Firm News Feed Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800firmwise Need for Estate and Charitable Planning is Now<h3 style="text-align: center;">The Need for Estate and Charitable Planning is Now</h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 10px 10px 30px; font-size: 0.75em; color: rgb(44, 44, 44); text-align: justify; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">Jones Foster's Private Client Services Group Chairman, attorney Thornton M. &quot;Tim&quot; Henry, has co-authored <em><strong>The Need for Estate and Charitable Planning is Now</strong></em>&nbsp;with Richard S. Bernstein, CEO of Richard S. Bernstein &amp; Associates Inc. in West Palm Beach.</p> <p><strong>This informative article is posted on &quot;Newsmax&quot; and you can read it by clicking &quot;read here&quot; above.</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Tim Henry, a shareholder, practices in the areas of charitable giving, taxation, estate planning, and trust and estate administration and is Board Certified in Taxation by The Florida Bar. He was a member of the Executive Council of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar for over 15 years and Chairman of the Palm Beach County Bar Association&rsquo;s Probate and Practice Committee from 1984 - 2002. Mr. Henry has been listed by Worth Magazine as one of the nation's&nbsp;Top 100 Attorneys; as a&nbsp;Florida Super Lawyer&nbsp;by&nbsp;Law &amp; Politics Florida Super Lawyers Magazine; in the&nbsp;Best Lawyers in America&nbsp;for over 20 &nbsp;years; as a&nbsp;Top Lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide; and has been selected as a&nbsp;Leading Florida Attorney.&nbsp;&nbsp;He also is designated as an Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners and councils.</p> <p>Mr. Henry has lectured at estate planning seminars for professionals for The Florida Bar, Practicing Law Institute and the National Business Institute. He is also a frequent public lecturer on topics dealing with taxation, charitable giving and estate planning and administration.</p> <p>Mr. Henry's clients include private families, closely-held businesses, public and private charities and individual and corporate fiduciaries. He devotes his time to organizations such as the East Coast Estate Planning Council and the Palm Beach Planned Giving Council, and to charitable organizations such as the West Palm Beach Kiwanis Club and Foundation, Alzheimers Community Care, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults in Palm Beach, The Order of St. John of Jerusalem,&nbsp;Memorial Presbyterian Church, Robert and Deborah Jacobson Foundation&nbsp;and the Vincent E. Jay Foundation&nbsp;for each of which he has served as Chairman, President, Vice Chairman and/or also Board Member or Trustee.&nbsp; Mr. Henry has also served on many advisory boards for other organizations such as the Norton Museum, Palm Healthcare Foundation, The Place of Hope and the Village of Hope and Scripps (Florida).&nbsp; He has also taken time to lead&nbsp;twenty-eight mission trips overseas and in Florida and has published two books of photography and research on Bermuda and Virginia.</p>Firm News20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Carvalho Joins the Firm<p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;text-indent:.5in">ATTORNEY EMILY CARVALHO JOINS JONES FOSTER <o:p></o:p></p> <p>Emily S. Carvalho has joined the firm&rsquo;s Estate Planning and Tax Department as an associate attorney.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p>&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Carvalho, formerly a solo practitioner in Gainesville, Florida, concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, taxation and transactional corporate law.&nbsp; She earned her Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in August 2017.&nbsp; She was Student Editor and a Graduate Research Assistant of the <em>Florida Tax Review.&nbsp; </em>Carvalho earned her law degree from the University of Florida in 2009 where she was a Student Editor of the <em>Florida Journal of International Law.</em>&nbsp; She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Jones Foster has earned its reputation as one of the most sought after law firms in Florida for clients seeking tax advice. Our tax lawyers, many of whom have a Master&rsquo;s Degree in Taxation (LL.M.) have the ability to provide full-service tax planning and advice to both businesses and individuals.&nbsp; The team includes:&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Thornton M. &ldquo;Tim&rdquo; Henry, LL.M.