People On The Move - Legal
Michael Lockwood has been named chairman of the boards of directors for Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Legal Aid Services of Broward County. He has served on the Boards since 2009. Nydia Menendez of Menendez Moncarz has been named vice chairwoman; Jacqueline Howe of Katz Barron Squitero Faust has been named secretary; and Arlene Ravalo-Jao, manager with economic and valuation Services at KPMG, has been named treasurer.
Tobi Lebowitz, Brian Lerner and Fabienne Fahnestock have been appointed to serve on the boards of directors for Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Legal Aid Services of Broward County. Lebowitz is a shareholder in the labor and employment department of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson.
Lerner is a partner with Kim Vaughan Lerner, has a law degree from the University of Miami and has a bachelor degree from the University of Michigan. Fahnestock is a shareholder at Gunster, and has a bachelor degree from the University of Miami, a law degree from the University of Florida and a Nova Southeastern University.
Karim Batista has opened the Law Offices of Karim Batista P.A. at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4000, Miami. Batista, who will focus on family law, has a bachelor degree from Florida State and a law degree from Florida International University.
William McCaughan, partner in the Miami office of K&L Gates, was appointed the Florida state chairman for the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. ACMA represents more than 400 lawyers in North America who are experts in the mortgage law industry.
Craig Dell has joined Dell & Schaefer in the personal injury division. He was a Broward assistant state attorney. Dell has a master’s of law degree from the University of Miami, juris doctor from St. Thomas University and a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College in Massachusetts.
Karina Iñigo has joined Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate & Webb as an associate in Fort Lauderdale. She was an associate with Bazinsky Korman Baker in Plantation. Iñigo has a law degree from St. Thomas University and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.
Hillel Presser, president of The Presser Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, has been named a CE member of Vistage Florida.
Maite Garcia has joined the Law Office of Ramon de la Cabada as an associate. She was a clerk for Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Valerie Manno Schurr. Garcia has a law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.
Bob Arnold, partner and managing member of The Victoria Law Group, has been named chairman of the Heart of a Chef event presented by the Florida Heart Research Institute.
Charles F. Wolf has joined K&L Gates as an associate in the firm’s commercial disputes practice. Wolf was an associate with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York. Wolfe has a law degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ricardo H. Puente, president of Concepción Martinez & Bellido, has been named president of the board of directors of Florida chapter of the Club Español del Arbitraje.
Carolyn Kellman of the Strickland Law Firm in Coral Gables has been named legal counsel of CREW-Miami.
Michele K. Cummings, a shareholder of GrayRobinson in Fort Lauderdale, has been named Attorney of the Month by Broward Lawyers Care, a Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida project.
Amos B. Elberg has joined Arnstein & Lehr as a partner in Fort Lauderdale. He was an associate with Berger Singerman in Miami. Elberg has a law degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.
Jonathan Claussen, an associate of Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, has been named to the board of trustees of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society.
Ronald L. Kammer, a partner of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Miami, has been named to the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.
Bruce C. Rosetto, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig in Palm Beach, has been named vice chair of The Research Park of Florida Atlantic University’s board of directors.
Alexandra D. Blye has joined Carlton Fields as an associate in West Palm Beach. Blye was an associate at Genovese Joblove & Battista. Blye has law and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida.
Michael J. Napoleone, a shareholder of Richman Greer, has been named vice chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County.
Cesar Alvarez, chief executive officer of Greenberg Traurig in Miami, has been named by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida International University board of trustees.
Brian S. Adler, partner of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, has been named chairman of the board of directors of SAVE Dade.
The Southeastern chapter of the Legal Marketing Association named its South Florida City Group executive board; Michelle Martinez Reyes of Hunton & Williams, chair, Susan Greene of Becker & Poliakoff, vice chair and
Jennifer Clarin of Boardroom Communications, immediate past chair
Guy Quattlebaum, of counsel with Akerman Senterfitt in West Palm Beach, has been named president of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.
Alan T. Dimond, a shareholder of Greenberg Traurig, has been recognized by the American Jewish Committee with the Judge Learned Hand Award for his dedication to individual rights and democratic values and lifetime achievements.
Louis Smoller, an associate of the Bradley Legal Group P.A., has been named to the board of directors of Jazz Archive.
Lisa A. McGlynn has joined Fisher & Phillips as an associate. She was an associate with Allen Norton & Blue. McGlynn has law and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida.
Jonathan Cole, a partner of Edwards Wildman in West Palm Beach, has been recognized by the Florida Venture Forum with the Champions Award for establishing the Florida Venture Forum, angel groups and being a pioneer in the effort to build a successful venture capital law practice in Florida.
David E. Sacks, of Pathman Lewis in Miami, has been named Pillar Trustee chair of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Pillar Trustees Board of Directors.
Glenn M. Cooper, a shareholder of GrayRobinson in Fort Lauderdale, has been named chair of the International Action Team of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Cooper has also been named chair of the Florida Brazil Partnership of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
Douglas M. McIntosh, president and shareholder of McIntosh Sawran & Cartaya in Fort Lauderdale, has been named a fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extra-contractual Counsel of the Founding Board of Regents.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been recognized by the Cuban American Bar Association with the Amigo Award for giving back to the community.
Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida has named its board of directors. Morrie I. Levine of the Law Office of Morrie I. Levine, chair, and members Ronald J. Rothschild, Margaret McMorrow, Steven Jaffe of Farmer Jaffe Weissing Edwards Fistos & Lehrman and Janet Lucente of the Lucente Law Firm. Jessica Allen, supervising attorney of the Florida Guardian Ad Litem office, has been named circuit director of the 11th Judicial Circuit.
Ronald Scott Haligman has joined Kaufman Lynn Construction as general counsel. Haligman was a partner with Rozencwaig & Nadel in Hallandale Beach. He has a law degree from the University of Virginia.
Jamie D. Alman has joined as an associate, in the marital and family Law group in the downtown Fort Lauderdale office. Jamie, who serves on the board of directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association, has a bachelor degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami.
Roger Slade, a partner with the Miami-based Law Office of David B. Haber, has been appointed chairman of the South Florida chapter of the Lawyer’s Alliance for the Council for Educational Change. The new committee works with public school children to foster awareness of the legal system. Slade has represented numerous financial institutions in commercial real estate and personal property foreclosures as well as loan workouts.
A. Joshua Markus, Florida state American Bar Foundation co-chair, will receive the outstanding state chair awards from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation at the 58th annual Awards Reception and Banquet at The Murphy Chicago. Markus works in the Miami office of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. Markus has a law degree from the University of Florida and degrees from Duke University and the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels.
Milton A. Vescovacci, a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Miami office, joined the Florida Venture Forum board of directors. The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking. Vescovacci chairs the Miami office’s corporate practice.
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