February 1, 2003 News and Notes

first_img February 1, 2003 Regular News Rafael Suarez-Rivas, of the city of Miami’s attorney’s office has been appointed to the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors. Ken Wright, of Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Orlando, has been elected president of the Orlando Regional Chamber’s Global Business Network for the 2003 term. Stephen F. Rossman, of Rossman Baumberger & Reboso was appointed the 2002-2003 chair of Easter Seals Miami-Dade, at the organization’s annual installation and awards dinner. George S. LeMieux, of Gunster Yoakley, has been selected to serve as deputy attorney general for the State of Florida. Daniel J. Stermer of Lewis B. Freeman & Partners, Inc., Plantation, has been elected as a city commissioner in Weston, where he will serve the remaining unexpired term of a former commissioner. Jennifer Kolinski Millis of the Law Office of W.C. Gentry, Jacksonville, has been elected chair of the Association of Florida Trial Lawyers Women’s Caucus, and has also been elected secretary of the Association of Florida Trial Lawyers Young Lawyers Section. Jeffrey Michael Cohen of Carlton Fields, Miami, was a speaker on the subject of fidelity insurance bonds at a seminar entitled “Keeping Pace with Fidelity: Age Old Crime with New Age Problems,” held by the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C. Robert W. Murray, of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Miami, has been re-elected to his third three-year term on the board of directors of Hands on Miami, a nonprofit organization that promotes volunteer work throughout Miami-Dade County. Dan Mitchell of GrayHarris, Tampa, has been elected a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, a prominent national defense organization. Christopher M. Kise, a shareholder with GrayHarris, Tampa, has been appointed by Attorney General Charlie Crist as Florida’s solicitor general. Jill Riola, of Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Orlando, has been appointed to the Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida’s Technology Advisory Council. Robert Yee, of Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Orlando, has been elected president of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Bruce A. Blitman, of Fort Lauderdale, presented “Mediation Case Law Update and Their Impact on Mediator Ethics” at the University of Miami School of Law’s Education Seminar for Circuit Civil Mediators in Coral Gables. Mark Lieblich of Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Orlando, has been elected president of the Central Florida chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Rep. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, of Becker and Poliakoff, Miami, was named Majority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives. Neal McCulloh of Clayton & McCulloh, Maitland, was the guest speaker for the Coalition of Port Orange Homeowners Association’s monthly meeting, speaking on recent developments in community law and case law. Jonathan Wald of Goldfarb, Gold, Gonzalez & Wald, P.A., Miami, lectured on jury selection at the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Seminar. Tuwana J. McMillan, shareholder at Zimmerman, Shuffield, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A., Orlando, was recently certified by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida as a circuit mediator. Miguel Maspons, of Carlton Fields, Miami, spoke at a seminar for funeral-home owners and managers entitled “The Art of the Deal: How to Buy, Sell, and Value a Funeral Home,” held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Henry Latimer of Greenberg Traurig, Ft. Lauderdale, was elected to membership of the Council of the American Law Institute. Jonathan S. Leiderman, an associate with Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty, P.A., was a featured speaker on the topic of “Filing a Collection Lawsuit” at the Lorman Education Services seminar, “Introduction to Collection Law in Florida,” held in Miami. Jay Cohen, of Grossman and Roth, Ft. Lauderdale, gave a presentation to the South Broward Hospital District, where he spoke about medical malpractice issues and cases. Cohen also spoke to Universal Health Services at their risk management conference in Las Vegas. David J. Lillesand of Lillesand & Associates, Miami, facilitated a session on Special Needs Trusts and SSI at the AFELA Unprogram in Orlando. Frank M. Petosa, of Petosa & Fernandez, P.L., with offices in Boca Raton and Tampa, served on a panel of legal experts to discuss legal issues facing individuals with developmental disabilities at the annual meeting of Florida’s Voice on Mental Retardation in Fort Lauderdale. Candis Trusty, a shareholder with Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty, P.A., Miami, was a featured speaker at the seminar “Probate: A View from the Bench and Bar,” sponsored by the Probate and Guardianship Committee of the Dade County Bar Association, held in Miami. Carolyn S. Zisser, of Carolyn S. Zisser, P.A., Jacksonville, lectured at the CPA continuing education at Smoak, Davis & Nixon, LLP, on the subject of “Family Law Issues for the CPA.” Hilarie Bass, Greenberg Traurig, Miami, has been appointed a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession. Howard D. Rosen, with the Law Offices of Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen, P.A., Coral Gables, co-authored a revision of his 1994 BNA Tax Management Portfolio “Asset Protection Planning.” Frank A. Kreidler of Lake Worth, has been awarded the Director’s Award by the director of admissions for the United States Naval Academy, for his service and support as a Naval Academy information officer. E. John Dinkel III, of MacFarlane, Ferguson & McMullen, Tampa, has been elected by the board of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association to serve a two- year term as president of the organization. Carol W. Wood, a partner with Judd, Shea, Ulrich, Oravec, Wood & Dean, P.A., Sarasota, has been elected master emeritus of The Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court by unanimous vote of the masters. Garrett J. Biondo of Goldfarb, Gold, Gonzalez & Wald, P.A., Miami, was elected to the board of directors of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. William Andrew Haggard and Robert L. Parks of Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Bologna, Coral Gables, served as guest speakers at the Boca IX Advanced Litigation Tactics and Procedure Seminar. Steven C. Allender, of Walters Levine Brown Klingensmith & Thomison, P.A., Sarasota, presented the topics of “Computing Lien Claim” and “Lien Foreclosure and Collection Remedies” as part of the continuing education seminar “Construction Lien Law in Florida.” February 1, 2003 News and Noteslast_img

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