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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, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Registration Now Open for Ashton College’s Free Immigration CPD Seminar (March 25, 2021)

Join a panel of immigration experts as they discuss the latest changes to the Family Class and Business immigration. The speakers will also share strategies for handling these types of immigration cases in 2021. Ashton College is known for delivering high-quality educational content that strives to always be ahead of the curve in the rapidly changing world of immigration matters, and this event will continue to deliver on that high standard. - March 03, 2021 - Ashton College

Reentry Center Opens in Broward County to Help Rebuild Lives After Prison

Legal aid organization opens doors to public; provides holistic reentry services to returning citizens from prison. - March 03, 2021 - Florida Justice Center

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 - Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

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 - Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Antoinette M. “Toni” Jackson of The Banks Law Firm Appointed to the Texas Medical Board District One Review Committee

The Banks Law Firm announced that Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has appointed Antoinette “Toni” Jackson along with six others to the Texas Medical Board District One Review Committee. Toni is also a member of the National Bar Association and American Bar Association. Ms. Jackson is an... - February 24, 2021 - Banks Law Firm

Petro Cohen Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell

Three of the attorneys at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo were recently recognized by noted legal industry organizations, Super Lawyers® and Martindale-Hubbell: Frank A. Petro, Susan Petro, and Richard W. Gaeckle. - February 23, 2021 - Petro Cohen

Patricia Beasley Joins the Law Firm of Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden as Partner

Patricia Beasley Joins the Law Firm of Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden as Partner

The law firm of Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden is pleased to announce that Patricia Manetsch Beasley has joined the firm as a partner. - February 22, 2021 - Fuerst, Carrier & Odgen

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 - Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Red Metric Law Opens a New Office in Walnut Creek, CA, Their Sixth Office in the Bay Area

Red Metric Law, Owned by Attorney Daniel Vaswani, has opened another office in Walnut Creek, CA. Already running offices in Hayward, Oakland, San Francisco, Manteca and San Jose, the new office strengthens their network in the Bay Area. - February 20, 2021 - Red Metric Law

Employers Planning to Return Workers to the Office, But Who? Rmmote, Inc. Launched in November of 2020 to Address the Hazards Faced by Working from Home.

Employers Planning to Return Workers to the Office, But Who? Rmmote, Inc. Launched in November of 2020 to Address the Hazards Faced by Working from Home.

In a US Department of Labor weekly subscription newsletter for the week on November 13, 2020, it identified OSHA frequently cited standards violations indicating an increase in Subpart 1904 – Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. This may be a result of not having an offsite work from home process or program in place. - February 19, 2021 - Rmmote, Inc.

AFJ Law Group PLLC is Helping Michigan Small Businesses Survive and Thrive Through COVID-19

AFJ Law Group PLLC is Helping Michigan Small Businesses Survive and Thrive Through COVID-19

AFJ Law Group PLLC specializes in business litigation, real estate transactions and estate planning. - February 18, 2021 - AFJ Law Group PLLC

CDF Labor Law LLP Announces Corey J. Cabral Chair of PAGA Litigation Practice Group and Thomas B. Song Chair of Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA) Practice Group

CDF Labor Law LLP Announces Corey J. Cabral Chair of PAGA Litigation Practice Group and Thomas B. Song Chair of Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA) Practice Group

CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF), an award-winning employment, labor, and business immigration law firm recognized for protecting employers in California for over 25 years, proudly announces the selection of Partner Corey J. Cabral as the Chair of its PAGA Litigation Practice Group and Thomas B. Song as the... - February 18, 2021 - CDF Labor Law LLP

Shelly A. Stuppiello, Esq., Joins Kahana Feld’s General Liability Practice as an Attorney in the Firm’s Diego Office

Kahana Feld is pleased to announce that Shelly A. Stuppiello, Esq., has joined the firm as an attorney in its San Diego office. Ms. Stuppiello will help expand both the firm’s general liability capabilities and its growing San Diego presence. - February 18, 2021 - Kahana & Feld

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 - Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

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 - Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Florida Justice Center Names Alex Saiz First Director of Legal Services

Florida Justice Center, the first and only legal aid organization in Florida to offer criminal legal services, announced today the hiring of Miami-based attorney Alex Saiz as its first Director of Legal Services. Alex Saiz is a trial attorney with more than eight years of experience in criminal... - February 14, 2021 - Florida Justice Center

Mabra Firm Sponsors Special HBCU Exhibit for Black History Month at College Football Hall of Fame

Special installation honors several legends of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) football, including law firm founder's father, Howard University and former NFL defense back Ronald E. Mabra Sr. - February 13, 2021 - Mabra Firm

Robert C. Gunst, Jr. Named Partner

Promoted to Partner - February 12, 2021 - Baucom, Claytor, Benton, Morgan & Wood, P.A.

