Minesh Mehta, M.D., an expert in radiation oncology, proton therapy and cancer research, joins the executive leadership of Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida as deputy director and chief of radiation oncology. Previously, he was medical director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center in Baltimore at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Jeffrey Dickstein has joined Phillips & Cohen as a partner, based in the firm’s Miami office. He previously was a healthcare lawyer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida. Dickstein has a law degree from the University of Miami.
At Meland Russin & Budwick in Miami:
▪ Zachary James has been promoted to partner. He concentrates his practice on business litigation and complex commercial matters. James has a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from UM.
▪ Eric Ostroff has been named administrative partner. Ostroff, a trial lawyer, focuses his practice on business litigation. He has a bachelor’s from Emory University and a law degree from UM.
Jesus Suarez has been promoted to partner from associate in the Miami-based firm of Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. He practices in the areas of litigation and governmental law, among others. Suarez has a bachelor’s of business administration from Loyola University Chicago and a law degree from the University of Florida.
Trisha Widowfield has been promoted to partner at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm in Fort Lauderdale. She handles complex litigation, focusing on medical malpractice and personal injury. Widowfield has a bachelor’s from Kent State and a law degree from UM.
Marisa Beazel has been named president and publisher of HCP/Aboard Publishing, the custom publishing subsidiary of The Miami Herald Media Company. She most recently was vice president of publishing at Ink, where she oversaw specialty media products, including American Airlines magazine. Beazel has a bachelor’s in business administration from Florida International University.
Gregory Lozinak has been named chief operating officer of Monument Real Estate Services, based in Miami. Previously, he was division president of Invitation Homes. Lozinak has a bachelor’s of business administration from St. Bonaventure University.
Jennifer Thomas has been promoted to vice president – operations for electronic security firm Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale and its sister company Level 5 Security Group. She was most recently director of operations at Sonitrol. Thomas has a bachelor’s from SUNY-Binghamton.
Joseph Epstein has been named chief financial officer of JetSmarter, a mobile marketplace for private jet charter that is based in Fort Lauderdale. He was previously was director at McGladrey. Epstein, a CPA, has a bachelor’s from Miami University in Ohio.
This column lists high-level promotions of executives in South Florida. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Leslie José Zigel
New position: Shareholder in the Miami office of Greenspoon Marder. He will chair the firm’s newly formed entertainment law group.
From: Zigel was the principal and founder of his own entertainment law firm, ZIGLAW.
Also: He has represented an array of clients including Pitbull, the music producers working on the Latin American versions of “Desperate Housewives” and “Grey’s Anatomy”; TV personalities appearing on NBC’s “The Apprentice,” HGTV’s “Design Star” and Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Miami”; and companies such as Zumba Fitness LLC and Spanish media giant Terra Networks.
Education: Bachelor’s, University of Rochester, with an interdisciplinary degree between the liberal arts school and the Eastman School of Music; J.D., University of Miami.
Best advice he ever received: When negotiating, remember you’re frequently looking at striking a long-term relationship, and long-term business success is built on deals that are great for your clients, but also make sense for your business partners. You need to understand your client’s needs, but you need to listen carefully to the other side as well.
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