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

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Return of Healthcare Lawyer Tom Clark

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce the return of Thomas P. Clark as a stockholder. He served in the firm’s Business & Tax Department from 1995 until 2012 before spending a little over eight years as in-house counsel for a company. Clark... - February 26, 2021

Kelly Presented “Condemnation Blight Damages in Florida” to The Florida Bar’s City, County, Local Government Law Section

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Business Litigation attorney, Carlos A. Kelly, presented “Condemnation Blight Damages in Florida” to the members of the City, County & Local Government Law Section of The Florida Bar. Kelly has litigated... - February 26, 2021

Cape Coral Native Matthew Brust Joins Henderson Franklin’s Corporate Legal Team

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Matthew Brust has joined the firm’s Business & Tax Department. “We are excited to welcome Matthew to our growing corporate team,” said Erin Houck-Toll, stockholder and Business... - February 20, 2021

Litigation Expert Michael Corso Provides Comment on Proposed Business Valuation Guidelines

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Florida litigation expert Michael J. Corso was asked to provide comment to the proposed revision to the International Glossary of Business Valuation Terms. He shared concerns that the American Institute of... - February 17, 2021

Iman Zekri Receives the Florida Bar Journal’s Excellence in Writing Award

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Iman Zekri is the recipient of the 2020 Florida Bar Journal Excellence in Writing Award. Members of The Florida Bar Journal’s Editorial Board nominate outstanding submissions based on substance, style, and quality of... - February 17, 2021

Monica Schmucker Elected to and Named Chair of Fort Myers Beach Nuisance Abatement Board

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that during a recent council meeting, litigation attorney Monica Schmucker was elected to, and also named chair of, the Town of Fort Myers Beach Nuisance Abatement Board. “I am happy for the opportunity to... - February 11, 2021

Douglas Szabo Elected Managing Lawyer of Henderson Franklin

Douglas Szabo Elected Managing Lawyer of Henderson Franklin

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Douglas Szabo has been elected Managing Lawyer by the firm’s stockholders for a three-year term commencing May 21, 2021. Szabo will succeed Russell Schropp, who has held this position since 2015. - January 30, 2021

Henderson Franklin Elects Kyle Dudek Stockholder

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Kyle Dudek has been elected a stockholder. He joined the firm in October 2016 and is a member of the Tort & Insurance Litigation department. Dudek also serves on the firm’s... - January 27, 2021

Atwood to Share Legal Update on COVID-Related Employment Laws

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder Scott Atwood will be the featured speaker for the “2021 Back to Work HR Law Update,” a virtual employment law update for business owners and human resource professionals on Tuesday, January 26, 2021,... - January 15, 2021

Hickman to Deliver Technology CLE for The Florida Bar Solo and Small Firm Section

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Registered U.S. Patent Attorney Luca Hickman will be the featured speaker and deliver a virtual CLE “Digital IP: Helping Clients Protect, Defend & Recover IP Rights Online, In Social Media & E-Commerce... - January 14, 2021

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Stetson Law Graduate John Marra

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that John Marra has joined the firm as an associate in the Tort & Insurance Litigation Department. Marra was a member of Henderson Franklin’s 2019 Summer Associate Program. He received his B.S. from Florida State... - December 23, 2020

Henderson Franklin Welcomes FGCU and University of Florida Law Graduate Iman Zekri

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Iman Zekri has joined the firm as an associate in the Divorce, Marital and Family Law Department. She served as a summer associate with the firm in 2019. While in law school, Zekri was an editor of the Florida Journal of... - December 20, 2020

Henderson Franklin Welcomes First Year Associate Alessandro Secino to Real Estate Department

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce that Alessandro Secino has joined the firm as an associate in the Real Estate Department. Secino served as a summer associate with Henderson Franklin in 2019. He has a developing practice in water rights law and works with the... - December 18, 2020

J. Dudley Goodlette Named Chairman of Naples Ethics Commission

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that J. Dudley Goodlette was appointed to the Naples Ethics Commission by Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk. At the inaugural meeting, Goodlette was also named chairman. Additional Ethics Commissioners include Laird Lile, John... - December 16, 2020

Nieds and Hickman Named Inaugural Co-Chairs of Lee County Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Attorneys Mark Nieds and Luca Hickman were recently named co-chairs of Lee County Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section, launched in November 2020. The LCBA IP Law Section provides... - December 10, 2020

Hickman to Discuss the Impact of Intellectual Property in the Coffee Industry

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Registered Patent Attorney Luca Hickman will deliver the webinar “Intellectual Property Law 101 for the Coffee Industry” for members of the National Coffee Association of the U.S.A., Inc., on Wednesday, November... - November 18, 2020

Three Henderson Franklin Lawyers Recognized for Their Pro Bono Service

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that three attorneys, Antoinette “Toni” Peck, Kayla Richmond, and Douglas Szabo were honored during the Lee County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Awards held virtually on Friday, October 16, 2020. Peck handles all... - November 08, 2020

Litigation Attorney Monica Schmucker Elected to Friends of Lovers Key Board of Directors

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Monica Schmucker was elected to the Friends of Lovers Key (“FOLK)” Board of Directors. FOLK is a 501(c)(3) citizen support organization dedicated to the preservation of Lovers Key State Park... - October 29, 2020

Family Law Attorney Christina O’Brien Discusses Florida Child Relocation Law

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that stockholder Christina “Christy” O’Brien served as a panelist during the recent Association of Family Law Professionals’ annual conference. The session focused on the circumstances and... - October 22, 2020

Russell Whittle Unravels COVID and Related Workers’ Compensation Concerns for Municipalities

