February 15, 2004 On the Move

first_imgFebruary 15, 2004 On the Move Wyman Duggan has joined Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., in Jacksonville. He concentrates in real estate, transactional, land use and zoning, and community association law. Sean T. Desmond and John J. Maceluch, Jr. announce the opening of Desmond & Maceluch, P.A., with offices at 249 East Sixth Ave., Tallahassee, 32303, (850) 222-7100. Elisa Nocito, M.D. and Camille Coolidge have become associated with Mager Shafer in Ft. Lauderdale. Dr. Nocito concentrates on insurance, medical malpractice, and healthcare law. Coolidge focuses in commercial and residential real estate, estate planning, and probate. Jeffrey Ostrow of Gelch Taylor Hodkin Kopelowitz & Ostrow, P.A., has become managing partner. He concentrates in the areas of personal injury and commercial litigation. Thomas R. Ungleich has become the international law attorney at Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces Korea, Osan Air Base, South Korea for the Department of the Air Force. He will negotiate draft, and monitor compliance of various agreements involving the U.S. Air Force and Korean government agencies. He has been employed at Robins AFB, Georgia, since 2000. His new mailing address will be: HQ 7th AF/JA, Unit 2047, APO, AP 96278. Steven Kushner and Yeline Goin have joined the new office of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., at 14241 Metropolis Ave., Ste. 100, Ft. Myers. Kushner concentrates in commercial and residential real estate. Goin, formerly, senior attorney for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Land Sales, in Tallahassee, represents condominiums and homeowner associations. Stephen P. Johnson and Mary C. Gomez have become associated with Carlton Fields in Miami. Johnson, formerly an associate general counsel and vice president of business development for Qcorps Residential, Inc., joined the corporate, securities, taxation and asset based financing practice group. Gomez concentrates in marital and family law. Holland & Knight has added 27 attorneys in various offices nationwide. Christopher G. Commander and Peter P. Hargitai, have become partners in the Jacksonville office. Commander concentrates in corporate matters, and real estate. Hargitai focuses in commercial litigation and intellectual property. Patricia M. Hernandez has become partner in the Miami office. She concentrates in financial institutions and international law. Kathryn B. Williams and Suzanne E. Gilbert have become partners in the Orlando office. Williams concentrates in real estate transactions, development and finance, commercial leasing, and mortgage banking. Gilbert practices in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. James R. Daughton Jr., has become partner in the Tallahassee office. Daughton represents business clients before the legislative and executive branches of Florida government, with an emphasis in financial services, technology, and health care. Eric Thorn and Alexis Calleja have become associated with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., in Miami. Thorn concentrates in commercial litigation, general aviation, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Calleja practices in products liability and asbestos defense litigation. Christine P. Yates, Lisa D. MacClugage and Ed Curtis have been named directors of Tripp Scott P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale. Yates concentrates in probate, trust and guardianship administration, and intellectual property. MacClugage concentrates in employment law and complex commercial litigation. Curtis focuses his practice on aviation and commercial litigation. Troy Rillo has become a partner with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Miami. He concentrates in corporate, securities and international law. Ourednik Law Offices, P.A. has relocated to 4925 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville 32207, (904) 396-8080. Ourednik concentrates in estate planning, probate, guardianship, business planning, taxation, nonprofit organizations and elder law. Nora L. Miller has been promoted to deputy administrator for professional services at Gunster Yoakley. Page & Eichenblatt has moved from its office on 17-92 in Winter Park to the new the historic Beardall House at 214 E. Lucerne Circle.The Law Office of Robert D. Melton, P.A., has relocated to 1000 East Robinson Street, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 841-4400. Melton practices personal injury law. Michael B. Germain has become associated with Phelps Dunbar in Tampa. He concentrates in commercial litigation. Bander & Associates, P.A., has changed its name to Bander & Scarlatelli, P.A., with offices at 444 Brickell Ave., Ste. 300, Miami 33131, 777 Palm Ave., Ste. 8, Sarasota, 34236, phone: Miami: 305-358-5800, Sarasota: 941-917-0066, fax: Miami: 305-374-6593, Sarasota: 941-917-0058. Douglas W. Ackerman and James C. Washburn have become partners at Kirwin Norris, P.A., with offices at 338 W. Morse Blvd., Ste. 150, Winter Park, 32789, phone (407) 740-6600. Ackerman and Washburn both concentrate in commercial and construction litigation. Steel Hector & Davis of Miami has added seven new partners. Fernando Carabano-Mele works in the Caracas and Miami offices. He concentrates in mergers and acquisitions. Diamela del Castillo focuses in general trial and appellate work. Jay Kim practices in complex litigation and represents Korean and other Asian-based corporate clients in corporate and litigation matters. Robert C.L. Vaughan is an