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POSITIONS AVAILABLE / DESIRED

Real Estate Associate Attorney-  Jones Foster is seeking a highly qualified real estate attorney with three (3) to six (6) years of experience to join our West Palm Beach and Palm Beach offices. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a dynamic real estate team. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, commercial real estate transactions, leasing, acquisitions, sales, dispositions, real estate financings, and title and survey reviews. The ideal candidate will work on a wide variety of matters and possess exemplary communication and analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively manage time and handle multiple projects while proactively moving transactions through to completion and/or closing.

Jones Foster extends employment only to those who have the qualifications for a long-term career. Candidates must possess an outstanding academic record with a JD from an ABA accredited law school, and be admitted to and in good standing with The Florida Bar. The ability to function both independently and within a team is essential. Competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested applicants should submit resume and salary requirements in confidence to Edwin A. Ratka at eratka@jonesfoster.com.

STATE-FUNDED POSITION
POSITION TITLE: Supervising Trial Court Staff Attorney
STARTING SALARY: $64,382.28/annually

DEPARTMENT: Court Administration
PAY GRADE: 52
POSITION NUMBERS: 22008962

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit seeks a Supervising Senior Trial Court Staff Attorney (Supervisor). This position is based in downtown West Palm Beach, but may require travel to the North and South County branches. The Supervisor will manage other staff attorneys while also conducting legal research and writing. This is demanding, professional, and highly responsible work. Supervision duties include training, assigning and evaluating work, counseling, and ensuring that deadlines as assigned are met. Must ensure quality work product from staff. Provides guidance to the attorneys, as needed, in researching, interpreting, and applying legal principles of the most complex nature within the assigned work area. Reviews, edits, analyzes, discusses, and provides final approval for written work of attorneys on a regular basis and as needed. Monitors workflow to identify and address potential workload issues and to ensure performance goals are met. Supervisor monitors and reports on the status of the department’s backlogged cases and identifies solutions to address backlog and workload issues. Will be responsible for various reports concerning department statistics and other records. Works independently, as well as cooperatively in a team environment. Complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Legal research and writing duties include reviewing case files, researching the law, preparing memoranda and proposed orders in a variety of legal areas brought before the trial court. Supervisor provides legal advice to Judges, General Counsel, and others as may be required. For more information, please view the attached document here

Marshall Dennehey is seeking an experienced Associate Attorney with at least five (5) years of litigation experience to join our Fort Lauderdale team. This is an exceptional opportunity for the candidate to litigate a variety of premises liability, product liability, construction defect and injury, public entity, and civil rights, commercial auto, and trucking cases for our Fortune 500 clients. It will also be expected that the candidate will be a team player and an aggressive litigator. The candidate’s cases will range from moderate exposure matters to catastrophic losses, including fatalities, involving multiple claimants. This position is not for the timid as the complexity of these claims demands an ability to work proactively and creatively. Your strong analytical, writing, research, and communication skills are valued at this firm. Marshall Dennehey, P.C. is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this position. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HRRecruiter@MDWCG.com for consideration. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer AA/M/F/D/V.

DIVISION DIRECTOR II DIRECTOR, CODE ENFORCEMENT, PALM BEACH COUNTY  Outstanding executive opportunity with the Board of County Commissioners.  $88,578 Annually, Negotiable.  BS in Urban Planning, Business Administration/related; 5 years experience interpreting land use regulations including 2 years management. Related MS/JD may substitute for 2 years of experience. Apply at www.pbcgov.jobs .  EO/AA M/F/D/V, DFWP.  All Palm Beach County employees may be required to work before, during, and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, a leading insurance defense firm, is seeking an Associate Attorney with 3 to 5 years of litigation experience for its Ft. Lauderdale, FL office. This position will assist a team defending insurance companies in a wide range of First-Party Property matters, including coverage disputes and bad faith issues. As a regional office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, the Ft. Lauderdale, FL office is backed by the resources of a 500+ lawyer firm. It stands ready to assist every client—be they individuals, small businesses, large corporations, or insurance carriers—by providing high-quality, results-oriented legal representation that is both innovative and cost-effective. Marshall Dennehey is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this position. Firm offers a sound future, competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HRRecruiter@MDWCG.com for consideration. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer AA/M/F/D/V.

