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March 15, 2017 On the Move

On the Move

On the Move

Patrick P. Coll has joined Smith Hulsey & Busey in Jacksonville as a shareholder focusing on products liability, contracts, employment disputes, business torts, real estate litigation, probate litigation, mergers and acquisitions, professional malpractice, and other business disputes.

Theodore (Theo) S. Kypreos of West Palm Beach was elected to Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs’ board of directors.

George C. Palaidis has joined Gelch & Associates in Plantation focusing on personal injury and criminal/DUI defense.

Ashley N. Flynn has joined Colodny Fass in Sunrise as an associate focusing on insurance defense matters.

Carolyn Gilbert Epstein has joined Colodny Fass in Sunrise as of counsel representing property and casualty insurance clients in defense matters.

Evgeniya V. Burganova has rejoined Colodny Fass in Sunrise as an associate focusing on insurance defense and commercial litigation.

Steven L. Worley has joined Carr Allison as a shareholder in Jacksonville focusing on civil litigation.

Andrew A. Popp has joined McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern in Sarasota focusing on workers’ compensation defense.

Victor M. Velarde has joined Fowler White Burnett in Miami as an associate in the commercial litigation practice group.

Casey B. Mullin and Christopher A. Sotillo have joined Kelley Kronenberg in West Palm Beach. Mullin focuses on general liability, first-party property insurance defense, commercial litigation, and criminal defense. Sotillo focuses on workers’ compensation defense, as well as the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act, securities arbitration, appellate law, personal injury, and mass tort litigation.

Jennifer A. Sullivan, Robert D. Fingar, and Trudy E. Innes Richardson have become equity shareholders with Guilday, Simpson, West, Hatch, Lowe & Roane in Tallahassee. H. Michael Madsen has also become of counsel with the firm.

Javier Fernández has joined Holland & Knight in Miami as a partner in the South Florida government advocacy & development group.

Jennifer R. Dixon, Ronald D. Edwards, Jr., Michael S. Provenzale, and Stephen C. Thomas have been promoted to shareholders with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed. Dixon focuses on civil and administrative appeals and civil litigation. Edwards focuses primarily on complex business, banking, contract, and real property litigation. Provenzale focuses on representing institutional and private lenders in commercial loan foreclosure and other collection lawsuits, receiverships, workouts, bankruptcies, and REO dispositions. Thomas is a registered U.S. patent attorney.

Mairim A. Morales and Brett A. Foster have become stockholders in Patrick A. Carey, P.A., a collection firm in Orlando. Terry A. Brooks has become associated with the firm, and will continue providing local coverage services in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties.

Jamie M. Blucher has joined Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman in Orlando focusing on general commercial litigation and bankruptcy.

Brian S. Bernstein has been named an equity shareholder of Nason Yeager in Palm Beach Gardens. Bernstein practices in the securities and corporate practice groups.

Alan L. Goodman has been named an equity shareholder of Nason Yeager. Goodman heads the commercial and employment litigation practice group in Boca Raton.

Azlina Goldstein-Siegel has been named a nonequity shareholder of Nason Yeager in Palm Beach Gardens. Goldstein-Siegel concentrates on local government law.

Thomas F. Mullin has been named a non-equity shareholder of Nason Yeager in Palm Beach Gardens. Mullin practices in the administrative, governmental, and environmental and land use practice groups.

Jose L. Torres has been named partner with Alvarez Barbara in Miami. Torres focuses on real estate, insurance defense, and commercial litigation.

Jeremy A. Chevres has joined Kubicki Draper in Miami where he will focus on construction, personal injury, and professional liability matters.

Peter C. Mollengarden and Allison L. Hertz have joined Kaye Bender Rembaum in Palm Beach Gardens. Mollengarden joins as a member and Hertz as a senior associate. They both focus on community association law.

Nicole R. Avallone has joined Dickinson Wright in Ft. Lauderdale focusing on real estate transactions.

James C. Gavigan, Jr., and William G. Smith have been promoted to shareholders with Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in West Palm Beach. Gavigan focuses on complex business litigation, real estate litigation, employment litigation, and intellectual property litigation. Smith concentrates on estate planning, estate and trust administration, taxation, and transactional corporate law.

James A. Lovegren has joined Broad and Cassel in Orlando as of counsel in the real estate practice group.

Nailah Tatum has joined Bryant Miller Olive in Tallahassee focusing on commercial real estate.

David Marc Harris of Miami Beach has opened Remzy LLC, an online real estate platform connecting home buyers and off-market homeowners.

Michelle N. DeLong has joined Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens in the nursing home, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury practice group.

Julia C. Mandell joined Carlton Fields in Tampa as of counsel in the government law and consulting practice group.

Arturo Ross has joined Gunster in Miami as a shareholder focusing on labor and employment law.

John H. Foote has opened The Foote Law Firm in Tallahassee focusing on plaintiff’s personal injury cases.

Hardy L. Roberts III and Mark A. Smith, both board certified in construction law, have joined Carey, O’Malley, Whitaker & Mueller in Tampa as shareholders, and the firm will now be known as Carey, O’Malley, Whitaker, Mueller, Roberts & Smith.

F. Shields McManus has opened a solo law practice for family and civil litigation and family and civil mediation at 73 S.W. Flagler Avenue in Stuart.

Becker & Poliakoff has acquired Polenberg Cooper. Four attorneys from Polenberg Cooper join Becker & Poliakoff’s commercial litigation practice group in Ft. Lauderdale, including Jon Polenberg, who joins as a shareholder; Jude C. Cooper, who joins as a shareholder; and Yasin Daneshfar and Andrew Polenberg,who join as associates.

Matthew Nelles has joined Berger Singerman as a partner on the dispute resolution team in Ft. Lauderdale. Nelles focuses on intellectual property matters.

Mitchell A. Schermer has joined Kubicki Draper in Miami focusing on construction, personal injury, and products liability matters.

Gary Birnberg has joined JAMS in Miami. Birnberg serves as a mediator and arbitrator in a variety of disputes including business/commercial, class action/mass tort, construction, employment, financial markets, intellectual property, professional liability, and real property.

Michael J. Gore has joined Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs in West Palm Beach in the employment law group.

Tom Wert, Michael Furbush, David Barker, Anna Ketcham, and Michael Dawkins have joined Dean Mead in Orlando.
Wert is board certified in construction law. Barker is board certified in real estate law. Furbush is board certified in litigation.Ketcham focuses on business and commercial litigation. Dawkins focuses on commercial real estate and corporate law.

Richard M. Caron has joined Greenberg Traurig in Orlando as of counsel focusing on real estate and the resort and hospitality industries.

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