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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (August 5th, 2020) – Lesser Lesser Landy and Smith, one of Florida’s oldest law firms, has been representing families who have suffered serious personal injury or the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another for over 93 years.  Our team has obtained significant results for our clients who have suffered an injury due to a car accident, nursing home neglect, medical ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
With the new Hurricane season upon us the Bahamian people need our help more than ever. Most of the residents who were displaced are now on neighboring islands, living in dome cities. They cannot get to their home sites to rebuild. Our Self Sustainable Bungalows are built on a homeowners existing land so they have the opportunity to go back and rebuild. All of the materials can be dismantled and ...read more
Categories: Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
Friday, July 31, 2020
Palm Beach Outlets (PalmBeachOutlets.com) will continue monthly drive-thru food distributions in partnership with the Schumacher Auto Group and The Tree of Life Resource Center on the second Friday of the month starting Friday, August 14, 2020 through December 11, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Additional distributions will take place on Fridays, September 11, October 9 and November 13, 2020. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Jones Foster is pleased to announce that Estate Planning and Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, Genny Bernstein, has been named by The Florida Bar’s Elder Law Section as a Member of the Year.  The announcement came during a recent Executive Council meeting in which three Elder Law Section members were recognized for their outstanding service.  Genny was chosen as an award recipient for her ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Jones Foster is proud to announce that Shareholder William G. Smith has been elected president of the East Coast Estate Planning Council Palm Beach County for the 2020-2021 term.  Bill will lead the Council’s Board of Directors in planning and conducting the Council’s Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 season and will host the Council’s monthly meetings during the season.  The East Coast Estate Planning ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 02, 2020
The CPA firm of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. (CDL) is pleased to announce that Rachel Commerford received her CPA license on June 29.             Commerford, a Tax Supervisor, is a graduate of Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business with an emphasis in accounting.             Commerford joined CDL in October 2018.  She ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Jones Foster is pleased to announce that Estate Planning and Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, Genny Bernstein, has been appointed Chair of the Florida Bar’s Elder Law Section Publication Committee for the 2020-2021 term.  As Chair, Genny will be responsible for the publication of the Section’s newsletter,The Elder Law Advocate. Released 3 times per year, the newsletter provides South ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 29, 2020
Jones Foster is pleased to announce the reappointment of several attorneys to serve on Florida Bar Standing Committees. Attorneys have been appointed by The Florida Bar president Dori Foster-Morales for the term beginning July 1, 2020, and will actively participate in the following committees throughout the year, using their experience to further enhance the important work of The Florida ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, June 26, 2020
Jones Foster is pleased to announce that three summer associates have joined the Firm for its 2020 Summer Associate Program. This year’s summer program scheduled to begin at the end of May was delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The accelerated schedule will run from late June through mid-August.  The Firm’s competitive program admits highly accomplished law students who are dedicated to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
By Michael J. Gore Michael Gore served as a featured speaker at a recent Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce webinar on the topic of legal considerations for employers tasked with reopening their businesses and implementing procedures to protect employees in the months following the COVID-19 outbreak. We have outlined the following key considerations and resources for businesses and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Papers/Research
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Jones Foster is proud to announce that Firm Board Member and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Shareholder Peter A. Sachs has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County for a 3-year term.   The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County was founded in 1949 with a mission of providing equal access to our judicial system to qualified and low-income ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Media Contacts:Arlene Allen-Mitchell (954) 270-9666 / allena@ccf.orgNatalie Alatriste (305) 801-8775 / Natalie.alatriste@rbbcommunications.com    WESTON, Fla. – June 10, 2020 – Paul X. Benedetto, MD has been named Chairman of Dermatology at Cleveland Clinic Weston. He will be based at both the Weston and Parkland locations.  Dr. Benedetto specializes in skin cancers and dermatologic surgery. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, June 08, 2020
