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Class Actions July 2018


Juliette E. Lippman takes office as President of the Florida Bar Foundation effective July 1, 2018. Lippman is a partner with Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC. Lippman is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.


Zelica Quigley, has been selected as a member of The Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Florida Bar. Quigley is of counsel at Broad and Cassel with her practice focusing on residential and commercial real estate transactions.


Matthew Konecky, of the Law Office of Matthew Konecky, P.A. in Palm Beach Gardens, presented a panel discussion to Keiser University’s criminal justice students about DUI cases with a former Palm Beach Sheriff Office DUI investigator.

Jason L. Steinman has joined Assouline & Berlowe P.A. in Fort Lauderdale. Jason handles trusts and estates, probate and guardianship matters, in addition to probate and business litigation.


Thomas Mullin, with Nason Yeager Gerson White & Lioce in Palm Beach County, was elected to the board of directors of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals.


David J. DePiano has been named a partner with Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann in Boca Raton. DePiano is experienced in both litigation and real estate transactional work.


Valerie Barnhart, has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Barnhart, a partner in the Davie-based firm of Perera Barnhart, is also chair of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Technology Committee and hosts the Technology Roadshows across the state. Barnhart received the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Kathy Bishop Most Distinguished Board Member Award. Barnhart’s practice focuses on business litigation, technology transactions, and business/corporate.


Jorge Freddy Perera has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Perera, a partner in the Davie-based firm of Perera Barnhart, focuses his practice on employment and labor law.

Jason M. Vanslette, a partner with Kelley Kronenberg, has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®. Vanslette works in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office and focuses his practice on Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation and assisting banks and other financial service providers with regulatory, enforcement, transactional and litigation matters.


Christie M. Walker was elected as a shareholder with Fowler White and Burnett Miami, FL office in the maritime practice group. Walker focuses her practice on all aspects of admiralty law.


Andrew V. Cobbe has joined The Soto Law Group in Fort Lauderdale as an associate focusing on business and construction law.


Carlos H. Arce was named partner with Lubel Rosen in Fort Lauderdale, FL Arce focuses his practice on health law, HIPAA compliance, privacy and data breach, personal injury protection and medical malpractice defense.

Vijay Choksi, published the chapter Legal Aspects of Cannabis in CANNABIS: a Clinician’s Guide (2018), edited by Betty Wedman-St. Louis.


Kristine DeSoiza has joined the Fort Lauderdale office of Fowler White Burnett as an associate in the insurance practice group. DeSoiza focuses her practice on insurance coverage disputes, construction defect claims, professional liability claims, commercial general liability, and commercial litigation.



In Memorium

Dwight Brock (JD 1982), Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court passed away on June 12, 2018. He served as an attorney and certified public accountant and was elected clerk of Collier County from 1993 – 2018. Obituary

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