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October 1, 2023 News and Notes

News & Notes

Arielle Capuano of Levinson & Capuano in Ft. Lauderdale was awarded the Joseph J. Carter Professionalism Award by the Broward County Bar Association.

Roy L. Weinfeld discussed, “Fundamentals of Florida Association Lien Foreclosure Law,” on a Zoom webinar.

Jodi Furr Colton of Brinkley Morgan in Boca Raton wrote a column, “Sweeping Changes to Florida’s Alimony and Timesharing Laws,” published in the Daily Business Review.

Jose Vazquez has been selected as a 2023-2024 United States Supreme Court Fellow.

Paul Shalhoub of GoldLaw in West Palm Beach has been elected to Leadership Palm Beach County’s Board of Governors.

Alan R. Rosenberg of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog served as a panelist in the program, “Bankruptcy Code Provisions triggered by Digital Assets in Bankruptcy Estate and their Administration,” at the University of Miami School of Law’s 33rd Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop.

Elizabeth Ricci of Rambana & Ricci, PLLC Immigration Attorneys was a guest on The Usual Suspects, a political talk show airing in 38 Florida counties. Ricci discussed the implications of Senate Bills 264 and 1718.

Steve Rees of Icard Merrill was appointed to Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance’s Governmental Affairs Committee.

Jezabel P. Lima of Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman in Miami represented the firm at the second annual Super Reader Day at Colbert Elementary School as part of the Book Buddies initiative, a program dedicated to pairing legal professionals with students to encourage reading and help build home book collections.

Macaire King of Icard Merrill is a new member of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance’s Young Leaders Alliance.

Allison Stevenson of Hill Ward Henderson received the Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers.

Thomas J. Seider of Brannock Berman & Seider was appointed chair of the Florida Justice Association’s Appellate Practice Section.

Charles E. Reynolds II of Tyson Mendes in Tampa has become a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel board.

Ira H. Leesfield of Leesfield Scolaro in Miami has been appointed to The Friends of the Underline Board of Directors.

Tiffany Brown was appointed to the board of directors for Ten North Group (formerly Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation — OLCDC).

Steven L. Brannock of Brannock Berman & Seider was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society Board of Trustees.

Jeff Weiner of the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Weiner in Miami was the commencement speaker at this year’s Chicago-Kent College of Law graduation ceremony.

Jeffrey A. Adelman of Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman in Boca Raton has become president of FLABOTA.

Justin Shapiro of Leesfield Scolaro in Miami presented, “Recent Trends in Hotel Negligent Security Cases,” during the American Association for Justice Annual Convention 2023 held in Philadelphia.

Michael C. Shepherd of Leesfield Scolaro in Miami has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Coral Gables Bar Association.

Gary A. Forster of ForsterBoughman presented, “Global and Domestic Asset Protection Options: A Worldwide Comparison,” via Live National Webinar. He discussed foreign and domestic asset protection tools and tax strategies.

Jeremy Gilman of Chagrin Falls, OH, recorded a song he wrote, “2000 Nonbillable Hours.” It’s a wake-up call, of sorts, to lawyers to remind them that there’s life beyond work and they’d be wise to take advantage of it now, before it’s too late.

Professor H. T. Smith of FIU College of Law conducted a seminar, “The Art of Legal Storytelling: From Cicero to Cochran,” at the Civil Trial Advocacy Boot Camp during the 98th Annual Convention of the National Bar Association in Minneapolis.

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