August 1, 2004 On the Move

first_img Terry L. Hirsch has become a shareholder of Englander & Fischer, P.A., in St. Petersburg. Hirsch concentrates on business litigation and employment litigation. G. Douglas Nail has become associated with McCumber, Inclan, Daniels, Buntz & Ferrera, P.A., in Orlando, with offices at 8529 S. Park Circle, Ste. 240, Orlando, 32819, phone: (407)-903-9979. Nail concentrates in nursing home, medical malpractice, and general liability defense.The Tampa office of Carlton Fields, P.A., has moved to Corporate Center Three at International Plaza, 4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 33607, phone: (813) 223-7000. Lisa Zima Bosch, formerly an assistant county attorney with Volusia County, has joined and become a shareholder with Landis Graham French, P.A. She focuses in matters of land use, zoning, and environmental law. Jennifer B. Compton has become a shareholder with Abel Band in Sarasota. She concentrates on securities law, restrictive covenants, commercial litigation, and employment law litigation. Paul Kunz, formerly of Boise, Schiller & Flexner in Washington, D.C., has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Ft. Lauderdale. He focuses on commercial litigation. Christine Sue Cook has become associated with Engel & Reiman in Denver, with offices at The Equitable Building, 730 – 17 St., Ste. 500, Denver, CO, 80202, phone: (303) 741-1111, fax: (303) 694-4028. Wendy Vargas, formerly of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. Al L. Frevola, Jr., has joined Gordon Hargrove & James, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale. He concentrates in large scale maritime and commercial litigation matters. Jacqueline Negri has joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., in Miami, as a visiting attorney from Milan, Italy, for an initial period of six months. She will assist the corporate department with the broad range of legal services to Italian and American business persons starting their own businesses in Florida and Italy, or to further develop their existing commercial relationships. Cheryl Wilke has been appointed to a three-year term on the executive committee of Hinshaw & Culbertson. Wilke is partner in charge of the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office and the chair of the firm’s national workers’ compensation defense practice group. She focuses her practice in the representation of self-insured employers in workers’ compensation defense matters, including providing comprehensive risk management programs and safety-related legal advice. Charles E. Williams, Jr., formerly of Williams, Livingston & Associates, has joined Ford & Harrison as partner. He focuses on employment litigation defense and practices in the firm’s Orlando office. Thomas Anthony Sadaka, formerly special counsel to Florida’s Statewide Prosecutor, has joined Berger Singerman as of counsel. He concentrates on risk assessment, information assurance compliance, privacy and use policy review and enforcement, regulatory action prevention, and defense litigation involving business and technology crime. He will be resident in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office and will practice throughout the region. Kevin J. Vander Kolk of Ponte Vedra Beach has joined the large loss and litigation department of CRAIG, is/Ltd, phone: (904) 807-2583. Hinshaw & Culbertson announces the addition of: Christopher L. Casey ( Ft. Lauderdale) who concentrates in matters of general civil litigation, insurance coverage and defense, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Hinshaw, he was at J. Hue Henry, in Athens, GA. Crystal L. Ganpath, formerly of Dzikowski & Walsh in Ft. Lauderdale has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Jacksonville. Laura Holm, formerly a partner in the business group of Adorno & Yoss, P.A., has become a shareholder with Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale.Jonathan Kasen and Scott A. Levine, announce the opening of Kasen & Levine, P.A. The firm concentrates in civil and criminal trial practice in both state and federal courts with offices at 600 SW 4th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 33315, phone: (954)764-1599. Levine, formerly of Michaud, Buschmann, concentrates in business and personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice. Kasen, a former assistant public defender, focuses in complex criminal litigation and marital law. Gregory D. Snell, formerly of Rice Rose & Snell, has established and become a shareholder in Snell Legal in Ormond Beach. Keith E. Broll, formerly of Rice Rose & Snell, has become associated with Snell Legal. The firm concentrates in business and physician representation. The office is located at 700 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. 107 Ormond Beach 32174, phone: (386) 677-6770. Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen in Tampa has moved to One Tampa City Center, Ste. 2000, 201 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 273-200, fax: (813) 273-4396. Pamela M.M. Holcombe has joined Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale. Holcombe concentrates in matters of complex commercial litigation, business litigation, appellate practice, and maritime law. Daniel P. Ostendorf has become associated with Gronek & Latham in Orlando, with offices located at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 600, 32801, phone: (407) 481-5800. Whitney C. Glaser has become associated with Kirk Pinkerton in Sarasota. Marc J. Randazza, formerly of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., has become associated with Weston, Garrou & DeWitt in Altamonte Springs. Randazza, formerly a journalist, will primarily represent clients in First Amendment matters. Preston O. Cockey, Jr., has opened an office of law that focuses on commercial real estate. He will continue representing clients in commercial and real estate transactions involving development, lending, and leasing transactions. His office is located at the Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 3410, Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 275-5015. Brenda E. Byrne has become associated with Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis in Tampa. Byrne joined the firm’s trust and estates practice group but also practices in matters of corporate and business transactions. Suzanne Schwartz Rummell has become of counsel to Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa. Rummell joined the trusts and estates practice group and concentrates in matters of estate planning. Offices are located at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa, 33602. Michael R. Candes has become associated with Moye, O’Brien, O’Rourke, Pickert & Martin. Candes practices in construction related litigation. Offices are located at 800 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 32751, phone: (407) 622-5250. Jill G. Weiss, formerly of Ward, Damon & Posner, P.A., has become associated with Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., with offices at One Clearlake Centre, Ste. 1504, 250 Australian Ave., S., West Palm Beach, 33401, phone; (561) 803-3500. Weiss concentrates in complex commercial litigation and family law. E. C. Deeno Kitchen has joined Stephen S. Dobson, III, and Richard H. Smith to form Dobson, Kitchen & Smith, located at 610 N. Duval St., Tallahassee. The firm focuses in matters of criminal and civil trial and mediation. Gary M. Ketchum, Anne-Elizabeth Williams, and J ohn R. Overchuck have become of counsel to the firm. Searcy Denney, in West Palm Beach, has promoted Karen Terry to shareholder. Nectaria Chakas, formerly of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., has become associated with Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale. Chakas joined the land use practice group and focuses on the representation of developers of commercial, residential, mixed-use, and urban redevelopment projects during all stages of the development approval process. Kathy Billings has become associated with Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa. Billings concentrates in representing brokerage firms, financial institutions, corporations, and their associated persons in arbitration, litigation in state and federal courts and in investigations and proceedings before state and federal agencies and self-regulatory organizations. August 1, 2004 Regular News August 1, 2004 On the Movelast_img read more

