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Williams Parker Adds Board Certified Real Estate Attorney

Thursday, September 6, 2018

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Thomas B. Luzier Joins As A Partner With Williams Parker. Williams Parker announced that board certified real estate attorney Thomas B. Luzier joined the firm as a partner. Luzier, previously a shareholder with Dunlap & Moran P.A., has more than two decades of experience handling residential and commercial real estate transactions. Alexis Thomas and Stephanie Brannan, real estate paralegals who have worked closely with Luzier for many years, also joined the firm. Luzier obtained his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and his B.A. from Emory University. Luzier’s practice covers a wide variety of transactional matters, […]

Williams Parker’s Attorney Erin Hope Christy Coordinates Swearing-In Ceremony

Saturday, August 25, 2018

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Sarasota County Bar Association Participates In U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony. Williams Parker attorney Erin Hope Christy, president of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association (SCBA), recently coordinated a visit to Washington D.C. which included a United States Supreme Court swearing-in ceremony for 23 members of the SCBA. Christy and twenty-two other members of the SCBA were present in the courtroom for the reading by the justices of several opinions, after which SCBA President Chip Gaylor was called by Chief Justice Roberts to present candidates for membership to the bar of the United States Supreme Court. […]

Jennifer Fowler-Hermes Presents To Charlotte County Society For Human Resource Management

Monday, July 23, 2018

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Jennifer Fowler-Hermes Discusses Gender Pay Gap. Jennifer Fowler-Hermes, a board certified specialist in labor and employment law with Williams Parker, recently presented “Minding the Gap: Understanding and Addressing the Gender Pay Gap” for the Charlotte County Society for Human Resource Management. She discussed contributing factors to the gender pay gap, the long-term impact on workers when there is a pay gap, company liability for a discriminatory pay gap, and recognizing and correcting discriminatory pay gaps. Fowler-Hermes represents private, public, for-profit, and not-for-profit employers of all sizes in litigation matters and assists employers in managing risks to avoid litigation. Her experience […]

16 Williams Parker Attorneys Named To 2018 Super Lawyers List

Monday, July 9, 2018

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Thomson Reuters Lawyer-Rating Service Recognizes Williams Parker Attorneys. Williams Parker announced that Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters lawyer-rating service, has named 13 of its attorneys as 2018 Super Lawyers and three as 2018 Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The following Williams Parker attorneys were named as top attorneys in Florida for 2018: Super Lawyers: • Charles D. Bailey, III • Gail E. Farb • Jennifer Fowler-Hermes […]

Williams Parker Adds Trusts And Estates Attorney

Sunday, July 8, 2018

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Williams Parker announced the addition of Alyssa L. Acquaviva to the firm’s trusts and estates department. Acquaviva focuses her practice on estate planning and estate and trust administration. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Susan C. Bucklew of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida and to Magistrate Cadigan of the Florida Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court. She obtained an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida College of Law, a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, and a B.A. from the University of South Florida Honors College. For […]

Williams Parker Elects Elizabeth Diaz As Partner

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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Williams Parker Announces Partner Promotion. Williams Parker announced that attorney Elizabeth P. Diaz was elected a partner of the firm. The election is effective July 1, 2018. “We are proud to welcome Liz as a partner of the firm,” said Ric Gregoria, president of Williams Parker. “She is an exceptional attorney committed to the profession’s highest ideals and embodies our firm’s approach to serving our clients and our community. We look forward to her continued success.” Diaz practices in the areas of taxation, estate planning, and estate and trust administration. She works with individuals and families to achieve their estate […]

Williams Parker Adds Three Attorneys

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Williams Parker announced the addition of attorneys Nicole F. Christie, Nicholas A. Gard, and Bailey S. Lowther to the firm. Christie represents clients in residential and commercial real estate matters. She represents developers, investors, lenders, and individuals in connection with purchase and sale transactions and the development of subdivisions, condominiums, and real estate investments. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida College of Law and her B.A. from Lafayette College. Gard focuses on corporate and tax law. His experience includes work on a variety of tax matters, including federal tax litigation, tax disputes with the […]

