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February 15, 2014
News and Notes

Jennifer Sullivan Davis of Guilday, Schwartz, Simpson, West, Hatch & Lowe in Tallahassee was elected to the executive board of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers as the statewide legislative director.

Christopher E. Brown and Lance O. Leider of The Health Law Firm in Altamonte Springs delivered a lecture to Florida Hospital’s family medicine residents and medical students on professional behavior for health care professionals.

Heather Darden, corporate counsel for RaceTrac in Atlanta, became a member of the board of trustees of Mercer University.

Robert B. Lamm of Boca Raton had his article,“Stop the Insanity! Making Public Disclosure More Effective,” published in the January 2014 issue of The Corporate Counselor.

Mel Pearlman of Mel Pearlman P.A., in Celebration was elected vice chair of the Osceola County W-192 Development Authority Board, the public body charged with the economic redevelopment of a 15-mile corridor along U.S. Highway 192 near Walt Disney World.

James Jones, Jr., of The Jones Firm in Miami spoke to law students at the University Florida about starting and building a law practice.

Alan S. Becker of Becker & Poliakoff in Ft. Lauderdale received the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MS Hope Award.

Stefanie C. Moon of S.C. Moon Law in Ft. Lauderdale was appointed to the new 17th Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel, whose mission is to receive and attempt to resolve professionalism complaints within the circuit.

Barry Herrin of Smith Moore Leatherwood in Atlanta was recognized as a fellow of the American Health Information Management Association.

Stacey D. Mullins of Schuttler & Greenberg in Boca Raton received Susan G. Komen’s South Florida’s Eleanor Goodman Spirit Award for her “altruistic spirit of giving back to the community and helping to spread the message of the importance of the early detection of breast cancer in saving lives.”

David Pratt of Proskauer in Boca Raton gave three presentations at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando. “Wrapping Up Your Gift Tax Return With a Tidy Bow: Reporting Gifts With an Eye Toward Audit;” “Much Ado About Something: Clash of the Agent, Attorney, and Appraiser in Gift Tax Audits (in 4 Scenes);” and “Unfunded Testamentary Trusts — Fiduciary Liability Issues.”

Pedro Pavón of Carlton Fields in Miami was selected to join the International Association of Privacy Professionals Publications Advisory Board.

Larry D. Smith of Southern Trial Counsel in Orlando received the Litigation Counsel of America’s Peter Perlman Service Award.

Matthew D. Katz of Katz, Barron, Squitero, Faust, Friedberg, English & Allen in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed a member of the Broward Workshop, civic leadership organization.

Todd Sumner of the Law Office of Todd Sumner in Tallahassee was re-elected president of the Northwest Florida Marine Industries Association, Inc.

Kevin Levy of Gunster in West Palm Beach was named chair of the legal track for eMerge Americas, coming to the Miami Beach Convention Center May 2-6.

Sharon R. Bock, Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County, spoke at the National Adult Protection Services Association conference in St. Paul, MN, on “Monitoring and Criminalization of Guardianship Fraud.”

Jim Rose of the Rice & Rose Law Firm in Daytona Beach has become chair of the Daytona Regional Chamber.

Ronald A. Christaldi of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa was elected chair of the board of directors for the Tampa Club.

Alexa Sherr Hartley of Premier Leadership Coaching in West Palm Beach was invited to be part of the Leadership Academy faculty for the 2013-14 academy year.

Yolanda Cash Jackson of Becker & Poliakoff in Ft. Lauderdale was elected to the Corporate Round Table of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

M. Scott Kleiman of Kalis & Kleiman in Davie was reappointed special magistrate for the City of Cooper City.

Francesca Passeri of Salvatori, Wood, Buckel, Carmichael & Lottes in Naples earned the credential of LEED Green Associate.

Mark Fistos of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman in Tallahassee joined the board of directors of the Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend.

Warren R. Trazenfeld of Coral Gables co-wrote “Florida Legal Malpractice and Attorney Ethics,” which was published by The Daily Business Review.

Anne Marie Estevez of Morgan Lewis of Miami will serve as general counsel for the the nonprofit Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C.

[Revised: 07-18-2015]