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Legal Briefs (Tampa edition)

Williams Schifino hires new

associate, of-counsel lawyers

Jonathan W. Newlon is a new associate and Blake D. Bringgold is a new of-counsel attorney at Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady PA, Tampa.

Newlon practices in the areas of real estate, tax and estate planning and probate and trust administration. He earned a bacheloris degree from the University of South Florida and a law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Bringgold practices in the areas of real estate transactions and commercial leasing. He earned bacheloris and law degrees from the University of Minnesota.

New associate joins

Tampais Bavol Judge

Nancy J. Stewig joined Bavol Judge PA, Tampa, as an associate. She received a bacheloris degree in biology and physiology from the University of Minnesota and a law degree, magna cum laude, in 1998 from Hamline University School of Law. She represents corporations in medical devices and pharmaceutical liability litigation.

OiDell Townsend to serve

on arts-in-courts committee

The Florida Supreme Court recently appointed Tampa attorney Rebecca OiDell Townsend, a lifelong St. Petersburg resident, to serve on its Committee on the Arts in the Court.

In addition, Gov. Jeb Bush recently appointed her to serve a four-year term on the state Film & Entertainment Advisory Council.

OiDell Townsend practices appellate, public interest and intellectual property law at Haas Dutton Blackburn Lewis & Longley PL.

George Meyer appointed

to new state bar committee

Carlton Fields attorney George Meyer will serve a three-year term on the Florida Baris newly inaugurated Construction Law Certification Committee.

At Carlton Fieldis Tampa office, Meyer practices construction law, handles real estate transactions and offers construction contract administration and claims analysis.

He earned bacheloris degrees in economics and engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law.

Bush Graziano hires

two new associates

Patricia A. DeLeo and Angela C. Cabassa are new associates at Bush Graziano & Rice PA, Tampa.

DeLeo, who focuses on commercial and health care litigation, worked as an associate at firms in Morristown, N.J., and Tampa. She earned a bacheloris degree from Marywood University and a law degree in 1996 from the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law.

Cabassa, who focuses on long-term care defense, earned a bacheloris degree from the University of Florida and a law degree in 1995 from the Florida State University College of Law. She has worked as a state senior cabinet aide and an associate at two other Tampa area law firms.

Legal aid service offers

child-advocacy program

Bay Area Legal Services, a Tampa Bay area legal aid service, now offers educational advocacy for children with dependency or delinquency issues through a new grant. The program benefits at-risk children in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

Through an Equal Justice Works grant, legal aid attorney Bob Jacobs will help qualified children with legal issues at their school. He will work on intervention strategies that might range from informal dispute resolution to legal enforcement of a childis rights through the courts or administrative hearings.

Abbey Adams hires

new associate lawyer

Deborah L. Slowik-Eldridge in a new associate at Abbey Adams Byelick Kiernan Mueller & Lancaster LLP, St. Petersburg.

Slowik-Eldridge, formerly with Cavey Slowik & Hudson, practices in the area of insurance defense and particularly workersi compensation and related issues.

She earned bacheloris and law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Pinstripe Marketing adds

four new legal clients

St. Petersburgis Pinstripe Marketing added three new clients o including R. Lawrence Heinkel LLC, Iurillo & Associates PA and Dynamic Securities Analytics.

Heinkel, a longtime Central Florida tax lawyer, recently expanded his practice to the Tampa Bay area; while the firm of Iurillo & Associates recently opened a St. Petersburg location.

Dynamic Securities President Alison Jimenez is an expert witness in securities arbitration hearings.

Three new associates join

Bush Ross Gardner firm

Meredith A. McCall, Keith D. Skorewicz and Courtenay S. Terrell are new associates at Bush Ross Gardner Warren & Rudy PA, Tampa.

McCallis focuses on civil litigation, primarily in community association law. Skorewiczis practices in the areas of commercial litigation, general civil litigation and appeals. Terrell focuses on real estate development, real estate finance, commercial leasing, zoning and land use and corporate transactions.

Zinober & McCrea hires

Dastoor as new associate

Neville F. Dastoor is a new associate at Zinober & McCrea, Tampa.

Dastoor, a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law, represents management in labor and employment law matters.

Doliner moderates corporate

governance program in Paris

Carlton Fields attorney Nathaniel L. Doliner recently moderated an international corporate governance program in Paris. The American Bar Association and the Paris Bar sponsored the program, titled iThe Impact of Converging Business Legal Issues in the Worldis Two Largest Markets: Greater Europe and the United States.i

Doliner practices in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation. A graduate of George Washington University, he earned a law degree in 1973 from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation in 1977 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Foley & Lardner, Tampa

hires two new associates

Adam R. Alaee and Scott K. Smylie are new associates at Foley & Lardner LLP, Tampa.

Alaee is a member of the litigation department and general commercial litigation practice group. A graduate of the University of South Florida, he earned a law degree from the Florida State University College of Law.

Smylie is a member of the business law department and the real estate practice group. He earned bacheloris and law degrees from the University of Florida.

New partner joins

Forizs & Dogali

Lee William Atkinson, who specializes in litigation and appeals, has joined the Tampa firm of Forizs & Dogali PL as a partner. The firm also hired Bradley A. Tobin as an associate.

Fowler White adds two

new attorneys in Tampa

Terry S. Ford, a workersi compensation defense specialist, joined Fowler White Boggs Banker as an associate. Ford received his bacheloris degree, magna cum laude, from East Carolina University and his law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law. He previously worked for DuBois & Cruickshank PA, Tallahassee.

Fowler White also appointed Christopher Paradies of counsel. Paradies, who practices intellectual property rightsi law, is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy of West Point, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. He was former chairman and chief executive officer of Patents For A Cur Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Walters Levine Brown, et al.

relocates firmis Tampa office

The full-service firm of Walters Levine Brown Klingensmith & Thomison PA relocated its Tampa office to the Bank of Tampa Building, 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 720, Tampa.

Stuart Jay Levine is the Tampa resident shareholder. Other attorneys in the office include Scott A. Haas, Heather Bradley and Brian A. Burden.


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