Maritime Lawyer Amanda Ross to Discuss "Laws Southwest Florida Boat Owners Need to Know"

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Maritime Attorney Amanda Sharkey Ross will present to the Rotary Club of Fort Myers on May 17 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater. During her interactive discussion, she will provide information on boating... - May 13, 2022

Iman Zekri Elected to the Association of Family Law Professionals Leadership

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Divorce, Marital and Family Law attorney Iman Zekri has been elected as Secretary of the Board of the Association of Family Law Professionals (AFLP). The AFLP is an organization based in Lee County, Florida,... - April 22, 2022

Henderson Franklin Adds Former JAG Lawyer Peter Kamm to Litigation Team

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Peter Kamm has joined the firm as a stockholder in the Tort & Insurance Litigation Department. He brings nearly two decades of trial acumen and today represents insurance carriers in... - April 02, 2022

Monica Schmucker Re-Elected President of Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Tort and Insurance Litigation attorney Monica Schmucker has been re-elected as President of the Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club. As described on www.fmb-wc.org, “the mission of the Woman’s... - March 27, 2022

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Business Litigation Attorney Gary Rhodes

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Gary D. Rhodes, Jr. has joined the firm as an associate in the Business Litigation Department. He assists clients involved in business disputes, specifically in matters of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty,... - February 19, 2022

Amanda Barritt Joins Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder Amanda Barritt has been inducted to the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Inc. She has committed to a four-year term during which she will “impart the wisdom and... - February 16, 2022

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Estate Planning Attorney Amanda Dorio

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Amanda M. Dorio has joined the firm’s Wills, Trust & Estate Planning department. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and Wisconsin. Dorio shares: “I’ve always admired... - February 16, 2022

Mark Nieds Elected Stockholder at Henderson Franklin

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Attorney Mark Nieds was elected a stockholder. From the inception of the firm’s IP group, Nieds has distinguished himself as a zealous proponent for protecting entrepreneurs and creative minds. - January 29, 2022

Shannon Puopolo Elected President of Lee County Bar Association Foundation

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder Shannon M. Puopolo has been elected President of the Lee County Bar Association Foundation. For the last five consecutive years, she has chaired the Lee County Bar Association’s Annual Charity Golf... - January 29, 2022

Jerry Olivo Elected Stockholder at Henderson Franklin

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Geraldo F. (Jerry) Olivo, III was elected a stockholder. Olivo joined the firm in March of 2020 and has steadily worked to achieve this distinction through client development, serving in leadership... - January 29, 2022

Anthony Cetrangelo Elected Stockholder at Henderson Franklin

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that wills, trusts and estate planning attorney Anthony Cetrangelo has been elected a stockholder. He joined the firm’s Naples office in 2019. While continuing to pursue his LL.M. in Taxation from... - January 29, 2022

Matthew Belcastro Named Chair of Henderson Franklin’s Tort and Insurance Litigation Department

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder J. Matthew Belcastro has been named chair of the Tort and Insurance Litigation Department. His predecessor, Robert Shearman, shares his confidence in Belcastro’s ability to take this role over: “Matt... - January 22, 2022

Christina O’Brien Named Chair of Henderson Franklin’s Family Law Department

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder Christina M. O’Brien has been named chair of the Divorce, Marital and Family Law Department. She succeeds Beth Vogelsang, who shares: “Christy O’Brien is a lawyer’s lawyer and a... - January 22, 2022

Monica Schmucker Elected Stockholder at Henderson Franklin

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Tort and Insurance Litigation attorney Monica Schmucker was elected as a Stockholder beginning January 1, 2022. Schmucker joined the firm in March of 2020. Since then, she continually demonstrates the highest... - January 22, 2022

Shannon Puopolo Becomes a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder Shannon M. Puopolo is now Florida Supreme Court Certified as a Circuit Court Mediator. She can be found on the Dispute Resolution Center’s website under Twentieth Circuit Mediators. Puopolo joined... - December 22, 2021

J. Dudley Goodlette Named to the “Naples 100” List

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Naples Illustrated magazine named J. Dudley Goodlette to its prestigious “Naples 100” list. From a humble beginning shining shoes in Naples at age ten, Goodlette is recognized as a “pioneer” of... - December 20, 2021

William Boltrek Becomes a Florida Supreme Court Certified Arbitrator and Mediator