appellate attorney who practices in commercial and complex labor cases with international impact. Alfredo G. Anzola focuses his practice on structuring and negotiating international downstream and upstream energy projects. Barbara Bolten Litten is a litigator in the West Palm Beach office. She practices in complex and multi-district, insurance, and products liability litigation. Jonathan B. Butler of the West Palm Beach office practices in the areas of labor and employment and multi-district and complex litigation. Carl V. Romano and John P. Grygiel have become associated with Broad and Cassel in Orlando. Romano concentrates in the real estate group of the firm. Grygiel, formerly assistant general counsel and assistant secretary to the New York City Housing Development Corporation, practices in the affordable housing and tax credit group of the firm. Candice D. Tobin has been appointed by U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn as his career judicial law clerk. Ronald Scott Kaniuk, formerly of Salomon Green & Ostrow, P.C., has become of counsel to Kera Graubard & Litzman, with offices at 240 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y., phone (212) 681-1600, The general practice firm handles real estate, litigation, bankruptcy, and collection matters. Robert R. Hearn has become partner with Zuckerman Spaeder in Tampa. Hearn focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. Nora Galego and Jeanne Fuentes, formerly of Allen & Galego, announce the opening of Galego & Fuentes. The firm concentrates in residential and commercial real estate law, with offices at 604 Crandon Blvd., Ste. 205, Key Biscayne, 33149, phone (305) 365-9000. Akerman Senterfitt and Muller Mintz, P.A., have merged. The Muller Mintz attorneys who now practice in the Akerman Senterfitt Miami office: James C. Crosland, James S. Bramnick, Carmen S. Johnson, Denise M. Heekin, Paul T. Ryder, Jr., Marlene Quintana Morales, Jenna Rinehart Rassif, David C. Miller, Miguel A. Martinez, Suzan Jo, and Kelly Cheary Sulzberger. The attorneys joining the Akerman Senterfitt Ft. Lauderdale office include Gordon D. Rogers, Debra M. Lubkin, Leslie Miller Tomczak, and J. Michael Marshall. The attorneys moving to the Akerman Senterfitt Orlando office: David V. Kornreich, Jeffrey E. Mandel, Benton N. Wood, and David A. Young. The firm represents management in contract negotiations, arbitrations, union election campaigns, unfair labor practice proceedings, employment discrimination charges, employment litigation, and occupation safety and health charges. Heather J. Encinosa and Christopher M. Traber have become shareholders at Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. Encinosa is in the Tallahassee office and concentrates in government finance and tax. Traber is in the Tampa office and concentrates in the representation of governments and banking institutions in transactions financing health care facilities, water/wastewater facilities, manufacturing facilities, educational facilities and implementation of special revenue sources related to the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. Michelle Lorenzo-Palacio and Deirdre Nero have joined Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., in Miami. Lorenzo-Palacio, formerly a legislative aide to Rep. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, is a consultant in the firm’s government relations group. Nero is an attorney with the firm’s international business, trade and customs law group. J. Ronald Denman has become vice president and general counsel to General Tobacco, Inc. M. Sean Moyles has been named a partner at the law firm of Zinober & McCrea, P.A., Tampa. The practice represents management in labor and employment law matters. Ruden McClosky has opened a new office in Orlando. A. Brian Phillips of Phillips & Associates, P.A., and Michael R. Lowe and William F. Sutton, Jr., formerly of Greenberg Traurig, have joined the firm as partners. Phillips concentrates his practice in white-collar criminal defense, tax controversy, and commercial litigation. Lowe and Sutton practice in health law and represent clients in federal and Florida regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. The firm’s address is 111 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1750, Orlando, 32801, telephone: (407) 244-8000. Steven L. Cantor and Hal J. Webb announce the name change of its law firm to Cantor & Webb P.A. The practice concentrates in international tax and estate planning, real estate, and corporate matters for international clients. Tami Diebel has become associated with Mateer Harbert in Orlando. Rogers Towers, P.A., Jacksonville, has promoted the following lawyers to shareholder: Charles R. Curley, Jr., Rene M. Fix, Lori S. Patterson, Troy K. Smith, and Richard S. Vermut. Curley practices in tax law. Fix focuses in labor and employment law and commercial litigation. Patterson concentrates in the area of labor law and employment-based immigration law representing management. Smith concentrates in civil trial litigation, with special emphasis in the areas of construction, lien and landlord/tenant law. Vermut practices in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition law, computer law, and intellectual property. Jesse H. Little has become associated with Steel Hector & Davis in West Palm Beach. Little, formerly of Stokes, Bartholomew, Evans & Petree in Nashville, concentrates in estate planning and estate and trust administration. February 15, 2004 Regular Newslast_img

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