Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine Promotes Josh Rubens and Richard Segal to Partner

Miami-based litigation firm Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine announces Josh Rubens and Richard Segal have been named partners at the firm.  These promotions come at a time when Kluger Kaplan continues to strengthen its base of young leadership, a key priority for the firm as it Kluger Kaplanapproaches its sixth-year anniversary.

“Both Josh and Richard have proven they are dedicated to their careers, our firm and our community,” said Founding Member Alan Kluger. “These two attorneys are the youngest to make partner at Kluger Kaplan and that is a direct result of their hard work, consistent success and passion for the law.”

Josh Rubens focuses his practice on commercial litigation and trust and estate litigation.  In his commercial litigation practice, Josh represents clients in breach of contract, corporate/partnership, tort, securities, and real estate matters.  In his trust and estate litigation practice, Josh represents trustees, beneficiaries, and other interested parties in all aspects of fiduciary litigation.  Josh is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Florida Bar and the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group.  Josh serves as a board member of the Israel Bonds National New Leadership Division and Miami Young Investor Society.  He is also involved with the AIPAC Miami Club and the Jewish Federation of Greater Miami.

Richard Segal focuses his practice on commercial litigation and family law, assisting clients in a range of business and corporate litigation matters, and matrimonial disputes. Richard has extensive experience handling disputes with large financial institutions in real estate, wealth advisory, investment management, and trust relationships and transactions. Richard specializes in fiduciary duty disputes and punitive damages claims.  He is a Board Member of the Board of Governors of Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Law Council, Co-Chair and Board Member of the Emerging Leadership Council of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, and a Board Member and Young Founder at Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation.

“Kluger Kaplan is a firm driven by the entrepreneurial spirit — where you are rewarded for your hard work and strong results rather than process and protocol,” said Richard Segal. “We have learned from the best working with legal titans like Alan Kluger and Abbey Kaplan, and we look forward to following in their footsteps.”

Rubens received his Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in finance and organization and management from Emory University, Goizueta Business School.  Segal received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan.  They both received their juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law, Rubens graduated magna cum laude and Segal cum laude.

“We look forward to continued success at Kluger Kaplan and growing our careers with this firm,” said Josh Rubens.

 

About Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.

Miami-based Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. focuses on complex, high-stakes disputes across a broad range of disciplines and industries, including all aspects of business and corporate litigation; real estate related litigation; securities and financial fraud; corporate governance; bankruptcy related litigation and debtor and creditor’s rights; appeals in state and federal courts; professional liability; intellectual property disputes; class actions; and complex matrimonial litigation.  The firm’s veteran litigators have served as lead class counsel in federal multi-district litigation and trials in federal and state courts throughout the country.  For more information, please visit www.klugerkaplan.com.

 

Tourism Highlights for January 2015

From The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

BY WILLIAM D. TALBERT III, CDME

Record Miami International Airport Arrivals for January

BUSY NEW YEAR – MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OPENS 2015 WITH BACK-TO-BACK DAILY PASSENGER RECORDS

Miami International Airport (MIA) began 2015 in fine fashion, ringing in the New Year by setting two consecutive single-day passenger records. On Saturday, January 3, 2015 a record 145,891 passengers traveled through the global gateway, only to be surpassed the following day when a new all-time record of 146,257 passengers flew in and out of MIA. The one-two passenger punch caps a strong holiday travel season at Florida’s busiest airport, which has welcomed more than 2.1 million passengers since December 21, 2014.

FEBRUARY IS MIAMI ROMANCE MONTH!

Love is in the air this February as Greater Miami and the Beaches celebrates Miami Romance Month! Create lasting romantic memories alongside a new romance, rekindle an old flame and even tie the knot in Miami! Indulge together & take advantage of exclusive special offers and events in one of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in the world. In anticipation of Miami Romance Month, The GMCVB is hosting a social media contest on our @VisitMiamiLGBT channels. The ‘Share Your LGBT Love Story’ Giveaway, in line with the recent developments on marriage equality in Florida, is giving fans a chance to enter to win a three-night stay for two courtesy of the Leslie Hotel, located on Ocean Drive. Contest concludes January 30, 2015 and is open to U.S. residents. Visit Facebook.com/VisitMiamiLGBT to enter.

GMCVB TEAM SELLS MIAMI AND THE BEACHES AT THE 2015 PROFESSIONAL CONVENTION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL MEETING IN CHICAGO

GMCVB’s Convention Sales Team joined GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME at the 2015 Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) Annual Meeting on January 11-13, 2015 in Chicago, IL USA. This high-profile convention unites over 3,000 attendees with nearly 50 percent of them comprised of meeting planners. The GMCVB Team promoted the destination to association & corporate planners during the three-day educational & networking program. While at PCMA, Miami hosted a one-on-one client dinner for top prospects & customers. PCMA continues to provide a forum to be amongst the most influential industry decision makers.

