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    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • at The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
    Registration is closed

     

    Monthly Membership Luncheon

    Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:45 a.m.

       

    SPEAKER:  Brent C.J. Britton, Esquire with de la Pena & Holiday, LLP  

    TOPIC "Intellectual Property Law"

    SUMMARY: The presentation will be an overview of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.

     

    Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, February 14, 2019, (RSVP Deadline) at www.tbpa.org (indicate your entrée selection online), and then pay online or mail your payment to: TBPA, P. O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601

    If mailing payment after online RSVP, make checks payable to: Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

    Cost:   Members:  $16.50 / Guests: $25.00

    Regular Entrée:  Meatloaf with Country Gravy

     Vegetarian Entrée Spinach Ravioli with Tomato

    CONTACT THE LUNCHEON CHAIR FOR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

    Entrées served with Salad, Rolls, Iced Tea, Coffee and Petite Dessert!  (No Substitutions Please)  

    In case you didn’t already know this, you can add TBPA events to your calendar by opening the particular event on the website when you are logged in (and in PUBLIC VIEW mode), and clicking the “Add to my calendar” tab in the upper right hand corner of the specific event listing.

    TBPA is no longer accepting reservations via email or mail. 

    TBPA reserves the right to change/substitute luncheon speakers, topics or entrées as necessary due to unexpected circumstances. Cancellations for paid-in-full reservations prior to the RSVP Deadline will be refunded, subject to a $2.00 administrative fee.  After the RSVP Deadline, no refunds will be provided and payment in full will be due regardless of attendance. Cancellation correspondence may be sent to luncheon@tbpa.org.

    Parking: Please note that The Tampa Club validates parking in the Bank of America parking garage during lunchtime hours for the discounted $2.00 rate.  Please bring your parking ticket with you and have The Tampa Club Receptionist validate it for you.    

    In addition, TBPA will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit the USO Central Florida.


    Please don't forget to bring some extra cash to participate in this raffle!

    Special thanks to this month's TBPA Luncheon Sponsor:




    SLK Investigations is a full-service private investigative agency. SLK services include service of process, background checks, polygraph examinations, surveillance, locating/skiptracing, corporate investigations and much more.  You can learn more about SLK at: http://slkinvestigations.com

     

    SPEAKER: Brent C.J. Britton, Esq.



    SPEAKER'S BIO: 

    For the past 20 years, Brent C.J. Britton has been assisting entrepreneurs and technology companies of all sizes in corporate and intellectual property transactions. A dot-com era Silicon Valley veteran, Britton’s legal career has included tours of duty in several major firms in San Francisco, New York City, and Tampa. In his third year out of law school, Britton founded the noted San Francisco technology law firm, Britton, Silberman & Cervantez, LLP, which was later acquired by Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP. Britton has been a prominent voice for the cultivation of Tampa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem while maintaining strong roots in the San Francisco Bay Area’s emerging companies community.


    Britton’s clients range from startups to international conglomerates in the fields of digital media and software development, video games, education, mechanical devices, entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare, cybersecurity, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. Britton’s legal work covers a full range of services of value to technology companies, such as corporate formation, venture funding, technology licensing and transactions, intellectual property strategy and prosecution (patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets), due diligence and auditing, innovation lifecycle management, mergers & acquisitions, website policies and terms of service, sweepstakes and gambling rules and procedures, employment agreements, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and regulatory advice.


    While in law school in the early 90’s, Britton clerked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. A former computer scientist and software engineer, Britton is the only lawyer who holds a graduate degree from the MIT Media Laboratory. Alongside his Master of Science from MIT, Britton also holds a Bachelor of Arts in computer science from the University of Maine and a Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of law. Britton is admitted to practice law in California, New York, and Florida. He has been an adjunct professor of Creativity and Innovation at the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. He is the co-founder of several startups, and he writes and speaks frequently on entrepreneurship, creativity, ethics, and the philosophy of happiness and success. Britton’s book, “Ownability,” an introduction to intellectual property law, is available on amazon.com.


    EDUCATION:

    • Juris Doctor, with honors, Boston University School of Law, 1994
    • Master of Science, The Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
    • Bachelor of Arts with high distinction, Computer Science, University of Maine, 1989

    ADMISSIONS:

    • State Bar of Florida
    • State Bar of New York
    • State Bar of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


     

    • Friday, March 08, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Four Green Fields, 205 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606
    Register

    WE HAVE SECURED THE DATE OF

    FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019 FOR

    TBPA'S 3rd ANNUAL SIPPIN' CLE EVENT!  

    REGISTRATION FOR TBPA's

    March Sippin' CLE is now open!!! 

    Pre-St. Paddy's Day Party at

    Four Green Fields 


    Sponsored by The Grafton Group 

    March 8, 2019 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

    (Speaker presentation to begin at 5:45 p.m.)

    In case you didn’t already know this, you can add TBPA events to your calendar by opening the particular event on the website when you are logged in (and in PUBLIC VIEW mode), and clicking the “Add to my calendar” tab in the upper right hand corner of the specific event listing. 

