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November 1, 2018 News and Notes

News & Notes

News and Notes

David Bolen of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers in Tampa presented a seminar to insurance adjusters from Mercury Insurance regarding “Punitive Damage Law & Procedure.”

Jennifer Diaz of Diaz Trade Consulting moderated Global Volatility & Risk: The Imperative for Supply Chain Agility Powered by AWESOME (Advancing Women’s Supply Chain Leadership), at the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals Edge Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition in Nashville. She also presented a webinar titled “Trade-Based Money Laundering & CTPAT” in September.

Brock Hankins of Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist was recently appointed by the mayor of Orange County to serve on the Citizens’ Commission for Children Advisory Board.

Fermin Lopez of Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter in Orlando will serve as adjunct faculty at Barry Law School this Fall teaching Insurance Law.

Gary A. Forster of Forster Boughman Lefkowitz & Lowe presented “Latest Trends in Asset Protection: Domestic Asset Protection and Foreign Trusts” to faculty and students of International Corporate Law at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law.

Kristin Carte, of the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section of the Office of the Broward County Administrator in Ft. Lauderdale, has been appointed to the University of Florida Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Michal Meiler of Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin in Miami was elected to the board of directors for the Florida Justice Association.

Patrick H. Neale has been named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Legal Aid Service of Collier County.

Brandon Robinson of Barnes Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron & Shea had been elected treasurer of the Thomas E. Penick, Jr., American Inn of Court and was appointed to the Manatee County Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors.

Howard W. Gordon of Fowler White Burnett co-wrote “Supreme Court’s Tax Decision Creates Just as Many Problems as it Solved,” which was published in the Tax Law Practice Focus section of the Daily Business Review.

V. Lynn Whitfield presented her mental health awareness CLE seminar, “Make Law Your Profession, Not Your Life” to the Bay County Bar.

Lindsay M. Massillon of Fowler White Burnett has become president-elect of the Broward County Bar Young Lawyers Section.

Phil Rothschild of Holland & Knight was sworn in as president of the Broward County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Joanne O’Connor of Jones Foster has been appointed vice president/president-elect of the Federal Bar Association Palm Beach Chapter.

Esther E. Galicia of Fowler White Burnett published “Recent Legal Developments” in the Trial Advocate Quarterly, a publication of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

John A. Greco, chief appellate counsel for the City of Miami, presented “Regulation of Short-Term Rentals” at the North Dade and the Beaches Real Estate Council.

Elizabeth P. Diaz of Williams Parker has been selected to participate in the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Sarasota County Class of 2019.

Walter G. Latimer and Bruno Renda of Fowler White Burnett were published in the Daily Business Review’s Appellate Law Practice Focus for their commentary “Appeals Court Tosses Asbestos Case for Lack of Jurisdiction.”

Jesse D. Drawas and Kristine T. DeSoiza of Fowler White Burnett co-wrote “Currently Taking All Bets on The Future of Florida’s Sports Betting,” in the September issue of the Broward County Bar Association’s Barrister.

Traci McKee of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers was sworn in as president of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

Todd Michaels of The Haggard Law Firm was voted to serve on the Florida Justice Association’s executive committee.

Barnaby L. Min, deputy city attorney for the City of Miami, was a panelist at the American Planning Association Florida Chapter’s Annual Conference in West Palm Beach discussing “City of Miami’s Sign Standards and Regulations.”

F. Shields McManus of the Law Office of F. Shields McManus in Stuart was appointed by Senate President Joe Negron to serve on the Florida Commission on Ethics for two years.

James H. Swain of Atlanta spoke at the Warren Street Festival in Franklin County, VA, on “Reconciliation Requires Truth” as part of the county’s celebration of the historic Warren Street business district as an example of African American enterprise despite Jim Crow era legal restrictions.

Michael Haggard of The Haggard Law Firm lead a presentation and moderated a panel discussion on preventing school mass shootings at the National Center for Victims of Crime/The National Crime Victim Bar Association National Training Institute Conference in Orlando.

John Tucker of Tucker & Ludin in St. Petersburg presented “Adjuster and Bad Faith Expert Witness Deposition and Examination Tactics” at the Advanced Insurance Bad Faith Seminar sponsored by National Business Institute in Tampa.

Robyn Rusignuolo, chief operating officer of Modern Business Associates, Inc., in St. Petersburg, spoke on the Sexual Harassment in the Workplace panel at the 73rd Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute conference in Orlando. She was also recently elected to serve as vice-chair of the American Stage Theatre Company’s Board of Trustees.

Elizabeth B. Ferguson of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Jacksonville co-presented “The Impact of Altman on Defense and Indemnity Obligations in Florida,” a webinar hosted by The CLM.

Stephen R. Gross and Priscilla S. Zaldivar of Fowler White Burnett co-wrote “Short-Term Rentals, Long-Term Problems,”in the September issue of the Broward County Bar Association’s Barrister.

Shana H. Bridgeman of Goren, Cherof, Doody, & Ezrol in Ft. Lauderdale spoke on: “From Me Too to Not Me — Understanding Legal Implications of Harassment and Discrimination in the world of ‘Me Too’” at the Women of Color Empowerment Conference.

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