March 1, 2003 News and Notes

first_img John F. Schutz, of Manoff & Schutz, P.A., West Palm Beach, has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a family mediator. Louise B. Zeuli, of Louise B. Zeuli, P.A., Maitland, presented “Legal Dilemmas Facing the Nurse Practitioner” at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, to the Graduate Nursing Association, where she spoke about the specific legal issues for nurse practitioners newly entering the profession. James A. Martin, Jr., a shareholder with Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, Clearwater, has been elected secretary of the board of directors of the Florida Academy of Health Care Lawyers. Dan Mitchell, of Tampa, has been appointed the chair of the continuing legal education committee of the Florida Defense Lawyers’ Association. Matthew Smith, of Akerman Senterfitt, Orlando, was the recipient of the Associated Marine Institute’s 2002 Leadership in Governance Award. David C. Willis, shareholder with Mateer & Harbert, P.A., Orlando, spoke to the East Central branch of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Structural Technical Group about professional liability. Ronald A. Christaldi, shareholder with de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A., has been appointed to serve as co-chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Cultural Affairs Committee. Paul Novack, attorney and mayor of the Town of Surfside, is the recipient of the 2003 Community Steward/Public Servant Award, by 1000 Friends of Florida, a nonprofit organization established to promote better planning for the state’s growth. Mark Kraus, assistant attorney general, along with Judge Michael Weatherby, lectured on the topic: “Managing Civil RICO and Qui Tam, Crooks and Bounty Hunters” at the Conference of Circuit Court Judges, at the Amelia Island Plantation. Steven Randall Walker, formerly general counsel with Essential Markets, Inc., Seattle, Washington, has been appointed attorney-advisor with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance, Washington, D.C., telephone (202)942-2976. Seth Rodner, a shareholder with Fowler White Boggs Banker, has been named treasurer of the Federal Bar Association’s national criminal law section for 2003. John Newton, senior assistant attorney general in Attorney General Charlie Crist’s Economic Crimes and Civil Rights units, spoke at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Conference on Privacy Issues and Dilemmas for Drug and Medical Device Manufacturers. Paul O. Lopez, a director with Tripp Scott, has been appointed to the executive board of the United Way of Broward County. James D. Camp III, president and shareholder of Camp & Camp, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, was recently elected president of the Legal Aid Society of Broward County, Inc., and has been appointed for a second term on the 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. Jeremy Alters, a partner with Ratzan & Alters has been named president-elect of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, where he formerly served as the organization’s treasurer. James D. Camp, Jr., vice president and shareholder of Camp & Camp, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, has been elected for a one-year term as a director of Community Television Foundation of South Florida, Inc., and has been re-appointed to the Florida Probate Rules Committee. Julie H. Littky-Rubin, of Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain & Williams, LLP, has spoken at several seminars sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers on the topics of “Legislative and Judicial Updates in the Evidence Code and Civil Procedure Rules” and “Preserving the Record on Appeal.” She has also presented a program on “Proposals for Settlement” to members of the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association and was a speaker at The Florida Bar’s Practicing with Professionalism Seminar on “The Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Practice.” Oscar Sanchez, of Akerman Senterfitt, Miami, and president-elect of the University of Florida Law Alumni Council, addressed the incoming winter class of about 200 students. Hayden Dempsey, a shareholder with GrayHarris, Tallahassee, has become a member of the board of trustees for Florida Tax Watch. Hardy L. Roberts III, formerly of Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith and Cutler, Miami, has been named by Gov. Jeb Bush the interim secretary of the Florida department of Business and Professional Regulation. John W. Hoft, Jr., of Tampa, has been appointed to the faculty of the College of Business at Columbus State University in Georgia, as assistant professor of business law. Jerry M. Markowitz, a founding shareholder of Markowitz, Davis, Ringel &Trusty, P.A., spoke on the topic of “Asset Sales–Executory Contracts and Other Issues” at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 8th Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference in Denver, Colorado. Diane Carr, former partner with Hopping, Green and Sams, Tallahassee, has been named secretary designate of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation by Gov. Jeb Bush. Troy A. Kishbaugh, with GrayHarris, Orlando, has been elected to serve as the board chair for the Florida College of Health Sciences Foundation. Gary S. Lesser, of Lesser, Lesser & Landy, P.A., West Palm Beach, presented “Ethics in the Discovery Process” at a recent ethics in Florida seminar. He also presented “Practicing with Professionalism” at the Palm Beach County Bar Personal Injury Continuing Legal Education