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September 15, 2017
News and Notes

Gisela M. Munoz of Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami was awarded the Dade County Bar Association Legal Luminaries 2017 Award.

Catherine Peek McEwen, a United States bankruptcy judge for the Middle District of Florida, has been appointed as the nonvoting bankruptcy judge observer to the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Noel J. Davies of Quarles & Brady in Naples spoke at the Annual Florida Planning & Zoning Association State Conference on “The Whys and Hows of Future Infill Development in Florida.”

Matthew Shapiro of the Rice Law Firm in Daytona Beach was recognized by the Volusia County Bar’s Young Lawyers Division for his service as president of the organization.

Fred J. Lotterhos III of Holland & Knight has become a member of the Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association.

Alex Cuello of Coral Gables received the Pro Bono Award of the Year from the Foundation for Indigent Guardianships for his contribution of legal expertise providing support, trainings, and legal services on behalf of Public Guardians and the clients they serve who are indigent and cognitively disabled.

Leslie Lott of Lott & Fischer in Miami was honored as a “Legal Luminary” by the Dade County Bar Association.

Jacob T. Cremer and Jeffrey A. Collier of Stearns Weaver Miller in Tampa spoke at the Florida Chamber’s 31st Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School.

Henry Gare of The Law Offices of Henry E. Gare has joined the board of directors for the Shiloh Baptist Church Outreach Center in Jacksonville.

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

Jacqueline Costoya of Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale was appointed assistant chair of the 2018 Riverwalk Run, hosted by the Junior League of Greater Ft. Lauderdale.

Erika Barger, compliance director at Holland Financial, Inc., in Ormond Beach, was recently admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Raychelle Tasher, law clerk to Chief Bankruptcy Judge Kathy A. Surratt-States, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Missouri, served as a panelist for a webinar hosted by the ABA Business Law Section Consumer Bankruptcy Law Committee, “The Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy Webinar Series: The Big Picture.”

Curtis J. Mase of Mase Tinelli Mebane & Briggs in Miami was a panelist discussing passenger claims for the Cruise Industry Passenger and Seafarer Claims Seminar.

Craig A. Rubinstein of Katzman, Wasserman, Bennardini & Rubinstein in Boca Raton has been accepted for membership in American Mensa.

Ira Leesfield of Leesfield Scolaro in Miami was honored with the Wiedemann Wysocki Award at the 2017 American Association for Justice Annual Convention held in Boston, for his commitment to the principles of the civil justice system and the association’s mission. He also spoke on “Goals of Mediation and Mediation Strategy” at Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee Program.

James L. Eisenberg of Eisenberg & Fouts in West Palm Beach received the 2017 Judge Barry M. Cohen “Champion of Justice” Award given by the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Spencer H. Silverglate of Clarke Silverglate in Miami was elected to the board of directors for the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Daniel L. Haverman of Haverman Law Firm in Boca Raton received a special commendation from the Florida Supreme Court, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association for his pro bono work as an attorney representing disadvantaged individuals. He has also been appointed co-chair of the Solo/Small Law Firm Committee of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Jonathan P. Cohen of Jonathan P. Cohen, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale spoke at the Philadelphia Surety Claims Association on venue restrictions in surety bonds.

Adam B. Cordover of Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm in Tampa led a workshop on “LGBTQ Relationships: The New Family and Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution ” at the 25th Annual Conference of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center.

Sean M. Ellis of Roetzel in Ft. Myers has been named president-elect of the Southwest Florida Attorney Real Estate Council.

Stephanie L. Carman of Hogan Lovells in Miami has become president-elect of the Dade County Bar.

Miranda Lundeen Soto of Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Miami presented “Not Everyone Hates Lawyers: How to Successfully Defend and Try a Legal Malpractice Case” at CLM’s Annual Management & Professional Liability Conference in Boston.

Jack W. Brown III of Gulf Coast Collection Bureau, Inc., in Sarasota has become president-elect of ACA International.

Stefanie C. Moon of S.C. Moon Law in Ft. Lauderdale spoke at the Federal Bar Association Broward County Chapter’s Summer Associate Day at the U.S. District Court.

[Revised: 02-12-2018]