Frances Allegra of Cole Scott & Kissane. Courtesy photo

Frances “Fran” Allegra has joined Cole, Scott and Kissane in Miami as a partner. Allegra’s practice focuses on child welfare litigation, commercial litigation, education law and employment and labor.

Robert T. Dunlap has joined Black Srebnick Kornspan & Stumpf in Miami as an associate. Dunlap’s practice focuses on business and complex civil litigation.

Steven M. Greenberg has joined Shutts & Bowen as a partner and Alexander Schneider as an associate in West Palm Beach. Greenberg’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and strategic global patent counseling for large corporate patent portfolio holders, mid-range operating companies and early stage startups. Schneider’s practice focuses on domestic and international patent prosecution and litigation, and trademark and copyright registration.

Olga Vodolazschi has been promoted to partner at Lopez Levi Lowenstein Glinsky in Coral Gables.

Kathleen O. Berkey, David K. Blattner, Susan Z. Jorgensen, Marielle Westerman and Carolyn C. Meadows have joined Becker in its Florida offices.

Christina M. Himmel has joined Kenny Nachwalter in Miami as an associate. Himmel’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, intellectual property, professional negligence/malpractice, insurance, employment and probate litigation.

Joshua B. Alper has joined the Morgan & Morgan in Miami as a partner. Alper’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy law.