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder William Boltrek is now a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator and Arbitrator. He completed the required training and is listed on the Dispute Resolution Center’s website under... - December 17, 2021

Fort Myers Attorney Edward Canterbury Re-Certified as Expert in Real Estate Law

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder Edward Canterbury has been recertified as a legal expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He has maintained Florida Bar Board Certification in real estate law for over a decade. Board... - December 08, 2021

Herman-Giddens Discussed “Modernizing Powers of Attorney for a Digital World” for STEPS’ International Webcast

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder Gregory Herman-Giddens served as a panelist for an international discussion on powers of attorney on December 2, 2021. This session “Modernizing Powers of Attorney for the Digital World” was hosted by... - December 08, 2021

Luca Hickman Addresses Protecting Online Intellectual Property to National Coffee Association

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to share that Florida Bar Board Certified Intellectual Property Law Attorney Luca Hickman presented a webinar on November 17 to the National Coffee Association entitled “Digital IP: Helping Coffee Companies Protect, Defend and Recover... - December 01, 2021

Monica Schmucker Becomes a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Monica Schmucker has completed arbitrator training and is now a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. She achieved this certification during “Mediation Week” (October... - November 06, 2021

Startup Bootcamp Coming to Ave Maria Law School in Naples

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Attorney Luca Hickman and Business and Tax Attorney Matthew Brust will run Startup Bootcamp at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. The event will be held on November 16, 2021 from 12:00 to 4:00... - October 30, 2021

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Ave Maria School of Law Alumnae Monique Lopez

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Monique Lopez has joined the firm as an associate in the Tort & Insurance Litigation Department. She will be based out of the firm’s Fort Myers office. With over 20 years of experience in the legal industry, Lopez... - September 30, 2021

Naples Illustrated Magazine Recognizes 39 Henderson Franklin Attorneys as “Top Lawyers”

The September issue of Naples Illustrated magazine honored 39 Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. attorneys in 20 practice areas. Naples Illustrated partnered with Professional Research Services and asked licensed Collier and Lee County attorneys who they would recommend in the area. The... - September 18, 2021

Guy Whitesman Named 2021-2022 Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that The Florida Bar Tax Section will honor Guy E. Whitesman as the 2021-2022 Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year. Each year the chair of The Florida Bar Tax Section selects an individual who has made major... - August 25, 2021

16 Henderson Franklin Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022

The 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and the second edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America has honored 16 Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. attorneys in 16 practice areas. According to its statement, “For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in... - August 22, 2021

Toni Peck Enhances Practice and is Now a Certified Family Court Mediator

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that divorce, marital and family law attorney Antoinette (“Toni”) Peck is now a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Court Mediator. As such, she serves as a neutral party to help resolve family law... - August 21, 2021

Heath Gelman Admitted to Esteemed Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder and litigation attorney Heath Gelman was accepted into membership with the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (“FDCC”). His colleague Michael Corso, who has been a member of... - August 11, 2021

Mark Nieds to Discuss Corporate Data and Privacy at the Above Board Chamber’s August 12 Luncheon

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Attorney Mark Nieds will serve as a panelist for the Above Board Chamber’s Lee County luncheon focusing on “Identity/Cyber Crime – How to Protect Your Interests.” Nieds will... - August 11, 2021

Luca Hickman Achieves Florida Bar Board Certification in Intellectual Property Law

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Registered U.S. Patent Attorney Luca Hickman is now Florida Bar Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law. Board certification is meant to help the public identify attorneys who have substantial experience and have... - August 05, 2021

Monica Schmucker Becomes a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Monica Schmucker has completed the required training and is now a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator. She is listed on the Dispute Resolution Center’s... - July 29, 2021

Cetrangelo and Nieds Discuss Cryptocurrency for the Rotary Club of Fort Myers

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that estate planning attorney Anthony Cetrangelo and intellectual property attorney Mark Nieds presented “Cryptocurrency 101 - What is it? What’s behind it? Where’s it going?” on July 20, 2021, at the... - July 23, 2021

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Estate Planning Attorney Daniel Brick

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce the addition of trust and estate planning attorney Daniel (“D.J.”) Brick. He holds an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Brick is admitted to practice in all state courts in... - July 22, 2021

Darren Wallace Elected to 2021-2022 United Way Board of Directors

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Director of Information Technology, Darren Wallace has been elected to the 2021-2022 Board of Directors for the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee counties. Wallace will join Henderson Franklin... - July 16, 2021

