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November 1, 2021 News and Notes

News & Notes

Kenyetta N. Alexander of Osherow, PLLC, has been named a Woman of Distinction by the March of Dimes of Broward County.

Douglas Kilby of Stearns Weaver Miller presented, “Cyber In-Security: How to Make Cybersecurity a Priority for Your Business,” for the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.

Eric C. Boughman and Kathryn P. Jones of ForsterBoughman presented on the current state of vaccine policies and mask usage in their seminar, “COVID Policies for Business Owners and Managers.”

Brittany E. Cobb of Jones Foster has joined the Advisory Board of the Armory Art Center.

Gary A. Forster and J. Brian Page of ForsterBoughman were featured speakers for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Summer Vacation Conference.

Jose G. Rodriguez of MediationWorks was awarded the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association’s Justice Labarga Leadership Award.

Sherylle Francis of Sherylle Francis, P.A., in Southwest Ranches has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit mediator.

Thomas C. Shaw of ForsterBoughman completed a studio recording of his seminar, “Proposed Changes to Estate and Gift Tax Law,” with LawPracticeCLE.

Spencer H. Silverglate of Clarke Silverglate in Miami has been elected president of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Jerry P. Brodsky of Peckar & Abramson in Miami has been elected chair of the International Division (Division 8) of the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law.

Teresa N. Phillips of ForsterBoughman presented on key fiduciary responsibilities most affected by COVID in her seminar, “Fiduciaries: Don’t Fall into the COVID Trap!”

Heather M. Meglino of Q1, LLC, was sworn in as president of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Ross R. Hartog of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale spoke about bankruptcy crimes at the annual conference of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees in Chicago.

Richard C. Williams, Jr., of Richard C. Williams, Jr., P.A., was presented the J. Larry Hart Justice Award from the West Pasco Bar Association for his dedication and commitment to the protection and advancement of the law in the local legal community.

Kimberly Bonder Rezanka of Lacey Lyons Rezanka in Rockledge was recognized as the “Kenneth F. Tworoger Pro Bono Attorney of the Year” by Brevard County Legal Aid.

Andrew McLaughlin of Stearns Weaver Miller presented, “Litigation 101: The complete litigation process from demand letter to the Supreme Court,” at the 2021 HR Florida Conference & Expo.

Robert Turk of Stearns Weaver Miller presented, “Civility, Politics, and the Workplace: Oh My!,” at the 2021 HR Florida Conference & Expo.

James S. Haliczer of Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm and Valerie Barnhart of the Barnhart Law Firm presented the webinar, “Forty Years in the Business of Law: Best Practices When Managing Your Firm, Your People and Your Clients,” sponsored by the Broward County Bar.

Melanie Leitman of Stearns Weaver Miller presented, “New Developments in Religious Discrimination Compliance: The Times They Are A-Changin’ — AGAIN,” at the 2021 HR Florida Conference & Expo.

Professor H.T. Smith of FIU College of Law was awarded the Equal Justice Award by the National Bar Association at its Annual Meeting.

Cathleen M. Winter of the Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group has become president-elect of the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association.

Aaron C. Dunlap and Kenneth A. Tinkler of Carlton Fields contributed to the newly released book, “Ensuring an Informed Public: State Open Records and Meetings Laws,” published by the ABA. Dunlap served as co-editor of the book alongside retired Carlton Fields attorney Martha H. Chumbler, and Dunlap and Tinkler both authored chapters.

Donna Robinson of Robinson Law Office, LLC, in Atlanta was recently appointed to the Racial Justice Advisory Committee of As You Sow.

Alan R. Rosenberg of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale moderated a panel discussion titled, “Cryptocurrency: Valuation Issues and Market Volatility,” for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s abiLIVE Webinar Series.

Steven J. Rothman of Jones Foster has been named vice president of the American Board of Trial Advocates Palm Beach Chapter.

John Fumero of Nason Yeager Gerson Harris and Fumero has been selected by the Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners to serve as the counsel to the Port of Palm Beach.

Vinette Godelia of Stearns Weaver Miller presented, “Exactions Toolbox: From Dedications to Development Fees, a Legal Primer,” for the 2021 Florida APA Conference: UF Speaker Sessions.

Roy L. Weinfeld presented, “Proceedings Supplementary in Florida,” via Zoom.

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