November 1, 2004 On the Move

first_img On the Move Joaquin Mendez announces the opening of the Law Office of Joaquin Mendez, P.A., located at 100 Southeast 2nd Street, Suite 2700, Miami 33131; phone (305) 375-0886. The law firm concentrates on all aspects of federal and state criminal defense. Michael Schlesinger announces the opening of The Law Offices of Michael Schlesinger, located at 501 Brickell Key Drive, Suite 506, Miami 33131; phone (305)373-8993; e-mail: [email protected] Schlesinger focuses in probate and business litigation as well as real estate brokerage commission disputes. Kelly Whiter joined the Ft. Lauderdale office of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., as head of the Real Estate Group. Whiter concentrates her practice on complex commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing and development of commercial properties. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. in Miami announced Carlos E. Sardi and Bradley J. Kaplan have joined the firm as associates. Both practice in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor’s rights and commercial litigation. William B. Burkett and R. William Crowe have been appointed as assistant general counsel with the Office of General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville. Burkett joined the tort litigation department and may be reached at (904) 630-1814 or [email protected] Crowe joined the government operations department. He may be reached at (904) 630-1716 or at [email protected] April E. Rolle, Bradley T. Guldalian, and Horace N. Moore, Jr., joined Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP. Rolle joined the Miami office and focuses her practice on labor and employment law, general liability litigation, and insurance litigation. Guldalian joined the Tampa office and concentrates on professional malpractice, liability and insurance coverage matters. Moore also joined the Tampa office and concentrates in litigation with an emphasis on the defense of insurance companies and self-insured clients in the areas of premises liability and automobile negligence. McCumber, Inclan, Daniels, Valdez, Buntz & Ferrera, P.A., announced the relocation of its Tampa office to One Urban Centre, located on the corner of Westshore and Kennedy Boulevard at 4830 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 300, Tampa 33609. Fixel, La Rocco & Newmark announced the addition of Tracy Belinda Newmark as a partner. The firm practices in the areas of marital and family law, civil litigation, and appellate practice with its office at 3850 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 300, Hollywood 33021; phone (954) 981-2200. Marshall T. Bower and Paul E. Liles announce the opening of Bower & Liles, P.A., located at 4315 Metro Parkway, Suite 510, Ft. Myers 33916. In addition to their general civil litigation and criminal defense practice at the trial and appellate levels, the firm will also provide legal services in child advocacy matters. Phone (239) 931-9500; fax (239) 931-0411. Susan B. Kubar was elected partner in Quarles & Brady, LLP, in Naples. Kubar concentrates her practice primarily on estate planning and estate administration, including preparation of estate planning documents, and overseeing both estate and trust administrations. Carol Peake Passman has become an associate with the Law Office of C. Michael Barnette in Daytona Beach. Passman will concentrate on criminal law, juvenile, family law and appeals. Their office is located at 244 N. Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach 32114; phone (386) 253-1022. Jeffrey H. Tromberg announces the relocation of Tromberg & Associates, P.A., to 1900 W. Commercial Blvd., Suite 152, Ft. Lauderdale 33309. Phone (954)535-9905; fax (954)337-8500. The firm concentrates in consumer bankruptcy and foreclosure defense. Thomas C. Valentine has joined Walters, Levine, Brown, Klingensmith & Thomison, P.A., in Sarasota as an associate. Valentine focuses on commercial litigation, construction, and insurance disputes. Susan E. Gibbons, Christopher M. Harne and Sandi J. Hamburg have joined Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A., in Orlando as associates. Alex Caballero has been named shareholder with Sessums, Mason & Black, P.A., in Tampa. Caballero is certified in marital and family law. Sacha Brown-Taylor and Thomas R. Stutler have joined Broad and Cassel in Tampa, in the firm’s commercial litigation practice group. Anthony Scaletta, Nick Campbell, David Evans, Sarah Gabriel and Rafael Ribiero joined Baker & Hostetler, LLP, in Orlando. Scaletta is of counsel and practices in the tax, personal planning, and employee benefits group with an emphasis in taxation, tax controversy, litigation, trusts & estate, and fiduciary litigation. Campbell joined as an associate and practices in the business group with an emphasis in real estate and hospitality. Evans joined as an associate in the business group with a focus on real estate. Gabriel also joined the business group with an emphasis in corporate transactions. Ribiero joined as an associate in the litigation group with a focus on general commercial litigation. R. Kent Lilly announces the formation of Lilly, O’Toole & Brown, LLP, which represents a merger of three firms. The merger brings together the Law Offices of Kent Lilly, P.A. in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven and Haines City; the Law Offices of Neal L. O’Toole, P.A. in Bartow; and Steven C. Brown, P.A. in Sebring. The firm concentrates in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, commercial litigation, and class action litigation. Thomas J. Gallo joined the Law Offices of Mark F. Dahle, P.A., in Lakeland. Gallo concentrates on Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning. The office is located at 5150 South Florida Avenue, Building A, Suite 105, Lakeland; phone (863) 648-0100. Gene Cavallucci of the Harris Corporation in Melbourne was named vice president-general counsel. The company also promoted Scott T. Mikuen to vice president-associate general counsel and corporate secretary; and John D. Gronda to vice president-counsel and director of business conduct. Dan Richardson joined Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., in Jacksonville and practices environmental litigation. Roy J. Larson of the Miami office of Baker & McKenzie, LLP, was named managing partner and James H. Barrett was named financial partner. Larson concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity offerings and corporate counseling. Barrett focuses his practice on inbound and outbound international tax planning with a focus on partnership tax issues. Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster, LLP, in St. Petersburg and Tampa announced Deborah L. Slowik-Eldridge has joined the firm as an associate. The firm concentrates in the defense areas of liability, malpractice, workers’ compensation, employment claims and appeals. Sheri L. Freeman joined Page, Eichenblatt, Bernbaum & Bennett, P.A., in Orlando as an associate. Freeman represents plaintiffs in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, commercial litigation, and workers’ compensation cases. Jeffrey R. Shelquist joined the Kimsey Law Group, located at 3816 W. Linebaugh Avenue, Suite 412, Tampa. The firm focuses in matters of personal injury, disability insurance litigation, and automobile insurance fraud. Allison E. Beard, Christopher S. Branton, Eric E. Page, David C. Peters, W. Christopher Rabil, J. Scott Slater and Christopher J. Stephens joined Hill, Ward & Henderson, P.A., in Tampa. Branton, Page and Slater are associates in the firm’s litigation group. Beard, Peters, Rabil and Stevens are associates in the firm’s transactional group. Ben Weinberger joined Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale as information technology director. John Rawicz and Nicole Sayfie were named shareholders of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., in Miami. Both Rawicz and Sayfie practice in the firm’s Real Estate Department. November 1, 2004 On the Move November 1, 2004 On the Movelast_img

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