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J. Cole Davis was invited to speak last month at educational seminar for Partners for Environmental Progress

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale Attorney J. Cole Davis was invited to speak last month at an educational seminar for Partners for Environmental Progress, PEP.  The topic and presentation, Employee Intrapreneurs:  Create a Culture of Internal Innovation to Stimulate Creativity, Efficient and New Market Sales is featured in the article copy.

Speakers were asked to share strategies on how to create a culture of innovation within an organization opening the door to new products, improved efficiencies and expand markets.  Cole addressed Intellectual Property processes; encouraging businesses/organizations to formalize the ownership of an idea process. The questions of patents and intellectual property addressed in the beginning helps avoid future conflicts.  Tips, tools, lessons and potential pitfalls were discussed leading back to successful experiences.

Cole included information in the presentation regarding ownership of an idea/the entity or person who “owns” the idea, new business, patents, intellectual property policies and also, implementing non-competes for valued employees.  He currently advises businesses throughout the state and local government agencies including the City of Panama City Beach, the Bay County School Board, and the City of Mexico Beach, in addition to other regional entities.  He practices before state and federal agencies (Department of Labor, EEOC, FCHR, etc.) and also in local, state and federal courts.   He presently serves as an Assistant City Attorney for Panama City Beach.

The 200 plus members of PEP come from a broad spectrum of companies, non-profits and organizations with a common purpose of promoting economic prosperity and environmental sustainability in the area.

The PEP members represent the diversity of business and industry along the Gulf Coast including:

  • manufacturing
  • shipbuilding
  • engineering
  • construction
  • health care
  • finance
  • personal services and much more.
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Hand Arendall Harrison Sale Attorney Julia K. Maddalena Honored for Stellar Volunteer Service 

Northwest Florida (January 17, 2019)—The Florida Bar will recognize Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC Attorney Julia K Maddalena along with 21 other Florida litigators in February for their pro bono work.  The awards recognize and honor stellar volunteer service across the state.  The attorneys of the Sunshine State provided more than 1.58 million hours of pro bono services in 12 months and more than $5.8 million to legal aid organizations.

“I’m honored to receive this award and my pro bono journey will not end here. We still have a lot of work to do in Northwest Florida, especially after Hurricane Michael,”  states Julia Maddalena.  “My attorney family here has set some high standards already this past quarter dealing with business interruption and a myriad of other post storm issues.  The work continues.  Thank you for the recognition and everyone’s support.” 

The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Awards were established in 1981 to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to those who cannot afford legal fees. The Florida Bar recognizes those lawyers who make public service commitments and aim to raise awareness of the volunteer services lawyers can provide to the public.

The event is scheduled to take place Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m and will be held at the Supreme Court of Florida.  


About Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC, HAHS LLC, was the result of a merger of two law firms in January 2018.  The two firms, Hand Arendall LLC and Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law, merged which resulted in one of the largest regional law practices with offices along the coast of Northwest Florida and throughout the state of Alabama.  Since the start, HAHS LLC has maintained a fundamental commitment to providing quality legal services.  Cases and projects are staffed with the goal of achieving success for the client with maximum efficiency.  With offices in Athens, Birmingham, Mobile, and Fairhope Alabama and Florida offices in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach and Panama City, the firm is uniquely situated among the Southeast's major law firms to provide legal direction to clients throughout Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.  For more information, HSMcLaw.com 

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Hurricane Michael Update #2

We have now relocated our Hand Arendall Harrison Sale Panama City office to Panama City Beach Parkway, but all other HAHS offices remain where they were before the storm. Direct dial phone numbers have also been updated on each attorneys bio. To reach the main Panama City office, please call 850.769.3434 as you did before the storm.

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ATTORNEY DION MONIZ Interviewed for Destin Business Forum

Video just released of HAHS Attorney Dion Moniz being interviewed by Destin Chamber of Commerce President Shane Moody for the Destin Business Forum.

Topics included in the interview;

Trends in Real Estate

Trends in Business

Proper Documentation for Florida Businesses

Hurricane Michael

Importance of Community Involvement

Full Service Firm and Emerald Coast Title Company Relationship

Information you can use:


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Hurricane Michael Update

We have located temporary space for the Panama City office and hope to be reopen at that location soon. We will post more details as they are available.

In the meantime, our Destin and Santa Rosa Beach offices along with all of our Alabama offices, are open and able to help any clients in need. We now have phone service restored in our Destin office. New direct dial numbers are available on each attorney’s bio, and the main number to reach the Destin office is 850.460.3500. Please call the Destin main line to be directed to any Florida attorney you are trying to reach. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Michael. We will recover!

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