On the Move Gregg Johnson has joined Brown, Garganese, Weiss & D’Agresta in Orlando as a senior attorney. Johnson will focus his practice on construction law, local government law, litigation, and landlord and tenant law. Robert A. Schatzman has joined GrayRobinson in Miami as a shareholder. Schatzman’s primary practice areas will include representing business bankruptcy Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workouts, and restructuring law. Bryan R. Faller, Rebecca Kucera Fischer, Joseph G. Foster, David M. Lewis, and Nicole J. Quathamer have become partners with Porter Wright. Dana Alden Fox has joined Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Christine A. Hearn has joined John Fraser Himes to form Himes & Hearn in Tampa, practicing marital and family law exclusively. Marilyn A. Cangro Belo announces her association with the law firm of Howard M. Rosenblatt, P.A. in Gainesville. The firm concentrates its practice in the estate planning and probate. Webb | Peduzzi has moved its Orlando office to 1800 Pembrook Drive, Ste. 300, Orlando 32810. They can be reached at (877) 653-8003 or on the Web at TheInjuryTeam.com. María I. Barbosa has opened a solo practice, The Law Office of Maria I. Barbosa, LLC, located at 1570 Shadowlawn Drive in Naples. Phone: (239) 352-1000 or e-mail at [email protected] Jeanette M. Lombardi announces her return to solo practice with the firm Jeanette M. Lombardi, P.A., concentrating in the areas of wills, trusts, and estates. The office is located at 3033 Riviera Drive, Suite 202, Naples 34103. Phone (239) 403.9430; e-mail: [email protected] ; www.jmlombardilaw.com. Richard Caskey has joined Hines Norman Hines in the Hyde Park, Tampa office as an attorney concentrating in probate and trust litigation. Maureen Deskins has joined Chris Knopik and Chad Moore to form KnopikMooreDeskins, located at 777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa 33602. Phone (813) 221-3131;. Charles M. Tatelbaum has been named chair of Adorno & Yoss’ national creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and secured transactions practice. Chad T. Brazzeal has joined Morgan & Morgan in the firm’s medical practice office in Ft. Myers. Jeremy S. Clark has joined de la Parte & Gilbert as an associate. Keith Fendrick and Joseph Varner have joined Holland & Knight in Tampa as partners. Fendrick concentrates his practice on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, and commercial litigation. Varner focuses his practice on commercial litigation and complex personal injury and wrongful death cases. David B. Singer has become senior counsel in Holland & Knight’s Tampa office. Singer will be in the Tampa Bay real estate group and a part of the firm’s national land use practice. Christopher Pardo has joined Constangy, Brooks & Smith in Boston as an associate. Pardo will focus his practice on the defense of employment cases in federal and state courts, arbitration, and before administrative agencies. Robert A. Leapley, Jr., Robert M. Drillings and consultant Beth Zafonte have joined Akerman Senterfitt’s U.S. Real Estate practice. Jorge P. Gutierrez, Jr. has joined the Law Offices of Gonzalez & Garcia—Abogados Hispanos USA, which recently opened a new Miami office at 7480 SW 40th Street, Bird Road Professional Center, Suite 520, Miami, 33155. Phone (305) 260-5554, Fax (305) 260-4681. Gutierrez continues to work in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation. Justin P. Caldarone has opened The Caldarone Law Group, 2390 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102, Naples 34103. The firm will focus on criminal defense, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Phone: (239) 537-0439; Fax: (239) 349-2323; Web: www.caldaronelawgroup.com ; and e-mail: [email protected] Jason W. Holtz has joined the Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski in Ft. Myers. He will focus on foreclosure defense, commercial litigation, mortgage workout negotiations, and other real-estate related matters. Roy J. Smith, IV has been named a partner/shareholder with Weiss Legal Group in Maitland. His practice continues to focus on representing victims of personal injury as well as individuals in family law matters. Michael Schuster and Frank Massabki have joined Genovese Joblove & Battista in Miami as associates. Brian Monk has joined Sessums & Sessums in Lakeland. Harold E. Kaplan is relocating his office to Suite 201. The office continues to be located at 1515 University Drive, Coral Springs 33071. Ruth Ann Hepler has joined