Acadia inks $92M acquisition

Deal takes company into Puerto Rico
Apr 5, 2013 7:03 AM

Adams and Reese expands

Merger brings Florida office count to five
Mar 5, 2013 6:57 AM

SEC charges former Franklin couple with scheming seniors in Florida

Olives previously indicted on similar charges related to Williamson operation
Feb 13, 2013 7:00 AM

Trucking insurers buy Florida agency

Local managing general agency TIS Nashville has brought on board a Florida peer. Both firms market policies that cover transportation providers when they're not on an actual job. The addition of ICS Jacksonville brings new products to the TIS table.

Feb 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Smith Seckman names Florida chief

Regional engineering firm Smith Seckman Reid has relocated a group leader from its Houston office to Florida, where he will oversee the firm's offices in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Sarasota and Tampa. Randy Rogers joined employee-owned SSR in 1989.

Jan 17, 2013 8:48 AM

Florida judge blocks Corizon contract

A Florida judge has ruled that state lawmakers need to give their full approval via the normal legislative process to the privatization of prison health care in several parts of the state. The ruling puts on ice a five-year, $229 million contract the state had signed with Brentwood-based Corizon, the company formed last year when the former America Service Group merged with a St. Louis-based peer. Corizon and state officials say they will appeal the ruling, which said a 14-member budget commission was not entitled to change policy as it did in September by shifting funding for health care at 40 prisons.

SEE ALSO: Corizon's big Florida contract in limbo from just before Thanksgiving

Dec 5, 2012 7:15 AM

Petra Capital plus two provide expansion capital for pharmacy venture

Florida company stays in acquisition mode
Dec 4, 2012 2:49 PM

Ad agency plans Florida offices

Horton hooks up with industry veteran
Nov 30, 2012 1:36 PM

Corizon's big Florida contract in limbo

A Florida circuit court judge this week said he needs more information before deciding if the state's plans to privatize a lot of its prison operations are legal. The decision will matter big time to Brentwood-based Corizon, which last month was formally awarded a $229 million contract to provide health care to inmates at more than 40 facilities. Corizon executives have promised word on job offers to about 1,800 state employees but state officials have told them to hold off until the court case is resolved.

Cooper said his initial reading of state law suggested that in "plain English" that the panel can tweak the existing state budget but that a "small group of legislators" cannot enact new policy. Lawyers for the state, as well as an attorney for one of the companies seeking to take over health care services for inmates, assert that approval by the panel was legal.

Nov 21, 2012 11:22 AM

Franklin developer buying big Orlando mall

UP Development of Franklin has under contract a 1.1 million-square-foot regional mall in the Orlando area. Publicly traded owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust put the property on the market earlier this year. Scott Fish, UP principal and the man who a few years ago took over what is now the A-Game Sportsplex in Cool Springs, and his team like to redevelop older properties rather than build new in suburban markets.

Nov 15, 2012 12:05 PM