Jones Foster Litigation Shareholder Joanne M. O’Connor has been appointed by U.S. District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg as Defendants’ Liaison Counsel in the Zantac (Ranitidine) multidistrict products liability litigation.   As Defendants’ Liaison Counsel, Ms. O’Connor holds a pivotal leadership role as the point of contact for the transferee court, charged with expediting the resolution of complex ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, June 05, 2020
Jones Foster is pleased to announce that Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney, Genny Bernstein, has been named by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Palm Beach County chapter (FAWL PBC) as Co-Chair of the Board Certification Committee for the 2020-2021 term.  As Co-Chair, Genny’s focus is to create opportunities for FAWL members to learn more about the importance of becoming Board ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 22, 2020
    Press Release  For immediate release:May 21, 2020Melissa BeierNAI/Merin Hunter CodmanPhone: 561-471-8000mbeier@mhcreal.com      Major Boca Raton Office Campus in Foreclosure Sale-- NAI/Merin Hunter Codman bringing former Canon Solutions Campus to market. --  West Palm Beach, Fla. – The former Canon Solutions America, Inc. customer experience and showroom center, located in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, May 22, 2020
    Press Release  For immediate release:May 22, 2020Melissa BeierNAI/Merin Hunter CodmanPhone: 561-471-8000mbeier@mhcreal.com      MHCommercial Real Estate Fund and Waterfall Asset Management Acquire Prestigious Palm Beach Office Project - Golden Bear Plaza - for $49,750,000-- NAI/Merin Hunter Codman has been retained for the managementand leasing of the property -   West Palm ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
By David E. Bowers, Erica R. Haft The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established by the CARES Act in late March 2020, is a new frontier that has left individuals puzzled. However, the SBA recently issued additional guidance that we hope will provide some clarification. Background To obtain a PPP loan, borrowers are required to complete an application and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Papers/Research
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen.*Do you know what to do? We do. According to Ready.gov, businesses that take the time to create a disaster recovery plan and practice that plan are far more successful in negotiating events that affect their businesses. ServiceMaster by the Specialists is offering you our highly customized Emergency Response Plan, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
By Michael J. Gore While the pandemic continues, much of the nation, including Florida, has shifted its focus on reopening. Naturally, there are a number of legal issues that businesses need to be aware of as the economy begins to restart. We have outlined below some key considerations for businesses and employers. 1) Safety of Employees Employers should be mindful of and comply with ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Papers/Research
Thursday, April 16, 2020
By Michael J. Gore Many employers are rightfully concerned with how best to manage the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on their business, with some considering “furloughing” their employees as a way to mitigate the financial impact. While this trend is increasing in popularity, there are a number of unintended consequences associated with furloughing employees that businesses should consider ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
By Mark H. Dahlmeier and Jesse J. Hap There is no doubt that COVID-19 is affecting every industry and market across the globe. Many impacts of the pandemic remain to be seen, but buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants of residential and commercial properties are already experiencing some of the consequences. Many buyers are wondering if it’s possible that COVID-19 could get them out of a ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Papers/Research
Friday, April 03, 2020
By Robert W. Wilkins, ShareholderWhat you need to know about protecting your privacy while working remotely. The impact of COVID-19 is being felt by individuals and businesses across the country, resulting in many of us working remotely and relying heavily on technology such as Zoom to stay connected. Zoom, the well-known video and web conferencing platform, has seen a sharp rise in use over the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Papers/Research
Friday, April 03, 2020
By David E. Bowers, William G. Smith, Erica R. Haft On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed legislation that contains provisions from the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (referred to as the “SECURE Act”). We have summarized below some key considerations and consequences. Significant Changes The SECURE Act alters how Individual Retirement Accounts (“IRAs”) ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Papers/Research
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Jones Foster Litigation Shareholder, Peter Sachs, was a featured speaker at the Planned Giving Council of Palm Beach County’s monthly breakfast meeting. The gathering provides a forum for members and guests to learn from prominent speakers in various industries and to network with professionals who have a role in designing and implementing philanthropic plans. Mr. Sach’s presentation, entitled, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Monday, March 09, 2020
