September 1, 2011 On the Move September 1, 2011 On the Move On the Move Carlos R. Arias has been named a partner with Clayton & McCulloh in Maitland. Arias’ practice areas include collections, mortgage foreclosure, bankruptcy, eminent domain, covenant enforcement, litigation, corporate governance, and contract and document drafting and interpretation. Tracy L. Kramer, Maureen G. Pearcy, and Edward T. Sylvester have become partners with Hinshaw & Culbertson in Miami. Kramer represents insurers in first- and third-party insurance coverage disputes during litigation and in the pre-suit claims process. Pearcy represents clients in appeals in state and federal courts and provides appellate assistance and advice to trial attorneys during litigation. Sylvester represents insurers in complex insurance coverage disputes, including common law and bad faith litigation. Paul J. Gamm has become a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson in Ft. Lauderdale. Gamm defends clients in cases involving retail and hospitality liability, pharmacy negligence, automobile and trucking accidents, products liability, and medical malpractice. Kristina L. Marsh has become a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson in Tampa. Marsh represents insurers in first- and third-party insurance coverage matters. Much of her practice focuses on defending first-party property coverage claims and defending insurers in sinkhole matters. James Doddo has joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Miami as an associate. Doddo focuses on commercial dealings, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate matters. James R. Green, Jr., has joined Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse as an associate in its Pensacola office. He practices primarily in the areas of general civil litigation, plaintiff and defense personal injury, estate litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. David F. Bear has joined McIntosh, Sawran & Cartaya in Orlando as an associate in the medical malpractice and professional negligence division. Rue & Ziffra has opened a satellite office in Suite 213 of the MainStreet DeLand Center, 101 N. Woodland Blvd. The firm’s nine attorneys — who handle cases ranging from automobile and motorcycle accidents to medical malpractice, wrongful death, and Social Security disability — now can work from the new DeLand office suite, as well as the company’s main office at 632 Dunlawton Ave. in Port Orange, and the Flagler County office at 389 Palm Coast Parkway in Palm Coast. Lorenzo Cobiella has joined Fowler White Burnett in Miami as an associate. Cobiella’s practice will focus on wealth preservation, probate of guardianships, trusts and estates, and probate litigation. Wade Bowden has joined Greenberg Traurig in West Palm Beach as a shareholder. Bowden is board certified in business litigation and works in the areas of complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, probate litigation, products liability, construction, and wrongful death. Elias Leonard Dsouza of the Dsouza Law Group, P.A., has opened a new office at 111 N. Pine Island Road, #205, in Plantation 33324. The firm concentrates in foreclosure defense and consumer rights issues. Bernard T. King has become associated with Rubinstein & Holz in Ft. Myers. King will focus on family and marital law. Carlos Salup has joined Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo as an associate in Coral Gables. Salup concentrates on cases involving catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims. Richard Schevis has joined Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo as an associate in Coral Gables. Schevis primarily practices in the area of civil litigation, with a focus on personal injury, premises liability, products liability, and insurance coverage cases. Brian Kelley has joined Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo as an assocaite in Coral Gables. Kelley focuses in the areas of insurance defense and corporate litigation. Shelley Murray and Sebastian Poprawski have joined Kaye & Bender in Pompano Beach and practice community association law. Robert A. Kingsford has opened Kingsford Law Offices, P.A., at 151 Southhall Lane, Suite 130, Maitland 32751, (321-280-4707) where he will continue to practice insurance defense involving complex and suspicious auto, property, and medical claims. Robert J. Edwards has become a partner with the Law Offices of Behar, Gutt & Glazer in Aventura. Stephanie J. Alger has joined William R. Wohlsifer, P.A., in Tallahassee as an associate. She will focus on commercial litigation, debt collection, and product liability. Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco has opened an office in Miami, its first office outside of Georgia. Ricardo “Rick” Gomez and Dan Wasserstein have joined the firm in Florida and will represent community associations, lenders, individuals, and corporations. Raymond M. O’Steen, Jr., has joined Smith Hulsey & Busey in Jacksonville. O’Steen will focus on advising banks and other creditors concerning various lending matters, including loan originations, loan sales, debt restructuring and workout transactions, foreclosures, and sales of foreclosed property. Andrew Kurt Hoek has joined the Pavese Law Firm in Ft. Myers as an associate. Hoek’s practice areas include land use, environmental, real estate, and real estate-related litigation. Andrea M. Roebuck has joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver in Sarasota. She will focus her practice in the area of workers’ compensation defense. James F. Turner, Jr., has opened the James Turner Law Firm, LLC, located at 5216 Willing Street, Suite B, Milton 32570, phone (850) 983-0725, [email protected] The firm focuses on family law, juvenile law, criminal defense, and general practice. has joined the Dills’ practice focuses on family law and civil litigation. David da Silva Cornell has become a partner with Boyd & Jenerette in its new Miami office. Cornell will practice corporate law, international and domestic business transactions, and nonprofit law. Rayford Taylor has joined Casey Gilson P.C., in Atlanta as of counsel. Taylor’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation defense and appellate law, representing employers, insureds, self-insureds, and servicing agents in Georgia and Florida. His practice also includes administrative and governmental law and legislation consultation. Ruben E. Socarras of the Law Office of Ruben E. Socarras, P.A., has moved to 101 Plaza Real South, Suite 207, Boca Raton 33432. Socarras concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, employment law, and personal injury. Christopher Smith has been named a partner in Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, in Ft. Myers. Carlos J. Bonilla has joined Lynch & Robbins Law Firm as an equity partner and will be the managing partner of the Orlando office. Bonilla focuses on complex civil litigation and transactional matters, business law, real estate law, construction law, land use and zoning law, and management of operations. Sara Blackwell has joined Lynch & Robbins Law Firm in St. Petersburg as an associate, focusing on federal court litigation, jurisdictional challenges, employment law, and general civil and business litigation. Daniel Cervantes has joined Hogan Lovells in Miami as an associate in the international arbitration/litigation practice group. Paul P. McMahon has joined Colin C. Cushnie and they have opened The Law Firm of Cushnie & McMahon, P. L., located in St. Lucie West. McMahon concentrates in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Florida Health Law Center has opened a new office at 10200 W. State Road 84, Suite 106, Davie 33324, phone (954) 358-0155. Max Eggleston has joined Carlton Fields in St. Petersburg as an associate in the real property litigation practice group. Robert C. Clark announces the relocation of his law office to 1612 20th Street in Vero Beach, phone (772) 569-4555. Marili Cancio and Norma Echarte have formed Cancio Johnson & Echarte PL, a women-owned transactional law firm with offices in Boca Raton and Miami. The firm will announce its opening in Ft. Myers. Debra Hill has joined FSB FisherBroyles as a partner and will open a Jacksonville office of the Atlanta-based firm. She joins the franchise law and intellectual property groups. Haywood M. Ball has opened Haywood M. Ball, P.A., located at 341 West Forsyth Street, Jacksonville 32202, phone (904) 354-2232. Ball practices in the areas of real estate, wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate law.
Long-standing Wigan firms Alker & Ball and Healds Solicitors are to merge to create a seven-partner firm ABH Law, offering commercial, personal injury, conveyancing, employment, wills and probate, and family services.