Former Emoov boss and now PR guru Russell Quirk has claimed that estate agents in the UK should thank him and the other pioneers of the online and hybrid model for their lack of success online.The comments, which Quirk admits are controversial, were made yesterday during a podcast with Mark Worrall, founder of agency Love2Move and Sam Hunter, founder of property data firm Homesearch.Russell Quirk says the past fifteen years of online estate agency development that has seen millions of pounds of investor cash burned was ‘an experiment’ that he and other pioneers such as Mark Readings and Graham Lock of HouseNetwork and Adam Day of Hatched now put down to experience.“Estate agents all over the UK owe us all a big debt because we’ve shown that the online model doesn’t work and therefore that it’s not a threat,” he says.“We’ve also demonstrated how the work we pioneered around technology including centralisation, operation efficiency and marketing can be taken on board by traditional agents, and we’re seeing that happen with full-fee companies such as Keller Williams.Our loss in the industry’s gain.”Quirk, who is now also a stakeholder in a Keller Williams franchise, predicts during the podcast that Purplebricks will eventually be the only hybrid agency left standing and that it will achieve the 10% market share that its CEO Vic Darvey recently claimed it would.To listen to the World Class Agency podcast Quirk appears on, visit its website or listen via the Apple, Google and Spotify podcast platforms.Graham Lock Mark Readings Purplebricks Keller Williams Russell Quirk Emoov October 30, 2019Nigel Lewis3 commentsDavid Thomas, Liberty Gate Liberty Gate 30th October 2019 at 9:24 amRussell I have always had the upmost respect for your skills when it comes to PR but personally this podcast and article is taking it too far.Everyone makes mistakes and yourself and the pioneering entrepreneurs that pushed the online model ultimately couldn’t make it work.The industry and the consumer just doesn’t believe this is the best model and no amount of money can change those needs and the service required to deliver the result.Stating you should be thanked by your fellow agents for persisting and getting it wrong despite people telling you this would happen, is not only insulting to all the professionals in the industry but also the vendors and investors who lost money as a result of you gaining experience.Your comment “Estate Agents all over the UK owe us all a big debt” makes me cringe and couldn’t be further from the truth.I genuinely think now is the time to accept that it failed and actually be both humble and respectful about the experience and the people who lost money backing you.Sensational PR headlines insulting your fellow professionals is not going to help you or KW.I make these comments respectfully and I hope we can all as an industry get back to helping our clients get through the uncertainty and tough times ahead!Log in to ReplyAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 30th October 2019 at 8:36 amOver half a billion pounds spent / invested in online agents in the UK.Profit ZERO.Reason – the cost of capturing a new client and running the online model costs 23% – 32% more than the fee being charged.That is why Purplebricks have just hiked their fees up by another £100 a unit, closing the gap between online fees and traditional fees.All online agents continue off the back of upfront fees and referral fees, sale or no sale, those online agents seeking no fee or no upfront fee will be out of cash within 12-months. Traditional agents are still mainly going down the no sale no fee route.Personally if I set up again today, I would go the ‘charge the client for the service provided’ route with regular monthly payments for work done so far.£x for listing, £x for exposure on websites, £x for viewings, £x for agreeing a sale, £x for qualifying buyer, £x for dealing with sale up to exchange – which in terms of hours is most costly part of process, £x for exchange, £x for aborted sale. So as the weeks tick on – the vendor is incentivised to reduce price, if the property has been fully and professionally marketed without a buyer being found.This would mean agents could charge ‘lower’ fees as they would be invoicing all vendors, rather than just invoicing the 50% of vendors who get to exchange and building in the cost of the ‘other’ property that they marketed but failed to sell.Eg, you list 10 at £400,000 at 1% = 10 x £4,000 potential fee or £40,000. You sell subject to contract 7 and 2 fall through before exchange, so you invoice 5 at £4,000 = £20,000. So you have shouldered the cost of marketing the other 5, and got no money from the vendor as a fee.In the alternative version you list 10 at £400,000, and you charge all 10 a fee based upon the work you actually carry out. 12 viewings, one aborted sale and then a re-sale, 30 hours of sales progressing etc.Five sales go through and five do not, but because every vendor is paying something then the fee to all could be less, so instead of 1% payable to the 5 who exchange, you charge in real terms 0.6% to all 10, so that is 10 x £4,000 x 0.6% = £24,000 income in and each vendor as an average is paying 40% less than the a 1% fee.Happy vendors and more income in, as well as a steady income flow, if all vendors are billed on a monthly cycle, much better than waiting five months for a fresh instruction to become a paid for invoice.Log in to ReplyChris Arnold, andsothestorybegan andsothestorybegan 30th October 2019 at 6:33 amThe online model does work. Only when a business spends millions of other people’s money, on marketing that has no message, is it fallible.Russell Quirk and others deserves thanks for not being good enough at marketing. And he seems set on repeating the trick at KW.