Member Highlights: June 21 – 27, 2015

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Bayshore Solutions Launches New National Healthcare Providers Website That Showcases Expanded Business Model

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Digital Agency, Bayshore Solutions and National Healthcare Providers (NHCP), announce the launch of the NHCP newly redesigned, custom website found at

National Healthcare Providers, is a physician owned and operated medical consulting firm, specializing in the areas of Radiology, Anesthesiology, Emergency and Hospital Medicine. NHCP’s comprehensive solutions allow healthcare facilities to improve efficiencies, while providing the highest patient care and satisfaction, leading the industry as a “New Method of Practice.”

NHCP partnered with Bayshore Solutions, to deliver a new website that is not only a signature of their practice, but comprehensive and user friendly for medical professionals. As National Healthcare Providers (formerly leading in Radiology services as National Radiology Consultants) transitioned to a new phase of business expanding its services lines, NHCP challenged Bayshore Solutions to help them redesign their new website to promote their new brand and expanded services, and help them lead the industry as a company that values advance technology, evaluation and management among healthcare providers.

The new website presents a clean, clear brand presentation in a completely responsive format across all devices. The website conveniently allows users to navigate through both hospital solutions for healthcare facilities, and serves as a recruiting tool for potential healthcare providers looking to join NHCP’s expanding model.

“Our new branding and website is part of our community’s ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of information to our current and prospective residents,” said Liz Argott, Federation President of Kings Point Suncoast. “We’re always striving to create a positive and active community for our residents, and our new website truly showcases what it’s like to live in a Sunshine State of Mind.”

“The launch of the new website, is part of our organizations ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of information to both hospital administrators and potential employees,” said CEO and Founder, Dr. James Okoh. “Providing quick and easy access to essential information for individuals and organizations that may benefit from NHCP services, has been among our highest priorities as we streamline our resources to better serve our partners.”

National Healthcare Providers continues its partnership with Bayshore Solutions for digital marketing services. Bayshore Solutions will work with National Healthcare Providers with customized strategies to promote the new website to medical professionals and manage search engine optimization efforts.

“We are incredibly proud of our partnership with National Healthcare Providers,” said Kevin Hourigan, President and CEO of Bayshore Solutions. “Our team is excited about the firm’s growth and we look forward to continued collaboration to grow the NHCP brand and business opportunities.”

Click to read more about the National Healthcare Providers Website design.

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CI Group Part of Gov. Rick Scott’s Seven City Tour

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On Monday, Governor Rick Scott visited CI Group headquarters in St. Petersburg as part of the Governor’s Keep Florida Working Tour. Governor Scott congratulated CI Group for its success and thanked company owners, Drew Marshall and Manny Bhuller, for the continued job creation propelled by CI Group’s growth. Governor Scott also honored Gilbert Broco, CI Group vice president of design and operations, for his hard work and achievements. Gilbert has played a vital role in the growth and success of the CI Group in recent years. CI Group was honored to be supported by many in attendance including Senator Jeff Brandes, Representative Kathleen Peters and Representative Larry Ahern.

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Schifino Lee Redefines The Powers Company from Consultants to “Unsultants”


Schifino Lee Advertising + Branding partnered with The Powers Company ( to shake up the management consulting industry with unconventional branding and messaging focused on the company’s unique new positioning as “unsultants”. The company’s website,, reflects this unexpected, customer-centric philosophy.

During the discovery phase of the rebranding process, Schifino Lee realized The Powers Company was truly different in their approach to doing business. In addition, the target audience of C-level executives had a jaded perception of the consulting industry in general. Schifino Lee created the “unsultants” positioning to overcome this unfavorable stereotype as well as capitalize on their authentic uniqueness. The clients immediately locked into it the campaign’s new terminology.

“At The Powers Company, we don’t see ourselves as consultants. We’re collaborators who partner with your team and leverage the Power of UN to unleash your organization’s true potential,” said Randall Powers, President and Managing Partner. “It’s an uncommon approach you won’t find anywhere else, except from our unsultants.”

