Aloia Roland’s 2020 highlights and milestones
Twenty-twenty deemed landmark year for Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan
The law firm celebrated the grand opening of new downtown Fort Myers headquarters
At the start of 2020, on January 14, senior partners Frank Aloia, Jr., Ty Roland, Evan Lubell and Jack Morgan welcomed Southwest Florida community leaders, family and dear friends to its brand-new headquarters located in downtown Fort Myers. The 6,500-square-foot building located at 2222 Second Street has historic roots, opening in 1951 as the original Fohl’s Hardware. To get a glimpse of the celebration, view the video below or visit the photo gallery page.
In the summer, Aloia Roland opened new Cape Coral office
With the ever-evolving legal needs within the Southwest Florida community, Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC opened its second location in Cape Coral located at 1222 47th Street, Suite 116 inside the Twelve Twenty-Two Executive Center. Attorney Scott Hertz oversees the Cape Coral office and is dedicated to developing the firm’s practice areas catered toward the region.
Aloia Roland expanded its business and family law practices with Scott Hertz and Samantha Encalada
In response to the rapid growth at Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC, the firm added two new attorneys in 2020. In April, Scott Hertz joined the firm with an established background in construction law, contract law and litigation, commercial law and real estate litigation. By summer, Aloia Roland appointed Samantha Encalada.
“Our family law practice is growing, and we needed a talented attorney to support senior associate, Danielle Levy Seitz. Samantha is a go-getter with a passion for the legal field. In addition to family law, she will support our commercial and probate litigation teams,” said Frank Aloia, Jr., Aloia Roland senior partner.
Aloia Roland awarded firm-wide distinctions, key attorneys receive industry accolades
In June, Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC was honored as “Business Partner of Year” by the Foundation for Lee County Schools. The award was given to recognize Aloia Roland’s ongoing support of students, faculty and families. From in-kind support, ongoing volunteerism and financial contributions, Aloia Roland has shown proven dedication to Lee County Schools.
For the first time ever, three Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC partners, Frank J. Aloia, Jr., Evan D. Lubell and Jack C. Morgan were selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. For the fourth year in a row, Danielle Levy Seitz was selected to the 2020 Florida Rising Stars list. Rising Stars, which features the same rigorous qualification process, but for attorneys in the first 10 years of practice.
In August, Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC was named the 2020 Gulfshore Magazine Best of Business in three categories: “Best Litigation Law Firm,” “Best Corporate & Business Law Firm” and “Best Commercial Real Estate Law Firm.”
To round out the year, senior partner, Ty Roland was named the 2020 “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Southwest Florida chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). This prestigious distinction is given annually because the award recipient has shown excellence in advocacy; has a distinguished career; has a superb reputation of high ethics and fair play; has participated in a recent outstanding result; has been committed to service to ABOTA; and has exemplified the ideals of ABOTA.
Community remains the centerpiece of the firm’s dedication to service
Major verdicts, settlements, awards and accolades aside, nothing can top the dedication the Aloia Roland team has to its community. In 2020, Frank Aloia, Jr. served as The Edison and Ford Winter Estates Board of Trustees chair, Evan Lubell served as the SWFL chapter of the ABOTA president, and Ty Roland continued his service on the Community Cooperative Board of Directors. The firm’s team members stayed active in various Rotary SWFL clubs and committees, supported MADD SWFL’s efforts to bring awareness to trends in boating accidents related to driver impairment; the firm negotiated an annual memorial football game be created and aimed to promote heat stroke prevention, starting in 2021. A portion of the proceeds from the annual football game will benefit the Zach Martin Memorial Foundation.
“LawDefined” brand identity lives up to its name
It’s rare that a law firm plays a role in impacting change in legislation in less than one year that aligns so naturally with its own mission and values. Led by its client, Laurie Giordano, Aloia Roland had the opportunity of a lifetime to affect real change for Florida student athletes. In August 2019, HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel feature “Overheated,” debuted and featured the heart-wrenching story of Laurie Giordano, and many others affected by a cause of death that is 100 percent preventable.
The Zachary Martin Act became law officially in July 2020. By December 2020, Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC senior partners Ty Roland and Evan Lubell reached a settlement agreement with The School Board of Lee County.
Giordano drove systematic change for heat-stroke prevention and Aloia Roland proudly represented her and supported her efforts along her journey. To learn more visit, LawDefined.com/ZachMartin.
As we look to 2021, Aloia Roland is working on the next wave of developments within its firm and the community, and is sincerely grateful to its team, clients and community partners for the unwavering support in 2020.