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May 15, 2015 On the Move

On the Move

On the Move

Diane DeWolf has joined Akerman in Tallahassee as an associate focusing on complex civil and administrative appeals.

Daniel L. McDermott has joined Adrian Philip Thomas, P.A., as an associate. McDermott focuses on probate and trust litigation.

Lindsey F. Thurswell Lehr has joined Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel in Coral Gables as an associate focusing on construction, real estate, and community association matters.

Brian Cross has become managing partner of Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest in Naples, which will now be known as Cross focuses on business litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation, and general commercial litigation.

Kevin Levy has joined GrayRobinson in Miami as a shareholder and chair of the technology transactions group. Levey focuses on business, corporate, and technology law.

Kenneth Bednar has joined Lewis Brisbois in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner in the commercial litigation and real estate, land use, environmental, and hospitality industry practices.

Melissa M. Coates and Kathryn DeMarco have joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Miami as litigation associates. Coates represents clients in class actions, intellectual property, product liability, financial services, and other complex commercial litigation. DeMarco focuses on complex civil litigation, criminal investigations, and compliance and regulatory matters.

Gabriela Ruiz has joined Holland & Knight in Miami as senior counsel. Ruiz represents clients in the areas of labor and employment and general commercial litigation.

Adam S. Tanenbaum has become general counsel of the Florida Department of State in Tallahassee.

Agustin “Gus” G. Corbella and Leslie Y. Dughi of Greenberg Traurig have been elevated within the firm to senior director and director, respectively, of the Tallahassee office’s government law and policy practice.

Jack T. Frost has joined Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Frost focuses on defending general liability, products liability, and construction defect claims, as well as the prosecution and defense of declaratory judgment actions involving insurance coverage disputes and extra-contractual claims.

David B. Levin has joined Baker Donelson in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the financial services group, where he represents national title insurance underwriters and their insureds in title claim litigation, as well as mortgage lenders and servicers in consumer finance and creditor’s rights litigation.

Neil Anthony has become a partner with in West Palm Beach. Anthony focuses on personal injury law.

Jordan Kosches has joined GrayRobinson in Miami as a senior associate. Kosches focuses on domestic and multinational clients, some members of the Global 500.

Brian L. Belt has joined Gunster in Miami as a shareholder. Belt represents owners, lenders and developers of real estate, condominium, marina and hospitality projects, domestically and internationally.

Mason Kerns joins Mase Lara as an associate in Miami. Kerns concentrates his practice on personal injury, commercial litigation, admiralty, and maritime law.

Ashley N. Sybesma has joined Smith| Oropeza|Hawks as a senior associate in Key West focusing on commercial litigation, immigration, product liability, and construction defect.

Eric Schab has joined the Children’s Legal Services firm in the Department of Children and Families Tallahassee office.

Carolyn Chinn Maly has become a shareholder with Geary, Porter & Donovan in Addison, Texas.

Kayla R. Hathaway has joined Rice & Rose in Daytona Beach as an associate. She will focus on DUI and criminal defense.

Debbie Orshefsky has joined Holland & Knight in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Orshefsky is a land use and environmental attorney.

Marc H. Auerbach has joined Cozen O’Connor in Miami. His practice encompasses fraud and abuse issues, integrating physician practices, compensation, clinical trials, purchase and sale engagements, and intellectual property licensing. Auerbach also has experience with electronic health matters.

Camille Green has joined K&L Gates in Miami as an associate. She will focus on startup companies, private equity venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and securities.

Cassidy Perdue has joined Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter in Orlando. Perdue focuses on personal injury and general negligence litigation.

Daniel C. Mazanec has joined Greenspoon Marder in Miami as senior counsel in the litigation practice group. Mazanec focuses on complex commercial disputes and high-profile litigation matters, including class actions, multi-district litigation proceedings, and cross-border business disputes.

Sherri-Ann P. Grant-Clarke has joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver in Sarasota. She focuses on workers’ compensation defense.

Robert Devine has joined Holland & Knight in Jacksonville as a senior counsel.

Taryn G. Sinatra has joined Gladstone & Weissman in Boca Raton as a partner. Sinatra focuses on marital and family law.

Lewis Kapner and Allison Kapner have joined Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson and Bleau in West Palm Beach. The Kapners concentrate their practice primarily in the area of family and marital law.

Daniel C. Shatz has joined Lipscomb, Eisenberg & Baker in Miami as an associate.Shatz focuses on complex business and intellectual property disputes.

David A. Ruben has joined Hahn Loeser & Parks as an estate planning associate in Naples.

Molly J. Durso has joined AWTS, P.A., in Orlando as an associate. Durso focuses on property and casualty claims, bad faith coverage disputes, general civil litigation, and commercial litigation.