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April 11, 2014  RSS feed
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Cardozo Society to recognize 2 for legal, community leadership

Attorneys Nat Doliner and Bruce Marger will be honored with Tampa Bay Cardozo Leadership Awards on Thursday, May 1, for their outstanding commitment to the legal community and for their contributions to the Tampa Bay Jewish community.

The awards will be presented by the Tampa Jewish Community Center & Federation and The Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties during a ceremony at The Bank of Tampa, 200 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. This is the second year that the Cardozo Society, a Federation-sponsored group for those in the legal profession, has presented the leadership awards.

The Leadership Awards event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, immediately followed by the program at 7:15 p.m. It is free for all Federation donors and $25 for others.

Bruce Marger

Bruce Marger has worked at the law firm of Trenam Kemker since 2006 and practices in the wealth planning and preservation practice group. Prior to joining that firm, he was with Holland & Knight, LLP.

Marger is broadly experienced in trusts, estate planning, probate administration and real property law as well as probate and trust litigation and qualified plan/IRA distributions. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina and graduated from Harvard Law School. He has been listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America from 2009-2014 and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.

In addition to his work as an attorney and his commitment to the Federation, Marger is involved with several organizations in the community including; Masonic Home of Florida, Philip Benjamin Tower and Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast. Married to Mary Ann for 58 years, the couple have three children and eight grandchildren. The Margers are members of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg.

Nat Doliner

Doliner practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate law and is the Tampa office managing shareholder of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A., where he has practiced for more than 35 years.

He received a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and an LLM (in Taxation) from the University of Florida College of Law.

Doliner was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Law and was selected as Tampa “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America (for Corporate Law, in 2011, for Mergers & Acquisitions, in 2013, and for Corporate Governance Law, in 2014).

In addition to his work as an attorney and his commitment to Federation, he is involved with several organizations in the community, including service as a board member of the Florida Council on Economic Education.

He is a former board chair of Hillel Academy, Museum of Science and Industry, the Child Abuse Council, and The Tampa Club, and served on the board of directors of the Florida Holocaust Museum.

He is married to Debbie Doliner. They have two children and are members of Congregation Kol Ami.

Guest speaker

The guest speaker for the evening will be Brooke Goldstein, who will speak about “When Terrorism Fails: Using the legal System to Attack Israel.”

Goldstein is director of The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about and facilitating a response to the abuse of Western legal systems and human rights law.

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Tampa Bay’s Cardozo Society hosts programs that integrate Jewish and legal concerns and provides educational, leadership, social and networking opportunities for attorneys.

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