GMCVB’S TRAVEL INDUSTRY SALES TEAM SELLS MIAMI, CELEBRATES THE MIAMI BEACH CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY AT THE NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW

GMCVB’s Travel Industry Sales Team will exhibit at the 13th Annual New York Times Travel Show in New York City January 23-25, 2015 to promote Miami and the Beaches for pre/post cruises, family travel, arts and entertainment, and more. GMCVB Partners The Hotel South Beach and Miccosukee Resort will be joining the Team at the event. The show is being heavily promoted via radio, television and newspaper ads throughout the Greater New York Tri-State area. Approximately 16,000 attendees plus 7,500 travel trade professionals are expected to attend the show. The GMCVB booth will have a dedicated area in which to celebrate the Miami Beach Centennial with a special Birthday Card for attendees to sign and birthday cupcakes for them to enjoy.

LSN Partners Launches Charitable Initiative with Flywheel Sports

Indoor cycling class to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

LSN Partners, a full-service consulting firm based in Miami Beach, is kicking off its 2015 charitable partnership with Flywheel indoor cycling, located at 1919 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach. The organizations have partnered to hold one charitable ride (class) per month for each month in 2015.  The first class, on Thursday, January 15 at 11:30 am, will be a pre-ride to the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, benefiting the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.Flywheel Image

“We are honored to be able to support such an important organization in our community,” said Alexander Heckler, co-founder of LSN Partners.

Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn will be chairing this event and participates in the Dolphins Cycling Challenge annually.  Her connection to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center began in 2011 when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Today, Ms. Weithorn is in her third year post-treatment and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center was where she turned in her time of need.

“The staff at Sylvester treated me with compassion, and is our community’s best medical center for cancer patients – and the only academically based cancer center in South Florida,” said Commissioner Weithorn.  “This year, I will ride 100 miles to honor City of Miami Beach Police Officer David King, who died this year from colon cancer.  I encourage everyone to participate in the ride and donate to the cause, as every dollar counts and together we can raise money to ensure that there are more survivors.”

Please RSVP no later than January 13, 2015 to LaurenCarra@MiamiBeachFL.gov.  When submitting your RSVP, please include shoe size.  Flywheel Sports will generously provide towels, showering facilities and spinning shoes for this event.  A minimum donation of $50.00 per cyclist is requested for this event.

For more information on the cause and to donate visit: https://ridedcc.racepartner.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.dolphins-cycling-challenge-2015&fundraiser_id=5785. 100% of donations will go directly to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Flywheel Sports

Flywheel Sports has revolutionized the indoor cycling experience. Since opening its flagship studio in Manhattan’s Flatiron district in February 2010, Flywheel Sports has expanded nationally and today can be found in the New York tri-state area, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, South Florida and more. Founded by a team passionate about cycling, including legendary fitness entrepreneur Ruth Zukerman, Flywheel Sports is an effective, inspiring and empowering cardio experience. For more information, visit www.Flywheelsports.com.

LSN Partners

LSN Partners is a full-service consulting firm, offering strategic advice and counsel in the areas of government affairs, government procurement, business development, and communications at the local, state and national levels.  Headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida, the gateway to Latin America, and with offices throughout Florida and in Washington, DC, this bipartisan consulting firm is a nationally recognized leader in government, business and communications consulting, and has an esteemed reputation for developing and implementing innovative strategies to assist clients.  LSN is known for its ability to create tailored advocacy and communications plans that differentiate their clients from the competition and has a national network of advocates in all 50 states and over 200 cities.   For more information on LSN Partners, visit www.lsnpartners.com or call 305-673-2585, Ext. 315 and speak to Erin Hendrix.

Five Cubed by Haute Dining

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Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Members Exclusive Offer to FIVE CUBED

Tickets 50% off until January 12, 2015 using promocode: MBCC

Five Cubed – Kickoff to Miami Food Week 2015

Wednesday, February 18 2015

1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 33139

Miami Food Week kicks off Wednesday, February 18 with Brewery Ommegang’s Five Cubed (5³) presented by Haute Dining.  The main event will showcase 15 marquee chefs, each creating a dish to pair with a select Brewery Ommegang beer.

