On the Move 1/1/03

first_imgOn the Move 1/1/03 January 1, 2003 On the Move On the Move Richard Roselli and Robert Roselli announced that they have teamed up to form a new law firm, Roselli & Roselli–Trial Lawyers, with offices at 3471 N. Federal Highway, Ste. 600, Ft. Lauderdale 33306, telephone (954)568-0700. The firm concentrates its practice in serious personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice, among other concentrations. Andrea T. Tullo, formerly of Tullo & DiBias, LLP, in Tampa, has joined Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP, with offices at 101 Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 2800, Tampa 33602, telephone (813)229-7600. She concentrates in intellectual property and information technology law. Kimberly A. Benner and Rebecca A. DeConcilio join the firm as associates. Benner practices in employment law and commercial litigation and DeConcilio concentrates in commercial litigation. A. Stephen Kotler, former associate of Lamont and Neiman, P.A., in Miami, has joined Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at One S.E. Third Ave., 28th floor, Miami 33131, telephone (305)374-5600. He is of counsel in the firm’s capital transactions group. Christopher Smart has joined Carlton Fields, with offices located at One Harbour Place, 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa 33602, telephone (813)223-7000. He practices in the areas of government law and consulting. Marjorie A. Baron, former assistant general counsel and special assistant to the chief judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit, announces the relocation of her offices to One S.E. Third Ave., Ste. 1450, Miami 33131, telephone (305)374-8880. She practices in civil, commercial, and family litigation. Michael G. Platner, former shareholder with Gunster Yoakley, has joined Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, with offices at 2500 N. Military Trail, Ste. 480, Boca Raton 33431, telephone (561)241-0414. He practices in the areas of public and private corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and Internet law, as well as other areas. Kristen L. Grauer has joined Marks Gray, P.A., with offices at 1200 Riverplace Blvd., Ste. 800, Jacksonville 32207, telephone (904)398-0900. The firm practices in all areas of civil and commercial litigation and transactions. Peter A. Chiabotti has joined Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at the Esperante Building, 222 Lakeview Ave., Ste. 400, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561)653-5000. He concentrates in the areas of intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution, particularly in the area of biomedical design. Tamela Wiseman announces the opening of Tamela Wiseman, P.A., with offices located at 350 Fifth Ave. S., Ste. 203, Naples 34102, telephone (239)434-9888. She concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate closings, including issuance of title insurance, community association representation, and the creation of planned communities. Darren Inverso, a former associate of Blalock, Landers, Walters, & Vogler, in Bradenton, has joined Norton, Hammersley, Lopez and Skokos, P.A., with offices located at 1819 Main St., Ste. 610, Sarasota 34236, telephone (941)954-4691. He practices in the firm’s litigation department. Stacey Dorvilus has joined Akerman Senterfitt with offices located at One S.E. Third Ave., 28th floor, Miami 33131, telephone (305)374-5600. She practices in the firm’s corporate department. Ranana M. Hustey has joined Sachs Sax Klein, with offices located at 301 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton 33431, telephone (561)994-4499. He concentrates in community association, lien, and foreclosure law. Louis I. Mussman became associated with Smith Clark Delesie Bierley Mueller & Kadyk, with offices located at 100 N. Tampa St., Ste. 2120, Tampa, 33602, telephone (813)226-1880. He practices in bankruptcy, commercial law, estates and trusts, and professional liability. Christopher S. Polaszek has joined Gray Harris with offices at Ste. 2200, 201 N. Franklin St., Tampa 33602, telephone (813)273-5000. He practices in complex commercial litigation. Randy Murrell has been reappointed by the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia, to serve another four year term as the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Florida. David R. Canning and Matthew R. Kamula announce the opening of their new firm, Canning & Kamula, P.A., located at 9500 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 710, Miami FL 33156, telephone (305)670-4499. The firm practices in the areas of insurance defense and admiralty/maritime law. Charles M. Auslander, former district administrator for the Florida Department of Children and Families, has rejoined Greenberg Traurig, LLP, with offices at 1221 Brickell Ave., Miami 33131, telephone (305)579-0500. He practices in the firm’s national appellate department. Danielle C. Casey, Erika B. Engelson, Gregory A. Haile, Laura L. Peck, and David Shahoulian have become associated with Holland & Knight, LLP, with offices at 701 Brickell Ave., Ste. 3000, Miami 33131, telephone (305)3492253. Casey practices in the areas of corporate and securities law; Engelson and Haile in the area of litigation; Peck with the firm’s admiralty, maritime and shipping department; and Shahoulian in the federal litigation area, concentrating on immigration and civil rights cases. Clay Stephens has joined Land America National Commercial Services with offices located at 450 S. Orange Ave., Suite 170, Orlando 32801, telephone (407)839-1561. He serves as underwriting counsel. Thomas Roddenberry has joined Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at 1 S.E. 3rd Ave., 28th Fl., Miami 33131, telephone (305)374-5600. He practices in the firm’s corporate department. Alvin K. Brown, formerly with the Central Intelligence Agency, has formed Brown Security and Law Group, P.A., with offices located at 6560 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg 33710, telephone (727)322-1491. The firm concentrates in the areas of fraud, white-collar crime, and other business security matters. Thomas J. Wilkes, Jr., former Orange County Attorney, has rejoined Gray Harris, with offices at 301 E. Pine St., Ste. 1400, Orlando 32801, telephone (407)843-8880. He concentrates in the areas of state and local government, taxation and finance, and land use matters. Robert H. Waltuch, formerly with Holland and Knight LLP, has joined Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa 33602, telephone (813)228-7411. He becomes the statewide trusts and estates practice group leader. Eric D. Sachs has been appointed assistant vice president of new business development for Fiduciary Trust International of the South, with offices at 100 S.E. Second St., Ste. 2300, Miami 33131, telephone (305)372-1260. He advises prospects and clients on trust and investment services. Tasha Agruso, Shannon Callaghan Reese, Charlotte Denton Gage, and Scott Farrell have joined Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis, with offices at 100 E. Kennedy Blvd., 2700 Bank of America Plaza, Tampa 33601, telephone (813)223-7474. Agruso, Reese, and Gage practice in the firm’s litigation department and Farrell joins the firm’s tax department. Bruce A. Aebel, Susan Elizabeth Johnson-Velez, Peter B. King, Katherine C. Lake and John R. Owens, Jr., have become shareholders of Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa 33602, telephone (813)228-7411. Aebel concentrates in the area of insurance coverage litigation; Johnson-Velez in environmental and land use; King and Lake in securities, financial services, and white collar practices; and Owens in general trial practices. Tania Carreño-Mederos and Luis Vissepo have become associated with Wilson, Suarez, & Lopez, with offices located at 2151 Le Juene Rd., Mezzanine Floor, Miami 33134, telephone (305)446-7300. Both practice in the firm’s health law group.last_img read more