AllianzGI to split CIO, CEO roles as Utermann retires

first_imgAndreas Utermann, outgoing CEO of AllianzGIJackie Hunt, member of the Allianz board of management with responsibility for asset management, said Utermann would be missed.“He hands over the leadership of the firm to individuals who are well placed to make the best of the options available to AllianzGI to continue to serve clients well in a period of change within the industry,” she added.Pross has worked for the Allianz Group for 20 years, and has been a member of AllianzGI’s global executive committee since 2015.Zurkow joined AllianzGI in 2012 as CIO and head of infrastructure debt, having been CEO of Trifinium Advisors before that. In a statement, AllianzGI said she had overseen the rapid growth of its alternatives platform, which now accounted for over €80bn in assets under management, and had championed the opportunity for institutional clients to co-invest alongside Allianz in a number of AllianzGI’s private market strategies.Zurkow has been a member of AllianzGI’s global executive committee since 2016.The €557bn asset manager firm said Utermann would be available to his successors on an advisory basis for the first six months of 2020. The leadership changes take effect from the 1 January. Andreas Utermann is to retire from Allianz Global Investors in January, the asset manager announced today.Tobias Pross, currently global head of distribution, will take over as CEO, while Utermann’s chief investment officer responsibilities will be handed to Deborah Zurkow, currently global head of alternatives. As global head of investments, she will report to Pross.Utermann joined Allianz in 2002, initially serving as global head of CIO equities and then becoming global CIO and co-head alongside Elizabeth Corley in 2012. In connection with Corley’s stepping down from the CEO role, Utermann became CEO in 2016, retaining responsibility for investment matters.Utermann said leaving AllianzGI “will not be easy”. “Having had the opportunity to work alongside so many talented and engaging people, to develop and lead a strong team and to build a respected global investment business, is a source of great pride,” he added.last_img read more

