Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
For Immediate Release
HAND ARENDALL HARRISON SALE LLC ANNOUNCES NEW ASSOCIATE
Panama City FL June 25, 2019-- Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce that Jennifer Gutai Comella has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.
“I am looking forward to being a part of the leading law firm in Northwest Florida, really, they are a leading firm in the southeast region. I have watched their growth. They deliver consistently to all clients, whether individuals or businesses, and their expansion geographically through the region has been smart and right,” says Comella. “I’m excited to continue my practice here in Destin.
Comella’s practice will focus on community association law with additional practice in real estate litigation, landlord-tenant, collections, local government law and business/commercial litigation. She has been practicing on the Emerald Coast since 2011 and continues to be very active in the community.
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC, HAHS, is the result of a merger of two firms in 2018. The two firms, Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law and Hand Arendall LLC 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 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 to provide legal direction to clients throughout Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.
Franklin R. Harrison received a call to speak at the CELEBRATION OF THE LEGAL & JUDICIAL CAREER OF JUSTICE R. FRED LEWIS in Coral Gables Florida. Supreme Court of Florida Justice Lewis was celebrated by a host of dear friends, family and colleagues.
Franklin was asked to provide a personal reflection of his professional and personal relationship as he worked alongside Justice Lewis over the years. Franklin's work and relationship with Justice Lewis on various committees and boards afforded Franklin additional time over the years to build those close friend-familiar bonds and make humorous memories, which were included in the presentation. The privilege of speaking to honor Justice Lewis also provided a time to discuss the new phase of life that Justice Lewis is entering however, the impact he has made in his service to our state and our youth will not be forgotten. As the printed program for the evening stated, “In addition to his many landmark decisions, Justice R. Fred Lewis leaves an important legacy for Florida’s Children: Justice Teaching."
Franklin is known for his dedication to the practice of law, the field of study including sound examination that will bring the brightest and best attorneys to the practice for years to come. Franklin said, “It was not only an honor to be asked to share a few words about Fred on one very special evening, but it has been an honor to know him and share time together through the years and I’m planning for the two of us to share more time together in the future."
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:
THE FLORIDA BAR TO RECOGNIZE LOCAL ATTORNEY
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
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.