Ben Subin of Orlando and Tammy Knight of Ft. Lauderdale were elected to Holland & Knight’s directors committee.
Mateo Arias has joined Cheffy Passidomo in Naples. He will practice in the real estate department.
Lori Sochin has formed The Law Office of Lori A. Sochin, P.A., located at 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 700, in Miami. Sochin has also entered into an of counsel relationship with Schlesinger & Associates of Miami. Sochin focuses on business and real estate litigation.
Adam Kravitz has joined Becker & Poliakoff in Miami. Kravitz focuses on international corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law.
Sarah M. Glaser has joined Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa as an associate in the bankruptcy, insolvency, and creditors’ rights department.
Tarek K. Kiem has been made a partner with Rappaport Osborne & Rappaport in Boca Raton. Kiem focuses on complex bankruptcy litigation and other commercial litigation.
Rocco J. Carbone III, has joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Jacksonville as an associate. Carbone is a member of the firm’s casualty department, focusing on automobile liability, premises liability, trucking and transportation liability, and maritime liability.
Justin S. Alex has joined Proskauer in Washington, D.C., as an associate in the firm’s employee benefits, executive compensation, and ERISA litigation practice.
Mara Bernstein has joined The Law Offices of Barry Finkel in Ft. Lauderdale. Bernstein focuses on family law.
Shari Ben Moussa has been named a partner of Katz, Barron, Squitero, Faust, Friedberg, English & Allen in Miami. Moussa focuses her practice on general real estate transactions.
Jessica R. Marlowe has joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver in Sarasota. She focuses on workers’ compensation defense.
Marianna R. Sarkisyan has joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver in Tallahassee. She focuses in the areas of auto and premises liability and other general areas of insurance defense.
Charles J. Comella has joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver in Panama City. He focuses on workers’ compensation defense.
Ramón Abadin, Kimberly Cook, and three associates of Abadin Cook have joined Sedgwick LLP, establishing a Miami office for Sedgwick. Abadin focuses his practice on complex commercial, insurance and corporate litigation matters, as well as specialty tort defense litigation and premises liability. Cook focuses on professional liability defense, complex litigation, and catastrophic injury defense cases. Erin E. Dardis represents clients in commercial and insurance litigation, medical malpractice defense, trial support, and appellate matters. Suzette L. Russomanno focuses on commercial and tort litigation and medical malpractice matters. Viviana P. Varela’s practice includes insurance litigation matters, defending self-insured big box retailers, and professional liability defense matters for hospitals, out-patient facilities, and large physician groups.
The Law Office of Bruce L. Udolf, P.A., has moved to Broward Financial Centre, 500 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1400, Ft. Lauderdale, 33394. The firm is focused on criminal law matters.
Jaime A. Maurer has become a partner of Roetzel & Andress in Ft. Myers. Maurer focuses her practice on representing employers in disputes and counseling with respect to any and all employment law issues.
Sandi M. Russell has become a partner with Smith & Downey in Bradenton. Russell focuses on employee benefits and ERISA matters, including issues related to health-care reform.
Lawrence A. Saichek has relocated his office to 55 Merrick Way, Suite 401, Coral Gables, 33134. Saichek focuses on business, real estate, tax, and entertainment law.
Kathryn B. Rossmell has joined Lewis, Longman & Walker in West Palm Beach as an associate. Rossmell focuses on land use, environmental, and natural resources law.
Anné Desormier-Cartwright has formed Elder and Estate Planning Attorneys, P.A., at 480 Maplewood Drive, Suite 3, in Jupiter. The firm focuses on elder law, estate and trust planning and administration, real estate, landlord tenant, and related litigation.
Jeffrey D. Thompson has joined Hurley, Rogner, Miller, Cox, Waranch & Westcott in Winter Park as lead attorney and chair of the firm’s civil litigation practice.
Benjamin P. Bean has joined Genovese Joblove & Battista in Miami as an associate. Bean practices in the area of civil litigation focusing on corporate and transactional matters, as well as employment law. Bean also has considerable experience dealing with administrative and regulatory matters.
Richard Guerra has been named a partner of Feldman Gale in Miami. Guerra is a registered patent attorney who focuses on commercial and intellectual property litigation.
Samuel P. Queirolo has joined Quarles & Brady in Tampa as a partner in the real estate practice group.
J. Kirby McDonough has joined Quarles & Brady in Tampa as an associate in the commercial litigation practice group.
Martin Schrier has joined Cozen O’Connor in Miami. Schrier focuses on complex business transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, and venture and growth capital investments. Scott Elliott also has been named the firm’s office managing partner for its new West Palm Beach office. Elliott is a member in the private client services group, which represents high-net-worth families and individuals in all aspects of trusts and estates work.
