News & Events

CB Celebrates the Holidays with the Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center

Coffey Burlington decided to do something different this holiday season. Rather than simply having a holiday lunch, the team invited a large group of participants at the City of Miami's Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center to an amazing holiday lunch and party.  The Center provides persons with intellectual and physical challenges community-based recreational, leisure, and cultural support and activities aimed to enhance their quality of life and inspire confidence, self-esteem and foster independence. CB not only sponsored the lunch, but served the food, and brought some holiday cheer to this incredible group of individuals. Enjoy some pictures from the event below. 

U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy Visits Coffey Burlington

Kendall Coffey and Bob Burlington of Coffey Burlington and Jim Kaufman of Kaufman Rossin hosted a lunch at the firm's offices yesterday to welcome U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy.  The group heard from Congressman Murphy about his approach to Washington and his views about recent developments regarding Cuba. It is always a pleasure to host leaders from our community. It was also a pleasure to host with our friends, and former neighbors, from Kaufman Rossin.

 

 

 

 

Coffey Burlington Hosts U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson

Coffey Burlington was honored to host a lunch with U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson along with AIPAC's Congressional Club today. The lunch was well-attended with leaders from the South Florida community.  Kevin Kaplan and Gabriel Groisman led the discussion with Congressman Clawson about the US-Israel relationship.

 

Bob Burlington and Dan Blonsky win First Amendment Case Against Florida Bar

United States District Court Judge Beth Bloom of the Southern District of Florida issued a 38-page summary judgment order on December 9, 2014 in favor of Plaintiffs Robert Rubenstein and Rubenstein Law, P.A. Plaintiffs sued the Florida Bar challenging on First Amendment grounds bar guidelines prohibiting television and radio advertisements by attorneys referencing their past results. 

Bob Burlington and Dan Blonsky of Coffey Burlington, along with co-counsel Greg Beck of Gupta Beck in Washington, DC, represented the plaintiffs.  In granting summary judgment, Judge Bloom also entered an injunction prohibiting enforcement of the Bar’s guidelines preventing reference to past results in attorney advertising.  The case has been closely followed in the legal media.

A copy of the Order can be found here.

Gabriel Groisman Wins Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Opposition Proceeding

Congratulations to Partner Gabriel Groisman who obtained a complete dismissal of an Opposition filed in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) against the firm's client, Hard Candy, LLC.  Hard Candy, LLC, which owns lifestyle brand HARD CANDY, applied for a U.S. trademark registration for the mark HARD CANDY for leather goods.  In June 2010 Hard Candy Cases, LLC filed a Notice of Opposition alleging that "at the time of filing its intent-to-use application ... Applicant did not have a bona fide intent to use its mark."  After more than four years of litigation, the Board entered a 20 page opinion dismissing the opposition in its entirety. A copy of the Opinion is attached here.

Firm Hosts Federal Bar Association Event Honoring District Judge Beth Bloom

Coffey Burlington was proud to host District Judge Beth Bloom and Magistrate Judge Alicia Valle at its offices on Thursday evening, November 6, 2014.  The occasion was the annual kickoff event for the Women Lawyers Initiative of the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  Judge Bloom gave remarks to the group about her career and perspectives on practice and women in the law, and afterwards was presented her ceremonial gavel by chapter president Candace Duff.

 

Coffey Burlington Wins KidSide 7th Annual Softball Tournament

Coffey Burlington won the Family Court KIDSIDE 7th Annual Softball Tournament yesterday.

Coffey Burlington is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the tournament, thanks to the generousity of Albert Caruana.  Under the strong leadership of head coach Jim Burlington, Coffey Burlington went undefeated to take home the championship.

KidSide is a program sponsored by the Family Court and mental health professionals, which supplies much needed services to children involved in divorces and custody battles. Coffey Burlington has participated for a few years and looks forward to continuing to support this wonderful organization.

Firm Hosts Ransom Everglades Young Alumni Association Reception

On October 23, 2014, Coffey Burlington and Fernando Tamayo hosted the inaugural Ransom Everglades Young Alumni Young Alumni networking reception. More than 75 Ransom alums attended, and a good time was had by all.

City of Sunny Isles Beach Proclaims October 16, 2014 as Coffey Burlington Day

The City of Sunny Isles Beach proclaimed October 16, 2014 as “Coffey Burlington Day" in recognition of Coffey Burlington's work representing the city in litigation matters for several years. A copy of the Proclamation is attached below: