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January 1, 2024 News and Notes

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Grace Yang of GrayRobinson was elected treasurer of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation

James Austin Alderman, Dana Apfelbaum, French Brown, and Michael Minton of Dean Mead wrote a blog post, “Sunlight In Your Pocket: Solar Energy Tax Incentives,” highlighting a number of Federal and state tax incentives available for adopting solar power and other renewable energy forms in Florida.

Paul R. Shalhoub of GOLDLAW in Palm Beach joined the board of directors at the Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope.

Mark Nieds of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, served as a panelist on copyright and trademark laws for the American Advertising Federation of Southwest Florida’s membership luncheon at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Bette Quiat co-presented, “Elephant In The Room — The Effects of Infidelity on a Collaborative Process,” at the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Forum in Toronto.

Jennifer Diaz moderated a panel at the Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, “How to Import into the United States.”

Judge Stefanie C. Moon of the 17th Circuit has been nominated to serve a three-year term on the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society Board of Trustees.

Julia Wyda of Brinkley Morgan in Boca Raton presented on equitable distribution at the Nuts & Bolts Family Law Seminar & Legislative Update hosted by the Broward County Bar Association’s Family Law Section.

Professor H.T. Smith of FIU College of Law was presented the Wiley A. Branton Award by the National Bar Association at its Annual Wiley A. Branton Symposium held in Miami Beach.

David Stillson of The Law Offices of David W. Stillson, P.A., spoke on a panel of attorneys/mediators at the 2023 South Florida Public Risk Management Association Educational Conference where he presented, “The Art of Mediation.”

Robert D. Peltz of The Peltz Law Firm in Miami participated on a panel discussing, “Important Issues in Maritime and Trucking Litigation,” at the Annual Past President’s Seminar hosted by the Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association in Coconut Grove.

Nick Roknich IV of the Roknich Law Firm in Sarasota has been appointed as a director of the Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association.

Dan Newman of Nelson Mullins was awarded the Thomas Davison III Memorial Service Award at the 2023 University of Miami Law Association’s Homecoming Breakfast.

Brian Stephens of Dean Mead has co-written two articles with law students that spotlight opportunities to increase revenue and value in the Florida real estate market: “The Role and Benefits of Conservation Easements” and “Evolving Agricultural Projects Practices in the Mission to Capture Carbon.”

Ricky Polston of Shutts & Bowen in Tallahassee is now a panel member of the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators.

Michael J. Gore of Jones Foster has been elected vice chair of the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity’s Fair Housing/Equal Employment Board.

Aaron Davis, Jason Goldman, Kimberly Cook, Maidenly Macaluso, and Michael Bild of Davis Goldman in Miami participated in the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)’s Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Miami 5K at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

Madeline “Maddie” Salamone of Syprett Meshad in Sarasota testified before Congress during a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business hearing. The hearing convened on the topic, “Athletes and Innovators: Analyzing NIL’s Impact on Entrepreneurial Collegiate Athletes.”

Katherine Coba of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Coral Gables has been re-appointed co-chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association Litigation & Dispute Resolution Section.

Courtney Burroughs and Quinn Cockrell of Hill Ward Henderson have been elected to serve as committee chairs for the Young Lawyers Division of the Hillsborough County Bar. Burroughs will chair the Pro Bono Committee and Cockrell will chair the Grants, Awards, and Bylaws Committee.

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