Bill Smith, Firm Shareholder and a member of the Corporate & Tax and Private Client teams, concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, taxation, and corporate law.   We sat down with Bill to discuss his practice here at Jones Foster, as well as some current issues that may impact clients.  How do you describe your practice to non-attorneys? I ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Client Litigation Risks When Using Ephemeral Messaging Apps By Robert W. Wilkins According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, ephemeral means “lasting a very short time.” A number of messaging apps are designed for this very purpose — to allow messages and photos to self-destruct. SnapChat, Confide, Telegram, Hash, Signal, Wickr and an ever-growing number of similar messaging apps promote ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Papers/Research
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Jones Foster is proud to announce that Litigation Shareholder, Steven Rothman, has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).    Membership in ABOTA is by invitation-only and is considered to be one of the most prestigious affiliations for trial attorneys. All members must meet a list of professional requirements as well as extol the virtues of civility, integrity, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The CPA firm of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. (CDL) has made the “2019 All-Stars in Niche Specialization” list in the January 2020 edition of INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA).            CDL was recognized for being one of the top five CPA firms in the nation for deriving a high percentage of revenue from the specialty practice area of High Net Worth Clients.   “We are ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Monday, February 24, 2020
Jones Foster was a proud sponsor of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 2020 Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals, which took place at the Meyer Amphitheater on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach on February 22, 2020. As a corporate sponsor of the event’s Pet Costume Contest, Firm Shareholder Theo Kypreos and Attorney Erica Haft were selected to serve as Judges alongside WPBF TV’s Ron ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, February 21, 2020
StarGroup Books, a locally based book production company, has released a hardcover coffee table book, entitled, Music & Memories: Palm Beach County 2020. The company solicited feedback from “community voices” late last year and received submissions from Palm Beach County residents and local music professionals in the form of thoughts, anecdotes, and insights, which are featured in the book and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Friday, February 14, 2020
Litigation Shareholder Joanne O’Connor was a featured speaker at The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section’s Civil Trial Update & Board Certification CLE course.   Her presentation, entitled ‘Recent Developments in Business Litigation’, discussed topics including; The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice Act (FDUTPA); the rise of the independent tort doctrine; proposals for settlement; and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, February 13, 2020
“When I sit down with a client, I look at the big picture. I consider the individual, their family situation, medical and emotional needs (short-term and long-term), possible government benefits available (Medicaid, Veterans benefits), tax implications, and then I assist in determining the best plan for their circumstances.” – Genny BernsteinElder Law is a complex and highly specialized area of ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Thomas J. Baird, Land Use & Governmental Practice Group Co-Chair, is a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in City, County, and Local Government Law, and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners as a land use planner. We sat down with Tom to get a little more information about his background and his practice here at Jones Foster.  How do you describe your practice to ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
By Robert W. Wilkins Best practices for defense counsel when working with insurance adjusters in construction cases A typical construction project involves the owner, the design professionals (architects and engineers), the general contractor, and numerous subcontractors. When something goes wrong and litigation ensues, there are many potential defendants. Which of these defendants you ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Papers/Research
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Litigation Shareholders Rob Wilkins and Joanne O’Connor served as panelist and moderator, respectively, at the Palm Beach County Bar Association (PBCBA) Judicial Relations Committee ESI Discovery Luncheon, held at the Judge Daniel T. K. Hurley Courthouse.   The Judicial Relations Committee presented “A Practitioners Guide to Federal and Florida ESI Discovery”, with panelists assembled to ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, January 24, 2020
