Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, and Hyman & Mars are joining to create a law firm focusing on community association, construction, and real estate law. The new firm will be known as Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. The new firm headquarters are in Coral Gables at 201 Alhambra Circle. The firm also maintains offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Tommie C. Deprima of Miami, David J. Lehr of Miami, Emily A. Pabalan of Tampa, Andrew T. Hendrix of Palm Beach, Gabriela A Phillingane of Miami, and Joseph A. Cafaro of Palm Beach have joined Hightower, Stratton Wilhelm.
Keith and Clayton Bricklemyer have formed the Bricklemyer Law Group, P.L., with offices at 400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1100, in Tampa. The Bricklemyers will continue to concentrate their practice in real estate, land use, zoning, land planning and development, and environmental law.
Daryl B. Cramer and Benjamin S. Genshaft have formed Genshaft Cramer LLP with offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Aspen, Colorado. Cramer continues his practice in taxation, mergers and acquisitions, finance, real estate, and other complex transactional matters in Florida, Colorado, and New York.
Gutman Skrande has joined Carlton Fields in Miami as an associate practicing in its corporate, securities, and tax practice group. He will also practice in the firm’s business litigation and trade regulation practice group.
Victoria Platzer and Ellen Leesfield have joined Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Crespo, Gomez, Machado & Preira in Coral Gables as partners in the newly formed alternative dispute resolution group. In addition to mediation and arbitration, the two former judges will serve as private judges and special masters, and act as umpires in civil disputes. Three other SMGQ lawyers will also join the alternative dispute resolution group: Partner Carlos Machado will focus on business and real estate disputes, and partner Richard J. Preira and of counsel Kira Willig will focus on family cases.
Jared Quinn Windham has joined Alvarez, Sambol & Winthrop in Orlando as senior attorney. Windham focuses on commercial and business litigation.
Lara Roeske Fernandez of Trenam Kemker in Tampa has become the leader of the firm’s bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and insolvency practice group, and Mike Reeves has become co-leader of the business transactions practice group.
Frank P. Rainer has joined Broad and Cassel in Tallahassee as of counsel in the commercial litigation and real estate practice groups.
Ilana Bonan has joined the Law Offices of Brenda Shapiro in Miami as an associate practicing family law.
Leanne M. Innet has opened the Law Office of Leanne M. Innet, LLC, in North Charleston, SC. The firm will focus on counseling and representing individuals and companies who seek or hold national security clearances.
Joshua M. Maus has joined the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel in Harrisburg, PA, as a prosecuting attorney.
Lisa M. Conforti has joined the Law Offices of Glen J. Torcivia & Associates as an associate in West Palm Beach. Conforti focuses on municipal law.
Cindy Guerra has become the chief operating officer of courts and official records for the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County.
Matthew D. Martin, Jaclyn Soroka, and Caryn Stevens have joined Rudolph & Associates in West Palm Beach. All three focus on marital and family law.
Michael T. Fraser has joined Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons in Tampa as an associate. Fraser represents individuals, businesses, and governmental entities in a wide range of complex litigation including commercial litigation, professional liability, and construction law.
Kelley Kronenberg has formed a mortgage foreclosure litigation department in Tampa, which will be led by newly acquired partner Frances E. Johnson. Johnson joins Dana G. Andrews as co-managing partner of the Tampa office. In addition to Tampa, attorneys in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach offices have also joined the new department.
Jon W. Zeder has joined Katz, Barron, Squitero, Faust, Friedberg, English & Allen in Miami as of counsel. Zeder is a trial lawyer and commercial litigator with experience in a wide variety of civil cases.
Batya Goodman has rejoined Greenberg Traurig in Boca Raton as of counsel in the corporate and securities practice. Goodman focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, general corporate transactional work, private equity transactions, and financing transactions.
Jahan S. Islami has joined Cozen O’Connor in Miami as a partner. Islami focuses on corporate transactions, private equity and other financings, and general corporate matters.
Radey Thomas Yon & Clark will now be known as Radey Law Firm. The firm said it made the change to position it for future growth. The firm focuses in the arena of regulated industries.
Carrie E. Lademan, and Ashley S. Hodson have joined Hahn Loeser & Parks in Naples. Lademan, of counsel to the firm, focuses her practice in real estate and corporate law. Hodson, an associate, concentrates her practice in estate planning, tax planning, and trust and estate administration.
Kenneth A. Cutler and Andrew J. Rader have formed Cutler Rader, PL, in Deerfield Beach. The firm concentrates in the areas of plaintiff’s personal injury, premises liability, business law, and wrongful death claims.
John Davis Fernandez has become a shareholder with John D. Fernandez, P.A., in Clearwater. Fernandez focuses his trial practice on personal injury, criminal, and family law.
Alix C. Michel and David J. Ward have formed Michel & Ward, PC, in Chattanooga, TN. The firm focuses on arbitration, personal injury, property, professional malpractice, defense of health-related board investigations, product liability, construction, prescription drug claims, insurance coverage, insurance defense, environmental and toxic tort matters, labor and employment litigation, long-term care litigation, and appeals.