With the 11th semi-annual Legal League 100 Servicer Summit underway at the historic Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas, the professional association marked the occasion by announcing the results of its recent member elections. The League announced that Roy. A. Diaz, Shareholder, SHD Legal Group P.A., has been elected Chair of the LL100.
Diaz previously served on the Legal League 100’s Advisory Council. He will take over from departing Chair Neil Sherman, Managing Partner, Schneiderman & Sherman, who served as Legal League 100 Chair from May 2016. Sherman will continue serving as a member of the Advisory Council.
Diaz told DS News, “My focus for my tenure as Chair of the Legal League 100 will be on maintaining a clear vision of where the industry is, evolving industry requirements, industry opportunity for improvement, and bringing that vision to the membership.”
Roy A. Diaz has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy. He has represented lenders, servicers of both conventional and GSE loans, private investors, and real estate developers throughout his career with an emphasis on the mortgage servicing industry for over 22 years. Diaz is admitted to Federal Court practice in the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. He is also admitted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.
The group also announced several changes to the group’s Advisory Council. The Council gained two new members: Stephen M. Hladik, Principal, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP, and Chad Neel, Chief Executive Business Officer, McCarthy & Holthus LLP. J. Anthony Van Ness, President, Van Ness Law Firm, PLC, was also re-elected to another term on the Advisory Council.
The Florida Launch of Major League Lacrosse today announced a multi-year partnership in which Van Ness Attorneys, based in Deerfield Beach, will receive a number of marketing assets, including the first uniform sponsorship in the team’s history, beginning in the 2017-18 season.
“We are very proud to have such a fast growing and respected firm like Van Ness Attorneys as our first ever uniform sponsor. We reviewed several different brands for this and we felt that Van Ness complimented the Florida Launch brand well, they are a local firm growing and looking to move to a national stage” said Michel Zeff, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Florida Launch.
Van Ness Attorneys previously sponsored the Launch during the 2016-2017 season. With a change in MLL policy allowing teams to have sponsored uniforms, the Firm moved to up its involvement to be the title uniform sponsor. “I took advantage of the opportunity to sponsor the Launch uniforms having already been a general sponsor last year,” said Tony Van Ness, founder of Van Ness Attorneys. “This sponsorship with the Launch will bring a strategic national exposure for our brand and we are very excited to be a part of the team in such a significant way.”
The Firm will also co-brand a weekly web series entitled “Coach’s Corner” that will feature in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes content with Launch coach Tom Mariano.
About Van Ness Attorneys
Van Ness Attorneys also known as Van Ness Law Firm, PLC is a South Florida based law firm with its main office in Deerfield Beach with a second office in on Flagler Street in Miami. J. Anthony Van Ness founded the law firm in July 2004 in Hollywood, Florida. Van Ness Attorneys practices in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Real Property, Contract Disputes, Appeals, Probate and other areas. Although the primary office locations are in South Florida, the firm handles matters throughout the state of Florida to include the Panhandle of Florida. Van Ness clients include many major banks, loan servicers, corporations, non-profits and individual consumers.
About Florida Launch
The Florida Launch began play in 2014 as a Major League Lacrosse expansion team. The team is dedicated to growing the game of lacrosse in Florida, as well as showcasing the sport at its highest level to the fans and community. For more information, please visit www.floridalaunchlacrosse.com. To never miss a moment of the action, follow the Florida Launch on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports over the past 17 years. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.
DEERFIELD BEACH – The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce Van Ness Attorneys.com, also known as Van Ness Law Firm, PLC, as the presenting sponsor of the City’s new annual Ocean Brews & Blues Festival, to be held on May 20, 2017 from 3 – 7 PM at the Main Beach Parking Lot.
Based in Deerfield Beach with an office in Miami, Van Ness Attorneys.com (hereafter “Van Ness”) is a South Florida firm founded in July 2004 by J. Anthony Van Ness in Hollywood, Florida. Van Ness has its roots representing mortgage banks and servicers having been retained as counsel for Fannie Mae in 2010, until the program ended. In 2007, Van Ness moved to Newport Center in Deerfield Beach and in 2016 opened its Miami. The law firm’s attorneys have been successful representing clients in matters of Personal Injury, Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, Probate and Contract Disputes. For more information about the firm, please visit: www.vannessattorneys.com.
As one of the Top 10 up and coming cities in South Florida, we value the support of the community and sponsors to help our events continue to grow year after year. The Ocean Brews & Blues Festival is a great opportunity to spend a day at the beach while enjoying an exciting craft brew festival and listening to a variety of blues musicians.
Early Bird tickets are available for $35/person, pricing expires April 8th at 11:59pm EST. Ticket prices will increase to $40/person April 9th until May 19th at 11:59pm EST. Event Day tickets will be $45. All tickets include 3.5 hours of unlimited sampling of 100+ beers and a souvenir glass from 3:00pm – 6:30pm. Purchase your craft beer festival tickets today at www.dfb.city/oceanbrew.
For more information, call the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429 or visit www.dfb.city/oceanbrew.