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December 15, 2017
News and Notes

Meghan O. Serrano of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Sarasota was named “Board Member of the Year” by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County.

Justin Parafinczuk of Koch Parafinczuk Wolf Susen in Ft. Lauderdale was published in Modern Restaurant Management. His article, “Negligent Security: Does Your Restaurant Have Exposure?” focused on the issues surrounding restaurants’ failure to maintain adequate security measures and the failure of the measures that are in place.

Robert W. Wilkins of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in West Palm Beach has been appointed co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Data Breach and Internet subcommittee.

Janice L. Merrill and Chanel A. Mosley of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Orlando presented “EDs, EMRs & E-Discovery, Oh My! Addressing Related Concerns While Maintaining Optimal Provider Communication” at the Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Best Care Practices in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Continuum in Lake Buena Vista. They also presented a webinar on “Electronic Medical Records and E-Discovery Risk Management,” hosted by the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety.

Brian H. Bieber of GrayRobinson in Miami was elected to the Board of Governors for the American Board of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Bob Grammig of Holland & Knight in Tampa has been elected chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

Jake Greenberg of the ECC was featured in the latest edition of The Green Sheet. The guest column focused on the importance of clear and constant communication between merchants and credit card processors, in order to avoid conflicts that could lead to litigation now that digital commerce is becoming a norm.

Jennifer Fowler-Hermes of Williams Parker in Sarasota presented “Paralegals Just Wanna Have Fun: Off the Wall Employment Law Cases” at the Paralegals Association of Florida Suncoast Chapter Business Meeting and Dinner.

Katherine V. Hely of Caribbean IP – Katherine Van Deusen Hely, P.L.L.C. in West Palm Beach has been named the vice chair of the INTA Bulletins Committee of the International Trademark Association.

Richard Jones of Klein Glassser Park & Lowe in Miami co-wrote “Collection with Caution: Avoiding the Traps of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act” published in IN Practice …with CAN.

Jason A. McGrath of McGrath & Spielberger in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been appointed to a position on the Mecklenburg County Bar Association Board of Directors.

Tom Scarritt of Tampa served as master of ceremonies for the 40th Anniversary Southern Legal Counsel Banquet in Gainesville.

Glen J. Torcivia of Torcivia, Donlon, Goddeau & Ansay in West Palm Beach presented the Florida Code of Ethics for Public Officers at the Palm Beach County League of Cities Annual Ethics Training Seminar at Palm Beach State College.

Robert Feinschreiber of Feinschreiber and Associates in Miami has become a member of Charles River Associates’ seven member transfer pricing leadership team.

Michael J. Wilson of Williams Parker in Sarasota discussed federal tax developments at the University of Florida Accounting Conference hosted by the Florida Institute of CPAs.

Christy Foley of Winter Park presented two sessions on “Mediator Ethics: Year in Review” at the Florida Dispute Resolution Conference 2017, held at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes.

James D. Carlson of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel in Miami spoke as a panelist on “Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business in Cuba” at the ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Miami.

Daniel B. Harris of ShuffieldLowman in Orlando was appointed as a board member of Central Florida Hillel.

Jacob T. Cremer of Stearns Weaver Miller in Tampa presented “Classic Takings and 2017 Cases” at the Eminent Domain 21st Annual Conference. He also moderated “Brownfields” at the FAEP 2017 Conference at the Capital.

Heidi Davis Knapik of Gunster in Ft. Lauderdale received a 2017 Leadership Award for her service on the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance’s Leadership Council.

Warren R. Trazenfeld of Warren R. Trazenfeld, P.A., in Miami participated as a speaker in the ABA sponsored webinar, “Legal Malpractice Insurance: What You Should Know About Your Policy.”

Scott A. Beatty of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers has been selected as a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

Frank Scruggs of Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale received the Peter Perlman Service Award from the Litigation Counsel of America.

Kristopher E. Pearson of Stearns Weaver Miller in Tampa presented “ESI & Discovery Issues in Commercial Fraud Cases” to the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Joseph R. Englander of Peretz Chesal & Herrmann in Miami was a panelist for the Federal Bar Association 2017 Art Law & Litigation Seminar speaking on issues in museum administration.

Steven J. Wernick of Akerman in Miami received the 2017 Joseph G. Goldstein Legislative Leadership award from The Builders Association of South Florida.

Emilia A. Quesada of Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Gomez & Machado in Miami received the Peter Perlman Service Award from the Litigation Counsel of America.

Tim Cerio of GrayRobinson in Orlando was appointed to the State University System Board of Governors.

Emery H. Rosenbluth, Jr., of Broad and Cassel in Orlando received an inaugural Pro Bono Merit Award from the Ninth Judicial Circuit in honor of his commitment to the community.

Sharon Quinn Dixon of Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami presented “The DOL Fiduciary Rule and Other Developments” at the GMSHRM Legal Update.

Damian Taylor of Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor & Diaz in Naples was installed as president of the Collier County Bar Association.

Mathew Goodwin of Goodwin Law, P.A. in Naples, has been re-appointed for his third year to serve on the Legal Resources Committee at the Naples Area Board of Realtors.

