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August 14, 2018


Van Horn Law Group, Fort Lauderdale

Chad Van Horn, Esq., was named a 40 Under 40 Award recipient from the South Florida Business Journal for his career achievements and community involvement. Van Horn, 34, owns Van Horn Law Group, P.A., the largest bankruptcy firm in Broward County based on number of filings ( The firm filed 657 bankruptcy cases from August 2017 to August 2018, more than double the second-place annual filings. Van Horn's success rests on his vision for providing holistic solutions to overwhelming debt and the effective efforts of a 24-member team. The firm's mission is to restore peace of mind to those in financial distress by providing first rate, affordable legal services with compassion and respect. Visit Read more »
Published on 8/7/2018

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley recently announced that attorney Edward V. Ricci was recently selected as a shareholder of the firm. Since joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Ricci has successfully tried numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases to verdict and obtained significant settlements on behalf of his clients. He has advocated for his clients in complicated cases involving product defects, medical malpractice, automobile negligence and premises liability. Mr. Ricci was born in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He is a graduate of Georgetown College and Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Ricci has been selected by his peers annually for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2018

Clausen Miller, Tampa

Chicago-based Clausen Miller has opened a primary Florida office in Tampa. Read more »
Published on 7/18/2018

Shutts & Bowen, Tallahassee

Ben Gibson, former Deputy General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott, has joined Shutts & Bowen LLP as a partner in its Business Litigation Practice Group in the firm's Tallahassee office. Gibson's statewide practice is focused on serving government, political, and corporate clients, involving government affairs, appellate, litigation & administrative matters. Read more »
Published on 6/25/2018

Greenspoon Marder LLP, Miami

Greenspoon Marder announces that the Mayor of the City of Miami, Francis X. Suarez and Olga Vieira have joined the firm's Miami office. Mr. Suarez is Of Counsel with the Corporate and Business Practice Group. Ms. Vieira is a Partner with the Litigation Practice Group. They will work closely with the Real Estate and Hospitality, Alcohol & Leisure Industry Practice Groups. Read more »
Published on 6/11/2018

The Law Offices of Robert L. Parks, Miami

Robert L. Parks has been designated a Distinguished Fellow by the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a designation occurring on only ten occasions since the founding of the Academy. For more than five decades, Parks has represented hundreds of plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, aviation, and large manufacturing cases in the Americas and around the world. Read more »
Published on 5/21/2018

Smith Hulsey & Busey, Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville law firm Smith Hulsey & Busey has added Charmaine T.M. Chiu to the firm's Board of Directors. Chiu is an equity shareholder and is the Chair of the firm's statewide Healthcare Practice Team. She is a former Chair of the Health Law Section of The Florida Bar and is board certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar. Read more »
Published on 5/21/2018

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, Orlando

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell is pleased to announce the addition of Lan Kennedy-Davis as a Partner and Bradley J. Davis as Of Counsel to the firm's Orlando office. Kennedy-Davis and Davis join Rumberger after 14 years of managing their own firm, Davis & Kennedy, P.A. The team brings extensive litigation, business transactional and corporate tax experience to Rumberger. Read more »
Published on 5/21/2018

Broad and Cassel LLP, Miami

Broad and Cassel is pleased to announce Mauricio Rivero has joined the Miami office as partner in the firm's Estate Planning and Trusts Practice Group and Taxation department. He focuses his practice on international tax planning, business succession planning, U.S. tax compliance and tax controversy work. Rivero joins Broad and Cassel with Associate Belkenia Candelario. Read more »
Published on 4/16/2018

Lash & Goldberg, Miami/Tallahassee, Florida

Mr. Williams, former Florida Deputy Solicitor General, has joined Lash & Goldberg in Tallahassee as Senior Counsel. Mr. Williams's practice includes state and federal administrative and constitutional law, product liability, health law, environmental, tax, gaming, and consumer protection. His work has led to successful client outcomes and national recognition. Read more »
Published on 4/2/2018

Anthony & Partners LLC, Tampa

TAMPA, FLA. - JOHN W. LANDKAMMER has been named Partner at Anthony & Partners, LLC in the firm's downtown Tampa office. Mr. Landkammer has represented various types of business clients, financial institutions and other creditors, including commercial banks, private equity lenders, and corporations. His practice includes a broad spectrum of representation of these types of clients in litigation, bankruptcy, negotiation of loan workouts, asset sales/purchases, and documentation of debtor-in-possession financing and other loan transactions and security interests. Mr. Landkammer is a Tampa native and a graduate of H.B. Plant High School. Read more »
Published on 3/12/2018