</strong>, Tax Department Chair, former Chairman of the Palm Beach County Bar Association&rsquo;s Probate and Practice Committee; <o:p></o:p></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>David E. Bowers, LL.M.</strong>, The Florida Bar Tax Section&rsquo;s Florida Tax Attorney of the Year, 2017; <o:p></o:p></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Tasha K. Dickinson,</strong> a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), also licensed to practice in New York&nbsp; and North Carolina;<o:p></o:p></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Brian D. Kennedy, LL.M., </strong>who is licensed to practice in Florida and New Mexico; <o:p></o:p></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>William G. &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Smith, LL.M., </strong>2017 graduate of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC); <o:p></o:p></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Jeffery N. Daversa</strong> and <strong>John M. &ldquo;Jack&rdquo; Martyn</strong>, formerly of Daversa &amp; Martyn, head up our Estate Planning and Tax group in Jupiter.<o:p></o:p></p>Firm News16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Foster Named "Best Law Firm" 2018<h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">J</span>ones, Foster&nbsp;has been named a &ldquo;Tier 1 Best Law Firm&rdquo;<br /> by <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report </em>and <em>Best Lawyers in America.&nbsp; &nbsp;</em><o:p></o:p></h3> <p>Firms included in the 2018 &ldquo;Best Law Firms&rdquo; list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. &nbsp;To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in <em>The Best Lawyers in America</em>, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. &nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Best Law Firms 2018 Edition<br /> Jones, Foster, Johnston &amp; Stubbs, P.A.<o:p></o:p></h3> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;Metropolitan Tier 1<br /> West Palm Beach</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Commercial Litigation</strong><br /> <strong>Litigation &ndash; Banking and Finance<br /> </strong><strong>Litigation &ndash; Environmental<br /> </strong><strong>Litigation &ndash; Intellectual Property<br /> </strong><strong>Litigation &ndash; Labor &amp; Employment<br /> </strong><strong>Litigation &ndash; Real Estate<br /> </strong><strong>Litigation &ndash; Trusts &amp; Estates<br /> </strong><strong>Real Estate Law<br /> </strong><strong>Tax Law<br /> </strong><strong>Trusts &amp; Estates Law<br /> <br /> </strong><strong style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">&nbsp;</strong><strong>Metropolitan Tier 2</strong><br /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong>West Palm Beach<br /> <br /> </strong></span></span><strong>Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law</strong><br /> <strong>Litigation &ndash; Land Use &amp; Zoning</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><o:p></o:p></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>17 of Jones Foster&rsquo;s 37 attorneys are listed on the 2018 &ldquo;Best Lawyers&rdquo; list.</strong><o:p></o:p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Firm News10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 named West Palm Beach Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning<h3 style="text-align: center;">Scott G. Hawkins&nbsp;has been listed in the <br /> 2018 Edition of <em>Best Lawyers in America</em> as<br /> West Palm Beach &ldquo;Lawyer of the Year&rdquo;<br /> Litigation - Land Use and Zoning<o:p></o:p></h3> <p>Scott Hawkins, the firm's Vice-Chair (and Shareholder since 1990) and the Past-President of The Florida Bar (2011 - 2012), is Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation and&nbsp;practices commercial and corporate litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, trade secret disputes, covenants not to compete, securities&nbsp;and real estate litigation. He also has significant civil and administrative litigation experience in areas involving environmental and land use disputes and disputes involving claims arising under ERISA Plans. His clients include technology companies (internet technology, software development, pharmaceutical product development), major property land owners and insurance companies.&nbsp; Mr. Hawkins graduated the University of Florida in 1980 with a degree in Economics,&nbsp;with honors,&nbsp;earned his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1983, and&nbsp;graduated with his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland as a Rotary International Foundation Scholar.