        Our featured guest speaker is Judge Herbert M. Berkowitz 

    who will discuss:

    Ethics - Tips to Make Professional Life Easier  

    (Approved for 1 Hour CLE - Ethics)

     This is a free event; however, you must RSVP no later than March 4th right HERE.

    Our great sponsor will provide two free beverages and hors d'oeuvres for TBPA members! 

    ABOUT YOUR SPEAKER:

    HERBERT M. BERKOWITZ

    JUDICIAL BIOGRAPHY
    Year appointed to the bench: 2011, Appointed by Governor Charlie Crist

    Assignments: County Civil

    EDUCATION

    Law School: University of Wisconsin School of Law
    J.D., 1971

    Undergraduate: Brooklyn College
    B.A, 1967


    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
    American Inns of Court, Ferguson-White Chapter
    Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial & Litigation Section




     

    • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
    Register

     

    Monthly Membership Luncheon

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:45 a.m.

       

    SPEAKER:  Robert S. Walton, Esq. with Law Offices of Robert S. Walton, PL in Hyde Park

    TOPIC  Fiduciary Access To Digital Assets Act: How Technology is Changing Florida Law

    SUMMARY: This presentation will focus on the recently passed Fiduciary Access To Digital Assets Act Chapter 740 (2017) of the Florida Statutes, including which types of digital assets are covered by the act, key terms and players, and a checklist of items to consider for updates to Durable Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Trusts.  The presentation will also discuss the Florida Electronic Wills Act which passed the Florida legislature in 2017, but was later vetoed by Governor Scott.  Understanding the critical role digital assets play in estate planning is important for everyone.  You can’t miss this one!


    Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, March 14, 2019, (RSVP Deadline) at www.tbpa.org (indicate your entrée selection online), and then pay online or mail your payment to: TBPA, P. O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601

    If mailing payment after online RSVP, make checks payable to: Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

    Cost:   Members:  $16.50 / Guests: $25.00

    Regular Entrée:  Italian Chicken with Goat Cheese Vegetarian Entrée:  Stuffed Portobello Mushroom/ CONTACT THE LUNCHEON CHAIR FOR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

    Entrées served with Salad, Rolls, Iced Tea, Coffee and Petite Dessert!  (No Substitutions Please)  

    In case you didn’t already know this, you can add TBPA events to your calendar by opening the particular event on the website when you are logged in (and in PUBLIC VIEW mode), and clicking the “Add to my calendar” tab in the upper right hand corner of the specific event listing.

    TBPA is no longer accepting reservations via email or mail. 

    TBPA reserves the right to change/substitute luncheon speakers, topics or entrées as necessary due to unexpected circumstances. Cancellations for paid-in-full reservations prior to the RSVP Deadline will be refunded, subject to a $2.00 administrative fee.  After the RSVP Deadline, no refunds will be provided and payment in full will be due regardless of attendance. Cancellation correspondence may be sent to luncheon@tbpa.org.

    Parking: Please note that The Tampa Club validates parking in the Bank of America parking garage during lunchtime hours for the discounted $2.00 rate.  Please bring your parking ticket with you and have The Tampa Club Receptionist validate it for you.    

    In addition, TBPA will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit:

    A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay.


    Please don't forget to bring some extra cash to participate in this raffle!


    Special thanks to this month's TBPA Luncheon Sponsor:

    Riesdorph Reporting Group, Inc. is a full service court reporting and litigation support firm committed to excellence and professionalism. Their reporters hold at a minimum the Registered Professional Reporter designation from the National Court Reporters Association. Services include realtime reporting, interpreters, videotaped depositions, worldwide videoconferencing and much more! You can learn more at: http://www.rrgtampa.com/


    SPEAKER: Robert S. Walton, Esq.


    SPEAKER'S BIO: 

    Rob Walton is a practicing attorney in Tampa, Florida.  He focuses his practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Probate & Trust Litigation, and Guardianship.  Rob is a 2010 Stetson Law grad and is active in the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.  He is a 2015 graduate of the Hillsborough County Bar Leadership Institute and is passionate about helping the elderly population of Tampa Bay.  He regularly provides pro bono services through Bay Area Legal Services and believes that pro bono work is an opportunity to ensure access to justice.  Rob lives in Tampa with his wife, Katie, their son, Easton, and dog, Tucker.

    Practice Areas:

    Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration​, Probate & Trust Litigation, Guardianship

    Bar Memberships:

    The Florida Bar

    U.S. Supreme Court Bar

    American Bar Association

    ​Hillsborough County Bar Association

    Ferguson-White Inn of Court

    Education:

    College of Charleston, B.A. -History and Political Science,2007

    Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2010

    University of Alabama School of Law, Master of Laws - Taxation, 2018


    • Thursday, April 18, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
    Registration is closed

     

    Monthly Membership Luncheon

    Thursday,  April 18, 2019 at 11:45 a.m.  

     

    SPEAKER: Paul V. Suppicich, Esq.

