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June 1, 2020 News and Notes

News & Notes

Manuel Farach of McGlinchey Stafford in Ft. Lauderdale graduated from Leadership Florida’s Executive Class 11.

Eric C. Boughman of ForsterBoughman presented at the 2020 Muslim Business Expo on, “Professionalism and Ethics in Effective Public Speaking,” at the Masjid Al Hayy Mosque in Sanford.

Grace E. Robson of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog received the 2020 National Public Service Award from the ABA Business Law Section.

Takisha D. Richardson of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll spoke on, “Representing Child Sexual Abuse Victims and Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse,” for PBCJA’s Facebook live CLE series.

Gary A. Forster and Kathryn P. Jones of ForsterBoughman presented, “From Soup to Nuts: Private Equity Sales from the Seller’s Perspective,” at the Probate and Pumpernickel Breakfast, a forum for attorneys and CPAs produced by Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Gregory Herman-Giddens of Starnes & Holt has been named to the board of directors for Carolina Meadows.

Diana L. Martin of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll published, “Artificial Ethics: Self-Driving Cars Making Life and Death Decisions,” in FJA’s Jan/Feb journal.

Nicholas C. Johnson of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll published, “Time to Respect Florida Law and Patients’ Right to Know,” on Law360.com.

Michael Stanski of Jacksonville was selected as a White House Fellowship regional finalist.

Leslie M. Kroeger of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll spoke at the Treasure Coast Justice Association’s Annual Gala.

Greg Schwinghammer of Gunster was appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fourth District Court of Appeals.

Jason B. Blank of Haber Blank in Ft. Lauderdale presented, “A Lawyer’s View of Substance Abuse: Identifying a Substance Abuse Impaired Client and Strategies to Implement.”

Blake Sando of Cole, Scott & Kissane has been honored by Ronald McDonald House Charities as one of its Twelve Good Men for his contributions to philanthropy, civic involvement, and community service in South Florida.

Jennifer Diaz and Denise Calle of Diaz Trade Law had their article, “PPE Imports During COVID-19,” published in Bloomberg Law.

Melanie Leitman in the Stearns Weaver Miller Tallahassee office has been named to the class of “25 Women You Need to Know” by the Tallahassee Democrat.

Todd Michaels of The Haggard Law Firm was among the presenters of the Florida Justice Association’s Annual Review & Legislative Case Law Update.

Eugene E. Stearns of Stearns Weaver Miller presented, “The Effective Use of Technology in Mediation, Hearings and Trial,” at the Dade County Bar Association Annual Bench and Bar Conference.

Roy L. Weinfeld presented, “Understanding the Commercial Letter of Intent and Bankruptcy Implications in Real Estate,” via webinar.

Glen J. Torcivia and Pamala H. Ryan of Torcivia, Donlon, Goddeau & Ansay presented, “Complying with Sunshine, Public Records and Public Access Laws in Emergency Situations,” in a webinar for the Florida Institute of Government.

Brian M. Karpf of Young Berman Karpf & Gonzalez in Ft. Lauderdale has been accepted into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Michael Lehnert of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt has become certified to close United States Small Business Administration 504 Loans.

Claire D. Hancock of Hancock Injury Attorneys in Tampa presented, “The One (Wo)man HR Department for Your Small Personal Injury Law Firm,” at the Florida Justice Association’s seminar in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Poorad Razavi of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll published, “Life is a Highway: Navigating Roadway Derived Litigation,” in the ABA Journal.

Jennifer Codding of Massey Law Group in St. Petersburg was authorized by the Florida Department of State to perform remote online notarizations.

Diana L. Martin of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll published, “Artificial Ethics: Self-Driving Cars Making Life and Death Decisions,” in FJA’s journal.

Adam J. Langino of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll published, “Tuck Under Liftgates,” in AIEG’s Spring 2020 magazine.

James Michael Shaw, Jr., of Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig was elected to a two-year term as chair of the Legal Panel of the ACLU of Florida.

George A. Pincus of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented, “NAIOP COVID-19: Liability and Insurance Considerations for CRE Building Owners,” for the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and, “NAIOP COVID-19 Challenges: How to Approach Your Mortgage Lender,” for the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.

Sharon Quinn Dixon of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented, “Drafting to Protect the Settlor from Himself,” for the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami Workshop.

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