Scott Atwood Sworn in as Chair of The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder Scott Atwood was sworn in as Chair of the Labor & Employment (“L&E) Section at The Florida Bar’s virtual annual meeting. He has served on the Executive Council of The Florida... - July 15, 2021

20 Henderson Franklin Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that twenty (20) attorneys were selected as 2021 Florida Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. While only 5% of lawyers in the entire State are named to Florida Super Lawyers®, less than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list. - June 30, 2021

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Real Estate Attorney Shay Raja

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce the newest member of its Fort Myers Real Estate team, attorney Shayaan (“Shay”) Raja. He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Florida and the District of Columbia (D.C.). Amanda Barritt,... - June 30, 2021

Corso Presented “Avoiding Legal Malpractice” at the FDLA’s Liability Claims Conference

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce that Florida Civil Trial Expert Michael Corso was a panelist at the Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association’s Liability Claims Conference in Orlando on June 17. Corso, along with attorney Jeffrey James of the Banker Lopez... - June 23, 2021

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Six Summer Law Clerks

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to welcome six law students: Taylor Bollt and Melany Hernandez from Stetson University College of Law; Sarah Baulac and Christopher Gero-Prado from Ave Maria School of Law; Sara Jackson from the University of Miami; and Colten Thomas from... - June 13, 2021

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Litigation Attorney Robert White

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Robert V. White has joined the firm as an associate in the Tort and Insurance Litigation Department. His niche is representing insureds involved in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and construction defect matters. - May 26, 2021

Hickman Discussed Legal Concerns Facing Social Media Influencer Endorsements

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that intellectual property lawyer Luca Hickman spoke for The Florida Bar’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section webcast “Entertainment in the Digital Age: The Legal World in the Virtual Space,” which aired... - May 13, 2021

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Real Estate Attorney Adam Bleggi

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Adam Bleggi has joined the firm’s Real Estate Department. He will be based in the firm’s Bonita Springs office alongside long-time referral source John Spear who shares: “Without exception,... - April 29, 2021

Iman Zekri to Serve on a Florida Bar Committee to Ensure Adequate Education for Future Lawyers

In order to instill public trust and confidence in the legal system, it is essential that law schools provide the level of quality education and practical experience they need to take on The Florida Bar exam and tackle the turbulent practice of law. Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is... - April 25, 2021

Carlos Kelly Named Chair of Henderson Franklin’s Business Litigation Department

Carlos Kelly Named Chair of Henderson Franklin’s Business Litigation Department

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder Carlos Kelly has been named chair of the Business Litigation Department. He succeeds Douglas Szabo, who will assume the role of Henderson Franklin’s managing stockholder in May. Szabo shares: “I have... - April 24, 2021

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Stetson Law Graduate Steven Gendreau

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Steven Gendreau has joined the firm as an associate in the Tort & Insurance Litigation Department. He will handle insurance defense claims involving premises liability, automobile, and personal injury matters. Gendreau... - April 18, 2021

Monica Schmucker Elected President of Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Monica Schmucker has been elected President of Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club. As described on www.fmb-wc.org, “the mission of the Woman’s Club is to support educational... - April 10, 2021

Henderson Franklin’s IP Group to Discuss Intellectual Property Concepts That Drive Business to Collier County Trial Lawyers

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Attorneys Edward Livingston, Mark Nieds and Luca Hickman will present a virtual CLE for the Collier County Bar Association’s Civil Trial Lawyers Section on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The session,... - March 28, 2021

Litigation Expert Michael Corso to Discuss Drone Law to Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Members

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce that Florida Civil Trial Expert Michael Corso will present “Rise of the Drones: Current UAV/UAS Law Landscape” on March 24 to members of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (“FDCC”). The FDCC... - March 18, 2021

Henderson Franklin Attorneys Roos and Shaw to Discuss COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation Claims

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorneys David Roos and Spencer Shaw will present “COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation” at the Insurance Management Consultancy Group’s XCelleration seminar scheduled for March 17 at Cypress Lake Golf... - March 13, 2021

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Community Association Lawyer Colby Keefe

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorney Colby Keefe joined the Real Estate Department. She also has experience in condominium and homeowners’ association law. Keefe endeavors to provide clients with clear and understandable counsel on a broad range... - March 04, 2021

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