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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February 2017 Bar Exam Results ReleasedIL for www.theindianalawyer.comA total of 126 people passed the Indiana Bar Exam given in February 2017. The Indiana Board of Law Examiners released the list of successful test takers Monday but did not provide additional information on the overall number of exam takers and the overall pass rate.The list of those who passed can be found here.For the most part, Indiana’s overall passage rate for the February exam had been roughly hovering between 67 percent and 70 percent since 2007. It dipped in 2014 to 61 percent then bottomed out at 55 percent in 2016.Last week, the American Bar Association Journal reported that the February 2017 multistate bar exam results were the lowest since the test was first given in 1972. The average score was 134.1, down from last February’s average score of 135.Among those who passed Indiana’s February 2017 were four members of the inaugural class at Indiana Tech Law School. This brings the school’s total to seven from last May’s graduating class who have passed the bar.Indiana Tech Law School has announced it will be closing in June.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Twitter By Jon Zimney – November 18, 2020 5 1751 Twitter Facebook Elkhart County health leaders impose new face mask order WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews F. Additional Necessary Protective MeasuresUse of a face covering as mandated by this Order does not replace the need for all Elkhart County employers, residents, and visitors to take additional necessary protective measures to protect against the spread of COVID-19. To keep Elkhart County working, activities open, and ourselves healthy, everyone should maintain the following basic protective measures:Wash your hands frequently during the day for 20 seconds with soap and water. If this is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.Maintain a minimum of 6 feet of distance between yourself and individuals outside of your household.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Stay home and isolate yourself from other members of your household if you are sick. 5. Avoid being around sick people.Clean frequently touched surfaces often.Sneeze and cough in the inside of your elbow or in a tissue.G. Scope and DurationAs of 11:59 PM on November 18, 2020, Public Health Order No. 01-2020 is hereby rescinded by the Elkhart County Local Health Officer. This Order goes into effect at 12:01 AM on November 19, 2020. This Order will remain in effect until rescinded by the Elkhart County Local Health Officer. Prior to rescinding this Order, the Health Officer intends to examine factors relevant to the COVID-19 impact on Elkhart County. If any provision of this Order, or its application to any person or circumstance, is held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, this invalidity does not affect any other provision or application of this Order, which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application. To achieve this purpose, the provisions of this Order are hereby declared severable.Signed and issued November 18, 2020, in Elkhart County, Indiana.______________________________Dr. Lydia Mertz, Elkhart CountyLocal Health Officer WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) With the move into the COVID-19 “red zone,” Elkhart County residents must wear face masks whenever they leave their homes.The order, which begins on Thursday, Nov. 19, specifies face masks must be worn whenever in an indoor public area including on public transportation, at an outdoor public area within 6 feet of others or at a private indoor or outdoor area within 6 feet of others.Businesses could be given written warnings, fines or risk loss of their license if they don’t follow the order.The complete order is detailed below:Every individual must properly wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are at:an indoor area open to the public, including public transportation;an outdoor public area where a distance of 6 feet from individuals outside of their household cannot be maintained; ora private indoor or outdoor area where a distance of 6 feet from individuals outside of their household cannot be maintained;unless an exemption outlined in Section B below applies or when in a private residence.To ensure