In addition to new branding, Schifino Lee developed a web video series, email campaign, social media elements, and various collateral pieces that bring the “unsultants” philosophy to life. “We created a visual language for this campaign that’s as unique, professional, approachable, and unstuffy as the unsultants themselves,” explains Schifino Lee Associate Creative Director, Kevin Byrd. “No matter what medium we’re playing in, it instantly stands out in the category as The Powers Company.”

The “unsultants” campaign, produced by Schifino Lee, was recently awarded a local Gold ADDY in the Integrated/Regional B-to-B category of the 2015 American Advertising Awards.

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New Hires & Promotions

NorthStar Bank Announces the Appointment of Mark Segel as Vice President, Market Manager for the South Tampa Branch

Mark Segel - Headshot - LR - 5-22-12NorthStar Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Segel as Vice President, Market Manager for its newest office located in South Tampa. Mr. Segel is a native of Hillsborough County and has more than 18 years of experience in banking. He comes to NorthStar Bank from The Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties as the Executive Director.

Mr. Segel earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunications from the University of Florida. He has been an active member of the Team Selection Committee for the Outback Bowl for the past 12 years, and was the past President and Treasurer for the Renaissance Center for the Arts. Mark previously held a Board position for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and the Tampa Community Jewish Center and Federation, and was the Chair for the Leadership Tampa Alumni Association in 2011.

In Mark’s role as Market Manager, he will be responsible for developing new business relationships and developing and marketing NorthStar Bank’s presence in the Tampa market. Mark is a Certified Financial Planner and attended the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

The new South Tampa branch located on the corner of MacDill and Azeele will open summer 2015.

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New Hires at Wiand Guerra King P.A.

Wiand Guerra King P.A. (“WGK”), a nationally recognized law firm handling complex business litigation regulatory matters and white-collar defense, is pleased to announce that Matthew J. Mueller, Esq. has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Mueller will be located in the firm’s Tampa, Florida office.

WGK-Matt-webistePrior to joining WGK, Mr. Mueller served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Economic Crimes section of the United States Attorney’s office for the Middle District of Florida. He joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa after serving for five years with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He joined the Department of Justice as part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program. He was employed in the Tax Division of the Department of Justice where he was a lead prosecutor on criminal tax cases throughout the country. Since moving to Tampa, he has prosecuted a wide variety of white-collar criminal cases.

Mr. Mueller received his law degree from the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., graduating Magna Cum Laude. He received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of Notre Dame in 1998. Prior to beginning his legal studies, Mr. Mueller was a forensic DNA Analyst and testified as a forensic DNA expert in a federal case in Georgia and state prosecutions in Florida and Maryland.

Speaking on behalf of WGK, Burton Wiand, firm President, stated “We are delighted to have a seasoned prosecutor join our ranks. Mr. Mueller’s expertise with tax prosecution brings a level of experience to the firm that is rare in Florida. His experience with other white-collar criminal matters complements our existing regulatory and white-collar defense practice.”

Mr. Mueller lives in Tampa, is married and has two children. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Herbert G. Goldburg—Ronald K. Cacciatore Criminal Law American Inn of Court, as well as the American Bar Association, Sections of Taxation and Criminal Justice. He is a frequent speaker on matters involving federal criminal prosecutions. More specific information regarding his expertise and career is available on WGK’s website, He can be contacted at or 813.347.5100.

KeithPhoto-5190-Cams-1stWiand Guerra King (“WGK”), a Florida-based financial services and complex litigation law firm with a national reputation, is pleased to announce that Cameron G. Stout, Esq. has joined the firm as Senior Counsel with responsibility for the firm’s newly established Palo Alto Office. Mr. Stout has spent 30 years litigating for major financial services companies. His practice also includes employment law and commercial litigation. Firm Chairman Burton Wiand said “Cam brings tremendous benefits to WGK – a physical presence in California and the addition of one of the best known financial services and commercial litigators in the State. We are thrilled to have a lawyer with his expertise and reputation join WGK.”

