Stetson University

Faculty

Michael Brundage
Loretta Comiskey O'Keeffe
Jean Dwyer
Robin Hoyle
Camille Iurillo
Tracey Jaensch

Marc Millian
Andrew Salzman
Christopher Shulman
Stephanie Vaughan
Miller Williams

Michael Brundage
Shareholder
Hill Ward Henderson

Brundage is a shareholder in the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights section and the Litigation Group. His practice is concentrated in the areas of business bankruptcy, creditors' rights litigation (including mortgage foreclosures, receiverships, replevins, proceedings supplementary), commercial litigation (including non-compete litigation and partnership/shareholder disputes) and Real Property litigation. Brundage represents financial institutions, private lenders, private and public companies, and other creditors, as well as debtors, trustees, official committees and other commercial litigants in bankruptcy, state and federal courts throughout the State of Florida.

Brundage is active in the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association and the Business Law section of the Florida Bar where he has worked on legislation initiatives associated with the Uniform Commercial Code. Brundage is board certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification, has enjoyed an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell for 15 years, has been selected by the Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor law. He has been named a Super Lawyer for bankruptcy and creditor/debtor law and business litigation. Brundage has published articles on various topics and is a frequent seminar speaker on topics associated with his practice. He has served on various charitable boards and is presently the vice-chair of the advisory board of Clearwater Central Catholic High School.

Loretta Comiskey O'Keeffe
Attorney
Gibbsons, Neuman, Bello, Segall, Allen & Halloran, P.A.

O'Keeffe is an attorney in Tampa, Fla., with the law firm of Gibbons, Neuman, Bello, Segall, Allen & Halloran, P.A. She handles a broad range of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and real estate matters with particular focus on disputes involving corporations, contracts, foreclosures, title insurance, and collections. O'Keeffe is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Fla., and she received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University, College of Business, in New Orleans, La. In 2008, O'Keeffe authored an article for the Tampa Bay Business Journal entitled "An Alternative To Bankruptcy: Assignment For The Benefit Of Creditors." O'Keeffe also lectured on the subject of ethics and the unlicensed practice of law for a 2008 educational seminar for insurance adjusters and the 2010 Florida Windstorm Conference. In 2006, O'Keeffe co-authored a chapter for Creditors' and Debtors' Practice in Florida entitled "Discovery in Aid of Execution."

O'Keeffe was appointed to and currently serves as a member of the Professional Ethics Committee for The Florida Bar and served on the Leadership Institute for the Hillsborough County Bar Association (08-09). O'Keeffe is a member of The Florida Bar and she is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Southern District of Florida. She is also a member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Ferguson White Inn of Court. In addition, O'Keeffe is active in the Tampa Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Tampa Chapters of the Real Estate Investment Council (REIC) and Business Transition Council (BTC). In 2004, O'Keeffe was awarded the Hillsborough County Bar Association "Have a Heart" Award for pro bono service and she continues to provide pro bono services for Bay Area Legal Services. In 2007, O'Keeffe served as a grant reviewer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Robin L. Hoyle, JD
Executive Director, Tampa Law Center
Stetson University College of Law

Hoyle graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1991 and embarked on a career that brings her back to campus as the executive director of our Tampa Law Center. Her role is not only to oversee the TLC, but also to assist Dean Dickerson in alumni relations, community development, and fundraising.

Hoyle began her career as a trial law clerk for the 5th Judicial Circuit of Florida followed by the move to law practice. In 1997, her career path led away from the firm and down the road of medical research, philanthropy, and association management. After serving as a volunteer for the MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Hoyle became its only Major Gifts Officer. As MGO, she was part of a small team that raised millions of dollars to build the Charles Lewis Institute – a facility that houses the MD Anderson Cancer Center today. When that fundraising goal was achieved, she moved to Boston and worked for Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. From there, she developed her expertise in association management serving as executive director for several national medical subspecialty societies and related medical foundations. She has spent the last 13 plus years raising money for medical research, patient education, and becoming the "physician's advocate."

Camille J. Iurillo
Shareholder
Iurillo Law

Throughout her career, Iurillo has focused her practice on bankruptcy and business litigation. She has represented businesses and lending institutions as creditors in commercial litigation matters, workouts, Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 and 13 consumer bankruptcy matters. She has represented creditors nationally in business, retail and nursing home Chapter 11 bankruptcies. Iurillo has spoken on a number of occasions at the national level with respect to nursing home bankruptcies.

Iurillo has represented debtors through the Chapter 11 process, including publicly held debtors and nursing homes. Her practice also involves counseling consumer debtors, including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 work with a focus on contested matters such as objection to exemptions, objection to discharge and fraudulent transfer cases.

Iurillo has represented lending institutions in mortgage foreclosures. In addition, Iurillo has represented local businesses and individuals in litigation involving matters such as contract disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes, complex disputes involving ownership in real property, disputes involving asset purchase agreements, non compete agreements, employment agreements, and contract for purchase and sale of real estate.

