Seth A. Hyman has joined the regulated substances practice group at Kelley Kronenberg as business development and special projects director, which handles legal issues arising from the legislation passed this spring and from Amendment 2, should it pass this fall. Before he was director of business development at TGZ Group. He has a bachelor’s deegree in communications from Lehman College in New York.
G. Donovan Brown will join Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee, in early December. He is at Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), where he was counsel for state government relations. Brown, a former special assistant to then-Gov. Jeb Bush, has an undergraduate degree in business administration and a law degree from the University of Florida.
D. Porpoise Evans has joined the Miami office of Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. as a partner. He most recently was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig. Evans’ practice focuses on litigation and compliance, including ADA and FHA litigation, employment counseling and litigation, FCPA compliance and investigations (with an emphasis on African countries), and securities litigation, including FINRA arbitrations. He has a law degree from the University of Miami and a bachelor’s degree from Brown. At UM, Evans interned under U.S. Magistrate Judge John J. O’Sullivan and was recognized as a Certified Legal Intern by the Dade County Public Defender’s office.
Lowell D. Plotkin has been named general counsel of The Peebles Corporation, a real estate investment and development firm in Miami. Plotkin will oversee all legal matters, day-to-day development operations and provide counsel to executive management for all real estate transactions. Plotkin received a law degree from Harvard and a bachelor’s degree in political science and religion from Emory University.
B. Michael Clark, Nicholas Siegfried named partners at Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel
Attorneys B. Michael Clark Jr. and Nicholas D. Siegfried have been named partners at the Coral Gables-based firm Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel. Clark joined the firm in 2007, and focuses on construction law, and Siegfried has focused on construction and community association law since he joined the firm in 2006. Siegfried has a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami.
Richard D. Lara has been promoted from shareholder to managing shareholder at Miami-based trial and appellate firm Mase Lara. He focuses primarily on complex civil and commercial litigation. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a law degree from Boston College.
Eric Rapkin, a partner with Akerman's Real Estate Practice Group, has been promoted to office managing partner in the firm's Fort Lauderdale office.
Jenna Rinehart Rassif, a shareholder at Jackson Lewis, has been promoted to litigation manager of the firm's Miami office.
Andrew P. Marcus has been named a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Fort Lauderdale office. Before, he was a senior associate. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Miami.