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March 1, 2020 News and Notes

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Ivan Parron of Parron Law debated “The future of the NCAA — Name, Image & Likeness” with Florida House Rep. Chip Lamarca, sponsor of Florida’s “Student Athlete Achievement Act” bill, at Florida International University College of Law.

Jason E. Handin of Ward Damon in West Palm Beach has been selected as a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and appointed to the board of directors for the Florida Home Builders Association.

Kathleen H. Cold, Amy Habib Rittling, John J. Koeppel, and Christopher A. Walker of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman participated in a panel discussion presented by the Jacksonville CFO Leadership Council titled “Law School for the CFO.”

Richard A. Berkowitz of Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants was named to the Florida Council of 100.

Melba Pearson of MVP Law in Miami presented on eradicating gender based violence to South African prosecutors and police in Johannesburg, South Africa. Pearson also received an award from the Miami Dade School Board for two decades of advocacy in the community.

Janice L. Merrill and Chanel A. Mosley of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Orlando presented the webinar “Risky Business: Transitions of care and avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions,” hosted by the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety.

Vincent Citro published “The Jencks Act and Rule 26.2: Effectively Using Discovery Tools during Hearings and Trials to Increase the Likelihood of Prevailing in Hearings and Trials or on Appeal,” in the November/December 2019 issue of The Federal Lawyer.

Ross R. Hartog of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog was a panelist at a South Palm Beach County Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee CLE program on the topic of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees.

John “Skip” Randolph of Jones Foster received a proclamation from Mayor Gail Coniglio in appreciation of his 40 years of service to the Town of Palm Beach.

Gary A. Forster and J. Brian Page of ForsterBoughman presented at the New York State Society of CPAs Westchester Tax Conference on “The Taxation of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies” in Westchester County, NY.

Janet Goldberg McEnery of Stearns Weaver Miller presented “EEOC Mediation: Your Game Changer!” at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission mediation program.

Hale E. Sheppard of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry in Atlanta had his article, “IRS Introduces Relief Procedures for Former U.S. Citizens: Path to Avoid the Exit Tax, Income Taxes, and Penalties Despite Past Non-Compliance,” published in the International Tax Journal.

Peter T. McCary, staff attorney for tax litigation at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Jacksonville, graduated from the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course.

John Gihon of Shorstein, Lasnetski and Gihon in Orlando appeared as the discussion leader for the “Advanced Crimmigration” panel at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Central Florida Chapter, Annual Conference in St. Petersburg Beach. He also organized and coordinated a removal defense skills practical workshop at the conference.

Brian D. Burgoon of the Burgoon Law Firm in Atlanta received the Myra Morgan Outstanding Mentorship Award from Florida Blue Key President Jacob Duval.

Robert D. Peltz of The Peltz Law Firm in Miami wrote “The Eleventh Circuit Gives Carriers A Get Out Of Jail For Free Card — Why It Got Pizzino Wrong” in the Winter volume of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.

Richard D. West of West Family Law Group in Orlando has been named a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers.

Rebecca A. Rodriguez of GrayRobinson in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami has been appointed to the board of directors of Legal Aid Service of Broward County.

Annabella Barboza of Barboza Law & Associates in Ft. Lauderdale is the 2020 president of the Broward Attorneys Real Estate Council.

Jennifer Diaz of Diaz Trade Law was appointed to the South Florida District Export Council and Bloomberg Law published an article titled “USDA & CBP Combat Non-Compliant WPM,” by Diaz and Denise Calle of the firm.

Robert J. Harvey of Jenks & Harvey in West Palm Beach was a presenter of a nationwide webinar sponsored by The Knowledge Group titled “FINRA Arbitration Hot Topics for 2020: Updates You Should Know.”

Warren R. Trazenfeld of Warren R. Trazenfeld, P.A., in Miami is the co-author of the recently released treatise titled “Florida Legal Malpractice Law” published by Full Court Press.

Adriana Gonzalez of Gonzalez & Cartwright was sworn-in as the president of the Palm Beach County Justice Association.

Kelly Overstreet Johnson of Baker Donelson in Tallahassee has been invited to become a fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.

Candis Trusty with Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog moderated the “You be the Judge” probate seminar in Miami sponsored by the Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back and the Dade County Bar Association Probate & Guardianship Committee and Young Lawyers Section.

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