Michael P. Sullivan, P.A., in Jacksonville and the firm will now be known as Sullivan & Hepler. Hepler will concentrate on Social Security disability and criminal defense. Scott L. Cagan has joined GrayRobinson in Ft. Lauderdale as a shareholder. Cagan’s primary practice areas include trade secret protection, unfair competition law, employment disputes, lender liability actions and shareholder derivative disputes, and non-competition disputes, among other areas. Christopher D. Brown has joined Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker in Miami as a partner. His phone number is (305) 374-4400, and e-mail is [email protected] Francesca Russo has joined Espinosa | Trueba in Miami as of counsel. Russo concentrates in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Her phone is (305) 854-0900 and e-mail is [email protected] Andrea L. Rosser has joined The Marks Law Firm in Orlando as a family law attorney. Wendy Breinig has joined Korn & Zehmer in Ponte Vedra Beach, working in the areas of tax, business, estate planning, and probate. Cindy Hill Ford and Heather A. Bradley have established Ford Bradley, P.A. at 1517 State Street, Ste. 202, Sarasota 34236. Phone (941) 955-0222, e-mail [email protected] and [email protected] The firm will focus primarily on general civil and business litigation, civil appeals in state and federal courts, condominium and homeowners’ association representation, and arts and entertainment law matters. Richard W. Bassett and Tyler Pierce have joined Schiller, Kessler & Gomez in Ft. Lauderdale. Their practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, and negligent security. Gregory T. Zele and Gregory P. Huber have formed Zele Huber Trial Attorneys in Jupiter. The firm handles personal injury cases throughout the state and is located at 4600 Military Trail, Suite 212, Jupiter 33458. Phone (561) 630-9700 or 877-345-9797; fax (561) 630-9707; Web www.myinjuryjustice.com ; e-mail [email protected] and [email protected] Jim Helinger, Jr., has relocated to a new office at 4756 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg 33711; phone (727) 328-7100; fax (727) 328-7103; and e-mail [email protected] He will continue to practice exclusively in eminent domain and inverse condemnation law. Michael D. Seese has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Seese practices bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law. Robert L. Chapman has joined Battaglia, Dicus & Wein in St. Petersburg. He will work as an associate in the firm’s litigation and appellate law departments. Brian D. Stokes has joined Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford in Orlando He will continue to focus on medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, and products liability defense. Tonya Willis Pitts has joined Maglio Christopher & Toale. The firm will now be known as Maglio Christopher Toale & Pitts. 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UK: High speed rail pressure group Greengauge 21 announced a £750 000 strategy development programme at a Rail Forum event in Birmingham on June 13. The work programme will examine five broad corridors linking Britain’s major urban areas: London – Birmingham – ManchesterLondon – Cambridge – York – NewcastleLondon – Bristol/CardiffTrans-PennineAnglo-Scottish The case for building high speed railways in the UK will be developed using funding raised by consortium of rail industry and ‘regional, city and other public bodies’, which have formed a public interest group to oversee the work. According to Greengauge 21 director Jim Steer, the aim is to develop a national high speed rail strategy, identify the technical standards that should apply in Britain, investigate funding options, and ‘consult widely on the conclusions reached by earlier studies and on the outcome of this programme.’ This will ‘answer the questions that ministers and others raise about high-speed rail’, according to Steer. ‘We start from a perspective that this is all about achieving sustainable growth for the economy of Britain as a whole, rather than just a narrow concern about rail capacity’.Consultancy Steer Davies Gleave has undertaken a study on behalf of Birmingham City Council and Greengauge 21 into the potential benefits of a high speed line between London and Birmingham. Journey times could be cut from 1 h 20 min to around 45 min, with ‘significant productivity gains to the national and regional economy’. Forecasts using government guidance suggest GDP gains over 60 years of more than £5bn at 2002 prices.