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October 1, 2012
On the Move

Michael J. Overbeck has become a partner with Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser & Zoeller in West Palm Beach. Overbeck is a board certified civil trial attorney.

Blair H. Chan has joined the Givens Law Group in Tampa. Chan focuses on all areas of family law, including divorce, paternity, child custody and child support, alimony, modifications, enforcements, domestic violence injunctions, and recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs.

Bart Scovill has opened Bart Scovill, PLC located at 5104 N Lockwood Ridge Rd., Suite 102, Sarasota 34234. Scovill will focus on estate planning, business law, and probate.

Gregory Boulos, Brooks Collins, and Charles Throckmorton joined Carlton Fields as associates. Boulos and Throckmorton work in the firm’s Miami office, and Collins works in West Palm Beach. Boulos focuses on defending corporations and businesses in commercial and personal injury disputes arising out of the manufacture, sale, and use of consumer products. Collins focuses on the litigation and arbitration of business disputes. Throckmorton focuses on the litigation and arbitration of business disputes.

Curtis Alva has joined Holland & Knight as a partner, and Alison Brown has joined as an associate. Alva and Brown are members of the South Florida litigation practice group and work in the firm’s West Palm Beach office.

Lorien L. M. M. Golaski and Benjamin D. Babcock have joined Cummings & Lockwood in Naples. Golaski will work in the firm’s commercial practice and Babcok in the trusts and estates practice.

Jacqueline Rockwell and Ashley Hodson have joined Grant Fridkin Pearson in Naples. Rockwell joins the business and real estate practice group as special counsel. Hodson will work in the trusts and estates practice group.

Alicia L. Taylor has joined Quarles & Brady in Naples as an associate in the trusts and estates practice group.

R. Gregory Hyden has joined Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce in West Palm Beach as an associate. Hyden concentrates in the areas of business litigation, commercial litigation, real property litigation, and family litigation.

Hans Burgos has become an income partner with Zumpano Patricios & Winker in Coral Gables. Burgos will head the firm’s immigration department.

Ben Stechschulte has opened the Law Offices of Ben Stechschulte, PL, at 511 W. Bay Street, Suite 350, Tampa 33606. Stechschulte practices in the areas of both state and federal criminal defense, along with DUI defense.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Pierce Kuhn and Adriana Barnette have joined Ogletree Deakins in Tampa as associates. Kuhn represents both public and private sector management clients in labor and employment matters in state and federal court, in arbitration, and before administrative bodies. Barnette’s practice focuses primarily on litigation, including representing management in cases involving claims of discrimination and retaliation.

Joseph P. Farina has joined JAMS Miami Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, and special master in a variety of disputes, including business/commercial, construction, employment, environmental, personal injury/torts, professional liability, and real property.

Clement L. Hyland has joined Mediate First, Inc., which maintains offices in Orlando and Melbourne, as a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit civil mediator.

John Paul “JP” Getting has joined Jennis & Bowen in Tampa as an associate. Getting will focus on business bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and corporate transactions.

John W. Landkammer has joined Anthony & Partners in Tampa as an associate. Landkammer focuses on litigation, bankruptcy, negotiation of loan workouts, asset sales/purchases, and documentation of debtor-in-possession financing and other loan transactions and security interests.

Patrick W. Joyce has joined Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam in Jacksonville as an associate in the commercial litigation group.

Javier L. Vazquez has joined Berger Singerman in Miami as a partner. Vazquez concentrates his practice in the areas of zoning, land use, and general governmental regulation.

Slade V. Dukes has joined Florida Department of Children and Families’ Children’s Legal Services in Daytona Beach as managing attorney for Circuit 7 in the Northeast Region.

Camille M. Evans has joined Greenberg Traurig in Orlando. Evans has broad experience serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters’ counsel, banks’ counsel, and trustees’ counsel.

Leonel Peraza, Jr., has joined Bressler, Amery & Ross in Ft. Lauderdale and will work in the securities law practice group.

Matthew Tuchman and Jorge Delgado have joined Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine in Miami as associates. Tuchman focuses his practice on commercial litigation. Delgado focuses on complex commercial litigation, products liability, probate, creditors’ rights, employment, real estate, bankruptcy, contractual disputes, and condominium disputes.

Jason H. Baruch, Carl Berry, Gregg Hutt, Eric Koenig, and Amanda Taylor have been elected shareholders of Trenam Kemker. Baruch practices in the commercial litigation and bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and insolvency groups in Tampa. Berry is a member of the business transactions and ERISA, employee benefits, and compensation practice groups in Tampa. Hutt is a member of the commercial litigation and construction law and government contracting practice groups in Tampa. Koenig is a member of the commercial litigation group in Tampa. Taylor practices in the commercial litigation practice group in St. Petersburg.

Ty Garrett Roofner has joined Burr & Forman in Orlando as counsel. Roofner is a corporate attorney, who counsels clients on business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and corporate financing.

Michael J. Schlesinger has opened Schlesinger and Associates, P.A., at 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 700, Miami 33131, phone (305) 373-8993.

Jose Pagan has joined Kelley Kronenberg as managing partner of the Tallahassee office. Pagan focuses on insurance issues at both the state and appellate levels.

Justin P. Hofmeister has joined Goldstein Environmental Law Firm in Miami as a senior associate. He will provide legal counseling and environmental redevelopment consulting services to developers, lenders, real estate principals and professionals, businesses, lenders, and local government.

Alexandra Haddad has joined Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady in Tampa as an associate in the firm’s business and commercial litigation group.

Lori R. Hartglass has been named as a partner in the real estate department at Arnstein & Lehr in Miami.

Brian V. Bergman has joined MacLean & Ema in Pompano Beach as an associate in the firm’s estate and trust administration and estate planning and asset protection practice groups.

Raegan S. Yunger has opened the Law Office of Raegan S. Yunger in Maitland. The firm focuses on state and federal commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, contract negotiation and disputes, and intellectual property.

Jason L. Naparstek and Michael S. Foelster have joined Sachs Sax Caplan in Boca Raton as associates. Naparstek focuses on marital and family law. Foelster practices in the community associations and corporate, transactional, and land use practice groups.

Julie Hough, Beth Hendler, and Brent Trapana have joined Brinkley Morgan, with offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton. Hough joins the firm as a partner and focuses on individual and business Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy, loan restructuring, and workouts.
Hendler joins as an associate and focuses her practice on individual and business Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy, loan restructuring. and workouts. Trapana joins as an associate and will practice business litigation.

Michael J. Overbeck has become a partner with Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser & Zoeller in West Palm Beach. Overbeck is a board certified civil trial attorney.

Kelly Samek has joined the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as administrator of the Florida Coastal Management Program.
Naples-based Cardillo Keith Bonaquist has opened a second location in The Galleria Plaza in Estero, across from the Estero Community Park.

Karen Ibach Bowden has opened Karen Ibach Bowden, PA, at 422 Jacksonville Drive, Jacksonville Beach 32250. The firm represents individuals and small businesses in employment, real estate, family, probate, estate planning, general business law, and commercial litigation.

[Revised: 11-24-2014]