Thursday, October 12, 2017

Formal v. Summary Administration

In the world of Probate Law, knowing the difference between Formal Administration and Summary Administration, and which to select given the particular facts of the case, can ease the complexity of managing the estate of the deceased.

The temptation is to select Summary Administration when available because it's generally a shorter process but, depending on the facts, certain aspects of Summary Administration can make the process more complex and more costly. When dealing with the recent death of a loved one, the last thing you want to worry about is a prolonged court case and more expenses.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Older Lundy & Alvarez Welcomes: Susan Stromberg

Older, Lundy & Alvarez Welcomes: Susan Stromberg

Susan Stromberg specializing in Family Law.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Older, Lundy & Alvarez Welcomes: Martin Deptula

Older, Lundy & Alvarez Welcomes: Martin Deptula

Martin Deptula specializing in Family Law & Commercial Litigation.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Florida Bar News

Leadership Academy turns out ‘All-Star’ lawyers, including OLA Attorney Kim Hamill.

When Eugene Pettis became The Florida Bar’s first African-American president in 2013, he offered the promise of inclusion to lawyers willing to meet him halfway. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, lawyers who asked to become involved would receive help building leadership skills to use in the Bar and in their communities.

His brainchild was called the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, named after the late chair emeritus of Carlton Fields, and its aim is to train future leaders of the Bar and the profession, with the motto: “Training Today, Leading Tomorrow.”

In December, it will be time to apply to be part of Class VI, and information is available at

Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy Currently, 30 fellows make up Class V, and they recently met at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, learning everything from Roberts Rules of Order to the DiSC assessment of personality traits.

They join the stellar ranks of previous Leadership Academy graduates that include Fabienne Fahnestock, a 17th Circuit judge; Vivian Cortes Hodz, immediate past president of the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association; Jay Kim, a member of the Bar Board of Governors from the 17th Circuit; Melissa VanSickle, a member of the Bar Board of Governors from the Second Circuit; Nikki Lewis Simon, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig who is president of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association; and Meshon Rawls, president of the Eighth Circuit Bar Association — to name just a few.

“The fellows you meet are complete All-Stars,” said Leadership Academy Committee Chair Kevin McNeill, who has been a committee member since the beginning.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Life on Davis Islands Magazine: Meet the Teichman Family

Attorney Harry Teichman and his family were featured in the August issue of Life on Davis Islands Magazine.
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