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December 15, 2010
On the Move

Sherri L. Johnson has opened Johnson Legal of Florida, P.L., located at 5602 Marquesas Circle, Suite 208, Sarasota 34233, (941) 926-1155. Johnson will focus her practice on property tax and exemption disputes throughout Florida, as well as general commercial litigation and appeals.

Peter C. Vilmos and Michael A. Nardella have joined Burr & Forman in Orlando. Vilmos joins as counsel to the firm’s construction litigation practice group and Nardella joins as an associate in the creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice group.

Antonio Castro has joined Infante, Zumpano, Hudson & Miloch in Coral Gables as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s litigation department.

Heather Gorin and Cary Steklof have joined Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin in Miami as associates. Gorin and Steklof will focus on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation law.

Mark D. Hobson has joined Devine Goodman Rasco & Wells in Miami as of counsel in the transactional group. Hobson focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, complex purchase and distribution arrangements, commercial finance, joint ventures, asset-based lending matters, export-import bank guaranteed and insured transactions, cross-border transactional matters, corporate governance, and intellectual property matters.

Tae Shin has joined Roetzel in Orlando as an associate. Shin focuses his practice in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, business taxation, and business succession planning.

Tito S. Smith, Samuel J. Horovitz, Susan N. Novak, and Ashley K. Williams have joined Rogers Towers in Jacksonville. Smith joins as a shareholder in the St. Augustine office and practices primarily in the areas of banking law, real estate, probate, and estate planning. Horovitz joins as an associate in the labor and employment department. Novak joins as an assocaite in the litigation department and will practice in the areas of commercial litigation, torts, and civil trial practice. Williams joins as an associate in the litigation department. Her practice will focus on commercial litigation, asset recovery, and civil trial.

Lindsey H. Lamchick has joined Devine Goodman Rasco & Wells in Miami as a senior associate in the litigation group. Lamchick concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal court.

Mark R. Brown was promoted to senior attorney at Dade Legal Aid, where he has been practicing for the past decade.

Albert R. Meyer has joined The Florida Healthcare Law Firm in Delray Beach as an associate.

Natalie Jean Martin has joined Diaz Law in Orlando as an associate. Martin will take on general civil practice work, with a focus on family law, children’s law, adoption, and child advocacy.

Lila A. Jaber, J. Larry Williams, Matthew Feil, Beth Keating, and Brady J. Benford have joined Gunster in Tallahassee as shareholders in the firm’s newly established government affairs group.

Kelly Parsons-Kwiatek and Michael Woods have become partners of Cobb Cole. Parsons-Kwiatek works in the Daytona Beach office and practices complex civil litigation with a focus on employment and labor law, as well as intellectual property litigation. Woods works in the Deland office, and his practice consists of regulatory and administrative law-related matters with a focus on land development and local government matters, as well as environmental law.

Justin Steinmark and John Carl Hornack have joined Sachs Sax Caplan in Boca Raton as associates. Steinmark practices in the areas of real estate and community association law. Hornack practices in the areas of community association, foreclosure, and labor and employment law.

J. Martin Knaust has joined Adams and Reese in St. Petersburg as an associate in its transactions practice group.

Mara Alyson has joined Kaye & Bender in Pompano Beach as the supervising attorney in the firm’s foreclosure and collections department.

The Ezell Law Firm has relocated to 3560 Cardinal Point Drive, Suite 202, Jacksonville 32257, phone (904) 240-4560, website

Erum Siddiqui Kistemaker and Christene M. Ertl have opened the Law Firm of Ertl & Kistemaker Business Law Group, located at 1651 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. #2, Daytona Beach 32117, phone (386) 310-7997. The firm will primarily focus its legal practice in the areas of business, real estate, construction, local government, trademark and copyright and will represent businesses as outsourced in house counsel. Website,

Joseph T. Ducanis, Jr., has joined Fowler White Boggs in Ft. Lauderdale as a shareholder in the wealth preservation, trusts, and estates practice group. Ducanis concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and gift tax planning, probate administration, trust administration, beneficiary representation, and corporate and partnership transactions.

Chad Gottlieb has joined Richman Greer in Miami as an associate. Gottlieb’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation.

Ronald O. Armbrust has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson in Ft. Lauderdale as senior counsel in its Insurance Services Practice Group. Armbrust focuses his practice on complex technical insurance coverage, bad faith, commercial, toxic tort, mass tort, construction defect, and products liability defense litigation.

Daniel Lustig has joined Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman in West Palm Beach as an associate. He will focus on personal injury, wrongful death, and complex commercial litigation.

Cynthia G. Simpson has joined the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg as an associate in the Delray Beach office. She will practice in the civil litigation department with a focus on personal injury, nursing home negligence, and medical malpractice.

Mark Clark, Donald Fountain, Jr., Nancy La Vista, David Prather, W. Hampton Keen, and Julie Littky-Rubin have formed Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin headquartered at 1919 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. The firm will concentrate in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, and appellate law.

James J. Kennedy III, Linda L. Fleming, Edward J. Carbone, Jan Johnson Gorrie, Richard Oliver, Kenneth Harfenist, R. Andrew Rock, Jon T. Gatto, and Patricia S. Calhoun have joined Carlton Fields in Tampa. Kennedy represents hospitals, physicians, multi-specialty clinics, and other healthcare providers. Fleming, a transactional attorney, serves as corporate counsel to multiple Florida business entities. Carbone represents hospitals, physicians, health insurers, managed care organizations, and other healthcare providers. Gorrie focuses on enhancing Medicaid reimbursement, obtaining state appropriations, and building relationships with federal, state, and local governmental entities. Oliver focuses his practice on representing hospitals, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, and individual medical practitioners in a variety of healthcare, administrative, and commercial litigation matters. Harfenist represents healthcare providers, primarily in the areas of hospital corporate and medical staff matters, Medicare, Medicaid, corporate compliance, corporate reorganization, preparation and negotiation of contracts, and patient-oriented legal problems. Rock’s practice focuses on hospital and physician regulatory and operational matters, including physician contracts, the formation of hospital-physician joint ventures and physician group practices, fraud and abuse, Stark law and other regulatory matters, Medicare reimbursement issues, managed care contracting, and the purchase and sale of healthcare facilities. Gatto focuses his practice on healthcare litigation and general commercial litigation. Calhoun focuses her practice on assisting healthcare clients with regulatory and operational matters, fraud and abuse, contract review and negotiations, and defense of litigation.

[Revised: 04-18-2017]