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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Several Jones Foster attorneys have been reappointed by Florida Bar President-elect Michael Tanner to serve on Florida Bar Standing Committees for the term beginning July 1, 2021. The attorneys will use their experience to further the committees’ goals and enhance the important work of The Florida Bar.Shareholder Roberto M. Vargas and Of Counsel H. Adams Weaver have been reappointed to the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Your property taxes are the largest single source of revenue for Palm Beach County, funding everything from parks and recreation to public safety to the community services we depend on every day.  More than one-third of your total countywide property tax bill is used by the County to pay for programs and services in our community. My office is responsible for providing you with a clear view of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
For the 2nd year in a row, the Children’s Trust (a Webauthor client) has received a national Technology Innovation award from Government Technology magazine.      The first award in 2019 was for Trust Central, the system that automates the Children’s Trust processes. Data is tracked as it moves from one business process to another, and program metrics integrate nearly double the data points as ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
WEST PALM BEACH – North America’s leading association for government finance experts has awarded the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller its highest honors for providing Palm Beach County residents with clear information about their tax dollars.  For the eighth consecutive year, the Clerk’s office has earned the “Triple Crown” of awards from the Government Finance Officers Association ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
Jones Foster Litigation Practice Group Leader and Shareholder Robert W. Wilkins served as a panelist at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) South Florida 11th Annual CLE Conference. The conference was held in person at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL and virtually via Zoom, offering a platform for members to discuss the use and rapid evolution of technology in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 03, 2021
Gulfstream Goodwill Transforms Lives Through Empowerment, Education, and Employment West Palm Beach, FL — Every year during the first full week of May, Goodwill organizations across the United States and Canada celebrate Goodwill Industries Week to highlight the mission of local Goodwills— Changing Lives through Employment, Training, and Housing. This year, Goodwill Week runs May 2 ­– 8. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, April 30, 2021
Doane & Doane, PA is please to announce the addition of attorney Joanne H. Rogers as a member of the firm. Ms. Rogers has previously practiced in South Florida at boutique estate planning firms. She also held various key estate planning and trust administration positions within a national financial institution both in California and in New York City, consulting with the organization’s clients ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, April 29, 2021
WEST PALM BEACH – Looking for a new career opportunity? The Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, Palm Beach County wants you to join its team.  The Clerk’s office will hold its first Virtual Career Fair from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 to recruit candidates for multiple positions at its offices throughout Palm Beach County.  Career opportunities are available in all areas of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
WEST PALM BEACH – The Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s new website makes it easier than ever to access the office’s online services and public records.  The new MyPalmBeachClerk.com allows visitors to quickly get to the office’s most popular services, including records searches, marriage licenses, traffic ticket payments and more. The website’s service-focused design reduces the number ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, April 23, 2021
Webauthor, the Palm Beach County based software technology firm that develops cloud-based business applications designed to streamline and automate essential business functions, recently celebrated its 25th year in business.     Mario Rodrigues, co-founder and CEO previously served as the Director of Web Development for Spherion Corporation.  At the time, Spherion (later sold to Randstad) was ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Friday, April 23, 2021
WEST PALM BEACH – After a national search, Dr. Brian Strow was appointed dean of the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business. Strow comes from Western Kentucky University, where he served as the BB&T professor for the study of capitalism and director of the WKU Center for the Study of Capitalism. During his 21 years at WKU, Strow served as the president of the Kentucky Economic Association, was ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Education, Community
Friday, April 23, 2021
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – James A. Knapp has joined Palm Beach Atlantic University as senior director of development. Knapp came to PBA last month from The Cushman School, a private, non-profit pre-K-12 school in Miami where he served as chief strategy officer. In that role, he worked alongside the head of school, board and faculty to build a vision and corresponding development strategy to meet ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community
Friday, April 23, 2021
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic University’s LeMieux Center for Public Policy has named two new members to its advisory board.     James C. (Jim) Jenkins is past chair of the University Board of Trustees and executive vice president of Esko Inc., a Palm Beach-based family office/private investment firm. He has more than 30 years experience starting and growing businesses in real ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Local Culinary and Business Professionals Team Up to Launch ‘QuenchTime,’ A Dining and Charity Program to Support Area Restaurants     NORTH PALM BEACH, FL – A group of local business and culinary leaders have teamed up to launch QuenchTime, a creative loyalty program that provides diners with exclusive offers at participating restaurants. The initiative was designed to support area ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Litigation and Private Wealth attorney, Kelly A. Gardner, served as a co-moderator and co-chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s (PBCBA) virtual Bench Bar Conference Probate and Guardianship Session. The combined session was geared to lawyers and paralegals interested in probate, trust, and guardianship practice, and offered attendees an introduction to current Probate and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Jones Foster is pleased to announce that Litigation Shareholder Roberto M. Vargas has been named Vice Chair of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group.   Rob will work closely with Litigation Practice Group Leader, Robert W. Wilkins, providing leadership to the expanding litigation team as well as establishing priorities, strategy, and fostering further growth. “Our litigation ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 05, 2021
