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October 15, 2018 News and Notes

News & Notes

News and Notes

Bruce A. Blitman of Palm Beach Gardens has published “Problem? Solved!,” an article about using active listening skills to resolve real estate conflicts, in the Summer 2018 issues of NH Realtor and Maine Realtor magazines, publications of the New Hampshire and Maine associations of realtors.

Mary Wood Bridgman of Kingsley Lake has been appointed to a two-year term on the Clay County Planning Commission.

Thomas Glick and Rosanne Shore of The Center for Conflict Resolution in Miami and Bruce A. Blitman of Palm Beach Gardens presented “The Scrivener’s Role: Preparing An Enforceable Mediation Agreement” at the 2018 Professional Mediation Institute Conference in Orlando. Judge Robert Dietz, Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims, served as the moderator for the panel discussion.

Robert Sanders of Greenberg Traurig has been elected chair of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors.

Kayla Richmond of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt has been sworn in as the president of the Lee County Association for Women Lawyers.

Blair Brogan of Robert Allen Law in Miami discussed “The Exes: How to Safely Navigate the Exclusions List in Listing Agreements and Purchase and Sale Agreements” at the International Yacht Brokers Association’s West Coast Yacht Sales Summit.

Fred Cunningham of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens lectured at the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention in Vail on “Choice of Law: How to Get More Out of Your Bad Faith and Trucking Cases.”

Frances Feinberg, who oversees the Guardian ad Litem’s Criminal Court Project for the 11th Judicial Circuit, received the Dade County Bar’s Women of Distinction Public Interest Award.

Janice L. Merrill and Chanel A. Mosley of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Orlando presented “Transitions of Care and Avoidable Hospital Admissions and Readmissions” at the 2018 Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety Meeting and Education Conference in Tampa.

Sonia Oliveri of Kelley Kronenberg has been appointed to the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Business and Investment Committee in South Florida.

James Schmidt of Tampa has joined the University of Tampa as an adjunct professor teaching business law and social responsibility for the Fall 2018 semester.

Adam B. Cordover of Tampa co-edited “Building A Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice,” a new book released by the American Bar Association.

Steven P. Befera of Cole, Scott & Kissane in Miami was selected as a charter fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

Mark Eiglarsh of Miami presented, “Happiness For Lawyers Guaranteed, Or Your Misery Back,” at a luncheon in Aventura, sponsored by the North Dade Bar Association.

Alice K. Sum of Fowler White Burnett was sworn in as a director of the Dade County Bar Association.

Sean Domnick of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens served as a faculty member at the 2018 Annual Education Program of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges, and was a panelist on a program regarding professionalism.

Christy Foley of the Law Office of Christy L. Foley in Orlando has been appointed to two new roles within the ABA: vice chair of the GP Solo’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and a member of the ADR Publications Review Board.

Michael J. Bradford of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Tampa has been approved by the Maritime Law Association of the United States to join as an associate member.

Joseph R. Englander of Fowler White Burnett was published in IPPro The Internet’s GDPR Analysis “The Impact of GDPR: A U.S. Perspective.”

Katherine O’Donniley of Trenam Law in Tampa has been named to the Florida Center for Community Design & Research a USF Advisory Committee.

Laura Ross of Fowler White Burnett in Miami presented programs in Portuguese: “Tipos Societários para formação de empresas nos EUA,” and “Relações trabalhistas e obtenção de visto para os EUA” at ApexBrasil’s Missão de Internacionalização de Empresas Para Estados Unidos.

Brian Mangines of Mangines Law, P.A., in Boca Raton spoke at NBI’s conference in Ft. Lauderdale titled “Trusts: The Ultimate Guide.”

H.T. Smith of H.T. Smith, P.A., precipitated a seminar at the annual meeting of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association in Orlando titled “Cross Examination: You Need Not Be Cross To Do Cross.”