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.”
Aliette DelPozo Rodz Appointed to Serve on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee October 08, 2019
Miami partner Aliette DelPozo Rodz has been appointed to the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for Miami-Dade County’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit. Her appointment begins on November 1, 2019, for a three-year term.
Michael Kaney Appointed to the Executive Leadership Team of Club Blue of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida October 08, 2019
Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Orlando attorney Michael Patrick Kaney has been appointed to the Executive Leadership Team of Club Blue, the Boys and & Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s (BGCCF) young professional association. The Executive Leadership Team is comprised of six emerging leaders who work to develop innovative and creative ways to grow Club Blue’s 75-year-old organization.
Derrick Valkenburg Presents on Construction Law for the Space Coast Association of Realtors October 07, 2019
Shutts & Bowen LLP Orlando partner Derrick M. Valkenburg recently presented on “Construction Law for Brokers” to the Commercial Investment Council of the Space Coast Association of Realtors®. The presentation took place in Brevard County on October 7, focusing on hot topics in construction law as they relate to commercial brokers.
Bud Bennington Featured in the Orlando Business Journal October 02, 2019
Shutts & Bowen LLP Orlando partner Bud Bennington was recently interviewed by the Orlando Business Journal and featured in the spotlight piece, “How longtime lawyer Bud Bennington and his firm are shaping the Orlando litigation scene.”
Eric Adams Speaks at National Business Institute Seminar on ‘The Rules of Evidence’ September 30, 2019
Shutts & Bowen LLP Tampa partner Eric S. Adams was recently featured as a distinguished faculty member by the National Business Institute (NBI) for a seminar on “The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit (A Real-World Application of Evidence to Courtroom Events).”
Harold “Ed” Patricoff Named to Board of Coral Gables Museum September 30, 2019
Harold “Ed” Patricoff, Miami attorney and partner in the law firm of Shutts & Bowen, has been named to the board of the Coral Gables Museum Board of Directors effective October 1st, it was announced today by incoming Chairman Christopher Spuches.
Deedee Bitran Published in the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section Blog September 24, 2019
Fort Lauderdale attorney Deedee Bitran was recently published in the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section Blog.
Deedee’s article, “Florida’s New Law Voids Certain Physician Non-Competition Agreements,” highlights a new addition to Florida’s non-competition law which significantly alters the enforceability of certain physician non-competition agreements. Section 542.336, Florida Statutes, provides that as of July 1, 2019, non-competition agreements entered into between specialist physicians and an entity which employs or contracts with all physicians of that specialty in a specific county are void and unenforceable. Deedee’s article advises “physician employers should be aware of the new law and seek legal counsel to assess the enforceability of their non-competition agreements.”
Deborah Getzoff Speaks at the 62nd Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Conference September 23, 2019
Shutts & Bowen LLP was pleased to sponsor the 62nd Annual Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association Conference, held September 18 through 20 at on Hutchinson Island in Martin County. Deborah Getzoff, a partner out of the Tampa office, was a featured conference educational speaker on the topic, “Coastal Law Update: Case & Final Orders Concerning Florida Beaches.”
Woodrow Pollack Appointed as a Member of the Florida Blockchain Task Force September 20, 2019
Tampa partner Woodrow “Woody” Pollack has been appointed as a member of the Florida Blockchain Task Force.
Florida’s legislature created the statewide Florida Blockchain Task Force to explore and develop a master plan for fostering the expansion of the blockchain industry in the state of Florida. Specifically, this task force studies if and how state, county, and municipal governments can benefit from a transition to a blockchain-based system for recordkeeping, data security, financial transactions, and service delivery and identifies ways to improve government interaction with businesses and the public.
Shutts & Bowen Partners Included in Florida Trend’s Florida 500 September 10, 2019
Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that three partners have been selected for inclusion in Florida Trend Magazine’s 2019 “Florida 500” special issue. Bowman Brown, Chairman of Shutts & Bowen’s Executive Committee and Chair of the Financial Services Practice Group, Harvey Oyer III, a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group and Rachel E. Nordby, a partner in the Appellate Practice Group, have been selected as being among Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders.
Erik Szabo Speaks at GOBA Construction Defects/Stucco Litigation Seminar August 30, 2019
Shutts & Bowen LLP partner Erik F. Szabo recently presented at the Greater Orlando Builders Association’s (GOBA) Developers Council Construction Defects/Stucco Litigation Seminar, speaking on the “Anatomy of a Construction Defect Claim.”
Harvey Oyer’s The Last Egret Chosen for Best Student Reading List in the Nation August 26, 2019
The children’s book The Last Egret, written by Florida author and attorney Harvey Oyer, has joined classics like Black Beauty, Heidi, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Winnie-the-Pooh in the “Best Student Reading List in the Nation,” a list compiled by Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran.
Shutts & Bowen Attracts Former Greenberg Traurig Miami Appellate Chair August 23, 2019
Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Appellate Practice Group with the addition of new partner Julissa Rodriguez. She joins Shutts in Miami from Greenberg Traurig, where she served as Chair of its Miami Appellate Department and a member of its National Appellate Practice.
Amanda Buffinton Speaks at the 3rd Annual ‘Insurance in the Construction Industry’ Seminar August 21, 2019
Shutts & Bowen LLP Tampa partner Amanda B. Buffinton was a featured speaker at the 3rd Annual ‘Insurance in the Construction Industry Seminar,’ hosted by The Seminar Group, Legal and Professional Education.
Shutts & Bowen Recovers in Excess of $49 Million USD from the Republic of Angola for U.S.-based LS Energia August 16, 2019
MIAMI, Fla. – August 15, 2019 – Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that it has settled in full a civil case brought on behalf of its client LS Energia — a U.S.-based company that designs, builds and operates electric power plants throughout the world — against the Angolan government for a total amount in excess of $49 million USD.
Shutts & Bowen Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2020; 8 Partners Selected as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ August 15, 2019
Shutts and Bowen is proud to announce 86 lawyers were recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Several partners were also selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” for the upcoming edition.
Frederick O’Malley Appointed as Chair of ALA’s Large Firm Administrators (“LFA”) Steering Committee August 12, 2019
Frederick O’Malley, Chief Operating Officer of Shutts & Bowen, was appointed as Chair of the Large Firm Administrators Steering Committee at the Association of Legal Administrators (“ALA”) Large Firm Principal Administrators Retreat held August 1-3 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lauren Stricker Mentioned in the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar August 12, 2019
Tampa partner Lauren Stricker authored a blog post in the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar titled “Eleventh Circuit Joins the Majority: Time-Barred Debt Collection + Implicit Threat of Litigation = Plausible FDCPA Claim.”
Shutts & Bowen Ranked Among Top Central Florida Law Firms by OBJ August 09, 2019
Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to have been ranked among the top Central Florida law firms by the Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) in separate 2019 lists, including “Central Florida’s Largest Litigation Law Firms” and “Central Florida’s Largest Intellectual Property Law Firms.”
My Summer Associate Experience: Robert Secrist August 09, 2019
Our 2019 Summer Clerkship Program brought four law students for an intellectually challenging and professionally gratifying experience. Nearing the end of the program, the students agreed to share a few of the highlights from their summer. Here is what Robert had to say about his summer at Shutts.