first_img May 15, 2005 On the Move May 15, 2005 On the Move On the Move Ena T. Diaz joined Astigarraga Davis in Miami. Diaz focuses on labor and employment litigation. Charles Mann and Alison Hussey were named partners at the Pavese Law Firm. Mann focuses on the areas of land use law, association law, real property law, and residential land development. Hussey focuses on criminal law, family law, bankruptcy, real estate, and probate. Summer Goldman Vecchioli and Jennifer Schick joined the Fleming Law Group in St. Petersburg. Coralee Penabad was named partner of Meland, Russin, Hellinger & Budwick in Miami. Penabad practices in the areas of commercial and bankruptcy law. Nancy Ciampa of Miami and Cristin Conley, Donna DeVaney, Shannon Gray, and Lannie Hough of Tampa were made shareholders of Carlton Fields.The Law Office of Richard A. Hujber is pleased to announce the opening of its main office at 980 North Federal Highway, Suite 306, Boca Raton 33432, phone (561) 417-8472; fax (561) 417-2575; e-mail [email protected] Hujber has 10 years experience exclusively in immigration law. Holly Platter joined Akerman Senterfitt and serves as of counsel in the Tampa office’s healthcare practice group. Denise Coffman joined the office of the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County as legal counsel and ethics officer. Sherwin P. Simmons, Guillermon J. Fernandez-Quincoces, Roy Barquet, and Darin I. Zenov joined Buchanan Ingersoll in Miami. Betsy Ellwanger Gallagher, Michael C. Clarke, and Sean-Kelly Xenakis joined Kubicki Draper. Betsy Ellwanger Gallagher joined the appellate division as a shareholder. Clarke joined the appellate division as an associate. Xenakis joined the litigation division as an associate. Craig W. Sohn joined Cohen & Grigsby in Naples as a director in the firm’s estates and trusts group. Barry W. Kaufman announces the opening of The Law Office of Barry W. Kaufman at 8810 Goodbys Executive Drive, Suite C, Jacksonville 32217; phone (904) 730-2621; fax (904) 731-9709. Mr. Kaufman practices in the areas of family law, wills and guardianships, debt collection, and small business representation. Kaufman covers hearings in Duval, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns counties. Carmela Beltran of Bratter Krieger was made a minority shareholder. Summer J. Koladin Plantz joined Akerman Senterfitt in Miami as an associate in the real estate department. William K. Pratt, II and Joseph Michael Sette joined Kingsford & Rock in Maitland as associates. The firm concentrates in insurance defense issues with an emphasis in fraud. Manuel A. Fernandez of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan was named managing partner of the firm’s Miami office. Fernandez represents banks, developers, investment funds, pension funds, and other real estate investors in a wide array of real estate-related matters. Jill M. Hampton joined with Shon J. Douctre at Private Counsel in Orlando. Hampton practices criminal defense, criminal traffic, and civil litigation. Ralph M. Guito, III, joined the Gunn Law Group in Tampa. Guito has 15 years of state and federal court litigation experience and has extensive multi-state products liability litigation and complex litigation experience. E. Christopher Caravette and the firm of Caravette & Associates have opened a downtown Orlando branch of the Chicago firm. The firm concentrates its practice in real estate, estate planning, and business matters. GrayRobinson is pleased to announce that Derek E. Bruce, Troy A. Kishbaugh, Richard E. Mitchell, Dyana E. Petro, and J. Darin Stewart have become shareholders with the firm. Susan E. Rodger joined the Office of the Public Defender, 14th Circuit, in Panama City. Jason Moyer joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in St. Petersburg as an associate in the health care practice group. The Law Offices of Kravitz & Guerra announce the opening of their new main offices at 800 Brickell Ave., Suite 701, Miami 33131. The office concentrates in immigration, real estate, and business and contract law. J. Stephen McDonald joined Pohl & Short in Winter Park. C. Bryant Boydstrun, Richard T. Earle, III, and Mary F. Selter were made shareholders of Fisher & Sauls in St. Petersburg. Additionally, Brian D. Treby joined the firm as an associate. John F. Bradley, Stephen M. Carlisle, and Geoffrey King Robinson formed the firm Bradley, Carlisle & Robinson in Ft. Lauderdale. The firm concentrates in entertainment, intellectual property, and litigation. Brian D. Kennedy joined Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs as an associate in it private client services department. Kennedy practices in the areas of estate planning, taxation, and corporate law. Spencer T. Kuvin joined Ricci Leopold in Palm Beach Gardens as an associate. Richard J. Brener and Glory P. Ross joined Ackerman, Link & Sartory in West Palm Beach. Both practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation. Adam M. Jarchow and Kimberly G. Killian joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Jacksonville as associates. Jarchow practices in the corporate and real estate practice groups. Killian practices in the securities, financial services, and white collar practice group. Richard J. Stone announces the relocation of his firm’s offices to Two Datran Center, Penthouse 1-C, 9130 S. Dadeland Boulevard, Miami 33156; phone (305) 670-2000; e-mail [email protected] The firm concentrates in the areas of commercial collections, complex civil litigation, construction, and media law litigation. Judith W. Simmons and Amy M. Tamargo have become of counsel to Burton, Schulte, Weekly, Hoeler, McLaughlin & Beytin in Tampa. Both concentrate in the areas of insurance coverage litigation, insurance bad faith, general commercial litigation, and appellate practice. Derek E. Bruce, Troy A. Kishbaugh, Richard E. Mitchell, Dyana E. Petro, and J. Darin Stewart have become shareholders of GrayRobinson in Orlando. James S. Helf joined Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the litigation practice group. Helf focuses on construction law and commercial litigation. Bilzin Sumberg announces the opening of their Tallahassee office at 324 West College Avenue, Suite 100, 32301-1406; phone (850) 425-3007; fax (850) 425-3013. The firm recently expanded its Tax Group with William D. Townsend and Rex D. Ware. Both joined the tax practice and also practice legislative and regulatory matters. Matthew J. Ahearn, Tracy J. Mabry and Dennis G. Corrick were elected shareholders of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth. Ahearn and Mabry practice in the Orlando office, and Corrick practices in the Ft. Pierce office. Additionally, David J. Akins has become of counsel for the firm. Mimi K. McAndrews announces the opening of The Consumer Protection Law Firm in West Palm Beach, located at 1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., 7th Floor, 33401; phone (561) 689-6455; e-mail The firm concentrates in consumer financial services law. Charles E. Klug, Jr., Ronald S. Reed, and Mark E. Williams joined GrayRobinson in Tampa as shareholders. Victoria J. Morton joined Hilley & Wyant-Cortez in North Palm Beach as an associate. Morton concentrates in homeowner and condominium association law, landlord/tenant, and commercial litigation. M. R. “Chip” Reamy has opened a law office at 25 South 5th St., Fernandina Beach 32034; phone (904)491-7753; fax (904) 261-6960; e-mail: [email protected] Reamy concentrates -n criminal and traffic law. Michael L. Jamieson joined Foley & Lardner in Tampa as of counsel in the business law department. John C. Dent, Jr. and Sherri L. Johnson announce the formation of Dent & Johnson located at 330 South Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Florida. Dent and Johnson concentrate their practice in the areas of ad valorem tax law representing property appraisers, commercial litigation, appellate law, real estate, and business law. Joseph A. Vecchio, Jr., announces the relocation of his office to 3000 N. University Dr., Suite I, Coral Springs 33065; phone (954) 510-7484; fax (954) 510-7487. Susan A. Price joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in St. Petersburg as of counsel. Price concentrates in the areas of the defense of medical malpractice, premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death, and general liability claims. Peter M. Brooke joined Avatar Holdings as vice president and senior counsel of Avatar Properties Inc. Christyno L. Hayes joined Lawyers for Children America’s office in Miami as project director. Brown Robert has moved its offices to 150 North Federal Highway, Second Floor, Ft. Lauderdale, 33301; phone (954) 832-9400; Web site, The firm concentrates in the areas of intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, business litigation, and general civil litigation. Victor R. Berwin joined Ruden McClosky in West Palm Beach as an associate in the litigation practice group. Berwin focuses on commercial and banking litigation. John Schutz announces the formation of Schutz & Roy and his association with Elisha D. Roy. The firm concentrates in marital and family law, with offices located at 1210 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach 33401; phone (561) 791-8535. Jared N. Quartell joined Watterson, Eavenson & Zappolo in Palm Beach Gardens. Quartell focuses on real estate and business transactions. Maguene Dieudonne joined The Shavitz Group in Boca Raton and concentrates on wage and hour law. Michael A. Weeks joined Ward, Damon & Posner as a senior litigation attorney and continues to practice business litigation and telecommunications law. Alina S. Pastiu joined Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham in Miami as an associate in the corporate and securities practice. Brian J. McCarthy joined Berman, Kean & Riguera