The Aventura Marketing Council, World-Class Chamber of Commerce, presented a winning case for supreme networking and business building when Association Law Group and Hotwire Communications co-hosted the AMC’s first breakfast meeting of 2016.
The event featured an esteemed panel of judges including Assoc. Administrative Judge Linda Singer Stein, Judge Jason Bloch, Judge Donald “D.J.” Cannava, Judge Jason Emilos Dimitris, Judge Myriam Lehr, Judge Spencer Multack, Judge Caryn Canner Schwartz and Judge Diana Vizcaino. Serving as emcee, Circuit Court Judge Stan Blake was deemed “showman extraordinaire” for insightful “LOL” rulings.
AMC past Chair Bob Hollander of Brown and Brown Insurance welcomed guests to Turnberry Isle Miami along with Association Law Group senior partner Ben Solomon and Carl Lender, Executive Vice President of Sales for Hotwire Communications. When the gavel was passed to the judges, they presented evidence benefiting the community.
Judge Vizcaino explained the non-partisan election or appointment process lawyers can go through to become judges. Judge Bloch spoke about victims’ rights to be “informed, heard and present” at critical stages of proceedings as well as rights to restitution and access to bereavement or social services. Judge Multack cited Florida laws that can help protect victims of domestic violence and reduce homicides.
Judge Cannava provided an update on new marijuana possession ordinances facilitating civil fines in lieu of misdemeanor arrests. Judge Lehr emphasized the civic duty of serving on a jury, participating in the judicial system and helping judges effectively administer justice.
Judge Dimitris encouraged students to observe courtroom proceedings for enlightening, educational experiences and inquire about internship programs. Judge Schwartz explained parties involved in property owner/tenant cases can take advantage of judicial services that help ensure information is submitted correctly.
Judge Stein highlighted the myriad of services offered at the North Dade Justice Center, offering convenient ways to obtain a driver’s license, disabled permits, bus pass or issue complaints to the State Attorney’s Office. There is also a Teen Court helping troubled youths; Code Enforcement handling fines; the Clerk’s Office; and ongoing case dockets involving small claims, traffic and domestic violence.
Testifying to the success of Hotwire, the privately-owned company has recently expanded its fiber optic network tremendously, expanding to be the cable provider for existing and newly constructed premier communities spanning from northeast Miami-Dade and South Beach to Key Biscayne, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and connecting Jupiter to Port St. Lucie.
State-of-the-art “Fision” and megabit bandwidth technologies enable Hotwire to offer faster fiber optic, customized TV, digital voice and smart phone services to over 100,000 customers in 17 states including HOAs, luxury condos, commercial properties, hotels, student and senior housing. Customers also never have any data caps.
Renowned for innovative legal solutions earning Daily Business Review’s “Most Effective Lawyers” ranking, Association Law Group is a full-service law firm representing hundreds of HOAs and condos throughout Florida, including many in the Aventura area, primarily as their general counsel. Services encompass contract preparation, interpretation of statutes, litigation, collection of past due assessments, addressing illegal tenant situations and other non-compliance issues relating to an association’s governing documents. ALG also owns and operates Title Company of Florida focusing on closing residential and commercial transactions for domestic and international clients.
By Bari Auerbach