April 15, 2006 On the Move

first_img On the Move Bradley B. Eavenson joined Kohl & Tanzer in Stuart as an associate. Michael Busenkell joined Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott in Wilmington, DE. His practice areas include corporate bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. John C. Glancy was named shareholder at the Greenville, SC, firm of Ogletree Deakins. Glancy is a member of The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section and Out-of-State Practitioners Division. Ronald R. Friedman joined The Karp Law Firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of tax and estate planning. Eugene P. Murphy joined the insurance practice at Robinson & Cole. Stephanie Alexander and Jarrett Cooper joined Tripp Scott as directors. Alexander will focus her practice on healthcare and appellate work, and Cooper will focus his practice on complex business litigation and labor and employment. Steven C. Simon has been named partner/shareholder at Rosenthal & Levy. Simon also manages the firm’s Port St. Lucie office, carrying a full case load in personal injury, Social Security, and disability law. Stephen F. Rosenthal, Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid, and Ramon A. Rasco are making moves at Podhurst & Orseck. Rosenthal and Martinez-Cid have become partners and Rasco has become an associate at their Miami office. Sara J. Burton joined the Orlando office of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell as an associate. Carlton Fields elected Miami shareholder Benjamine Reid to chair the firm’s board of directors. The following shareholders were elected to the board: Steven J. Brodie, Gary M. Pappas, Charles M. Rosenberg, and Patricia H. Thompson of the Miami office; Mark A. Brown, Chris S. Coutroulis, Richard A. Denmon, Edgel C. Lester, Jr. , Luis Prats, Gary L. Sasso, and Gwynne A. Young of the Tampa office; Thomas A. Hanson of West Palm Beach; David R. Punzak of St. Petersburg; Daniel C. Johnson of Orlando; and Nancy G. Linnan of Tallahassee. Chandler Black and Craig M. Tregerman joined Coel & Warren in Boca Raton. Black and Tregerman will assist in the litigation department. Elizabeth J. Biondo, Zachary Bower, Dolores Francis, Gerald Greenberg, Abigail Kofman, Lori Littlejohn, Eric Solomon, Morgan Swing, and Lauren Young all joined Stearns Weaver Miller as associates. Elizabeth B. Honkonen, Nathalie Cadet-James, and James T. Allmans are changing at Kenny Nachwalter. Honkoken has become a member of Kenny Nachwalter’s Miami office and Cadet-James and Allmans have joined the firm as associates. Hannesson Murphy joined Barnes & Thornburg as an associate in their Indianapolis office, practicing in the labor and employment law department. Jennifer L. Coffey joined Schwarzberg Spector Duke Schulz & Rogers in West Palm Beach. Her areas of practice are labor and employment, employee discrimination, and state and federal litigation. Molly Langer Gutcher has opened a law practice in Tampa that focuses on juvenile law and adoptions. Phone (813) 500-2957 and fax (813) 436-5240. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius opened a greater China practice based in Beijing. The practice will focus on structuring inbound and outbound Chinese business transactions in IP and technology. Charlie Brumback was named managing shareholder of Akerman Senterfitt’s Orlando office. He has been a member of the firm’s corporate practice group since 1979 and also serves on their board of directors. Angie Holley Desmond, formerly of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation joined Desmond and Maceluch in Tallahassee. Ena T. Diaz joined the Miami office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon as of counsel in their employment litigation and policy practice. Peter H. Levitt joined the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen as a partner in the creditors rights group. Levitt has more than 20 years of experience in bankruptcy and insolvency litigation. Scott J. Topolski was elected shareholder at Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs and will focus his practice on commercial, business, insurance, construction, securities and employment litigation. Lise L. Hudson joined Sachs Sax Klein’s Port St. Lucie office as an attorney in the family and matrimonial law practice group. Erick Martin joined Akerman Senterfitt’s Miami office as an associate in the firm’s corporate group. H. Hamilton Rice and R. David Jackson joined Lewis, Longman & Walker’s Bradenton office; Rice as a senior attorney and Jackson as an associate. Adam C. King joined Mills Paskert Divers as an associate. King’s practice is devoted to construction, fidelity, surety, and commercial litigation matters. Leigh Ann Murvin joined Akerman Senterfitt’s real estate group as of counsel in the firm’s Orlando office. Christopher M. Hinsley, Kristy M. Johnson, Stephen P. Johnson, and Daniel R. Vega were elected shareholders at Carlton Fields ’ Miami office, and Jaret J. Fuente was elected shareholder at Carlton Fields’ Tampa office. Kara L. Cannizzaro, George M. Koonce, Fabian A. Paul, and Melody Cobbe joined Fowler White Burnett as associates. Alexander Perkins joined Leesfield Leighton and Partners and will focus his practice on complex civil litigation. Michelle Stassi Rosamond joined Bavol Judge as an associate. Jodi Laurence opened The Health Law Office of Jodi Laurence at 817 S. University Dr, Ste.100, Plantation 33324. The phone number is (954) 332-0932; fax (954) 370-7849. Maribeth L. Wetzel joined The Fleming Law Group in St. Petersburg. Leonard J. Dietzen, III and Linda G. Bond joined the Tallahassee office of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell as partners. Dietzen has practiced civil litigation in Tallahassee since 1990, and Bond has practiced civil litigation in Tallahassee since 1995. George Smith has been named shareholder at Bryant Miller Olive’s Tallahassee office. He practices primarily in the public finance and affordable housing areas. John W. Dill became a partner with Richard B. Troutman’s firm in Winter Park. Dill focuses on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Homer Duvall III was named practice group leader of Holland & Knight’s real estate practice in Tampa. Nicholas C. Gladding joined Ruden McCloskey’s Sarasota office as a partner. Gladding is a member of their environmental law practice group. David M. Fernandez joined Barr, Murman & Tonelli as a senior associate. He practices in the area of insurance defense. Marve Ann Alaimo and Mary Beth Forrester have been named principals of Cummings & Lockwood’s Bonita Springs office. Angel Castillo, Jr., and TerRance Q. Woodard joined the Miami office of Ogletree Deakins. Castillo joined as a shareholder and his practice currently focuses on representing employers in state and federal court litigation and appeals. Woodard joined Ogletree Deakins as an associate representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law and litigation. J. Garry Rooney has become a partner in the firm of Brooker & Rooney. Rooney specializes in personal injury and employment and family law. Liz Consuegra joined Berger Singerman’s Miami office as an associate and will focus her practice on probate litigation. Stuart I. Grossman and John M. Catalano have been promoted to partner at Tew Cardenas. Jon Polenberg, Christopher Cano, and Jude Cooper joined Wasserstrom Weinreb & Wealcatch’s in the Hollywood/Boca Raton area as partners. They will focus their practice in various aspects of litigation. Marc M. Crumpton, Jr. , joined Kingsford & Rock as an associate in the Tampa office. Georgianne Sims joined Revilla & Goldstein in Miami as an associate. Jonathan Yi joined Bull and Associates in Orlando as an associate. Yi practices construction law and commercial litigation. Richard S. Dellinger, Mitchell E. Grodman, Kevin K. Ross, Mark D. Scheinblum, W. Drew Sorrell, D. Scott South, William S. Vanos, and Ormend G. Yeilding have all been elevated to partner at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed. Gabriel Pinilla joined WardKim’s Ft. Lauderdale office as an associate. Pinilla will focus his practice on commercial litigation and personal injury. April 15, 2006 On the Move April 15, 2006 On the Movelast_img read more

