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January 1, 2023 On the Move

On the Move

Jason Frederick Emert joins Akerman in Miami as of counsel.

Kevin Denyer and Thomas Jablonski join Hall Booth Smith in West Palm Beach.

Tiffany H. Wolf joins ShuffieldLowman in Orlando.

Thomas Philpot joins GrayRobinson in Tallahassee.

Kolton L. Bell and Anastasia Jones join Burr & Forman. Bell in Jacksonville and Jones in Orlando.

Brian C. Hagner joins Alvarez, Winthrop, Thompson & Smoak in Orlando.

Gordon Hill was appointed chair of the employment and labor law committee at Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa.

Kayla Mosquera, Turner Street, and Nick Vargo join Ball Janik. Mosquera in Miami. Street in Orlando, and Vargo in Sarasota.

Gunster and Grant Fridkin Pearson in Naples merged.

Liandra Izquierdo joins Kubicki Draper in Orlando.

Akerman elected Santiago J. Assalini, Nicholas J. Barshel, and Samuel A. Ramos in Miami, Eric D. Coleman, Ross A. Heft, Elissa S. Weiss, and Kevin J. Platt in Ft. Lauderdale, Monica M. Kovecses and Teresa J. Thornton-Hill in Orlando, and Jessica Bober Rosenthal in West Palm Beach partners.

Frank E. Brown joins GrayRobinson in Tampa as of counsel.

Stephany M. Ashton joins Kubicki Draper in Ft. Lauderdale.

Andrew Dominguez rejoins Akerman in Miami as a partner.

Matthew D. Sosonkin joins RTRLAW as head of the workers’ compensation division.

Beatriz A. Cardoza became an associate at ZinnLaw.

Eric F. Werrenrath rejoins Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman in Orlando as a shareholder.

Jordan Mark Kelso joins Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann in Boca Raton.

VLP rebranded to VLP Copenhaver Espino with the additions of Alejandro Espino and Jennifer C. Gonzalez as shareholders in Miami and the promotion of Brad Copenhaver to managing shareholder in Tallahassee. The new Miami office in Coral Gables is led by Espino and Gonzalez.

Clarence Wilbon was elected chair of the Adams and Reese’s executive committee.

Joy Smith-McCormick has become lead counsel for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Allison Jones joins Greenspoon Marder in Orlando as a partner.

Gus S. Weekley joins Kubicki Draper in Tampa.

Eugene J. Gibilaro was elected partner at Blank Rome in Tampa and David A. Gilbert was elevated to of counsel in Ft. Lauderdale.

Michael Brandon Robinson was elevated to partner. The firm name is now Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron, Shea & Robinson.

Lindsey Wagner opened Moxie Mediation.

Older Lundy Koch & Martino merged with the Office of Philip A. McLeod. This St. Petersburg office is located at 2300 Fifth Avenue North. Lindsey M. French and Timothy C. Garding join the firm in Tampa. McLeod will be of counsel.

Rob McFadden, Ana Abdo, Ezichi Chukwu, Matthew Kelly, and Tyler Miller join Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa. McFadden as senior counsel.

H. Scott Fingerhut relocated to 1135 Kane Concourse, 5th Floor, in Bay Harbor Islands.

Zoila M. Noas joins Kubicki Draper in Miami.

Stephanie Rodriguez, Megan Basso, and Kyle Lee join Hall Booth Smith in Miami.

Adam J. Pamel joins Alvarez, Winthrop, Thompson & Smoak in Orlando.

Francisco Abad, Ahmed Ahmadi, Morgana Alderman, Tris Bolinder, Alexis Garcia, Samuel Jacobs, and Stephanie Norman join Kelley Kronenberg. Abad and Ahmadi in Miami; Alderman in Tampa; Bolinder and Garcia in West Palm Beach; Jacobs in Orlando; and Norman in Ft. Lauderdale.

Adria Lynn Silva joins Sass Law Firm in Tampa.

Marlon Hill was elevated to partner at Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman in Miami/Coral Gables.

Lindsay Behnke in Ft. Lauderdale, Jake Bland in Miami, Ryan Hudak in Boca Raton, Narinah Jean-Baptiste in Ft. Lauderdale, and Blayne Yudis in Ft. Lauderdale have joined Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman.

Carol “Jodie” Breece was selected by the Broward Office of the Inspector General Selection-Oversight Committee to be the next inspector general for Broward County and its 31 municipalities.

Caitlin Reese has joined Sessums Law Group in Lakeland.

Colby Keefe has been elected a stockholder with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers.

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