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June 15, 2014 On the Move

On the Move

On the Move

Jason Sherman has become environmental counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office. Sherman will support DOE’s cleanups of the Portsmouth and Paducah gaseous diffusion plants formerly used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors.

IlanMarkus of LeClairRyan in New Haven, Connecticut, has been appointed leader of the national firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice area team.

Jonathan Abramson, Amitai (Ami) Gavarian, and Ilanit Sisso have joined Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale. Abramson focuses on property and casualty claims, including first-party insurance defense litigation. Gavarian focuses on workers’ compensation law. Sisso handles employment and labor law matters.

Charles J. Grimsley has joined Hoffman & Hoffman in Miami as a senior associate. Grimsley focuses on insurance law.

Jacqueline Simms-Petredis has joined Burr & Forman in Tampa as an associate in the financial services litigation practice group. Simms-Petredis’ practice includes advising financial institutions, mortgage loan originators, loan servicers and investors in contested foreclosures, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, compliance issues, and direct filed lawsuits.

Keith Koford has joined Holland & Knight in Miami as senior counsel in the health care and life sciences team. Koford focuses on the representation of health care, biotechnology and medical device companies in general corporate matters, as well as mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing, and international and domestic manufacturing and sales/distribution transactions.

Enita Kushi has opened Kushi Law Firm, P.A., at 2390 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102, in Naples. The firm focuses on foreclosure defense, general civil litigation, contract negotiation and disputes, bankruptcy, immigration, and appeals.

Teresa A. Hermann was promoted to partner at Jill S. Schwartz & Associates in Winter Park. Herrmann practices in the area of labor and employment law.

Nicholas C. Johnson has joined Cohen Milstein in Palm Beach Gardens as an associate. Johnson focuses on wrongful death and catastrophic injury.

Ann C. Thompson has joined The Farr Law Firm in Punta Gorda. Thompson focuses on estate planning, trusts, probate, and wills.

Ronald Scott Kaniuk has joined Bakalar & Associates in Plantation as a senior attorney. Kaniuk focuses primarily on civil litigation, concentrating in the areas of community association law, commercial and residential real estate litigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights and asset recovery, as well as corporate and real estate matters.

Frank T. Adams has joined Dunwody White & Landon in Coral Gables as a shareholder. Adams practices trusts and estates law.

Jesse Cloyd has joined Salazar Jackson in Miami as an associate. Cloyd focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

Thomas J. Gibbons has joined Kelley Kronenberg in West Palm Beach. Gibbons focuses on admiralty and maritime law, condominium and homeowners’ association law, first-party insurance defense, property, coverage and bad faith, as well as third-party insurance defense and general liability claims.

Daniel S. Goldberg has joined the City of Miami Office of the City Attorney as an assistant city attorney. Goldberg will be handling general government matters for the City of Miami, including unsafe structures, code enforcement, and quality of life issues.

Michael Denberg and Lori Hartglass have moved from Arnstein & Lehr ’s Miami office to its Ft. Lauderdale office. Denberg is a partner and chair of the firm’s Florida real estate practice. Hartglass is a member of the real estate practice group.

Brandon L. Chase joins Mase Lara in Miami as an associate. Chase concentrates on personal injury, commercial litigation, admiralty, and maritime law.

Robert Chapman has joined Sivyer Barlow & Watson in Tampa as an associate. Chapman focuses on commercial litigation and real estate transactions.

Jenna L. Fischman has joined the Law Office of David B. Haber, P.A., in Miami as an associate. She concentrates on commercial, bankruptcy, real estate, and employment litigation.

Bethany R. Reichard has become a named partner in Holbrook, Akel, Cold, Ray & Reichard in Jacksonville and Musa K. Farmand has joined the firm as a partner. Reichard practices commercial and business litigation and Farmand practices commercial, business, and personal injury litigation with the firm.

Christopher B. Deem has joined GrayRobinson in Tampa in the banking and finance practice group. Deem focuses on complex corporate and financial litigation.

Saqib Ishaq has joined the Health Care Industry Group in Orlando as a partner. Ishaq is a health law and health care compliance attorney.

Wanda Murray has joined Ward Damon in West Palm Beach in the real estate litigation practice group. Murray will lead the firm’s bankruptcy creditor’s rights representation.

Maria D. Garcia and Patricia Camino have been named co-chairs of Zumpano Patricios & Winker’s international satellite offices. Headquartered in Coral Gables, the firm has 16 international satellite offices in the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Garcia focuses on health care law and international matters, as well as business litigation. Camino focuses in the areas of international law and commercial litigation.

Kristina Maranges has joined Broad and Cassel in Miami as an associate in the commercial litigation and health law practice groups.

Cristopher S. Rapp has jointed Tobin & Reyes in Boca Raton. His practice focuses on general commercial, construction, and landlord-tenant litigation.

