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April 30, 2013
News and Notes

Jerold E. Glassman of Fox Rothschild in West Palm Beach was tapped to lead Boca West Country Club, Inc., as CEO and chair of the board.

Doug Landau of Abrams Landau, Ltd., in Herndon, Virginia, moderated at the “Litigation at Sunrise” program at the American Association for Justice Winter Convention in Miami.

George J. Meyer of Carlton Fields in Tampa was named a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.

Peter B. King of Wiand Guerra King in Tampa was named president of the Florida Securities Dealers Association.

Richard A. Greenberg of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in Tallahassee presented “The Importance of Financial Responsibility for Law Students and Young Lawyers” at the Tallahassee Women Lawyers Third Annual Rookie Camp. He also served as a mentor during a “speed mentoring” session.

Kimberly Kolback of Miami moderated the panel “Television Obsession and the Law — Legal Basics of Reality TV” during the 24th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Benjamin W. Newman and Chris L. Carmody, Jr., of GrayRobinson in Orlando, P.A., were part of a group of Central Florida leaders who took part in the Central Florida Partnership’s “Trip to Washington, D.C.” to advance the regional needs in the areas of hospitality, travel and tourism, research funding, entrepreneurship, and base realignment and closure.

Stuart C. Markman of Kynes, Markman & Felman was appointed to the City of Tampa Ethics Commission.

Louis Reinstein of Bunnell & Woulfe in Ft. Lauderdale was appointed to the City of Plantation Educational Advisory Board.

Judge Lisa M. Porter was installed as the president of the B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 in Plantation.

David R. Punzak of Carlton Fields in St. Petersburg received the Roy G. Harrell, Jr., Leadership Award presented by the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation.

Robert J. Sniffen of Sniffen &Spellman in Tallahassee was elected to the board of directors and as an officer of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys. He will serve as sergeant-at-arms and chair of the continuing legal education committee.

Jeffrey T. Kucera of K&L Gates in Miami was named vice chair of the ABA’s Business Bankruptcy Committee.

Patrick DeBlasio of Littler in Miami was awarded the International Law Office and Lexology Client Choice Award in Employment & Labor in the U.S. and Canada.

Jerome M. Novey of Novey Law in Tallahassee became a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

James R. Usery of Ansbacher Law in Jacksonville lectured at National Business Institute’s seminar in Jacksonville on “Top 10 Title Defects – Cured.”

Scott Rudacille of Blalock Walters in Bradenton was elected as chair of the board of directors of the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

Jeffrey L. Cohen of the Florida Healthcare Law Firm in Delray Beach discussed the legal implications of MD/DC business arrangements at the Florida Chiropractic Association’s meeting in Jacksonville.

Mark Eiglarsh of Miami presented “What You Should Know About Criminal Law” to the South Florida Paralegals Association in Miami.

Barry A. Nelson of Nelson & Nelson in North Miami Beach presented “How Safe are Trust Funds from Claims for Alimony or Child Support?” at the annual meeting of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in Maui, Hawaii.

Garey F. Butler of Fowler White Boggs in Ft. Myers was appointed vice president of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida.

Gabriel F. Zambrano of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman in Ft. Lauderdale discussed the “History of IUDs and Female Contraception” at HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Mirena IUD and Granuflo in San Diego.

Philip A. Diamond of Carlton Fields in Orlando presented “Legislative Update – 2013,” to the Central Florida Pension Study Group.

Laird A. Lile of Naples was elected to the board of regents of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Benjamin D. Babcock of Cummings & Lockwood in Naples was selected for the Growing Associates in Naples program designed for emerging leaders and professionals in Collier County, and held in coordination with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and The Leadership Collier Foundation.

Keith Grossman of Grossman Law & Conflict Management in Ft. Myers presented “Is Conflict Managing Your Business?” to the Zonta Club of Ft. Myers.

Grace E. Robson of Markowitz, Ringel, Trustee & Hartog in Miami spoke at a National Business Institute seminar on “Top 9 Complications in Bankruptcy” in Miami. She also spoke as a panelist at a seminar hosted by the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida titled “Bankruptcy Basics and Beyond” at the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse in Miami.

Peter B. King of Wiand Guerra King in Tampa was named president of the Florida Securities Dealers Association.

