Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in International Shoe v. Washington, Florida enacted its first long-arm statute, currently found in Section 48.193.  This section, aptly titled “Acts subjecting person to jurisdiction of courts of state,” provides two different options for plaintiffs who are seeking to invoke the long arm of the law and

Up until the later part of the nineteenth century, personal jurisdiction was tied to a state’s territorial jurisdiction. In those days, personal jurisdiction over a defendant was established either by serving a defendant with process within the boundaries of the state, attaching land owned by the defendant within the state, or through the defendant’s consent