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Leading Florida Law Firm Najmy Thompson Launches One World Trade Center New York Office

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Leading Florida Law Firm Najmy Thompson Launches One World Trade Center New York Office Matthew M. Clark, NYU Law Grad, past Masonite and Amana General Counsel, Joins Firm to Manage Manhattan Expansion NEW YORK, NY/BRADENTON, FL, OCTOBER 2018/PR NEWSWIRE: Najmy Thompson L.P.,, a leading real estate, corporate, and wealth management law firm with three Florida offices, announces the opening of its New York office located at One World Trade Center, 85th floor, New York, NY. Matthew M. Clark, the f...

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15th Bert Harris court complaint filed against Holmes Beach

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

by Kathy Prucnell for Bert Harris times 15. 5501 Holmes LLC is the newest plaintiff to go to bat against the city of Holmes Beach for alleged violations of the Bert J. Harris Private Property Rights Protection Act. Shawn and Jennifer Kaleta are the plaintiff’s corporate owners. The mayor hadn’t been served as of press time, but the suit filed March 5 is the 15th against the city in the 12th Circuit Court. The Bert Harris act was adopted by the state Legislature in 1995. All of t...

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Celebrating the Power of Philanthropy

Friday, November 17, 2017

by Gayle Guynup for Sarasota’s philanthropic community came out in full force – with nearly 400 guests – at the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day Luncheon at Michael’s on East. Among those seen were Jean Weidner Goldstein, Tom Tryon, Kim Noyes, Judy Bell, Robyn Faucy, Rose Chapman, Charlie Huisking, Eleanor Merritt-Darlington, Chris Pfahler, Philip Tavill, Cathy Layton, Sue Jacobson, Steven High, Michael Crosby, Jennifer Rominiec...

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Sarasota-Manatee philanthropists recognized for their community contribution

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

by Staff Report for Association of Fundraising Professionals and guests honor dozens of local benefactors. Nonprofits in Sarasota and Manatee counties — a region remarkable for its concentration of well-heeled and generous residents — celebrated National Philanthropy Day by recognizing dozens of benefactors who have made a difference in the community. The Association of Fundraising Professionals gathered Tuesday with guests at Michael’s On East to celebrate a community th...

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Developer settles Anna Maria lawsuit for $1 million

Saturday, November 11, 2017

by Bianca Benedí for Shawn Kaleta and the city of Anna Maria have reached a $1 million settlement. The parties signed off on an agreement and Florida Municipal Insurance Trust delivered a $1 million check Nov. 10 to Kaleta’s law firm, Najmy Thompson PA. “We are pleased with the settlement, not mainly for its dollar amount,” wrote Louis Najmy, principal with the law firm, in a Nov. 10 text. Najmy confirmed the $1 million payout. He added his client is “most pleased” with t...

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$12 million damage claim survives court challenge

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

by Kathy Prucnell for The plaintiff in an ongoing federal lawsuit against the city of Anna Maria is claiming $12 million in damages. After weathering a storm of court filings in May, a federal judge refused to strike the claim for damages from Shawn Kaleta and his company, Beach to Bay Construction LLC. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone June 6 denied a city motion to strike or dismiss the plaintiffs’ damage claim — fleshed out in May by expert reports. T...

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