Wells Fargo Center Welcomes Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin & Stoller, P.A.

Florida Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney Edward Carbone Joins Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin & Stoller, P.A.

Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin & Stoller, P.A. welcomes Florida Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney Edward Carbone, recently of Carlton Fields, to head its new Tampa office. Along with three new associate attorneys, Mr. Carbone expands the defense firm’s roster of services to include medical malpractice and reinforces its commitment to serve the entire state of Florida.

“Ed Carbone is known to many Florida healthcare providers for his high-profile litigation record in defending hospitals and doctors,” said founding partner Fernando Roig.

Roig Lawyers (http://www.roiglawyers.com) today announces the launch of a medical malpractice defense group, based in the firm’s new Tampa office. Edward J. Carbone, formerly a shareholder in the Tampa office of Carlton Fields, will lead the new medical malpractice defense team.

Mr. Carbone represents a wide variety of healthcare providers, including hospitals, physicians, and hospice services, in federal, state, and appellate courts. His litigation experience includes the defense of claims involving medical malpractice, birth injury, catastrophic brain injury, wrongful death, and the collection of medical debt.

The Florida Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA) no-fault compensation program for birth-related neurological injuries is of particular interest to Mr. Carbone, who has written on the topic and handled NICA-related claims.

“Ed Carbone is known to many Florida healthcare providers for his high-profile litigation record in defending hospitals and doctors,” said founding partner Fernando Roig. “Expanding our roster of legal defense services to include medical malpractice reinforces our commitment to serve the entire state of Florida,” adds managing partner Michael Rosenberg.

Mr. Carbone is licensed in Florida and Massachusetts, and admitted to practice in Florida state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. Earlier in his career he served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Arthur Minuskin of the Superior Court of New Jersey. He earned his J.D. in 1994 from Boston College Law School, and a B.A., cum laude, in 1991 from Boston College. Mr. Carbone is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and listed in Best Lawyers in America (2013-2014).

Associate attorney Jacqueline R. Ambrose, formerly a business litigation associate in the Tampa office of Carlton Fields, is also joining Roig Lawyers. She is experienced in matters relating to creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, products liability, real estate, and the defense of institutional lenders. Ms. Ambrose has defended national title insurance underwriters in class action cases.

Rounding out the new Tampa team will be associate attorneys Miguel Raul Roura and Peter S. Nayrouz, formerly associates in the St. Petersburg office of Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. They are both experienced in many areas of insurance defense, with a focus on Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and insurance fraud (SIU) litigation.

About Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin & Stoller, P.A

Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin & Stoller, P.A. (http://www.roiglawyers.com), is a defense law firm serving the state of Florida. It was founded in 2000 by trial attorney Fernando Roig, who is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The firm is recognized by A.M. Best as Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Roig Lawyers has grown to more than 75 attorneys and 100 support staff. Its diverse team of professionals is experienced in handling thousands of PIP/No-Fault, bodily injury, uninsured motorist, fraud, homeowners, workers’ compensation, and other defense claims. The firm publishes a popular blog on PIP insurance news at http://www.FLPIPGuide.com.

Two members of Roig Lawyers are board certified by The Florida Bar. Partner Jeffrey Tutan is Board Certified in Civil Trial, and Kimberly Hill, Of Counsel to the firm, is Board Certified in Appellate Practice and Workers’ Compensation. The firm and several of its attorneys have been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services as a course provider for Continuing Education classes.

The firm opened offices in Miami, Orlando, and West Palm Beach in 2013. The newest Tampa office is located at 100 S. Ashley Drive, Suite 1350, Tampa, FL 33602. The Tampa phone number is 813-514-1865 and the fax number is 813-514-1876.

New Owners of Wells Fargo Center Fill Over 50% of Vacancy in 8 Months

leasing-announcements - Oct 2013

Feldman Equities, LLC. and Tower Realty Partners have secured 58,422 square feet of leases (over half of the vacant office space) at Wells Fargo Center in downtown Tampa since purchasing the Class A office building in January.  Larry Feldman, CEO of Feldman Equities who is a co-owner of the building, spearheads leasing efforts.  He attributes their leasing success to aggressive rental rates and the recent renovations to the building.  “We make it easy to do deals at our properties.  We are very responsive with no cumbersome approval processes,” stated Feldman. Recent leases include five new leases, an expansion and a renewal totaling 46,269 square feet.

Valet Waste Relocating Corporate Headquarters to Wells Fargo Center

Valet Waste, the nation’s leading provider of doorstep trash and recycling collection services, leased 17,194 square feet at Wells Fargo Center.  Co-brokers Mercedes Angel of Cushman & Wakefield and Abbey Dohring of The Dohring Group represented the company in the transaction.

Glenn Rasmussen, a business law firm founded in Tampa, has signed a 14,400 square foot renewal.

Harris & Hunt, P.A. has leased 4,893 square feet. The divorce and family law firm was represented by co-brokers John Fish and Scott Garlick of Cushman & Wakefield.

AVI-SPL, the world’s leading video communications partner, has leased 4,882 square feet.

The firm was represented by co-broker Jimmy Garvey of Cassidy Turley.

nSource Services, Inc. leased 1,681 square feet.

Metropolis Law leased 957 square feet.

Represented by co-broker Mike Mauger of Doyle Mcgrath

BDG Architects has signed a 2,262 square foot expansion.

Wells Fargo Center has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation involving the modernizing of the building systems and telecommunications infrastructure.  Renovations to the multi-tenant corridors are nearly complete. The corridor renovations include new lighting, new carpeting, and bathroom upgrades.  Also nearing completion are extensive upgrades to the building’s leasing amenities including a new restaurant, a high-end fitness center and a major upgrade to the parking building’s parking garage.  Tenants will begin using the new facilities before year-end 2013.

Located near the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa, the 22-story, 388,000 square foot Wells Fargo Center is one of Tampa’s premier Class A office buildings with unimpeded views of Hillsborough Bay, the Hillsborough River and the Downtown Tampa skyline.  Anchored by Wells Fargo & Company, Phelps Dunbar and UBS, Wells Fargo Center is currently 87% leased with one of downtown Tampa’s most desirable full floor vacancies.

Over the last 20 years, Feldman Equities and Tower Realty Partners have successfully acquired and renovated millions of square feet of underperforming office buildings. The joint venture plans on implementing an aggressive renovation and leasing program at Wells Fargo Center, building on their recent success in bringing Fountain Square II from 70% to over 97% leased and City Center in downtown St. Petersburg from 44% to over 94% occupancy.  These goals were accomplished within a little over two years following the acquisition of the assets.

Valet Waste, LLC to Relocate Corporate Headquarters to Wells Fargo Center

WFC TampaValet Waste, LLC, the nation’s leading provider of doorstep trash and recycling collection services, announced today the upcoming relocation of their corporate headquarters to Wells Fargo Center in downtown Tampa.

The firm, represented by co-brokers Mercedes Angell of Cushman & Wakefield and Abbey Dohring of The Dohring Group, leased 17,194 square feet.

Valet Waste, LLC currently occupies three floors in another downtown Tampa location.  “With our leases nearing expiration at our current location, we wanted to increase our efficiency and collaboration by consolidating all of our 40+ corporate employees onto one floor,” stated Bill Clarke, the company’s Chief Financial Officer.

ValetWaste who began their search for a new headquarters location in July plans to occupy their new space in early December.  After visiting eight properties over the past few months, Valet Waste narrowed the list to three locations including Wells Fargo Center.  “The Feldman Equities team headed by Larry Feldman was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire lease process,” according to Clarke.  “They met all of our search objectives with an aggressive and fair proposal.”