The recent nearby arrest of Robert Kraft, thankfully not within our city's borders, has brought a lot of attention to the problem of human trafficking in South Florida. Former State Senator Maria Sachs spoke at the Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club's March meeting and explained what human trafficking is, what it isn't, and how much it impacts South Florida. It's now being discussed in mainstream media but was previously a hot potato that got peripheral attention at best. So far there's been little precise definition of what it means and less agreement when a precise definition is attempted.

Each year, Floridians know several hurricanes may impact their lives. Faced with a constant barrage of warnings through the media and word of mouth, you would think that all of us would respond in the same way. Many factors, though, influence how fast people react, or even, incredibly, if they react at all. Having survived three major hurricanes and countless scares, I have observed several attitudes before these tropical disasters.

I moved my law practice to Downtown Boca two- years ago.  My first law office was in Dayton, Ohio’s downtown 25 years ago; a downtown in decline, within a city in decline.  A downtown’s growth instead of its decline was something I wanted to experience. ...