March 1, 2005 News and Notes

first_imgMarch 1, 2005 News and Notes News and Notes Corali “Cori” Lopez-Castro of Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton in Coral Gables was elected president-elect of the Cuban American Bar Association. Toby Prince Brigham of Brigham Moore was honored at the property rights conference at the William and Mary Law School in Virginia. Brigham was honored for his lifelong achievement in the area of eminent domain and property rights law. Mark C. Anderson of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Ft. Myers was elected president of the Federal Bar Association, Southwest Florida Chapter for 2004-2005. John H. Dannecker of Shutts & Bowen spoke to the National Association of Home Builders’ Building Product Issues Committee at the International Builders Show. Robert Michael Daisley has become certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit civil mediator. Robert D. Peltz of McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz, Cartaya & Petrucelli co-wrote the chapter, “Personal Injury and Wrongful Death of Seaman and Other Maritime Workers” in the Maritime Law and Practice Manual published by The Florida Bar. A. Brian Phillips of Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale was elected 2005 president of the Orlando University Club. Kenneth E. Keechl of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale was appointed to the Broward Democratic Executive Committee as a precinct leader. Additionally, Keechl was elected to the board of directors of the Stonewall-Library and Archives. James E. Baldinger of Carlton Fields in West Palm Beach spoke at the U.S. Telecom Association’s “Telecom 04” convention about the obligations of voice over Internet protocol service providers to comply with law enforcement’s surveillance requirements. Baldinger also spoke on three panels at the Lawful Interception Regulation and Operations Support Conference in Virginia. Marlene Quintana of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami was re-elected to the board of directors of the Cuban American Bar Association. Francis X. Rapprich III and Michael T. Haire of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap in Orlando spoke at a Lorman Educational Services seminar on the topic of building codes in Florida. Michael Rosenberg of Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg served as a co-chair and a speaker at the 23rd Annual International Tax Conference. Rosenberg’s speech was titled, “The Complexities when Dealing with the Qualified Domestic Trust U.S. Estate Tax Marital Deduction.” Al Cardenas of Tew Cardenas in Miami was elected to the board of directors of The Beacon Council. Andrew P. Rock of Kingsford & Rock, P.A. conducted a workshop titled, “Examinations Under Oath” at the Sixth Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference in Tampa, presented by the Windstorm Insurance Network. Leslie J. Lott of Lott & Friedland in Coral Gables spoke at the Law Education Institute’s National CLE conference. Lott gave a presentation on the latest developments in trademark and trade dress law, and recent federal district and circuit court decisions. Roberto Martinez of Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to the State Board of Education. Daniel D. Dolan of the Coral Gables firm Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Lewis was elected secretary of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association. Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale and Jeanne D. Maes of the University of South Alabama co-authored an article titled, “Achieving Desirable Mediation Outcomes” published by The Commercial Law League of America’s publication Debt3. Gloria Roa Bodin of Gloria Roa Bodin & Associates co-wrote Immigration Law for Paralegals. Ed Kinberg of Dispute Resolution & Education Center in Melbourne was a speaker at the New York State County Highway Superintendents Conference in Albany, NY. Kinberg spoke on the subjects of construction dispute avoidance and resolution, risk management, and due diligence. Carlos Reyes of Greenberg Traurig in Ft. Lauderdale was named to the board of directors of the Broward Partnership for the Homeless. William G. Capko of Lewis, Longman & Walker in West Palm Beach was re-elected chair of the Town of Jupiter Planning and Zoning Commission. Capko was also appointed to the Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District’s Mission Committee. Benjamine Reid of Carlton Fields in Miami was appointed as co-director of Divisions for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. David Pratt of Pratt & Bucher in Boca Raton spoke at the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami. His speech was titled “Family Limited Partnerships – Bad Facts are Making Bad Law: Putting Our Clients in a Defensive Posture in Order to Avoid a Successful IRS attack Under Section 2036.” Hunter W. Carroll of Carlton Fields in St. Petersburg was selected as one of Tampa Bay Business Journal ’s “30 Under 30.” Lawrence J. Walters of Weston, Garrou, DeWitt & Walters in Altamonte Springs received the annual Recognition Award from the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection. Laurel Frances Moore of Carlton Fields in Tampa was appointed to the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence. Dick Caldwell of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell was appointed head of a subcommittee of the Supreme Court Standard Jury Instructions Committee which will be responsible for possible revisions to the Standard Jury Instructions concerning false arrest and malicious prosecution. Rhea F. Law of Fowler White Boggs Banker was elected to the board of directors of the Florida Council of 100. Madonna Finney Hawken of Tallahassee was admitted to practice before the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. Christopher M. Shulman of Tampa was elected to serve as one of the directors for the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators for 2005-2006. Charles M. Rosenberg of Carlton Fields in Miami participated as a member of faculty at a Lorman seminar presenting, “Settlement Negotiations: Everything a Lawyer Should Know in Florida.” Steven Feldman and Ari Poth of Coral Springs participated in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Round Up on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League. The event was organized by the City of Coral Springs and the ADL’s “A World of Difference” Institute. Dennis G. Kainen of Weisberg and Kainen in Miami spoke on “The Essentials of Criminal Tax Cases” for the Greater Miami Tax Institute. Edward S. Polk of Wagenfeld Levine in Miami conducted a lecture at a CLE seminar titled “How to Successfully Make and Manage Objections at Trial in Florida.” The program was sponsored by the National Business Institute and was conducted in Miami. Mark S. Bentley of GrayRobinson spoke at The Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee meeting in Miami, regarding the involvement of issues arising in eminent domain that require knowledge beyond just eminent domain, specifically related to land use and planning matters. Adam S. Gumson of Jupiter Law Center teaches a course titled “Law for the Layman” at Jupiter Community High School’s Adult Education Program. David S. Hendrix of GrayRobinson in Tampa was elected to the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce board of directors and appointed as legal counsel and ex-officio member of the executive committee for 2005. March 1, 2005 News & Noteslast_img read more