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#KindLee Boots from the Bar

Posted by dseitz
on April 20, 2017

BOOTS FROM THE BAR

Whatever road we choose,

it’s always a little easier in a new pair of shoes.”

 

Do you have ANY shoes laying around in ANY condition that you can donate?  The #KindLee Random Act of Kindness Committee is in need of men’s, women’s, and children’s’ shoes.

Please consider donating your extra shoes to the Lee County Bar Association in support of our Random Acts of Kindness initiative.  We are collecting pairs of shoes to donate to the Soles4Soles Charity.  This charity has donated over 30 millions pairs of shoes within the United States and in 127 countries.  The only requirement is that both shoes be present. Find out more at https://soles4souls.org/ .

Every day, there are children who are unable to attend school because they do not have any shoes.  This leaves them without an education and continues the cycle of poverty.  Adults are prevented from working if they do not own a pair of shoes to walk in.  Millions are exposed to unsanitary conditions that lead to diseases, which may lead to sickness, disability, and even death. A new pair of shoes provides relief in many developing nations around the globe, in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the United States and Canada.  In developing nations, walking is the primary mode of transportation. With your help, we can provide a life-changing solution: a good pair of shoes.

We will be collecting shoe donations at the LCBA office and our monthly membership luncheons.  Thank you for considering letting someone walk a mile in your shoes.

 

Offices with Drop Off Boxes:

Kelly Fayer Law PA

Pavese Law Firm

The Law Office Of Shirlarian Williams, PA

 

If you want to have your own dropoff or collection, you can bring any collected shoes to the Lee County Bar Association Office.

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Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at FGCU Evolutionary Women Entrepreneurs Training Session May 16

Posted by conricpr
on April 19, 2017

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will speak at the Evolutionary Women Entrepreneurs: Knowledge Circle panel discussion at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16.  The event is hosted by Florida SBDC Network and coordinated by FGCU. Schwinn, whose practice area includes labor and employment law, will discuss employment matters for businesses conducting business in Florida. Registration for this event is $10. For more information or to register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/2pPtIJe.

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com. Schwinn’s practice areas include employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

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Boy to Present at National Retina Practice Administrators’ Conference in Napa Valley

Posted by conricpr
on April 17, 2017

 Employment Law Attorney Suzanne Boy of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., will present “The Hottest Employment Law Topics in 2017” at the RetNet Forum Spring Meeting, on April 22, 2017 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California. Boy will update attendees on some of the “hot topics” that all employers impacting the workplace, including several wage/hour issues, the status of paid leave laws and LGBT protections, and the intersection of ADA/FMLA issues. She will also offer tips on how best to combat common issues that arise between employers and their employees.

Boy concentrates her practice in employment law, assisting clients with all aspects of employment-related litigation, claims, and client counseling. She frequently speaks to businesses and professional groups on various employment matters, and she is passionate about helping employers proactively and cost-effectively resolve workplace issues.

Boy has been recognized for her professional and community involvement. In 2014, she was named one of Gulfshore Business Magazine’s Forty Under 40, as well as named to Business Observer’s 40 Under 40 list the same year. For six consecutive years, Boy has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine for her work in business litigation and employment & labor. In 2012, she was one of 174 attorneys in the entire state of Florida selected as an “Up and Comer” by Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite.

Boy currently serves on several boards and committees, including SHRM SWFL, Canterbury School Board of Trustees, and the Florida Bar Twentieth Judicial Circuit’s Grievance Committee. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (with honors, 2002), and her law degree from Stetson University College of Law (2006). She can be reached at suzanne.boy@henlaw.com or by phone at 239.344.1403.

Henderson Franklin is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with over 50 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, business and civil litigation, employment law, estate planning, family law, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Since 1924, Henderson Franklin has been assisting clients build their homes, businesses and communities in Southwest Florida. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Sanibel Island and Naples (by appointment only). For more information on Boy, visit www.henlaw.com.

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Pavese Law Firm’s Susan McLaughlin highlights Alternative Dispute Resolution April 28 at The Ins and Outs of Community Association Law 2017

Posted by conricpr
on April 13, 2017


Pavese Law Firm partner Susan McLaughlin will discuss Alternative Dispute Resolution during The Ins and Outs of Community Association Law 2017, presented by the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. The seminar will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at Stetson Law School, located at 1700 N. Tampa St. in Tampa, with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. Those unable to attend in person can register to view the presentation via webcast at www.tinyurl.com/FloridaBarCLE2312R.

McLaughlin’s practice area is focused on condominium and homeowners’ association law, and includes assisting clients with rule enforcement, discrimination charges, insurance claims, breach of contract, and all manner of dispute resolution. McLaughlin is a former arbitrator, mediator, facilitator, and judge pro tem with the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court; former President of the Worker’s Compensation Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association; former faculty member, course planner, and lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute; and has presented seminars and published on numerous legal topics.

