December 15, 2016 News & Notes December 15, 2016 News and Notes News and Notes Brian LaBovick of LaBovick, LaBovick & Diaz in Palm Beach Gardens spoke at Berean Christian School and The Benjamin School about the legal ramifications of making unsafe driving choices. Holly Krulik of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman in Ft. Lauderdale has become co-chair of the Broward County Bar Association’s Trial Law Section. John Gihon with Shorstein, Lasnetski and Gihon in Orlando was the discussion leader on multiple panels at the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter, 30th Annual Immigration Law Conference. Gihon also took home the chapter’s award for “Outstanding Contributions to the Chapter.” Howard M. Rosenblatt of Bogin, Munns & Munns in Gainesville spoke before the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors-Florida annual conference in Kissimmee on “Whom Do You Trust?” and included information on how to select a trustee, the power of a trustee, and ways to protect yourself from a dishonest or uncooperative trustee. Gina Cadogan of Cadogan Law in Plantation spoke on “Workplace Violence Issues” at the National Bar Association’s Annual Labor & Employment Seminar in New Orleans. Dennis Wall of Winter Springs had his fourth book, Insurance Claims and Issues, published by Thomson Reuters West Publishing. Sharon Quinn Dixon and Kara S. Nickel of Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami presented “New EEOC Wellness Guidelines and Incentive Programs Under the Affordable Care Act” at the GMSHRM 2016 Legal Update. Shannon J. Sagan of Lake Worth and Belle Glade spoke at the Belle Glade Chamber monthly breakfast on “Automobile Insurance Coverage Tips.” Joryn Jenkins of Open Palm in Tampa held an all-day training on “Marketing Your Collaborative Practice for Passion and Profit.” Thomas Newcomb Hyde of Tampa spoke on “Professionalism Standards and Resolution of Professionalism Complaints” at the United States District Court Middle District of Florida Mentoring Program for New Bankruptcy Lawyers. John V. Tucker of Tucker & Ludin in St. Petersburg presented a lecture on “Using Vocational Experts in VA Individual Unemployability Claims” to the National Organization of Veterans Advocates at its national convention in Providence, Rhode Island. Jorge L. Fors, Jr., was sworn in as 2016-17 president of the Coral Gables Bar Association. Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami moderated the Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida’s Coconut Grove Renaissance Event. Jason S. Lichtstein of Akerman in Tallahassee has been re-elected to the board of directors of the Florida Brownfields Association. Michael J. Ryan of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman in Ft. Lauderdale spoke on “Voting Rights: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” at a Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law event hosted by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. Karyl Argamasilla of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami moderated “To Live, Work, and Play in Miami” at Bisnow Miami’s State of the Market event. Ian Lis of Tripp Scott in Ft. Lauderdale was named chair of the Board for Helping Abused, Neglected and Disadvantaged Youth in Broward County. Frank J. Campoamor of Becker & Poliakoff in Naples has been selected as the vice chair of the Real Estate Section of the Collier County Bar. Juliet Roulhac of Florida Power & Light Company in Plantation was honored with the “Gator Great” award from the Broward County Gator Club. E. John Wagner II of Williams Parker in Sarasota presented “Succession Planning I – Is Your Plan Really in Place?” to the Association for Corporate Growth Tampa Bay Chapter. He also moderated a panel for the ABA Section of Taxation meeting in Boston, evaluating structures by which a property owner could sell land to a real estate developer and receive back a finished condominium tax free, after the developer constructs a condominium building on the land. Gigi Rollini of Messer Caparello in Tallahassee was reappointed by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers to serve as Florida’s delegate to the National Association of Women Lawyers. Laura Reich of Tenzer in Miami has been appointed to the Florida’s Children First Board of Directors. Reggie Bouthillier of Stearns Weaver Miller was named chair of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Scott N. Wagner of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami has become chair of the Federal Bar Association Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section. Roland Sanchez-Medina, Jr., of SMGQ Law in Coral Gables discussed “Rising and Shifting Liability in the Face of Increased Data Breaches” and made a presentation on “Shielding Landlords From Contractor Liens Under Florida Statutes Section 713.10” at the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms’ Annual Meeting. Jeffrey I. Burry of Victor Smith Law Group in Winter Haven graduated from Leadership Winter Haven Class 36. Michele Bachoon of Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson in West Palm Beach has become a member of the Advisory Council of St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. Wendy