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Events and Seminars

Henderson Franklin is proud to sponsor seminars that address important legal issues and topics. Our attorneys are also available to present in-house seminars at your place of business. Below is a list of upcoming speaking engagements:

  • Thursday, October 14, at 11:30 a.m., Amanda Sharkey Ross will be a featured speaker for the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon at Charley’s Boathouse. She will provide a legal update for boat owners and those involved in the maritime industry. Amanda will provide information to reduce risk and liability, discuss title, registration, insurance and documentation issues, as well answer questions from the audience. Click here to register.
  • Thursday, October 14 at 12:00 p.m., “To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, Good Question.” Many Florida employers are trying to understand the implications of President’s Biden’s September 15th Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). OSHA is expected to issue its final mandate in the coming days requiring employers with more than 100 employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on a weekly basis before coming to work. Join stockholder and employment law chair Scott Atwood on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. as he helps employers understand the new mandate and the conflict between state and federal law. The course has been approved for continuing education credits for human resource professionals for 1.0 PDC (HR General) by SHRM and 1.0 hours (HR General) by HRCI. Click here to register.
  • Thursday, November 16, Startup BootCamp at Ave Maria School of Law hosted by Attorneys Matthew Brust and Luca Hickman. Every successful business starts with a great idea. Startup Bootcamp will arm entrepreneurs with the basic legal knowledge to start and run a business, including: business organization and tax structure; start-up funding; how to protect your brand; and, importance of intellectual property for start-ups. Registration to launch soon.

For questions or more information, please contact Gail Lamarche, Director of Marketing at 239-344-1186 or via email at


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