clarity, individuals in an area open to the public as identified in Section A.1 above must wear a face covering even if they believe they can maintain six feet of social distancing from others. Similarly, to avoid confusion, in addition to wearing a face covering, individuals must continue to follow the social distancing measures (e.g. maintaining six-feet separation) and sanitation measures required by the local, state, or federal government or their agencies. As such, as a result of this Order, individuals must wear a face covering when required by this order andfollow all required social distancing measures and sanitation measures.An adult should supervise use of face coverings by children aged 3 to 12 to avoid misuse. A face covering is a cloth, preferably with two layers of material, which fully covers the mouth and nose and is secured snugly against the sides of the face by straps, ear loops, or being wrapped around the lower face by means to prevent slipping. All face coverings worn by the general public, which are not disposed of after each use, should be washed each day it is used and made completely dry before the next use.B. Exceptions to the Face Covering DirectiveThe Elkhart County Health Department recognizes that the following individuals are not required to wear a face covering as a result of this Order No. 05-2020:any child aged two years or less (a face covering may cause such a child to suffocate); 2. any individual who has a signed note from their primary licensed physician advising that the individual has a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability which prevents them from wearing a face covering;any individual who is deaf or hard of hearing, or communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, and needs to temporarily remove the face covering to use facial and mouth movements as a part of their communication;any individual who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance;any person while consuming food or drink, or is seated at a restaurant or other establishment to eat or drink;any person who is in a swimming pool, lake, or similar body of water and who can maintain six (6) feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household; 7. any person obtaining a service which requires temporary removal of the face covering for security surveillance, screening, or a need for specific access to the face, such as while visiting a bank or while obtaining a health-related or personal care service involving the face, however the removal of the face covering must be temporary and limited only to the extent necessary to obtain the service;any person, upon request, as part of a law enforcement investigatory stop or investigation or court-related proceeding;any employee engaged in a work related activity where a face covering would serve to present or exacerbate a hazard to the person as determined by local, state, or federal workplace safety guidelines or regulators (e.g. Occupational Safety and Health Administration);any person who is incarcerated, unless otherwise instructed by the incarcerating entity; andany person while giving a speech for a broadcast or to an audience if the person can maintain six (6) feet of social distancing from all other persons and the area designated for the speaker is marked off to designate the speaking area, however, the removal of the face covering must be temporary and limited only to the period of the speech.C. Business and Employer RequirementsEvery business and employer in Elkhart County must take the following steps to ensure that all employees and visitors of the entity comply with this Order:All employers in Elkhart County must amend their COVID-19 Response Plan, first established per the mandate included in Section 4 of Executive Order 20-26 and still requiredby Section 4.a of Executive Order 20-48, to require all employees and visitors to wear face coverings in accordance with this Order.All businesses must post the English and Spanish version of the Order No. 05-2020 sign, which is the same as the Order No. 01-2020 sign (PDF copy will be available at http://www.elkhartcountyhealth.org/) at each available entrance to their building.All businesses must continue to follow the additional requirements of any local, state, or federal government or their respective agencies.D. Educational InstitutionsAll educational institutions serving any K-12 level grades that have submitted a COVID 19 reopening plan that has been reviewed by the Elkhart County Health Department without objection will be considered in compliance with the face covering directives set forth in this Order if they comply with the face covering requirements set forth in their COVID-19 reopening plan. This Section D does not modify the requirement for the general public to maintain a face covering in accordance with this Order while attending extracurricular activities.E. Intent and EnforcementThe intent of this Order is to mandate that all people in Elkhart County, whether engaged in work activities, social activities, or everyday activities, wear a face covering, as outlined