Raleigh “Billy” Greene of Greene & Greene in St. Petersburg received the Distinguished Citizens Award from the Boy Scouts of America Greater Tampa Bay Council.

Rebecca Abrams Sarelson of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in Miami published an article, “Trump Tax Proposal — Initial Impressions on the Potential Impact in the Business Arena” in the Daily Business Review.

Ronald R. Fieldstone of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in Miami discussed “Visas & Real Estate” in the 2017 Miami International Real Estate Congress hosted by the Miami Association of Realtors. He also participated on a panel, “Sustainment of Investment: Investor Risks & Potential Market-Based Solutions to the Capital Redeployment Conundrum,” at the Annual EB-5 Industry Forum hosted by IIUSA.

Elizabeth A. Bowers of Gunster has been elected to the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Board of Directors.

Louis P. Archambault of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in Miami published “Real Estate Industry Must Ride the Technology Wave” in Law360, and published “For Europeans, Miami Now About Real Life, Not Just Tourism” in Miami Today.

Scott M. Solkoff of Solkoff Legal, P.A., in Delray Beach has completed the 17th edition of the 1,000-page Florida Elder Law Practice Guide for Thomson Reuters Publishing.

Jeanmarie Whalen of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens lectured at the American Association for Justice Annual Convention in Boston on “Strategies for Pre-Mediation Preparation.”

David W. Henry of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Orlando presented “Mediation of Traumatic Brain Injury Cases” for the program, “Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: Neurosurgeon and Attorney Perspectives,” sponsored by NBI in Orlando.

Lisa K. Berg of Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami presented “Providing Workplace Accommodations Under the ADA” at the EEOC Technical Assistance Program Seminar.

Fred A. Cunningham of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens presented at the 2017 American Association for Justice Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, on “Nuts and Bolts of First-Party Bad Faith.”

Joseph Varner of Holland & Knight in Tampa received the 13th Circuit’s 2017 Professionalism Award at the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s 21st Annual Bench Bar Conference.

John Gihon, of Shorstein, Lasnetski and Gihon in Orlando provided a training presentation, “An Afternoon on Immigration: Immigration Consequences for Criminal Prosecutions,” to the assistant federal defenders and members of the CJA panel for the Middle District of Florida.

H.T. Smith of H. T. Smith, P.A., in Miami was honored as the “Legal Honoree” by the University of Miami Law Alumni Association during its Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner.

Janet Goldberg McEnery of Stearns Weaver Miller in Tampa presented, “Why Managers Need to Know Employees’ Legal Rights in the Workplace,” at the University of South Florida College of Business.

Ira J. Gonzalez of Fowler White Burnett was recognized by Barry University as one of its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Honorees.

Andre D. Pierre of the Law Office of Andre D. Pierre, P.A., in North Miami served on the panel for the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals’ Annual Conference where he discussed “Development, Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises” at New York University School of Law.

Forrest L. Andrews, an assistant city attorney with the City of Miami Office of the City Attorney, was a panelist at the Dade County Bar’s Appellate Court Committee Fall Seminar. Andrews spoke on the “Do’s and Don’ts of Motions for New Trial Based on Closing Argument in the Trial Court and on Appeal.”

Lawrence J. Marraffino of the Marraffino Law Firm in Gainesville was certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit civil mediator.

Amanda McGovern of Rivero Mestre in Ft. Lauderdale moderated a panel for the Latin America and Caribbean Committee at the ABA International Law Fall Conference, “One Cuba Libre, Please: Havana Club, Bacardi and the Cuban IP Conundrum.” She also presented a session on Securities Arbitration in Action: A Mock Arbitration Hearing at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo in New York.

Mark Eiglarsh of Miami presented “What Every Civil Lawyer Should Know About Criminal Law” in Miami at an event sponsored by the Dade County Bar Association.

Aaron J. Horowitz of Gunster in West Palm Beach was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Broward County Bar.

Ruben Gotlieb of GrayRobinson in Miami presented on “Foreign Grantor Trusts” at the SunTrust Private Wealth Trust and Estate Roundtable.

Robert C. L. Vaughan of Kim Vaughan Lerner in Ft. Lauderdale was appointed Broward County’s representative on the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s Governing Board.

Julian F. Montero of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in Miami discussed “EB-5 Marketing: What You Need to Know to Find Investors” at the Annual EB-5 Industry Forum hosted by IIUSA. He also published “El error más común de los extranjeros al comprar inmuebles en Miami,” in the El Nuevo Herald.

Tricia-Gaye Cotterell of Kim Vaughan Lerner in Ft. Lauderdale was elected and sworn in as secretary of The Caribbean Bar Association Executive Board.

Elisha D. Roy of Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell in West Palm Beach has been elected secretary of the Florida Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Howard M. Rosenblatt, of Counsel to Bogin, Munns & Munns in Gainesville, participated in a panel at the Gainesville meeting of the Hadassah where he and other members of the panel spoke about the First Amendment in light of Richard Spencer’s presentation at the University of Florida. He was also elected president of Florida Lawyers Legal Incorporation and Florida Legal Insurance Plan.

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[Revised: 12-16-2017]