Jones Foster Impact, a firmwide community program, was announced this week by the Board of Directors. Jones Foster Impact will offer all employees a platform to collaborate, engage, and collectively impact the community through efforts designed to support local charitable organizations.   Board Member and Litigation Shareholder, Theo Kypreos, expects that many positive outcomes will result from ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, FL  (January 21, 2020) - Urban Design Kilday Studios (UDKS), an urban design, planning and landscape architecture firm with more than 42 years of industry leadership in Palm Beach County, has named Robert Dinsmore as a Principal. Dinsmore, an award-winning, licensed Professional Landscape Architect, is considered to be part of the next generation of leadership at UDKS as the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Lake Park, Fla. – (January 10, 2020) – Lake Park, Florida-based Forest Development has received unanimous approval from the Town of Lake Park to build Nautilus 211, a 332-unit, 1.15 million sq. ft. luxury condominium project with mixed use components that will rise along the Intracoastal Waterway, overlooking the Lake Park Harbor Marina. Nautilus 211 will be the largest development project in the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Jones Foster Corporate attorney, Kevin T. Lamb, represented Grain & Barrel Spirits brand, Dixie Vodka, in a multi-year sponsorship deal as the first official vodka of NASCAR. A certified South Carolina product, Dixie Vodka is the largest premium craft vodka produced in the Southeast and is one of the fastest-growing spirit brands in the United States. The NASCAR partnership represents a major ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, December 13, 2019
Jones Foster is proud to announce that Land Use and Governmental Shareholder, John “Skip” Randolph, has received a Proclamation of the Mayor of the Town of Palm Beach, Gail Coniglio, in appreciation of his 40 years of service to the Town of Palm Beach.   Mayor Coniglio proclaimed the date of December 11, 2019, a day of gratitude for his outstanding commitment to the community.Mr. Randolph began ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, December 02, 2019
Peter Sachs, Litigation Shareholder and the 2020 Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" for Trusts & Estates Litigation in West Palm Beach, represents individuals and institutions in the prosecution and defense of complex trust and estate, guardianship, and commercial litigation matters. Peter is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Litigation Shareholder and Practice Group Leader, Rob Wilkins, has been reappointed as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Data Breach and Internet Subcommittee and the E-Discovery Subcommittee, both a part of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee (CBL). As the largest and most active section of Litigation within the ABA, the CBL focuses on issues facing litigators with ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Jones Foster Litigation Shareholder, Grasford W. Smith, was appointed to the Chief Justice’s Advisory Committee for the Pro Bono Service Awards by the Florida Supreme Court. Each year, the Florida Supreme Courtand The Florida Bar give special recognition to lawyers, groups, and members of the judiciary who make public service commitments of their time and expertise in ensuring access to justice ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
West Palm Beach, Fla. – (November 12, 2019) – For the third consecutive year, West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction has been named a recipient of the prestigious Eagle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter at their 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards. The Eagle Award, given to best-in-class projects, was presented to Verdex for Central Gardens ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, November 11, 2019
PRESIDENTIAL PERSPECTIVES: SCOTT HAWKINS, 2011-12This article was first published on FloridaBar.org, October 10, 2019 As part of a project to document the history of The Florida Bar, the former presidents were asked to comment on the same three questions.Q: How would you like to be remembered as a lawyer and a former Bar president? Hawkins: The opportunity to serve as president of The Florida ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Photo: L-R, Don McClintock, Brenda Star, Alexander J. Dreyfoos, Jr. West Palm Beach, November 11, 2019 – West Palm Beach-based philanthropist and Arts patron, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., will contribute his thoughts on the significance of music and its impact on the community, in an upcoming coffee table book being produced by StarGroup Books, entitled, Music & Memories: Palm Beach County. ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Jones Foster is proud to announce that Litigation and Private Client Attorney, Kelly A. Gardner, has been appointed Chair of the Arts4All Florida - Palm Beach County (A4AFL-PBC) Steering Committee for a 2-year term. Kelly has been involved with A4AFL-PBC for several years as a member of the Fundraising Committee for the organization’s annual golf tournament, and previously served as Vice-Chair of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, November 04, 2019
LAKE WORTH BEACH, FL (November 4, 2019) --  Timed to the first day of FOCUS, a week of art and cultural programing in Downtown Lake Worth Beach, the Lake Worth Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) today unveiled a new logo for the CRA district that reflects and relates to its mission and the key characteristic of the City’s ‘brand personality.’ It also released a new, illustrated map of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, November 01, 2019
