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March 1, 2019 NEWS AND NOTES

News & Notes

Kim Kolback of the Law Offices of Kimberly Kolback in Miami moderated “Global Issues in Trademark, Branding and Intellectual Property” during the Annual North American Law Summit on Entertainment | Sports | Ip on the Cayman Islands.

Ric Gregoria of Williams Parker in Sarasota presented a tax seminar on the 31st Forbes Cruise for Investors, hosted by Steve Forbes.

Susan Tillotson Bunch of Thomas & LoCicero in Tampa has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Privacy Bar Section of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Leonard H. Gilbert of Holland & Knight in Tampa was honored with a Resolution of the Court from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals honoring his contributions to the court, including his five-year tenure as president of the 11th Circuit Historical Society.

Gisela M. Munoz of Stearns Weaver Miller presented “The Intersection of Mindfulness with the Practice of Law and Professionalism” at the University of Dayton School of Law.

Jerry Markowitz of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog in Miami participated as a faculty member at the ABI/St. John’s Bankruptcy Mediation Training in New York City.

Scott Newmark of Cohen & Newmark in Delray Beach was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes community service leaders and volunteers.

Reggie L. Bouthillier of Stearns Weaver Miller presented “The Future of Florida’s Electorate — How will Florida Respond to the Rising Independent Voters?” at the Association of Florida Developers.

John Leighton of Leighton Law in Miami and Orlando was elected president-elect of The National Crime Victim Bar Association.

Ronald L. Weaver of Stearns Weaver Miller presented “Harris Act Recoveries” and the “Florida Legislative Update” at the CLE International Eminent Domain Conference.

Chris Cavaliere of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa has been appointed to the board of directors of HR Tampa.

Jacob T. Cremer of Stearns Weaver Miller was appointed to Florida Brownfields Association Board of Directors.

William Boltrek of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt facilitated a panel discussion on “Tackling the Bloomberg Articles and the Negative Media Attention” at the Merchants Cash Advance and small business lending industries at the deBanked CONNECT conference.

Chanae Wood of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman in Miami has been honored by the University of Florida’s Association of Black Alumni as a “Gator Great 1st – 2019.”

Lori L. Moore of Roetzel in Ft. Myers has joined the board of directors for the Southwest Florida chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction.

Giselle Gutierrez of Stearns Weaver Miller was re-elected treasurer to Cuban American Bar Association.

Yoshimi O. Smith of Beller Smith in Boca Raton spoke at the Northwest Federal Tax Conference on “Are Death and Taxes Really Certain? Confronting the Impact of Tax Reform on Estate Planning.”

Hale E. Sheppard of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry in Atlanta was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel.

Dale Appell of Tampa spoke at the Hillsborough County Bar Solo Practitioner program on networking for professionals.

David C. Prather of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin in West Palm Beach spoke to student members of Latinos in Action at Forest Hill High School about the importance of education and diversity.

Darrin J. Quam of Stearns Weaver Miller presented “Harris Act Recoveries” at the CLE International Eminent Domain Conference.

Victoria Mesa-Estrada of Boynton Beach has been elected president of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association and appointed to the Organized Labor Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Mark H. Hildebrandt of Miami Beach has been elected chair of the executive board of trustees at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.

Jeffrey R. Davis of Miami was installed as president of ABOTA Miami.

Richard F. Appleton, an assistant city attorney with the City of Miami City Attorney’s Office, has been selected by the University of Miami to the Community Scholars in Affordable Housing 2019 Cohort.

Miguel De Grandy of Holland & Knight was unanimously re-elected chair of the Miami-Dade County Domestic Violence Oversight Board.

Michael S. Kantor of Weiss Serota Cole & Bierman in Ft. Lauderdale has been named director of legislative affairs of the Human Resources Association of Broward County.

Brian Wolf of Smith, Currie & Hancock in Ft. Lauderdale has been named to the board of directors for the Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter.