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Computers
All persons use high-powered computers capable of supporting sophisticated programs. The firm extensively utilizes current technology to efficiently produce the final work product. Computers are networked within the office and with the attorney's home computer. The firm has developed an extensive computer-based "form file" that can be drawn upon to avoid unnecessary original document drafting. Through the use of e-mail transmissions, documents can be immediately delivered to clients without the need of overnight delivery services or the use of facsimile or regular mail. When necessary, documents can be faxed via a high-speed fax machine or directly from the attorney's computer.

Legal Resources
Internet. The firm subscribes to Lexis/Nexis for basic Florida, banking and securities law research. Through the Internet there is also direct access to extensive federal and state law research resources. The Securities and Exchange Commission and the federal banking agencies maintain Internet web sites that contain applicable federal laws, regulations, agency guidelines, opinions, forms and announcements of recent developments. Through Internet the Firm also has access to the Congressional Record, the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations. It is also able to access reported cases of the U.S. Supreme Court and certain U.S. Circuit Courts, including the Eleventh Circuit. Internet provides access to the full text of the laws and regulations of the State of Florida, including the banking, corporate and securities laws and regulations and full reports on pending legislation.

Online Services. The firm subscribes to the Wall Street Interactive Issue that also links into Barron's. By means of this service, as well as the SEC's EDGAR, firm is able to obtain all SEC filings made by a publicly-held company as well as a profile on the company compiled by the Wall Street Journal.

Specialized Law Library. The firm has a specialized banking and securities law library that contains "hard" copies of such publications as Brady on Bank Checks; FDIC published by Prentice Hall; Savings Institutions, Mergers, Acquisitions and Conversions by Julie L. Williams; Manual on Acquisition Reviews, published by the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association; Handbook of Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts; Appeal Securities Act Handbook published by Bowne and similar resource material. The firm's latest acquisitions are Start-Up & Emerging Companies: Planning, Financing and Operating the Successful Business and Representing High-Tech Companies, both published by Law Journal Seminars-Press.

Staying Current
Because of the ever changing and developing nature of banking and securities law, Burt Raimi devotes substantial time to remaining current in these fields. The firm subscribes to numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and the press releases of various federal bank regulatory agencies. Burt is an active member of the Banking Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Business law Section and the Financial Services Committee of The Florida Bar. Burt is a frequent lecturer at meetings of bankers as well as the author of a number of articles on banking and securities law related topics. Burt also regularly attends Continuing Legal Education seminars in the areas of his practice and stays in close communication with staff members of the federal banking agencies as well as banking and securities law colleagues who are on the legal staffs of large corporations and financial institutions or who are with large law firms.

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LAW OFFICES OF BURTON L. RAIMI
8499 South Tamiami Trail, #266
Sarasota, Florida 34238