Jones Foster is pleased to announce that the Firm has been named to the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list for West Palm Beach in the below practice areas.  The annual report rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that uses quantitative data, client surveys, and lawyer peer reviews resulting in a comprehensive guide of the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. To be ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Jones Foster is pleased to announce that Litigation Shareholder, Joanne O’Connor, has been appointed as President of the Federal Bar Association Palm Beach County Chapter for a one-year term.  Previously Joanne served as the President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Chapter. As President, Joanne will support the Association’s mission to strengthen the federal legal system and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Jones Foster is proud to announce the addition of Carlee Rizzolo as an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group, and Jesse Hap as an Associate in the Real Estate practice group.  Both will be based in the Firm’s West Palm Beach office.  Carlee and Jesse participated in the 2018 Jones Foster Summer Program, and the decision to hire both University of Florida Levin ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 23, 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (September 23, 2019) – Driftwood Hospitality Management has appointed three industry-leading executives to launch Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown, the brand's first Canopy in Florida. The Canopy will feature a full complement of locally-inspired design features, amenities and menu selections from hyper-local, favorite food and beverage sources when the hotel opens ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Jones Foster is proud to announce that 13 attorneys, representing the Firm’s 5 main practice groups, have been named “Top Lawyers” 2019 by Palm Beach Illustrated.  Palm Beach Illustrated, a luxury lifestyle magazine, debuted in 1952 and is distributed from Boca Raton to Vero Beach. This annual honor is the result of a peer-review nomination survey sent to all certified lawyers throughout Palm ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Jones Foster is proud to announce that Litigation & Dispute Resolution Shareholder, Grasford Smith, has been appointed to the American Heart Association’s Palm Beach County Board of Directors and will serve as the Chair of the Leadership Development Committee. Grasford will work alongside many notable business and community leaders to lead the fight against heart disease and stroke and further ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Jones Foster is proud to announce that nearly half of the Firm’s attorneys have been named in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a prestigious legal peer-review publication that recognizes the top 5 percent of lawyers in private practice in the nation. This annual guide of outstanding attorneys is the result of exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
West Palm Beach, Fla. – (August 7, 2019) – West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction announces it has been selected to build The Sovana at Stuart, a 55+ resort-style rental community in Stuart, Florida. Developed by United Group of Companies, The Sovana at Stuart consists of 182 one- and two-bedroom apartments in three- and four-story buildings, plus a stand-alone, 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse at 1950 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 17, 2019
By Scott G. Hawkins | Grasford W. Smith | Jacob Z. CoatesPart I in a 5-part series Is it wise to pursue arbitration as a form of alternative dispute resolution? This is an important consideration for both practitioners and clients. For many types of practitioners — from the transactional attorney considering including an arbitration clause in an agreement to the litigation attorney deciding ...read more
Categories: Papers/Research, Press Release
Friday, May 31, 2019
West Palm Beach, FL - Scott Hawkins, Litigation Shareholder and the Firm’s Vice-Chair, was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Service Award by the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  The Distinguished Service Award is conferred upon an alum who has contributed outstanding service over an extended period toward the progress and activities of the law school and its students.  Presenting the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 20, 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - May 20, 2019 – Jones Foster is pleased to announce that Stanley D. Klett, Jr. has joined the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group as Senior Counsel.  Stan will be based in the Firm’s Jupiter office, bolstering the scope of core practice groups represented at the North Palm Beach County location.  Stan is a Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
