June 1, 2005 News and Notes

first_imgJune 1, 2005 News and Notes News and Notes Lewis B. Freeman received the 2005 Henry King Stanford Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of Miami. Barbara A. Eagan of Broussard, Cullen, DeGailler & Eagan spoke at the Orange County Medical Society/Florida Medical Association, Environmental Section Annual Earth Day Symposium: The Environment and Our Community. Bradley P. Blystone of Mateer Harbert was named chair of the board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida for 2005-2006. John A. Grant, Jr., with Akerman Senterfitt was elected chair to America’s Board of the United Bible Societies. Glen J. Torcivia presented information regarding the Sunshine Law, the Public Records Law, and the Code of Ethics For Public Officials, to a group of elected officials and advisory committee members at the Florida League of Cities/Institute of Government Advisory Board Training Session for the City of Lake Worth. Tammy de Soto Cicchetti was selected Business Woman of the Year for 2004 by the National Republican Congressional Committee. She was also selected to participate in President Bush’s 2005 Tax Reform Workshop and join members of Congress for dinner with the president. Christopher M. Shulman of Tampa was awarded diplomate status in The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. Gregory Mitchell was named The Florida State University College of Law’s Sheila M. McDevitt Professor of Law. Andrew P. Rock of Kingsford & Rock presented a workshop titled, “Appraisal Provisions in Property Policies” at the PLRB/LIRB 2005 Claims Conference in San Antonio, TX.Former Judge Steve Rushing was appointed by the Hernando County Commission to the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. Brian L. Tannebaum of Miami was elected president of the Miami Chapter of The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Michael Goldstein of Akerman Senterfitt addressed members of the Georgia Black Mayors organization on the topic of brownfields restoration and reuse. Beth Houghton was re-elected chair of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Hospital Board. Sidney A. Stubbs of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs was the recent recipient of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award. Janet C. Moreira of Lott & Friedland was a panelist at the 20th annual Winter Music Conference. Moreira discussed copyright issues in the digital age, including peer-to-peer technology, copy protection technology, licensing preferences, fair use, and international piracy issues. Darin I. Zenov of Buchanan Ingersoll received the “Put Something Back” Pro Bono Service Award from the 11th Judicial Circuit and the Dade County Bar Association. Paul Steven Singerman of Berger Singerman in Miami served on the faculty of the 31st Annual Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute Seminar held in Atlanta, GA. Donald Slesnick II, mayor of Coral Gables, was awarded the University of Florida College Of Design, Construction and Planning’s Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Achievement Award. John W. Kunberger was honored by the Unemployment Appeals Commission under the Agency for Workforce Administration for his 15 years of service with the organization and his dedication to community service. Robert Rhodes, Audrey McKibbin Moran, and Barbara “Babs” Suddath Strickland are members of the inaugural board of trustees for Florida Coastal School of Law, part of the InfiLaw consortium of law schools. Paul A. Giordano of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Ft. Myers was recently elected the president of the Ft. Myers chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association. George W. Bush, Jr., of Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel and McCluskey was notified by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach, The Florida Supreme Court, and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association that he is the recipient of a special commendation for his pro bono work in the year 2004. Juliette E. Lippman of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Soloman & Tatum was appointed to the board of directors of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation. Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale was approved as a volunteer instructor for Florida Atlantic University’s Small Business Development Center. He presented “The Mediation Advantage: Getting Ahead by Getting Along in Business.” Additionally, Blitman presented, “Paralegals’ Primer: 10 Ingredients for a Successful Mediation Process” to the Broward County chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida. Martin E. Segal of Sacher, Martini & Sacher wrote a book titled Preventative Law for Business Professionals published by the Thomson / South-Western Company. J.B. Harris of Motley Rice met in Dallas with business managers from the Southwest Regional Council of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association to discuss Vioxx pricing and welding rod litigation. Christine Rieger Milton of Jacksonville was recently elected to the board of directors of Baptist Medical Center Downtown. Patricia H. Thompson of Carlton Fields in Tampa was elected to the board of directors of the American College of Construction Lawyers. Bob Panoff of Miami was an invited guest and private sector conferee at the three-day U. S. Tax Court Judicial Conference in Farmington, PA. David Pratt of Pratt & Bucher in Boca Raton spoke at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Professional Advisory Committee Roundtable; his topic was “Estate Planning in the Current Environment.” Additionally, Pratt was the speaker at the West Broward Estate Planning Council where his topic was the “Anatomy of the (New) Federal Gift Tax Return.” Bob Wesley of Orlando was named the 2005 recipient of the Orange County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award. Carlos A. Kelly of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt was published in Opposing Viewpoints — Censorship. The article is an excerpt from Kelly’s previously published article, “The Pen is Mightier than the Sword or Why the Media Should Exercise Self-restraint in Time of War.” Dorothy Sims of Sims, Amat, Stakenborg, and Henry has recently presented lectures on cross-examining medical experts to organizations throughout the U.S. Additionally, Sims was honored in the Workers First Watch l0th Anniversary Special Edition magazine with a reprinting of her article on cross examining the psychiatric expert as one of the best articles written over the past 10 years. Jeff Vastola of The Law Offices of Vastola & Associates in West Palm Beach was re-elected to serve a third term as president of the Connor Moran Children’s Cancer Foundation in Palm Beach County. Deborah Martohue of Hayes & Martohue in St. Petersburg was elected vice mayor of St. Pete Beach. Jason R. Maughan of Sanibel Island was voted by the readers of the Island Reporter as the best attorney on Sanibel and Captiva Islands for 2005. J. Thomas Cookson, Daniel Jacobson, and William P. Heller of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami were honored at the 2005 “Best of the Bar” Breakfast hosted by The South Florida Business Journal. Robert L. Case of Stovash, Case & Tingley in Orlando was elected to the board of directors of Michelee Puppets, Inc. Tim Bailey will be installed as president of the Broward County Bar Association later this month. Robert Josefsberg spoke to the members and administrative assistants of the South Miami Kendall Bar Association on “Civility and Professionalism.” Dolores Henriquez co-coached the Henry W. Grady High School Mock Trial Team to win the Georgia State High School Mock Trial Championship at the Gwinnett Justice and Administrative Center. John D. Emmanuel of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa was re-certified by the American Board of Certification in business bankruptcy law. Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese of Polk County presented “Advance Directives in Light of Terri” to the Florida Gulf Coast chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. June 1, 2005 News & Noteslast_img

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