September 1, 2021 News and Notes
Rachael N. Flanagan of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll presented, “Bridging the Gap: Effective Ways to Communicate with your Attorney,” at the FJA 2021 Annual Convention.
Gary M. Stein and Charles E. Fombrun of Peckar & Abramson in Miami spoke at a webinar about, “Effectively Preventing Construction Disputes,” during the Young Constructors Forum hosted by the South Florida Association of General Contractors.
Roy L. Weinfeld presented a complimentary three-hour Zoom seminar on, “Post-Judgment Enforcement in Florida.”
Julia Wyda of Brinkley Morgan was sworn in as the 99th president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Keely Morton and Miranda Weiss of Quarles & Brady have assumed leadership roles in the Collier County Women’s Bar Association. Morton has been named treasurer and Weiss has joined the board of directors.
Harsh Arora of Kelley Kronenberg received the Asian Leaders Worth Watching 2021 Award from the Profiles in Diversity Journal.
Ian-Illych Martinez of Bello & Martinez in Coral Gables was invited to join the Leadership Circle of Foreign Policy for America.
Destinie Baker Sutton of Destinie Law in West Palm Beach was a featured speaker on a Juneteenth panel discussion, “Community Relations & the Justice System,” hosted by Carrier Global Corporation.
John H. (Jack) Hickey has been elected to the Board of Governors of The American Association for Justice.
Gary A. Forster and Eric C. Boughman of ForsterBoughman presented on the legal challenges of asset protection structuring for unmarried individuals and couples living in states not offering titling by the entireties in their seminar, “Asset Protection for the Single Person.”
Jeffrey Wasserman of Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann held two presentations for conference attendees at the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals — FACP conference in Tampa.
Harold E. Kaplan of Kaplan Dispute Resolution in Fairview, NC, presented, “Common Sense Malpractice Prevention Tips: Ethical Lessons From the Trenches,” for the ABA’s Practice Management Section.
John Gihon of Shorstein, Lasnetski and Gihon in Orlando appeared on panels at two virtual conferences. He was a discussion leader on, “Consequences of Domestic Violence Arrests and Convictions for Adjustment of Status Applicants,” at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, and appeared on a panel covering immigration caselaw updates for the Catholic Legal Services of Miami, Lazy Days of Summer webinar event.
Amy E. Furness of Carlton Fields in Miami was named first vice chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Gordon A. Dieterle of Peter Feaman, P.A., was sworn in as president of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Robert P. Diffenderfer of Lewis, Longman & Walker was elected Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.
Terry J. Harmon of Sniffen & Spellman was appointed a member of the board of directors of the Council of School Attorneys.
Ivan Parron moderated a panel, “Using Data to Win!: Sports Industry and Sports Betting Data Trends,” during the Sports Lawyers Association Annual Conference.
Caitlin Szematowicz of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid was recently sworn in as co-president of the Barney Masterson American Inn of Court.
Grace Mead of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson presented, “A Conversation with Grace Mead: A Trans-Inclusive Workplace Story,” for the HR Miami Second Annual Conference.
Professor H.T. Smith of FIU College of Law was honored by the Miami Marlins baseball team during its South Florida Black History Celebration for 50 years of contributions to the cause of racial justice in South Florida.
Anthony Cetrangelo and Mark Nieds of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers presented, “Cryptocurrency 101 — What is it? What’s behind it? Where’s it going?,” for the Rotary Club of Ft. Myers.
Victoria Mendez, City Attorney for the City of Miami, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association.
Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz of Holland & Knight has been appointed to the Florida State University Board of Trustees.
Zachary Lombardo of Woodward, Pires & Lombardo in Naples has been elected to the board of directors of the Friends of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve, the largest and least developed of Florida’s State Parks, and has completed the Associate Leadership Collier Foundation’s Class of 2021, put on by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.
Bill Rogner and Rogers Turner of HR Law spoke on Valcourt-Williams’ impact on educational employers and strategies for dealing with this blockbuster en banc decision at the Florida Educational Risk Managers Association conference in Sarasota.
Ira Leesfield of Leesfield Scolaro has been appointed to the executive committee of the American Association for Justice.