as a senior associate. McCarthy practices in general civil litigation with an emphasis in commercial litigation. D. Bruce Hoffman returned to Hunton & Williams in Miami as partner and vice chair of the antitrust practice group. Alejandro Brito was named partner to Zarco Einhorn & Salkowski. The firm, whose new name is Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, is a franchise firm dedicated to representing franchisees in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. Valerie M. Jackson joined Hinshaw & Cultbertson in Miami as an associate. Jackson focuses on insurance law with emphasis on insurance coverage, and labor and employment litigation. William S. Mailander was named general counsel for the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Richard B. Campbell joined Carey, O’Malley, Whitaker & Mason in Tampa as an associate. Campbell concentrates in construction litigation. Michele A. Toler joined the trial division of the Office of the Public Defender, 10th Circuit, as an assistant public defender. Martin A. Soll joined Salmon & Dulberg Mediation Services as a panel mediator. Samuel C. Ullman and Cristin A. Burke joined Bilzin Sumberg in Miami, and William D. Townsend and Rex D. Ware joined the Tallahassee office. Additionally, Allison K. Hift joined the firm as a partner in Miami in the technology and telecommunications group. Roger C. Stanton was named partner in Ward, Damon & Posner in West Palm Beach. Stanton practices in the areas of business and corporate law. Carmen Fanego joined Akerman Senterfitt as an associate in the Miami office’s real estate group. Valentyna L. Scherbey joined McClane Tessitore as an associate in the practice of commercial, general civil litigation and international law. Edward R. Alexander, Jr., Micah M. Ripley, and Nicole Smith, joined Stovash, Case & Tingley. Alexander is of counsel with the firm and represents businesses and business owners in the areas of corporate, commercial, and business law, as well as franchise law. Ripley and Smith are associates with the firm and practice commercial litigation. Scott Dickinson and Andres A. Fernandez joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Miami as associates. Dickinson joined the real estate practice and Fernandez joined the corporate practice group. A. Joy Stewart joined The Law Offices of W. George Allen. Stewart focuses her practice in the areas of guardianship, probate, real estate, civil and criminal defense litigation. Reginald Brown rejoined Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr as a partner in the public policy and strategy practice. Brown is also a member of the firm’s financial institutions practice group. William M. Rossi joined The City of Miami as chief deputy city attorney. Eric M. Sodhi joined Richman Greer in Miami as an associate. Sodhi concentrates in the areas of complex commercial litigation and civil litigation. Lisa Y. Pitell joined Havens & Miller in Niceville. Pitell practices in the areas of taxation, estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and trust administration, guardianships, corporate law, and elder law. Richard H. Agster joined Foley & Lardner in Tampa as an associate in the business law department and the transactional and securities practice group. Paul A. Herman joined the Center for Conflict Resolution. Herman concentrates on mediation in the areas of workers’ comp, and longshore and harbor workers’ comp. Hubbell C. Losson joined Fernandez, Calandra & Hernandez in Tampa as a senior associate concentrating in the areas of personal injury, criminal, and family law. Leighton D. Yates, Jr., was appointed practice group leader for the corporate/mergers and acquisitions practice group of Holland & Knight in Orlando. Additionally, Phyllis Shuster joined the corporate/mergers and acquisitions practice group as senior counsel in the firm’s West Palm Beach office. Carlos G. Muñiz will serve as general counsel to the Department of Financial Services. Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson announced that it has signed a 10-year lease for 19,000 square feet in the penthouse space in the Sun-Sentinel at New River Center Building, located at 200 East Las Olas Boulevard. James “Chet” Barclay was appointed as general counsel for the Florida Patient Safety Corporation. Arnold M. Zipper joined Hodgson Russ in Boca Raton as a partner in the corporate and securities practice group. Brian L. Josias joined Hill, Ward & Henderson in Tampa as an associate in the litigation department. Josias focuses on commercial litigation. Robert B. George was named partner of Liles, Gavin, Costantino & George in Jacksonville. Additionally, John A. Carlisle joined as an associate and Steven A. Werber joined as of counsel. Nancie J.M. Neal joined Allen Dell in Tampa. Neal practices in the areas of complex tort and liability law, insurance defense, personal injury, and civil litigation.last_img