Bureau issues updated FCRA forms to implement S.2155 changes

first_imgSection 301 of S.2155 amends section 605 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) (codified at 15 USC §1681c). Section 605 establishes requirements regarding the information in consumer reports and disclosures regarding them. S.2155 adds subsection 605(i) and (j) establishing requirements regarding security freezes. These changes will primarily affect consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) rather than credit unions.One change adds a required notice for whenever a summaries of rights is required by FCRA’s section 609. While section 609 contains a lot of disclosure requirements, only subsections 609(c) and (d) specifically reference a “summary of rights.” Last week, the BCFP issued an interim final rule updating the Summary of Consumer Rights in Appendix K to Part 1022and the Summary of Consumer Identity Theft Rights in Appendix I. These are required under section 609(c) and (d), respectively (codified at 15 USC §1681g (c) and (d)).The Summary of Consumer Rights must be provided by a CRA whenever it makes a written disclosure of information to the consumer. Also, it may need to be provided by employers taking adverse employment actions in connection with a credit report. The Summary of Consumer Identity Theft Rights must be provided by the CRA when a consumer reports that they are a victim of identity theft. In the interim final rule, the Bureau specified that it is soliciting commentary to determine how to proceed regarding other model forms. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

DDA addresses concerns over paid parking downtown

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Last week we reported on possible paid parking and received quite a bit of feedback from residents on our Facebook page. We wanted to give the Downtown Development Authority the chance to respond to some of the criticism.One user posted, “there’s never been a problem parking in Alpena. All the empty store fronts and parking lots, why on earth is there an issue with parking?” DDA Executive Director Anne Gentry responded to this tweet saying, “So if you come here between 9 a.m. and noon, a lot of these lots are full already, a lot of the key spaces are full already because we have close to 800 employees downtown.”Many of the comments mentioned how the downtown area used to have paid parking, but removed meters after the mall started taking too much business.  Gentry says, “We’re at a point right now where people realize the value of our downtown again.” She added, business downtown is rising and parking will only become more of an issue. “Now that we’re seeing more businesses relocate to the downtown, we need to have a strategy to accommodate for cars that come with those.”The top comment on our post said, “Making people pay to park might not be the best for drawing to the downtown area,” which got 35 likes. Gentry says that paid parking could be necessary to make sure that there is enough parking for customers who would shop there. “We’re not just trying to get more money from people because we can. It’s because that money will go towards improving the experience for visitors, and employees that use our downtown every day.”The next DDA meeting is on September 3, at 3 p.m. at city hall. Citizens can address the board for five minutes each before the agenda starts. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Downtown Development AuthorityContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena 4-H Club helps with livestock display at the county fairNext An upcoming family 5k run to support children in need this monthlast_img read more

Taps played for the city’s fallen in Iraq

first_imgAs the strains of taps reverberated through Los Angeles City Council Chambers, city officials wearing black arm bands paid homage Tuesday to nearly three dozen Los Angeles residents who have died in Iraq. Councilman Bill Rosendahl, wearing his American Legion cap, read aloud a list of those who have died in the war. It was Rosendahl’s first public denunciation of the war. “I have been silent on it all these years,” Rosendahl told his fellow council members. “I was a journalist when the war broke out, and I had (Rep.) Dennis Kucinich on my show, and he said the war was based on lies. He turned out to be right.” With the war entering its fifth year and more than 3,200 American deaths, Rosendahl said he felt it was appropriate for the city to remember those from Los Angeles who were victims. Taps was played by Iraq war veteran Jeff Key. rick.orlov@dailynews.com 213-978-0390last_img read more