Derrick B. Grüner has joined Genesis Capital in Los Angeles as general counsel and chief legal officer. Genesis Capital provides loans to qualified real estate investors active in the single-family residential marketplace who employ a buy, refurbish and re-sell investment strategy.

Gary Brown has joined Arnstein & Lehr in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Brown is board certified by The Florida Bar in construction law.

Kathleen O. King has joined McIntosh, Sawran & Cartaya in Ft. Lauderdale as a senior associate. King focuses on personal injury, automobile, medical and dental negligence, general liability, and defense of department of health matters.
Kit Van Pelt joined Linda Suzzanne Griffin, P.A., in Clearwater as an associate. She will concentrate in trust and estate planning, and probate and trust administration work.

Crystal C. Spencer, Ann E. Meador, and Travis R. Johnson have merged their practices to form Spencer Meador Johnson

in Pensacola. This firm focuses on divorce and family law, personal injury, medical malpractice, estate planning, and litigation. Spencer will serve as the firm’s president and focuses on medical malpractice, as well as family law. Meador focuses on divorce and family law. Johnson focuses on family law, personal injury, and wills and estate planning.

Andrea M. Franklin has joined Florida PIP Law Firm in Boca Raton as an associate.

Elizabeth Hughes has joined the Bryant law firm in Miami as an associate. Hughes focuses on probate and trust administration, guardianship, as well as probate and guardianship litigation.

Jonathan Picard has joined Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel in Coral Gables as an associate. He will focus on community association law and commercial litigation.

Jeffrey M. Fleming has joined Upchurch Watson White & Max in Orlando as dispute resolution counsel.

Iris Escarra of Greenberg Traurig has been named co-chair of the Miami office’s Land Development Practice Group.

Suzanna M. Scarborough has joined Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles in West Palm Beach. She focuses on workers’ compensation.

John Paulich III and Casey Wolff have joined GrayRobinson in Naples. Paulich focuses on commercial and residential real estate, title insurance, business organizations, corporate transactions, estate planning, and probate. Wolff focuses on immigration and naturalization, business organizations, and international transactions.

Nicholas P. Basco has joined the City of Miami Office of the City Attorney as an assistant city attorney. Basco will be handling state and federal litigation matters for the City of Miami.

Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser & Zoeller in West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie will now be known as Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck. The firm focuses on personal injury and wrongful death.

Scott Ryan Kerner has joined Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck in West Palm Beach as an associate. Kerner’s primary area of practice is PIP litigation.

Andrew Aleman has become chief strategic officer for Rogers Towers in Jacksonville. Aleman’s responsibilities include promoting and assuring that the firm’s values are integrated within business development, marketing and public relations, and other programs.

Michael Maguire and Jody Keeling have joined Trenam Kemker as associates in Tampa. Maguire focuses on real estate lending, real property transactions and investments, asset-based lending, eminent domain and property rights litigation. Keeling focuses on corporate law, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation.

Anne Hathorn has become the leader of the community association law practice group of Becker & Poliakoff in Tampa. Hathorn focuses on the representation of condominium, homeowner, cooperative, and other common interest realty associations.

Todd L. Baker has joined Ellsley Sobol, P.L., in Plantation as an associate. Baker concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, insurance coverage, and criminal defense.

Troy Kishbaugh has rejoined GrayRobinson in Orlando as a shareholder and chair of the health care practice group.

Sara E. Graditor has joined Holland & Knight in Miami as an associate. Graditor practices in the areas of corporate law, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Aaron M. Passy has joined Kravit Law in Boca Raton as an associate in the community association and real estate practices.

Joseph Jones has joined Berger Singerman in Tallahassee as a partner and member of the business, finance, and tax team. Jones has a background in commercial real estate development, project finance, and commercial leasing.

Mary Beth Kelly has become a partner with Thompson & Evangelo in Altamonte Springs, which will now be known as Thompson, Evangelo & Kelly.

Rian M. Kinney has joined the Marinosci Law Group in Ft. Lauderdale as a foreclosure litigator.

Marv Nodel has joined Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. He focuses on insurance defense, personal injury, medical and legal malpractice, premises liability, auto and truck accident, negligent security, as well as construction and breach of contract law.

Jessica M. Daley and Kimberly M. Silverman have joined Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale. Daley focuses on workers’ compensation and Silverman handles the defense of general liability, personal injury, products liability, and construction defect claims.

Susanne D. McCabe has established The McCabe Law Firm in Port Orange. Her daughter, Allison McCabe, has joined the firm as an associate. The firm will handle general civil litigation and family law.

Dana J. Harris has joined Garcia, Artigliere & Medby in Winter Park. Harris focuses on nursing home negligence and wrongful death disputes.

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