We strive to be a champion and advocate for our clients and employees to achieve their potential, solve issues and grow together.
We can’t believe we are already approaching the end of the year! 2021 has flown by in a flurry of activity as we have continued to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and slowly take steps to resume normal operations.
We’ve stayed busy advising our clients, including those in the medical and business fields, on the best and safest ways to re-open in compliance with ever-changing laws and regulations. While both our Bradenton and Sarasota Blalock Walters offices have stayed open since the beginning of the pandemic to timely serve the needs of our clients, we are pleased to see more friendly faces as employees and clients alike return to the office.
As we re-connect, we are incredibly pleased to welcome several new attorneys to our Firm this year. Jonathan Tortorici, Taylor Falkner, and Samantha Regala passed the Florida Bar exam this summer and have already integrated seamlessly into our Business Litigation, Land Use and Corporate departments, respectively. Christina Morelli and Michael Huckle bring additional depth and expertise to our Estate Planning Department, and as the real estate market continues to stay active, Ryan Harris and Matthew Payne are joining our team in the areas of residential Real Estate and Leasing. These new attorneys bring their up-to-date knowledge to the firm and allow us to meet the time-sensitive needs of our clients.
Our attorneys, new and old, had the opportunity to connect this fall at our annual Blalock Walters retreat. Every year we take the opportunity to think deeply about our firm as it exists now and the ways in which we can adapt, innovate and continue that success into the future. The addition of bright, young talent is key to the continued excellence that we strive for on behalf of our clients, but even more so is taking the time to grow this talent by teaching them real-world skills needed in their field and fully integrating them into the culture and values of the firm.
One of the major themes of this year’s retreat was how to be someone’s “champion”. While we focused this idea specifically in regard to mentoring our young attorneys to achieve greatness in their chosen fields, we also consider this to be a laudable goal for the firm in our representation of our clients. We strive to be your champion, to help you solve legal issues, to achieve your goals, and to promote and advocate for you and your business within the local community. As we move into the holiday season, we thank you all for the opportunity to champion your goals. We wish you a safe and festive holiday season and a prosperous new year.
Matthew Plummer, Managing Partner