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August 1, 2016 On the Move

On the Move

On the Move

Charles Caulkins of Ft. Lauderdale has been re-elected to Fisher Phillips’ management committee.

Dan Daley has joined Shutts & Bowen in Ft. Lauderdale in the business litigation, land use/zoning, and equine practice groups.

Kevin M. Conner has joined Alba & Yochim in Gainesville as an associate focusing on family law, probate, and business organizations and formations.

Karen Lungarelli of the Law Office of Karen E. Lungarelli, P.A., in Miami has moved her divorce and family law practice to 1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 1200, Miami 33131.

Karina Cerda Collazo has joined Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel in Miami as a partner focusing on property insurance claims, coverage disputes, and other areas of liability insurance defense claims.

Patricia Concepcion has joined Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel in Miami as an associate focusing on liability insurance defense and commercial litigation matters.

Straley & Robin in Tampa has changed its name to Straley Robin Vericker.

Regina A. Kardash has joined Persson & Cohen in Pinellas County focusing on local government and land use law.

Eual Tyler Cathey has joined Franklin Street in Tampa as the company’s new chief operating officer and general counsel.

Stewart H. Lapayowker is relocating Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A.’s offices to Lakeside Office Center in Plantation.

Lee Stapleton has joined K&L Gates in Miami as a partner in the commercial disputes and white collar crime/criminal defense practices.

Douglas F. Miller has joined Kubicki Draper in Pensacola as a shareholder focusing on first and third party insurance defense matters, SIU/fraud investigations, construction defect, workers’ compensation, and labor and employment claims.

Diego Weiner has joined the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., in Miami as an associate. The firm represents clients in state federal and international criminal matters, and lawyers in Florida Bar matters.

Arturo (Art) Requenez II has joined K&L Gates in both the Miami and New York office as a partner in the firm’s investment management/private funds and corporate/private equity practices.

Michael P. Levinson has joined K&L Gates in Miami as a partner in the health-care practice. Levinson is a licensed physician as well as a board certified health lawyer.

Dickinson Wright opened a Ft. Lauderdale office. Joining the firm are Clint J. Gage, Joel D. Mayersohn, Alan J. Perlman, Vijay G. Brijbasi, and Sarah Cavanaugh. Gage focuses on corporate securities law. Mayersohn focuses on corporate, securities, and business law. Perlman focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Brijbasi focuses on intellectual property, cybersecurity, unfair competition, and general business. Cavanaugh focuses on corporate and business law.

Deborah Baker-Egozi has joined Greenspoon Marder as a shareholder in Miami concentrating on commercial litigation, with a focus in business and real estate litigation.

Zakarij Laux has joined Bast Amron in Miami as an associate focusing on bankruptcy and restructuring, workouts, creditors’ rights, and complex business litigation.

Heather A. Purdy and Lawrence A. Raab have joined Broad and Cassel in Orlando as associates in the real estate group.

Tamara Chen-See and Christopher Mammel have joined the Merlin Law Group in West Palm Beach focusing on insurance claim litigation law.

Nicholas B. “Nick” Vargo has joined ShuffieldLowman in Orlando practicing in the areas of corporate and tax law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities.

Andrew J. Orosz joined GrayRobinson in Orlando as a shareholder in the real estate practice group.

Micah A. Andrews has joined Kubicki Draper in Tallahassee focusing on automobile, first-party property, personal injury protection (PIP), premises liability, labor and employment, and workers’ compensation matters.

L. Drew Lord lll has joined Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon in the construction litigation practice group and will serve clients from the Pensacola, Sandestin, and Tallahassee offices.

Brian D. Shear has joined McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas in Gainesville focusing on workers’ compensation defense.

Byron T. Jackson has joined McFarlane & Dolan in Coral Springs focusing on insurance defense.

Jennifer L. Fitch has joined AWTS in Orlando as an associate focusing on first-party property claims, construction defect, and civil litigation.

Luis Flores, Lori R. Hartglass, and Julián Montero of Arnstein & Lehr in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale were promoted to equity partners.

Louis Archambault joined Arnstein & Lehr in Miami as a partner focusing on real estate.

Ashley VanDercar, MD, JD, has graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and will be going to Case Western, University Hospital in Cleveland for a four-year psychiatry residency. She has a special interest in forensic psychiatry, concentrating on policy issues at the intersection of law and mental health.

Kelsey A. Cross has joined Robinson+Cole as an associatein Miami focusing on liability and property insurance coverage matters.

Jesse Panuccio has joined Foley & Lardner as a partner in the Miami, Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee offices focusing on litigation, national appellate, and Supreme Court efforts. He also will work with the firm’s practices in political law, public policy, labor and employment law, land use, and cybersecurity.

Kevin W. Brown and Stefanie T. Vergara (Hernandez) have opened Brown & Vergara, LLC, in Coral Gables focusing on business law and litigation, and in particular the representation of small businesses on structuring, contract, regulatory compliance, and employment issues.

Steven L. Scharf has rejoined Kelley Kronenberg in Miami as a partner. Joining with Scharf is Shaghayegh (Shaggy) Nowroozpour. The team handles matters involving first-party insurance defense and workers’ compensation.

Ty Harris has joined GrayRobinson in Boca Raton focusing on land use issues.

Marianne Callaos has joined FLEITAS PLLC in Miami as an associate in the real estate finance and business transactions practice areas.

Peckar & Abramson in Miami has promoted Warren E. Friedman to senior counsel, Monique Cardenas to senior associate, and K. Stefan Chin to senior associate. Friedman focuses on construction law and real estate counseling and litigation. Cardenas focuses on construction law and commercial litigation. Chin focuses on construction and other civil litigation.

P. Taylor Yawney has joined GrayRobinson in Miami in the real estate practice group.

Elisabeth M. Culmo has become a Supreme Court certified circuit civil mediator and has opened EMC Mediation Solutions in Coral Gables.

Ryan Todd has joined Broad and Cassel in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the commercial litigation practice group.

Cozen O’Connor has added a team of lawyers from Miami-based Feldman Gale. Joining Cozen O’Connor’s intellectual property department in Florida are Jeffrey Feldman, James Gale, Samuel Lewis, Susan Latham, Thomas Dye, Victor Castellucci, Javier Sobrado, Gene Lang, A. Robert Weaver, David Stahl, Matthew Horowitz, and Jonathan Gale. Feldman and Gale will co-chair the firm’s newly formed national intellectual property litigation group within the IP department.

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