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March 1, 2017 On the Move

On the Move

On the Move

Corinne Mixon and Jessica Janasiewicz have joined the governmental affairs practice group of Rutledge Ecenia in Tallahassee.

Tyler White has been elevated to principal with Jackson Lewis in Jacksonville.

Michael G. Dana has joined Cohen & Grigsby in Naples as a director in the corporate and tax group.

Peter Frommer has joined Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann in Boca Raton as a senior attorney focusing on asbestos and toxic tort litigation.

George T. Williamson has become a shareholder with Farr Law Firm in Punta Gorda. He focuses on mass tort litigation, including defective pharmaceutical drugs and other consumer products, as well as personal injury and wrongful death claims.

Kevin Forsthoefel and Steven Hogan have become shareholders with Ausley McMullen in Tallahassee. Forsthoefel focuses on commercial litigation, with special emphasis on creditors’ rights in bankruptcy and election law. Hogan focuses on commercial litigation and tax matters.

Jacqueline A. Zewski has joined Kubicki Draper in Ft. Lauderdale focusing on PIP and SIU defense matters.

Peter L. Meltzer has become a partner with Pathman Lewis in Miami. His practice areas include real estate transactions, real estate litigation, foreclosures, community association law, and civil litigation.

Ben Carter has joined Baker Donelson in Tallahassee as an associate in the business litigation and employment law groups.

David S. Henry has joined Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner focusing on complex insurance defense litigation.

J. Thomas Cookson has joined Shutts & Bowen in Miami as a partner in its corporate practice group.

Nicholas P. Basco, Kelly A. Schulz, and Corey K. Setterlund have joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Ft. Lauderdale as associates. Basco handles insurance coverage and bad faith matters. Schulz focuses on the defense of insurance companies in coverage disputes, bad faith litigation, and first-party property defense litigation. Setterlund defends insurance companies in insurance coverage disputes and first-party property litigation.

Gustavo F. Dominguez has joined Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog in Miami as an associate in the probate & guardianship group.

James Pimentel has become general counsel for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

Victor Petrescu has become a partner with Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman in Miami. Petrescu focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Sasha A Klein and Labeed Choudhry have joined Ward Damon in West Palm Beach. Klein joins as a partner in the private wealth group. Choudhry focuses on commercial litigation and civil appellate work.

Poorad Razavi has joined Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll in Palm Beach Gardens as an associate focusing on products liability and personal injury matters.

Richard E. “Rick” Dantzler has joined Victor Smith Law Group in Winter Haven focusing on agricultural law, mediations, and general trial work.

Mary-Beth T. Valley has joined Burr & Forman in Orlando as counsel in Orlando focusing on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.

Dara Jebrock of Orlando and David Marsey of Tallahassee have been elected partners with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell.
Jebrock is board certified in construction law.
Marsey represents clients in constitutional, employment law, and casualty litigation.

Jordi C. Martínez-Cid has joined León Cosgrove in Miami as an associate focusing on complex business litigation and arbitration.

John R. McDonough has joined Meier, Bonner, Muszynski, O’Dell & Harvey in Longwood focusing on defending a broad range of litigation, including motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, products liability, premises liability, construction defect litigation, Realtor errors and omissions, and general and professional liability.

Nicole C. Jackson has become a partial equity shareholder at Meier, Bonner, Muszynski, O’Dell & Harvey in Longwood focusing on defending insurance companies and their insureds in civil litigation, including construction defect litigation.

Katie Edwards has joined Arnstein & Lehr in Miami to chair its new agriculture practice group.

Keith Smith has joined GrayRobinson in Lakeland as a shareholder focusing on matters involving corporate, estate planning, and real estate law.

Mark Holcomb and Bob Goldman have joined Dean, Mead & Dunbar’s tax departmentin Tallahassee.

Beth Coke has opened Coke Employment Law in Ft. Pierce focusing on labor & employment law representing employees.

Ryan Cappy has opened The Law Offices of Ryan Cappy at 400 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 2600, in Tampa focusing on plaintiff personal injury cases.

Neal McAliley joined Carlton Fields in Miami as a shareholder in the national trial practice business litigation subgroup.

Ajay K. Malshe joins Hill Ward Henderson in Tampaas an associate in the corporate and tax group.

John P. Junod and Robert Clayton (Clay) Roesch have become partners with ShuffieldLowman in Orlando. Junod practices real estate law, with a focus on issues facing developers and home builders. Roesch practices in the areas of complex commercial and civil litigation, fiduciary litigation, and labor and employment law.

Neda Lajevardi and Noah Rashkind have been named partners with Lott & Fischer in Coral Gables. Lajevardi focuses on intellectual property law. Rashkind is a registered patent attorney.

Clarissa A. Rodriguez has joined the commercial litigation and arbitration group of Tenzer in Miami. Rodriguez is board certified in international law.

Michelle Incandela has joined AWTSPA as an associate in Orlando focusing on insurance claims, general civil litigation, and commercial litigation.

Walter G. Latimer has joined the Ft. Lauderdale firm of McGivney & Kluger as a partner focusing on toxic torts, product liability, and catastrophic injury cases.

Maxine K. Streeter has joined Genovese Joblove & Battista as of counsel in Ft. Lauderdale focusing on complex commercial and class action litigation.

Rafael A. Aguilar has joined Shutts & Bowen in Miami as a partner in its real estate practice group.

Akerman has promoted a number of Florida lawyers to partners, including: Enjolique Aytch of the litigation practice group in Ft. Lauderdale; Patricia Carlson of the intellectual property practice group in West Palm Beach; Sean Coyle of the corporate practice group in Ft. Lauderdale; Paul Ettori of the consumer financial services practice group in Orlando; Darryl Graham of the litigation practice group in Miami; Michael Larson of the litigation practice group in Tallahassee; Eric Levine of the consumer financial services practice group in West Palm Beach; Erin Maddocks of the
litigation practice group in West Palm Beach;

Kimberly Lopez Narbona of the litigation practice group in Orlando; Nicholas Purvis of the fraud & recovery practice group in West Palm Beach; Leanne Reagan of the tax practice group in Miami; Ilana Tabacinic of the litigation practice group in Miami; and Roy Zachariah of the intellectual property practice group in West Palm Beach.

Mike Anway of Tallahasseehas been named as the regional senior director of state advocacy for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

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