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Residential Real Estate Appraiser serving NE Palm Beach County and Martin County. Expert testimony. Appraisal applications include: tax appeal, trusts, estates, divorce, litigation, mortgage, and FEMA. USPAP compliant reports. Market knowledge, customer service, consultation. 36 years experience. Spiel Appraisal Services, Paul A. Spiel SRA, Cert Gen RZ2435. Phone: 561-307-4428, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREELANCE PLAINTIFF PI PRE-SUIT & LITIGATION PARALEGAL AVAILABLE for remote project work i.e., drafting demands, answering discovery, trial assistance, etc. Invoice and W9 provided. Contact Susan Paladino at email@example.com 561-460-0001.
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LAW OFFICE TO SHARE – spacious, perfect for solo practice. WPB near Centerpark. Contact Bill Broome, (561)689-5011, email@example.com
Our WPB office is vacant and available for sub-leasing, or taking over the lease space. It is furnished, the furniture can be included in negotiations, or removed. The space is 1,682 square feet. There are two large offices, a conference room, kitchen, large reception/secretary desk in the front, and a second secretarial bay in the back. There is a work area for a copier, etc. Our lease is through May 31, 2024. The attorney who manned that office has relocated to Broward, and we no longer need that space. It is a perfect space for a two-attorney or executive business. The landlord is also open to reconfiguring the space as part of negotiations and is open to a new tenant taking over the space. If interested, please contact Jemanuel@kefirm.com.
PGA Law Office building with building signage on PGA Blvd for Sale 2.8. Two office condo units being sold together for total of 5,334 sf. First time offered for sale. Shown by appointment. Rebel Cook Real Estate 561-622-9920 firstname.lastname@example.org
Twenty Lewis, Longman & Walker (LLW) attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®; two have been named Lawyer of the Year. Below are the lawyers based in West Palm Beach:
Lawyer of the Year – West Palm Beach
- Michelle Diffenderfer – Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law
Best Lawyers – West Palm Beach
- Andrew J. Baumann – Environmental Litigation
- Michelle Diffenderfer – Environmental Law; Government Relations Practice; Land Use and Zoning Law
- Robert P. Diffenderfer – Environmental Law
- Tara W. Duhy – Land Use and Zoning Law
- Terry E. Lewis – Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation
- Alfred J. Malefatto – Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Natural Resources Law
- Stephen A. Walker – Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – West Palm Beach
- Amy Taylor Petrick – Environmental Litigation
- Kathryn B. Rossmell – Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Natural Resources Law
- Rachael B. Santana – Land Use and Zoning Law
Ken Ehrlich and Matt Naparstek are pleased to announce the opening of Ehrlich & Naparstek, Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation Injury Lawyers. Ehrlich & Naparstek has been tirelessly fighting for full and fair justice and compensation for over 27 years. With offices located in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, Ehrlich & Naparstek will continue to represent the injured throughout South Florida. Ehrlich & Naparstek is small enough to treat you like family, yet has the dedicated team and resources to take on any insurance company or large corporation. You can find more information about Ehrlich & Naparstek by visiting ENinjurylaw.com or by calling 561-687-1717.
Eddie Stephens and Caryn A. Stevens of Stephens & Stevens PLLC awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship to Shefali Vansadia at the Leadership Palm Beach County GROW Graduation Ceremony on April 28, 2022. Vansadia, currently a junior at Suncoast Community High School, is one of fifty select students participating in the 2022 Leadership Palm Beach County Grow Program. Stephens and Stevens awarded Vansadia the scholarship as a result of her essay, which conveyed the impact the GROW program has made on her and how it fostered an interest in pursuing a career in business law. Both Eddie Stephens (2015) and Caryn Stevens (2019) are graduates of Leadership Palm Beach County with Stephens serving on the Board of Governors.
Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, continues its growth in 2022 with the addition of attorneys Mahra Sarofsky and Carl Williams as partners. Additionally, Dane Leitner, firm partner, has been named Chair of Ward Damon’s Litigation Practice Group. Sarofsky is an experienced litigation and transaction attorney in the areas of business and commercial law, complex commercial litigation, creditor’s rights/bankruptcy, commercial real estate and business formation, sales and dissolution. Williams comes to Ward Damon with more than 20 years of litigation experience in the areas of business and corporate law, construction and construction defect litigation, labor and employment law, and probate litigation. Leitner, who has been with Ward Damon since 2012 and has a growing practice in the areas of business litigation, real estate and family law, has been named Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.