</p> <p>Mr. Hawkins is the 2016 recipient of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Judge Edward Rodgers Diversity Award and the 2014 recipient of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Sidney A. Stubbs Professionalism Award.&nbsp;&nbsp;A member of the ABA House of Delegates, Mr. Hawkins is&nbsp; former President of The Florida Bar and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He was awarded Palm Beach Atlantic University&rsquo;s American Free Enterprise Day Companion Medal in 2003. Mr. Hawkins was named &quot;Most Productive Young Lawyer&quot; by The Florida Bar's Young Lawyers Section in 1995. He is listed as a Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer and a Florida Super Lawyer&nbsp;by&nbsp;Law &amp; Politics Super Lawyers Magazine; and is listed in&nbsp;The Best Lawyers in America&nbsp;(designated in 2016 as &quot;Lawyer of the Year, West Palm Beach&quot; in Land Use and Zoning;&nbsp;in 2013 as &quot;Lawyer of the Year, West Palm Beach&quot; in Intellectual Property and is listed as a&nbsp;Bet the Company Litigator). Mr. Hawkins also has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in South Florida&nbsp;by the&nbsp;South Florida Legal Guide&nbsp;and listed as one of&nbsp;Florida Trend Magazine's&nbsp;Legal Elite.</p>Firm News08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Named West Palm Beach Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance<h3 style="margin: 20px 0px 0px; padding: 0px 15px 0px 30px; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, Times, serif; font-size: 1em; color: rgb(18, 107, 180); text-transform: uppercase; text-align: center;">Michael t. kranz HAS BEEN LISTED IN THE&nbsp;<br /> 2018 EDITION OF&nbsp;<em>BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA</em>&nbsp;AS<br /> WEST PALM BEACH &ldquo;LAWYER OF THE YEAR&rdquo;<br /> litigation - banking and finance</h3> <p><span style="color: rgb(44, 44, 44); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: justify;">Mike Kranz, a shareholder with the firm since 1987, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, probate litigation and creditor's rights.<br /> <br /> </span>Mr. Kranz has been an active member of The Florida Bar. He has served as a member of the The Florida Bar Board of Governors (2000-2004) and The Florida Bar Board of Governors Young Lawyers Section (1990 - 1996).&nbsp;Mr. Kranz has served the Palm Beach County Bar Association as Treasurer, Secretary, President-elect and President. He is also a member of the Illinois Bar Association. While at Northwestern University, &nbsp;Mr. Kranz was co-captain of the football team and a member of the All Big Ten Academic Football team.</p> <p>Mr. Kranz was named &quot;West Palm Beach 2013 and 2016 Lawyer of the Year&quot; in Litigation, Finance and Banking and has been listed in&nbsp;Best Lawyers in America&nbsp;for over 10 years. &nbsp;Mr. Kranz served on&nbsp;the Board of Directors for The Kings Academy for six years and on the Board of Deacons for First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach for three years.</p>Firm News08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800, Margaret L. Cooper<h3 style="text-align: center;">CONGRATULATIONS, MARGARET L. COOPER<br /> on her&nbsp;30-Year Anniversary as an AV Preeminent Rated Attorney<br /> and her addition to&nbsp;Martindale-Hubbell's AV Judicial Edition</h3> <p>Jones, Foster, Johnston &amp; Stubbs, P.A. is proud to announce that attorney Margaret L. Cooper has celebrated her 30-year anniversary as a Martindale-Hubbell 'AV Preeminent' rated attorney which is a testament to the fact that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.</p> <p>Additionally, Ms. Cooper has been included in Martindale-Hubbell's 'AV Judicial Edition' which indicates she has reached the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.</p> <p>Martindale-Hubbell&reg; Peer Review Ratings&trade;, the gold standard in attorney ratings, have recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century. Attorneys looking to refer a client, as well as individuals researching lawyers for their own legal needs, use these ratings to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for their legal issue.