Monday, December 11, 2017
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Quarles & Brady, Tampa, announces that the following attorneys have been included in the 2014 edition of the Best Lawyers in America®: David A. Beyer, franchise law; Christian C. Burden, franchise law; William F. Hamilton, commercial litigation, intellectual, property, patent, regulator enforcement SEC, telecom and energy law; Robert James Kline, trusts and estates, litigation and controversy/tax/tax Law/trusts and estates; Philip V. Martino, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law; Paul E. Parrish, commercial litigation/employee benefits ERISA law; and Samuel P. Queirolo, real estate law.

Trenam Kemker announces that the following attorneys have been included in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America. St. Petersburg attorneys: Gerald D. Davis, commercial litigation; Robert C. Decker, real estate law; Charles M. Harris, commercial litigation, intellectual property; Michael P. Horan, bankruptcy/creditor-debtor rights law, bankruptcy; Richard O. Jacobs, health care law; Bruce Marger, trusts and estates, litigation; R. Donald Mastry, real estate law; and Marie Tomassi, appellate practice. Tampa attorneys: Thomas D. Aitken, trusts and estates; J. Alan Asendorf, real estate law; Paul D. Bain, eminent domain and condemnation law; Marvin E. Barkin, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, banking and finance, real estate and securities; David R. Brittain, real estate law; Robert H. Buesing, commercial litigation, construction law, eminent domain and condemnation law; Nelson T. Castellano, corporate law, securities/capital markets law; Roberta A. Colton, bankruptcy/creditor-debtor rights law, bet-the-company litigation, bankruptcy; Stanley H. Eleff, commercial litigation, franchise law, construction, labor and employment; William C. Frye, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, construction; Charles F. Ketchey Jr., commercial litigation, bankruptcy, intellectual property, securities trusts and estates; Mark D. Kiser, commercial litigation; Richard M. Leisner, corporate governance law, corporate law, securities/capital markets law, securities regulation; Harold W. Mullis Jr., corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, tax law; Albert C. O'Neill Jr., tax law; Mary H. Quinlan, real estate law; William "Bill" G. Scott, real estate law; Richard H. Sollner, real estate law; Robert G. Stern, real estate law; J. Eric "Tate" Taylor, trusts and estates; Gary I. Teblum, corporate governance law, corporate law, leveraged buyouts/private equity law, securities/capital markets law; John S. Vento, litigation, construction; Don. B. Weinbren, health care law; and William K. Zewadski, bankruptcy/creditor-debtor rights law, bankruptcy.

Universities

The University of South Florida, St. Petersburg (USFSP) announces that Joseph Trubacz has been named regional vice chancellor for administrative and financial services; and Jennifer Gonzalez-Bohnert has been named director of development in university advancement. Trubacz brings over 23 years of financial and administrative experience to USFSP. For the past two years he has served as senior vice president of finance and administration at the Colorado School of Mines. Gonzalez-Bohnert was director of development for The Mahaffey Theater Foundation and the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts in St. Petersburg.

   
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