September 1, 2012 News and Notes
News and Notes
Nellie L. King of West Palm Beach was presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.
Darcee S. Siegel, city attorney of North Miami Beach, was presented the ABA’s Nelson Award, recognizing contributions to the ABA by an individual government or public sector lawyer.
Liben Amedie of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa has been appointed to the board of directors of The Children’s Home.
Mitchell Panter from Panter, Panter & Sampedro presented “Basics of Auto Accident Law” at a seminar sponsored by LawReviewCLE Advocacy in Practice.
Robert Peltz of Leesfield & Partners in Miami has been reappointed chair of the Maritime Law Association’s Cruise Lines and Passenger Ships Committee. He also moderated a panel discussion of the “Legal Ramifications of the Costa Concordia disaster” presented at the MLA
annual meeting in New York City.
Timothy M. Ravich of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske, has been appointed to the ABA House of Delegates as the representative of the Dade County Bar Association.
Laura K. Wendell of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske was installed as the president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Kathy McLeroy of Carlton Fields in Tampa was appointed to the Section Council for the Business Law Section of the ABA.
Brent L. Probinsky of Sarasota received the Ohtli Medal from the consul general of Mexico for his efforts in improving the education and health of Mexicans. Probinsky helped rebuild a farmworker community near Ft. Myers destroyed by Hurricane Charley and has provided over 100 scholarships to Mexican students in Oaxaca and Florida.
Tiffany Payne of Baker Hostetler in Orlando was appointed to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Board Committee.
Joanne M. O’Connor of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in West Palm Beach has been elected to the Duke University Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Daniel Fridman of Holland & Knight in Miami has been elected to the University of Florida Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Judge Ralph Stoddard received the Tampa Bay Inn of Court’s Lincoln Award.
Patrick John McGinley of the Law Office of Patrick John McGinley, P.A., in Winter Park presented “One Lawyer, Two Masters: How to Simultaneously But Ethically Represent Two Clients in the Same Transaction or Litigation” to members of the Orange County Bar.
Michael Traficante of Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown in Naples was elected president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Collier County Bar Association.
Terry Lewis of Lewis, Longman & Walker in West Palm Beach participated on a panel titled “Florida’s Environment, Water Policy, and the 2012 Legislature and Beyond” at the Florida Chamber’s Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School on Marco Island.
Jarrett Wolf of Group One Consulting in Miami spoke at the Houck Anderson Cruise Industry Seminar on conducting investigations and surveillance in foreign jurisdictions.
Bill Sherman of Holland & Knight in Ft. Lauderdale has been elected chair of the ABA Section of Taxation’s U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties Committee.
Al Malefatto of Lewis, Longman & Walker in West Palm Beach moderated a panel titled “Breaking the Mold – Less Testing, Beneficial Outcome” at the Florida Chamber’s Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School on Marco Island.
Ron D. Herman of Riordan & Herman in West Palm Beach discussed the criminal perspective at “ State v. John Goodman : A Civil & Criminal Perspective” at the Nova University Law Center Palm Beach Chapter Law Alumni dinner.
Rachael Loukonen of Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown in Naples has become president of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association.
Andy Baumann of Lewis, Longman & Walker in West Palm Beach participated on a panel titled “Coastal Construction Permitting,” and Tara Duhy participated on a panel titled “Repositioning Your Florida Development by Substantially Reducing Transportation Mitigation Costs” at the Florida Chamber’s Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School on Marco Island.
Kenneth D. Krier of Cummings & Lockwood was appointed to the executive committee of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Michael A. Packer of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Ft. Lauderdale spoke about recent changes to Florida mediation rules at the 2012 Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Ft. Lauderdale.
Stefanie C. Moon of S.C. Moon Law in Ft. Lauderdale spoke on “Understanding Implicit Bias in the Workplace” at the Florida Diversity Council’s Women’s Conference conducted at the Kovens Conference Center on FIU’s Biscayne Bay campus.
Carlos J. Berrocal of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in West Palm Beach has joined the Susan G. Komen for the Cure South Florida Board of Directors.