</p>Firm News20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Appointed Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation's Data Breach and Internet Subcommittee<p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;text-indent:.5in"><b>ROBERT WILKINS APPOINTED CO-CHAIR OF THE ABA<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center;text-indent:.5in"><b>SECTION OF LITIGATION&rsquo;S DATA BREACH AND INTERNET SUBCOMMITTEE<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:200%"><b><br /> </b>Jones, Foster, Johnston &amp; Stubbs, P.A. announces that firm Shareholder <strong>Robert W. Wilkins</strong> has been appointed as <strong>Co-Chair of the Data Breach and Internet Subcommittee American Bar Association&rsquo;s Section of Litigation.</strong> <o:p></o:p><br /> <br /> Mr. Wilkins is Chair of Jones Foster&rsquo;s Litigation Department.&nbsp; He&nbsp;has a broad-based complex commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on eDiscovery and Information Governance and the use of technology in the practice of law.&nbsp; With over 30 years&rsquo; experience as a trial lawyer, Wilkins is one of only 88 attorneys board certified by The Florida Bar&nbsp;in both Business Litigation and Civil Trial.&nbsp; He is admitted to practice in New York and Florida State Courts and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida.<o:p></o:p></p>Firm News06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0800 O'Connor invited to Speak at Federal Court Boot Camp<h3 style="text-align: center;">Joanne O'Connor has been invited to speak at the<br /> Federal Court Boot Camp</h3> <h4 style="text-align: center;">Thursday, September 28, 2017<br /> 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.<br /> Gallery One&nbsp;&ndash; DoubleTree Hotel Galleria, Fort Lauderdale<o:p></o:p></h4> <p class="MsoNormal">Ms. O'Connor will be speaking on the following subjects:</p> <ul> <li>Discovery &amp; eDiscovery, with Honorable William Mathewman</li> <li>Drafting and Replying to Motions for Summary Judgment</li> <li>Post-Trial Motions &amp; Judgments</li> </ul> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <p>For more information: &nbsp;<a href=""></a></p> <br type="_moz" /> <p>&nbsp;</p>Firm News22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0800 and Gavigan Participate in ESI Discovery Panel<h3 style="text-align: center;">WILKINS AND GAVIGAN PARTICPATE IN ESI DISCOVERY PANEL</h3> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:.5in;line-height:25.0pt;mso-line-height-rule:&#10;exactly">Firm shareholders <strong>Robert W. Wilkins </strong>and <strong>James C. Gavigan, Jr. </strong>were recent participants in the Palm Beach County Judicial Relations Presentation entitled<strong> Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Discovery, Florida and Federal Courts Compared.</strong>&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p> <p>Jamie Gavigan served as moderator and Rob Wilkins was a panelist. &nbsp;Other panelists included Circuit Court Judge Meenu Sasser, Circuit Court Judge Cymonie Rowe, and U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p> <p>Mr. Wilkins, a <em>Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial and Business Litigation attorney,</em> is Chair of Jones Foster&rsquo;s litigation department and has a broad based complex commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on&nbsp;eDiscovery, Information Governance, Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and the use of technology in the practice of law.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p> <p>Mr. Gavigan, a shareholder at Jones Foster, focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, land use and zoning litigation, eminent domain and property rights, and employment litigation. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>Firm News24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Attorney Tasha K. Dickinson Admitted to Practice in New York<h3 style="text-align: center;">Florida Attorney Tasha K. Dickinson has been admitted to practice in the State of New York<o:p></o:p></h3> <p>Ms. Dickinson, who concentrates her practice in estate planning and trust and estate administration, is also admitted to practice in Florida and North Carolina.&nbsp; She is board certified by The Florida Bar in wills, trusts and estates, a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC),&nbsp;and a current member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. &nbsp;Ms. Dickinson is the Past-President of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (State of Florida, 2009-2010), a past Co-Chair and Member of The Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee (2006-2012), and the past-Chair and Member of the Wills, Trusts and Estate Certification Committee of The Florida Bar (2010-2016). &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>Firm News22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0800