DIRECTOR III – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMISSION ON ETHICS, PALM BEACH COUNTY  Outstanding executive opportunity with the Board of County Commissioners.  $156,923 Annually, Negotiable.  JD and 7 years law enforcement/judicial/fraud investigative/Ethics Officer/similar experience required. For job details and to apply, visit www.pbcgov.jobs.  EO/AA M/F/D/V, DFWP.  All Palm Beach County employees may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.

Attention Attorneys:  Do you have litigation overload? Let Bresky Law help. Our Litigation Support legal team can help you craft pleadings, memorandums of law, assist with legal research, and provide trial support.   For more information, call 561-994-6273 or email us at info@bresky-law.com.  Bresky Law is a Boca Raton law firm with offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami by appointment only.  www.bresky-law.com

Delray Beach  Boutique Law Firm seeks attorney/ associate. 

The firm’s services include:

  • Residential purchase and sale agreements  (luxury homes)
  • Residential real estate closings and title insurance
  • Residential loan closings (and refinance)
  • Site Planning and Site selection for commercial projects/assistance in land planning
  • Commercial leases
  • Commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements
  • Commercial real estate closings and title insurance
  • Commercial real estate loan closings (and refinance)
  • Commercial real estate mortgage refinances   

Recent J.D. Graduates are welcome to apply.  Experience is a plus but not required. We are willing to train the right candidate. Send resume to Thomas M.  Stanley, Esq. at tom@macmillanstanley.com

PI firm seeking Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of litigation experience. Live in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County. But be willing to commute to Miami for hearings, trials, depositions, mediations, and occasional in-person meetings.

About You: Assertive, detail-oriented, and hardworking. Are you also competitive and like to win? Do you want to be the best trial lawyer you can be and learn the right way from the best? If you want a challenge that can be rewarding in many ways, this may be the firm for you.
About Hickey Law Firm:
We are a small group of super dedicated, hardworking trial lawyers. We represent people who have suffered life-changing injuries.

Hybrid remote working environment. Our office is in Miami, but we are working remotely. Attendance in Miami will not be required daily for lawyers at this time. Attorney can work remotely except that he/she is required to come into the office and work, to go to court, to travel for depositions, hearings, mediations, or otherwise, whenever required or requested. Competitive base salary. Bonus can be significant depending upon your performance and the performance of the cases assigned to you. Benefits package:$12,686 to $23,524. E-mail applications@hickeylawfirm.com.

We are not just offering a job but a meaningful career! Come join our passionate team! As a Fortune 50 company, we hire the best employees to serve our customers, making us a leader in the insurance and financial services industry. State Farm embraces diversity and inclusion to ensure a workforce that is engaged, builds on the strengths and talents of all associates, and creates a Good Neighbor culture.

We offer competitive benefits and pay with the potential for an annual financial award based on both individual and enterprise performance. Our employees have an opportunity to participate in volunteer events within the community and engage in a learning culture. We offer programs to assist with tuition reimbursement, professional designations, employee development, wellness initiatives, and more

Visit our Careers page for more information on our benefits , locations and the process of joining the State Farm team!

Responsibilities

Mimi L. Smith & Associates, insurance staff counsel for State Farm insurance companies, is seeking a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) attorney to join our growing Florida PIP operation team in Fort Lauderdale, FL and/or Miami, FL. Qualified candidates will have PIP experience and an exceptional knowledge of civil procedure, evidence and trial strategy. Candidates must have outstanding written and oral advocacy skills and strong software/technological skills including competency in Word, Outlook, and Westlaw. Competitive candidates will be well-organized, detail-oriented and able to independently manage a caseload where all work is time sensitive. Prior civil trial litigation experience, including motion handling and jury trial experience, is preferred. Selected candidate can be located in our Fort Lauderdale or Miami office.

Located in Southern Florida, we enjoy an active, busy civil trial practice. We provide a congenial, team-oriented professional work environment with skilled support staff.