herein, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This Order is necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout Elkhart County and protect public health.To ensure compliance with this Order, the Elkhart County Health Department, or its designated agents, may conduct inspections of businesses and entities. The Elkhart County Health Department, or its designated agents, may initiate enforcement actions, in accordance with the incremental steps set forth below, against businesses or entities failing to comply with the directives set forth in this Order.Upon identifying a violation, the enforcement representative will follow the following incremental enforcement steps:issue a written warning outlining the type of noncompliance and providing action steps to come into compliance;if noncompliance persists following the written warning, issue a citation of noncompliance and order the business to take action steps to obtain compliance; 3. if a business entity continues noncompliance despite the compliance order, the Health Officer may pursue either or both of the following courses of action:issue an order to close the business entity;refer the matter to legal counsel to enforce the citation and order in a circuit or superior court under Indiana Code § 16-20-1-26, with such penalties including, but not limited to, suspension or revocation of a license; appropriate remedial actions; vacation of a property; inspections; penalties up to $2,500.00 per violation, with each noncompliant action constituting a separate and distinct violation; entering a judgment; and imposing court costs and fees. Previous articleSome Mishawaka schools to go virtual only starting Nov. 30Next articlePandemic sparks rise in hunting, fishing licenses Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+
US sandwich chain Potbelly is looking to open 15-20 stores in London, in its first move into Europe.The sandwich bar, which offers sub-style sandwiches on multigrain or ‘regular’ bread, is set to establish itself within the UK.According to British Baker’s sister site, M&C Report, the first site will open in the “The Street”, part of Westfield Stratford this June, with 10 shops in the capital in the next five years.The company will operate under the name Buraq Retail (Pot Belly) Ltd and has head offices in Potters Bar. It says it will aim to deliver a “Potbelly experience by providing fast, friendly and efficient service”.As well as toasted sandwiches, the US shops sell soups, breakfast, salads, milkshakes, freshly baked cookies, and stores feature live local music.The brand has over 300 sites throughout the Americas, where it is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Singer/songwriter Jim James has stepped away from My Morning Jacket for the moment, and will soon hit the road in support of his new solo release, Eternally Even. Gearing up for that tour, James stopped by New York City radio station WFUV for an in-studio solo session. James plays songs and chats with host Alisa Ali during the half hour-long appearance, bringing his new protest music to light in the process.You can now listen to the full WFUV session, which was recorded last week, in the stream below.
Spafford and Mungion are in the midst of their first-ever spring tour together, and it’s off to a smashing success. Last night hitting the Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO, fans were treated to an exciting double bill that kept the room rocking and rolling in the right direction.With high energy performances, showcasing their top level musicianship, Mungion never stray too far away from each other and display impressive interplay between members.With a style that is laden with heavy grooves and easily danceable, Spafford is creating improvisational highlights on a nightly basis that are simply extraordinary. Together, they deliver an exciting new direction that gives the jam scene hope for a bright future.Check out the full gallery below, courtesy of Tara Gracer.Setlist: Spafford | Old Rock House | St Louis, MO | 04/05/17Set: Windmill, Minds Unchained, Leave the Light On > Weasel*, Slip & Squander, All In, Into the Mystic^, Electric Taco StandE: Shake You LooseNotes: *Red’s Jam tease / ^Van MorrisonSetlist: Mungion | Old Rock House | St Louis, MO | 04/05/17Hung Daddy, Schlingo, Qremake, Sir Duke, Ferris, Makanda, Shallows Load remaining images
