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September 1, 2023 News and Notes

News & Notes

Leslie Kroeger of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll received the Florida Justice Association’s 2023 Women’s Caucus Ruth Bader Ginsberg Award.

Stephanie Reed Traband of Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP in Miami was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nicholas Johnson of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll was named chair of the Social Justice Committee for the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association.

Rachael Flanagan of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll presented at the Cuban Bar Association’s “Identify, Understand & Respond: The Mental Health Guide for Lawyers” CLE.

Paul Shalhoub of GOLDLAW in West Palm Beach has been elected to Leadership Palm Beach County’s 2023-2024 Board of Governors.

Poorad Razavi of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll led a panel on emerging environmental risks related to PFAS during the ABA’s Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.

Brian M. Spiro of Comiter Singer was sworn in and admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jacqueline Calderín of Agentis Law was appointed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida to co-chair the Local Rules Advisory Committee.

Gary A. Forster of ForsterBoughman had his article, “The Inheritance Tax under IRC §2801,” published in TaxStringer, the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants publication.

Roy L. Weinfeld presented to the Coral Gables Bar Association’s monthly luncheon on, “Florida Post-Judgment Enforcement Law.”

Jennifer Diaz of Diaz Trade Law participated on panel on exporting medical devices and how to comply with US regulations and moderated a panel with FDA experts on how to successfully import medical devices into the U.S. at the 2023 Florida International Medical Expo in Miami Beach.

Wendy A. Mara of Mara Law, P.A., presented, “Guardian Advocacy and Estate Planning for Persons with Special Needs,” at the Estate Planning Council of the Fun Coast.

Jonathan E. Groth of DGIM Law has become the Florida state director of the Commercial Receivers Association.

Eric C. Boughman of ForsterBoughman recently presented, “Federal Efforts to Ban Non-Competes: Proposed Rule (and Alternatives),” for the Seminole County Bar Association.

Raul Valero of Nelson Mullins has been re-elected to the Florida Atlantic University’s Foundation Board of Directors.

Mark Nieds of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Lauderdale delve into the impact of AI on content creators and their intellectual property rights at the Florida Public Relations Association, Southwest Florida Chapter’s monthly luncheon.

Steven B. Lesser of Becker in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed as a special advisor of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Specialization, which approves accreditation of lawyers nationally.

Judge Stefanie C. Moon of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Ft. Lauderdale spoke on a panel of domestic violence judges at the monthly luncheon for the South Broward Bar Association.

Adria Notari of Notari Law presented at the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute’s annual seminar in Delray Beach.

Harsh Arora of Nelson Mullins was selected for Law360’s Florida Editorial Advisory Board.

Justin Bennett of Bennett Law presented a lecture to second and third year law tax students at St. Thomas University School of Law regarding the issues arising under the Bipartisan Budget Act and what it means for partners within a partnership.

Rebecca G. Doane of Doane & Doane in Palm Beach Gardens has been elected president of the nonprofit Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden.

Erin L. Deady spoke on, “Improving Coastal Resiliency in Response to the Threats of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change,” at the 37th Annual Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Environmental Permitting Summer School.

Kim Nutter and Kyle Morgan of Brinkley Morgan in Ft. Lauderdale wrote a blog titled, “Greyson’s Law Signed into Florida Law to Overcome Presumptions to Safeguard Children at Risk of Parental Harm.”

Charles (Chas) Reynolds of Tyson Mendes in Tampa was elected to the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

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