West Palm Beach, Fla. (April 5, 2021) – The YMCA of the Palm Beaches is pleased to announce that Courtney Lovely Evans has joined as their newest board member.  Lovely Evans joins a team of well-respected and highly involved community leaders committed to promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.   Lovely Evans currently serves as the Director of Athletics for Palm ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Jones Foster Vice-Chair and Litigation Shareholder, Scott G. Hawkins, served as a panel speaker at the National Association of Legal Fee Analysis (NALFA) continuing legal education webinar titled, “Proving Attorney Fees in Court”. Geared to an audience of litigators from across the U.S. as well as journalists from national industry publications and news outlets, the program discussed a range of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, March 19, 2021
Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeffrey C. Boes to Chief Information Officer.   Jeffrey (“Jeff”) will be celebrating his 12th year with LLW next week. When asked about what he finds most rewarding about his career choice, he answers without hesitation “I like helping others become more efficient with technology—which allows them to be the best at what they ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 15, 2021
Jones Foster is proud to announce that the South Florida Legal Guide 2021 has named several Shareholders to their annual “Top Lawyers” list. For more than 2 decades the South Florida Legal Guide has been a valuable resource, using peer nominations to determine the most well-regarded attorneys in the community, in addition to a review process that weighs factors such as board certifications, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, October 08, 2020
By William G. Smith & Brittany E. Cobb  There are a number of steps that can be taken this year to reduce your future estate tax liability, should certain tax proposals be enacted.  Depending on the outcome of the November 3rd elections, Congress could make immediate and substantial changes to the tax code, including significantly reducing the estate and gift tax exemption amounts and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Shareholder David E. Bowers, head of Jones Foster’s Corporate & Tax  and Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates practice groups, was a featured speaker at The Florida Bar Tax Section’s 2020 fall meeting.  The four-day virtual gathering included committee and division meetings, networking events, and a full day of continuing legal education (CLE) presentations by leaders in the field on the topic of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Enforceability of E-Signatures, E-Notarization and E-Witnesses in Florida Transactions By L. Benton Alexander, Jr. and Laura D. MaxwellThe current pandemic has made obtaining original signatures and having documents witnessed and notarized difficult, if not impossible at times. This has particularly affected real estate transactions in Florida, where, like other states, certain documents must ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
     NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Kossove, Director of Communication 561.514.3388megan.kossove@elcpalmbeach.org   THE “ANY TIME IS 3Ts TIME” CAMPAIGN COMES TO PALM BEACH COUNTY, THANKS TO THE PNC FOUNDATION Free, bilingual resources will empower hundreds of parents statewide to advance brain development for children birth to age three   Palm Beach County, ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Jones Foster is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys, Laura D. Maxwell and Brittany E. Cobb, to the Firm’s West Palm Beach office.    Laura Maxwell has joined the Real Estate practice group, while Brittany Cobb has joined the Firm’s Corporate & Tax and Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates practice groups.   These hires denote the Firm’s resilience and commitment to its clients ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, August 21, 2020
Jones Foster is proud to announce that nearly half of the Firm’s attorneys have been named in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a prestigious legal peer-review publication that recognizes the top 5 percent of practicing lawyers in the nation. This annual guide of outstanding attorneys is the result of exhaustive peer-review surveys of leading lawyers about the professional ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Litigation Shareholder Joanne O’Connor served as co-moderator for the Palm Beach County Bar Association (PBCBA) webinar entitled, “Civility and Good Practice: Navigating Complex Cases During the Pandemic.” The webinar featured a distinguished panel of federal and state court judges, including U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, August 14, 2020
By Kevin T. Lamb, Corporate Law Senior Counsel and Hanna B. Rubin, Intern, 2020 Summer Associate Program In a year that has come to be defined in large part by a global pandemic, many businesses have faced challenges they were not prepared to weather. As a result, mergers and acquisitions involving distressed companies (commonly known as “distressed M&A”) have increasingly attracted the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Papers/Research
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
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
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: Papers/Research, General News Article, Press Release
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: Press Release, General News Article
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
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: General News Article, Press Release
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: Press Release, General News Article, Community
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: General News Article, 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
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
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
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
Categories: Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release
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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