    TOPIC: "U.S. Immigration - Waivers of Inadmissibility" 

    SUMMARYPaul will present of some of the reasons why the U.S. State Department could find an applicant for an immigrant visa to be "inadmissible" to the United States and therefore deny their application. He will then cover how individuals who have been or would be determined to be inadmissible for criminal history, fraud or willful misrepresentation or unlawful presence may seek a waiver that will overcome their inadmissibility and allow them to enter the U.S. as an immigrant. Finally, Paul will go into some detail about the types of evidence necessary and the elements of legal briefs required to be approved for a waiver. 


    Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, April 11, 2019, (RSVP Deadline) at www.tbpa.org (indicate your entrée selection online), and then pay online or mail your payment to: TBPA, P. O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601

    If mailing payment after online RSVP, make checks payable to: Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

    Cost:  Members:  $16.50 / Guests: $25.00

    Regular Entrée:  Beef Lasagna / Vegetarian Entrée:  Butternut Squash Ravioli / CONTACT THE LUNCHEON CHAIR FOR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

    Entrées served with Salad, Rolls, Iced Tea, Coffee and Petite Dessert!  (No Substitutions Please)  

    In case you didn’t already know this, you can add TBPA events to your calendar by opening the particular event on the website when you are logged in (and in PUBLIC VIEW mode), and clicking the “Add to my calendar” tab in the upper right hand corner of the specific event listing.

    TBPA is no longer accepting reservations via email or mail. 

    TBPA reserves the right to change/substitute luncheon speakers, topics or entrées as necessary due to unexpected circumstances. Cancellations for paid-in-full reservations prior to the RSVP Deadline will be refunded, subject to a $2.00 administrative fee.  After the RSVP Deadline, no refunds will be provided and payment in full will be due regardless of attendance. Cancellation correspondence may be sent to luncheon@tbpa.org.

    Parking: Please note that The Tampa Club validates parking in the Bank of America parking garage during lunchtime hours for the discounted $2.00 rate.  Please bring your parking ticket with you and have The Tampa Club Receptionist validate it for you.    

    In addition, TBPA will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit:

    End 68 Hours of Hunger.


    Please don't forget to bring some extra cash to participate in this raffle!

    Special thanks to this month's TBPA Luncheon Sponsor:



    Skip Thomas and Woody Murray are the backbone of Serve.

    Since the early 80s, each has worked with attorneys, paralegals, court clerks and judges to develop protocols for the effective execution of due process. And through utter due diligence each has earned his stripes.


    Then in 1996, they founded Serve Legal process, inc and immediately began earning a reputation with law firms and corporate legal departments for integrity and dependability. Today, they wear these badges of honor proudly as they focus — with a troop of rock-solid process servers all across the US, Canada and the Caribbean — on filing lawsuits, and locating defendants and witnesses to get them properly served.


     

    SPEAKER: PAUL V. SUPPICICH, ESQ.


    SPEAKER'S BIO: 

    Paul V. Suppicich is an immigration attorney at Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. For more than eleven years, he has practiced law in the areas of U.S. Immigration & Naturalization and General Civil Litigation, primarily handling family lawful permanent resident (green card) petitions, U.S. citizenship applications, removal (deportation) defense cases, employment and investment visas.

    Paul earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2005 from Stetson University College of Law in Pinellas County, where the student body elected him to serve as their Student Bar Association President; he has been a member of the Florida Bar Association since 2006 and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association as well as the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Paul is admitted to practice law by the Florida Supreme Court and appears primarily before the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).

    Paul’s trial experience includes removal (deportation) defense, landlord/tenant disputes, general civil trials and local government enforcement. He received his Master of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics in 1996 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education in 1993, both from the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa.

    Paul speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English having lived, studied and taught in Brazil, Costa Rica and Spain.

    Paul has served as an adjunct professor for USF, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg College, Florida Southern College and Tallahassee Community College teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages as well as College Writing, which he has also done overseas in Brazil and in Costa Rica. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Tampa-Hillsborough Friends of the Library Council and is President of the Board of the Hillsborough Literacy Council. Paul is an active member of the Rotary Club of New Tampa and the Tampa Bay Chapter of InterNations.

    • Saturday, April 20, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association - 1610 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602
    Register

    Wills For Heroes at the Hillsborough County Bar Association - Chester Ferguson law center located at 1610 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602.

     

    Most of you have participated several times and you are awesome.  For those that are new to participating… the clinic is for First Responders.  You can come for an hour or stay for 4 hours.   We are witnesses to the documents being drafted by the attorneys and also notarize the documents.  We also staff a sign-in table for the First Responders and assist them with any questions they might have about the forms.


    Bring your Notary stamp, or just your pen; we need witnesses as well as notaries to support the next Wills for Heroes. We meet between nine and ten am at the Hillsborough Bar Association, Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, 1610 N. Tampa St., Tampa FL 33602. More info at: http://www.hillsbar.com/?page=WillsForHeroes

     

    If you are available and would like to participate, please contact TBPA's Pro Bono Chair by email at probono@tbpa.org.

TBPA is a voluntary professional association and does not make any representation, endorsement or guarantee as to the quality, reliability, competency, accuracy, business practice/standards/ethics, or professionalism of any member of TBPA.  TBPA does not conduct background checks or any other form of due diligence on any person or business applying for membership with TBPA.

 



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