to act 1) in good faith, (2) with reasonable care and (3) with loyalty to their entity. Fla. Stat. §607.0830(1) .

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Limiting Liability In Agreements: Exculpatory Provisions And Ambiguities

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What Must Be Disclosed When Selling Residential Property In Florida?

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Community Association Law Blog
Rule Enforcement Authority Of Rules And Regulations Made By A Community Association Board

The Florida Homeowners’ Association Act and the Florida Condominium Act provide a community association’s board of directors with authority to promulgate rules and regulations concerning the association property and its members. The creation and enforcement of an association’s rules and regulations are often areas of uncertainty and doubt for community association board members.

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Condominium Association Conflict Of Interest And Required Disclosure

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Firm News
Curiosities, Ruminations and Various Eccentricities of Firm Biz
Lighting Up The Night For John Stockton Elementary School STEM Learning

We all know that technology is constantly changing. Paper's out, mobile devices are in. That's why Jimerson & Cobb attorneys use cutting edge technology every day to deliver outstanding, responsive customer service to each client, regardless of where we are physically located.

We believe that students at John Stockton Elementary School in Jacksonville also needed the right tools to achieve their highest learning potential in Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) educational pursuits. So we got involved. This year, J&C was honored to serve as the Title Sponsor for the Friends Of Stockton Luminaria. All moneys that were raised through our efforts and those of the community helped to fund All-In-One technology carts and other STEM resources for students. Over 1000 luminaria kits were sold and distributed, then placed outside on December 23rd in Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Ortega Forest neighborhoods.
Honoring Our Elders During This Season Of Giving

On December 10, some of Santa's elves were spotted at the Jacksonville Bar Association. Jimerson & Cobb had been provided with a list of items specifically requested by senior citizens who participate in the Meals on Wheels program in Duval County. The spirit of Christmas was truly alive, as Jimerson & Cobb attorneys and staff rose to meet the challenge, purchasing and wrapping numerous gifts for the well-deserving recipients. J&C events committee members delivered the gifts to the JBA and were greeted with humbling appreciation. Click here to watch the video , or to learn more about Meals on Wheels, visit their website .
Up On The (Gingerbread) Housetop, Ho Ho Ho

If you stopped by the J&C offices in mid-December, you likely detected the smell of construction.... gingerbread house construction, that is! Our attorneys made sure that all permits were pulled and construction contracts were carefully reviewed before the three J&C teams entered our annual competition for decorating the best holiday gingerbread house masterpiece. When the cast votes were tallied, the winning team was Team #3 aka Team Chris. Team #2 aka Team Brad took 2nd place, followed by Team #3, aka Team Joby. Click the image above or here to watch the video.
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