West Palm Beach, Fla. – (May 15, 2019) – West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction announces a May 22 groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for The Pointe on Westshore, a luxury multi-family apartment and townhome community in Tampa, FL, being developed by Jupiter, FL-based Index Investments. This marks Verdex’s first project beyond Florida’s east coast.  The Pointe on ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 9, 2019) – The law firm of Sachs Sax Caplan announced today that Michael E. Chapnick, Esq., has joined the firm’s Boca Raton office. Chapnick is a Florida Bar-certified specialist in Condominium and Planned Unit Development Law. He has focused his nearly 25-year career in representing community associations on a variety of issues ranging from day-to-day operations to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
For immediate release:March 26, 2019Melissa BeierNAI/Merin Hunter CodmanPhone: 561-471-8000mbeier@mhcreal.com      Industry Leaders Recognizing Industry Leaders -- NAI/Merin Hunter Codman receives top CoStar, South Florida Business Journal, SIOR, CCIM and NAIOP commercial real estate awards and recognition. --    West Palm Beach, Fla. – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Palm Beach County’s ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 25, 2019
The Buzz! Beeline Commons coming to the Palm Beach Park of Commerce-- NAI/Merin Hunter Codman tapped to lease the retail development at Beeline Commons. --    West Palm Beach, Fla. – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Palm Beach County’s leading commercial real estate firm, announces the retail leasing assignment of Palm Beach Park of Common’s Beeline Commons, 15519 Beeline Highway, 15279, 15319, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
West Palm Beach, Fla. – (December 4, 2018) – – West Palm Beach-based board certified civil trial attorney Hampton Keen announces the formation of Keen Law Group, a legal practice focused on personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability cases.  With more than 20 years practicing as one of Florida’s most respected personal injury litigators, Keen has achieved verdicts and settlements ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, November 15, 2018
West Palm Beach, Fla. – (November 15, 2018) – – West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction has appointed Jeff Attanasio to the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Attanasio, a 25-year construction industry veteran, will manage operational oversight, establish high-quality training programs for staff, and extend efforts toward operational consistency, among other duties. In ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, October 18, 2018
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 18, 2018) — “Talk to Me!”That’s the inviting message that will soon be seen on jacket lapels, shirt collars, purse straps and briefcases around Downtown West Palm Beach.  The conversation bubble-shaped pins are not just a new fashion statement, but part of a larger effort by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to spark friendly conversations and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 08, 2018
West Palm Beach, Fla. – (October 8, 2018) – West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction announces the start of construction of a TownePlace Suites by Marriott Hotel in Port St. Lucie, FL. The five-story building at 10460 SW Village Parkway will include 128 guest rooms, totaling 83,000 sq. ft. on 3.6 acres. The developer is PSL Hospitality, LLLP.   “Verdex is strategically expanding its portfolio ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 27, 2018
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (September 26, 2018) -- -- West Palm Beach-based MorseLife Health System, a nationally-recognized provider of senior health care, housing and support services, announces the appointment of Richard P. Kropp, Ed.D, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, as Vice-President of Human Resources.  In this multi-faceted role, Kropp is responsible for the development and implementation of all human ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
West Palm Beach, Fla. – (September 10, 2018) – – West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction has appointed Andrew Colb as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Colb, a certified public accountant, brings more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. As Verdex CFO, he will be responsible for leading financial oversight and direction.  “Since launching Verdex in 2014, we have ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, August 31, 2018
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 30, 2018) – West Palm Beach, Florida-based One Parking announces that it has assumed operations and management of the Rockefeller Center Parking Garage in New York City, effective July 1, 2018.  Rockefeller Center is one of New York City’s most iconic attractions, located in the heart of Midtown. Composed of 19 buildings covering 22 acres, Rockefeller Center ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
 WEST PALM BEACH, FL. (July 26, 2018) – MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza in Downtown West Palm Beach is launching extensive additions to its menu based on customer requests for additional dining choices. In addition to its current offerings of pizza, salads, appetizers and desserts, MidiCi has added pasta dishes, calzones and three fresh-made soups, along with new appetizers and desserts. MidiCi, which ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, and today announced nearly one-third of its lawyers were named to Super Lawyers. The 2018 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine recognized 218 professionals, including 83 Rising Stars. In Florida, Partners David Ackerman and Katherine Giddings were named to the Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers and Top 50 Florida Women Super ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Firm Lawyers Named Among Best in M&A, Real Estate, Land Use, Construction, Immigration, and Tax Law Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that The Legal 500 has ranked the firm as a first tier law firm for land use and zoning in the Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning category. Akerman is one of only eight firms in the United States to share this ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 11, 2018