This seminar qualifies for seven hours of continuing education credits for condominium and planned development law and real estate. Registration for in-person attendance is available for $250 for members of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, $310 for non-section members and $193 for college faculty or law students. Registration for the webcast is $300 for section members and $360 for non-section members. To learn more or to register, visit www.FloridaBar.org/CLE.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

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Beverly Grady elected President of LCBA Foundation, Inc.

Posted by conricpr
on April 10, 2017

Beverly Grady of Roetzel & Andress has been elected President of the newly created Lee County Bar Association Foundation, Inc. She is one of seven members on the initial Board of Directors, including Secretary Michael Randolph of GrayRobinson, Treasurer John Webb of John Webb Legal Group, and directors: Fort Myers Assistant City Attorney Kristalyn Loson; Shannon Puopolo of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA; Scott Atwood of Scott Atwood Law Firm and Cedric B. Hall of the Law Office of Cedric B.Hall PA.

The Foundation was established to promote provision of legal aid to the indigent, support charitable endeavors benefitting youth and the underprivileged population, promote education and community awareness of the law, and provide the establishment of scholarships.

“It is an honor to serve as President of the inaugural Foundation Board,” stated Ms. Grady. “We look forward to serving the community by provision of legal services to those in need and promoting community awareness of the law.”

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Cardillo Re-Selected To Directorship

Posted by conricpr
on March 29, 2017

Attorney John P. Cardillo, of the Naples law firm of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A., has been selected by the Supreme Court of Florida to serve another three-year term as a Director of the Florida Bar Foundation.  The new term commences July 1, and will be his second three-year term in a row.

Cardillo is a native of Fort Lee, New Jersey. He received his Bachelor’s of Arts from Furman University in 1964, continued on to West Virginia University for graduate work, and subsequently received his JD from the University of South Carolina in 1968.

Throughout his career, Cardillo has been associated with dozens of professional, charitable and social organizations and associations throughout the country, and has been recognized by his peers and other groups for his achievements and humanitarian work numerous times.

The law offices of Cardillo Keith Bonaquist are located at 3550 Tamiami Trail East in Naples. For more information visit CKBlaw.com.

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Justin B. Mazzara Joins Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.

Posted by conricpr
on March 24, 2017

Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. is pleased to announce that Justin B. Mazzara has joined the firm. Mr. Mazzara has practiced law in Southwest Florida since 2007 and will be continuing his practice in the areas of complex business and commercial litigation, real estate, contract disputes, construction, governmental affairs, and employment/non-competition agreements. Mr. Mazzara has a B.A. from the University of West Florida and a J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.

About Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.

Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. is a full service law firm located in Naples, Florida. With over 20 years of service to the Southwest Florida community, Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. stands committed to serving the legal needs of businesses and individuals in the areas of Transactional Real Estate and Business; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; and Trusts & Estates Planning and Administration. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at www.gfpac.com

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Barritt joins Committee to Build New Youth Center

Posted by conricpr
on March 24, 2017

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce that AttorneyAmanda Barritt has joined the Gladiolus Learning & Development Center’s Building Committee. The Building Committee will interview builders, architects, and designers to make recommendations to the Board to replace and construct a new facility. The Center provides educational and developmental child care for children of low-income working families.

Barritt represents residential and commercial condominium, homeowners’ and property owners’ associations, non-profit social and recreational clubs, developers, builders and individuals in all aspects of real estate development, and condominium and property association law. She also handles general real estate legal matters, including drafting contracts and managing title issues in all types of real estate transactions. Barritt frequently writes on these topics on Henderson Franklin’s blog, The Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate. She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Barritt is a member of the Real Estate Investment Society, Real Property Probate & Trust Section and Condominium and Planned Development Committee of The Florida Bar, Lee County Bar Association, and Lee County Association of Women Lawyers. She is also the leader of her daughters’ Girl Scout troop, and a member of an allocations team for the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties.

Barritt received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University (B.I.D., cum laude, 1999) and her law degree from Florida State University (J.D., cum laude, 2003). She can be reached at 239.344.1108 or via email at amanda.barritt@henlaw.com.

Henderson Franklin is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with over 50 attorneys providing legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, trust and estate planning and litigation, family law, business and tort litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property law, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate, land use and environmental law. Since 1924, Henderson Franklin has been assisting clients build their homes, businesses and communities in Southwest Florida and operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Sanibel and Naples (by appointment only). For more information on Barritt or Henderson Franklin, visit www.henlaw.com.

 

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