June 15, 2008 News and Notes

first_imgNews and Notes David J. Akins of Dean Mead in Orlando was recently re-elected to the board of directors, and elected first vice president, of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council. Adria Maria Jensen with Abel Band in Bradenton has been elected to the board of directors of Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc. Fred Springer of Bryant Miller Olive in Tallahassee recently led a panel discussion, “Public-Private Partnerships: Managing Risks, Unlocking Rewards,” at the Annual State and Local Procurement Law Symposium in Austin, Texas, sponsored by the ABA Section of Public Contract Law. William R. Lane, Jr., of Holland & Knight in Tampa received the 2008 Legacy Award from the Hillsborough County Chapter of the American Red Cross for his “professional contribution toward promoting charitable planned giving in the community.” Daniel P. Fernandez of Tampa recently presented “The Tampa Bay Water Wars: Turning Lemons into Lemonade” at the ABA’s Eastern Water Resources Conference. Robert Zarco of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito in Miami moderated an industry issues panel at the Asian American Hotel Owners Association Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Benjamin R. Hanan of Abel Band in Sarasota has been appointed to the board of directors of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, while the firm’s William P. Cox has been elected to the board of directors of the Sarasota Manatee Manufacturers Association. Stephen Charpentier with Childress & Charpentier in Merritt Island has been appointed to the 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and has been nominated to serve on the District Board of Trustees for Brevard Community College. Douglas A. Cherry of Sarasota appeared as a guest on the local Education Channel television network program “Law and Sarasota.” Cherry discussed intellectual property, technology practice, and board certification. Samuel King and Anthony Sos, attorneys with the Orlando law firm Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna & Ruffier, served as faculty presenters for the National Business Institute’s seminar “Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims” in Orlando. Janet L. Brown of Boehm, Brown, Fischer, Harwood, Kelly and Scheihing in Orlando has been appointed to the board of trustees for Cottey College, a women’s college in Nevada, MO. Daniel J. Santaniello and Paul Jones of Luks Santaniello Perez Petrillo & Gold were the guest speakers on an A.M. Best Company’s Insurance Law Pod Cast about the liability of rental car companies when accidents cause injuries or death. E. John Wagner II spoke at the ABA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., concerning advanced structuring techniques for tax-deferred real estate transactions, including 1031 exchanges. Michael H. Rosen of Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway, Gibbons, Lash & Wilcox in Tampa presented “Defending the Housing Authority in Eminent Domain Proceedings” at the Spring Conference of the Housing and Development Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Christine D. Hanley of Christine D. Hanley & Associates in West Palm Beach presented “Employment Law,” at a workshop for human resources professionals, as well as “In the Matter of Risk, What is Important are the Questions,” a workshop at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Conference in San Francisco. Joshua A. Whitman of Milton, Leach, Whitman, D’Andrea & Milton in Jacksonville has been granted membership into The International Society of Barristers, an honor society of trial lawyers chosen by their peers on the basis of excellence and integrity in advocacy.Eleventh Circuit State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle received the Dade County Bar Association’s Robert L. Shevin Public Service Award. David L. Glazer of Behar, Gutt & Glazer in Aventura lectured on VA benefits, guardianship, and elder law issues to the FICPA Gold Coast Chapter Roundtable Meeting. Stephen D. Moore, Jr., with Smith Hulsey & Busey in Jacksonville has been appointed to the board of directors of St. Andrew’s Lighthouse, an organization that provides temporary, low-cost housing to patients and families receiving medical care away from their homes. John V. Tucker of Tucker & Ludin in Clearwater recently presented “Supplement Security Income and Veterans Administration Benefits” at the Fundamentals of Elder Law II seminar in Tampa. Judge Eugene J. Fierro received the Dade County Bar Association’s 2008 Richard C. Milstein Excellence Award. Norman Leopold, of Leopold Korn Leopold & Snyder in Aventura was presented with the City of Aventura Distinguished Citizen Award. Leopold is treasurer for the Union for Reform Judaism and served five years as chair of the Aventura Hospital. Christopher S. Duke of Schwarzberg Spector Duke & Rogers presented “Employment Law for the Medical Group Manager: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure,” at the annual conference of the Florida Medical Group Management Association in Orlando in May. Orestes Perez of Luks Santaniello Perez Petrillo & Gold recently spoke on the Florida insurance adjuster code of ethics to claims professionals in Central Florida. June 15, 2008 News and Notes June 15, 2008 News & Noteslast_img

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