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July 15, 2015 On the Move

On the Move

On the Move

Vanessa L. Albaum has joined Hebert Law Group in Clearwater. Albaum represents clients facing traffic violations, misdemeanor offenses, and felony charges.

Ava J Borrasso has founded Ava J Borrasso, P.A., located at the SunTrust International Center in downtown Miami. The firm concentrates on solving business- related and international commercial disputes through litigation and arbitration.

Jean Marie Moses was named a senior associate attorney at the Men’s Divorce Law Firm in Orlando. Moses focuses on family law.

Scott T. Schmidt has joined Turner O’Connor Kozlowski in Gainesville as an associate, where he will focus on criminal defense.

Matthew J. Mueller has joined Wiand Guerra King in Tampa as of counsel. Mueller will focus on complex business litigation regulatory matters, and white-collar defense.

Salnick, Fuchs & Bertisch has relocated its state and federal criminal defense practice to 1645 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, 10th Floor – Suite 1000, in West Palm Beach.

Michael Millett has joined Holland & Knight in Tampa as an associate with the public finance team. He represents clients as bond counsel, bank counsel, and disclosure counsel for municipal bond offerings.

Andrew T. Price has joined Credit Union National Association in Washington, D.C., as the senior director of advocacy & counsel.

Daniel B. Allison, Albert Alvarez, Edward “Ted” J. McNamara, Stephen P. Smith, Perry F. Sofferman, and Isaura Velez have joined Fowler White Burnett in Miami. Allison works in the firm’s insurance practice group. Alvarez is a member of the commercial litigation and medical malpractice practice groups. McNamara is a member of the insurance practice group. Smith is a member of the medical malpractice group. Sofferman practices corporate, intellectual property, and international law. Velez practices in the corporate, international and intellectual property practice groups.

Jonathan H. Dunleavy has become a shareholder with Fowler White Burnett in Miami. Dunleavy focuses on admiralty and maritime law, marine insurance, personal injury, commercial litigation, and products liability.

Thomas Mersch has joined Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Mersch focuses on business transactions, data privacy, and security matters.

S. Elise Batsel has joined Phelps Dunbar in Tampa as counsel in the firm’s business group.

Daniel F. Blanks has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Jacksonville as a partner and will focus on bankruptcy, financial restructuring, distressed asset acquisitions, creditors’ rights, commercial workouts, consumer financial litigation, and commercial litigation.

Anthony R. Yanez has joined Blank Rome in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the consumer finance litigation group. He concentrates on commercial disputes, enforcement of commercial loan documents, consumer financial services, catastrophic personal injury and premises liability actions, probate litigation, and all aspects of civil litigation.

Victor Recondo has joined Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri in Miami as an associate. Recondo focuses on issues relating to real estate, particularly matters involving the acquisition, disposition, and leasing of commercial real estate.

Fabian Pal has joined Holland & Knight in Miami as a member of the international and cross-border and Latin America practice groups. Pal concentrates in the areas of corporate and international law.

Nico Apfelbaum has opened Apfelbaum Law in Port St. Lucie and Stuart.

Daniel F. Blanks has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Jacksonville as a partner and will focus on bankruptcy, financial restructuring, distressed asset acquisitions, creditors’ rights, commercial workouts, consumer financial litigation, and commercial litigation.

Phil Gibbs has joined Driver McAfee Peek & Hawthorne in Jacksonville as a partner focusing on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, venture capital, and securities law.

Joey Vaid has joined Driver McAfee Peek & Hawthorne in Jacksonville as an associate focusing on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, business, contracts, venture capital, and securities law.

José S. Talavera has joined Lipscomb, Eisenberg & Baker in Miami. Talavera focuses on acquisition and enforcement of U.S. and international rights in trademarks, domain names, keywords, and other brand identifiers.

Devitt, Thistle & Devitt, practicing in the areas of estate planning, real estate, and corporate matters, and J. L. Lorenzo, P.A., practicing in the areas of real estate and corporate matters, have merged. The combined firm, Devitt, Thistle & Lorenzo, PLLC, located in Delray Beach, will continue to focus on estate and trust administration, residential and commercial real property transactions, and general corporate matters.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has added shareholder Dennis P. Dore, special counsel Jessica Lanifero, and associate Christopher D. Walsh in Jacksonville. All three attorneys join the firm’s casualty department.

Lucilo Ramos, Jr., has joined Association Law Group in Miami as senior counsel. Ramos is board certified in real estate.

Emily Pineless has joined GrayRobinson in Boca Raton as an associate in the litigation practice group.

Amar Williams has joined Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary in Stuart as an associate focusing on wrongful death, employment discrimination, products liability and medical malpractice.

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