Williams Parker’s Erin Hope Christy Appointed President

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Erin Hope Christy Appointed President Of The Young Lawyers Division. Williams Parker announced that attorney Erin Hope Christy was appointed president of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Sarasota County Bar Association. The mission of the YLD is to integrate young lawyers into the legal profession by stimulating their interest in bar association activities, social and educational programs, and public service projects and by providing young lawyers with a voice in the state and local bar associations. Christy focuses her practice in the areas of real estate and land use. She handles complex residential and commercial real estate matters, […]

Bonnie Lee Polk Reappointed By Governor Rick Scott

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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Williams Parker announced that attorney Bonnie Lee Polk was reappointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Judicial Nominating Commissions are responsible for selecting nominees to fill judicial vacancies within the Florida court system. Polk is a litigation attorney focusing on clients involved in probate and trust disputes, representing trustees, personal representatives, beneficiaries, and interested third parties in trust proceedings, will contests, and other fiduciary litigation. She also represents clients involved in corporate and real estate disputes. Polk currently serves as president of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court and is a […]

September 13, 2016 Unraveling The Complexities Of Wage And Hour Compliance

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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Williams Parker To Participate In The Employee Management Team Seminar. Williams Parker labor and employment attorneys Gail E. Farb, Jennifer Fowler-Hermes, and John M. Hament will join The Employee Management Team’s Susan T. Howard in presenting: “Unraveling the Complexities of Wage and Hour Compliance” on September 13th (from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.) at The Francis in Sarasota. The breakfast seminar, hosted by The Employee Management Team, will include discussion of the following topics faced by employers: • Overtime Overhaul: Applying the New U.S. Department of Labor Regulations • Solving the Mysteries of White Collar Exemptions’ Duties Tests • Classification Conundrum: […]

Williams Parker Attorney Appointed Secretary

Friday, July 15, 2016

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Jennifer Fowler-Hermes Appointed Secretary Of Manatee County Bar Association. Jennifer Fowler-Hermes, an attorney with Williams Parker, was recently sworn in as Secretary of the Manatee County Bar Association for the 2016–2017 term. The association’s purpose is to instill in its members the principles and duties of service to the public; improve the administration of justice and advance the science of jurisprudence among its members; maintain the highest standards in the profession of law in the County of Manatee and in the State of Florida; and maintain and promote social and recreational gatherings to provide for a cooperative spirit among the […]

Williams Parker Attorney Elected To Florida Bar Council

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Jennifer Fowler-Hermes Elected To Labor And Employment Executive Council. Jennifer Fowler-Hermes, an attorney with Williams Parker, was elected to the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Fowler-Hermes has been a member of the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Section since 1997 and has served on the Executive Council since 2015. The mission of the Labor and Employment Law Section is to serve and support its members and others through opportunities for education, leadership, networking, and public service and to provide quality programs, publications, scholarships, and awards relating to the field of labor and employment […]

Williams Parker Earns Best Practice Certification

Monday, June 20, 2016

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American Land Title Association Certifies Williams Parker. Williams Parker has received the American Land Title Association (ALTA) Best Practices Framework compliance certification. The ALTA Best Practices Framework assists lenders in their responsibility to manage third-party vendors. The firm worked with certified public accounting firm Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP (HA&W) to complete its certification. The process involved HA&W’s review of the firm’s title insurance and settlement practices. ALTA seeks to guide its membership on best practices to protect consumers, promote quality service, provide for ongoing employee training, and meet legal and market requirements. “The firm recognizes the importance of compliance,” […]

Erin Hope Christy Receives Junior League of Sarasota Award

Friday, June 10, 2016

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Attorney Honored With Active Community Impact Award. Erin Hope Christy, an attorney with the law firm of Williams Parker, was recently honored with the Active Community Impact Award by the Junior League of Sarasota—an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The award, presented at the organization’s Annual Dinner recognizes an active member of the Junior League who exemplifies the highest standard of non-League work in the community. “Erin has gone above and beyond time and time again to give to our […]

Jennifer Fowler-Hermes Earns Board Certification

Thursday, June 9, 2016

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Attorney Receives Board Certification In Labor And Employment Law. Jennifer Fowler-Hermes, an attorney with Williams Parker, has earned board certification in Labor and Employment Law. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by the Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Ms. Fowler-Hermes joins 20 Williams Parker attorneys who have been certified in appellate law; health law; labor and employment law; real estate; tax; or will, trusts, and estates. Fowler-Hermes focuses on labor and employment law. She represents private, public, for-profit, and not-for-profit employers of all sizes in litigation matters […]

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