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May 1, 2019 News and Notes

News & Notes

Edward O’Sheehan of Shutts & Bowen in Ft. Lauderdale has joined the LAS/CCLA Board of Directors.

Donna DiMaggio Berger of Becker in Ft. Lauderdale spoke at the Tobacco-Free Workgroup’s 2019 Tobacco-Free Workplace Summit on at United Way of Miami-Dade.

Damian Taylor of Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz spoke at the monthly Trial Law Luncheon organized by the Collier County Bar Association on “Hot Topics in Employment Law.”

Bill Rogner of Hurley, Rogner, Miller, Cox & Waranch was a panelist addressing Appellate Practice at the Judges of Compensation Claims Seminar at the First District Court of Appeal.

Jeffrey M. Wank of Kelley Kronenberg will serve as the 2019 chair of the board of directors for Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida.

Peter B. Heebner of Heebner, Baggett, Upchurch & Garthe in Daytona Beach received the J. Saxon Lloyd Lifetime Achievement Award from the Civic League of the Halifax area.

Ira Leesfield of Leesfield Scolaro received the Lawyers for Children America 2018 Janet Reno Outstanding Community Partner Award.

Andy Mayts of GrayRobinson in Tampa has been selected as a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

Warren Hope Dawson of Tampa was presented the 2019 Distinguished Leadership Award by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus Black Law Students Association.

Ronald R. Fieldstone of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in Miami moderated the “Building Blocks For Success: Best Practices For Structuring Funds” panel at the 2019 Opportunity Zone Expo in Los Angeles.

David M. Gobeo of FordHarrison in West Palm Beach was appointed to the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.

Roy L. Weinfeld presented “Bankruptcy & Real Estate: Implications and Opportunities” to the Miami Association of Realtors.

John H. (Jack) Hickey of the Hickey Law Firm in Miami spoke at the Global Justice Network conference in Miami Beach on “When in Miami, Cruising is an Option, but is it always Smooth Sailing? Cruises and Travel Related Legal Issues.”

Luis Salazar of Coral Gables gave an aspirational address about big businesses and technology companies bringing their operations to Miami at the annual CEO and General Counsels Dinner in Key Biscayne.

Helen M. Mittelman of Sonn & Mittelman in Aventura won the ABA 2018 Excellence in Writing for the Real Property Section for Best Cutting-Edge Article.

Ronald R. Fieldstone of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in Miami moderated the “Building Blocks For Success: Best Practices For Structuring Funds” panel at the 2019 Opportunity Zone Expo in Los Angeles.

Steve Lesser of Becker of Ft. Lauderdale received the Cornerstone Award, the highest honor presented by the ABA Forum on Construction Law.

Daniel D. Dolan II, of Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum has been elected to the board of trustees of St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens.

Suzanne Bogdan of Fisher Phillips in Ft. Lauderdale has become chair of the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Roy L. Weinfeld presented “Bankruptcy & Real Estate: Implications and Opportunities” to the Miami Association of Realtors.

Ben J. Whitman of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin in West Palm Beach presented “Tire Retailer Negligence (Negligent Sale, Service, Placement, Inspection, Failure to Warn)” at the Florida Justice Association Ski Seminar in Park City, Utah.

Adam Schultz of Damian & Valori in Miami was elected to the board of directors for the Miami Beach Bar Association.

Ofonedu-Ime Goodwyn of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Coral Gables has been named vice chair of the board of directors of Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida.

Jeffrey Lynne of Beighley, Myrick, Udell + Lynne received the “Certified in Healthcare Compliance” designation from the Compliance Certification Board.

Sean C. Domnick of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens discussed “Being an Advocate and Courtroom Warrior” at the Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar.

Stanley H. Wakshlag of Kenny Nachwalter, P.A., has been appointed to the board of directors for the Legal Services of Greater Miami Foundation.

Rachel Nordby of Shutts & Bowen in Tallahassee has been appointed to the Florida Judicial Management Council of the Florida Supreme Court.

Roza Pati of St. Thomas University School of Law presented a lecture on human trafficking in supply chains at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean at the invitation of the Ministry of Justice of Jamaica and the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons.

Wm. Cary Wright of Carlton Fields in Tampa was named a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.

Gregory M. Yaffa of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens discussed “Handling personal injury cases after Harvey v. GEICO” at the Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar Convention in Orlando.

Sarah Martin Oquendo of Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz received the Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, for her work representing children with certain special needs in the 20th Circuit.

Fred A. Cunningham and Sean C. Domnick of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens discussed “Bad Faith and First Party Property: Weathering the Storm” on a panel during the Palm Beach County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference.

Jay D. Mussman of Day Pitney in Boca Raton received 2019 Coleman Award in recognition of his pro bono work.

Alan Goodman of Nason Yeager Gerson Harris & Fumero in Palm Beach County was reinstalled as a member of the board of directors for the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and reappointed to serve on the chamber’s executive committee as vice chair of legal.

Jerry Brodsky of Peckar & Abramson in Miami moderated the Plenary Panel workshop on International Construction Disputes at X CAI Costa Rica, hosted by the Costa Rican Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce and its Arbitration Commission.

Gary A. Forster and J. Brian Page of ForsterBoughman presented “The Taxation of Foreign Trusts and Related Issues.”

Carol Henderson of St. Petersburg was named a “Distinguished Fellow” by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Eric C. Boughman and Charles W. “Skip” Sell of ForsterBoughman presented “Recent Enforcement Actions taken by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Civil Rights.”

Mark Eiglarsh of Miami presented “Change Your Mind, Change Your Life” during an attorney well-being session at the Palm Beach Bench and Bar Conference.

Lani Dornfeld of Brach Eichler in Palm Beach has earned a Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance Designation by the Compliance Certification Board.

George Via of Jupiter spoke on the benefits of a global commonwealth based on the Teachings of Bahá’u’lláh at the Sino-US Entrepreneur and Global Outstanding Chinese Forum in Los Angeles.

Ben J. Whitman of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin in West Palm Beach presented “Liability Theories and Litigation Strategies in Electrocution & Utility Cases” at the Florida Justice Association John Romano’s Workhorse Seminar.

Latoya C. Brown, Stephanie Casey, Deborah Gander, and Natalie Rico of Colson Hicks Eidson took part in four panel discussions at the Bench & Bar Conference, hosted by the American Inns of Court (Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter).

David C. Prather of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin in West Palm Beach was part of a panel discussion on “Know Your Worth: How to Ask for a Raise, Negotiate a Salary, and Compete for Work” hosted by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers Palm Beach County Chapter.

Grace Robson of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog in Ft. Lauderdale conducted a presentation on financial management and credit at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Jerry Markowitz of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog conducted a presentation on financial management and credit at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Donna DiMaggio Berger of Becker is presenting the keynote speech at Mutual of Omaha Bank’s Leadership Summit in Scottsdale, AZ.

Jeff Gutchess of AXS Law Group in Wynwood presented on Powerhouse Cross & Direct Examination at the Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter of the American Inns of Court’s Bench & Bar Conference in Miami.

Michael Haggard of The Haggard Law Firm in Coral Gables was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Christopher Marlowe of The Haggard Law Firm in Coral Gables was elected parliamentarian of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.