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January 1, 2019, On the Move

On the Move

L. Frank Cordero and Leanne Reagan have joined Greenberg Traurig in Miami. Cordero is in the tax practice. Reagan is in the employee benefits & compensation practice.

Forrest Andrews has joined Lydecker Diaz in Miami focusing on general civil trial, municipal liability, constitutional, civil rights, administrative, and local government appeals, general litigation, and trial support.

Lindsey N. Ortiz has joined Kubicki Draper in Ft. Myers focusing on insurance coverage matters.

John P. Martin has joined Jones Foster in West Palm Beach in the private client services, corporate, and tax practice groups.

Rebecca Brock, Whitney Dort, and Henry Ramos have joined Andrews Biernacki Davis, as partners, focusing on first-party defense claims.

Sax, Willinger and Gold has relocated to 600 S. Andrews Avenue, Suite 401, in Ft. Lauderdale.

Liza E. Smoker has joined John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy at St. Thomas University School of Law’s LL.M./J.S.D. in Miami Gardens as managing director of intercultural human rights.

Paul A. Giordano and Ashley D. Lupo have joined Roetzel & Andress as board of directors. Giordano, shareholder, as practice group manager of the business litigation group in Ft. Myers. Lupo, shareholder and board certified in condominium and planned development law, represents planned communities from the Naples office.

Tiffany N. McKenzie has been elected as partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisne in Atlanta, Ga.

Jaime A. Alvarez and Eduardo J. Medina have joined Foley & Mansfield in Miami, as non-equity partners and B. Kyle Morley in Tampa, as a non-equity partner.

Akerman has promoted the following to partners: C. Matthew Detzel in Orlando, John L. Dicks II, Zarra R. Elias, and Raye Curry Elliott in Tampa, Ari H. Gerstin, Sandra J. Millor, Lorayne Perez, and Adam M. Zwecker in Miami, Amy M. Leitch and Allison M. Stocker in Jacksonville, and Sarah J. Lis, Erin M. Swick in Ft. Lauderdale.

Reid Burman Lebedeker Xenick has announced that Dean Xenick has joined the firm as a named partner. Xenick concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, defective drugs and products, mass torts (multi-district litigation), insurance litigation, business litigation, complex commercial litigation, general civil litigation, and legal malpractice.

William M. Seider, partner at Williams Parker in Sarasota, is Florida Bar certified in condominium and planned development law.

Spivey & Fallon is now known as Spivey & Huss, P.A., with Cady L. Huss as a shareholder. The firm focuses on estate and trust litigation and administration of estates and trusts in Sarasota and St. Petersburg.

Andrea Johnson White has joined the Florida Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, in Tallahassee as a senior assistant attorney general.

John Rockwell has joined Woolsey Morcom in Jacksonville as a partner. Rockwell primarily practices in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, and construction law.

Lizbell R. Lucero, Amanda Qadri, and Danielle A. Wallis have joined Kelley Kronenberg in Miami. Lucero and Qadri focus on first-party insurance defense, property and casualty claims, and commercial constructions disputes. Wallis focuses on third party liability and casualty defense.

Augusto Perera has opened the Law Firm Augusto Perera, P.A., at 2525 Ponce de Leon Boulevard Suite #300, Coral Gables, focusing on intellectual property, business, and legal affairs.

Michael Spivack has opened The Law Office of Michael Spivack in Miami focusing on criminal trials and appeals.

Richard Akin was elected a stockholder of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers. Akin is a member of the tort and insurance litigation division.

Justin Luger, Matthew Ramenda, and Milton Collins have become partners with Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman. Luger handles commercial, business, and municipal/government litigation. Ramenda focuses on commercial litigation, business law torts, premises liability defense, and defends numerous municipalities. Collins focuses on labor and employment law.

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