Combined Firm to Have Over 725 Attorneys Across 11 States and the District of Columbia  Columbia, SC (June 11, 2018): Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and Broad and Cassel LLP announced today that both partnerships have approved an agreement to combine effective August 1, 2018, to be known in Florida as Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel.  Both firms’ partnerships voted overwhelmingly to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Addition of Leadership Role Will Help Drive and Implement Firm StrategyAkerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced Scott A. Meyers has been named managing partner. An integral member of firm leadership, Meyers will help create, implement and drive enterprise-wide initiatives.  “Scott is a proven leader, accomplished member of our management team and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 04, 2018
Firm Lawyers Ranked Among the Best in Corporate, Real Estate, and Tax Law   Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, was once again recognized by leading legal guide Chambers and Partners as one of the nation’s most prominent law firms in middle market mergers and acquisitions, and for complex work within the financial services and real estate sectors. The 2018 ...read more
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced David I. Spector has commenced his 3-year term as the firm’s ninth chairman and CEO, effective February 1, 2018. He succeeds Andrew Smulian, who concludes a remarkable decade-long tenure as chairman and CEO.   “It is the highest professional honor to serve as chairman and CEO of Akerman,” said Spector. “I ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Monday, November 20, 2017
West Palm Beach, Fla. – (November 20, 2017) – West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction has been named as an ‘Eagle Award’ winner for its High Ridge Landing Apartments project in suburban Boynton Beach. The prestigious award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Southeast Florida Chapter was handed out at its 2017 Excellence in Construction Awards. The Eagle Award, given to ...read more
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Thursday, November 02, 2017
Firm Again Achieves Top Rankings in Corporate, M&A, Real Estate, and Litigation Practice Areas  Top 100 U.S. law firm Akerman has once again been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers as among the “Best Law Firms” in the United States. The firm earned a record 35 national practice rankings, recognized for its corporate, real estate, and litigation teams, among others. The firm also increased its ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, November 02, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2017) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced it has been named among the 2018 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The annual rankings recognize the top law firms in the country for professional excellence.  Ranked firms are presented in tiers and listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Broad and Cassel saw seven national and numerous ...read more
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Lawyers Recognized for Leading Cuba and International Arbitration Practices  Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, is recognized by Chambers among the world’s leading law firms in Latin America, with standout lawyers handling complex disputes and transactions throughout the region.  The firm’s Cuba practice was again recognized among the six best in the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Firm Earns Top Rankings in Private Equity Dealmaking Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, has been recognized by PitchBook as among the most active law firms in M&A and private equity in the United States, based on the number of deals completed in the second quarter of 2017. Akerman also earned top rankings for its experience in private equity buyout ...read more
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
SOUTH FLORIDA (Sept. 6, 2017) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced 28 attorneys from the firm’s four South Florida offices have been included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. In total, 45 of the firm’s attorneys were recognized from six offices across the state.  Additionally, two South Florida attorneys were named a “Lawyer of the Year,” a designation held by only one ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Aug. 23, 2017— Patricia Lebow, the founding partner of Broad and Cassel’s West Palm Beach office, today announced plans to transition from her role as managing partner of the office. Clifford Hertz, co-chair of the firm's Land Use and Environmental Law Department and a member of the Real Estate and Government Relations Practice Groups, has been selected by Broad and Cassel ...read more
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