In addition to coordinating the firm’s litigation activities on the West Coast, Mr. Stout will serve as a Principal of WGK-ADR, the firm’s alternative dispute resolution practice, providing mediation and arbitration services throughout the United States. Mr. Stout is a certified mediator who will mediate and arbitrate securities and employment cases, and general commercial litigation, as well as family law, estate and elder abuse disputes.

Mr. Stout is admitted to practice in the State of California, and before the District Courts of the Northern and Central Districts of California. He may be contacted at 650.800.7636 (work), 415.595.5409 (cell), and at

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Thirty-Four Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. Lawyers Named as Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Banker Lopez Gassler is pleased to announce that twenty three of our lawyers have been named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and eleven have been named 2015 Florida Rising Stars. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are chosen after an evaluation on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement including verdicts, settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within law firm, bar or other professional activity, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writings, education and employment background and other outstanding achievements.

The Florida Super Lawyers includes Bruce Aebel,  Keith Appleby, Robert Banker, Thomas Bopp, L. Robert Bourgeois, Richard Bowers, Frank Gassler, Mark Greene, Roland Hermida, Adam Kantor, John Krentzman, Joseph Lopez, John O’Flanagan, Bradley Powers, Brandon Scheele, Richard Sebek, Allen von Spiegelfeld in Tampa; David Bresler, Charles Hall, Mark Hungate, Jason Moyer, Dale Parker and Jeffrey Winkler in St. Petersburg; Cecil Davis in Tallahassee. These attorneys practice in the areas of Health Care Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Products Liability Litigation, Insurance Law, Insurance Coverage, Construction Law, Appellate Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Aviation, Medical Malpractice Law, Professional Malpractice Law, Legal Malpractice Law, Maritime Law, Elder Law and Transportation Law. This will be the first year that Bruce Aebel, Adam Kantor and Brandon Scheele are receiving this award.

The Florida Rising Stars include Matthew Easterwood, Terry Ford, Erica Healey, Christopher Hollman, Jeffery James, Petra Justice, Michael Massari, Trevor Rhodes and Eric Thiel in Tampa; Jesse Gubernat in Fort Myers; and Nisha Waranch in Orlando.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Tampa Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that nine of the firm’s Tampa attorneys have been chosen as 2015 Florida Super Lawyers, including two named to the Tampa Bay Top 50 list and one named to the Florida Top 100 list.

“The firm congratulates all of our 2015 Florida Super Lawyers,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “This recognition highlights the distinguished reputations and practices of the attorneys in our Tampa office, and further affirms our expansion into the Florida market since the Tampa office launch this past January. Such distinction reflects the depth of our services and the high level of talent that we continue to offer to our clients.”

Each year, only the top 5 percent of lawyers in Florida are named as Super Lawyers for attaining a significant level of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers are determined through independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The Florida Super Lawyers are listed in the June 2015 Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, Miami Magazine, Tampa Bay Magazine and Orlando Life magazine.

Robert B. Glenn, Managing Partner of the Tampa office, was named a 2015 Florida Super Lawyer (Bankruptcy) and also named to the Top 50: 2015 Tampa Bay Super Lawyers and to the Top 100: 2015 Florida Super Lawyers. Mark A. Hanley was named a 2015 Florida Super Lawyer (Labor & Employment) and also named to the Top 50: 2015 Tampa Bay Super Lawyers.  Spots on the Super Lawyers Top Lists are reserved for Florida lawyers who receive the highest point totals during Super Lawyers’ nomination, research and peer review process.

Attorneys in the firm’s Tampa office (and their practice areas) who were named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers are: Timothy A. Andreu (Business Litigation); Michael B. Colgan (Business Litigation); Sharon Docherty Danco (Mergers & Acquisitions); Tony B. Griffin (Employment & Labor); Robert C. Rasmussen (Mergers & Acquisitions); Edwin G. Rice (Bankruptcy); and Alysa J. Ward (Employment & Labor).