Florida Attorney Nellie L. King was sworn in as the 64th President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s annual meeting in Palm Beach, FL. The owner of The Law Offices of Nellie L. King, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida, King exclusively practices criminal defense. Known for her zealous and impassioned advocacy for clients and the community, King has handled many complex, high stakes, and high-profile cases in state and federal courts, including corruption, murder, sex crimes, fraud and white collar investigations, and complex conspiracy cases. She has also served in numerous state and national leadership roles with the aim of reforming the criminal legal system and she lectures nationally on criminal defense and constitutional topics. A Life Member of NACDL, King has served on the Board of Directors and is a past Co-Chair of the Membership Committee and a member of the Executive, Governance, Women in Criminal Defense, Technology Advisory, and Budget Committees. She is also a Trustee of the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice (NFCJ). Locally, King serves on the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission and is an alumnus of Leadership Palm Beach County. She is a Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) and the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PBACDL). She has received numerous honors in recognition of her work, including the 2022 Harriette S. Glasner Award from the Palm Beach County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU-FL). King was bestowed the award for her dedication to improving the criminal legal system, fighting for the underserved and defenseless, advocating for open access to public records, and demanding law enforcement transparency and accountability. King is also the recipient of the 2017 Women in Leadership Award, Private Sector from the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches. King’s nomination for this award was based, in part, on her efforts to recruit volunteers for Clemency Project 2014, a project supported by NACDL to assist President Barack Obama’s clemency initiative. King received her bachelor’s degree from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg Virginia and her JD from Nova Southeastern University Law School, where she won the Feinrider Moot Court Competition, as well as various trial advocacy awards, for her oratory skills and courtroom presence.
JUPITER LAW CENTER is pleased to announce that attorneys LINDSEY A. DANIELS, LAUREN S. ALEVIZOS, and BRANDON K. DELLABELLA have joined the firm. JUPITER LAW CENTER focuses on Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration and Guardianship (on behalf of individuals and Personal Injury firms pursuing Wrongful Death actions/settlement), Real Estate and Family Law matters. For more information, visit https://www.jupiterlawcenter.com.
Jones Foster is pleased to announce the addition of three attorneys to its West Palm Beach office. Lainey R. Williams has joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Land Use & Governmental practice groups; Rachel L. Sears is an Associate and member of the Corporate & Tax and Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates teams; and Associate Melanie R. Skenian has joined the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group to focus on probate litigation and trust litigation.
Lainey Williams represents clients in matters involving commercial litigation, governmental litigation, municipal law, land use and zoning. She graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she served as a managing editor of the Florida Law Review and vice president of the Law College Council. She was elected by her peers to serve as law school senator for UF Student Government and was selected to be a member of Florida Blue Key. While attending law school, Lainey gained valuable experience as a Jones Foster Summer Associate and Law Clerk, a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and a certified legal intern for the 19th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office.
Rachel Sears’ practice focuses on transactional corporate law, probate and trust administration, and estate planning. She earned her Juris Doctor degree and graduated cum laude from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, where she served as the executive editor for the Nova Law Review. During her studies, Rachel was a pupil of the Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court, the director of operations for the Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law Society, and an active member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. Rachel gained valuable experience as a Jones Foster Summer Associate and a Law Clerk, a judicial intern for both U.S. Circuit Judges David A. Haimes and Keathan B. Frink at the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, and a research assistant for a law professor.
Melanie Skenian focuses her practice in the areas of probate litigation and trust litigation. She graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She received a CALI Book Award for Federal Income Taxation and was awarded the Fredric G. Levin Ethos of Excellence Scholarship. During her studies, Melanie served as a research assistant and was an active member and coach of the Florida Moot Court Team. Melanie gained valuable experience as an intern for Judge Michael G. Williamson of the United States Middle District Bankruptcy Court.
Ward Damon is proud to announce Super Lawyers®, a rating service of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas, has named Jeffrey Pheterson and Michael J Posner, as Super Lawyers for 2022. Kenneth Rehns and Cathleen Ward have been named Rising Stars. Only five percent of attorneys are recognized in Florida with this distinction, recognizing they have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Ward Damon Super Lawyers
• Jeffrey Pheterson, Partner: Pheterson concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, business and corporate law, complex litigation, governmental representation, and probate litigation.
• Michael J Posner, Equity Partner: Posner concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and business issues, including closing transactions for residential and commercial deals, lender borrower and representation in new loan and refinance transactions, complex title issues and representation of condominium and homeowner associations.
Ward Damon Rising Stars:
• Kenneth Rehns, Partner: Rehns primarily focuses on business and commercial law and labor and employment litigation as well as complex commercial litigation.
• Cathleen Ward, Partner: Ward concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial lending, real estate, contracts, and corporate law.
Jones Foster is proud to announce that 75% of the firm’s eligible attorneys have been named in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with two attorneys being recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas. Litigation Shareholder Theodore S. Kypreos was named “Lawyer of the Year” West Palm Beach for Litigation – Trusts and Estates and Litigation Shareholder Steven J. Rothman was named “Lawyer of the Year” West Palm Beach for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. This honor is conferred on individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback with only one lawyer recognized for each specialty and location. Spencer S. Keyser, Kelly Gardner Nugent, and Zachary M. Rothman have been named to this year’s “Ones to Watch” list which recognizes outstanding professional excellence early in their career.
