February 1, 2008 News & Notes February 1, 2008 News and Notes News and Notes Leslie Schultz-Kin of Carlton Fields in Tampa has been appointed by the Hillsborough County Bar to serve on the Bay Area Legal Services’ board. Thomas A. Dye and Dean A. Morande of Carlton Fields in West Palm Beach recently published an article in Class Actions Today, a publication of the ABA Litigation Section. Titled “Consumer Cases Brought under Rule 23(b)(3) Strategies for Defeating Class Certification.” Michael Pike of Burman, Critton, Luttier and Coleman was elected to the Palm Beach County Justice Association’s board. Kelly Overstreet Johnson of Broad and Cassel in Tallahassee has become certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit civil mediator. William F. Fink of Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy and Ford in Miami has been appointed to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Thomas O. Katz of Katz Baskies in Boca Raton spoke on “Early Resolutions for 2008” for an estate and trust practice to the Northern Trust Estate Planning Roundtable. Brian Trauman of Mayer Brown LLPin New York presented “Transfer Pricing Audits: The Current Landscape” and “Privilege and Accounting, Penalty, and Ethical Standards for Transfer Pricing Practitioners” at the ABA Tax Section’s Las Vegas meeting. Howard S. Krooks, of Elder Law Associates in Boca Raton presented “State Implementation of the DRA: New York, New Jersey, and Florida” and “Advanced Medicaid Planning” at the American Law Institute/American Bar Association Advanced Course of Study — Elder Law: What You Need to Know in January, in Coral Gables. Scott R. Austin of Roetzel & Andress has been appointed by the International Trademark Association to the Registration Practice & DNS Administration Subcommittee of INTA’s Internet Committee for the 2008-2009 term. Victoria Mendez of the Office of the City Attorney, City of Miami, was recently re-elected to the Cuban American Bar Association Board of Directors. Jim Dickinson of Cavitch, Familo, Durkin & Frutkin was ennobled as a Knight of the Order of Salvador, which honors special members of The Salvador Dali Museum. K. Stuart Goldberg of Marlow, Connell, Valerius, Abrams, Adler, Newman & Lewis in Ft. Lauderdale spoke on how to avoid being the target of a legal malpractice claim at the “Legal Ethics: Solutions to the Most Common Challenges” seminar in West Palm Beach. Warren Anderson, of Anderson, Howell, & Ravis, P.A., in Jacksonville has been awarded the 2007 Carol and Bob Grimes Environmental Activist Award at the Civic Round Table awards luncheon for his environmental advocacy. William D. Keith of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A., in Naples was the featured speaker at a seminar on plaintiff’s personal injury sponsored by the National Business Institute. Jon Jordan of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Miami presented “Financial Reporting Issues from Recent SEC Enforcement Cases” at the “Advanced SEC Reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance” course, which was sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute and Executive Enterprise Institute. Shelly Wald of Shutts & Bowen’s trusts and estates department, recently spoke at a National Business Institute Seminar on the role and duties of the personal representative during the probate process, as well as on how the personal representative can manage an estate effectively. She also spoke on spousal rights during the probate process, including the spouse’s rights to exempt property and the elective share and the process for obtaining these benefits. Robert Wilbert of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid was selected by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys as its November member of the month for his dedication to protecting the rights of consumers in bankruptcy. W. Jan Pietruszka of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa spoke at a recent NBI seminar on “Advanced Topics on Wage and Hour Law.” Julee L. Milham of St. Petersburg Beach has been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Supreme Court for England and Wales. Mark H. Hildebrandt, president of Mark H. Hildebrandt, P.A., in Miami Beach, has been named president of Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation. Charles R. Fletcher of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa spoke at the initial meeting of the Strategic Aggregate Review Task Force on “Regulation of Aggregate Mining by Local Governments” in Tampa in December. Elizabeth Ricci of Rambana & Ricci, P.A., in Tallahassee recently presented “Avoiding Liability in Hiring and Terminating Foreign Nationals” at the 2008 Employment Law Update program in Tallahassee. The firm’s Neil Rambana also presented “Federal Tax and Immigration Law CLE” for the lawyers at Legal Services of North Florida. Benjamin Gross, corporate counsel for Charming Shoppes, Inc., in Bensalem, Pa., was elected president of Lansdale Borough Council by a unanimous vote at its January reorganization meeting.