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June 1, 2022 News and Notes

News & Notes

Anthony P. Pires, Jr., of Woodward, Pires & Lombardo presented, “Local Government Day,” to Associate Leadership Collier, Class of 2022, for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.

Gene M. Carlino of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara in Boca Raton has been elected as a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Dr. Roza Pati of the John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy of St. Thomas University College of Law received the inaugural Gillen-Massey Award from A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center.

Barry Snyder of North Miami Beach has been elected to the board of directors of the Florida Justice Association.

Ira S. Bergman of MediationWorks in Delray Beach was certified as a mediator in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Richard A. Greenberg of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in Tallahassee presented an ethics update at the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s 2022 Board Certification Review Seminar in Orlando.

Christian Haman of Dal Lago Law in Naples was appointed secretary of the Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals Association.

Shaina Kamen of Holland & Knight in New York and Miami has been elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Professor H. T. Smith of Florida International University College of Law was appointed to the Florida International University Presidential Search Committee to vet and interview applicants and recommend candidates to the board of trustees.

J. Brian Page of ForsterBoughman presented, “Foreign Asset Protection Trusts” to the Central Florida Estate Planning Council.

Adam Rose of Leesfield Scolaro in Miami has been selected to serve as secretary of the Monroe County Bar Association.

Thomas C. Shaw of ForsterBoughman recently presented, “The Ever-Changing Estate and Gift Tax: What CPAs Need to Know,” to the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Leslie Lott of Lott & Fischer spoke at the Practising Law Institute’s “Advanced Trademark Law 2022: Current Issues” program.

Gary A. Forster and J. Brian Page of ForsterBoughman had their article, “Expatriation from the United States (Part 2): The Inheritance Tax,” published in Florida CPA Today.

Alan Rosenberg of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale organized and moderated a panel, “Crypto-Philanthropy: A New Way to Invest in Our Community,” during the Bitcoin Week in Miami.

Erin L. Deady of Delray Beach served as program co-chair and panelist at the Coastal Issues & Shoreline Management Seminar by The Seminar Group in Miami.

Eric C. Boughman of ForsterBoughman presented, “Mechanisms and Advantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution,” at the Symphony Financial Summit.

Rebecca L. Palmer of The Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group has been reappointed to the City of Orlando Public Arts Advisory Board by Mayor Buddy Dyer.

Ross Hartog of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog is teaching and serving as supervising attorney for the Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement course for the Winter 2022 Semester at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law.

Jean Pierre Espinoza of Espinoza Law Offices was awarded the Karla Foreman Wright Attorney Award by the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association for the promotion of diversity in the 10th Circuit.

Jin Liu of Carlton Fields in Tampa was named a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

John Foster moderated the panel discussion, “Advanced Alimony,” during the 2022 Bench Bar Conference held by the Orange County Bar Association in Orlando. Foster is also the recipient of the Orange County Bar Association’s 2022 William Trickel, Jr., Professionalism Award.

Judge Stefanie C. Moon of the 17th Judicial Circuit was selected by the Florida Supreme Court to serve as a director of The Florida Bar Foundation.

Stanley H. Wakshlag was elected to serve as Legal Services of Greater Miami Foundation Board president and is the newest board member to join the Legal Services Board of Directors.

Iman Zekri of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt has been elected secretary of the Board of the Association of Family Law Professionals.

Angela de Cespedes of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr was appointed vice chair of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports’ Industries’ Litigation Division.

Cathleen Ward of Ward Damon was sworn in as West Palm Beach City Commissioner for District 1.

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