David A. Huppert, CPA, has been admitted as a partner of Huppert & Huppert in Southwest Ranches. Before, he was a staff accountant. He has a bachelor’s in business from the University of Florida and a master’s in accounting from Nova Southeastern University.
Steven Morrison, CPA, has been promoted to principal in the audit department of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF), based in the Miami office. He has a bachelor’s in accounting and a master’s in real estate from the University of Florida and a master’s of accounting from Florida Atlantic University.
Three have been elected partners at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP:
▪ Kent Koch has extensive experience representing real estate developers and institutional lenders throughout all stages of real estate development.
▪ Summer Ayers
LePree focuses her practice on international taxation.
▪ Cristina A. Lumpkin advises clients on all aspects of environmental law and represents homebuilders and commercial real estate developers throughout all phases of the land development process.
Jeannie A. Hanrahan has been promoted from associate shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, in the Fort Lauderdale office, and is in the firm’s professional liability department. She has an undergraduate degree from Florida State University and a J.D. from St. Thomas.
Joshua Kaye has been named managing partner of the Miami office at DLA Piper. He is a co-chair of DLA Piper’s U.S. Healthcare sector. He has a law degree from the University of Miami.
Elaine W. Keyser has been promoted to shareholder at Littler in the firm’s Miami office. She represents employers in issues related to the employment relationship. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tulane and a J.D. from the University of Texas, Austin.
Michael Schwager has been elected shareholder in the firm of Becker & Poliakoff. Schwager, in the Miami office, focuses on representing clients in a wide range of business matters as part of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice group. He has a J.D. degree from the University of Miami.
Randall L. Sidlosca has joined Fox Rothschild LLP as a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, based in the Miami office. He focuses on immigration law. Prior, he was a partner in the Miami office of Arnstein & Lehr LLP. He has a bachelor’s from Barry University and a J.D. from the University of Miami.
Sharon Abramson has been named director of public relations and marketing for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. She previously worked at Insider Media Management in Boca Raton as a media relations specialist and account executive. She is a University of Florida graduate.
Marcie Williams has joined Rivergate | KW Management as president. She was formerly senior director of real estate at Greystar. She has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This column lists high-level promotions at the director level and above. Send items, including job title, job description, previous positions, educational background and jpgs, to movers@MiamiHerald.com.
Name: Adam Hellman
New position: Senior vice president and residential lending director at City National Bank of Florida
Before: Senior vice president of professional and executive banking with Marquis Bank in Coral Gables
Also: He has worked at Capital Bank and has 19 years of mortgage experience.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University
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