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that shareholder Russell Whittle presented “Workers' Compensation and COVID-19” to Public Risk Management of Florida members as part of its human resources webinar series. Whittle explained whether... - October 21, 2020

Shannon Puopolo Honored as Business Observer’s 40 Under 40 Honoree

Shannon Puopolo has been recognized as one of Business Observer magazine’s 40 Under 40 honorees during the virtual ceremony held on October 15, 2020. - October 18, 2020

Patent Attorney Luca Hickman Selected as 40 Under 40 Honoree

Hickman advises inventors, artists, and musicians and works on high profile business and contractual matters, including multi-million dollar mergers and acquisitions involving publicly traded companies and celebrities. - September 17, 2020

Henderson Franklin Names Mark Nieds Chair and Launches Intellectual Property Group

The IP Group advises clients on matters relating to the identification, protection, enforcement and monetization of IP assets including trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. - August 29, 2020

Henderson Franklin to Host Its 28th Annual Employment Law Seminar Virtually

Speakers will share recommendations to keep their businesses in compliance with new laws thereby reducing risk and exposure to legal claims. - August 29, 2020

Sara Qureshi Elected as Vice President of ACT Board Directors

Qureshi is a frequent speaker on COVID-19 tax relief programs and routinely assists business owners faced with Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Penalties under the Affordable Care Act. - August 20, 2020

Robert Shearman Named Chairman of United Way Board of Directors

Shearman represents public and private entities with respect to constitutional claims, employment law, wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment matters and injury cases. - July 25, 2020

Scott Atwood Elected Chair-Elect of the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

Atwood assists in formulating and implementing legal policy on a state and local level. This year, he served as a panelist on numerous webinars addressing COVID-19 and its impact on employers. - July 22, 2020

Christina O’Brien Appointed to The Florida Bar Family Law Rules Committee

The Family Law Rules Committee is comprised of lawyers, judiciary, state senators, state representatives and the governor in an effort to “enhance the procedural and substantive laws governing Florida’s family law matters.” - July 09, 2020

Gregory Herman-Giddens Re-Appointed to the Florida Bar Senior Lawyers Committee

Drawing on the accumulated knowledge and experience of its members, the Committee exchanges ideas to address issues that are of particular significance to senior lawyers. - July 02, 2020

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Nicole Goetz to Family Law Team

Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Goetz was the managing partner of two boutique family law firms including her own firm in Naples, Florida. - July 02, 2020

Twenty-One Henderson Franklin Lawyers Honored as 2020 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

While only 5% of lawyers in the entire State are named to Florida Super Lawyers®, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list. - July 01, 2020

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Registered Patent Attorney Luca Hickman

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce that Luca Hickman has joined the firm. He will be based out of Henderson Franklin’s Fort Myers’ office. Hickman, who is a registered patent attorney with a dual U.S./German degree in engineering, will expand the... - May 22, 2020

Henderson Franklin Expands Litigation Team and Welcomes Prominent Trial Attorney Jerry Olivo

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Geraldo F. (Jerry) Olivo, III has joined the Tort & Insurance Litigation Department. With over 80 trials in nearly every type of case, Olivo’s vast trial experience is from both sides of the table -- first as a... - April 08, 2020

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Former Indiana Deputy Attorney General Monica Schmucker to Litigation Team

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Monica Schmucker has joined the Tort & Insurance Litigation Department. She is a former Deputy Attorney General in Indiana and brings her keen investigation experience to her litigation practice, assisting clients in the... - March 15, 2020

Herman-Giddens Named to Carolina Meadows Board of Directors in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that estate planning Attorney Gregory Herman-Giddens has been named to the Board of Directors for Carolina Meadows. Carolina Meadows is a non-profit continuing care retirement community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the same... - March 12, 2020

Erin Houck-Toll Named Chair of Henderson Franklin's Business & Tax Department

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Erin Houck-Toll has been named Chair of its Business & Tax Department. The Department is comprised of multiple practice groups, including: General Counsel Services, Health Care, Intellectual Property and Mergers... - February 09, 2020

Henderson Franklin Ranks as a 2020 "Best Law Firm" in Fort Myers

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America® have issued its 2020 “Best Law Firms” ranking and they are pleased to announce that Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. has been selected again in multiple categories. The annual rankings are based on a rigorous... - January 26, 2020

Amanda Barritt Named Chair of Henderson Franklin's Real Estate Department

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Amanda Barritt has been named Chair of its Real Estate Department. She holds the highest certification by The Florida Bar in Condominium & Planned Development Law. Barritt also serves as chair of the... - January 23, 2020

Sharkey-Ross Elected Stockholder at Henderson Franklin

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Amanda Sharkey Ross was elected stockholder. She focuses her practice in the areas of transportation (automobile, marine, trucking) liability, premises liability, negligent security, wrongful death,... - January 12, 2020

Henderson Franklin Names Jeff Wright Chair of Land Use & Environmental Law Department

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Jeff Wright has been named chair of the firm’s Land Use & Environmental Law Department. He takes the reins from Russell Schropp who held the position from 2005-2014 and then again from... - January 08, 2020

Richmond Elected Stockholder at Henderson Franklin

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Kayla Richmond has been elected stockholder. She began her legal career at the firm as a summer associate in 2012, and then as an associate after graduating Stetson University College of Law in 2013. - January 05, 2020

Florida Litigation Attorney Amanda Sharkey Ross Discusses Legal Ethics and More in Fort Myers

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, November 5, Litigation Attorney Amanda Sharkey Ross was among an esteemed list of speakers discussing “Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law” at the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers. She presented... - November 09, 2019

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