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.”

Harvey Oyer Emcees Gold Star Memorial Dedication Ceremony

October 10, 2019

On September 25, West Palm Beach partner and Marine Corps Captain Harvey Oyer was the Master of Ceremonies for the dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in West Palm Beach.

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.

Al LaSorte Discusses Racing Hobby in PBCBA Bulletin

October 08, 2019

West Palm Beach partner Al LaSorte was featured in the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s October 2019 newsletter.  

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.

Olga Pina Comments on Helms-Burton Litigation in DBR Article

October 04, 2019

Shutts & Bowen LLP partner Olga M. Pina was quoted in the article, “Lawyers Wary of Helms-Burton Litigation After Favorable Rulings, More Lawsuits,” published by the Daily Business Review.

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.

Stephen J. Putnoki-Higgins Discusses CRUTs in Latest Article

September 24, 2019

Tampa attorney Stephen J. Putnoki-Higgins was recently published in the wealth and estate planning section of