Friday, February 26, 2016

Boca Raton Museum of Art Offers Diverse Collections, Classes, and More

Brian Greenspoon, an experienced attorney, has practiced throughout Florida for more than 10 years. Recognized as a legal leader in 2013 and 2014, Brian Greenspoon is a member of professional and community organizations, including the American Bar Association and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

The Boca Raton Museum of Art opened its doors more than 50 years ago, attracting more than 200,000 visitors each year. Notably, the museum’s diverse collections range from pre-Columbian works and West-African tribal art to contemporary American art and two outdoor sculpture gardens, among others. The art museum also sponsors an art school and lecture program.

In addition to specific classes for teens, youth, and people with special needs, the museum offers classes in a variety of mediums and for different skill levels. Most courses last eight weeks and include topics like clay figure sculpture, printmaking, and jewelry fabrication. Courses like these are supported by museum membership, from individual to visionary levels and seven tiers in between. Every level grants members free museum admission and a discount on art school classes, and the higher levels include private guided tours and behind-the-scenes events.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Jewish National Fund Hosts Annual Conference

As an attorney, Brian Greenspoon represents clients in personal injury matters. However, Brian Greenspoon still finds time for causes that are important to him, such as the Jewish National Fund.

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) is a UN-certified nongovernmental organization (NGO) working to improve the environment in the Middle East. It has planted trees, built dams, created parks, and engaged in other initiatives. Along with operating its programs, the JNF hosts a number of events.

One such event is the JNF National Conference, which will next be held in New York City from September 16 through September 19, 2016. Last year’s conference covered diverse topics, such as confronting water crises, creating an inclusive society, using social media, and keeping children safe. Individuals in attendance were also given the opportunity to hear speeches from prominent keynote speakers, including former Israeli prime minster Tzipi Livini and author and World Values Network founder Rabbi Shmuley Boteach To learn more about the JNF, and to register for the 2016 conference, visit                            

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Few Tips for Injured Workers

Attorney Brian Greenspoon can offer insight into the complicated laws and processes surrounding Workers’ Compensation. Below are some important steps to take for those injured at work.

Check the local laws. Each state operates its Workers’ Compensation program. The laws, most forms, and procedures to follow should be easily accessible via the state’s website. Awareness of the law can prevent employees from losing out on any of the benefits to which they are entitled.

Inform the employer of an injury immediately. Many states limit the amount of time workers have to report an injury. Rather than waiting to see if an injury is serious before addressing it, employees should act quickly to ensure they do not exceed any possible time limits.

Contact a lawyer. A competent legal professional can guide clients through the process. Attorneys like Brian Greenspoon have recovered significant compensation for those injured at work. They can help clarify the process and advocate the interests of the client.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Greenspoon Dougherty, PLLC - A Full-Service Personal Injury Law Firm

An attorney with over 12 years of experience, Brian Greenspoon began his career in the financial industry before shifting his focus to corporate law and personal injury claims. In 2013, Brain Greenspoon entered into a joint venture with personal injury lawyer Adam Dougherty, merging their individual practices to form the boutique firm of Greenspoon Dougherty, PLLC.

Mr. Dougherty and Mr. Greenspoon possess significant legal experience between them. Their history includes recovering millions of dollars for clients and providing legal services in the real estate, criminal defense, and commercial litigation sectors. Before establishing himself in the boutique firm, Mr. Dougherty worked in law enforcement and later at a premier South Florida personal injury firm.

Mr. Greenspoon serves as the merged practice’s managing partner and handles the firm’s daily operations, in addition to overseeing the pre-suit departments for real estate, business, and personal injury. Mr. Dougherty’s responsibilities include overseeing litigation and criminal defense matters.                            

Monday, December 21, 2015

Brian Greenspoon: Supporting Israel Through the Jewish National Fund

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Science Behind Warmups for Athletes

As managing attorney in Greenspoon Dougherty of Deerfield Beach, Florida, Brian Greenspoon has achieved prominence as a two-time member of Legal Leaders. In his free time, Brian Greenspoon enjoys playing soccer as well as football, golf, and tennis.

Essential for any athlete before exercise, a proper warmup session increases muscle temperature by raising the heart rate and increasing circulation throughout the body. At rest, most of the capillaries in the body's muscular system remain closed, and blood flow to muscles totals only15 to 20 percent. These levels may not be sufficient to support the musculature during exercise.

In a study on healthy adult men, 10 to 15 seconds of intense cardiovascular activity without warmup produced abnormal electrocardiographic results in 70 percent of patients. Subjects with abnormal results then engaged in a two-minute warmup before the next period of exercise, and 20 out of 22 subjects showed improvement.

When the length of warmup increases to between 10 and 12 minutes of activity, capillaries in the skeletal muscles open, and blood flow percentage rises to between 70 and 75 percent. With improved blood flow comes increased temperature and oxygen delivery, which guards the muscles in periods of intense demand.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces - Planned Giving Opportunities

Brian Greenspoon, managing attorney in the Florida firm of Greenspoon Dougherty, upholds a personal commitment to supporting his community. Brian Greenspoon is an active contributor to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation as well as the Friends of Israel Defense Forces.

Dedicated to supporting the young men and women who fight for the State of Israel, the Friends of Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) funds and oversees a variety of programs. These programs depend on the generosity of donors across the United States and beyond. Some donors choose to make a one-time financial contribution, either in their own name or to honor a loved one, while others participate in one of the FIDF's planned-giving programs.

Donors may elect to include the Friends of Israel Defense Forces in their will, which can specify a dollar amount or percentage of assets to go to the organization. Others name FIDF as beneficiary of the full or partial balance of a particular financial account, individual retirement account (IRA), 401k, or life insurance policy.

Some individuals may elect to set up an Israeli Soldiers Gift Annuity, which provides the donor with guaranteed payments in exchange for a donation of cash or active securities. However, those with highly appreciated real estate property or securities may wish instead to establish an Israeli Soldiers Charitable Remainder Unitrust, which provides a certain level of tax exemption and guaranteed income while providing the FIDF with significant support. Meanwhile, donors who wish to secure their long-term impact on the organization can establish an FIDF endowment fund, to be used for general purposes or a particular program as the donor specifies.