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Fall is on its way!

Though the weather is still warm and it's not officially autumn yet, Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial end of summer.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. It was first proposed in 1884 through municipalities and by 1894, it would become a legal holiday marked by a Congressional act.

I am so fortunate that the "labor" I perform each day allows me to help people and is an opportunity to get to know my amazing clients, many of whom have become great friends over the years.

So, thank you for doing business with me. I hope you will continue to call when you need me and refer me to your friends and family who may be in need of my services.

Enjoy your Labor Day!
-Erum Kistemaker 
Community News
VFAWL Names its Woman of the Year

Congratulations to Shelley Stewart, president of Southern Title, for being named the Volusia/Flagler Association for Women Lawyers Woman of the Year!

According to Wendy Mara, VFAWL's immediate past president and presenter of the honor, Stewart was selected for her substantial contributions to Volusia and Flagler counties, her leadership in a profession traditionally reserved for men, outstanding service in her chosen profession, achieving recognition in her field and serving as an example to other women.

Stewart has been president of Southern Title since 1995, and has served the title insurance industry as president of the Florida Land Title Association and chair of its governmental affairs committee. She is on the board of the Volusia Building Industry Association, has served as Area Associate VP and Membership Chair for Florida Home Builders Association, and has been recognized by the Volusia Flagler Business Report as one of its Influential Women in Business.

Kistemaker Business Law Group Sponsors United Way Power of the Purse Event

Erum Kistemaker recently attended the United Way Women’s Initiative of Volusia’s Power of the Purse fundraising luncheon and silent auction, which took place the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village.

In addition to attendance, Kistemaker Business Law Group was pleased to contribute to the event as a ‘Burberry’ sponsor.

As an affinity group of United Way, the Women’s Initiative of Volusia (WIV) has grown to encompass professionals, community volunteers and businesses leaders who inspire those around them to reach out with a full and giving heart.  The mission for Women’s Initiative is to create positive, measurable, long term change in the lives of women and children by focusing on root causes and pooling resources to increase our impact to those in need.

In its 13th year, the Power of the Purse event is the largest fundraiser for Women’s Initiative of Volusia and raises funds to support women and children in the Volusia and Flagler communities. 

Firm News
Erum Kistemaker named to the board of directors of the Flagler Association for Women Lawyers (VFAWL).
Kistemaker will serve as VFAWL vice president. The board was sworn in at the association’s June luncheon by Volusia County Circuit Judge Leah R. Case (pictured above).
“It is an honor to continue serving on the VFAWL board and I am proud that Ellie is now joining us as well,” said Kistemaker. “I am excited to serve in my new role as vice president while supporting Ellie as our communications director, which was my position last year.”
The Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers is a chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL).  FAWL was formed on June 30, 1951. A Constitution and bylaws were adopted on June 7, 1952.  In 1980, the membership voted to amend the bylaws to provide for local chapters of the association. 
Kistemaker was recently named to the 2016 class of FAWL’s Leaders in the Law.
VFAWL was formed on March 21, 1995 with mission to promote the advancement of women in the legal profession, expand the leadership role of its members in the community at large, further the common interest of its members and to encourage camaraderie among its members and other professional women in Volusia and Flagler Counties.
VFAWL holds a luncheon on the second Thursday of each month at Halifax River Yacht Club.  In addition, VFAWL has regular social events and community service opportunities.

To learn more visit our blog here.

Erum Kistemaker Joins Dunn-Blount Inn of Courts Board of Directors

Erum Kistemaker has been named Program Director to the Dunn-Blount American Inn of Court board of directors. The Dunn-Blount charter represents Volusia County.

The American Inns of Court is an association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals from all levels and backgrounds who share a passion for professional excellence. Through regular meetings, members are able to build and strengthen professional relationships; discuss fundamental concerns about professionalism and pressing legal issues of the day; share experiences and advice; exhort the utmost passion and dedication for the law; provide mentoring opportunities; and advance the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and civility... Read more on our blog here.

Did you know...

Kistemaker Business Law Group has over 15 years of experience dedicated to delivering comprehensive legal counsel for businesses and corporate entities throughout Florida. Our business lawyers represent entrepreneurs, corporations, green companies, tech companies, and not-for-profit corporations, as well as buyers and sellers of businesses large and small. Our goal is to build you a team of lawyers and co-counsel who solve legal and business issues with the commitment level of in-house counsel.

If you are in need of this counsel, please contact our office at 386-310-7997, or via email at You can also learn more here on our website.

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Legally Speaking

Does Your Insurer Have a Duty to Defend Your Business?
A key consideration in developing a litigation strategy is whether or not insurance coverage applies to the causes of action at issue, which is important for both parties.  For the plaintiff, coverage can mean that he has a greater chance of collecting on his judgment if it is going to be paid from insurance proceeds.  For the insured defendant, insurance coverage can provide reassurance that, if any monetary judgment is awarded against him, he will not have to satisfy it from his own assets.  Equally important, his policy will also probably stipulate that the insurer will provide him with an attorney and legal defense for any claims covered by the policy... read the whole series on this subject on our blog here.

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