The Brauwerman Law Firm has joined Shane and Shane in Ft. Lauderdale. The firm will practice as Shane, Shane and Brauwerman and will continue to concentrate exclusively in United States immigration and nationality law matters. Jeffrey Brauwerman, Michael Shane, and Evan Shane are all Florida Bar board certified in immigration and nationality law. The firm has its main office at 500 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 470, Ft. Lauderdale, and its satellite office is in Coral Gables.
Miguel De Grandy has joined Holland & Knight in Miami as a partner. De Grandy focuses on government affairs and administrative and regulatory, land use and zoning, environmental, bid protest, and litigation matters.
Ryan B. Selis has joined Broad and Cassel in Orlando as an associate in the Affordable Housing and Tax Credit Practice Group.
Becker & Poliakoff has relocated its Maitland office to 111 N. Orange Ave., in downtown Orlando.
Grasford W. Smith has joined Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in West Palm Beach as senior counsel in the litigation department. Smith concentrates his practice on corporate and business law matters.
Jacqueline F. Howe has joined Katz, Barron, Squitero, Faust, Friedberg, English & Allen in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Howe focuses her practice on general and complex litigation, commercial litigation, franchise litigation, employment litigation, and real estate litigation.
Andrew Seiden, Wayne M. Alder, and Rachel S. Wasserstein have joined Becker & Poliakoff in West Palm Beach. Seiden focuses in the area of complex commercial litigation. Alder focuses on litigation matters and general representation of companies, individuals, and municipalities relating to professional liability cases.Wasserstein practices in the areas of professional malpractice, insurance defense, and commercial litigation.
Marcelo Llorente of Llorente and Heckler has become co-managing partner of LSN Partners, a full-service consulting firm based in Miami Beach.
Radha V. Bachman has joined Carlton Fields in Tampa as an associate. Bachman is board certified in health law.
Nneka B. Uzodinma has joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the casualty department. Uzodinma focuses primarily on general PIP litigation and insurance coverage matters.
Jeff Appleang has joined Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Bums in Clearwater. Appleang focuses in the areas of real estate acquisition, finance, and development.
Robert “Bob” James Kline has joined Quarles & Brady in Tampa as a partner in the trusts and estates practice group. He focuses on estate planning, probate, taxation, probate litigation, trust litigation, beneficiary litigation, and fiduciary liability.
Suzanne J. DeCopain has joined Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons in Tampa as an associate. DeCopain concentrates in the areas of affordable and public housing.
Nathan J. Kutt has joined Hunton & Williams in Miami as counsel to its financial institutions section. Kutt focuses on bank regulatory matters, capital and acquisition strategies, operational issues, and controlling and passive private equity investments.
Regina Giacusa has joined Lalchandani Simon in Miami.
Gerald Wilkerson, P.A., has relocated to the Everbank Center, at 301 West Bay Street, Suite 1060, Jacksonville 32202.
Todd Sumner has opened the Law Office of Todd Sumner located at 322 Beard Street, Tallahassee 32303. The statewide practice focuses on environmental, land use, administrative, and governmental affairs matters.
Ten lawyers have joined Smith, Gambrell & Russell in Jacksonville, including: Partner E.K. Cottrell, who focuses on complex commercial litigation; Melissa A. Dearing, partner, practices in all aspects of labor and employment and immigration law; litigation partner John P. Marino focuses on class actions and complex commercial litigation involving insurance matters, deceptive business practices, and consumer fraud; James B. Porter, partner, practices in the area of business law and commercial real estate law; Lindsey R. Trowell, partner, focuses on actions, complex commercial and securities litigation involving defense of class actions on behalf of insurers, business entities, and management for alleged improper market conduct or business practices; labor and employment law partner Jeffrey P. Watson, focuses on noncompete, nonsolicitation, and trade secret litigation; Karl B. Hanson, Jr., of counsel, a commercial real estate attorney, concentrates in acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, leasing, and management of real property; Brandon C. Dodd, associate, focuses on general business law and commercial real estate law; Mary Scheps Scott, associate, focuses on commercial litigation matters and special assets, commercial debt collections, commercial foreclosures, construction lien law, and bankruptcy law; and Kristen L. Wenger, associate, focuses on class actions and complex commercial litigation involving insurance matters, deceptive business practices, and consumer fraud.
Lorri Lomnitzer has formed The Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A., located at 7999 N. Federal Highway, Suite 200, in Boca Raton. The firm focuses on intellectual property, commercial litigation, and entertainment law representation.
William H. Robbinson, Jr., has joined Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe in Orlando as a shareholder. Robbinson concentrates on labor and employment law, and corporate and general business work.
Michaela D. Scheihing, Janice A. Kelly, and Soobadra C. Gauthier have formed Southeast Law Group, P.A., in Daytona Beach. Southeast Law Group focuses on all aspects of commercial and residential insurance coverage, bad faith, arson and suspected fraud, and earth movement and sinkhole activity.
Eddie Stephens has joined Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau in West Palm Beach as a partner. Stephens is board certified in family and marital law.
Luisette “Liz” Gierbolini has joined Kunkel Miller & Hament in Sarasota. Gierbolini focuses on labor and employment law.
Shaun H. Malvin has opened Malvin Law, P.L., which will focus on commercial litigation, corporate transactions, real estate, and appellate law. The main office is in Miami at 848 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1220, with a satellite office in Ft. Lauderdale at 515 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 120.
Lorien L.M.M. Golaski has joined Cummings & Lockwood in Naples as an associate in the commercial group. Golaski represents corporations and financial institutions.
Brandon Hill has joined Wenzel Fenton Cabassa in the Tampa office and will assist with the continued development of the firm’s Orlando facility. Hill focuses on employment law.
Brian Engel has joined McIntosh, Sawran & Cartaya in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the insurance defense litigation department.
Hannah Choi has joined Constangy, Brooks & Smith in Tampa as an associate. She focuses on employment law litigation prevention and defense, as well as counseling on employment law compliance.
Bay Area Legal Services has moved its main office in Tampa to the Corral Wodiska Cigar Factory in Ybor City. The new office is located at 1302 N. 19th Street, Suite 400, Tampa 33605.