Legal Elite Awards 2017

, Drawing on over 25 years’ of experience defending the rights of First Responders, the firm specializes in the interplay between the various types of benefits available to its clients. Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox strive to ensure that clients receive the maximum benefits to which they are entitled through the implementation of creative litigation tactics that sometimes challenge existing law. Alongside this, the firm also works across workers’ compensation, disability pension, Social Security disability, appeals, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury. Geoffrey discusses the firm’s service offering in more detail and how it works to support its clients and provide them with the solution they need. “Here at Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox, our overall aim is to provide exemplary service to each and every client and to work towards legislative changes in the law to provide more benefits to First Responders. Our approach has been to build our firm through the use of important contacts, word of mouth in the First Responder community, and, perhaps most importantly, through achieving positive results for our clients." We recognize the delicate relationship between these three factors. For example, it makes no difference if we have solid contacts in union leadership if we are not producing for the people Christine E. Arendas, Esq, BCS has been practicing law over ten years and handles all family matters with an emphasis on family building, including interstate adoptions, intrastate adoptions, private adoptions, relative adoptions, stepparent adoptions, fertility legal matters, preparation of egg donor contracts, sperm donor contracts, gestational surrogacy agreements and pre-planned adoptions. In addition, the firm also supports clients through domestic matters including dissolution proceedings, paternity actions, child support and timesharing, custody by relatives, guardianship of the person, guardianship of the property, formal probate administrations and summary probate administrations. Christine discusses her own personal experience and how she draws on this to support her clients. “Personally, I started working with a family law firm directly out of high school and continued to work with the same firm all through undergrad until it was purchased by another female lawyer. I stayed on with her through law school and two years after. Being exposed to the different areas of family law, the statutes and the procedures all those years really helped me get a firm grip on family matters. Ultimately, I found myself working in adoption because of the connections I had made over the years and believe this is where I was intended to be.” “What drives me to succeed for my clients is that I have a passion for serving others. I volunteer regularly through different organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, Osceola County Teen Court, Idignity Osceola, as well as the legal organizations I have membership in. I enjoy giving back to the community and feel that it is my responsibility to do so. I receive a great deal of satisfaction through helping those in need.” Overall, adoption and surrogacy is a constantly changing market, and moving forward Christine is keen to adapt and develop in order to continue to offer her clients the very highest standard of support and service. “I presently run an adoption agency, as well as my law firm, but looking ahead the plan is to focus more on the law firm. I am in the process of transitioning the adoption agency so that I may pursue my lifelong dream while continuing to serve the community as a whole.” Company: Adoption, Surrogacy, and Family Law Firm Contact: Christine Elizabeth Arendas Contact Email: [email protected] Address: 230 East Marks Street, Orlando, Florida, 32803, USA Phone: 001 407 894 1525 Web address: Adoption, Surrogacy, and Family Law Firm is a leading Florida based lawfirm specializing in family and adoption law. We caught up with Board Certified Adoption Attorney Christine Arendas to find out more. Bichler, Oliver, Longo andFox, PLLC is a state wide legal practicewitha sole focus of assisting First Responders.We invitedManagingPartner GeoffreyBichler to tell usmore. Best Adoption Law Specialist 2017 - Florida Recognized Leaders in Workers Compensation - Florida who they are referring to the firm. Focusing on the “positive result” or “successful resolution” makes it more likely that we are maintaining our relationships with union officials, the larger First Responder community, and our clients. The firm is currently working to amend the current law to include coverage of PTSD and cancer in the First Responder community. It is this dedication to achieving the very highest standards and supporting clients that sets the firm apart, as Geoffrey proudly concludes. “Ultimately, we believe what differentiates Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox from our competitors is our tenacity and willingness to accept new and previously untried issues. Our success rate is second to none in the State of Florida when it comes to First Responder law and no firm in Florida has successfully litigated more Heart Bill cases. We also continue to reach out to the First Responder community by providing instructional seminars either through local unions or state wide conventions.” Company: Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox, PLLC Contact: Ann Hortenstine Contact Email: [email protected] Address: 541 South Orlando Avenue, Suite 310, Maitland, Florida, 32751, USA Phone: 001 407 599 3777