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January 1, 2014
On the Move

Jared Guberman has joined GPG LAW in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. Guberman will focus on complex commercial litigation.

William J. Spratt, Jr., has joined Akerman in Miami as a partner in the health care practice group. Spratt counsels large health care companies and private equity sponsors though multi-jurisdictional transactions, including acquisitions, sales, mergers, and reorganizations of health care businesses, traversing complex state and federal health care laws and regulations.

Derek Barba has joined Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel in Miami as a partner and Schuyler Smith has joined as an associate.

Aliana Payret has joined Goldberg, Racila, D’Alessandro & Noone in Ft. Myers. Payret practices personal injury law.

Mark A. Wilson has joined Dickinson & Gibbons in Sarasota as an associate. Wilson focuses in the areas of family law and civil litigation.

Alejandro Miyar has joined Fox Rothschild in Coral Gables as an associate in the corporate department. Miyar focuses on general corporate business and transaction law.

Brian M. Monk has joined Boyette, Cummins & Nailos in Clermont. Monk will focus on family law and criminal defense.

Rossana Navarro has joined the Law Office of David B. Haber in Miami as an associate. She concentrates on commercial, construction, and real estate litigation.

Austin D. Thacker and Kyla C. O’Brien have joined Holland & Knight in Orlando as associates. Thacker practices in the area of construction litigation. O’Brien focuses on real estate.

Nicole Netti has joined Haber, Stief & Blank in Ft. Lauderale. Her practice will focus on family law and criminal defense.

Jolyon D. Acosta, Charles Evans Glausier, and Bryan D. Hull have become shareholders with Bush Ross in Tampa. Acosta focuses on estate planning and administration, wills, trusts, corporate law, partnership law, and federal and state taxation. Glausier focuses on the representation of corporate clients in real estate matters involving complex real estate litigation and real estate transactions. Hull focuses on the representation of clients in business disputes involving contracts, fraud, employment matters, trademark and copyright issues, and professional liability defense.

Matthew D. Aycox joined Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman & Waters in Tampa. Aycox focuses on workers’ compensation defense.

Ajay Malshe has joined Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa as an associate in the corporate and tax group. His practice focuses on corporate transactional matters, including venture capital and private equity, joint ventures, partnerships, and securities.

Andrew B. Boese, Jared Kessler, and Seida Wood have joined León Cosgrove in Coral Gables. Boese joins as a partner focusing on civil trial and appellate matters and on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts and arbitration venues. Kessler joins as an associate focusing on complex commercial litigation. Wood joins as an associate focusing on complex commercial litigation.

Stacy Watson May has joined Holland & Knight in Jacksonville. Watson May counsels a variety of industrial and commercial clients such as manufacturers, facility owners, and developers with environmental compliance and enforcement actions across multiple states, as well as at the federal and local levels.

Robert B. Lamm has opened Robert B. Lamm at 6329 N.W. 23rd Way in Boca Raton, focusing on securities law and corporate governance.

Joshua T. Higgins has joined Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale. Higgins focuses on workers’ compensation, civil rights violations, correctional health care, and police professional litigation.

Robert A. Crabill has joined Railey, Harding & Allen in Orlando. Crabill focuses on construction litigation, contracting licensing, contractors facing state disciplinary action, and regulatory matters.

McGlinchey Stafford has added 11 new lawyers, including Marisa D. Ajmo, Gerardo Levy, Jeffrey S. York, Michael Bostick, Mathew E. Hearne, Kevin Inman, Kyle Knopsnyder, and Wesley Ridout in Ft. Lauderdale, and Gavin MacMillan, Edwin Fragoso, and Colleen Colton in Jacksonville.

Ajmo joins as of counsel and focuses on mortgage foreclosure and real estate litigation, closing transactions, and title-related matters.

Levy joins as of counsel and focuses on business and commercial law, community association law and directors and officers liability.

York joins as of counsel and focuses on complex commercial litigation matters involving business disputes.

Bostick joins as an associate, and has experience representing banks, lenders, mortgage servicers, and other financial institutions in contested foreclosure litigation matters, real estate litigation, creditors’ rights, and consumer finance litigation.

Hearne joins as an associate and represents lenders, banks, and mortgage servicing companies in disputes involving RESPA, TILA, FDCPA, title claims and other real estate issues.

Inman joins as an associate and represents lending institutions, banks, and mortgage servicing companies in a full spectrum of real estate matters.

Knopsynder joins as an associate focusing on consumer finance litigation and real property litigation.

Ridout joins as an associate and focuses on representing financial institutions in commercial litigation and contested foreclosure litigation, as well as other real estate, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights matters.

MacMillan joins as an associate with experience representing financial services clients in contested foreclosure actions, real property litigation, and title disputes. Fragoso joins as an associate and focuses on consumer finance and real property litigation, including contested foreclosure and receivership proceedings, servicing disputes, and loan workouts for financial institutions, as well as business disputes, construction litigation, and class actions.

Colton joins as an associate with experience representing lenders in litigation involving both commercial and residential real estate, title issues, association liens, and judgment liens.

Stacy Estes Yates, Robert A. “Gus” Harper III, Monica Hernandez, and Matt Bryant have joined Pennington, P.A. Yates joins as a partner in Tampa focusing on general civil litigation, insurance defense litigation, physician and pharmacist professional liability defense, health care compliance, and criminal defense. Harper joins as a partner in Tallahassee focusing on criminal and civil fraud defense, family, personal injury, corporate, appellate law, and commercial litigation. Hernandez joins as a general litigation associate in Tampa. Bryant joins as a general litigation associate in Tallahassee.

Daphne Jean-Pierre and Nicole Crabtree have joined The Barthet Firm in Miami as associates.

James Carlin has become a partner with Roetzel in Orlando. Carlin is a real estate lawyer.

Michelle Karrine Suarez has joined RKE Law Group in Hallandale Beach.

Legal Services of North Florida, Inc., is relocating its Pensacola office to 1741 North Palafox Street.

Goldberg, Racila, D’Alessandro & Noone has opened an office in Labelle in association with Kahle & Ramunni, which was established by Fred Kahle and Steve Ramunni in 1986, and is located at 110 Main Street, a block north of Highway 80.

Daniel Y. Gielchinsky has joined Higer Lichter & Givner in Miami as of counsel. He focuses on bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Holly M. O’Neill has joined Broad and Cassel in West Palm Beach. O’Neill focuses
on estate and trust planning, guardianship, estate and trust administration, and all of the related contested/litigated matters.

Mayanne Downs of Orlando has become chair of GrayRobinson’s litigation department.

[Revised: 11-22-2014]