Qualifications

  • Must have a law degree from ABA-accredited law school and excellent academic credentials
  • Must have active license to practice law in Florida and a member in good standing of the bar
  • 1-5 years of PIP litigation experience
  • Strong automation/technological skills for lawsuit handling and courtroom presentation
  • Self-starter, independently identifying issues and demonstrating initiative in personal and professional development
  • Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work opportunity.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/W71az7TwEnwWtVekCp8Zy

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Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors is the third largest local Realtor Association in the nation, is seeking In-House Counsel.  The organization has almost 40,000 members. The association is responsible for enforcement of NAR Code of Ethics & Professional Standards through a quasi-legal process that somewhat mirrors the American judicial system. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) is the largest trade association in the nation with over 1.4 million members.  Members belong to one or more of approximately 1,200 local associations/boards and 54 state/territory association of REALTORS.

Additionally, the parent company is one of the largest Multiple Listings Services (MLS) in the nation. BeachesMLS provides essential real estate related technologies to MLS subscribers while strictly enforcing the MLS Rules & Regulations of the organization

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversight of Professional Standards/Code of Ethics proceedings
  • Oversight of BeachesMLS Compliance hearings
    Contractual review of key vendor agreements and business-related contracts
  • Coordination of outside legal counsel initiatives and work scope
  • Participation in establishing HR related policies and procedures
  • Strategic initiative collaboration

Position is located in West Palm Beach.  We offer excellent benefits package.

Submit Resumes to hr@rworld.com


OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE / REAL ESTATE

Palm Beach Gardens.  Offices in legal suite available for rent (furnished or unfurnished); assistant stations available.  Minutes from North County Courthouse; 1 block south of PGA Blvd.; no fixed bridges.  Use of receptionist, kitchen, conference rooms.  For more information, e-mail GardensLawCenter@gmail.com.

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HEARSAY

Michael W. Shiver Jr., joins Pike & Lustig LLP, in West Palm Beach as a Trial Attorney. Michael Shiver is an AV Preeminent® Rated senior trial attorney specializing in both catastrophic and complex-business litigation at Pike & Lustig, LLP. A lifelong resident of Palm Beach County, Mr. Shiver has practiced law for over 20 years. He is known and respected by both peers and clients for his legal ability and high ethical standards. Mr. Shiver has been honored as a Florida Super Lawyer three separate times; he was recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction for Excellence in Personal Injury Law in 2019; and he is a member of the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum. For the last five years, Mr. Shiver has served on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Justice Association, where he focuses on ensuring the public’s free access to the court system. He is also a former member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association Personal Injury and Professionalism Committees. Mr. Shiver is licensed to practice in both Florida and New York.

Shareholder David E. Bowers, head of Jones Foster’s Corporate & Tax and Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates practice groups, was the featured speaker at the East Coast Estate Planning Council’s first virtual luncheon of the season. David is a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in Tax with over thirty years’ experience in complex tax, trusts and estates, and business planning with extensive experience in estate planning, pension and profit-sharing plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and business transactions. David brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership ability to his role as a Florida Tax Institute board member and as chair of the University of Florida Law Center Association’s Alumni Tax Advisory Committee. He served as past chair of The Florida Bar Tax Section, the Palm Beach Tax Institute, and The Florida Bar Tax Law Certification Committee.

Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce the addition of six new Associates to its Private Clients Group in Connecticut and Florida. In addition, Cummings & Lockwood welcomed two new Associates to its Private Clients Group in Florida, including Lauren V. Mabe in the Bonita Springs office and Danielle Furneaux in the Palm Beach Gardens office. Lauren V. Mabe received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, in 2020, and her B.S., summa cum laude, from Liberty University in 2016. Danielle Furneaux comes to Cummings & Lockwood with a background in U.S. and international taxation. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 2016, and her B.A. from the University of Miami in 2012.

Attorney Lindsey Wagner of Scott Wagner and Associates, PA in Jupiter, Florida served as a panelist for the Wage and Hour Basics Seminar at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment 2020 Annual Conference.

Kelsey C. Burke has joined Felice & Ehrlich as an associate. She is fluent in Spanish and focuses her practice on assisting clients in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, auto negligence, premises liability, and work-related accidents. Ms. Burke is a past President of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association, a member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and the Palm Beach County Bar Association Law Week Committee Chair. 

