Shutts & Bowen Named 2019’s Most Effective Lawyers by Daily Business Review

December 10, 2019

Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by the Daily Business Review as “Most Effective Lawyers” in the Arbitration category.

Sandra Krumbein Featured in VoyageMIA

December 05, 2019

Fort Lauderdale partner Sandra Krumbein was recently profiled on the VoyageMIA “Miami’s Most Inspiring Stores” feature. Sandra shares her story on her upbringing, what inspired her to become a lawyer and the challenges she had to overcome.

Paul Scheck Appointed to the Board of Directors of Grace Medical Home

December 04, 2019

Shutts & Bowen LLP Orlando partner Paul Scheck has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Grace Medical Home, a non-profit organization offering the highest level of health care to those in the community who need it most.

Sarasota Attorney John Patterson Installed as a Board Member to The Innocence Project of Florida

December 02, 2019

Shutts & Bowen LLP Sarasota partner John Patterson was recently installed to the Board of Directors of The Innocence Project of Florida, Inc., a non-profit organization that works to help innocent prisoners in Florida obtain their freedom and rebuild their lives.

Woodrow Pollack Reviews “IP Basics” at the Great American Teach-In

December 02, 2019

Shutts & Bowen LLP Tampa partner Woodrow “Woody” H. Pollack, was recently a featured speaker at Gaither High School during the Great American Teach-In event, held on November 21, 2019.

James Paul Discusses Ramifications of NCAA Decision on College Athletes

November 25, 2019

Fort Lauderdale attorney James Paul recently discussed the NCAA’s new process of allowing college athletes to profit off of their names, images and likeness “in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.”

Mary Ruth Houston Discusses Arbitration with the OCBA

November 22, 2019

Shutts & Bowen’s Orlando Co-Managing partner and Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, Mary Ruth Houston, recently presented to the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA). Her presentation, titled “Arbitration Case Law Review 2019,” took place on November 12, providing one general CLE credit to attendees.

Stephen J. Putnoki-Higgins Publishes Article on Trustee-to-Trustee Transfer Ruling

November 21, 2019

An article written by Tampa attorney Stephen J. Putnoki-Higgins, titled “Trustee-to-Trustee Transfer Didn’t Disqualify IRA,” was recently published in

Martha Rabbitt and Tim Gillis Featured Speakers at the RPPTL Real Property Finance and Lending Committee Meeting

November 20, 2019

Miami partner Martha Rabbitt and Jacksonville partner Tim Gillis were featured speakers at the RPPTL Real Property Finance and Lending Committee Meeting on November 8 in Miami.

Shutts & Bowen Recognized for “Tipping the Scales” on Women in New Partner Class

November 18, 2019

Shutts & Bowen was awarded a “Tipping the Scales” Award by the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance (DFA) during the organization’s Annual Conference, held November 7 in Washington, D.C. Aliette Rodz, Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and Focus on Women Committee, accepted the award on behalf of the firm.

Erik Szabo Sworn In to the 2020 GOBA Board of Directors

November 14, 2019

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Erik F. Szabo was recently sworn-in for his third year as an Associate Director on the 2020 Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA) Board of Directors. The Installation & Yearly Awards Dinner took place on November 7 at the Amway Center, where the organization installed its elected senior officers and directors for 2020.

Deedee Bitran Participates as a Panelist for Federal Bar Association CLE Event

November 12, 2019

The Federal Bar Association chapter at the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University hosted a CLE program on labor and employment law on Friday November 8, 2019.

Mark Rankin Recognized as a Champion by Best Buddies

November 12, 2019

Tampa partner Mark Rankin was recently recognized as a 2019 Champion at the Best Buddies Champion of the Year Gala held in Tampa Bay. The Champion of the Year event unites and recognizes the community’s most active leaders in the name of inclusion.

Charla Burchett helps Impact 100 SRQ award over $200,000 in Grants

November 08, 2019

Shutts & Bowen Sarasota partner, Charla M. Burchett, recently attended the ‘Impact 100 SRQ: Women Giving Together’ 2019 Annual Meeting and Grant Awards Celebration, which awarded two separate $114,000 grants to organizations impacting Sarasota and Manatee counties. A 2019 In-Kind Donor, Charla is also a Founding Member of Impact 100 SRQ.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Names Shutts & Bowen to Best Law Firms List

November 07, 2019

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the 10th consecutive year, collaboratively announced the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Shutts & Bowen was named to the 2020 list.