This article is part of a series on the impact of humanities studies in and out of the classroom.There has rarely been a decisive moment in Luke Kelly’s life that hasn’t involved a book.Kelly ’19 was homeschooled for most of his childhood in Pascagula, Miss., which included constant reading, from “Aesop’s Fables” to the short stories of Eudora Welty. He also studied piano, helped by a teacher whose worldliness and charisma still speak to Kelly from the (stolen) page.“That piece of sheet music I ‘permanently borrowed’ was the first book I consciously collected,” he said. “I collected it not to practice with, but to remember all that I learned from someone I so greatly wanted to imitate. If you open it up, you can still smell that house.”His study of “Schofield’s Definition of Discipline” during his brief time at West Point helped Kelly realize that military training wasn’t the type of education he wanted. When he landed at Harvard already in possession of what would later be honored as an exceptional book collection, he knew he had found the right place.“Harry Widener is my patron saint,” said Kelly, a history concentrator. “He lived this young life, died too early, and all people know him for is the library. But looking at his books and what he valued, I feel like I know him better than most people do because I see his passions. You miss the whole point if you just see he had a Gutenberg Bible. I know what kind of pipe tobacco he owned.”Such attention to detail reflects Kelly’s drive for connecting with the life behind a book, a passion his job at Houghton Library has rewarded and deepened.“I’d work there for free,” he said. “I’m interested in people’s biographies, memoirs, and sometimes people didn’t leave those behind … sometimes you get that sense of what they valued and excited them through the objects they left behind.“I’ve pored over Widener’s copy of ‘The Pickwick Papers,’ and it reeks of Latakia pipe tobacco. No one would know that unless you were holding it and sniffing it. Every day I’m there I find out something new.”Library assistant Joseph Zajac, Kelly’s supervisor at Houghton, recognizes a “genuine book lover and expert” in the Dunster House resident.“He’s a perfect learner, has a huge knowledge about books, and has excellent memory,” Zajac said. “I had a very similar enthusiasm when I was his age.”While in high school, Kelly began collecting books by the Alabama author and poet Eugene Walter, starting with “The Untidy Pilgrim” (1954).“It was the first first-edition book of his I bought, and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of him,” Kelly said. “I then went on a mission to find everything he’d ever written.”The Walter collection earned Kelly the Harvard Library 2016 Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting. Next came a win in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, which helped Kelly gain entry into the exclusive Grolier Club, a New York-based collecting society, as its youngest member.“I didn’t expect to get into it until I’m 65 years old,” said Kelly. “I’ve accomplished half my life goals.”Kelly also proudly belongs to the John Adams Society, a conservative-leaning club for debate of politics and moral philosophy.“There are monarchists, Hamiltonians — it’s not an echo chamber,” he said. “We have intellectual discussion that is informal and formal at the same time. We argue about the rules as much as the debate resolutions.”In both the John Adams Society and at Houghton, Kelly has found ways to connect the past with the present. That’s no less the case in one of his favorite fall courses, “History of the Book and of Reading,” where he’s found a like-minded professor in Ann Blair.“It’s usually a very moving experience for students to handle a book that is hundreds of years old, as we can in our wonderful Houghton Library,” said Blair. “Luke has the love of books written all over him, and he’s a very committed member of that community. I’m delighted that he will surely carry forward the love and knowledge of books.”
On Friday, Laura Briggs, a professor of women, gender and sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, delivered a lecture titled “Imperialism as a Way of Life: Thinking Sex and Gender in American Empire,” in which she argued for the necessity of feminism in scholarship and activism.The lecture was the keynote address of the two-day American Empire conference, which was sponsored by several Notre Dame departments within the College of Arts and Letters.Briggs framed her argument within the field of U.S. empire studies, which was the focus of the conference and said the scholarship within the field is influential, though it is hard often difficult to see the results.“We live and work in the belly of a great war-and-money-making machine and if we’re serious about challenging it, we’re going to feel the sting,” Briggs said. “No one is going to thank us for our services as intellectuals, calling to people’s conscious what they know or suspect about academic freedom or educational opportunities. … And even worse, I want to tell you this is what success looks like.“In all my years as an activist I have never found myself on the front page of the New York Times, nor cited by the Secretary of State. … What I have learned from all this is simply that academics have a great deal of power to affect change, particularly when we act collectively, but nobody is going to tell us that, and we are going to have to look hard for the evidence that we are being effective.”Briggs outlined the feminist, gender and sexual implications of torture, microcredit lending and environmental issues, and ultimately said academics must remember feminism’s importance in empire studies.