April 15, 2005 News & Notes April 15, 2005 News and Notes News and Notes Richard A. Jacobson of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa was elected to the International Programs Advisory Board at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Pamela Beckham of Beckham & Beckham in Miami was elected to serve a three-year term on the council of the ABA Trial Tort and Insurance Practice Section. Wilbur Brewton of Roetzel & Andress of Tallahassee was elected president of the Governor’s Club for 2005. Anne-Marie L. Bowen was elected to the board of directors of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association for a three-year term. A. Brian Phillips of Ruden McClosky in Orlando spoke at the Annual Partnering for Compliance Seminar. Daniel O’Keefe of Shutts & Bowen was appointed to a four-year term on the Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee representing the interests of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Gregory Glasser and Tullio Iacono of Stephens, Lynn, Klein, LaCava, Hoffman & Puya in Miami participated in a panel discussion on medical malpractice reform sponsored by MIAMIntelligence. Diane Zuckerman of the firm’s Tampa office presented a CLE course on “Damages in Civil Trial Practice” focused on the defense perspective for NBI. Dennis G. Kainen of Weisberg and Kainen in Miami was named chair of the Florida Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League. Jeff E. Rubin of Talianoff, Rubin & Rubin in Coral Gables was re-elected chair of the U.S. Sailing Center. Additionally, Rubin was elected chair of the Creditors’ Rights Section of the Commercial Law League of America and was elected to serve as a member of the Foundation Board of South Miami Hospital. James Porter of Ruden McClosky in Tampa was appointed to the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board. Seymour Benson of Carlton Fields in Tampa spoke on the subject of equitable distribution at the “Florida Marital Dissolution Practice: Cutting Edge Techniques That Work.” Mark A. Danzi of Carlton Fields in Tampa was named to the 2005 Class of Leadership Westshore. David Pratt of Pratt & Bucher in Boca Raton spoke at the Palm Beach Tax Institute in West Palm Beach on family limited partnerships. Randee Golder served on the editorial advisory board for new publication by James Publishing titled Federal Criminal Practice. Sheldon Polish of Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale was elected to the board of directors for the Nova Southeastern University Circle of Friends. George L. Fernandez of Wolpe, Leibowtiz, Alvarez & Fernandez presented “Legal Aspects of Traffic Control” at the Florida Advanced Maintenance of Traffic training offered by the American Traffic Safety Service Association. Russell C. Silverglate has become an assistant pastor at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton where he serves as the director of community life. Romney C. Rogers of Rogers, Morris & Ziegler was reappointed to serve as trustee of the City of Ft. Lauderdale’s Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System. Rogers is secretary of the board. John C. Clough of Quarles & Brady in Naples coached the winning mock trial team from the Community School of Naples in the Collier County Mock Trial Competition. The team was also awarded the Ernestine Cousineau Award for Outstanding Professionalism in Advocacy. Jim Nulman of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers was named a board member of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Brian Trauman of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw was named chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Pro Bono Committee for 2005-2006. John E. Meagher of Shutts & Bowen participated in a panel at the ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, “Disabling the Opposition: Selected Trial Tactics for the Prosecution and Defense of Coverage Litigation.” Robert W. “Topper” Peacock, Jr. of Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe in Orlando was appointed to the board of governors and the executive board of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. Jonathan S. Coleman of Johnson Pope in Tampa had “Congressional Protectionism and the Securities Industry” published in the Winter 2004 edition of the Securities Regulation Law Journal. Sandra M. Ferrera of Meland, Russin, Hellinger & Budwick in Miami was elected to the board of directors of the Cuban American Bar Association. Jay A. Steinman of Carlton Fields in Miami was named chair of the South Dade YMCA for 2005. David N. Tolces of Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol in Ft. Lauderdale spoke on the practical applications of annexation, land use, and environmental law at a National Business Institute sponsored seminar. Amy E. Furness of Carlton Fields in Miami was elected as a trustee of the Dade Heritage Trust. Scott D. Makar of the Office of General Counsel, City of Jacksonville is the incoming chair of the Florida Supreme Court’s Standard Jury Instructions Committee (Civil). Richard B. Comiter of Comiter & Singer in Palm Beach addressed the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Comiter’s topic was “Effectively Using Limited Liability for Tax and Asset Protection Planning.” John P. Cardillo of Naples was appointed to serve a six- year term on the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. Kim Sands of Upchurch, Watson, White & Max participated in the ABA Litigation Section’s annual conference on Insurance Coverage. Russell S. Buhite of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa was elected to the board of trustees for the Mid-Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Debbie M. Orshefsky of Greenberg Traurig in Ft. Lauderdale was recognized as “Woman of the Year 2005” by the 1000+ Club of the American Cancer Society. James B. Baldinger of Carlton Fields in West Palm Beach recently co-chaired “A Lawyer’s Guide to Enterprise Security” series sponsored by the ABA’s Science and Technology Section CLE program. Baldinger served as a panelist and moderator. Thomas Topor of Holland & Knight was recently elected to a two- year term on the board of trustees of the City of Ft. Lauderdale, Police and Firefighters Retirement System.