Stange Law Firm, PC Named as One of the “Great Companies to Work For” by Oklahoma Magazine

Stange Law Firm, PC Named as One of the “Great Companies to Work For” by Oklahoma Magazine

Stange Law Firm, PC was among several local businesses named to the list in Oklahoma Magazine’s "Greatest Companies to Work For" published in their December 2020 issue. - February 12, 2021 - Stange Law Firm, PC

Denver Law Firm Announces Name Change: Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson is Now Otteson Shapiro

Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson announced a name change to Otteson Shapiro. The law firm has offices in Denver and Dallas that support a national client base. - February 12, 2021 - Otteson Shapiro LLP

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 - Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman Recognized in 2021 “Best Law Firms” List

Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has recognized Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman on the “2021 Best Law Firms” list. Vetrano achieved Metro Tier 2 rankings for Philadelphia in family law and family law mediation. The Main Line area divorce and family law firm has received... - February 09, 2021 - Vetrano & Vetrano

CompassMSP Announces Expansion Into New England and a New CEO

CompassMSP Announces Expansion Into New England and a New CEO

CompassMSP marks their next phase of growth, acquiring IT Direct, an IT services company headquartered in Hartford, CT while also announcing IT Direct Founder and CEO, Ari Santiago, as CEO for the expanded organization. - February 08, 2021 - CompassMSP

David Straub, Director of Business Development, Delaware Trust, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Practical Guide in Section 363 Sale Process Live Webcast

The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that David Straub, director of business development, Delaware Trust, will speak at its webcast “A Practical Guide in Section 363 Sale Process: Key Considerations to Mitigate Exposure to Risks” on Feb. 18, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. Delaware Trust is a wholly owned subsidiary of CSC and a fully regulated institution. - February 06, 2021 - The Knowledge Group

Minnillo & Jenkins Announces Name Change to Minnillo Law Group

Paul J. Minnillo Continues as Managing Partner. - February 02, 2021 - Minnillo Law Group Co., LPA

Medivest Celebrates 25 Years in Business with the Unveiling of a New Logo and Website

Medivest Celebrates 25 Years in Business with the Unveiling of a New Logo and Website

Medivest Benefit Advisors, Inc. (“Medivest”), a leader in Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) services and settlement planning, proudly announces its 25th year in business. In celebration of this milestone, Medivest is debuting a new company logo and website today. Medivest’s new logo... - February 01, 2021 - Medivest

Kelleher + Holland, LLC Attorneys Recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers

Attorneys from Kelleher + Holland, LLC have been selected to the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. No more than five percent of lawyers in Illinois are selected by Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are selected for Rising Stars. Founding member Andrew Kelleher has been... - January 31, 2021 - Kelleher + Holland, LLC

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, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

John Caravella: a Decade of Construction Representation

John Caravella: a Decade of Construction Representation

As a dedicated and experienced Construction Law Attorney, the Law Offices of John Caravella, P.C. helps Homeowners, Contractors, and Design Professionals with their legal needs in construction litigation and arbitration. The Law Offices of John Caravella, P.C., practices primarily in Construction... - January 28, 2021 - The Law Offices of John Caravella P.C.

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 - Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Mark A. Chertok, Esq. Celebrated as a Top 100 Lawyer for Two Consecutive Years by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide

Mark A. Chertok, Esq. Celebrated as a Top 100 Lawyer for Two Consecutive Years by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide

Mark A. Chertok, Esq. of New York, New York has been recognized as a Top 100 Lawyer for two consecutive years, 2020 and now for 2021, by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of law. About Mark A. Chertok, Esq. With over 40... - January 26, 2021 - Strathmore Worldwide

Cherry Petersen Landry Albert LLP Announces Four New Associates

Cherry Petersen Landry Albert LLP (CPLA) announced that they had added four new associates to the firm: Jonathan Aldaco, Catherine Baldo, Tillie Benson and Troy Stevenson. CPLA is a leading law firm that specializes in real estate transactions, commercial litigation, and dispute... - January 25, 2021 - Cherry Petersen Landry Albert LLP

Sarinia Feinman Appointed President-Elect of Montgomery Bar Association

Sarinia M. Feinman, a family law attorney from Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman, has taken on a new role as President-Elect of the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA). - January 23, 2021 - Vetrano & Vetrano

SBBO’s Christian Otteson Named Top Lawyer 2021 by 5280

Christian Otteson, partner at Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson, has been named Top Lawyer 2021 in the January, 2021 issue of 5280 magazine, Denver's leading lifestyle publication. Otteson is recognized in the "Banking" category and 2021 marks the fourth year in succession that he has received the award. - January 21, 2021 - Otteson Shapiro LLP

DLS Adds 35 Counties to Its California E-Recording Services Network

Submitting documents to county recorders in California just got easier and faster. Submit, pay, and track documents in 35 counties through one online account. - January 19, 2021 - Direct Legal Support, Inc.