Seminar. Michael Rosenberg, of Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg, served as co-chair and a speaker at the 21st Annual International Tax Conference, co-sponsored by the Florida Institute of CPAs and The Florida Bar, held in Miami. His speech was titled: “A Potpourri of International Tax Issues Relevant to the Tax Practitioner.” Alicia M. Morales-Fernandez, of Katz, Barron, Squitero & Faust, P.A., Miami, has been appointed by the mayor to the city of South Miami’s Environmental Review and Preservation Board. Harry Shevin, of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, West Palm Beach, has been elected to the board of the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association. Joanne Harvest Koren, director of the University of Miami School of Law’s Academic Achievement Program, and member of the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board, has been elected to the executive board of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Academic Support. Bud Bennington, of Shutts & Bowen, LLP, Orlando, has been appointed to the position of “At-Large Board Member” to the Orlando Diocesan School Board. Bob Murphy has been elected to a four-year term on the board of commissioners for the Midway Fire District. Dan Armstrong, of the Law Offices of Dan W. Armstrong, P.A., Ponte Vedra Beach, participated in Mediation Appreciation Day by presenting a lecture to the County Court Mediation Program of the Fourth Judicial Circuit. The lecture focused on asset protection and landlord/tenant issues. Dennis J. Levine, of Dennis Levine & Associates, Tampa, participated on a panel at the ABI’s Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference in Denver, Colorado. The panel’s topic was “Consumer Bankruptcy Issues–What Business Lawyers Need to Know.” James J. Therrell, Jr., attorney with Zimmerman Shuffield, Kiser & Sutclife, P.A., Orlando, has been named to and is serving on the Orange County Citizen’s Review Panel for Human Services. Alison M. Yurko, of Thomas P. Callan, P.A., Orlando, has written an article titled, “A Practical Perspective About Annexation in Florida: Making Sense of Chapters 171 and 164, Florida Statutes 2003 and Beyond.” David Oscar Markus, of Hirsch & Markus, LLP, spoke on jury selection at the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section seminar, and on pretrial motions at The Florida Bar’s Advanced Federal Criminal Practice Seminar. Barry M. Mankes, of the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Training Bureau, has been appointed to the Police-Prosecutor Coordinating Committee, Training Subcommittee. He was also a presenter at the Miami-Dade State Attorney/Miami Beach Police Department “Hate Crimes” seminar at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. Mildred Beam, a shareholder at Mateer & Harbert, P.A., Winter Park, has been named a member of the board of directors at Seniors First, a nonprofit organization that enhances the quality of life for Orange County Senior Citizens. Orlando Cabrera, a partner of Holland & Knight, Miami, has resigned from the firm, having been appointed by the Florida Department of Community Affairs as executive director of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Jane Gordon, of Shutts &Bowen, LLP, spoke at a Lorman-sponsored seminar entitled “Title Examination in Florida” in Miami. She spoke on the topic of “Litigating Lien Priorities with the Subrogation Toolbox.” Christine A. Marlewski, of GrayHarris, Tampa, has been appointed director of the pro bono committee for the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Richard C. Grant, of Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown, P.A., Naples, has been elected chair of the board of directors of The Conservancy of Southwest Florida for the year 2003. Elliot Wilcox, of the Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit, presented “Beyond What Happened Next?: How to Improve Your Direct Examination,” at the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy School in Cocoa Beach. He also presented, “Convince ’em to Convict: A Prosecutor’s Guide to Persuasion” for the Winter Park Rotary Club. Michael G. Whelan, of Whelan, DeMaio & Kiszkiel, P.A., Miami, presented “Discipline and Discharge of Represented and Unrepresented Employees: What Type of Process Is Due?” for the Florida Public Employers Labor Relations Association’s 29th Annual Training Conference in Orlando. Joseph Warren Kniskern, of Weston, a former senior partner with Kelley Drye & Warren, and member of the Christian Legal Society, has published a new book titled “Making a New Vow: A Christian Guide to Remarriage and Blended Families.” William E. Adams, Jr., professor, has been promoted to associate dean for international, online, and graduate programs at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. Cliff Schulman, shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named chair of the board of the Aventura Marketing Council. Joseph W. Hatchett, a member of Akerman Senterfitt, has been awarded the 2003 Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League. Judith Nelson, former judge of compensation claims, has been awarded a Governor’s Points of Light Award for her volunteer work as executive director of The Victory School, a nonprofit school for children with autism and related disabilities. Darrell Payne, a partner with Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P., was elected chair of the WLRN Television and Radio Community Advisory Board. March 1, 2003 Regular News March 1, 2003 News and Noteslast_img

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