Dean Mead & Dunbar, Tallahassee

Dean, Mead & Dunbar welcomes H. French Brown, IV to the Tallahassee office. His practice focuses on government relations and lobbying, as well as representing clients on state and local tax issues before the Florida Department of Revenue, in the Florida courts, before the Division of Administrative Hearings and the Florida Legislature. Brown is recognized as a top-rated Tax lawyer by Chambers USA and Florida Super Lawyers. Read more »
Published on 3/6/2018

Holland & Knight, Miami

Kelly-Ann Cartwright, executive partner in Holland & Knight's Miami office, has been elected chair of the firm's 27-member policymaking directors committee, succeeding Boston partner Ralph Lepore. Cartwright, who has been on the committee for 11 years, is a civil and commercial litigator with an emphasis on business torts and labor & employment law. Read more »
Published on 3/5/2018

Ward Damon Attorneys At Law, West Palm Beach

Dane Leitner, an attorney at Ward Damon, has been named a partner at the West Palm Beach-based multi-disciplined law firm. Leitner joined Ward Damon in 2012 and concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, marital and family law, and real estate law including condominium and homeowner association law. He was recently named a Super Lawyers 2017 Rising Star. Read more »
Published on 2/19/2018

Akerman LLP, West Palm Beach

David Spector Assumes Role as Akerman Chairman and CEO Read more »
Published on 2/19/2018

MDO Partners, Miami

Capote will be responsible for assisting clients with compliance assessments, the design and implementation of regulatory compliance programs, and ongoing regulatory compliance advice as it relates to FDA, Consumer Safety and Customs and Border Protection. She will also represent clients to help mitigate and reduce risks, fines and penalties for regulatory violations. Read more »
Published on 2/5/2018

Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa

Chris Altenbernd has joined BLG. He will handle a plethora of civil appeals, including torts, commercial and construction claims, insurance coverage, domestic relations, and real estate. After starting one of Florida's first appellate groups, he was appointed by Gov. Martinez in 1989 to a judgeship on Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeals, on which he served until 2016. Read more »
Published on 1/30/2018

Lash & Goldberg LLP, Miami

Lash & Goldberg LLP is pleased to announce that Attorney Erica Rutner has been named a partner of the firm, nearly a year after joining the team. Erica focuses on class action and multidistrict litigation defense and handles litigation involving complex financial instruments and deal structures, business torts, products liability, health care and bankruptcy. Read more »
Published on 1/16/2018

Broad and Cassel LLP, Miami

Broad and Cassel LLP is pleased to announce former federal prosecutor Benton Curtis has been named a partner in the firm's Miami office. Curtis focuses his practice on white collar criminal and civil matters and complex civil litigation, government investigations and compliance counseling, with an emphasis in the health care industry. Read more »
Published on 1/8/2018

Colson Hicks Eidson, Coral Gables

Stephanie A. Casey has been named partner at Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables. Casey joined the firm in November 2012. Prior, she served as judicial clerk for United States District Judge Marcia G. Cooke and worked at a large, international law firm in Washington, DC. She practices in the areas of commercial litigation, personal injury, and class action litigation. Read more »
Published on 11/6/2017

Dean, Mead & Dunbar, Tallahassee

Cari L. Roth, a shareholder in Dean, Mead & Dunbar, in its Tallahassee office has been named the Best Lawyers® 2018 Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year". She has 34 years of public and private sector legal and legislative experience and is a recognized leader in government relations and environmental and land use law. Her legal and legislative practice focuses on state and local government issues, including land use, water and environmental law, growth management and infrastructure issues. She has been ranked among Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite for seven years. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2017

MDO Partners, Miami, FL

MDO Partners is proud to announce Managing Partner Richard Montes de Oca will be joining the distinguished faculty of the University of Miami School of Law. He will begin this new role in the Fall 2017 semester serving as an Adjunct Professor, Transactional Externship, teaching Contract Drafting, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Compliance. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2017

Maria L. Sachs, Boca Raton

Maria L. Sachs, former State Sen. and current executive director of Innovation Florida, was awarded the prestigious Guglielmo Marconi Award by The Order Sons of Italy in America. Named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy, the award is presented to Italian Americans who have made significant contributions to the United States. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2017

Gunster, Tallahassee, Florida

Gunster has added Greg Black to its statewide government affairs law & lobbying practice. He joins the firm with an extensive background advocating for a wide range of clients in the financial, insurance, health care, biomedical research, pharmaceutical, and technology industries. Black is a pivotal addition to the well-established government affairs team led by Lila Jaber Read more »
Published on 7/3/2017

MDO Partners, Miami

MDO Partners announces the election of Managing Partner Richard Montes de Oca to the Executive Council of the Florida Bar International Law Section. The council appointment is a recognition of Mr. Montes de Oca's leadership in the International Law community. The firm has significant experience in international corporate transactions and finance, and global compliance. Read more »
Published on 7/3/2017

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