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IPL franchises see glass half-full despite  financial hit from COVID-19

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyNEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian Premier League’s eight teams are counting the cost of COVID-19’s impact on their finances but having faced the prospect of the tournament being wiped out by the pandemic this year they are taking a ‘glass half-full’ view of the situation.The IPL’s original March start was scuppered by the first wave of the novel coronavirus and India’s cricket board (BCCI) had to pull out all the stops to rescue the Twenty20 league, which has an estimated $6.8 billion brand value.The tournament has been shifted to the United Arab Emirates, will be played under a hastily-arranged title sponsor and will start on Sept. 19 — nearly six months later than scheduled.After Vivo paused its title sponsorship for this year’s edition, fantasy gaming company Dream11 took it up for 2.22 billion Indian rupees (22.75 million pounds), roughly half of the 4.4 billion the Chinese smartphone maker paid annually.“The discount provided to Dream11 would be a major (financial) hit for the BCCI, along with making arrangements for bio-secure bubble which will be an additional cost burden on the board,” Santosh N, an external advisor at financial consultancy firm Duff & Phelps, told Reuters.The league shares 50% of the title sponsorship money with the eight franchises, who will also miss out on gate receipts and in-stadium revenue this year while existing sponsors demand discounts in the absence of fan initiatives.The switch has seen Delhi Capitals lose shirt sponsor Daikin, with the air-conditioning equipment maker saying the new dates did not work for them.“The reason being the business scenario and the timing, which earlier, being the summer, would call for advertising efforts to create awareness and recall for the AC category,” a Daikin spokesman told Reuters.Capitals Chairman Parth Jindal said the BCCI should look at compensating the franchises.“If the BCCI doesn’t compensate, there will be a significant loss to each franchise, about a 30% drop in revenues,” Jindal told Mint newspaper earlier this month.SILVER LININGBut with the BCCI at risk of a $547 million drop in revenue had the entire season been cancelled, treasurer Arun Sigh Dhumal preferred to look on the bright side.“When you encounter such challenging times and so many impediments, you are bound to lose on certain revenues,” Dhumal told Reuters.“Looking at the overall picture, everybody should be happy that at least we’ve been able to organise it.“At such short notice, we’ve been able to get a new title sponsor. It speaks volumes of IPL as a brand, and how it has grown over the years.”Sponsors continue to trickle in for the franchises and the league also welcomed edutech start-up Unacademy as a new sponsor on Saturday on a three-year deal, reportedly worth 1.2 billion rupees.Santosh said that as the tournament draws closer more would come onboard. “And with the IPL happening around the festive season this time around, it’s an added bonus for the companies to be associated with it,” he added.last_img read more

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