OCBA Bench Bar Conference Brings Judges, Attorneys Together


ORLANDO -- How often do judges and attorneys get the opportunity to sit down and really hear each other? The Orange County Bar Associations second annual Bench Bar Conference to be held Oct. 7-8 at the OCBA Center provides that opportunity. Its an event that was well-received last year and a full agenda is on tap for this year. Topics include bankruptcy, appeals, business law, trusts, civil, probate and criminal issues. The beauty of this is, one, it give the judges an opportunity to let lawyers who practice before them get knowledge on how that particular judge likes things done, said Frank Bedell, president of the Orange County Bar Association. It gives lawyers the opportunity to ask judges non-case specific questions. It serves the lawyers, who can do a better job for the clients they represent and it makes the judges jobs easier. Bedell said the informal setting enables … [Read more...]

Biondo, Eiglarsh, Thomas to headline 'Solo' seminar

MIAMI -- Garret Biondo and Mark Eiglarsh will headline the discussion How to be a Solo Practitioner, presented by The Dade County Bar Associations Solo and Small Firm Committee Oct. 7 at Sabadell United Bank in Miami. Damian Thomas of Wasserman & Thomas P.A. will join Biondo, of Biondo Law Firm, P.A. and Eiglarsh of Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh. Also on hand will be Eduardo E. Dieppa III, Esq. CPA, of Dieppa, Padron & Assoc., CPA LLC; Darryl K. Sharpton, CPA, ABV of Sharpton, Brunson & Company, P.A., and Joel Goren, vice president business development officer, Sabadell United Bank How to Be a Solo Practioner Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 pm Seminar Sabadell United Bank 1111 Brickell Avenue, 30th Floor Miami, Florida Registration includes Hors' D'oeurves, drinks and CLE Credit $25.00 Members and $35 Non-Members To RSVP CLICK HERE … [Read more...]

Akerman's Goldstein to speak at DBA Environmental Meeting

MIAMI -- Akerman Senterfitts Michael Goldstein and environmental experts will speak at The Dade County Bar Association Environmental & Land Use Law Committee meeting Sept. 30 at Bankers Club. Goldstein is a shareholder at Akerman and is chair of the Contaminated Lands Practice. Joining him at the "Acceleration of Brownfield Redevelopment by Florida Hometown Democracy Amendment 4" is Daniel H. Berler, Ph.D., LEED AP, PG, project manager of CRB Geological and Environmental Services, Inc. and David Vanlandingham, P.E., Engineer IV, Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division. Banker's Club is located at One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor, 2 South Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Registration includes lunch & CLER Credit and costs $35 for members $40 for non-members. To register please click HERE . For more information call 305-371-2220. … [Read more...]

Lowndes' Walson tabbed for UF Alum Council


ORLANDO, FL James E. Walson, a senior associate with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., was recently appointed to the University of Florida Levin College of Law Alumni Council, an organization which is designed to assist with raising private funds to cover expenses not met through state support, tuition or endowment income. The organization's mission is to also increase alumni participation to support the university. An alumnus of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Mr. Walson focuses his legal practice at the firm on commercial litigation, particularly real property disputes. Mr. Walson has litigated matters involving contracts, commercial landlord / tenant matters, easements, fraud, deed warranties, boundary disputes, adverse possession, lien priority and access rights throughout the State of Florida. … [Read more...]

Republican Party considers suit v. Crist

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Duringtheir meetings at Walt Disney World, members of the Republican Party of Florida say they may pursue a lawsuit against Gov. Charlie Crist. The group which spent time at the Central Florida theme park and resort, requested an audit of finances, specifically with a hard look at ex-chairman Jim Greers accounting procedures. The executive board of the party voted to ask for more information about expenses charged by Christ, ex-executive director Delmar Johnson III and Greer. Members of the Republican Party have spent millions of dollars in contributions towards Crists Senate campaign, prior to his April decision to make a bid for the seat as an Independent. … [Read more...]