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November 1, 2018 On the Move

On the Move

On the Move

Jarred Duke has joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt’s business litigation department in Ft. Myers.

Shana H. Bridgeman has joined Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol as a partner focusing on labor and employment, litigation, and business consulting.

Christina M. Himmel has joined the complex business litigation practice at Kenny Nachwalter in Ft. Lauderdale.

Lubell Rosen Law Firm has opened a new office at 1710 North 19th St., Suite 214, Tampa.

David Hirshfeld has joined Lubell Rosen in Tampa as a partner focusing on health-care providers and unlicensed entities in the business of health care, insurers, and third-party payors.

Amanda R. Murphy has joined Alvarez, Winthrop, Thompson & Storey in Orlando focusing on creditors’ rights, lender representation, residential and commercial real estate foreclosure litigation, title curative, and contract review.

Joshua B. Alper has joined Morgan & Morgan business trial group as a partner in Miami focusing on complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy law.

Daniel Eric Gonzalez has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson in Ft. Lauderdale focusing on labor and employment law.

Hunter Rawls and John M. Hamilton III have joined the board of directors of Fisher & Sauls in St. Petersburg, and Lindsey D. Lamb has joined the firm. Rawls focuses on estate planning, probate and trust litigation, and probate administration. Hamilton focuses on real estate and business transactions. Lamb focuses on real estate, banking, and commercial finance.

Paul T. Ryder and Lindsey Ryder have joined Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman in the labor and employment practice group in Ft. Lauderdale.

Tricia Shackelford has joined Southern Health Lawyers in Lexington, Ky., as of counsel focusing on transactional health care.

Mark N. Salinero and Christine G. Soto have joined Kelley Kronenberg in Miami. Salinero focuses on liability and casualty defense. Soto focuses on first-party insurance defense, property and casualty claims, and complex commercial constructions disputes.

Daniel S. Goldberg has rejoined the City Attorney’s Office in Miami.

Rachel Brannan and Angela Flynn have joined McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern. Brannan focuses on workers’ compensation defense in Sarasota. Flynn focuses on workers’ compensation defense in Ft. Lauderdale.

Mary Katherine Tinsley of Atlanta has joined JE Dunn Construction as counsel for the company’s East Region, which includes Tampa.

Kristen A. Murphy has joined Carlton Fields in Tampa in the health-care practice.

Casey M. Burns has joined O’Brien Hatfield in Tampa.

Veronica Guerra has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson in Miami representing insurance companies.

Ruby G. Patel and William “Trace” Norvell have joined The Reid Law Group in Boca Raton focusing on marital and family law.

Assouline & Berlowe has relocated to Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd Street, Suite 3105, in Miami focusing on intellectual property, commercial litigation, and international arbitration.

Antoinette Theodossakos has joined Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in West Palm Beach as counsel in the labor and employment practice.

Joe Ullo has joined Stearns Weaver Miller’s land-development, zoning, environmental and governmental affairs, and intellectual property groups as a shareholder in Tallahassee.

Adel Fakhouri has joined Plunkett Cooney in Bloomfield Hills focusing on business transactions, start-ups and formation, real estate, health care, cannabis law, and trademark filing.

Christy L. Foley has opened E-Mediation Services in Orlando, a business in which mediators conduct virtual mediations using online conferencing.

Arnold (Skip) Straus, Jr., has changed the name of his firm to Straus & Associates in Weston andPembroke Pines. Florencia (Flo) Engle has joined the firm focusing on real property litigation.

Dave Scher has joined James Hoyer as partner in Washington, D.C., focusing on employment law and the Whistleblower/False Claims Act division.

Valerie A. Chesnut and Tyson J. Waters have joined Fox McCluskey Bush Robison in Stuart. Chesnut focuses on real estate law, estate planning, probate, corporate/business organization, and construction law. Waters focuses on land use, zoning, governmental law, real estate law, and community association law.

David M. Hawthorne has joined Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner, along with Michael B. Greenberg and Nina C. Schmidt as associates. Hawthorne focuses on commercial litigation and products liability. Greenberg focuses on intellectual property, technology, and commercial litigation. Schmidt focuses on all matters of commercial litigation.

Vincent Alexander has joined Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner focusing on bankruptcy and insolvency, and complex business and commercial litigation.

Valerie Edwards has joined Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner focusing on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction and real estate law.

Richard Block has joined Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner focusing on business immigration law, advising foreign nationals seeking to work in the United States, in addition to foreign investors, and domestic and international companies.

John M. Hamilton III and Lyndsey D. Lamb have joined Fisher & Sauls in St. Petersburg. Hamilton has joined the board of directors focusing on real estate and business transactions. Lamb focuses on real estate, banking, and commercial finance.

Maria A. Babajanian has joined Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Thompson in Tampa focusing on commercial litigation matters.

Eric M. Yesner has joined Kelley Kronenberg in West Palm Beach focusing on complex business commercial litigation and appeals.

Carolin A. Pacheco has joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Orlando focusing on first-party insurance coverage, defending insurance carriers in first-party property matters, and assisting insurers with disputes pertaining to coverage and bad-faith matters.

Jonathan Obi has joined the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Palatka.

Richard Carter has joined the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Ft. Pierce.

Lisa Desai has joined the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in St. Augustine as a senior attorney.

Jared Monahan has joined the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Sarasota as a senior attorney.

Juan Arias has joined the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Miami.

Aram C. Bloom has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson in Coral Gables as a partner focusing on health-care transactions, licensing and regulatory compliance, due diligence involved in mergers, and acquisitions of regulated entities.

Alex J. Fischer has joined Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson in Tallahassee focusing on public finance matters.

Neda Ghomeshi has joined the Coral Gables office of Hinshaw & Culbertson as an associate focusing on consumer financial services and commercial matters.

Dalton R. Allen and Travis J. Foels have joined Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa as associates. Allen’s practice involves the defense of product liability and mass tort claims. Foels focuses on medical malpractice, hospital liability, products liability, premises liability, and personal injury claims.

Lazaro Fields has joined Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables as an associate focusing on personal injury, commercial, and class action litigation.

Josh M. Bloom has been promoted to chair of Lubell Rosen’s labor and employment law practice, and Joshua H. Sheskin has been named trial counsel in the firm’s labor and employment law practice. Both Bloom and Sheskin are based in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office.