Miranda Lundeen Soto Featured Speaker at The Florida Bar’s Basic Evidence Conference

November 05, 2019

Miami partner Miranda Lundeen Soto will be a featured speaker at The Florida Bar’s Basic Evidence Conference on November 8th at the Hilton Downtown Miami. The conference is a one-day seminar intended for new lawyers or lawyers new to the practice area.

Tiffany Comprés and FIU Co-Host International Arbitration Program

November 04, 2019

Miami partner Tiffany Comprés and Florida International University are co-hosting the “Intelligence about Arbitrators & the Future of International Arbitration” Program on November 12 beginning at 5:30 pm at the firm’s Miami office.

Arthur Menor Published in ‘The Practical Real Estate Lawyer’

November 04, 2019

Shutts & Bowen LLP West Palm Beach Managing Partner Arthur J. Menor had his article, “Liquidated Damages in Florida Purchase and Sale Agreements,” published in the nationally circulated legal periodical, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer.

Diamela del Castillo-Payet Hosts Welcome Reception for U.S. Customs and Border Protection

October 31, 2019

Immigration partner Diamela del Castillo-Payet hosted a Welcome Reception for U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the firm’s Miami office on October 24th.

Sean Smith Moderates SideBar Series Deposition Panel

October 30, 2019

West Palm Beach attorney Sean Smith moderated the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s SideBar Series Seminar on depositions, titled “Mastering the Deposition – From Preparation through Using Testimony at Trial.”

Tampa’s Inaugural “Outstanding Pro Bono and Community Service Awards” Recognizes Lauren Stricker and Juanita Sanchez

October 29, 2019

The Shutts & Bowen, Tampa office’s 2019 “Outstanding Pro Bono and Community Service Awards” Ceremony recently recognized local attorneys and staff who made significant contributions to pro bono and charitable efforts throughout the year.

Deedee Bitran Participates as a Panelist at FIU Law Event

October 29, 2019

Fort Lauderdale associate Deedee Bitran participated as a panelist during FIU Law’s Fourth Annual Labor and Employment Panel.

Shutts Partners Attend Commercial Real Estate Forum and Florida Real Estate Women’s Forum

October 28, 2019

Shutts & Bowen Real Estate attorneys Jennifer Slone Tobin, Martha Rabbitt and Jennifer Kypreos attended the Real Estate Women’s Forum Florida that took place in Miami on October 16, 2019. This event brought together leading industry players to share their expertise on the state of commercial and investment real estate across the state.

Michael Sjuggerud Presents on Real Estate Transactions for the Space Coast Association of Realtors

October 25, 2019

Shutts & Bowen LLP Orlando partner Michael A. Sjuggerud recently presented on “Real Estate Transactions with Foreign Buyers and Sellers” to the Global Committee of the Space Coast Association of Realtors®.

Shutts Partner Rachel Nordby Appointed to First District Court of Appeal

October 22, 2019

Shutts & Bowen congratulates Tallahassee partner Rachel Nordby on her recent appointment to the First District Court of Appeal (DCA) by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Partner Michael Quinn Graduates from Leadership Orlando

October 21, 2019

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Michael J. Quinn, a partner in the Orlando office, has graduated from Class 97 of Leadership Orlando, a program of the Orlando Economic Partnership. Michael was recruited to join the program as an emerging leader within Central Florida, benefitting from the experiential curriculum to better serve the community.

Shutts & Bowen Sponsors the Leadership Broward Black-Tie Ball

October 18, 2019

Shutts & Bowen was proud to support the Leadership Broward 2019 Profiles in Leadership Black-Tie Ball on October 5. The event celebrated South Florida leaders including top executives in the nonprofit, business, healthcare, hospitality and sports industries.

Tampa Partners Support the Corporation to Develop Communities (CDC) of Tampa

October 16, 2019

Shutts & Bowen LLP recently sponsored the 27th Annual Community Champions Luncheon of the Corporation to Develop Communities (CDC) of Tampa, held at Armature Works. This fundraising lunch brought together hundreds of corporate and community partners who support the programs and the economic opportunities created by the CDC of Tampa.

Daniel Barsky Appointed to the International Trademark Association Committee

October 11, 2019

Miami partner Daniel Barsky was appointed to the International Trademark Association Academic Committee for the 2020-2021 term. His term is effective beginning January 1, 2020.

The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance Spotlights Orlando’s Sarah Donini Rodriguez

October 11, 2019

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Orlando partner Sarah Donini Rodriguez has been showcased as the 2019 Spotlight on Flex professional for the month of September. According to the Alliance, Spotlight on Flex showcases professionals who “exemplify personal and professional success while working a flexible schedule.”