PBCBA BAR BULLETINS November 2016

Palm Beach County Bar Association www.palmbeachbar.org Former General Counsel to Major League Baseball to Speak November 9 The PBCBA is pleased to announce that it will host a membership luncheon on November 9 with guest speaker Tom Ostertag. This meeting will be held from 11:45 - 1:00pm at the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Ostertag is Senior Vice President and Special Counsel for Major League Baseball and is the longest running General Counsel (through 6 different Commissioners). He joined Major League Baseball in 1985 and held various positions in both the Commissioner’s Office and Major League Baseball Properties until he was named General Counsel in the Commissioner’s Office in 1990. He held the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 2000 to 2015, responsible for legal work in the Commissioner’s Office including that relating to broadcasting, club ownership matters and litigation. He is also an officer of Baseball Assistance Team, a charity that helps former players and others in the Baseball family in need. Tom joined Major League Baseball from the New York law firm of what is now Sidley Austin, where he had been since 1981. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He has served as a Little League coach and on his local Little League Board of Directors. Reservations for this luncheon are required and can be done on the Bar’s website www.palmbeachbar.org. November 2016 Happy Thanksgiving from the Board and Staff Welcome Aboard Carla! Carla Tharp Brown, the Bar’s new Executive Director received a warm welcome during our special Open House for her. She is pictured here with Sarah Cortvriend. To see more photos from this event, see page 4. Holiday Party & Silent Auction – New Location We hope you will join us for our annual holiday party and silent auction on Wednesday, December 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens. This party is one of our largest and most well attended events of the year, including heavy hors d’oeuvres, an amazing silent auction, plus adult beverages. One hundred percent of the auction proceeds will benefit charities sponsored by our Young Lawyers and North County Sections. A special thank you to our sponsors from Center State Bank; Domnick, Cunningham & Whalen; Esquire Bank; Global Engineering Solutions; Klett, Mesches & Johnson; Northwestern Mutual; Sabadell United Bank; U.S. Legal Support and Visual Evidence. Attend the party by registering online @ www.palmbeachbar.org. Mark your calendar for upcoming Membership Events November 9, 11:45 – 1:00 pm Membership Luncheon with guest speaker Former MLB General Counsel Tom Ostertag Inside... President’s Message ............................3 Probate Corner.....................................5 Mass Torts............................................7 ADR Corner.........................................9 Real Property Report.........................11 December 7, 5:30 pm Annual Holiday Party & Silent Auction March 10 Annual Bench Bar Conference Diversity Corner................................13 Bankruptcy Corner.............................15 YLS Happy Hour Highlights.............16 New Members....................................19 Personal Injury Corner.......................21 Pro Bono Corner................................23 Bulletin Board....................................31