Jones Foster is pleased to announce that Shareholder Michael J. Gore has joined the United Way of Palm Beach County as a Campaign Cabinet Legal Lead. The mission of United Way of Palm Beach County is to ensure that residents have access to the basics: a quality education, a place to live, financial stability, good medical care, and enough to eat. The organization funds a wide range of programs for over 60 partner non-profits, serving children, seniors, and families, and uniting the resources of donors, volunteers, agencies, and the community. Campaign Cabinet members are selected from various professions and chosen for their expertise, involvement in the community, and their passion and desire to make a difference. These professionals assist in the development of campaign strategies and provide leadership for the implementation and execution of campaign efforts and logistics. Mr. Gore is a member of the Corporate & Tax and Litigation & Dispute Resolution teams. He concentrates his practice in the areas of employment, construction, and securities law, representing a wide variety of clients, including developers, builders, homeowners, business owners, and municipalities. Mr. Gore provides counsel in matters involving employment practices, corporate investigations, contract review and drafting, contract disputes, construction delays or defects, and construction liens. He is also experienced in handling complex litigation matters, guiding clients throughout the stages of litigation and dispute resolution.
Florida State University College of Law Alumna Salesia V. Smith Gordon, Esq. (‘92) gifts $200,000 to the college, making her the first Black alumna to donate a gift of this magnitude in the law school’s history. In honor of her gift, Attorney Smith-Gordon, an award-winning personal injury trial attorney and legal analyst on Dan Abram’s Law & Crime Network, will have her portrait installed in the Law School Rotunda in September. The $200,000 endowed gift will be used to support cultural diversity programs and scholarships for Black law students who will attend FSU College of Law for years to come. Smith-Gordon’s portrait will be painted and unveiled on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 3 p.m. in the Law School Rotunda. She will be the first Black law alumna to grace the walls of the college. This legacy of excellence began with her mother, Attorney Jeraldine Williams (Smith), a 1981 law alumna, becoming the first mother-daughter duo to graduate from FSU’s College of Law. Smith-Gordon, who graduated in 1992, will join other distinguished Black alumni, including nationally recognized attorneys Benjamin Crump, Daryl Parks, and Sean Pittman. The accomplished solo practitioner and public speaker, Smith-Gordon says, “she enjoys her work and hopes to influence others to join the legal profession.” A life member of the National Bar Association, a Florida Justice Association Eagle, and an American Bar Association Fellow, Salesia Smith-Gordon serves the legal profession in a myriad of ways, including co-founding and serving as inaugural President of the FSU College of Law Black Alumni Network, Florida’s first law school alumni network for black graduates. She has earned many awards and recognitions for her legal advocacy, community activities, and philanthropy.
Jones Foster is pleased to announce that litigation attorney, Hanna B. Rubin, has been elected National Delegate by the members of the Federal Bar Association Palm Beach County Chapter. The 2022-2023 Executive Board was sworn in virtually by Senior Judge Kenneth A. Marra of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. As National Delegate, Hanna represents the Palm Beach County Chapter at all National Council meetings and informs the Chapter’s members of the latest developments in federal practice. She also serves as the liaison between the Chapter and other local, state, and national bar associations. The Federal Bar Association promotes the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law, including private practitioners, government counsel, and members of the federal judiciary. The Palm Beach County Chapter hosts monthly luncheons, an annual judicial reception, nationally recognized civic outreach events, and various other programs, and supports volunteerism in the local community. Hanna represents businesses, individuals, and municipalities in matters involving commercial litigation and governmental litigation. She is affiliated with several industry and non-profit organizations, serving as an Advisory Board Member for Camp Kesem’s Nova Southeastern University chapter and as an active member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers Palm Beach County Chapter and the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section.
Eric Romano of Romano Law Group in West Palm Beach was recently recognized in the 2022 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The list of 1,122 honorees represents just over 1% of the active Florida Bar members, including attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys who practice in Florida. Florida Trend invited all actively practicing Florida lawyers to name the attorneys that they hold in highest regard – lawyers with whom they have personally worked and would recommend to others.
Aleksandr Boksner has joined Torcivia, Donlon, Goddeau & Rubin, P.A., as a Senior Associate in municipal and local government law. He will focus his practice on the representation of Cities, Towns and Villages.
Romano Law Group, a prominent personal injury law firm based in West Palm Beach, FL is honored to announce that partner Todd Romano has been named the Best Lawyers® 2023 Product Liability Plantiff “Lawyer of the Year” in West Palm Beach. He was also included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Personal Injury (Plaintiff) and Product Liability (Plaintiff). Mr. Romano maintains a practice in the areas of Product Liability Litigation, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Trucking and Motor Vehicle Crash Claims. Additionally, John Romano and Eric Romano were included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. John was honored in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Plaintiff, and Product Liability Plaintiff and Eric was honored in the practice areas of Personal Injury Plaintiff, and Product Liability Plaintiff. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 71,000 leading lawyers honored in the new edition.
Attorney Gary S. Lesser, Managing Partner of West Palm Beach-based Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, was sworn in today as the 74th President of The Florida Bar. More than 500 Bar members attended the ceremony, which took place this morning at the Bar’s Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria. Lesser is a longtime leader of the Florida Bar, having served for more than a decade on its Board of Governors. He served as Chair of the Bar’s Legislation Committee for three years; has served on the Executive Committee for four years; has served as the Chair of Strategic Planning and was Chair of the Professional Ethics Committee. He was admitted to the Florida Bar and became a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association in 1992.