Christina O’Brien has joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers and will serve in the divorce, marital, and family law practice area.
Raul J. Valdes-Fauli has joined Fox Rothschild and will spearhead the opening of a Coral Gables location for the firm. Valdes-Fauli focuses on corporate and banking matters.
Andrea E.S. Kerr, a senior attorney with Florida Department of Children and Families’ Children’s Legal Services in Daytona Beach, was appointed to supervising attorney for Circuit 7 in the Northeast Region.
William J. Tonelli III has joined Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier & Sos in Orlando.
Christy Brigman has rejoined Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Brigman focuses her practice on defending insurance companies and individual businesses in general liability and construction defect ligation.
Gregory E. Young has joined Squire Sanders in West Palm Beach in the real estate practice group.
William Boltrek has relocated to the Ft. Myers office of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt. He will practice in the tort and insurance litigation practice area.
Daniel J. Liss has joined Elder and Estate Planning Attorneys, P.A., in Jupiter as an associate. Liss will lead the estate planning practice.
Stacey L. Cohen has joined Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale Cohen focuses her practice on family law, including paternity, dissolution of marriage, timesharing/custody, child support, relocation, alimony, and domestic violence.
Adrian C. Delancy, Jeremy Firth, and Joshua H. Rosenberg have been named partners of Markowitz, Ringel Trusty & Hartog in Miami. Delancy is a member of the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group where he focuses in the area of bankruptcy litigation. Firth is a member of the business litigation and dispute resolution practice group where he concentrates in civil, commercial, and bankruptcy litigation. Rosenberg is a member of the probate, guardianship, estate planning, and elder law practice group.
Brent McNeal has joined Citizens Property Insurance Corporation as ethics and compliance counsel. He serves as the corporation’s privacy officer.
Michael A. Valverde has joined Kubicki Draper in Ft. Myers, where he will focus on the representation of general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and suppliers in construction defect litigation.
Mark R. Osherow and Kenyetta N. Alexander have joined Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs in Boca Raton. Osherow joins as a partner and focuses on business and commercial litigation. Alexander joins as an associate and focuses on business and commercial litigation.
Robert E. “Bobby” Long has joined Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in Tallahassee as an associate. Long focuses on representing clients in law enforcement liability, employment and labor, and commercial litigation matters.
Gregory Deutch has joined the Law Offices of Needle and Ellenberg in Miami as an associate. He focuses on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.
Diane Barnes-Reynolds became a partner of Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig in Tampa. Barnes-Reynolds practices primarily in defence of first-party property insurance coverage.
Ryan Hilton has become a partner of Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig in Tampa. Hilton practices in the areas of third party liability coverage, third party liability defense, and bad faith claims.
Curt Allen has become a partner of Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig in Tampa. Allen is active in the field of insurance coverage and extra-contractual matters.
Jourdan Haynes joined Carlton Fields in Tampa as an associate. Haynes practices in the real property litigation practice group.
Romney C. (Cam) Rogers, Jr., joined Rogers, Morris & Ziegler in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate.
Hahn Loeser & Parks relocated its Ft. Myers office to 2400 First Street.
Andrew S. Feldman joined Roetzel in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. Feldman focuses on defending individual and corporate clients against government actions and counseling clients in criminal and civil investigations initiated by state and federal agencies.
Justin C. Sorrell joined Jackson Lewis in Jacksonville as an associate. Sorrell focuses on employment and labor-related areas.
K. Denise Haire, Daniel S. Hurtes, James W. McQuade, and Paul J. Sodhi joined Blank Rome as associates in the consumer finance litigation group. Haire, Hurtes, and Sodhi are based in the Boca Raton office and McQuade is based in the firm’s Tampa office.
Cynthia L. Scavelli of Fidelity National Information Services was promoted to FIS ethics officer.
Lori Sochin formed The Law Office of Lori A. Sochin, P.A., located at 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 700, in Miami. Sochin has also entered into a counsel relationship with Schlesinger & Associates of Miami.
Jill E. Jacobs joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver in Ft. Lauderdale. She will focus in the area of workers’ compensation defense.
Vanessa Crisostomo joined the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Children’s Legal Services as a senior attorney in Daytona Beach for Circuit 7 with the Northeast Region.
Steven Charles Williams joined Bruce S. Rosenwater & Associates in West Palm Beach as an associate. Williams focuses on civil litigation and foreclosure defense.
Mark D. Friedman of Becker & Poliakoff in West Palm Beach was promoted to shareholder. Friedman concentrates on representation of community associations.
Jesse Giusto joined Carlton Fields in Miami as an associate. Giusto practices primarily in the firm’s leasing practice group.
Hampton C. Peterson is the new legal counsel and ethics officer for the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County.