Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – November 19, 2015 – Greenspoon Marder Law will host the T.J. Reddick Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program in its Downtown Fort Lauderdale office on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. Shareholder Steven Wherry will serve as a panelist and associate Alicia Lewis will serve as the event’s moderator.
The panel, titled
“Networking, Resume Building, and Interviewing Tips for Attorneys & Legal Professionals,” will discuss efficient networking techniques, resume building tips, and recently evidenced trends within South Florida’s legal sector and overall job market. The panel will also focus on the importance of pro bono services and professional and community involvement.
The Association, named after Thomas J. Reddick, Jr., works to promote professional excellence for lawyers of minority backgrounds throughout Broward County, provides legal-advice clinics, and mentors students at local colleges and universities. Reddick was one of the original members of the Association. He was the first African American attorney to open a law office and practice in Broward County, to be appointed to the Broward County Court of Record and to be elected to serve as Circuit Court Judge in the State of Florida.
Steven Wherry focuses his practice on land use, zoning, environmental, public procurement, and governmental law, where he represents developers, property owners, and local governments seeking development entitlements and environmental permit approvals for their real estate projects. He works closely with real estate attorneys on land use and environmental issues affecting real estate transactions for buyers, sellers, and lenders, and represents vendors pursuing government procurement contracts. Wherry is designated by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED AP and was a 2015 Finalist for Lifestyle Media Group’s Leaders in Law Award in Environmental Law.
Wherry previously worked for over 15 years as a business consultant in the United States, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, and throughout the Caribbean, including Bermuda, providing strategic advisory services in the areas of corporate development, business process improvement, and restructuring. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from The Citadel.
Alicia Lewis concentrates her practice on matters pertaining to land use changes, rezoning, site plan approvals, environmental permitting, and comprehensive plan amendments. With experience in local government and public finance law, she has served as outside general counsel and special counsel to cities, counties, and non-profit organizations, and has advised public and private officials on compliance issues relating to federal, state and local government regulations, and a variety of public finance matters including municipal bond issuance and refunding. Lewis previously traveled across the United States and Canada serving as a business consultant for one of the most prominent consulting firms in North America.
She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law, her Master of Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University.