December 15, 2002 News and Notes

first_img News and Notes Charles A. Mancuso of Thomas and Pearl, P.A. in Ft. Lauderdale, was elected as international president for the Delta Chi Fraternity. Holly R. Skolnick, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP, in Miami, has received “The Friend of the Center” award from the Center for Ethics and Public Service at the University of Miami School of Law. Mark R. Eiglarsh of Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben, Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., in Miami, recently presented “Rainmaking 101,” sponsored by the Dade County Bar Young Lawyers Section, in Miami. Debra B. Ansbro of Gronek & Latham, LLP, in Orlando, was presented with the 2002 Downtown Orlando Woman of the Year Award by the Women’s Executive Council during WEC’s 32nd Annual Women’s Achievement Awards. Theodore J. Leopold of Ricci, Leopold, Farmer, and McAfee, in West Palm Beach, was a featured speaker at the “Called-to-the-Bar” program, introduced by the Cumberland School of Law. He spoke to students about what it really means to be a practicing lawyer and lectured on “Experts and Other Evidentiary Related Matters.” Christine D. Hanley of Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A., in West Palm Beach, recently presented at the Employment Law Update in Florida Seminar in West Palm Beach, sponsored by Sterling Education Services, LLP. Michael Andrew Haggard of Haggard, Parks, Haggard and Bologna, P.A., in Coral Gables, recently served as chair of the 2002 Auto Negligence Seminar hosted by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and held at both the Tampa Airport Marriott and the Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale Hotel. He also served as an expert guest speaker at a seminar focusing on “Litigating Premises Liability and Negligent Security Cases in Florida,” at the Ft. Lauderdale Sheraton Hotel. Rhea F. Law, president and CEO of Fowler White Boggs Banker, received the Florida Volunteer of the Year Award at the Southern Economic Development Coun-cil’s (SEDC) annual conference in Birmingham. Hannah B. Shear and Nancy Luria Cohen, principals of Synergie, LLC, in Miami, recently presented “Conflict Resolution Within Organizations” at the annual Florida Dispute Resolution Center Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators in Orlando. Laurel Myerson Isicoff, a shareholder at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A., in Miami, recently led a workshop on “Lease Transfers in Bankruptcy” at the International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference. Roy Harris of Broad and Cassel, in Orlando, spoke at the National UCG HIPAA conference in Atlanta on “Keeping Your Business Associates in Line.” George S. LeMieux, a shareholder with Gunster Yoakley in Ft. Lauderdale, has been named to Attorney General-elect Charlie Crist’s transition team. Albert E. Dotson, Jr., of Bilzin Sumberg Dunn Baena Price & Axelrod, has received the March of Dimes’ 2002 Building Our Community Award, in the category of real estate law. Michael L. Ferguson of McDonald, Fleming, Moorhead, Ferguson, Green and Smith, LLP, in Pensacola, has been elected a trustee of the University of Florida College of Law Association. Lauren Y. Detzel of Dean, Mead, Spiel-vogel & Goldman, in Merritt Island, spoke recently at The Florida Bar Probate Team Seminar regarding the current developments of federal estate taxes. David Pratt of David Pratt and Associates, P.A., in Boca Raton, has become a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Heather Gatley, a partner with Steel Hector & Davis, LLP, in Miami, has been appointed to the board of governors for the Human Resource Association of Broward County, and will serve as legislative chair. Mike Segal, Edward Hopkins, and Gabriel Imperato of Broad and Cassel, spoke recently at the Second Annual Compliance Summit in Ft. Lauderdale. William J. Cea of Becker and Poliakoff, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale, recently spoke at a one-day seminar in Ft. Lauderdale, entitled “What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Florida.” His presentation was on the topic of “Government Procurement.” Ted Taub of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, in Tampa, recently delivered a paper on “Eminent Domain’s Role in Redevelopment: The Evolution of the Public Purpose Doctrine” to the annual meeting of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, in Beverly Hills, California. He also addressed the annual ALI-ABA Land Use Institute on several topics including: “The Ethical Land Use Lawyer: A Government Lawyer’s Perspective.” Elliot Wilcox with the Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit, presented “Restitution and Violation of Probation Hearings,” at the Flo-rida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s “Prosecution 101” program in Orlando. Jim Runyon, a sole practitioner in St. Petersburg, has been recognized as Flor-ida’s Child Advocate of the Year for his more than 150 hours of pro bono representation of children in the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s Guardian Ad Litem program. Martin B. Kofsky of Kirkpatrick & Lock-hart, in Miami, has been re-elected to the board of the Dade Association of Health Underwriters, which focuses on improving the state’s healthcare system. Howard D. Rosen of Donlevy-Rosen & Ro-sen, in Coral Gables, recently presented “The Malpractice Crisis: How to Protect Yourself” to the medical staff of Baptist Health Systems in Miami-Dade County. Jason M. Murray, a shareholder for Carlton Fields, in Miami, recently authored a chapter in the new edition of Covenant Against Competition in Franchise Agreements, a book that offers a state-by-state survey of the interpretation and enforcement of franchise-related law. Patricia Donlevy-Rosen, of Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen, in Coral Gables, recently presented “Asset Protection Planning” for the Federal Tax Institute of the Florida Institute of CPAs in Orlando. Peter A. Quinter, a shareholder with Becker and Poliakoff, P.A., recently spoke at the Space Coast World Trade Council’s 6th Annual Regulatory Review, in Cocoa Beach. His presentation included the topic “Customs Compliance–Year in Review.” He also spoke at the TOC2002 Americas Conference, in Miami, on the panel discussion of “Maritime Trade, Port and Terminal Security.” Louise B. Zeuli of Louise B. Zeuli, P.A., in Maitland, recently presented “The Legal Implications of Parish Nursing” at Florida hospital, Sunbelt Systems, where she spoke about the unique dilemmas facing parish nurses of different faiths. Bruce Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale, presented “How to Market Your Mediation Practice and Build Client Relationships Under the Ethical Rules and Standards for Mediators and Lawyers” at Tabas Mediation Group, Inc.’s educational seminar in Boca Raton. Calvin J. Allen of Key West, has been selected to serve as an intermittent tax advisor by the U.S. Department of Treasury, and will be responsible for the delivery of technical assistance in the promotion and implementation of national tax policy for emerging market governments around the world. John J. Fumero, South Florida Water Management District general counsel, was invited to serve on the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s newly formed Palm Beach County Grant Advisory Committee. Lynn E. Wagner, president of Litigation Alternatives, Inc., in Winter Park, completed an employment arbitrator training program sponsored by the Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution/Georgia State University. December 15, 2002 News & Notes December 15, 2002 News and Noteslast_img read more