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February 15, 2017 News and Notes

News & Notes

News and Notes

David Gurley of Gurley Vitale Law Firm in Sarasota spoke at the Annual Construction Law in Florida seminar in Miami.

Wendi M. Weiner of Ft. Lauderdale presented “Marketing Your Law Degree for a Career Outside of Law” for the George Edgecomb Bar.

Jason W. Searl of GrayRobinson in Orlando has become a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Task Force Implementation and Review Committee.

Gregory A. Kaiser of the Wills, Trusts, Probate & Elder Law Firm in Sarasota and Kevin G. Staas of Mazzeo & Staas, P.L., in Venice facilitated a presentation on the Medicaid planning topic, spousal refusal, at the AFELA UnProgram in Orlando.

Scott L. Henratty of Malove Henratty in Ft. Lauderdale was installed as president of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association.

Armando G. Hernandez of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in Miami co-presented “Overcoming the Daubert Standard: A Survival Road Map for Litigators Live Webinar.”

Stephen R. Klorfein of Chaiken Klorfein in Atlanta presented “The Art of the Deal” to the Georgia Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute.

Gigi Rollini of Messer Caparello in Tallahassee was elected to her second term as president of America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

Adam B. Cordover of Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm in Tampa co-conducted a two-day Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Family Law Training for attorneys, psychologists, therapists, accountants, financial planners, and mediators at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale.

Warren R. Trazenfeld of Warren R. Trazenfeld, P.A., Miami had the 2017 edition of “Florida Legal Malpractice & Attorney Ethics,” which he co-authored, published by The Daily Business Review.

Christy Foley of The Law Office of Christy L. Foley in Winter Park had an article titled “Do You Own Your Personal Brand? In Figure Skating, the Answer Is Not Too Clear” published in November 2016 in the ABA’s intellectual property journal, Landslide.

Kari K. Jacobson of La Cava & Jacobson in Tampa has been elected to The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

Steven Blickensderfer of Carlton Fields in Miami earned the designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), the global standard in privacy certification, through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Amy L. Sergent of Sarasota has been admitted to the American Arbitration Association national roster of arbitrators.

Robert M. Richter of FIS (Relius) in Jacksonville was elected president of the American Retirement Association for 2017.

Roland Sanchez-Medina, Jr., of SMGQ Law in Coral Gables participated in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program by making a presentation titled “Primer on Legal Issues Faced by Small Business Owners.”

Scheril Murray Powell of Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Wachs, and Adair in Ft. Lauderdale has been named general counsel for Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana, a nonprofit advocating for equal access to the medical marijuana business opportunities.

Donna De Simone of De Simone Law PLLC in Tulsa, OK, presented “Social Media & Electronic Medical Records Liability” to health-care professionals at medical conferences in NYC, Alabama, and Wisconsin.

John H. (Jack) Hickey of Hickey Law Firm, P.A., in Miami has been elected to the Miami Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Steven I. Weissman of Sinclair Louis & Zavertnik in Cooper City was interviewed on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Show” regarding his petition to end predatory health-care pricing, which was delivered to President Trump.

Mark E. Stein of Mark Stein Law in Aventura moderated a panel titled “In the Trenches With Social Media”at the International Trademark Association Leadership Meeting.

Jeffrey Davis of Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A., in Miami presented “Damages, Liens, and Subrogation in Settlement Negotiations” for the National Business Institute at a seminar on Auto Injury Litigation and was recently installed as treasurer of the Miami Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Betty L. Dunkum of Victory Trial Consulting in West Palm Beach spoke at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana State Bar Association on “Jury Selection Form and Substance: Is Post-Racial America Alive and Well in the Courtroom?”

Elaine J. Schwartz of the Law Office of Elaine J. Schwartz in Hollywood conducted a multi-day session “Elder Law 101” at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie.

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

William E. Adams, Jr., of Gunster in West Palm Beach has joined the Justice for Girls: Leadership Council, which serves as an advisory council to the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville.