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April 1, 2021 News and Notes

News & Notes

Haydee Sera of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman was elected secretary of the Cuban American Bar Association.

Brittany Maxey-Fisher of St. Petersburg spoke on patents and online counterfeits in an interview for the Legal Examiner’s, “Demand for Patents Up, Number of Patent Lawyers Down. Why?” article.

Susan Meisel Levin of Miami was awarded an LL.M. (summa cum laude) in Intercultural Human Rights from St. Thomas University College of Law.

Cynthia Sass of Sass Law Firm in Tampa virtually presented, “First Amendment in Public Employment,” to the attorneys of the Florida Department of Health.

Candis Trusty and Carly Weiss of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog participated in the “You be the Judge” probate seminar, hosted by the Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back, the Dade County Bar Association Probate & Guardianship Committee, and Young Lawyers Section.

H.T. Smith of FIU College of Law made a virtual presentation titled, “Conversation with Leaders,” that was sponsored by the Young Professional Council of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

Alan C. Sheppard, Jr., of Greenberg Traurig in Orlando has been reappointed to the board of directors of the Central Florida Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.

Dennis Wall spoke on, “Stipulated Limitations on Disclosure of Information: The Role of Rights Protected by the First Amendment,” at the American Constitution Society Constitutional Law Scholars Forum at Barry Law School in Orlando.

Mutaqee Akbar of Akbar Law Firm has become president of the Tallahassee National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Executive Committee.

Zachary W. Lombardo of Woodward, Pires & Lombardo has been accepted into the Greater Naples Chamber’s Associate Leadership Collier Class of 2021.

Reuben Doupé of Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé and Diaz has been certified by the Supreme Court as a family mediator.

Kristin Vivo, Mark R. Osherow, and Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer presented a webinar, “Trial by Zoom: Preparing and Conducting Electronic Presentations in Court.”

Chanel T. Rowe, an enforcement attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Miami Regional Office, has been appointed to the Florida International University Board of Trustees.

Lia Catalina Lopez has been elected to the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Board of Directors.

Destinie Baker Sutton of Destinie Law in West Palm Beach has been appointed to the board of directors for the Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County.

Beatrice Cazeau of Cazeau & Associates served as a panelist on the topic, “Representing Caribbean Families in Domestic Violence Cases,” a webinar organized by the Guardian ad Litem Program and the Haitian Lawyer Association, along with the Dade County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar.

Jenea M. Reed of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented, “Cafecito Chat: Racial Equity in Local Philanthropy,” for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Miami Chapter.

Scott Hawkins of Jones Foster has become chair of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County’s Policy Committee.

Eric Gabrielle of Stearns Weaver Miller has been elected president of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys.

Roy B. Gonas of Coral Gables gave a 10-week lecture series on International Commercial Arbitration to law students in the Faculty of International Relations, University of Lviv. Prior to the pandemic, he has been a recurring lecturer as a Fulbright and by private invitation to several European law schools.

Janet Goldberg McEnery of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented, “Webinar Wednesday: Discussion on COVID-19 Vaccines and Mandating it to Employees,” for the Florida Public Human Resources Association.

Robert C. Meyer of Miami had his article, “Bankruptcy and Trusts,” published in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Journal.

Patrick E. Quinlan, a 15th Circuit assistant state attorney, was named Assistant State Attorney of the Year for 2020.

David Jennis and Daniel Etlinger of Jennis Morse Etlinger in Tampa spoke at St. Leo University on, “Re-Imagine Your Future Under Subchapter V: A Chapter 11 Survival Tool,” and at Stetson University College of Law on, “Procedural Issues Including Withdrawal of the Reference, Jurisdiction (Stern and Safety Harbor Issues), Venue, and Abstention.”

Jerry P. Brodsky of Peckar & Abramson in Miami was a speaker at the ABA’s webinar series, “Bridging the Americas,” hosted by the Forum on Construction Law.

Alan R. Rosenberg of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale moderated the panel, “Subchapter V in the COVID-19 Era,” at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Caribbean Insolvency Symposium.

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