August 1, 2008 On the Move August 1, 2008 On the Move On the Move Elizabeth “Bib” Willis has opened a solo practice in Tallahassee, practicing in the areas of family law and mediation, including prelitigation mediation in both family and circuit civil. The office is located at 3160 Blairstone Court, Tallahassee 32301, telephone (850) 877-0082. Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady in Tampa has announced that its existing sports law practice area has recently expanded into Team One Management, an athlete management company. Gavin D. Caddy and Harvey G. Kopelowitz have joined The Kopelowitz Ostrow Firm in Ft. Lauderdale. Caddy joins as a partner and will focus his practice on construction law, commercial litigation, and general civil litigation. Kopelowitz is joining as of counsel and will oversee the firm’s real estate transactional department. John F. Haley has been appointed the hiring partner at Hunton & Williams in Miami. Florida Health Law Center has relocating its office to 3501 S. University Drive, Suite 10, Davie 33328, telephone (954) 358-0155, fax (954) 358-1661. Karen B. Schapira and Michelle A. Mitchell-Stoddard also have joined the firm as associates. Cindy Swinson has become vice president, division general counsel of Darden Restaurants in Orlando. Swinson will provide legal support and counsel to the finance, information technology, government, and community affairs departments, as well as Red Lobster and Darden’s Specialty Restaurant Group. Michael S. Olin has established Michael S. Olin, P.A., in Miami as a litigation firm concentrating on complex commercial and personal injury litigation and jury trials. Offices are located at the Alfred I. DuPont Building, 169 E. Flagler Street, Suite 1224, Miami 33131, phone (305) 677-5088, fax (305) 677-5089, e-mail [email protected] Judith A. Silver has joined Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs in Boca Raton as a partner. Her emphasis is on Internet law, domain name dispute arbitration, business and contract law, technology, software licensing, and intellectual property matters. Raymond S. Castro has become of counsel to Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart in Tampa. Castro is board certified as a specialist in labor and employment law. Armando Musa has joined Hogan & Hartson in Miami as an associate in the business and finance practice group. His practice focuses on domestic and international business transactions. Brian D. Solomon has opened Brian D. Solomon P.L., located at 101 E. 13th Street, St. Cloud 34769, phone (407) 957-0077, fax (407) 957-0088, e-mail: [email protected] Solomon is board certified in construction law. Cherie L. Silberman has joined Constangy, Brooks and Smith in the Tampa office as an associate. Silberman represents employers in all areas of workplace law. Clifford B. Shepard, D. Andrew Smith III and Virginia Cassady announce the formation of Shepard, Smith & Cassady. Associates will include Andrew J. Hand and Morgan Bourdat. The firm will practice in the areas local government law, litigation, real estate development, insurance defense, homeowner and condominium association law, and transactional law. Jaimie F. Gelman and Jaimie F. Gelman have joined Holland & Knight in Miami as associates. Gelman will practice in the firm’s litigation section and Lumpkin will practice in the business section. Nicole Caruso Seropian, Marco D. Commisso, and Stephanie Barr Partlow have joined Sachs & Sax in Boca Raton as associates. Seropian practices in the area of marital and family law. Commisso practices in the areas of community association and country club law and commercial litigation. Partlow practices in the area of community association law and foreclosures. Charles B. Pearlman, Joel D. Mayersohn, Clint Gage, and Brian Andrew Pearlman have joined Roetzel & Andress on Ft. Lauderdale as partners and Myra P. Mahoney has joined the firm as an associate. Charles Pearlman practices in the area of corporate and securities law. Mayersohn focuses his practice in the areas of corporate, securities and business law. Gage practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance and general corporate counseling. Brian Pearlman focuses his practice in the areas of corporate, securities and business law. Mahoney practices in the areas of business law, general corporate, and securities. Barbara Christie Johnston has been named the new managing partner of McGuireWoods in Tampa. Scott J. Wortman has joined Ward Damon & Posner as a partner, and will continue his practice in real estate law, business & corporate law, and institutional banking. Stephanie Crane Lieb and Rachel Albritton Lunsford have joined Trenam Kemker in Tampa. Lieb joined the business reorganization and bankruptcy practice group as an associate and Lunsford joined the wealth planning and preservation practice group as an associate. Saidin M. Hernandez has joined Carmenates Panell in Miami as of counsel. Hernandez will practice immigration and nationality law. Michelle Visiedo-Hidalgo of Miami has been named partner in charge of the international offices of Zumpano Patricios & Winker. Emily Anna McAlhaney and Jennifer Lynn Davis have opened the Central Florida law firm of Davis and McAlhaney, P.A., which will focus on the practice areas of criminal defense, family law matters, and landlord/tenant. Christopher T. Hersem, formerly of the Sixth Circuit Public Defender’s Office, has opened Christopher T. Hersem, P.L., a general practice firm, located at 1550 West Cleveland Street, Tampa 33606, phone (813) 251-7291, fax (813) 251-7292, e-mail [email protected] Paul D. Goldstein has opened The Law Office of Paul D. Goldstein, P.A., located at 71 N.E. 27th Avenue, Pompano Beach 33063; phone (954) 782-6111; fax (954) 782-6122; and e-mail [email protected] The firm will concentrate in representing individuals and businesses in immigration matters. Scott A. Padgett has joined Rogers Towers in Jacksonville as an associate in the firm’s litigation department. His primary practice is commercial litigation with emphasis in construction law. J. Paxton Marshall has joined Carlton Fields in Miami as an associate in the business litigation and trade regulation practice group. Scott Topolski has become chair of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs’ litigation practice group in Boca Raton. Brian Carter of Pensacola, Joseph Dispaldo of Miami, and Jeff Dodson of Tallahassee have become partners with McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver. Carter concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation defense. Dispaldo also practices workers’ compensation defense and manages the firm’s Miami office. Dodson is a member of the Tallahassee civil litigation group, concentrating in the defense of catastrophic injury and products liability cases. Dan Coffman has joined Holland & Knight’s Jacksonville office as of counsel in the firm’s labor, employment, and benefits practice group. Caryl E. Delano has been appointed as a bankruptcy judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. Nicole R. Topper and Lysa M. Friedlieb have joined Sachs & Sax in Boca Raton as associates. Topper and Friedlieb practices in the area of commercial litigation. Christopher Marlowe has joined The Haggard Law Firm in Boca Raton as an associate and will handle cases involving negligent security, wrongful death, and other personal injury cases. Nicholas “Nick” Milano has been appointed executive partner of Holland & Knight’s Ft. Lauderdale office. April Y. Walker has rejoined Carlton Fields in Orlando as an associate in the business litigation and trade regulation practice group. Barry J. Schwarzberg has joined Shutts & Bowen in Miami as an associate in the business litigation practice group.