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August 15, 2016 News and Notes

News & Notes

News and Notes

Amy D. Ronner, professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law, presented her paper, “Rodion Raskolnikov Versus Ivan Karamazov: Dostoevsky’s Contribution to Confession Jurisprudence,” at the International Dostoevsky Conference in Granada, Spain.

Fred A. Cunningham of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens has been inducted as a member into The Melvin M. Belli Society,

Antonio Romano of Chepenik Trushin in North Miami has become a member of the Dade County Bar Association Board of Directors.

Brad Gould of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer in Ft. Peirce served as moderator of the S Corporation Current Developments program at a meeting of the Section of Taxation of the ABA.

Stephen R. Senn and Amanda L. Walls of Peterson & Myers in Lakeland presented an “Employment Law Update” at a meeting of the Mid-Florida Society for Human Resources Management.

Maia R. Albrecht of ShuffieldLowman in Daytona Beach completed the 36th Leadership Daytona class, offered by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Nicola J. Melby of McCarthy, Summers, Bobko, Wood, Norman, Bass & Melby in Stuart has been appointed to the National Elder Law Foundation Board of Directors.

J. Gigi Soliman of the City of Miami City Attorney’s Office was a speaker on the Commercial Real Estate Women – Miami’s panel “Workforce Housing and the Current Real Estate Market.”

Paul Michael Gabe of ROIG Lawyers in Miami has joined the Insurance Fraud Committee of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance.

Theodore J. Leopold of Cohen Milstein in Palm Beach Gardens was honored with the EAGLE Centurion Award presented by the Florida Justice Association for his lifetime commitment to leadership and public justice advocacy.

Grant C. Jaquith, first assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of New York in Albany, was awarded the Director’s Award for Executive Achievement by the Department of Justice.

Elisha D. Roy of The Law Firm of Elisha D. Roy, P.A., in West Palm Beach was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Greater Palm Beach County Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Dave Aronberg, state attorney for the 15th Circuit, was the recipient of the 2016 Pegasus Wings Award in Washington, D.C., for his prosecution of the animal cruelty case involving the pit bull, Bella.

Leslie M. Kroeger of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll in Palm Beach has been elected secretary for the Florida Justice Association.

Keith Dubose of Matthews Eastmoore has been elected president of the Sarasota Bar Association.

Michael L. Forte of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in Tampa presented “Recent Developments in Public Records Law and What You Need to Know” to law enforcement representatives from cities throughout Florida.

Angela Klemack Santos of Duane Morris in Boca Raton graduated from the inaugural class of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Andrew M. Gordon of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed as a member of the Ft. Lauderdale Civil Service Board.

Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik of DPW Legal in Wesley Chapel was elected president of the Women Lawyers of Pasco, the Pasco County chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Michelle M. Gervais of Blank Rome was selected as a member of the Florida Hospital Tampa Foundation Board of Trustees.

Anthony David Tilton of Trent Cotney, P.A., in Tampa presented an overview and assessment of the legal framework that governs the use and application of drone technology at the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association’s Annual Convention and Expo in Orlando.

Leonard J. Dietzen III of Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell in Tallahassee presented “Florida Public Records: What Now?” to members of the Florida Police Chiefs Association in Winter Park and in Tallahassee.

Julie Harris Nelson of ROIG Lawyers in Miami was elected state treasurer for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Manuel J. Alvarez of Rywant, Alvarez, Jones, Russo & Guyton, P.A., in Tampa has been certified as a circuit civil and county mediator by the Florida Supreme Court.

Professor H. T. Smith of FIU College of Law presented a trial advocacy seminar to the lawyers at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office titled “The Art of Legal Storytelling: From Cicero to Cochran.”

Michelle R. Suskauer of Suskauer Law Firm in West Palm Beach served as moderator for the South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s and South Palm Beach County FAWL’s, “Having It All: Strategies for Success.” She also served as moderator for the Business Development Board’s C Suite — Palm Beach County’s Economic Forum.

Melinda N. Coonrod of Tallahassee was appointed chair of the Florida Commission on Offender Review.

