January 1, 2005 On the Move January 1, 2005 On the Move On the Move Jill Bowman and J. Andrew Meyer joined James, Hoyer, Newcomer & Smiljanich, P.A., as partners, and Tamra Carsten, Dawn Woolweaver, Jesse Ray, and Rachel Wagoner joined the firm as associates. Bowman and Meyer handle class actions and general civil litigation for the firm. Carsten works on class actions, civil appeals and general civil litigation. Woolweaver works on securities arbitrations, whistleblower cases, and individual and class actions. Ray works on class actions and civil litigation. Wagoner works on class actions. Robert A. Zinn was named chief operating shareholder of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. Zinn focuses his practice on corporate and international law, mergers, acquisitions and securities. Additionally, James A. Bramnick was chosen to lead the labor and employment practice group. Bramnick is board certified in labor and employment law. Jacob Mitrani joined the Law Offices of Hagen and Hagen, P.A., at 3531 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale, and handles commercial litigation and real estate and corporate transactions. Mitrani may be contacted at (954)987-0515 or [email protected] hagenlawfirm.com. Charles A. Beard joined the environmental law practice of Smith Hulsey & Busey in Jacksonville. Steven Holtzman joined Ruden McClosky in Tampa. Holtzman joined the firm’s corporate practice group located at 2700 SunTrust Financial Center, Tampa. Jennifer L. Kane joined Akerman Senterfitt as an associate in the litigation practice group in Ft. Lauderdale. Additionally, Paul B. Bernstein joined the firm as an associate in the real estate practice group. Marci A. Rubin joined Simon, Schindler & Sandberg, L.L.P., in Miami and concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial transactions and real estate. Addie Albareda, Scott Rosso, C. Carolina Maluje, and Timothy Nies announce the formation of Albareda, Rosso, Maluje & Nies, P.A., located at the International Building, 2455 East Sunrise Blvd., Suite 813, Ft. Lauderdale 33304; phone (954) 564-1099; fax (954) 343-8841. The firm practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, criminal defense, immigration, family law, employment law and commercial and residential real estate. The firm also has offices in Miami. Dan Richardson joined Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., in Jacksonville. Richardson concentrates his practice on environmental law. Lorenzo Moll Parrón joined Steel Hector & Davis LLP, as an associate with the firm’s real estate practice. Moll Parrón represents clients in the purchase, sale, and development of real estate. Christine Miele Ertl and Erum Siddiqui joined Snell Legal as associates at 700 W. Granada Boulevard, Suite 107, Ormond Beach. Ertl concentrates in the area of business transactions and Siddiqui focuses on business litigation. David B. Honig joined Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.S.C., as a shareholder. Christopher J. Greene joined Brant, Abraham, Reiter, McCormick, P.A. as a shareholder. Greene will continue his practice in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, shareholder and partnership disputes, and litigation involving trusts, estates and probate matters. The firm will now be known as Brant, Abraham, Reiter, McCormick & Greene, P.A. Dean J. Merten has opened The Merten Law Office, P.A., at 1520 10th Avenue North, Suite E in Lake Worth. Merten concentrates his practice in the area of criminal defense. Suzette L. Benitez joined Jorge M. Abril, P.A. as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the areas of building and construction litigation, commercial collections and healthcare reimbursement. Kevin W. Shaughnessy, Joyce Ackerbaum Cox, and Patrick Muldoney joined Baker & Hostetler, L.L.P., in Orlando as partners. Shaughnessy is board certified in labor and employment law. Ackerbaum Cox concentrates her practice in defense of discrimination and harassment lawsuits and conducting and advising clients regarding ADA audits and compliance. Muldoney advises and represents clients in connection with both traditional labor law and employment law issues. Also joining the firm are employment and labor attorneys Tracey L. Ellerson, James W. Seegers, Rexford H. Stephens, Marilyn G. Moran and Lillian Chaves Moon. Marjorie Baron has become a panel mediator with Salmon & Dulberg Mediation Services, Inc. Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton announces the relocation of their offices to 2525 Ponce de Leon, 9th Floor, Coral Gables 33134; phone (305) 372-1800; fax (305) 372-3508; www.kttlaw.com. Min K. Cho and Dianne M. Triplett joined Carlton Fields as associates in the Tampa office. Cho is a member of the construction practice group. Triplett is a member of the products and toxic tort liability practice group. Steven L. Frankl joined Rosenthal & Levy, P.A., in West Palm Beach. Frankl concentrates his practice in representing injured individuals in workers’ compensation and personal injury law. Berman, Kean & Riguera, P.A., announces the relocation of its office to 2101 W. Commercial Blvd., Suite 2800, Ft. Lauderdale 33309; phone (954) 735-0000; fax (954) 735-3636; e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]; [email protected] The firm continues to concentrate in the area of commercial litigation. Kelly M. Fisher has become a partner in Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster, L.L.P., in St. Petersburg and Tampa. The firm concentrates in the defense areas of liability, malpractice, workers’ compensation, employment claims and appeals. Lee Friedland announces the establishment of Friedland & Associates in Davie at 4486 SW 64th Avenue; phone (954)321-8810. The firm will continue to offer legal representation in state and federal courts in relation to medical malpractice, personal injury, and criminal matters. Gordon Hargrove & James, P.A., announced the relocation of its offices from downtown Ft. Lauderdale to 2400 East Commercial Boulevard, Suite 1100, Ft. Lauderdale 33308. Roberta Kohn and Cindy Sarsen announced the formation of Kohn & Sarsen, L.L.P., with offices located at 1535 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 102, Lutz 33548. The firm concentrates on the full service representation of business entities. Terrence R. Holihen, Eric B. Marks and Matthew S. Smith of the real estate practice group of Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando, W. Glenn Jensen of the insolvency and creditors’ rights practice group, Michael W. McNatt of the banking practice group and Harold E. “Hal” Morlan II of the litigation practice group were elected shareholders in the firm. Matthew R. Danahy and David C. Murray announce the formation of Danahy & Murray, P.A. The firm concentrates on representing insureds in first party claims against their insurers. The firm’s office is located at 2304 W. Cleveland St., Suite 100, Tampa 33609; phone (813) 258-3600. Luis E. Viera joined Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster, L.L.P., in St. Petersburg and Tampa. The firm concentrates in the defense areas of liability, malpractice, workers’ compensation, employment claims, and appeals. Kathryn A. Slye joined Katz Barron as an associate in the litigation department. Slye practices in both the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami offices in the areas of general corporate and commercial law, construction litigation, insurance defense, real estate/foreclosure law, condominium and homeowner association law, bankruptcy law, appellate law, and creditor’s rights in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.