“As much fun as it is to complain about all of this, I’m more interested in actually making a case to those who, like me, are generally inclined to view feminism and issues of sexuality and reproduction generously, to think with more consistency about these issues,” she said. “A few years ago I found myself struggling to think of ways feminism still seemed important to me.“I want to suggest that feminism is not old nor passé nor liberal. On the contrary, I want to address the possibility that our work on empire will never be as good as it could be if we don’t attend to feminism and to gender and sexuality. Feminism … provides us with powerful intellectual tools and an important activist tradition in which to engage the study of empire.”Briggs concluded with her “manifesto for the continued urgency of our need for a feminist and queer politics that makes race and empire central,” and said scholars and the general public alike must keep feminism front and center when considering the issues of the American empire.“We cannot effectively contest torture without speaking of its sexualization,” she said. “We cannot push back against neoliberalism without recognizing how crucial its understanding of women and gender is to the work it is doing. We can’t resist extractive industries, climate change and the enclosure of the global commons … without feminist fiction or indigenous movements grounded in feminism.“We can’t make sense of how enemies are being produced without an analysis of the narratives of rescuing women and gays. We cannot, finally, do the scholarly or activist work that we want to contest U.S. empire without feminism.”Tags: American Empire
NDVotes will carry on its partnerships with the Center for Social Concerns (CSC) and the Rooney Center and to continue pushing for the student body to participate in “civic engagement.” Post-election season, sophomore Kylie Ruscheinski and junior Andrew Pott, co-chairs of NDVotes, said the renewal marks a new start for NDVotes. “There’s a sort of rebranding of NDVotes,” Ruscheinski said. “A lot of people seemed to appreciate the void that was filled on campus for civil engagement and staying informed about the election, but civic engagement doesn’t necessarily stop after the election season, so finding a way to provide that platform and a space for students to be engaged in politics in the off season is important. We’re still going to do voter registration, but next steps also, like how do you stay involved in local politics.”While NDVotes will have a slightly different focus, Ruscheinski said both the Pizza, Pop and Politics events and the dorm liaison program will continue. This new focus, Ruscheinski said, will be on increasing the “effectiveness of engagement.” “We used to have voter registration tables, but since there isn’t an election in the next few years, we’re thinking of replacing those tables with civic engagement tables, so basically stuff about how to write letters to your congressmen, who your congressional representatives are,” Pott said. To kick off the “rebranding,” the next Pizza, Pop and Politics event will center on the effectiveness of protests. “Our next speaker is about the sociology of protest; is protest the best way to get your voices heard by your leaders? What are the strategies for calling your representative or writing in? Basically, it’s how to stay involved in the process with more than just your vote,” Ruscheinski said.Future events might be focused on local elections and interpreting the “new media,” including “alternative facts,” “fake news” and “how to get reliable information when everyone has an agenda.” Pott said ND Votes was valuable because it “fills a void” on campus.“I can’t think of any other organization that consistently has some sort of really interesting political talk like we do — maybe Bridge[ND] — but College Democrats and College Republicans bring in interesting speakers, but it might just be once a semester,” he said. “ … There’s also no slant to ours, or at least we try for there not to be.”Part of what makes NDVotes important and valuable is how accessible it is, Ruscheinski said.“We have professors come and speak, so they’re people you can continue the conversation with and see on campus,” she said. “The present it in a very approachable way for everyone to understand and follow along. Our last event, we filled Geddes Coffee House. It was standing room only. I think that shows people are interested and if you provide the service, they’ll come.” Tags: civic engagement, College Democrats, College Republicans, NDVotes
