Founding Partners

Laurence J. Pino, Esquire

Mr. Pino is a 1973 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his J.D. degree from New York University Law School in 1976. His international studies include Certificates of Study from the University of Madrid, Spain, L'Alliance Francaise in Paris, France, and the Centro Linquistico Italiano dante aligheiri in Rome, Italy.

Mr. Pino is a commercial litigation attorney and an active member in good standing of the Bar Associations of New York (1976), Florida (1977) and California (1988). In addition, Mr. Pino is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court of the State of Florida, the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York, and before the U. S. Tax Court.

Over the past 25 years, Mr. Pino has represented over 1,400 clients in 8,000 separate transactions or lawsuits. In addition, Mr. Pino has also transacted numerous real estate, stock, and investment ventures for himself and his clients exceeding $300 million in value.

Mr. Pino is also the CEO and Founder of The Dynetech Group, Inc., a private equity firm specialized in incubating and growing businesses. He serves as the Chairman and/or CEO of many of its affiliates and subsidiaries. His business has involved incubating and growing some sixty businesses selling over $1.5 billion of goods and services and raising over one-hundred million dollars of investment capital.

In addition to his legal and business activities, Mr. Pino is a prolific speaker and writer. As a frequent lecturer, Mr. Pino has spoken to over one million people and appeared as a guest on over 140 television and radio stations. He has also authored several books including: Finding Your Niche, published by Berkley-Putnam Publishing, Finding Your E-Niche, The Desktop Lawyer, and Cash In On Cash Flow, published by Simon & Schuster. Mr. Pino also recently co-authored Morphing: Radical Evolution for Revolutionary Times with Dr. Craig McAllaster, Dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Mr. Pino combines his penchant for speaking and writing through his current blog site www.OurLifeInBusiness.com,

On a personal level, Mr. Pino is intensely dedicated to his family, including his wife of almost 20 years and their three children, ages 17, 14 and 9.

Myra P. Nicholson, Esquire

Ms. Nicholson received her J.D. from Stetson University of Law in 1987. She received her undergraduate degrees in Economics and Government from Western Kentucky University in 1984.

Ms. Nicholson advises clients on a wide variety of corporate, regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters, including regulation and operation of broker-dealers, investment advisers, and insurance companies and agents; securities law issues, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, public and private placement securities law; general corporate law and compliance.

In her capacity as General Counsel for various companies, Ms. Nicholson has been intimately involved in business operations, management, and employment and labor law issues.

Ms. Nicholson also counsels clients on technology based issues, including e-commerce, Internet law, privacy, intellectual property, and software. She has litigated complex e-commerce, intellectual property and Internet law disputes in state and federal court. She also negotiates and drafts service agreements and Internet-related agreements.

Areas of Practice

  • Securities and Business Transactions
  • Corporate Law and Compliance
  • Securities Arbitration and Litigation
  • Communications and Media Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology Law
  • Internet Law
  • E-commerce
  • Licensing
  • Privacy

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Over the last 10 years, the information available online has exploded and changed the way we live and work. While having all of this information available almost instantaneously can be a wonderful marketing tool and increase the visibility of your business, it can also have a devastating effect on your business when you become the victim of an online defamatory attack.

What is “Defamation”?

"Defamation" is the general term used for false statements that are either spoken (“slander”) or written (“libel”). In general, defamation occurs when a false statement about an individual or entity is communicated to a third party resulting in damages to the victim.

Defamation Law in the United States

Defamation law in the United States is very complex. The primary reason for this complexity goes to the core of this country; the First Amendment freedom of expression. However, from earliest times, false speech about another has been considered an antisocial act and had been considered a "wrong" against society. Even the Ninth Commandment enunciates, thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor. As a result, there is a natural tension between the right to speak, and the responsibility for speaking truthfully about other people.