Charlotte County Chamber Happenings: Dragons, Lizards and Cheesecake!

Charlotte County Chamber Happenings: Dragons, Lizards and Cheesecake! Dragons, Lizards, Hob Nob & Cheesecake We had a great time this month at Chamber events. As President of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, we took on the challenge from the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce in its Second  →

Charlotte County Derby Challenge Raises over $94,000!

Derby Challenge Raises over $94,000 In only its second year, the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition’s Derby Challenge shattered last year’s total number by over $12,000.00 to make this year’s derby Challenge the MOST SUCCESSFUL fund raising event ever in the  →

New Office in Sarasota

New Office in Sarasota The Martella Law Firm has moved from suite number 2 to suite number 1 in Sarasota. That is, our new Suite number in our office building in Sarasota. While we are in our same location, we  →

Fine Dinning and Jazz Come to JD’s Bistro in Port Charlotte

Fine Dinning and Jazz Come to JD’s Bistro in Port Charlotte We recently dined with some friends at JD’s Bistro and Grill located next to the Days Inn in the Murdock area of Port Charlotte. If you haven’t been there  →

Legislature Opens Door for Food Related Home Businesses

Bankruptcy Exemptions Legislature Opens Door for Food Related Home Businesses Specifically, the Cottage Food Act as codified at Florida Statute 500.80, for the first time allows a home based food business. Specifically, in the past, individuals were not allowed to run a  →

COALITION CORNER: Derby Kicks Off for Second Year

As Board member and immediate Past-President of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, I know firsthand the challenges the Coalition faces each year in trying to raise funds. In this new economy, with limited disposable income available, non-profits are trying harder  →

RANDOM REVIEWS: New Dishes at Donato’s

One of my favorite restaurants in all of Southwest Florida is Donato’s Italian Restaurant in Port Charlotte. The menu is simple, consistent, great southern Italian cooking that reminds me of the old neighborhood restaurants back in North Jersey where I  →

COME BACK VERSUS CRISIS: What is the truth in Southwest Florida?

Welcome to the inaugural edition of “Martella Memos”. This is our monthly newsletter that we are sending out to our clients, colleagues, friends and family to keep you updated on the latest happenings with our firm as well as provide  →