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Florida Bar Certified
Admiralty & Maritime Law
772-286-7372 ext.207
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Practice Areas
Civil Litigation
Admiralty and Maritime Law
Business Law
Property and Real Estate Law 

Professional & Community Involvement
Member, Florida Bar
Member, Martin County Bar Association
Chair, Florida Bar Admiralty and Maritime Law Certification Committee 2015 - 2016
Chair, Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee, 2006
Member, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Member, Maritime Law Association of the United States
Member, Florida Association of Women Lawyers
General Counsel, Port Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority
General Counsel, Chapman School of Seamanship
General Counsel, Port Salerno Seafood Festival
Honorary Member, St Lucie River Power Squadron 

Assistant editor, and contributing author and editor of Chapter 14, "Pleasure Boats", Maritime Law and Practice, 4th Edition, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, distributed by LexisNexis Publishing. 

Florida, 1998
U.S. District Courts, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, 1998
Board Certified Specialist, Admiralty and Maritime Law, 2006 

J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1997
M.A., University of Albany, Albany, New York, 1987
B.A., State University College at Geneseo, New York, 1977


Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 75%
    19 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    19 years
  3. Business: 5%
    19 years

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Contact info

55 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL, 349942214


FLMember in Good Standing199806/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Certificate of AppreciationSt Lucie Power Squadron2011
Certificate of AppreciationSt Lucie River Power Squadron2010
Certificate of AppreciationSociety of Accredited Marine Surveyors2009
Certificate of AppreciationSt Lucie Power Squadron2008
Dedicated Service and Outstanding LeadershipFlorida Bar Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee2007
Admiralty and Maritime Law CertificationFlorida Bar2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGuy Yudin & Foster LLP2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Admiralty Law Certification CommitteeVice Chair2013 - Present
Maritime & Classic Boat MuseumSecretary / Board of Trustees2009 - Present
Chapman School of SeamanshipSecretary / General Counsel2008 - Present
Marine Industries Association of the Treasure CoastTreasurer2006 - Present
Admiralty Law Certification Committee of the Florida BarMember2003 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Florida BarMaritime Law & Practice Chapter 142004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of AlbanyGeographyMA - Masters1988
State University of New York, College at GeneseoGeography / Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
University of Miami School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
St. Lucie Power SquadronLegislative Update on Boating Law2011
West MarinePerils of Marine Insurance2010
West MarineTowing & Salvage / Marine Insurance Issues2010
Titusville Power Squadron Annual MeetingUpdate on Maritime Law Issues2010
Chapman School Marine Surveyors ClassMaritime Law for Marine Surveyors2010
St. Lucie Power SquadronMaritime Law Updates2009