Katherine Fernandez Rundle, the Miami-Dade state attorney, has been selected as chair of the South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program.
Steve Lewis of Lewis, Longman & Walker in Tallahassee participated on a panel titled “Special Permit Considerations for Sovereign Lands and Aquatic Preserves,” and Joe Ullo sat on a panel titled “What’s the Risk? A Review of Risk Based Corrective Action in Florida” at the Florida Chamber’s Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School on Marco Island.
C. Howard Hunter of Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa has been elected president of the Florida Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates.
Jennifer Kane Waterway of Jennifer Kane Waterway, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale spoke as a panelist on “Relationships, Sex and the Law” at the annual Women’s International Holistic Conference in Ft. Lauderdale.
Brenna Durden of Lewis, Longman & Walker in Jacksonville spoke on “WMD Planning, Regulatory, and Policy Update” at the Florida Chamber’s Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School on Marco Island.
Kathleen D. Oppenheimer of Pavese Law Firm in Ft. Myers passed the Comprehensive Planning Examination of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Steven J. Brodie of Carlton Fields in Miami has become president of the University of Miami Citizens Board and was re-elected to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Board of Directors.
Samuel P. Bell of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell and Dunbar in Tallahassee received the R. David Thomas Child Advocate of the Year Award from the Children’s Home Society.
P. Alexander Gillen of the Didier Law Firm in Orlando received the Mickey Smiley Award from the Florida Justice Association’s Young Lawyers Section for his dedication to young lawyers statewide.
William R. Wohlsifer of William R. Wohlsifer, P.A., in Tallahassee was appointed chair of the Leon County Libertarian Executive Committee.
Brenda S. Fulmer of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley received a “Shoeleather Award” during the Florida Justice Association’s Annual Convention for lobbying at least five days this past session.
Yolanda V. Paschal of Carlton Fields in Miami has become president-elect of the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr., Bar Association.
Nick Jovanovich of Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale has been selected as an adjunct professor to teach a corporate tax course at the University of Miami’s graduate program in estate planning.
Jenay E. Iurato of Iurato Law Firm in Tampa has been elected president of the Stetson Lawyers Association and selected to serve as legal chair for the Junior League of Tampa.
William G. McCormick of GrayRobinson in Ft. Lauderdale was accepted into Leadership Broward Class XXXI.
Stephen R. Klorfein of Chaiken Klorfein in Atlanta has become president-elect of the Atlanta Tax Forum.
Joseph S. Karp of The Karp Law Firm in Palm Beach Gardens has been recognized by The Alzheimer’s Association-Southeast Florida Chapter for his service on the organization’s board of directors.
Brian Hooper of Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon in Pensacola received the William Meador Award at the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association annual banquet.
Sydney S. Traum, of counsel to Levey, Filler, Rodriguez, Kelso & Magilligan in Miami, received the Florida Institute of CPAs’ Writing Excellence Award for his article, “Update on S Corporations,” which was published in the January/February 2011 issue of Florida CPA Today.
Sean Rowley of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., was awarded the Alfred Feinberg Award, which commemorates advocacy on behalf of the low-income communities of Miami-Dade and/or Monroe counties.
Cliff Walters of Blalock Walters in Sarasota has been elected chair of the board of directors of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation.
Miranda Soto of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel in Miami presented “Strategies for Successful Fraud Investigations and Prosecution with S.I.U.” along with the Division of Insurance Fraud for Allstate.
Brian L. Bilzin of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami has been elected as chair of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
Adam Rabin of McCabe Rabin has been installed as president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Mary Ann David of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., was awarded the Blanca Fiallo Award “for her professionalism and her spirit of love and concern.”
Alan L. Landsberg of Keller Landsberg in Ft. Lauderdale received Medmarc Casualty Insurance Company’s inaugural Lawyers’ Professional Liability Defense Lawyer of the Year Award.
Rochelle Hampton of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., was awarded the Dan Judson Bradley Award, given to an employee who excels in carrying out the mission of serving poor people.
Robert “Bobby” A. Schatzman of GrayRobinson in Miami has been selected to join the University of Miami President’s Council.