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Keith W. Bricklemyer Recognized in Florida Super Lawyers 2015

Bricklemeyer, Keith, HiResColorKeith W. Bricklemyer has been selected for inclusion among Florida Super Lawyers for 2015 by Super Lawyers magazine. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected through a multi-phased process including independent research, peer nominations and
peer evaluations by practice area.

Mr. Bricklemyer concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, land use,
zoning, land planning and development and environmental law.

The firm’s office is located at 400 North Ashley Drive Suite 1100 in Tampa.

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Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Shareholder Mac R. McCoy Appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida | Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Attorneys Elected to Serve in Leadership Roles for the Ferguson-White Inn of Court

McCoy_Mac_Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is pleased to announce that Mac R. McCoy, a shareholder in the firm’s Tampa office, has been appointed a United States Magistrate Judge for the Fort Myers Division of the Middle District of Florida.

As an attorney at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, McCoy focused his practice on class action defense, business litigation, consumer financial services litigation, and real property litigation in federal and state courts.  In his new role, McCoy will serve as a judicial officer of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and exercise the jurisdiction delegated by law and assigned by district judges.

McCoy has practiced law with Carlton Fields Jorden Burt since 2003.  He joined the firm after completing a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Mary S. Scriven in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida.  He is a 1998 graduate of Stetson University and a 2001 graduate of Stetson University College of Law.  McCoy’s appointment to the Fort Myers Division is especially meaningful because he was born in Fort Myers and lived there until he left to attend college and law school.

McCoy has held a number of leadership roles in the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems.  He is also a member of the Technology Committee of The Florida Bar’s Vision 2016 Commission and an ad hoc member of the Technology Subcommittee of the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice.

McCoy has received various accolades for his work in the legal profession, including The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award in 2007 and the Wm. Reece Smith Pro Bono Award in 2006.  In 2005, 2011, and 2013 he was recognized by the Supreme Court of Florida, the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit’s Pro Bono Committee, and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association in collaboration with Bay Area Legal Services’ Volunteer Lawyer Referral Program for exceptional pro bono service.  McCoy is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers from 2013-2015 and Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars from 2010-2012.

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is pleased to announce that Tampa Of Counsel C. Douglas McDonald, Jr. and Tampa Shareholder Edward J. Page were elected to serve as president-elect and as a member of the board of directors, respectively, for the Ferguson-White Inn of Court (the Inn). Their terms begin July 1, 2015. Judge Sam Salario for Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal, and a former Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Shareholder, also was elected to the Inn’s board of directors.

The Inn was formed in 1990. It is one of more than 300 in the U.S., part of the American Inns of Court that are designed to improve the skills, the professionalism, and the legal ethics with which the bench and the bar perform their functions. More than 25,000 judges, lawyers, law professors, and law students are members of the American Inns of Court.

McDonald_C_02McDonald has been a member of the Inn for 13 years serving in various roles including on the board of directors, chair of the Inn’s Program Committee and secretary. He has been a Master of the Inn for six years. Masters are members admitted to the practice of law for at least 15 years at the beginning of their term of membership.

At Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, McDonald handles all aspects of intellectual property law. He focuses his practice on litigation of patent, trademark and copyright matters. He is board certified in Intellectual Property Law by The Florida Bar. McDonald also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law.

Page_Edward_03Page has been involved with the Inn for a total of eight years. He has served in various roles including treasurer and president-elect.

He is a former federal and state prosecutor with more than 30 years of legal experience. In 1987, he became Tampa’s first Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. Page handles federal and state criminal and civil matters, including white collar criminal, aviation, product liability, family law, and complex commercial litigation matters.

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GrayRobinson Shareholder Appointed as Chair of The Florida Bar Intellectual Property Committee

Woodrow H. “Woody” Pollack, shareholder in the Tampa office of GrayRobinson, has been appointed Chair of The Florida Bar Association’s Business Law Section’s Intellectual Property Committee. Pollack was previously Vice Chair. The Business Law Section (BLS) of The Florida Bar, organized in 1970, serves Florida lawyers, law students, and the faculty of its law schools. BLS members share a common interest in the laws affecting Florida’s businesses, including corporate, contract, bankruptcy, franchise, antitrust, securities, and intellectual property law. The BLS serves an important role in shaping commercial law policy from commercial litigation to alternative dispute resolution. The intellectual property committee helps educate business law section members on copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secrets issues and studies the development of the law in these areas.

Pollack is a second-career lawyer, having received his Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University and initially working as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, board certified by The Florida Bar in Intellectual Property and has regularly been included in Best Lawyers in AmericaFlorida Trend‘s Legal Elite, and Super Lawyers.

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Greenberg Traurig Tampa’s Murray Silverstein Appointed to The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors

Silverstein_Murray_B_v3Murray B. Silverstein, a Shareholder in the Tampa LitigationPractice of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been appointed to The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors. Silverstein’s appointment will commence July 1.

“I look forward to working with the board of The Florida Bar Foundation to continue our tradition of ensuring access to justice is available to all Florida families, regardless of income level,” Silverstein said. “This will be an especially meaningful endeavor to join forces with the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice to implement its recommendations on meeting the unmet civil legal needs of disadvantaged low and moderate income Floridians.”

At Greenberg Traurig, Silverstein focuses his practice on business, commercial, and real property litigation. He regularly represents companies and individuals in jury and non-jury trials in the state and federal courts of Florida. He is board certified in Business Litigation and Civil Trial practice by The Florida Bar. Additionally, Silverstein has provided effective mediation services to hundreds of litigants.  Silverstein is a prior recipient of the President’s Pro Bono Service Award and the Stetson University Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Public Service Award for pro bono service.

Silverstein is currently completing one-year term as Chair of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Committee; he will remain a committee member for the next two years. Silverstein also serves as a Court-appointed member of the Florida Courts Technology Commission, and is a member of the Florida Bar Business Law Executive Council and the Trial Lawyers Section.

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Hill Ward Henderson Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers

Hill Ward Henderson is pleased to announce that 33 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and 12 have been named to the 2015 Florida Rising Stars.

The Hill Ward Henderson Florida Super Lawyers include: Marie A. Borland, Gregory P. Brown, Charles W. Callahan, III, Amelia M. Campbell, Mark J. Criser, Landis V. Curry, III, B. Ben Dachepalli, David S. Felman, Timothy C. Ford, S. Katherine Frazier, Troy A. Fuhrman, Robert M. Fulton, John B. Grandoff, III, Linda D. Hartley, Thomas N. Henderson, III, S. Gordon Hill, Benjamin H. Hill, III, Benjamin H. Hill IV, John L. Holcomb, Timothy A. Hunt, C. Howard Hunter, Robert E.V. Kelley, Jr., David T. Knight, R. Craig Mayfield, Scott A. McLaren, Brett J. Preston, Patrick J. Risch, R. James Robbins, Jr., Ethen R. Shapiro, Brian C. Sparks, Lara J. Tibbals, Dennis P. Waggoner, and Alton C. Ward.

The Hill Ward Henderson Florida Rising Stars include: Jill K. Bell, Patrick M. Causey, Nathaniel S. Hatcher, David L. Luikart, III, Patrick M. Mosley, J. Logan Murphy, Erik P. Raines, Sherilee J. Samuel, R. Travis Santos, Christopher J. Stephens, Joshua C. Webb and Jeffrey J. Wilcox.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected through a multi-phased process including independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only five percent of attorneys in Florida receive the honor of Super Lawyer. Lawyers who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for ten years or less, are eligible to receive the Rising Star designation.

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