January 15, 2010 News & Notes News and Notes 1-15-10 News and Notes Lewis Kuhl of Pathman Lewis in Miami discussed current legal issues of interest to auto industry businesses and steps they can take to maintain legal compliance at the Dealers Summit in Ft. Lauderdale. Jeffrey S. Kahn of Greenberg Traurig in Boca Raton chaired the firm’s 20th annual Employee Benefits Conference in Boca Raton. Joshua A. Whitman of Milton, Leach, Whitman, D’Andrea & Milton in Jacksonville has been appointed to serve on the executive committee of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Thomas R. Spencer of Coral Gables has been elected president of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Ted Shackley Chapter (Miami-Dade). Russell M. Robbins of Mirza Basulto & Robbins spoke at the Miami Lakes Bar Association Seminar on “Condominium and Homeowners Association Collection Issues.” Norma Stanley of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, & Reed in Orlando wrote a chapter titled “Helping Clients Achieve Their Estate Planning Goals” in a book titled, Strategies for Trusts and Estates In Florida, published in December by Aspatore Books as a part of its Inside the Minds series. Frederick W. Leonhardt of GrayRobinson in Orlando has been appointed chair of the Presidents Council, Commercial Real Estate Forum of Central Florida. Harvey E. Oyer III of Shutts & Bowen in West Palm Beach was appointed to the board of directors of the Palm Beach Community College Foundation. Kenneth J. McKenna of Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna & Ruffier in Orlando served as a faculty presenter for the National Business Institute’s seminar on “Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law” in Orlando. Judge Reginald R. Corlew and Scott Jordan of Tripp Scott in Boca Raton have been appointed to the advisory board of The Haven, a group home for adolescent boys who have been placed in protective care by the state. Christine A. Gudaitis of Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin has been named president of the Miami-Dade Public Library Foundation. Darin A. Jones of the U.S. General Services Administration in Washington, D.C., is now licensed by the South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Gerald T. Buhr, of counsel to Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons in Tampa, taught a course on “Legal Issues in Backflow Prevention in Crystal River” for the University of Florida’s 20th Annual Cross-Connection Control Conference. Karyl Argamasilla of Adorno & Yoss has been appointed to the board of directors of Commercial Real Estate Women of Miami as legal counsel for the organization. Cesar Sastre, Jr., general counsel for Bass Underwriters, has been elected to the board of directors for Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah. Jack E. Holt III of Grower, Ketcham in Maitland presented “Managing Risk and Legal Issues When Transporting Neonates and Patients in Active Labor,” at the Neonatal Perinatal Transport Conference in Orlando. R. Terry Rigsby of Carlton Fields in Tallahassee has been certified in healthcare compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association. Sam Bell of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of South Florida College of Public Health for spearheading legislation that created the college of public health 28 years ago during his service as a Florida legislator. Nancy Ciampa of Carlton Fields in Miami has been reappointed to the board of directors of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Norman J. Silber of Ruden McClosky in Miami was awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award by the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America, for his contributions and dedication to the Boy Scouts of America and the youth of South Florida. Phyllis Shuster of Holland & Knight in West Palm Beach was elected president of the Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beach Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women. Julian Gonzalez of Orlando has written On the Devil’s Web, published by Publish America in Baltimore, a novel about a young, ambitious attorney at a well-known law firm who is made lead counsel “on a contract case like no other.” Sharon R. Bock, clerk & comptroller of West Palm Beach, has been appointed to the executive council of the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation. Jodi Seitlin of The Seitlin Law Firm in Jacksonville has been appointed to Florida’s Children First board. Michael J. Faehner appeared on “Wealth Off Wall Street” on WGUL, WTBN, and WLSS out of Tampa and Sarasota to discuss “End of the Year Charitable and Tax Strategies.” Julia L. Frey of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando has been re-elected to the board of trustees of WMFE, a group of public broadcasting stations. John Elliott Leighton, of Miami and Orlando, presented “Civil Justice for Victims of Crime” at seminars organized by The National Crime Victim Bar Association and The National Center for Victims of Crime.