A roundup of some of the more unusual items that crossed our desk recently.
Regent Bank has appointed eight new professionals to its West Palm Beach Advisory Board. Roger Amidon is the general manager of the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa. Rebel Cook is the president of Rebel Cook Real Estate. She graduated from University of Miami School of Business. Brian Edwards is the vice president of marketing and development for Gulfstream Goodwill Industries in West Palm Beach. Joseph Fleming is an attorney at Fleming & Fleming in North Palm Beach. He earned his degree in economics from Bucknell University and graduated with a master's of business administration in finance from Temple University. He earned his juris doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law. Stanley Klett, Jr. is an attorney and founding member of Klett, Mesches & Johnson. He graduated from University of Florida, where he earned his bachelor's degree and juris doctor degree. Gary R. Krielow, CPA, is a partner at LKD, Certified Public Accountants & Consultants, a full-service accounting firm in Jupiter. He received his accounting degree from University of Miami. Wayne Monek is director of employee benefits at Richard S. Bernstein and Associates. He graduated from Rider University and earned a bachelor's of science degree in business administration, with a minor in marketing. Steve Silvester started his professional career with Allstate Insurance Company and has been working as an insurance agent for more than 25 years. He earned his Bachelor's degree from University of Florida.
Edwards Wildman Expands Private Client Practice in South Florida
Veteran Trusts & Estates Attorney Robin King Joins Firm
West Palm Beach, June 24, 2014 -- Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is pleased to announce that Robin King has joined the firm as Counsel in the Private Client Department. King concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, guardianship administration, probate administration, and trust administration. She works with non-traditional families regarding all types of estate planning issues and also drafts pre- and post-nuptial agreements. She has been a Florida Leading Attorney in Trusts & Estates since 1997 and is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell.
Prior to joining Edwards Wildman, King was a partner at several Florida firms and practiced in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, and guardianship administration. From 1991 to 2000, she was an adjunct professor in the Legal Institute Program at Barry University, teaching probate, guardianship and trust administration, and estate planning. From 1986 to 1992, she served as an adjunct professor at Florida International University where she taught a similar curriculum for the University's Paralegal Studies program.
Earlier in her career, King served as a law clerk for the Honorable Norman Hendry at the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, Florida.
King earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Miami, as well as a B.S. and M.S. from Florida International University.
King is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Phyllis Green's book, Fired, at 50, just achieved finalist status in worldwide annual competition from Independent Book Publishers.
The six named partners at the West Palm Beach law firm of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin have been recognized as Super Lawyers for 2014. Only five percent of attorneys in Florida are recognized with this distinction. The attorneys are Mark W. Clark, Donald R. Fountain Jr., Nancy La Vista, David C. Prather, W. Hampton Keen and Julie H. Littky-Rubin. Firm associate Cyrus S. Niakan has been recognized in the Rising Stars category.
Additionally, Julie H. Littky-Rubin has been ranked the Top 50 female attorneys in the state of Florida, and Littky-Rubin, W. Hampton Keen and David C. Prather were recognized among the Top 100 in the Miami/South Florida region.
Car dealer Earl Stewart, owner of Earl Stewart Toyota in Lake Park was honored by the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons with its Local Hero Award during its recent annual meeting at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood.
Stewart's surgeon, Dr. Steven Wexner, director of colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, nominated him for the award because of the fundamental changes Stewart made in his life following his diagnosis and successful treatment of colon cancer in 2005.
The YWCA of Palm Beach County elected officers and board of directors for 2014-2015.
Officers are: President, Alexcia Cox; 1st Vice President, Dr. Chelly Templeton; 2nd Vice President, Theresa LePore; Secretary, Chrichet Mixon; and Treasurer, Henrietta McBee.
Newly-elected board members include: Rosemary Bronstien, Kalinthia Dillard, Suzanne Holmes, June Meyer, Bernadette Shalhoub, and Maggie Zeller.
They join returning members Sheila Carnicelli, Aimee Cernicharo, Esq., Farah Lolagne, Esq., Barbara C. McDonald, Maria Siemon, Trixy Walker, Linda Wartow, Tameca West, Susan Rose Wilson, Teri Wolofsky, and Valerie Wright.
Michael Pike, Managing Partner of Pike & Lustig, LLP-TURNPIKE LAW®
Selected to Florida Super Lawyers 2014 List for Business Litigation
Michael Pike, managing partner of Pike & Lustig, LLP-Turnpike Law, in West Palm Beach has been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list in the practice area of business litigation.
Stanley D. Klett, a partner in Klett, Mesches & Johnson, P.L. in Palm Beach Gardens has been recognized by Florida Legal Elite, in addition to being selected a 2014 Florida Super Lawyer.
James W. Beasley, Jr. and Joseph G. Galardi, shareholders at the law firm of Beasley, Kramer & Galardi, P.A., in West Palm Beach, have been recognized as Super Lawyers for 2014.
NONPROFITS FIRST APPOINTS CELEDINAS & REESE ADVISOR TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Palm Beach, Fla. (June 24, 2014) -- Celedinas & Reese Insurance, one of the oldest and largest privately-held insurance brokerage firms in the country, is pleased to announce that Mark Montgomery, a private client risk advisor in its Palm Beach office, has been appointed to the Nonprofits First Board of Directors.
Nonprofits First is and organization dedicated to strengthening the administrative and operational capacity of nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County. Executive, consultants and volunteers come together to promote quality and accountability in the nonprofit community through leadership development, education and management services.
At its recent Annual Meeting, the Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service and the Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service elected new board members while honoring outstanding volunteers and outgoing Executive Director Neil Newstein.
Carolyn Gleimer Silbey was elected president of the AJFCS Board of Directors with Jack Rosenberg elected first vice president. Newly elected AJFCS board members include Jewish Federation representative Marty Cass, Ellie Hart, Vivian Lieberman, Naomi Rosenberg, Adele Shamban and Dr. Arthur Small. Arnold Lampert was re-elected as president of the board of Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service. Outgoing AJFCS Board President Harvey Siegel was honored for his many accomplishments during his two-year term.
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley Attorneys Receive Awards from Florida Justice Association
Chris Searcy, Brenda Fulmer and Laurie Briggs recognized at FJA's annual convention
(June 20, 2014) West Palm Beach, Fla. -- Chris Searcy, president and CEO of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, received the coveted Gold EAGLE award during this year's Florida Justice Association Convention held at The Breakers in Palm Beach in June. The Gold EAGLE award is presented each year to recipients who set the standard for leadership in their region by giving time, money and energy to further the association's goal of protecting the rights and safety of Floridians.
Recognition also went out to attorneys Brenda Fulmer and Laurie Briggs, who received the association's Cornerstone Award. The award is given to individuals who recruit the largest number of members to the organization in a given year. The award was established for the first time this year.
Ms. Briggs received two additional awards -- the Women's Caucus Appreciation Award and the Mickey Smiley Award. The Women's Caucus Appreciation Award was presented by the Women's Caucus Section of the FJA. The Mickey Smiley Award, from the Young Lawyer's Section, is given annually in honor of Mickey Smiley in recognition of dedicated leadership and service and for the steadfast example set for the newest members of the legal profession. This year marks the first time a woman has received this prestigious award.
Attorney Adam Gumson of Jupiter Law Center is pleased to announce the recent hire of Carol Shain as Client Ambassador.
Jupiter Law Center focuses its practice on Family Law and Estate Planning matters.
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