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July 15, 2017
News and Notes

Jerry D. Hamilton of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel in Miami presented “Using the Deposition to Win the Case” at The Dade County Bar Association Giants of the Courtroom event.

Fred Springer of Bryant Miller Olive in Tallahassee provided several tips in American City and County Magazine for municipalities and agencies as they position infrastructure projects for federal funding.

Thomas D. Marks of The Marks Law Firm in Orlando has been appointed director of the National Association of Divorce Professionals Downtown Orlando Chapter.

Brian Koch of Greenberg Traurig in Ft. Lauderdale chaired and moderated the Broward Bar’s “Got Civility? — A Seminar to Promote Civility in the Legal Profession.”

J. Samantha Vacciana of the Trial Lawyers of the Palm Beaches in Boca Raton has been appointed to the Florida Legal Services Board of Directors and to the Lauderdale Lakes Planning and Zoning Board.

Katie Phang of Berger Singerman in Miami has been named the president of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Steven Ginsburg of Duane Morris in Atlanta presented on the ABA Section of Litigation webinar program “30(b)(6) Depositions: When and How to Use Them to Your Advantage.”

Jacob Cremer of Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami presented “Understanding How the Endangered Species Act Impacts Property Rights While Tracing the Efforts to Modernize the Policy” at the National Conference of Private Forest Landowners.

Fletcher H. Rush of the Farr Law Firm in Punta Gorda graduated from Class II of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Robert J. Fiore of Robert J. Fiore, P.A., in Miami has become a member of the Miami Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Robert C. Segear of Bressler, Amery & Ross has graduated from Class II of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Michael Dolce of Cohen Milstein in Palm Beach Gardens presented “No Crystal Ball Required — Institutional Liability When the Unknown Child Sex Predator Strikes” at the Florida Justice Association’s Advanced Trial Skills course.

Todd R. Friedman of Kenny Nachwalter has been appointed chair of the University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Committee.

David C. Pollack of Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami presented “Chumming the Waters...Behaviors That Attract Malpractice Claims” at University of Miami School of Law’s Second Annual Professional Liability Symposium.

Kelly A. Gardner of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in West Palm Beach has graduated Leadership West Palm Beach, Class of 2017.

Richard A. Berkowitz of Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants in Miami has been named treasurer of the Miami Foundation Board of Trustees.

Jennifer Diaz of Diaz Trade Law in North Miami presented “FDA FSMA Compliance Seminar for Importers” at the Miami Free Zone. She also spoke on “Tariff Engineering: How to Do It Properly” at the Global Trade Educational Conference.

Arthur J. Grossman III of The Marks Law Firm in Orlando has been inducted to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Sheena M. Murray of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer in Orlando moderated a judges panel presented by the Orange County Bar Association Professionalism Committee discussing best practices for professionally handling issues that arise related to pregnancy, family leave, and caring for children.

Luis E. Rivera of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers has earned national certification as a consumer bankruptcy specialist from the American Board of Certification.

Roy M. Hartman of Sacher, Zelman, Hartman in Miami presented “Avoiding Litigation Risks and Potential Malpractice Claims by Addressing Issues That Arise During Audit and Tax Engagements” at the South Dade Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Greg Snell of Snell Legal PLLC in Daytona Beach has been appointed to the UCF Business Incubation Program Advisory Board and the UCF Daytona International Airport Incubator Advisory Board.

George Spencer of George A. Spencer, CPA, P.A., in Jacksonville completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Brad Gould of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer in Ft. Pierce has been elected a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

Gordon Hill of Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa was sworn in as president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Ari M. Tenzer of Tenzer in Miami was appointed co-chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Hospitality and Recreation Development Council at ULI’s State Summit in Tampa.

Brian D. Burgoon of the Burgoon Law Firm in Atlanta has become president-elect of the University of Florida National Alumni Association.

George Waas of Tallahassee received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, given to those “who have achieved career longevity and unwavering excellence in their chosen fields.”

David B. Weinstein of Greenberg Traurig in Tampa was appointed to the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

Jennifer Fowler-Hermes of Williams Parker in Sarasota was a co-presenter of “Beyond the Hemline: Using Fashion to Recognize Employment Law Issues in the Workplace,” at the Florida Association of Legal Support Specialists’ Annual Membership Meeting in Sarasota.

Jamie W. Karpman of Jacksonville presented “Selected Topics for New and Junior Attorneys” and “Accounts Receivable Financing and Master Leases” at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development 2017 Closing School in Washington, D.C.

Tori C. Simmons of Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa was commended for her pro bono efforts with Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection), a nonprofit that offers free weekly legal clinics at Metropolitan Ministries.

Ava J. Borrasso of Miami has been invited to join the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the international division of the American Arbitration Association.

Joe Chase of Gunster in West Palm Beach has been honored as “Young Professional of the Year” by the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Joseph T. Kohn of Quarles & Brady in Naples graduated from the Growing Associates in Naples (GAIN) Class of 2017.

Lauren Fallick of Haber Slade in Miami took part in a panel presentation on insurance agent liability, and Errors and Omissions (E&O) claims at the Florida Association of Insurance Agents seminar in Ft. Lauderdale.

Morrie I. Levine of the Law Office of Morrie I. Levine, P.A., in Hollywood has become the president of the Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court.

Jane W. Muir of Miami was elected secretary of the Dade County Bar Association.

Dennis G. Kainen of Weisberg Kainen Mark in Miami was a lecturer at the Greater Miami Tax Institute on the topic of “Criminal Tax Proceedings and Strategies.”

Lisa D. Taylor of Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala & Taylor in Parsippany, New Jersey, has become chair of the Health Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar.

Elizabeth Schwartz of Miami has been honored by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation with its 2017 Stanley C. Myers Presidents’ Leadership Award.

Emilia A. Quesada of SMGQ Law in Miami has been named a fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America.

Alan Pickert of Terrell Hogan in Jacksonville was named “Lawyer of the Year” by the Jacksonville Bar Association.

Jeanne L. Seewald of Hahn Loeser & Parks in Naples received the 2017 Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Chair’s Award in recognition for her service to the chamber and to the Naples’ business community.

Mark Osherow of Broad and Cassel in West Palm Beach was appointed chair of the professionalism committee for the South Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Rachael S. Loukonen of Cohen & Grigsby in Naples has been named to the 2017 Leaders in the Law by Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Brian T. Coughlin of the Bedell Firm in Jacksonville was elected to the Board of Governors of the Jacksonville Bar Association. He was also honored as “Chair of the Year” for his work as chair of the Litigation Section of the Jacksonville Bar.

Nailah Tatum of Bryant Miller Olive in Tallahassee was featured in GlobeSt.com with a Q&A about what the new FASB accounting standards mean for commercial real estate tenants.

Candis Trusty of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale received the 2017 Richard Milstein Excellence Award from Dade Legal Aid (Put Something Back) in recognition of excellence in professionalism and pro bono service in the community.

Alicia L. Taylor of Quarles & Brady in Naples graduated from Class II of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

M. Travis Hayes of Grant Fridkin Pearson in Naples has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Benjamin B. Brown of Quarles & Brady in Naples has been selected to participate in the Leadership Collier Class of 2018.

David Friedland of Friedland Vining in Miami moderated the “Mediation Live!” panel that provided an inside look at mediation for those unfamiliar with alternative dispute resolution, at the International Trademark Association’s meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

Cathleen Scott of Scott • Wagner and Associates in Jupiter presented at the 2017 College of Advanced Judicial Studies in Naples “Hard Day’s Night: Workplace Woes.”

[Revised: 11-30-2017]