News and Notes.
Howard D. Rosen of Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen, P.A., in Coral Gables presented "Asset Protection Planning Using Offshore Trusts" to the Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley (California) and to the Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida. Patricia Donlevy-Rosen of the firm presented "Estate Freeze Planning with Offshore Trusts" to the 61st Annual Convention of the American Society of Women Accountants in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Margarita Ruiz, of Altamonte Springs and a board member of the Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society Inc., was recently honored as a finalist in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' NFL Community Quarterback Award for her volunteer work with the legal aid program. The Buccaneers provided the program with a monetary award for Ruiz' accomplishments.
Stephen Rossman of Rossman, Baumberger & Reboso in Miami has been installed as chair of Easter Seals MiamiDade for 2001-02.
Katz, Barron, Squitero & Faust,. PA., of Miami recently hosted a panel discussion about "Understanding Florida's New Building Code."
Lynn E. Wagner of Rumrell, Wagner & Costabel, LLP, and Litigation Alternatives in Winter Park has been appointed an adjunct professor at Barry University School of Law to teach labor relations law during the spring term 2002.
Jack Falk of Dunwody, White & Landon, P.A., in Miami recently spoke at the "On the Cutting Edge -- Estate and Trust Litigation" seminar presented by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar.
Sam Rothman of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently spoke to the Real Estate Section of the Collier County Bar Association about "HUD's New RESPA Enforcement Initiative."
Amy D. Ronner, professor of law at St. Thomas University School of Law, has had her novel, Hurled Headlong, accepted for publication, and it will be out in about 13 months.
Joanne Richards of Stoll, Keenon & Park, LLP, in Lexington, Kentucky, recently was the featured speaker at the Kentucky Law Update Seminar where she presented "Intellectual Property in the New Millenium -- A New Ballgame." She also spoke about trade secrets and copyrights at the Women in Business Seminar in Lexington.
Scott H. Marder of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale has been named chair of the Commercial Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association.
Dan Armstrong of Ponte Vedra Beach has been accepted into the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Jeffrey P. Coleman of Clearwater recently became qualified as a National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., arbitration chairperson.
Michael E. Long of Zimmerman, Shuffield, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A., in Orlando was recently named to the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County.
Karen Meyer Buesing of Zinober & McCrea in Tampa recently co-chaired the Equal Employment Opportunity Basics Regional Institute, sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Sections of the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar. She also gave a substantive law overview at the conference.
Elliott H. Scherker of Greenberg Trauirig, LLP, in Miami has been elected to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Margaret Z. Vilella of Atkinson, Diner, Stone, Mankuta & Ploucha, P.A., in Hollywood has been appointed to the board of directors of the South Broward YMCA.
Joseph Goldstein of Shutts & Bowen in Ft. Lauderdale has been reappointed Florida chair of the Public Contract Law Section, Region IV, of the American Bar Association.
Paul Rampell of Palm Beach recently spoke about estate planning to doctors at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in Orlando.
Astigarraga, Davis, Mullins & Grossman, P.A., in Miami recently raised more than $5,000 for the American Cancer Society through their "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk-a-thon.
John H. "Jack" Hickey spoke at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada about alternative theories of liability in slip-and-fall cases.
Steven Uhlfelder of Holland & Knight, LLP, in Tallahassee has been appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a three-year term.
Karen Spigler of Plantation has been chosen as the December Attorney of the Month by Legal Aid Service of Broward County's Broward Lawyers Care program.
Kimberly Kolback of Miami recently participated on the executive council for the 13th annual Southern Regional Entertainment and Sports Law Seminar in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico sponsored by the Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia bars.
Robert W. Hudson of Carlton Fields in Miami has been elected vice president of the board of directors for the Humane Society of Greater Miami.
David L. Deehl of Deehl & Carson, P.A., in Coral Gables recently spoke about email management at an Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers seminar in Ft. Lauderdale.