August 1, 2005 On the Move

first_imgAugust 1, 2005 On the Move August 1, 2005 On the Move On the Move Patrick H. Willis has joined the law firm of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap as a new associate. Michael Seese joined Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin in the firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights group. Dion J. Cassata and John J. Hanson announce the opening of Cassata & Hanson with offices at 1250 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Suite 607, Hallandale Beach 33009; phone (954) 364-7803; fax (954) 251-4787; Web site; e-mail The firm focuses on matters of employment law including overtime issues, wage disputes, discrimination, medical leave, EEOC matters, and harassment. Luis Perez and Carlos Deupi have joined the Miami office of Hogan & Hartson as partner and counsel, respectively. Perez has extensive experience in matters related to corporate and international law, and mergers and acquisitions. Deupi advises clients on corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, and real estate investment transactions. Lynn M. Dannheisser joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart as a shareholder. Her practice areas include real estate, local government, and land use law. Philip Irish joined Hagen & Hagen in Ft. Lauderdale as of counsel assisting with general commercial litigation matters. Lori K. Mans, Rupesh J. Patel and Melanie Lastrapes joined the Jacksonville office of Constangy, Brooks and Smith as associates. Jodi A. Fischer announces the opening of The Law Offices of Ms. Jodi A. Fischer at 12411 Southwest First Place, Plantation 33325; phone (954) 317-6931. Fischer concentrates in the areas of private insurance disability in state and federal arenas, ERISA and health law, and community association law. Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs announced its merger with the Law Offices of Pheterson & Bleau, which concentrates in labor and employment law, business, executive contract work and negotiation, complex litigation, and administrative law. The firm will continue to be known as Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs. Anneli Nystrand Magee joined as in-house counsel at Linderand, Inc., a real estate developer in Tallahassee. Justin C. Leto joined Goldfarb & Gold in Miami. Leto focuses his practice on complex civil litigation including personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, and medical malpractice. Gregory C. Ward and Jay Kim have formed WardKim and practice in the areas of commercial litigation and personal injury. WardKim’s new address is One Financial Plaza, Suite 2600, Ft. Lauderdale 33394; phone (954) 527-1115. Ron Baskin and Jennifer Taylor joined Akerman Senterfitt as associates in Miami. Baskin’s practice focuses on creditor’s rights and debtor’s estate administration. Taylor focuses on labor and employment law, litigation of civil rights and employment-related claims. Erin E. Dardis joined the law firm of Abadin Jaramillo Cook & Heffernan in Miami. Dardis concentrates in the areas of general civil litigation, insurance defense, and appellate work. Schoeppl & Burke announces its new location at 4651 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton 33431-5133; phone (561) 394-8301. The firm concentrates in the areas of securities litigation and arbitration, regulatory defense, appellate, federal trial, and complex business litigation. In addition, Adam D. Palmer has joined the firm as of counsel and practices business-related litigation and securities arbitration. Kara S. Nickel joined the law firm of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson as an associate in the labor and employment department in Miami, and Jason A. Post joined the Miami office as an associate in the real estate department. Sandra I. Murado announces the relocation of her office to 999 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 740, Coral Gables 33134; phone (305) 448-4300; fax (305) 448-4300; e-mail: The firm concentrates in immigration and nationality matters. Juan C. Villaveces joined Abel Band in Sarasota as an associate in the firm’s real estate practice. Beverly Thomson Shaw has opened her own elder law practice located at 5001 9th Ave. North, St. Petersburg 33710; phone (727) 327-9222. J. Ray Poole joined the Jacksonville office of Constangy, Brooks, and Smith as an associate. Poole joins the employment law and litigation practice. Daniel E. Faggard joined Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur in Naples as an associate in the litigation department. Peter S. Baumberger was named a member of the Miami firm of Rossman Baumberger Reboso & Spier. Baumberger handles claims involving wrongful death, admiralty, products liability, premises liability, medical negligence, as well as commercial litigation. Robin Taylor Symons joined Epstein Becker & Green as a member of the firm in the law firm’s national labor and employment practice in the Miami office. Alexander P. Heckler joined the Ft. Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen as a member of the firm’s governmental law practice group. Bradley S. Shraiberg and Leslie S. Osborne joined Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin to head its Palm Beach County bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice in Boca Raton. Tamara Kulyk Holden has joined The Law Offices of Justin G. Joseph and practices primarily in the areas of mobile home law and family law. Tim Benter was promoted to vice president and associate general counsel at Republic Services, Inc. John Wilke and Jonathan Brooks announce the formation of Wilke & Brooks located at 1800 NW Corp. Blvd., Suite 310, Boca Raton 33431; phone (561) 353-0999. Humberto Ocariz has joined John Golden and Mark Grimes to form Golden, Grimes & Ocariz, a law practice representing foreign and domestic clients in matters of product liability, employment, personal injury defense, real estate, and complex commercial litigation. The firm was previously known as Golden & Grimes. John C. Rockwell joined Jerry Coleman in Key West as an associate. Rockwell practices in the areas of real estate, contracts, and litigation. Joseph R. Furst joined Ratzan & Alters in Miami as an associate. Furst focuses his practice on cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, and catastrophic personal injury claims. William P. Burns joined Abel, Band, Russell, Collier, Pitchford & Gordon in Sarasota in the firm’s employment law practice group. James O. Cunningham announces the opening of his firm located at 3117 Edgewater Drive, Orlando 32804; phone 407-425-2000. The firm concentrates in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Glen H. Waldman joined Bilzin Sumberg as a partner. Waldman concentrates in reinsurance law and complex commercial litigation. Juan-Carlos Planas joined Pathman Lewis in Miami. Planas concentrates his practice in litigation, land use and zoning, and automobile dealership law. Carolann Mazza, P.A., has relocated its offices to The Advocate Building, Suite 200, 315 S.E. 7th Street, Ft. Lauderdale 33301; phone (954)527-4634; fax (954)527-4634; e-mail: The firm concentrates in the areas of family law, criminal law, and general litigation. Becker & Poliakoff announces Ft. Lauderdale office attorneys Grace N. Manne, Bradley J. Gross, and Donna D. Berger have been promoted to shareholders of the firm. Lisa Clements joined the Miami office of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell as an associate practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and general liability. Herschel Gavsie, Michael Weiss, Todd Feldman, and Evan Klinek joined Greenspoon Marder Hirschfeld Rafkin Ross Berger & Abrams Anton as associates in the Ft. Lauderdale office. Iraima C. La Nuez has joined Akerman Senterfitt as an associate in the Miami office’s corporate practice group. Additionally, Gerald W. Pierre joined the firm as of counsel in the private client services group. Robert D. Brown announces the opening of Robert D. Brown, P.A., in Miami. The firm concentrates on litigation including personal injury, nursing home, and general tort & commercial litigation. Sherry L. Hyman announces the relocation of her office to 3801 PGA Blvd, Suite 107, Palm Beach Gardens 33410; phone (561)744-7231; fax (561)744-3041; e-mail: Jeffrey M. Novell and Ronald Pena were elected partners of Hinshaw & Culbertson. Novell, of the Tampa office, concentrates his practice on workers’ compensation insurance defense litigation. Pena, of the Miami office, practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on general liability litigation as well as the defense of transportation companies. Steven A. Grigas has joined GrayRobinson in the firm’s Tallahassee office as of counsel. Additionally, three attorneys joined the firm in Orlando: V. Nicholas Dancaescu, eminent domain; Grant A. Kuvin, medical malpractice defense, general liability defense, and construction litigation; and Marc D. Pelzman, eminent domain. Clifford R. Repperger, Jr. , has also joined the firm as of counsel in Melbourne. Repperger concentrates his practice on administrative, land use, and local and state government law.last_img