Class of 1979

You can now view your classmates' news and accomplishments online! Click your graduation year below to see class notes, with the most recent entries appearing first. If you have anything that you would like to include as a Class Note, you may submit a class note online or contact Becky Shepherd.

Thomas "Tom" Cloud is a recipient of the 2021 Paul S. Buchman Award by the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA) for his contributions to the field of municipal law. Cloud is a shareholder at Gray Robinson in Orlando. Posted 7.21.21

 

lewis_terry_web.jpgTerry E. Lewis has been recognized as a leader in environmental law in the by Chambers and Partners USA Guide. In addition, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. (LLW) has been recognized with a Band 1 ranking in Environmental Law for the 13th year in a row. Posted 6.22.21

 

longman_anne_web.pngAnne Longman has been listed as a Best Lawyer in the fields of Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation and Natural Resources Law on the 2021 Best Lawyers list. Longman is a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. in Tallahassee. Posted 8.31.20

 

Alaine S. Williams, a partner at Willig, Williams & Davidson in Philadelphia, has been named one of the 2021 Best Lawyers in America. Williams practices labor and employment law, representing public sector labor unions and protecting the rights of workers. Posted 8.24.20

 

lewis_terry_web.jpgTerry E. Lewis has been named Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law in West Palm Beach on the 2021 Best Lawyers list, in addition to his listing as a Best Lawyer in Environmental Litigation. Posted 8.24.20

 

Bill Smith published an article in the Journal of Corporate Taxation titled, "Claiming 2020 Losses on 2019 Returns: The Magic of Section 165(i)." Posted 8.10.20

 

The Honorable James Hankinson has retired from the Second Circuit Court of Florida. He served in this position from January 2002 to June 2020. Posted 6.30.20

longman_anne_web.pngAnne Longman was selected as a 2020 Florida Super Lawyer in the area of administrative law. Longman is a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. in Tallahassee. Posted 6.9.20

 

lewis_terry_web.jpgTerry E. Lewis was selected as a 2020 Florida Super Lawyer in the area of environmental law. Lewis is a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. in West Palm Beach. Posted 6.9.20
 

 

Bill Smith appeared on the Fox Business show Varney & Co. to discuss the prospect of tax legislation in 2020 and beyond. Posted 12.13.19

Jennie Hall Jerome passed away on November 8, 2019. While living in St. Johns, FL, she helped numerous St. Johnians with their legal issues on a pro bono basis. She also assisted the federal team that outlined the coastline for the protection and expansion of national park waters, and she was instrumental in forming the organization, “Friends of the Park.” Posted 11.22.19

 

Charles Curry passed away on August 23, 2019. He was elected a circuit judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida in 1988 and continued to serve on the bench until his retirement in 2014. Posted 9.17.19

williams_alaine_web.jpgAlaine S. Williams, a partner at Willig, Williams & Davidson in Philadelphia, has been named one of the 2020 Best Lawyers in America. Williams practices labor and employment law, representing public sector labor unions and protecting the rights of workers. Posted 9.5.19

 

lewis_terry_web.jpgTerry E. Lewis was named Lawyer of the Year in the area of environmental litigation in West Palm Beach by Best Lawyers in America. Lewis is a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. in West Palm Beach. Posted 9.4.19

 

lewis_terry_web.jpgTerry E. Lewis was named a 2019 Florida Super Lawyer in the area of environmental law. He is a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. in West Palm Beach. Posted 6.6.19

 

lewis_terry_web.jpgTerry E. Lewis was named the 2019 Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year in West Palm Beach by Best Lawyers in America. He also was named one of the 2019 Best Lawyers in America in the area of environmental litigation. He is a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. in West Palm Beach. Posted 8.27.18

 

williams_alaine_web.jpgAlaine S. Williams, a partner at Willig, Williams & Davidson in Philadelphia, has been named a 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. This is the 16th year that she has been recognized on the list. Williams practices labor and employment law, representing public sector labor unions and protecting the rights of workers. Posted 5.15.19

 

James L. Bacchus wrote the Wall Street Journal op-ed, "Democrats, Free Trade Is Your Destiny." Bacchus is a former chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization and former congressman. He currently serves as the Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity at the University of Central Florida. Posted 12.7.18

George H. Sheldon passed away on August 23, 2018. He was chief executive officer of Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, a children's services agency for children in South Florida. Sheldon was a leading advocate for the welfare of children. He had a long career in public service, which included serving in the Florida House of Representatives, as secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, as acting assistant secretary at the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and as director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Posted 9.5.18

lewis_terry_web.jpgTerry E. Lewis was named the 2019 Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year in West Palm Beach by Best Lawyers in America. He also was named one of the 2019 Best Lawyers in America in the area of environmental litigation. He is a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. in West Palm Beach. Posted 8.27.18

 

Steven W. Johnson passed away on August 10, 2018. He held various roles including assistant state attorney, senior attorney for the Florida Real Estate Commission and lead appraisal attorney for the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board. Posted 8.27.18

williams_alaine_web.jpgAlaine S. Williams, a partner at Willig, Williams & Davidson in Philadelphia, has been named to the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Williams practices labor and employment law, representing public sector labor unions and protecting the rights of workers. Posted 8.27.18

 

smith_william_web.jpgWilliam M. Smith was featured in Forbes. He is the managing director of CBIZ MHM's National Tax Office in their Bethesda, MD office. He consults nationally on a broad range of tax services, including foreign and domestic transactional tax planning for corporations, partnerships, LLCs and individuals, such as mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international restructuring of businesses and investments, and negotiating partnership and other transactions. Posted 10.4.17

 

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Terry E. Lewis was named the 2018 Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year in West Palm Beach by Best Lawyers in America. He also was named one of the 2018 Best Lawyers in America in the areas of environmental law and environmental litigation. He is a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. in West Palm Beach.  Posted 9.5.17

 

longman_anne_web.pngAnne Longman, a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. in Tallahassee, was selected as one of the 2018 Best Lawyers in America for environmental law and environmental litigation. Posted 9.5.17

 

Melanie A. Hines, a partner at Berger Singerman LLP in Tallahassee, has been named to the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America for administrative/regulatory and white collar litigationShe focuses her practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, administrative law and civil litigation. Posted 8.18.17

williams_alaine_web.jpgAlaine S. Williams, a partner at Willig, Williams & Davidson in Philadelphia, has been named to the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. She has been recognized for more than 15 years for employment and labor law. Williams practices labor and employment law, representing public sector labor unions and protecting the rights of workers. Posted 8.18.17

 
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