Fort Myers, FL, May 19, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Richard Mancini, an attorney in the firm's Bonita Springs office, was re-elected to a second term as President of the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled in Naples. Mancini is a commercial litigator and certified circuit court mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation, banking & financial institutions and mediation and arbitration. Mancini represents clients in complex business disputes, contract disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, insurance/annuity disputes, as well as real estate litigation and foreclosures. He also handles contested estate and trust matters, breach of fiduciary duty litigation, and representation of the beneficiaries of estates and trusts.
During Mancini’s first term as President, several goals were realized, including establishing a Life Skills Educational Program for developmentally disabled adults, offering classes in basic money management and basic nutrition. The Foundation (FDD) also established a respite care program called "The FDD Clubhouse," allowing caregivers of developmentally disabled adults to bring their loved ones to the "Clubhouse" one afternoon or one evening and have some "free time" to run errands and relax. For 2012-2013, Mancini hopes to finalize and announce residential opportunities for developmentally disabled adults in Collier County and obtain an FDD "campus" to house the FDD offices and offer workshop, vocational training and program space for developmentally disabled adults. All these programs are contingent upon the available financial assistance from the community and Mancini hopes to increase fundraising by at least 25%.
Mancini is very active in the Bonita Springs community and throughout Southwest Florida. He serves as Chairman of the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council, is an adjunct professor in the School of Professional Legal Studies at Hodges University, and is an active supporter of Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida. Mancini received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida, and his law degree from the St. Thomas University School of Law, with honors.
Henderson Franklin is one of the largest law firms between Tampa and Miami with nearly 55 attorneys practicing in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning and administration, eminent domain, immigration law, divorce, marital and family law, land use and environmental law, commercial and civil litigation, workers' compensation, employment law and real estate. One of the state's oldest firms, Henderson Franklin was founded in Fort Myers in 1924 and currently operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Sanibel Island. For more information on Mancini or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.