Jones Foster is pleased to announce that the Firm has been named a 2021 Best Law Firm by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® in West Palm Beach. The annual report rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations. Surveys solicit information regarding a firm’s expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and more. The tier-ranking is based upon the combined quantitative and qualitative data scores for each firm which are then compared to other firms in the same metropolitan area. Earlier this year, half of Jones Foster’s attorneys were recognized among The Best Lawyers in America 2021 in their respective practice areas. Vice-Chair and Shareholder Scott G. Hawkins was named “Lawyer of the Year” West Palm Beach in the area of Real Estate Litigation, and Shareholder James C. Gavigan, Jr. was named to this year’s inaugural “Ones to Watch” list which recognizes up-and-coming legal talent.

Jones Foster is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys, Greg S. DeMeuse and Travis J. Foels. Greg DeMeuse has joined the Firm’s Real Estate practice group and is based out of the Palm Beach office, while Travis Foels has joined the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group in the West Palm Beach office. Greg focuses his real estate practice on commercial and residential transactions, including purchase/sale transactions, refinances, and construction loans, as well as commercial leasing. Greg graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, where he participated in the Stetson Honors Program. While earning his law degree, he gained valuable legal experience serving as an intern to the Supreme Court of Florida with the Honorable Justice Barbara J. Pariente. Greg has held leadership roles as a board member for several industry and non-profit organizations. Travis’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, medical malpractice, hospital liability, products liability, and premises liability. Travis graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and was awarded membership in the prestigious Order of the Coif. While earning his law degree, he served as a Teaching Assistant for trial practice, legal writing, and appellate advocacy and as an Articles Editor for the Florida Law Review. Travis received the Gertrude Brick Law Review Award for the Best Note of 2017 and was also the recipient of book awards in appellate advocacy, legal research, electronic discovery, land use planning and control, and medical malpractice.

Nason Yeager Gerson Harris & Fumero, P.A., a full-service business law firm, announced that Charles R.L. White has joined the firm as partner. Mr. White has practiced law in South Florida since 1976 and developed a successful practice that includes the law of wills, trusts, estate planning and administration, and elder care; real property law and title insurance; general business and entity law; and litigation. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to moving to Jupiter, Florida, Mr. White practiced law in New York City for 11 years. Before attending UNC, he served for four years in the United States Air Force and attended college with assistance of the Korean War G.I. Bill.

Nason Yeager Gerson Harris & Fumero, P.A., a full-service business law firm, announced that Charles R.L. White has joined the firm as partner. Mr. White has practiced law in South Florida since 1976 and developed a successful practice that includes the law of wills, trusts, estate planning and administration, and elder care; real property law and title insurance; general business and entity law; and litigation. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to moving to Jupiter, Florida, Mr. White practiced law in New York City for 11 years. Before attending UNC, he served for four years in the United States Air Force and attended college with assistance of the Korean War G.I. Bill.

Eddie Stephens, equity partner and board-certified family law attorney at Ward Damon, has been appointed as Chair of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 15E commencing on November 1, 2020. Stephens joined the local grievance committee in January 2019 and currently serves as its Vice Chair. The committee, which is composed of lawyers and nonlawyers, is responsible for continuing the investigation of possible lawyer misconduct referred by Bar discipline attorneys. Stephens is a board-certified attorney in Marital and Family Law who specializes in high-conflict matrimonial law.

Jones Foster Vice Chair and Litigation Shareholder, Scott G. Hawkins, served as a panel speaker at the National Association of Legal Fee Analysis (NALFA) continuing legal education webinar titled, “Proving Attorney Fees in Court”. Geared to an audience of litigators from across the U.S. as well as journalists from national industry publications and news outlets, the program discussed a range of issues that arise from the fee-setting stage of litigation and provided practice tips for fee-seeking and fee-challenging litigators.Scott is a past president of The Florida Bar and a Board Certified Business Litigation specialist. He has been named five times as “Lawyer of the Year” West Palm Beach in his areas of practice, an honor conferred upon a single outstanding lawyer for each specialty and location, based upon the highest overall peer-feedback.


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