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February 1, 2019 News and Notes

News & Notes

Jorge Espinosa of Espinosa Martinez in Miami discussed Intellectual Property implications in blockchain, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and private blockchains at a Nova Southeastern University Law Alumni’s Miami breakfast.

Louis Reinstein of Kelley Kronenberg has been elected to serve as a board member for the Department of Religion’s Advisory Board at the University of Florida.

Steven C. Pratico of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Tampa has been appointed to the EDC Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Joshua Hertz of the Law Office of Joshua Hertz P.A., has been elected treasurer of the Miami Lakes Bar Association.

Marcus Susen of Koch Parafinczuk Wolf Susen, was a member of a panel at the recent MDL Conference in New York presented by HarrisMartin. The conference was titled “Current Mass Torts from E-Discovery Through Exit Strategies – Navigating Game-Changing Dynamics.” Susen’s presentation covered the “Mass Tort Landscape.”

Lisa D. Taylor of Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala & Taylor in Parsippany, New Jersey, has been elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Ballet for which she serves as chair of the finance committee.

Maria del Carmen Ramos of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa will serve as a faculty member for the American Immigration Lawyers Association Education Department web seminar titled “Perfecting the Job Description: A Modern Artform.”

Belinda Noah recently published her latest book “Ageless Secrets” that explains how to stay healthy and reverse the aging process. The book is available on

Scott Pryor of Campbell University School of Law Raleigh, NC, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study the implementation of the new Indian Bankruptcy Code.

Melody B. Lynch of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, & Reed has been nominated to serve as chair of the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Committee.

Eric C. Boughman and J. Brian Page of Forster Boughman Lefkowitz & Lowe presented, in cooperation with LawPracticeCLE, on “Cryptocurrency Law (Bitcoin and more).”

Brian Eves of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers in Tampa presented seminars to insurance adjusters from Gallagher Basset regarding “Mitigating Water Intrusion Damages” and “Slip and Falls: Fraudulent Claims Handling.”

Lonnie Groot of Daytona Beach Shores provided insights into the legal profession and life service as a lawyer at Career Exploration Day at Silver Sands Middle School in Port Orange.

Melissa Pallett-Vasquez of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami has been elected to the board of directors for Lawyers for Children America.

Eric C. Boughman and Teresa N. Phillips of Forster Boughman Lefkowitz & Lowe presented “Data Privacy and Information Security Law,” in cooperation with the National Business Association.

Gail E. Farb of Williams Parker in Sarasota presented “Workplace Harassment in the Age of #MeToo” at the Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators as part of their Lunch & Learn Series.

Amy D. Ronner, law professor emeritus at St. Thomas University School of Law, presented her paper, “Dostoevsky’s Narrative Suicide Etiology: Egoistic, Altruistic, Anomic, and Fatalistic Paradigms,” and chaired a panel on “Rewriting the Russian Literary Canon” at the Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies.

Nicholas Popp, associate general counsel of Bankers Financial Corporation in St. Petersburg, was elected chair of the Florida Film & Entertainment Advisory Council.

Linda Wagner Farrell of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Jacksonville co-presented “Opioids…The Not So New Epidemic” at the Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals Holiday Conference in Tampa.

Juan C. Enjamio of Hunton Andrews Kurth in Miami was honored by the University of Miami School of Law as one of this year’s Law Alumni Achievement Award recipients.

Brandon Rose of AXS Law Group in Miami received a 2018 Pro Bono Attorney Award from Lawyers for Children America for representing a teen girl in foster care who was removed from her adoptive mother’s home.

Lori Smith-Lalla, of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman in Ft. Lauderdale was elected to the board of directors of Florida Women in Public Finance.

Gary A. Forster and J. Brian Page of Forster Boughman Lefkowitz & Lowe present on “Foreign and Domestic Asset Protection Trusts and Associated Taxation” to the FICPA Mid-Florida Chapter in Ocala. They also discussed “Foreign and Domestic Asset Protection Trusts and Associated Taxation” to the FICPA Sandspur Chapter in Tampa.

Scott Holtz of Prestia Holtz in Lake Worth has been appointed to the Planning Board for the City of West Palm Beach.”

Jacqueline Costoya of Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale has been selected to participate in Women Leading Broward’s “Up Close & Personal with Leading Women” program.

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