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March 1, 2017 News and Notes

News & Notes

News and Notes

Kim Kolback ofLaw Offices of Kimberly Kolback in Miamimoderated the webcast “Educating Your Client on the Legal and Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media,” with guest speaker Joseph Fleming of Greenburg Traurig in Miami.

Alex Cuello of the Law Office of Alex Cuello, P.A., in Miami has joined FIU College of Law as an adjunct clinical professor.

Thomas F. Mullin of Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce in Miami was elected to the board of trustees of the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals.

Jose Ignacio Leon of Jose Ignacio Leon, P.A., in Miami has joined FIU College of Law as a supervising attorney in the clinical program.

Karyl Argamasilla of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami was recognized as “Mentor of the Year” by the Miami Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women.

Kayla Hathaway of The Rice Law Firm will serve as legal counsel to the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce for 2017.

Troy Rafferty of Levin Papantonio has been selected to receive the “Living the Dream” Award, from the founders of the “Living the Dream and Tribute to Motown” event, a venue to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “dream” and honor those Pensacola natives and residents who exemplify his legacy.

Megan Moon of Gunster has been appointed an ex officio member of the board of governors of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section.

Gigi Rollini of Messer Caparello, P.A., in Tallahassee, who serves as the Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ Delegate to the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), has been reappointed to serve on NAWL’s Amicus Committee, and appointed to serve on NAWL’s Path to Partnership and Membership committees.

Ramón A. Abadin of Sedgwick in Miami has been appointedto the U.S. Century Bank Board of Directors.

Mike Hancock of Han-cock Injury Attorneys was renamed president of the Carrollwood Bar Association.

Amber Kornreich of the Law Offices of Kornreich & Associates in Miami was honored by the First Family Law American Inn of Court.

Mike Dal Lago of Dal Lago Law in Naples was appointed vice president of the Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals Association.

Dinah Stein of Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein spoke at the MAG Mutual 2016 Defense Seminar in Orlando on using evidence of the Affordable Care Act in personal injury trials to mitigate damages in life care plans.

Jose B. Lorenzo of Lorenzo Law Firm in Tallahassee has been appointed an adjunct law professor at Florida State University to teach “cybersecurity law.”

Elizabeth Green of BakerHostetler in Orlando received Law360’s Bankruptcy MVP recognition.

Summer L. Robertson of Hackley & Robertson in Weston received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award form Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law.

Michael Beltran of Beltran Litigation in Tampa has been appointed president of the Harvard Club of West Florida.

Charles Barfield of Orlando wrote My Brother’s Keeper, a modern-day David v. Goliath legal classic and showcases how the Florida Dept. of Corrections, via its ineptitude of medical professionals, caused the wrongful death of his brother, Clifford E. Jones, Jr., and many poor and minority citizens.

Lonnie Groot of Stenstrom, McIntosh, Colbert & Whigham in Daytona Beach Shores and Lake Mary judged the appellate briefs written by high-school students competing in the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition held at Barry Law School in Orlando.

Thomas P. Fabricio of Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson in Ft. Lauderdale spoke to Cub Scouts Pack 492 (Pembroke Pines) about the rights and duties of citizens under the Constitution.

Ian Bristol of KPMG LLP in Santa Clara, CA, was a speaker on “The Nuts and Bolts of Section 385 – Making Sense of the Debt-Equity Regulations,” at the 2017 ABA Section of Taxation Midyear Meeting in Orlando.

Rebecca M. Vaccariello of Salvatori, Wood, Buckel, Carmichael & Lottes in Naples received the “Attorney of the Year Award” from the Legal Aid Service of Collier County.

Ruben Fogel of K&L Gates in Miami has been named co-chair for the Jewish National Fund’s 2017 National Conference.

Bob Lamm of Gunster in Ft. Lauderdale was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ninth Annual Corporate Secretary Corporate Governance Awards.

Grasford W. Smith of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in West Palm Beach has been included in the Economic Council of Palm Beach County’s inaugural “Emerging Leaders Class.”

Glenn Burhans, Jr., of Stearns Weaver Miller presented “The Florida Constitution Review Commission: Three Election Law Reforms” to the Tallahassee Exchange Club.