Tracey Jaensch
Partner
Ford & Harrisson


Jaensch's practice focuses on defending employers in discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and contract dispute litigation. She represents companies in a variety of industries, including health care, corrections, banking, hospitality and retail.

Jaensch's specialty is complex litigation and trial work. She has successfully tried numerous cases for her firm's employer clients and been lead defense attorney in multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits in Florida. Jaensch also has significant experience in executive level employment contract disputes, trade secret and whistle-blower suits.

While Jaensch can and routinely does try cases for our clients, she prides herself on finding the best solution for her clients, whether that solution is a favorable settlement or defending a case through a successful jury verdict at trial. Jaensch is as comfortable trying a case as she is helping client's avoid one in the first place through sound counseling and advice on contract negotiations, mergers/acquisitions and day-to-day employment issues. Jaensch is the managing partner of the firm's Tampa Office and serves on the firm's Health Care Practice Group Committee. She also serves as the chair of the Florida Diversity Council. She is board certified as an expert in labor and employment.

Marc T. Millian
Partner
Retamar & Millian, P.A
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Marc Millian is a member of Retamar & Millian, PA, a law firm in Deerfield Beach, FL. As a lawyer in Deerfield-Beach, Florida, attorney Millian serves Broward County, as well as clients throughout Florida. His practice areas are personal injury, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. He is a member of Palm Beach County and South Palm Beach County Bar Associations, and the Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association and Florida Bar Foundation.

Andrew J. Salzman
Partner
Zimmet, Unice, Salzman, P.A.

Salzman attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1982. Salzman was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity (serving as president his senior year). While at the University of Florida, Salzman was a member of the President's Council and Order of Omega (Greek leadership society).

Salzman attended Stetson University College of Law receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1986. While at Stetson Law, Salzman was a member of the Moot Court Board and participated in the State Moot Court competition. He was a member of the American Bar Association Mock Trial Board and Mock Trial Team, participating in both regional and state competitions. After graduating from law school, Salzman joined the Office of the State Attorney of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida. He held that position for over three years, serving in both the Misdemeanor Division, as misdemeanor lead trial attorney, and in the Felony Division. Salzman is a member of the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, Clearwater Bar Association, Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association, American Inns of Court, Pinellas Inn, Defense Research Institute, Florida Bar Grievance Committee Member, Florida Defense Lawyers Association. Salzman has lectured on numerous topics including ADA, FMLA, public records and the Sunshine Law. Salzman has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

The primary areas of Salzman's practice include governmental representation including serving as town attorney for the Town of Redington Beach, along with representing the City of Clearwater; labor/employment law, handling all matters for Lealman Special Fire Control District, Spring Hill Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services District, Palm Harbor Fire District, Palm Harbor Community Services Agency, East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District along with other private enterprises. Salzman represents numerous clients in insurance defense and workers' compensation matters including the City of Largo, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Public Risk Management of Florida.

Christopher M. Shulman
Attorney
Christopher M. Shulman, P.A.

After graduating in spring 1991, Christopher M. Shulman spent the first approximately 10 years of his practice representing individuals, labor unions, and employers in connection with a variety of labor and employment law claims, as well as general practice, business, and personal injury matters. He is a member of The Florida Bar and admitted to practice before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. From 1995 to 2001, Shulman mediated on and off, but, since January 2002, Shulman has limited his practice to service as a neutral dispute resolution professional. A diplomate and 2005-2006 board member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Shulman is a certified Florida Circuit and County Court mediator, and a Federal Court mediator. He mediates and arbitrates cases for the American Arbitration Association, and arbitrates various disputes privately, including labor disputes through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Between service as a mediator, arbitrator, hearing officer, teen court judge, and federal-sector EEO complaint adjudicator, Shulman has resolved or, in the case of mediation, helped the parties resolve, more than 2,650 matters. Shulman served two four-year terms on the Florida Supreme Court's Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee, and has served as co-chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association ADR Committee. He is an approved primary circuit civil and county mediator trainer, and a Florida court-appointed arbitrator trainer. Finally, Shulman is an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law, teaching Negotiation and Mediation as well as overseeing the county and circuit mediator training programs.

Stephanie A. Vaughan
Professor of Legal Skills and Associate Director of International Programs
Stetson University College of Law


Professor Vaughan graduated from Stetson in 1991, with honors, which included her receipt of the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate and Cecil and Augusta Bailey Scholarship Awards. While attending Stetson, Professor Vaughan served as comments editor of the Stetson Law Review and had a case note published in Volume 19-3, "Municipal Immunity: A Historical and Modern Perspective." After graduating, Professor Vaughan practiced law in the Tampa Bay area for almost five years. Her practice consisted mainly of local government representation and employment discrimination litigation. Professor Vaughan was active in the Clearwater Bar Association, serving as president of the Young Lawyers Division, 1993-95. Additionally, she currently serves on the Barney Masterson Inn of Court Board of Directors. Before joining the Stetson law faculty as a full-time legal research and writing instructor, Professor Vaughan served as an adjunct professor for three semesters.

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