February 15, 2012 News and Notes

first_imgFebruary 15, 2012 News and Notes News and Notes Deborah L. Russell of Cummings & Lockwood in Naples was appointed to the board of trustees of the Community Foundation of Collier County. Elizabeth Andrews and Cassie Bermudez of Andrews & Manno in Tampa presented “Clinic and Provider Credentials/Licensing – What’s Needed and What’s Not ” at the International Association of Special Investigative Units Conference. Marve Ann Alaimo of Cummings & Lockwood in Bonita has been elected to the board of the Estate Planning Council of Naples. Julie Sneed of Fowler White Boggs in Tampa has been elected president of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Richard S. Dellinger of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando presented “Choosing and Using the Legal Technology That Is Right For You” at a nationwide teleconference hosted by the National Business Institute. Leslie A. Share of Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg in Coral Gables presented “International Tax Update” for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants University of Florida Accounting Conference in Gainesville and the Alpha Kappa Psi conference in Miami. Aaron L. Watson of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor in Pensacola has joined the board of governors for the American Association for Justice. Raymond S. Dietrich of Coral Gables wrote a QDRO practice guide titled Qualified Domestic Relations Orders: Strategy and Liability for the Family Law Attorney. Harvey E. Oyer III of Shutts & Bowen in West Palm Beach was awarded a Gold Medal for Children’s Fiction by the Florida Publishers Association for his book, The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Egret. Lawrence Kolin of Lawrence H. Kolin, P.A., in Winter Park moderated the Orange County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee’s Inaugural “Aspects of ADR” Seminar in Orlando. Kolin was also selected to join the board of the nonprofit, Casa Feliz, which promotes historic preservation, arts, and culture. Timothy C. Garding of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa spoke at the Hillsborough County Bar Association labor and employment luncheon on “Clones, Drones and Animatrons: GINA’s Impact on the American Workplace One Year Later.” Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale has been approved as a primary trainer in certified family mediation training programs by the Office of the State Courts Administrator. He is already an approved primary trainer in certified circuit mediation training programs. Eddie Francis of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando has been elected to the board of directors of The Central Florida Urban League. Kathleen MacMahon-Crannell of KMC Law Firm in Titusville spoke on “International Commercial Contracts: Achieving Success in a Foreign Legal Environment” at the National Contract Management Association, Cape Canaveral Chapter meeting in Melbourne. Kimberly Page Walker of Williams Parker in Sarasota presented a webinar titled “Whistleblower Retaliation Update: A Review of the Expanding Employee Protections and Employer Obligations, Including Best Practices.” A. Brian Phillips of Orlando, Benedict M. Kuehne of Miami, Steve Gremminger of Washington, D.C.,, and U.S. Judge John Antoon II conducted a panel discussion at the University of Florida for the students and faculty at the LL.M. in Taxation program, titled, “It’s Dangerous to Be Right when the Government Is Wrong.” Susan Healy of Vernon Healy in Naples was named the Collier County Women’s Bar’s 2011 Woman Lawyer of the Year. Marve Ann Alaimo of Cummings & Lockwood in the Bonita office has become a Supreme Court certified circuit civil mediator. Richard A. Greenberg of Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell in Tallahassee has been selected to serve as president of the Tallahassee chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Kimberly Kolback of Miami moderated the panel “Legal Topics in Sports -2011” during the 23rd Annual North American Entertainment, Sports & Intellectual Property Law Conference held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. John A. Greco, City of Miami assistant city attorney/chief appellate counsel, wrote “Mootness and Federal Claims: Amending or Repealing City Ordinances in Response to Litigation,” published in the Municipal Lawyer Magazine (November/December 2011) by the International Municipal Lawyers Association. Anne-Leigh Gaylord Moe of Bush Ross in Tampa was sworn in as secretary of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  Kenneth J. Sobel of Leopold Law in Palm Beach Gardens served on a panel at the “Advocacy in the State Legislature” seminar in Ft. Lauderdale hosted by the Florida Justice Association and several local South Florida trial lawyer groups. Michael Platner of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith in Ft. Lauderdale presented “Contracting for Cloud Computing Services: What You Need to Know” for the Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series. William J. Simonitsch of K&L Gates in Miami has been appointed vice chair of the ABA’s Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Committee’s Partnerships and LLC’s subcommittee. Marc L. Levine of GrayRobinson in Orlando has been elected to serve on the board of directors for The University Club of Orlando. William T. Dymond, Jr., of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, Reed in Orlando has been appointed as director-at-large for Visit Orlando. Keith W. Rizzardi, special counsel to Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in Miami, was elected chair of the U.S. Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee. Dale Appell of Tampa spoke to the Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Group on “Effective Networking.” Glen J. Torcivia of The Law Office of Glen J. Torcivia and Associates, along with Leonard G. Rubin of Leonard G. Rubin, P.A., were appointed town attorneys for Highland Beach. Thomas J. Intili of Thomas J. Intili Co., L.P.A., in Dayton, Ohio, presented the “Opening Statement/Closing Argument” portion of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Litigation Basics seminar in Columbus. Elizabeth Andrews of Andrews & Manno in Tampa presented “Fraud- What Is and How the Defense Works in Insurance Claims” at the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s meeting. Alison Smith of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske was appointed to the board of directors for the Legal Aid Service of Broward County. Chuck Brecker of Stearns Weaver Miller in Ft. Lauderdale chaired an all-day presentation in Los Angeles for the Urban Land Institute’s Urban Development Mixed Use Council, focusing on creating, developing, financing, and marketing such projects. Jason A. McGrath of McGrath and Spielberger in Charlotte presented “Establishing and Maintaining a Virtual Law Practice” for the Mecklenburg County Bar in Charlotte, NC. James D. Dati of Bond, Schoeneck & King in Naples was named chair of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.  David Steinfeld of Kramer, Sopko & Levenstein in Stuart presented a “Primer on Business Litigation” to the Financial Executives Networking Group in Jupiter. Matthew R. Willard of Willard/Hurley in Tallahassee has joined the faculty of Tallahassee Community College as an adjunct professor in its Criminal Justice Department.” Christopher Marsala of Cardillo, Keith and Bonaquist in Naples has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the FGCU Eagles Club, a support organization for Florida Gulf Coast University’s athletic program. Gary Betensky of Richman Greer in West Palm Beach has been elected president of the Palm Beach Regional Office of the American Jewish Committee. Steven W. Cutler of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Ft. Lauderdale was named the most valuable member of Broward County Chapters of Business Network International. Robert J. Stanz of Lakeland has been commissioned a Kentucky Colonel, the highest honor award by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Jason F. Lamoureux of Holland & Lamoureux in Tampa was named treasurer of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association. William Berger of Greenspoon Marder in West Palm Beach has been reappointed to the district board of trustees of Palm Beach State College. Douglas L. Kilby of Ausley & McMullen in Tallahassee served on the editorial board of the ABA’s recent publication “2011 Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments.” Jonathan D. Conant of Ft. Myers spoke to the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution for the State of Hawaii Judiciary in Honolulu on “Keys to Resolution of Mortgage Foreclosure Actions Through Mediation.” Ronald A. Christaldi of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa has been elected to the board of directors of the Tampa Club. Albert Batista of Naples was appointed to the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board by the Collier County Commission. Douglas A. Cherry of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Sarasota was a panelist at the Gulf Coast Venture Forum Due Diligence titled “Due Diligence: What Investors Should Look For and What Entrepreneurs Should Have.” David Pratt of Proskauer Rose in Boca Raton spoke on “Valuation Discounts”at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando. Usher L. Brown of Brown, Garganese, Weiss & D’Agresta in Orlando spoke at the Litigation Counsel of America’s Renaissance Symposium IV in New York City. Thad Kirkpatrick of Cohen & Grigsby in Bonita Springs was named “Attorney of the Month” by Legal Aid Service of Collier County. Jeffrey S. Weiss of Brown, Garganese, Weiss & D’Agresta in Orlando spoke at the Litigation Counsel of America’s Renaissance Symposium IV in New York City. Email News and Notes and On the Move submissions to [email protected] . February 15, 2012 News & Noteslast_img

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