Samah T. Abukhodeir of Vasquez de Lara Law Group in Miami has joined FIU College of Law as a supervising attorney in the Medical Legal Partnership Clinic focusing in the areas of probate, guardianship, and special needs planning.

Annabella Barboza of Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones in Ft. Lauderdale was named to the board of directors of the Broward Attorneys Real Estate Council.

Mark Dern of Dern Capital Management Corporation in Boca Raton has been appointed a board member at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

Christina Paul of K&L Gates in Miami was appointed to the American Boating & Yacht Council Board of Directors.

Patricia Ann Redmond of Stearns Weaver Miller presented “Everything You Want to Know About Jobs and Opportunities in Bankruptcy” to The American College of Bankruptcy.

John Quick of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman in Miami has been elected to the Miami-Dade Parks Foundation Board.

Christin M. Bucci of Bucci Law Offices in Ft. Lauderdale was one of the featured speakers at the ABA Tax Section Midyear Meeting in Orlando.

Heath S. Eskalyo of Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed to the Leanda Cave Foundation Advisory Board.

Matthew Goodwin of Goodwin Law, P.A., in Naples has been appointed to the Legal Resources and Professional Development committees of the Naples Board of Realtors. Goodwin is also chair of the Collier County Bar Association’s Real Estate Section.

Robert J. Harvey of Jenks & Harvey in West Palm Beach presented “FINRA Dispute Resolution & How It Works” to the Florida Institute of CPAs-Sailfish Chapter in Palm City.

Melisa Peña of Jarbath Peña Law Group in Coral Gables was recently selected as a fellow of the New Leaders Counsel.

Susan F. Clark of Radey Law Firm in Tallahassee has been named executive director of the Women’s Energy & Innovation Network.

Joshua J. Hertz has been elected to the Miami Lakes Bar Association as treasurer.

Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale and Megan Price, director of the Insight Conflict Resolution Program in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, co-wrote “Insight Policing: A Creative Approach to Building Bridges Between Police and the Communities They Serve,” published in the American Arbitration Association’s Dispute Resolution Journal.

Michael S. Hagen of Hagen Law Firm in Ft. Myers has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a circuit mediator.

Thomas P. Scarritt, Jr., of Scarritt Law Group in Tampa, achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate from The National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Miranda Soto of Shook, Hardy & Bacon discussed “Opening and Closings 101” in an ABA webinar in January.

Lara Roeske Fernandez of Trenam Law in Tampa has been appointed to the board of directors for the American Board of Certification, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the public by improving the quality of the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law.

Doug Starcher of Broad and Cassel in Orlandohas been named to the Central Florida Advisory Board for IBERIABANK.

Harsh Arora of Spiegel & Utrera in Miami moderated a panel on Asian diaspora and globalization of Asian enterprises with Chinese, Indian, and Ugandan experts at the Chindia Summit 2017 held at the Florida International University and organized by the India China America Institute at the Kennesaw State University, Division of Global Affairs.

Steven G. Rappaport of Sachs Sax Caplan in Boca Raton has been appointed to the board of directors of the Fair Housing/Equal Employment Board of Palm Beach County.

Holly A. Dincman of Coppins Monroe in Tallahassee has been sworn in for a two-year term as chair of the Board of Directors for Big Bend Hospice, Inc.

Scott Leitner, First Green Bank’s director of attorney banking services in Orlando, passed the LEED Green associate test. This certification is awarded to leaders of the green building movement who demonstrate expertise in sustainable business practices.

Stephen R. Klorfein of Chaiken Klorfein, LLC, in Atlanta presented “The Art of the Deal” before members of the Georgia Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute, a national organization of advisors who assist business owners with their “capital events” transactions.

David McDonald of McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes in Miami, has become president of the Deering Estate Foundation in Miami.

Luis Rivera of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers was a panelist at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 41st Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar in Tampa discussing “Consumer Potpourri: Representing the Consumer Debtor; How to Survive Your Client’s 341 Meeting; The Elderly or Incapacitated Client; and Exemption Issues.”

John S. Leinicke of ROIG Lawyers in Miami served as a panelist for “Regulating Medical Marijuana” program at the Dade County Bar Association 6th Annual Florida’s Grand Bench and Bar Conference.

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