Steven M. Applebaum ofArnstein & Lehr in Miami wrote a column titled “As Florida Real Estate Evolves, Strong Contracts Lower Risks” published in Law360.

Stacey D. Mullins of Schuttler Greenberg & Mullins in Boca Raton was selected by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers to receive the Leaders in the Law award for her continued commitment to her profession, community, peers, and to FAWL.

Robin Moselle of LAWCRAFT in Plantation spoke at the 2016 No-Call Law Enforcement Summit in Indianapolis, IN, on the topic of collecting a judgment.

Andre D. Pierre, of the Law Office of Andre D. Pierre, P.A., in North Miami, was the keynote speaker for the Miramar Democratic Club meeting discussing “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

George L. Metcalfe, Jr., of Richman Greer in Miami has been elected to the board of directors for the Belen Alumni Lawyers Section.

Karen Yochim of Alba & Yochim in Gainesville acted as program moderator for “As Family Court Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Litigating Divorce.”

Jacob T. Cremer of Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami was a panelist on “Free to Do Business: Understanding Your Rights as a Landowner in the Face of Increasing State and Federal Regulation” at the 2016 National Conference of Forest Landowners.

Joseph M. Percopo of Mateer & Harbert in Orlando presented “Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act” at the June Orange County Bar Association CLE luncheon.

Jolyon Acosta of Bush Ross in Tampa graduated from the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Charles Brecker of Arnstein & Lehr in Miami wrote a column titled “The Secret Weapon Behind Successful Mixed and Multi-Use Developments,” published in Multi-Housing News.

Andrew Jenkins of Bush Ross in Tampa graduated from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Tampa Class.

Richard A. Greenberg of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in Tallahassee discussed “Lawyers v. Judges: JQC and Bar Discipline Proceedings” at the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ 29th annual meeting in Daytona Beach Shores. He also was sworn in as vice president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Jerry D. Hamilton of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel in Miami presented at the Hospitality Lawyer Conference on “Financial, Legal and Compliance Challenges in the Lodging, Food and Beverage Industries” in Houston and was selected as the 2016 Anthony G. Marshall Hospitality Lawyer Award Recipient.

Jon M. Philipson of Carlton Fields in Tampa has been elected to All Saints’ Academy’s Board of Trustees.

Gary Brown of Arnstein & Lehr in Ft. Lauderdale published a book titled Florida Construction Defect Litigation.

Grasford W. Smith of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in West Palm Beach was sworn in as a member of the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Ronald Fieldstone, Julián Montero, and Jay M. Rosen of Arnstein & Lehr in Miami hosted and spoke at the Arnstein & Lehr’s Annual Advanced EB-5 Seminar in Miami.

Rosa M. de la Camara of Becker & Poliakoff in Miami was inducted into the Miami-Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame.

Lori R. Hartglass, Mary Hoelle, and Susan Trench of Arnstein & Lehr in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami chaired the firm’s South Florida Women’s Initiative Committee, which presented the inaugural 2016 Woman of Vision Award to Alexandra Villoch, president and publisher of the Miami Herald Media Company.

Alex Caballero of Mason Black & Caballero in Tampa has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Marlon A. Hill of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel in Miami received the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Bill Colson Leadership Award and was selected as a 2016 BMe Community Miami Leader.

Jude M. Faccidomo of Ratzen & Faccidomo in Miami was presented with the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Statewide annual President’s Award for his efforts on behalf the organization’s Juvenile Resentencing Project.

Derrick B. Gruner, executive vice president and general counsel of Strategic Diversified Management, Inc.,
in Westlake Village, CA, spoke at the 17th Annual U.S. Real Estate Opportunity & Private Funds Investing Forum in New York. He moderated “Buy/Sell/Hold? Investor Options in Fully Valued Markets.”

Robert W. Wilkins,of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in West Palm Beach, was named chair of the Technology Law CLE Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Tom Scarritt of Scarritt Law Group in Tampa received the Michael A. Fogarty “In the Trenches” award from the Hillsborough County Bar.

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