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March 1, 2018
News and Notes

Keith W. Davis of Davis & Ashton in West Palm Beach was appointed to the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association Executive Board Steering Committee.

Maria C. Gonzalez of Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A., and Gonzalez Mediation has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Roy L. Weinfeld of Miami presented “Residential Evictions and Pitfalls in the Law” to the Miami Association of Realtors.

Ava Doppelt of Allen, Dyer, Doppelt & Gilchrist in Orlando gave a presentation, “Copyright Principles Writers Should Know So We’re All On The Same Page,” to the Florida Writer’s Association.

Dennis Wall of Winter Springs has written an article, “The Risks of All Risks Insurance Coverage Interpretation,” that will be published this Spring by Matthew Bender/Lexis-Nexis as a chapter article in New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law (2018).

Maia R. Albrecht of ShuffieldLowman in Daytona Beach was elected to the board of directors of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Marbet Lewis of the LewisFox firm in Coral Gables has been named as a brand ambassador for the trade organization, Women of the Vine & Spirits.

Jeniffer Viscarra of Viscarra Law in Miami was re-appointed as chair of the City Advisory Committee for the City of Sunny Isles Beach.

Katherine O’Donniley of Trenam has been appointed to the City of Tampa Downtown CRA Committee.

Reed S. Tolber of Reed Stewart Tolber of Ft. Lauderdale has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mediator in circuit civil matters.

Jason E. Handin of Ward Damon in West Palm Beach has been appointed to the board of directors of the Gold Coast Builders Association.

Giselle Gutierrez Madrigal of Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami was elected treasurer of the Cuban American Bar Association.

Michael Beltran of Beltran Litigation in Tampa and a member of the 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission moderated the Alafia Judicial Candidates Forum.

Frederick V. Longmire, an assistant state attorney in Pensacola, published an article on “Stand Your Ground” in the Winter 2017 edition of The Summation.

Kristina Feher of Feher Law in St. Petersburg spoke on how divorce intersects with bankruptcy and what bankruptcy attorneys need to know at a panel, “Intersection of Bankruptcy Court and State Court,” at the 42nd Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar.

Katie Cole of Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa has been elected chair of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Michael Haggard of Haggard Law has become president of the National Crime Victim Bar Association.

Jessica M. Farrelly of Icard Merrill and Christine R. Sensenig of Hultman Sensenig + Joshi presented #MeToo Sarasota for members of the Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and The Labor & Employment Law Section of the Sarasota County Bar.

Melinda Gentile of Peckar & Abramson in Miami spoke at the Construction Association of South Florida Diversity Lunch and Learn about why diversity and inclusion should be a part of businesses growth and revenue strategies.

Patrick Montoya of Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables was awarded the 2017 Theodore Klein Award by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers for his commitment to supporting women’s issues and advancement in the field of law.

Ryan E. Davis of Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman in Orlando was appointed vice president of the Adult Literacy League of Central Florida.

Jennifer Diaz of Diaz Trade Law in North Miami was elected president of the Organization of Women in International Trade. She also spoke at a Audio Educator’s webinar, “U.S. FDA Requirements for Imported Cosmetics.”

Vincent A. Citro of the Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A., in Orlando has been appointed to the Orlando Grievance Committee for the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Blake Sando of Miami has been elected chair of the board of directors for the University of Miami-NSU C.A.R.D. (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities).

Eliot Abbott of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Miami was a speaker at the Florida Realtor’s Mid-Winter Meeting in Orlando on sea-level rise and climate change.

Yoshimi O. Smith of Beller Smith in Boca Raton was a speaker and an author for the Collier County Bar Association’s “10 Most Common Planning and Administration Mistakes Leading to Unintended Consequences.”

Steven W. Cutler of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Coral Gables spoke on “Florida Probate Law: ‘What You Need to Know’” at the Miami-Dade Legal Support Association in Miami.

[Revised: 03-20-2018]