Buffet Values in the Dating Scene

first_imgMy first few days at USC I was in awe, stepping foot on a campus that was so surreal and beautiful. But it wasn’t the architecture or the incredibly green landscape; I was joyfully perplexed by all the attractive students here. I felt as if Urban Outfitters’ model database exploded on campus but for security’s sake disguised in Lululemons, dad hats and Ralph Lauren Polo shirts. With the plethora of intelligent and charming students, could this campus be a dating heaven? This is a University full of people with different cultural backgrounds, interests and Instagram feed aesthetics — there’s got to be a multitude of people compatible for a single person. Which made me think: Dating is a lot like being at a Vegas buffet. Oh, man. Vegas buffets. Endless, gluttonous amounts of delicious noms including the weekly prime rib brunch and seafood buffets. From carving stations to the many featured cuisines, the cherry-on-top is the full dessert bar and an all-you-can-drink beer and wine bar. It’s kind of a hassle to drive off the strip for it, but it’s always worth the little extra effort for the extra nice. Also, averaging from $20-$30, it’s not too bad of a deal. Steep price for a college student meal, but I mean you’ve got to invest a little for a Vegas buffet.Similarly so, dating begins with agreeing to invest yourself. Yes, we’re all social beings, but putting yourself out there for romantic interests can be incredibly different from creating platonic friendships. Choosing to be in the dating field, whether it be college parties, Tinder or “networking” (that’s for you, Marshall students), requires an investment of time and vulnerability. And why is it not like a HomeTown Buffet with the weekly coupons bargaining out to a total of $5, or maybe a step up at Souplantation? Because choosing to date and to allocate time toward others in romantic pursuits during college or even post-grad can be a steep investment considering the time spent that could be used toward career development or even focusing on the self. You’re invested — you’re in the buffet. Why are you really there? Whether to satisfy some sort of need, to taste an array of new foods or to go a second round to try out what you may have missed the first time, there’s always a motive. There’s endless cuisines to consume and experience. Some options seem really appealing — you try it, you love it. Maybe you don’t. On the opposite end, maybe you saw something that you weren’t attracted to at first, but once you give it a chance, you’re in love. Someone might even have introduced or suggested the course to you, and without this person you would have never encountered something so fulfilling. Are you catching my drift yet?Going to buffets is also a mental game. Are you really going to be able to consume all that you really want to consume? Which dishes are you going to prioritize? Identify the things that aren’t good for you — the greasy-looking “Chinese” food or the sad salad bar; are those really worth your health and time? Should you invest the stomach space or time to go out of your way to re-experience something that you’ve had over and over again, especially if you know that it isn’t that great or might even give you stomach pains later. It’s like that ex that you’re keeping tabs on or the fickle cutie that inconsistently texts you — maybe that’s the entrée you shouldn’t return to. There are definite joys of being at the buffet. You get to know some new courses, you learn what doesn’t work with your palate, maybe you find your new favorite dish. But just remember to not run in and stack plates high with anything and everything — what’s healthy and worth it for you? And at the end of the day, maybe the Vegas buffet isn’t meant for you. We all have different tastes and mentalities when it comes to dating — just don’t let it consume you instead. Dani Chang is a senior majoring in cinema and media studies.  Her column, “Feisty Woman,” runs every other Friday.last_img read more