January 15, 2004 News and Notes

first_img January 15, 2004 News & Notes News and Notes Robin Rosenberg of ARC Mediation in West Palm Beach recently discussed the mediation and arbitration process with the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., in Port St. Lucie. Sue Murphy, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., Tampa, recently addressed commercial real estate professionals at the International Council of Shopping Centers Centerbuild Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Murphy presented “Project Entitlements, Permitting and Impact Fees: How to Save Time and Money in the Process.” Mark Delegal participated in a panel discussion at the University of Florida College of Law, sponsored by the Florida Law Review, titled “The Future of Med Mal in Florida: Is the Malpractice Insurance, Liability, and Litigation Reform Act the Right Prescription?” Carolyn Salzmann of Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando has been appointed to a three-year term on the City of Orlando Code Enforcement Board by Mayor Buddy Dyer. Mark H. Schlein of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., Miami, recently published “The Ten Commandments. . . for Preventing a Government Investigation,” in the November 11 edition of Florida Medical Business. Peter Reinert of the Orlando office of Akerman Senterfitt presented “Exit Strategies for BioScience Investors” at the BioFlorida Conference. Ronald A. Christaldi, of Tampa’s de la Parte & Gilbert spoke at the joint annual conference of the Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, Florida Healthcare Corporate Compliance Association, and the Florida Society of Hospital Physician Executives. His presentation was titled “Strategies for Effective Auditing and Reporting of Clinical Trials.” Mirta “Mikki” Canton of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Miami was honored as the first Cuban-American woman named to the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Canton also recently received the Lalique Legacy Patron of the Arts Award in recognition of her work on behalf of the Arts in South Florida. Lisa Marie Macci, Boca Raton, and Margherita Downey, West Palm Beach, recently spoke on AM 1230’s Coach Judy Radio Show on their experiences in the family court, both as legal advocates and as parties in a divorce. One of the issues discussed was the rights of children to access both parents after divorce and the family court’s refusal to protect those rights. Doug Kelly of the Orlando office of Holland & Knight has been appointed an adjunct professor at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando. He will teach Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights. Robert P. Charbonneau of Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin P.L., Miami, has become as president-elect of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida. George H. Mazzarantani of Abel, Band, Russell, Collier, Pitchford & Gordon, Sarasota, has been named to the National Cemetery Advisory Committee by Congresswoman Katherine Harris. The committee’s role will be assisting in the establishment of a National Cemetery in Sarasota. William A. Grimm of GrayRobinson in Orlando was recently appointed chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Crummer Graduate School of Business of Rollins College. Brett A. Panter of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., Miami, has been recognized as a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security, serving as a U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary pilot. Andrew Gold of Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin P.L., Miami, presented “Mediation, Arbitration, and Settlement Strategies in Mold Related Construction Disputes” at the Construction Defect and Mold Litigation Conference in Las Vegas. Barry Nelson of Nelson & Levine, P.A., North Miami Beach, presented “Transfer of Partnership Interests to Charitable Lead Trusts” at The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s 2003 fall meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. He also presented “Current Trends and Traps in Estate Planning 2003-2004” the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants at meeting in Orlando. Nelson has been reappointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami Law School graduate program in taxation where he will be teaching an estate planning workshop this spring. Eduardo Palmer, Chair, International Litigation and Arbitration Group of Steel Hector & Davis, spoke on the use of multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses in Latin America at the ICC conference in Miami. ” Carl D. Roston, of Akerman Senterfitt, Miami, has become chair of the Florida Venture Forum. Kristin Adamson of Novey, Mendelson & Adamson, Tallahassee, has been appointed to the Florida Supreme Court’s Committee on Privacy and Court Records, which will work on a statewide policy regarding electronic access to court records. Edward M. Waller, Jr., Fowler White Boggs Banker, Tampa, has been elected to the board of directors of the Tampa Museum of Art. Danielle K. Brewer, of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., West Palm Beach, has been elected a Fellow of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association. Braulio L. Baez of Miami has been elected as chair of the Florida Public Service Commission for a two-year term that will begin this month. Tony Hernandez III of Cape Canaveral has been appointed to serve on the Cape Canaveral Hospital Board of Trustees and will continue to serve as vice-president of the Cape Canaveral Hospital District Board of Directors. David Pratt, of David Pratt and Associates, P.A., was a speaker at the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council meeting and at the Suncoast Estate Planning Council. He presented “Bad Facts Are Making Bad Law: Putting Our Clients in a Defensive Posture in Order to Avoid a Successful IRS Attack Under Section 2036 in Family Limited Partnership Cases” January 15, 2004 News and Noteslast_img

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