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 WealthManagement.com.

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.

Harvey Oyer Mentioned in the Palm Beach Post

September 18, 2019

West Palm Beach partner Harvey Oyer was mentioned in the Palm Beach Post. Harvey attended a Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at The Breakers featuring elected Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks on September 16.

Daniel O’Keefe Attends University of Florida News Conference, Speaker Gov. Ron DeSantis

September 17, 2019

Shutts & Bowen LLP Orlando Co-Managing Partner, Daniel O’Keefe, was present for the University of Florida’s 2020 ranking announcement, featuring speaker Governor Ron DeSantis.

Jamie Wasserman Named to Leadership Broward Foundation Board of Directors

September 12, 2019

Fort Lauderdale partner Jamie Wasserman was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Leadership Broward. Jamie will serve as the Class XXXVII Representative for a 1-year term.

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.”

Peter Abreu Recognized as SFBW Apogee Awards Honoree

August 09, 2019

Peter Abreu, Chief Information Officer for Shutts & Bowen, was recognized as a South Florida Business and Wealth Apogee Awards Honoree. Peter will be honored at the 2019 Apogee Awards on October 23rd at Gulfstream Park.

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.