October 15, 2005 On the Move On the Move Carla Garcia joined TotalBank in Miami as associate counsel. Garcia oversees the commercial real estate closing department and supervises underwriting and post-closing staff. Michelle C. Dunaj was appointed to serve as general counsel for SoLapharm, Inc. Dunaj manages the corporation’s legal affairs and works with SoLapharm’s senior executives in providing legal oversight for the corporation’s pharmaceutical product programs and proprietary technologies. Rebecca Zung-Clough joined Schuttler & Greenberg. She concentrates her practice in the areas of marital and family law. Nancy E. Kemner has opened the Law Offices of Nancy E. Kemner, P.A., located in the Village Square of Fleming Island Plantation, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Suite 57, Orange Park 32003; phone (904) 278-1178; fax (904) 278-3220. The firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, wills, trusts, estates, probate, guardianship, Medicaid planning, and nursing home law/patients’ rights. Dwight I. “Ike” Cool joined Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe as a shareholder in its commercial department. Cool practices in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions, condominiums, leases, zoning, and land use regulation. Eric M. Borgia joined Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers as an associate. Borgia focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, including commercial and residential real estate transactions and real estate development title insurance, and commercial leases. Ryon McCabe was named a partner of Ackerman Link & Sartory. McCabe practices in the areas of securities arbitration, business litigation, class actions, and professional liability litigation. Mark Terry announces the formation of Terry & Company located at 747 4th St., Miami Beach 33139; phone (305) 535-9904. The firm concentrates on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and related litigation. Marybeth Bosko joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Ft. Lauderdale as a shareholder and a member of the firm’s corporate department. Bosko focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities law including real estate-related securities matters, corporate finance and capital markets, transactions, corporate compliance, and corporate governance. Matthew A. Slater announces the formation of Slater Legal serving Florida and Massachusetts. Principle office: 275 Grove Street, Suite 2-400, Newton, MA 02446; phone: (888) 529-5352; fax: (617) 608-0210; Web site: www.slaterlegal.com. Truong M. Nguyen, Joel E. Roberts, and Michael A. Sexton have become shareholders of GrayRobinson. Nguyen practices in the area of commercial real estate transactions. Roberts practices in the area of general and commercial litigation focusing on condemnation and probate litigation. Sexton practices in the areas of commercial and securities litigation and arbitration. Nisha G. Desai and Kathryn L. Kasprzak joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Orlando. Desai is an associate and practices in the area of workers’ compensation. Kasprzak joined as of counsel in the government, environmental, and land department. Additionally, Joelle X. Bertozzi joined the firm in Tampa as an associate in the real estate practice group. Wayne H. Schwartz joined Lee & Amtzis in Boca Raton as of counsel. Marci A. Rubin joined the real estate department of Atkinson, Diner, Stone, Mankuta & Ploucha in Ft. Lauderdale. Michael B. Chavies has joined Akerman Senterfitt in its Miami office. Gary Stephen Genovese joined Fowler White Burnett in Ft. Lauderdale as a shareholder. Genovese concentrates in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, and insurance defense litigation and trials. Paul Christian Sullivan, R. Pierce Kelley, Jr., and Edward Rosado joined Viles & Beckman. Sullivan joined as of counsel. Kelley concentrates in the areas of personal injury litigation, premises liability, automobile liability, and construction related litigation and coverage disputes. Rosado focuses on personal injury litigation, premises liability, automobile liability, and insurance related litigation. Hector Ralph Rivera joined Fowler White Burnett in Miami as a shareholder. Rivera focuses on complex commercial and personal injury litigation. Joseph Englander joined the Ft. Lauderdale office of Christopher & Weisberg. His practice emphasizes all aspects of patent law, domestic and foreign trademark matters, and domestic copyright matters. Carmen Alpizar Hellman joined Zumpano Patricios & Winker in Coral Gables as an income partner. Hellman focuses her practice on commercial and probate litigation. Michael H. Gora was named partner of Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Gora in Boca Raton. Gora concentrates in the areas of real estate, employment law, general civil litigation, trusts and estate matters, and family law. K. Clayton Bricklemyer joined Bricklemyer, Smolker & Bolves in Tampa as an associate. He concentrates in the area of real estate development, focusing on land acquisition, zoning, and comprehensive planning. Rachael McMorris Crag-Chaderton joined deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal as a partner. Sheada Madani joined Johnson, Auvil, Brock & Wilson in Dade City as an associate. Madani focuses in the areas of real estate transactions, property and construction disputes and litigation, commercial transactions, and estate planning. Chad W. Callahan III joined Hill, Ward & Henderson in Tampa as an associate in the estate planning and administration group. Additionally, Mark A. Danzi joined the firm as an associate in the corporate and business group. October 15, 2005 On the Move