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Power of the Purse

Ertl & Kistemaker Business Law Group is a proud sponsor of the United Way Women’s Initiative, Power of the Purse. The mission of this event is to support homeless women and children through local programs.

Junior League of Daytona Beach
Ms. Kistemaker has been appointed the Parliamentarian and Team Advisor for Junior League of Daytona Beach for Fall 2012 to 2013.


Dunn Blount Chapter of the American Inn of Court
Christene M. Ertl has been re-elected as Treasurer of the Dunn Blount Chapter of the American Inn of Court. American Inns of Court are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. An American Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. She recently attended their first annual state-wide leadership meeting that was held in conjunction with the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Orlando Florida.

Condominium and Homeowners Associations

Christene M. Ertl and Erum S. Kistemaker recently presented the “Community Associations – Legislative Update” at the Building Association Managers of Central and Northeast Florida Professional organization meeting in Daytona Beach.

Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law

Ms. Ertl and Ms. Kistemaker are members of the Condominium and Construction Committees of The Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. The purposes of the Condominium and Construction Committees are:

To provide an organization within The Florida Bar for persons with an interest in real property and encourage the knowledge and practices of members in those areas of the law;

To assist in developing real property law, and to serve the public generally and The Florida Bar in interpreting and carrying out the public and professional needs and objectives in the fields of real property;

To develop standards for ethical and competent practice in real property;

To develop and maintain professional relationships between real property, probate and trust lawyers and other groups; and

To improve the implementation and application of laws, rules and regulations in the fields of real property and to accomplish legislative objectives and to improve the administration of real property laws.

Protect your Intellectual Property today!


Court Rules Louboutin's Red Soles are Fashion, not a Trademark
A federal court in New York has ruled that designer Christian Louboutin (“Louboutin”) does not have the exclusive right to make women’s designer shoes with red soles.

Read more about this on our blog today.

Trade secrets may well be among your most important assets. They can include anything from customer lists to complex technical analysis. Our intellectual property audits will help you identify, value and secure your confidential information. You will not have to worry about misappropriation by employees, competitors or anyone else. Learn more and contact us about that today!

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