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THE FLORIDA BAR TO RECOGNIZE LOCAL ATTORNEY

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.  

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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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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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuDvC2pHeBs

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Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC Announces New Partner

Destin, FL—July 30, 2018 —Hand Arendall Harrison Sale (HAHS) is pleased to announce that Attorney Hayward Dykes, Jr has joined the firm as partner.

With over 16 years of practice in Northwest Florida, Dykes focuses his practice in the areas of Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Real Estate Law, Local Government and Business Law.  

The level and breadth of experience that Hayward brings to the firm, as we grow and expand along the Emerald Coast, is crucial to maintaining our highest levels of service for our clients. I have known Hayward for several years and he has consistently demonstrated dedication to his profession, his family, and his support of our community, which makes him a perfect fit for our firm. We are thrilled to have him join our team," states Dion Moniz, Managing Partner of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC's Destin and Santa Rosa Beach offices.

He was recognized and voted by his peers as a Florida Elite Up and Comer in 2010, only one of 111 attorneys to be included in the State of Florida.  He has continued to serve the community and his clients with the highest levels of service.  He was admitted to serve in many areas including the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

“I have the desire to expand my practice and since the firm expanded into our marketplace about three years ago, I have had the opportunity to work with them on the other side of the table.  I have been impressed with the Hand Arendall Harrison Sale team of attorneys, their work and their commitment to community and I’m excited to be a part of their continuing growth,” said Dykes.

His education and all sport loyalties lie with his alma maters of Florida State University, B.S. Criminology, 1998; University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2001.

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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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HAND ARENDALL HARRISON SALE ADDS NEW ATTORNEY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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HAND ARENDALL HARRISON SALE ADDS NEW ATTORNEY

Leslie Sheekley Adds Depth to Firm’s Practice Areas of Business Law and Association Law

Northwest, FL (April 9, 2018)-Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce the recent addition of Attorney Leslie Sheekley to practice in the areas of business and commercial disputes, contract negotiation and litigation, and community association representation.  

"We are delighted to have Leslie join our team,” said Franklin Harrison, managing lawyer of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC Florida,  “She is a talented attorney.  Her diverse experience and skills will bring additional depth to our firm’s ability to assist clients in navigating legal matters throughout our region.” 

Board Certification in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar is the highest level recognition of competency in one or more of the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Florida Supreme Court.  Sheekley is recognized as a board certified business litigation attorney by the state and she is “AV Preeminent” rated (the highest level attainable) by Martindale-Hubble which is based upon endorsements of colleagues in the area of professional conduct, ethics and ability. 

She has extensive trial experience in many areas of law including insurance defense, contract and business litigation and injunction actions.  

“Hand Arendall Harrison Sale affords me a platform for the expansion of my practice, “ said Sheekley. “Through my past interactions with the attorneys of the firm, I was impressed with the professionalism of the attorneys and their sense of value.”

Licensed to practice in Florida since 1985, Sheekley graduated from the University of Florida, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in 1982 and her Juris Doctor in 1985.

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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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HAND ARENDALL LLC AND HARRISON SALE MCCLOY COMBINE TO FORM SOUTHERN REGIONAL LAW FIRM

For Immediate Release

Contact for Alabama Media:
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Phone: 251-694-6213
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Mobile, AL – December 13, 2017 – Hand Arendall LLC and Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law are pleased to announce that the two firms have agreed to combine effective January 1, 2018 to become Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC. This strategic combination brings together two firms deeply invested in the communities they serve, and will result in a southern, regional law firm that meets the goals of both firms’ growth strategies and will allow them to continue to provide high quality legal services, with greater depth and a broader range of services within one firm, to clients throughout the Gulf Coast in Alabama, Northwest Florida and Mississippi.

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC will have approximately 85 lawyers across the southern region.  This combination gives clients access to lawyers in the Alabama offices in Mobile, Birmingham, Fairhope and Athens and Northwest Florida offices in Panama City, Destin and Santa Rosa Beach.  Roger Bates, Hand Arendall LLC’s Managing Lawyer, has been named to serve as the Managing Lawyer of the new firm and Franklin Harrison, a founding partner of Harrison Sale McCloy, will join the firm’s executive committee and serve as the Florida office Managing Lawyer.

Bates said, “I’m so pleased for our firm to be combining with Harrison Sale McCloy’s talented group of lawyers. In joining our firms together, we have renewed Hand Arendall’s more than 75-year commitment to clients across the Gulf Coast and together we have strengthened our experience in all practice areas across the firm.” 

When the firms began talks in early 2017, they quickly identified synergies, common cultures and complementary philosophies in serving clients, along with common strategic growth goals. Harrison discussed how this combination is a result of many months of discussions and shared what the expansion means to the firms’ clients.

“Both firms, Harrison Sale McCloy and Hand Arendall, have a long history of placing the needs of our clients first.  We are excited about the broad base of experience and expertise that will now be available to our clients and their clients through this merger,” said Harrison. “In a dynamic and ever developing legal industry, we made a strategic decision to continue to expand westward from our original office in Panama City four years ago.  Hand Arendall was strategically exploring an eastward expansion along the Gulf Coast.  After initial meetings and several interviews, we decided to team with Hand Arendall forming a new firm of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale.  It is an exciting next step in the strategic growth plan of both firms.”

In commenting on the combination, Doug Sale, a Harrison Sale McCloy founding partner stated, “Hand Arendall’s strengths complement our specialties just as our strengths complement their specialties. This merger provides the clients of both firms a broader depth of representation. We could not be more pleased and excited about our future.”

Preston Bolt, Managing Lawyer of the firm’s Mobile office said, “The joining together of the firms will continue the long-standing tradition of both firms in the communities we live and work in. We look forward to working together for our client’s best interests for many years to come.”

The complementary practices of the two firms was also a key factor in the two firms joining together to become Hand Arendall Harrison Sale. The firms’ clients demand and deserve cost effective, efficient and high quality legal services.  This combination will promote these client expectations by providing them access to the significant experience both firms’ lawyers have in representing businesses and governmental entities in areas including real estate, business and development transactions, health care, economic development, commercial litigation, public finance, education and employment issues, among others.

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