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February 1, 2022 News and Notes

News & Notes

Laurie Hannan Anton of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., has been sworn into the New York Bar.

Gary A. Forster and J. Brian Page of ForsterBoughman presented, “Corporate and Individual Structuring with LLCs and Trusts,” at BNY Mellon’s Probate & Pumpernickel Breakfast.

Ira H. Leesfield of Leesfield Scolaro in Miami recently joined the Consumer Attorneys of California Association.

Kathryn P. Jones and Eric C. Boughman of ForsterBoughman presented, “Social Media and Ethics for Healthcare Businesses,” for healthcare businesses and medical providers.

Roy L. Weinfeld has become certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a county mediator.

Kim Kolback of Law Offices of Kimberly Kolback in Miami moderated, “Your Brand: Where Do You Draw the Line?” on the topics of brand development, exploitation, and protection at the XXXIII North American Legal Symposium on Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law held in Papagayo, Costa Rica.

Stewart Fried of OFW Law in Washington, D.C., presented, “Fiduciary Duties of Officers and Directors,” to the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils annual conference.

Luca Hickman of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers presented a webinar to the National Coffee Association, “Digital IP: Helping Coffee Companies Protect, Defend and Recover Intellectual Property Rights Online.”

Richard D. West of West Family Law Group lectured on, “Virtual Currency in a Real World Divorce,” at the 2021 AAML Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Josh Forman, general counsel and chief compliance officer at GlobeNet in Ft. Lauderdale, has accepted an invitation to join the International Association of Defense Counsel.

John V. Tucker of Tucker Law Group, P.A., in St. Petersburg served as faculty for, “An Introduction to Veterans Law: What You Need to Know to Become Accredited,” presented by the National Organization of Veterans Advocates.

Arnold (Skip) Straus of Straus & Associates received the Raymond O. Denham Award at the 2021 Florida Land Title Association (FLTA) convention for outstanding service to the title industry.

Mark Osherow of Osherow, PLLC, in Boca Raton, delivered a seminar on, “Taking a Great Deposition in Florida,” for the South Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Erin L. Deady of Delray Beach participated in a Climate Resiliency session of the Florida Association for Water Quality Control annual conference in Naples.

Senior Judge Matthew Stevenson, formerly of the Fourth DCA, has been designated a trustee emeritus for his long tenure and service on the Trustee Board of Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach.

Elizabeth Ricci of Rambana and Ricci in Tallahassee moderated the “Immigration Update: Q&A with Florida Bar UPL counsel and DHS disciplinary counsel.”

Katherine E. “Katie” Cole of Hill Ward Henderson has been reappointed to the St. Petersburg College District Board of Trustees.

Michael J. Napoleone of Day Pitney has been appointed to the newly created executive committee for the Palm Beach County Transportation and Planning Agency.

Gary Stein of Peckar & Abramson in Miami presented, “Failure to Properly Consider Damages Could Be Catastrophic for Your Claim,” at the 2021 Construction SuperConference in Orlando.

Judge Miesha Darrough, Judge Scott Janowitz, Lissie Salazar of the Greater Miami Legal Services, and Roy Weinfeld presented a complimentary seminar, “Evictions in a Post-COVID World,” via Zoom.

Ben Sorrell of Syprett Meshad in Sarasota has become an adjunct professor teaching “Florida Pre-Trial Practice” at Stetson University College of Law.

Amy D. Ronner, law professor emeritus, recently served as a discussant on the panel, “Adjudicating Character: Goncharov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky,” at the Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies in New Orleans.

V. Julia Luyster of V. Julia Luyster, P.A., has been admitted to the New York Bar.

Philip G. Thompson of MediationWorks has earned the distinction of Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator.

Amelia Savage of Stearns Weaver Miller presented, “Hot Topics Webinar: Risk Reduction for Mitigation Projects: Perspectives on Financial Assurances’ Best Practices Part 1,” for the Association of State Wetland Managers.

Shannon M. Puopolo of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers is now a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

James C. Gavigan, Jr., of Jones Foster has been named to the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.

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