A special VIP dinner will start the evening with a 5-course sit-down dinner served at a Royal Table.  Host Chef Sean Brasel, Johnny Sheehan, Brad Kilgore, Alex Chang and Adrianne Calvo will each prepare a course and pair it with a select Brewery Ommegang beer.

The event will be held on the 7th floor of 1111 Lincoln road with a 360 degree breathtaking view of Miami Beach. Guests will sample food prepared by 15 culinary purveyors and complemented by Brewery Ommegang beer. Five Cubed is the event where premium Brewery Ommegang beer and spectacular cuisine collide.

The event will feature the culinary creations of:

  • Sean Brasel – Chef/Partner Meat Market-Miami Beach, Palm Beach and Puerto Rico – Miami, Ommegang HopChef Winner 2014
  • Johnny Sheehan – Chef New World Tavern – Boston, Ommegang HopChef Winner 2014.
  • Alex Chang – Zagat Top 30 under 30 opening the Vagabond this month
  • Adrianne Calvo – Chef/Owner Adrianne’s Vineyard
  • Brad Kiglore - Miami Eaters Chef of the Year, formerly J & G Grill and now opening Alter in Wynwood
  • Fernando Desa – Chef Goya Foods
  • David Valencia - Chef Meat Market Palm Beach
  • Michael Jacobs – Chef/Owner Hidden Kitchen
  • Jeremy Ford – Chef Matador Room
  • Cesar Zapata – Executive Chef The Federal Food Drink & Provisions
  • And tasting stations by: Island Creek Oysters, PDQ

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Little Lighthouse Foundation, and the Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation.

Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brewery-ommegang-five-cubed-53-presented-by-haute-dining-tickets-14925970981

The Festival of Chocolate comes to North Miami for a Decadently Delicious Weekend

FOCBackgroundImage2The Miami Auto Museum at The Dezer Collection revs up for a sweet 2015 as they host The Festival of Chocolate the weekend on January 17-18, 2015.

The Festival of Chocolate, Florida’s largest all-chocolate themed event, which has been featured in Southern Living Magazine and on ABC’s The Chew, boasts amazing chocolate indulgences, the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show and a live cake decorating competition.

The event presents the area’s best chocolate and confection companies selling tastes and treats of everything chocolate from truffles, cake pops and cupcakes to cookies, brownies, ice creams and even a smores buffet all peppered through a mind-blowing micro car display. Chocolate savory items, including chocolate BBQ sauce, meat rubs, wines, vinegars and even chocolate spa products will return for those looking for an alternative to the super sweet.

Set in one of the largest and most eclectic automotive collections in the world, award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers will host interactive demonstrations, sharing techniques and tricks of the trade. On January 17th, The Cocoa Couture Fashion Show featuring chocolate-inspired fashion hits the “Yumway” amongst the glitz and glam of the largest James Bond collection of its kind. And on Sunday, January 18th, a live cake decorating competition will give breathtaking artistic creations a tasty twist.

Chocoholics of all ages will love making chocolate lip balm, chocolate roses, sandy candy and the more adventurous can try armpit fudge. Chocolate Foodies can indulge in Chocolate and Wine Pairings. Chocolate History Makers will attempt to beat world record challenge times. Gamers will Family Eating Chocolatebe mesmerized the Miami Auto Museum KidsZone arcade while Hollywood buffs will be star struck by the Museum’s extensive Hollywood Cars of the Stars collection including the Flintstone’s Car, the Batmobile, and Marty’s Back to the Future De Lorean – all of this while trying their skills in a variety of chocolate competitions for sweet prizes.

Entrance into The Festival of Chocolate is included with the special weekend MAM admission [Adults: $20, Seniors: $15 Children: $12 (ages 2-12)]. Event Hours: Hours are 10am-6pm. Each adult ticket purchased in advance will receive $3 in chocolate coins to spend at The Festival of Chocolate. For Tickets and Information: http://www.festivalofchocolate.com.

Whether you are 8 or 108, get ready to be a Kid in a Candy Store during The Festival of Chocolate Weekend at the Miami Auto Museum. The Festival of Chocolate is the standing Guinness World Record holder for the world’s largest cup of hot chocolate. The Miami Auto Museum boasts the most extensive collection of exotic cars on the planet. Don’t Miss the Most Incredible Weekend of Indulgences… of Chocolate, Cars and Couture right here in South Florida.

Miami Art Week at the House of Art

Featured Art Week events at the House of Art!

House of Art - Vernissage for MAC

YOUNG AT ART – December 4    7-10PM

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House of Art - Future of Fashion

The Future of Fashion – December 5     7-10PM

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House of Art - We Live here 2

We Live Here 2: Miguel Vallinas – December 6    7-10PM

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