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Intellectual Property Expert Edward Livingston and Expands Services to Sarasota

Henderson Franklin Welcomes Intellectual Property Expert Edward Livingston and Expands Services to Sarasota

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Registered U.S. Patent Attorney Edward Livingston has joined the firm. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified expert in intellectual property (“IP”) law, one of only five in Lee and Collier Counties. Livingston is... - January 17, 2021 - Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Alan Roger Currie, "The Godfather of Direct Verbal Game Advice," Slams Rampant Plagiarism on YouTube

Alan Roger Currie, "The Godfather of Direct Verbal Game Advice," Slams Rampant Plagiarism on YouTube

Author and Professional Dating Coach Alan Roger Currie is not biting his tongue about the out-of-control plagiarism that he has observed on YouTube over the last four years in which he has been active on the popular video sharing platform. Currie, known as "The Godfather of Direct Verbal Game Advice & Wisdom," is the author of the best-selling self-help book for single heterosexual men titled "Mode One: Let the Women Know What You're REALLY Thinking" which is available on Amazon.com - January 15, 2021 - Mode One Multimedia, Inc.

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 - Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

John Caravella’s Article on Affirmative Action for Contractors to be Featured in Nassau County Bar Association’s "The Nassau Lawyer" Publication

John Caravella’s Article on Affirmative Action for Contractors to be Featured in Nassau County Bar Association’s "The Nassau Lawyer" Publication

In January 2021, The Nassau Lawyer will publish an article written by Mr. Caravella, regarding protected classes and anti-discrimination laws within New York State. Business Owners and Contractors are encouraged to stay informed of these issues and reform efforts. To obtain a copy of this topic... - January 14, 2021 - The Law Offices of John Caravella P.C.

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, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Fort Lauderdale’s Rossen Law Firm Celebrates Top Position on 5th Annual Law Firm 500 Award List of Fastest Growing Law Firms in US

Rossen Law Firm is ranked 41st on the Law Firm 500 list for achieving 231% growth. - January 14, 2021 - Rossen Law Firm

GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates Announce New Principals

GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates Announce New Principals

GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates are pleased to announce that Veronica Louie, Leon Schwartz and John Stephen Wills have become Principals of the firm. Veronica Louie is a Principal in GTC Law Group’s M&A, Tech Transactions and Licensing and Corporate groups. Veronica joined the firm in... - January 13, 2021 - GTC Law Group & Affiliates

Russ Brown, a Highly Respected Attorney Renowned  for His Work and Advocacy for Motorcyclists Has Died

Russ Brown, a Highly Respected Attorney Renowned for His Work and Advocacy for Motorcyclists Has Died

Legendary lawyer Russ Brown, known for his ferocious advocacy on behalf of injured motorcyclists, died in his Los Angeles home with his wife, Hana and his daughter Lauren by his side on January 10, 2021. He was 86. Russ Brown, a celebrated personality in the motorcycle community all across the US,... - January 11, 2021 - Russ Brown

Trademark & Intellectual Property Attorney, Zach Eyster Joins Founders Legal®

Founders Legal® is excited to announce the expansion of its Trademark & Intellectual Property Team with the addition of Atlanta attorney, Zach Eyster as of counsel. "Zach brings a fantastic combination of good humor, good sense, and deep experience in trademarks and technology... - January 09, 2021 - Founders Legal

Northern VA Immigration Law Firm Explains How Long P1 Visas Last

Johnson & Masumi, a Northern Virginia immigrationl law firm has recently released a new educational blog for traveling athletes and entertainers answering, “how long do P1 Visas last?” The article explains how long P1 Visas last and the details surrounding this type of visa. - January 08, 2021 - Johnson & Masumi, P.C.

Vienna Immigration Law Firm Discusses Changing P1 Visa to Green Card Status

Johnson and Masumi, a Vienna immigration law firm, have recently released a new educational resource on how to change a P1 Visa to green card status. The blog can be found on the firm’s website. - January 08, 2021 - Johnson & Masumi, P.C.

ABD Appoints Dereick Wood as Senior Vice President of National Claims Services and Client Engagement for Its Executive Risk Solutions Practice

ABD Appoints Dereick Wood as Senior Vice President of National Claims Services and Client Engagement for Its Executive Risk Solutions Practice

For ABD, Wood will assist public and private company clients with coverage advocacy and claims services related to Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability and Financial Institutions. - January 07, 2021 - ABD Insurance and Financial Services

Ashton College Now Offering Exam Prep Course for Quebec Immigration Consultant Exam

Ashton College is excited to announce the launch of their new Quebec Immigration Consultant Exam Prep course. The course is taught in French through Ashton College’s Live Online format, allowing students to access the course from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Registration... - January 06, 2021 - Ashton College

Roni M. Most, Esq. Becomes Co-Managing Partner of Kahana Feld’s Houston, Texas Office

Kahana Feld is pleased to announce it has named Roni M. Most, Esq. as Co-Managing Partner of its Houston office. He was most recently partner at Gerber Most in Houston and is a highly respected litigator and general business counsel as well as an Associate Municipal Court Judge of the City of... - January 06, 2021 - Kahana & Feld

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