S. Loquasto of Fox & Loquasto in Tallahassee was a panelist at the “Past, Present and Future of Women in the Profession – A Past President Panel & Roundtable Discussion” held at the Florida Associaton for Women Lawyers’ Annual Summit & 65th Anniversary Celebration. Gary Forster and Eric Boughman of Boughman & Lefkowitz in Orlando discussed emerging issues in asset protection as it pertains to estate planning at the Orange County Bar’s Estate, Guardianship, & Trust Committee seminar. Brett M. Wishna of ROIG Lawyers in Miami served as a judge for the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law’s Moot Court Society’s 2016 Upperclassman Feinrider Competition. Jeffrey M. Wank of Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed to the board of directors of Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. Ira Leesfield, Sr., of Leesfield Scolaro co-wrote “Excursions Gone Wrong” published in the August 2016 issue of the American Association for Justice’s monthly magazine, Trial. Joseph T. Murray III of the City of Miami’s Attorneys Office spoke on “What Do Lawyers Do?” at the LSAC Law School Forums. Thomas Tukdarian of Tukdarian Law in Orlando has become chair of the Edgewood Children’s Ranch board. Terry J. Harmon of Sniffen & Spellman in Tallahassee presented at the Florida Capital Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators’ seminar titled “Gender Identity and the Law – An Update on Transgender and Gender Identity Issues in the Public and Private Sectors.” Scott L. Baena of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod has been appointed to the Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., board. A. Courtney Cox of WellCare Health Plans in Tampa was a panelist on “I Care, You Care, We All Care about Medicare: A Year in the Mirror and Through the Looking Glass” at the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Alan C. Sheppard, Jr., of Greenberg Traurig in Orlando was appointed to the board of governors for the NAIOP Research Foundation. Rev. John P. Joseph of the Church Legal Center in St. Petersburg spoke on “Legal Obstacles Churches Face and Mistakes to Avoid” at the Experience Conference in Lakeland Duane L. Pinnock of Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk in Palm Beach Gardens has been accepted into the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Harold Saul of Kubicki Draper in Tampa made a pledge to the Florida State University College of Law to create the Harold A. Saul Endowment for Excellence. The income distributed from the endowment will be used for student scholarships, faculty incentives, general discretionary dollars, and funding for co-curricular activities. In recognition of Saul’s commitment, the law school has named a faculty office the Harold A. Saul Faculty Office. Kenneth Cutler of Cutler Rader in Deerfield Beach was elected as Parkland Commissioner, District 3, in the November 8 Parkland municipal election. Richard A. Berkowitz of Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants was honored with the Leadership Broward Profiles in Leadership honor. Philip R. Stein of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami spoke on “The Current State of Litigation Related to Repurchase/Indemnification Demands” at the American Conference Institute’s Residential Mortgage Regulatory Enforcement and Litigation Conference in Dallas. Debora A. Diaz of Law Office of Debora A. Diaz, PLLC, in New Port Richey was nominated by Wheelchairs 4 Kids for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day Philanthropic Small Business of the Year. Edith G. Osman of Carlton Fields in Miami has been elected state delegate for the state of Florida in the ABA House of Delegates. José M. Ferrer of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami spoke on “Reframing the Conversation: Best Practices for Transitioning From a Line Item to a Value-Add” at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Conference in Hollywood. Nicole Mariani Noel of Kass Shuler in Tampa presented at a webinar for the American Legal & Financial Network regarding bankruptcy updates titled “True or False: Surrender in Bankruptcy Equals Waiver of Defenses in Foreclosure.” James E. Felman of Kynes, Markman & Felman in Tampa received the Charles R. English Award at the ABA Criminal Justice Section Awards Luncheon. Jose Sariego of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami spoke on “Media & Entertainment in the Digital Age” at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Conference in Hollywood. Christopher Jarvinen of Berger Singerman in Miami will be one of 30 fellows inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy in March. Melissa Pallett-Vasquez of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami spoke on “A Case of First Impressions: A Dynamic and Entertaining Review of Legal Ethics, Professionalism, and the Public’s (Mis)Perception of Lawyers” at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s conference in Hollywood. George Pincus of Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami moderated the panel “Chasing Yield: Thinking Outside the Box in a Risk-Reward Environment” at the FSU Real Estate Network’s 22nd Annual Real Estate Trends Conference.