Ronald Pena of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Coral Gables was appointed director of the Dade County Defense Bar Association Board of Trustees.

Barbara Fernandez of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Coral Gables was appointed president of the Dade County Defense Bar Association.

John V. Tucker of Tucker & Ludin in Clearwater presented “Conflict Discovery After MetLife v. Glenn — Version 2013” at the American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Claims in New York.

Glen J. Torcivia of The Law Office of Glen J. Torcivia and Associates in West Palm Beach became general counsel to the Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network.

Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale, Doug Wojcieszak of the “Sorry Works!” Coalition, James W. Saxton, and Maggie M. Finkelstein of Stevens & Lee in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, co-authored “Sorry Works! Offers Chance to Break Med-Mal Gridlock in Florida,” published in the Winter 2013 edition of the Health Law Section’s e-newsletter.

Richard S. Dellinger of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando was honored with the Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr., Young Lawyer Professionalism Award by the Orange County Bar Association.

Dennis J. Wall of Winter Springs and Orlando co-presented “Religious Issues in the Supreme Court: The Affordable Care Act’s Contraceptive Provision,” on a webinar for West Legal Education Center. Wall’s article, describing steps to take concerning “The Expert Witness: Selecting and Managing a Vital Resource,” was published by Property Casualty 360 on March 12.

Susan Healy of Vernon Healy in Naples presented The Florida Bar’s voter education program, “The Vote’s In Your Court” to the Estero Kiwanis Club.

George E. Spofford of GrayRobinson in Tampa became a member of the Dispute Review Board Foundation.

Leslie J. Lott of Lott & Fischer in Coral Gables moderated a panel discussion titled “New gTLDs — Opportunity or Formula for Disaster?” at the International Trademark Association’s “Trademarks and the Changing Internet Landscape” conference in Philadelphia.

Brian C. Willis of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa spoke at the 17th Annual Downtown Development Forum on the status of transportation projects across the region as part of the Transportation Requires Innovative Partnerships portion of the forum.

Lee T. “Tad” Griffin of Pajcic & Pajcic in Jacksonville was elected president of Jacksonville’s Chapter of ABOTA.

William R. Wohlsifer of Tallahassee drafted SB 1250 (companion HB 1139) known as the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act for the 2013 Legislative Session.

Ronald Siegel of Brinkley Morgan in Boca Raton was honored at the Israel Elwyn Tribute to Friends of JARC for his support of both organizations.

Deborah J. Townsend of Deborah J. Townsend, P.A., in Yalaha presented “Immigration Law 101” to the Marion County Chapter of FAWL.

Carlos A. Somoza of Kaufman, Rossin & Co. in Miami served as a panelist discussing the “Pitfalls of Investing in U.S. Real Estate” presented to the French American Chamber of Commerce.

Stephen W. Buckley of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz in Ft. Myers spoke about how to choose the proper business entity at the Starting a Business seminar hosted by the Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce.

Isaac Mitrani of Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland in Miami Beach served as a panelist on the topic of “Ethics in Federal Civil Cases” at a Federal Bar Association seminar.

Horacio Gutiérrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel at the Microsoft Corporation, was named “Lawyer of the Americas” by the Inter-American Law Review.

Jorge Espinosa of Espinosa Trueba in Miami was a panel speaker for Strafford Publications’ webinar program on Ethical Risks in Attorney Marketing via Blogs, Websites, and Social Networks.

Tiffany M. Faddis of Faddis & Faddis in Orlando has become president-elect of the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida and secretary of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association. She has also become a member of the board of directors for the Florida Justice Association.

Howard S. Krooks of Elder Law Associates in Boca Raton spoke on “Long Term Care Planning” at the Annual Financial Advisor Retirement Symposium in Orlando.

Kimberly J. Kanoff of McIntosh Sawran & Cartaya in Ft. Lauderdale spoke on “Attorneys’ Fees at the Appellate Level” at the Dade County Bar Association’s Appellate Court Committee 30th Annual Third District Court of Appeal seminar.

Ethan J. Wall of Richman Greer in Miami was a panel speaker for Strafford Publications’ webinar program on Ethical Risks in Attorney Marketing via Blogs, Websites, and Social Networks.

Robert H. Thornburg of Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist in Miami was elected president of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida.

[Revised: 04-06-2017]