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November 1, 2017 On the Move

On the Move

On the Move

Daniel S. Melzer has joined Littman, Sherlock & Heims in Stuart focusing on trusts and estates, business law, contract law, and real estate.

GrayRobinson has promoted 18 attorneys throughout the firm, including new shareholders Aaron H. Epstein, Miami; Shayna A. Freyman, Ft. Lauderdale; Jordan S. Kosches, Miami; Justin T. Marshall, Boca Raton; Maxwell L. Minch, Gainesville; William F. McFetridge IV, Tampa; Veronica A. Meza, Miami; Christopher M. Ramsey, Orlando; and Jason A. Zimmerman, Orlando. New senior associates include Stephen G. Anderson, Orlando; Joshua A. “Josh” Bachman, Orlando; John M. “Jack” Brennan, Jr., Orlando; Jason S. Cetel, Tampa; Valerie L. Haber, Miami; Matthew D. Jones, Lakeland; Joseph A. Kovecses, Jr., Orlando; Brian A. Seidenberg, Ft. Lauderdale; and Amanda G. Smith, Melbourne.

Christine Howard of Tampa has been named regional managing partner of Fisher Phillips.

David H. Trevett and Ronald J. Conte have merged their practices and formed Conte | Trevett, P.L., in Orlando focusing onreal estate law and title services, estate planning, business law, probate, family law, and personal injury.

Tyson & Mendes has opened an office in Ft. Lauderdale, led by Damian M. Fletcher. The new location will serve the entire state in complex litigation matters, defending clients in all state and federal courts.

Axel J. Dumas has joined Alvarez, Winthrop, Thompson & Storey in Orlando as an associate.

Pablo Meles has joined Espinosa Martinez in Miami as of counsel. Meles is board certified in patent and intellectual property law.

Rachel L. Griffin has joined Griffin & Associates in Brandon as an associate focusing on family law.

James Fierberg has joined Dunn Law, P.A., in Miami as of counsel focusing on bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Conroy Simberg has launched a cannabis law division headed by Robert A. Bouvatte, Jr., a commercial litigator in the firm’s Hollywood office who has handled a wide variety of complex matters involving contractual disputes, community associations, residential and commercial lending, intellectual property, landlord-tenant law, defamation and other business torts, as well as professional liability.

Jeff Wright has joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Bonita Springs focusing on land use matters.

Monica Vigues-Pitan has been selected as the new executive director of Legal Services of Greater Miami.

Caitlin Frenkel has joined the O’Mara Law Group in Orlando as an associate focusing on family law and criminal defense.

Etan Mark, Josh Migdal,and Don Hayden have formed Mark Migdal & Hayden in Miami focusing on complex commercial litigation, as well as domestic and international business disputes and appeals.

Layali Salem has joined the Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services, in Orlando.

Erin Harrigan has joined the Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services, as a senior attorney in Ft. Pierce.

Christina Favela has joined the Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services, as a senior attorney in Ft. Pierce.

Chelsie Camden has joined the Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services, in Crestview.

Scott Decker has joined the Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services, as a senior attorney in Daytona Beach.

Prycilla De La Torre-Otero has joined the Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services, in Pensacola.

Lanette Suarez has joined Fisher Phillips in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate focusing on labor, employment, civil rights, employee benefits, and immigration matters.

Alexandra Peterson and Joseph Ruppel have joined Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns in Tampa. Peterson joins the health-care team and will also work in the areas of business and tax law. Ruppel focuses on real estate and finance and land use.

Philip Nodhturft has joined Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns in St. Petersburg in the business and tax law, and trusts and estates departments.

Caleb Hinton has joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers in the real estate division.

Lanny Russell has joined Tanner Bishop in Jacksonville focusing on litigation, mediation, and arbitration in the resolution of complex commercial disputes.

Janice M. Rickert and Blane R. Wheeley have joined Kelley Kronenberg in Tampa. Rickert, who joins as a partner, focuses on workers’ compensation defense and has experience advising clients in premises liability, employment practices and safety/OSHA compliance. Wheeley focuses on workers’ compensation.

Andrew Marcus has joined Holland & Knight in Tallahassee as a member of the Florida government advocacy team.

Helen C. Hsu has joined Kelley Kronenberg in West Palm Beach focusing on workers’ compensation defense.

Michael Bohling has joined Fisher Phillips in Tampa as an associate focusing on labor law.

Thomas Glick and Rosanne Shore et al., at the Center for Conflict Resolution, have moved to 4500 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 320, Miami 33137.

Kimberly A. Slaven and Steffani M. Russo have joined Zebersky Payne in Ft. Lauderdale focusing on complex commercial litigation and consumer litigation.

Kasey A. Feltner has joined Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Sheppard in Tampa as a member of the litigation practice group.

Michael J. Labbee has joined Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Sheppard in Tampa as an associate focusing on complex business litigation.

Catherine “Kate” York has joined The Florida Bar Foundation in Maitland as its grant program officer.

Claud B. Nelson III has joined The Florida Bar Foundation in Maitland as its new pro bono program officer.

Suketa Shah has joined Shankman Leone in Tampa as an associate in the franchise law, labor and employment, and business litigation areas.