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February 1, 2019 On the Move

On the Move

Jeffrey D. Slanker has become a shareholder of Sniffen & Spellman in Tallahassee.

Justin Luger, Matthew Ramenda, and Milton Collins have joined Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman in Ft. Lauderdale. Luger focuses on commercial, business, and municipal/government litigation. Ramenda focuses on litigation, business law torts and premises liability, defense and claims of false arrest, constitutional challenges, public records request violations, and code enforcement lien foreclosure actions. Collins focuses on labor and employment, employee benefits, and local govern-ment law.

Heather Overby and Jonathan Heinz have joined the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Miami.

Pamela Rogers has joined the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services as a senior attorney in Miami.

Lexie Miller has joined the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Jacksonville.

Caitlin Beyl has joined McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern in Jacksonville as a partner focusing on workers’ compensation defense and reimbursement dispute litigation.

Darren M. Stotts has been named a partner at Persante Zuroweste in Clearwater focusing on probate and trust litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, and complex business litigation.

Stan Rowe has joined Glausier Knight in Tampa focusing on community association law, real estate, business litigation, and bankruptcy.

Scott J. Wortman has formed SJW Law Group in Wellington. He is board certified in condominium and planned development law and real estate law.

Ryan Lossius has joined Weekley | Schulte | Valdes | Murman | Tonelli in Tampa focusing on auto and trucking defense, premises liability, medical malpractice, and professional malpractice.

Richard Akin has been elected a stockholder at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers and is a member of the tort and insurance litigation division.

Day Pitney has merged with Richman Greer retaining offices in Miami and West Palm Beach. Joining in Miami are Katherine A. Coba, Manuel A. Garcia-Linares, Alan Graham Greer, Dolly Hernandez, Charles H. Johnson, George L. Metcalfe, Jr., Steven Naclerio, Mark A. Romance, and Georgia A. Thompson. Joining in West Palm Beach are Gary S. Betensky, Nathaniel M. Edenfield, Amanda R. Keller, Adam M. Myron, Michael J. Napoleone, and Gerald F. Richman.

Liam Krahe has joined Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel in Coral Gables focusing on community association law.

Matthew D. Armstrong, Regina Rabitaille, and Angela D. Shaw have been elected partners at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Orlando. Jennifer Lawton Marquina has been elected partner in Boca Raton. Armstrong focuses on corporate mergers and acquisitions, private investments, and securities transactions. Rabitaille focuses on probate, trusts and estates, and transfer tax controversy matters. Shaw focuses on commercial real estate. Marquina focuses on transactional real estate.

Holland & Knight has elected the following partners: Jason Havens of the business section in Jacksonville; Rebecca Canamero of the litigation section; Aymee Valdivia Granda of the business section and its Cuba action team; Henry R. Roque and Shane Segarra of the business section; and Isabel C. Diaz of the real estate section in Miami. Christin Decker Petroski of the business section in Orlando. Patrick Chidnese of the litigation section in Tampa.

Chelsea E. Bellew has joined Chartwell Law in Palm Beach Gardens focusing on workers’ compensation and employment and labor law.

Brenda J. Newman has joined Upchurch Watson White & Max in Maitland focusing on mediation.

Michael Odrobina has become a partner at Nosich & Ganz in Coral Gables.

Christopher I. Pierson, David S. Resnick, and Eric Singer have become partners at Bilzin Sumberg. Pierson focuses on corporate law. Resnick focuses on corporate and tax. Singer focuses on land development and government relations.

Jason Brenner and Pedro Echarte have been named partners at The Haggard Law Firm in Coral Gables. Brenner focuses on negligent security, auto accident, wrongful death and personal injury. Echarte focuses on injury or death resulting from fires, negligent security, drowning, and personal injury.

Susan Mack has been elected a partner at Adams and Reese in Jacksonville. Mack focuses on life, health, and property/casualty insurers, brokers, general agents, and administrators on insurance regulatory and other legal issues.

Luis A. Sosa has been elected as a shareholder at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles in West Palm Beach/Port St. Lucie.

Sheryl Ellis has joined McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern in Jacksonville focusing on workers’ compensation defense.

Thomas F. Morante has joined Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck as a partner and chair of the insurance regulatory and transactional practice in Ft. Lauderdale.

Andrew B. Zelman has been promoted to partner and Ashley Dillman Bruce has been promoted to of counsel at Berger Singerman in Miami. Zelman is a member of the dispute resolution team and Bruce is a member of the business reorganization and dispute resolution team.

Jeremy D. Bailie has joined Weber, Crabb & Wein in St. Petersburg focusing on commercial litigation, appeals, and employment law.

Richard Swift and Shaun Garry have joined GrayRobinson. Swift, as a shareholder in Naples and Ft. Myers, joins the estate and banking transactional practice groups. Garry, as of counsel in Naples, joins the real estate, trust and estates, and business transactions practice groups.

Daniel A. Milian has joined Fowler White Burnett focusing on general commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and condominium and homeowners association law.

Karen G. Brown, Veronica N. Daniel, and Jordan P. Goldman have joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Ft. Lauderdale as associates. Brown and Goldman join the firm’s casualty department and Daniel is a member of the professional liability department.

Michael G. Candiotti has become a partner with Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine in Orlando. Candiotto practices in the real estate and hospitality departments.

Megen M. Gold has joined Kubicki Draper’s Miami office where she will focus on appellate litigation consulting/support and insurance coverage matters.

Jesse R. Butler and Andrew L. Douberly have been named partners of Dickinson & Gibbons in Sarasota. Butler focuses on product liability, consumer protection, tort cases, and appellate work. Douberly focuses on auto and trucking litigation, premises liability, personal injury, and criminal defense.

Eugene Polyak and Joseph Young have been elected partners with Smith, Currie & Hancock in Ft. Lauderdale. Polyaks focuses on commercial litigation with a concentration on construction and real estate investment industry. Young is board certified in construction law.

Stephanie L. Kane has been elevated to partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Tampa. Kane is a member of the banking and financial services and real estate practice groups.

Irina Danilyan, Candice Magee, and Matthew P. Strauss have joined Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale. Danilyan focuses on mortgage foreclosure litigation and works with banks and other financial service providers with regulatory, enforcement, transactional, and litigation issues. Magee focuses on first-party insurance defense and workers’ compensation. Strauss focuses on first-party insurance defense litigation.

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