In The News
Julia Wyda Speaks at Family Law ConferenceJune 12, 2013
On June 11, 2013, Julia Wyda spoke
at the Foxmoor First Annual Florida Family Law Conference: Handling a Divorce
Case from Start to Finish. Ms. Wyda spoke on appellate practice, including
types of appellate proceedings, general practice and procedure, and preservation
of issues for appellate review and establishing a proper record.
Julia Wyda Speaks at Professionalism SeminarFebruary 15, 2013
Julia Wyda recently spoke at The Florida Bar's Practicing with Professionalism seminar for newly admitted lawyers. She was part of a panel discussion on ethics and professionalism with Scott Hawkins, Immediate Past President of the Florida Bar, and Keith Rizzardi, Law Professor of Ethics/Professionalism at St. Thomas Law School. To learn more about Ms. Wyda, click here.
Several Firm Attorneys Recognized for ExcellenceJanuary 18, 2013
Several of the firm's attorneys were recently recognized for their skill and proficiency. In the 2013 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide, partners Jeffrey P. Wasserman and Daniel R. Levine were awarded "Top Lawyer" status and partner Adam S. Chotiner was named a "Top Up and Comer," each in their respective fields of practice.
In the 2013 edition of Florida Super Lawyers, partners Jeffrey P. Wasserman and Seth A. Marmor and of counsel Brenda M. Abrams were acknowledged as "Super Lawyers" in their respective fields, and family law associate Julia Wyda was named a "Rising Star."
Each of these attorneys has previously been recognized by these publications, and the firm congratulates them for again being acknowledged as leaders in their respective fields.
Michael B. Shapiro Sees Increased Activity in Commercial Real EstateAugust 06, 2012
Michael B. Shapiro, the firm's managing partner and senior real estate attorney, has recently represented various clients in several commercial real estate transactions, including (i) the refinancing of two shopping centers in Broward County and an office plaza in Palm Beach County; (ii) the purchase of an office condominium in Ft. Lauderdale; (iii) the purchase of vacant land for the development of a Cheddars restaurant in West Melbourne; and (iv) the consummation of a long-term retail lease with O'Reilly's Automotive in Orlando. He is currently working on the refinancing of a shopping center in Union Park involving the defeasance of an existing conduit loan, as well as the sale of a medical condominium in Delray Beach. To learn more about Mr. Shapiro, click here.
Michael B. Shapiro Handles Several Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate TransactionsMarch 29, 2012
Senior real estate and managing partner Michael B. Shapiro
has recently consummated several multi-million dollar real estate transactions
including representation of (i) the Buyer of a $3.8 million shopping center in
Winter Garden; (ii) the Seller of a $3.2 million residential condominium in
Palm Beach (iii) the Owner/Borrower in a $10 million refinancing of a shopping
center in Sunrise; (iv) the Owner/Landlord in the successful negotiation of
long term commercial leases with Aldi’s and Ross Dress For Less for a shopping
center in Union Park; (v) the Owner/Landlord in the successful negotiation of
commercial leases with Mattress Firm, Weight Watchers and First Watch for a shopping
plaza in Ocala; and (vi) the Tenant in the successful negotiation of a long
term dental office lease in Plantation. To learn more about Mr. Shapiro, click here.
Seth A. Marmor to Present Free Seminar on Advance DirectivesFebruary 28, 2012
Seth A. Marmor, who chairs the firm's Wills, Trusts and Estates practice group, will be presenting a free seminar on advance directives -- living wills, health care surrogates and durable power of attorney. The seminar will be presented on March 22, 2012 and April 3, 2012. For more information about the seminar, including how to register, please click here.
SBWG Named a "Top Ranked Law Firm"January 27, 2012
Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Gora, P.A. is proud to announce that it has been named one of the "Top Ranked Law Firms" in Florida by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, as determined by the firm's percentage of AV Preeminent rated attorneys.
Michael B. Shapiro Represents Purchaser of Palm Beach Gardens HotelJanuary 25, 2011
Senior real estate partner Michael B. Shapiro represented Greenway at the Gardens, LLC with respect to the purchase of the Windsor Gardens Hotel and Conference Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The transaction closed on January 18, 2011. To learn more about Mr. Shapiro, click here.
Andrew B. Blasi Once Again Recognized as One of Florida's 'Legal Elite'February 24, 2010
Andrew B. Blasi, one of the founding partners of the firm, has once again been singled out as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine, specifically in the “Real Estate Transactions” category. Florida Trend magazine -- a highly respected periodical widely circulated among business and professional leaders throughout the State of Florida -- determines its "Legal Elite" after receiving votes from attorneys throughout Florida whose nominations are then further examined by a blue-ribbon panel of legal experts. Mr. Blasi is a repeat recipient of the "Legal Elite" designation. To learn more about Mr. Blasi, click here.
ALERT: Federal Estate Tax Repealed as of January 1, 2010February 04, 2010
The unthinkable has happened. Effective January 1, 2010, the federal estate tax and generation-skipping transfer tax are repealed. To learn more about this issue and what it might mean to you, click here. To learn more about Seth Marmor - who leads the firm's Wills, Trusts & Estates practice group -- click here.