Juris Doctor Articles

Traci Pumo

Traci Pumo (BSAc ’00, MAcc ’00, JD ’03, LL.M. ’04) | October 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pumo (BSAc 2000, MAcc 2000, JD 2003, LLM 2004) was recently promoted to Tax Partner at BDO. She is a member of the firm’s Private Client Services practice. She provides a unique, multidisciplinary approach to ensure clients achieve their family wealth, tax and personal financial planning goals. Her clients include family offices, multinational families, executives and closely-held business entrepreneurs. Pumo advises clients regarding cross-border estate and gift planning, the sale of closely held business interests and wealth transfer planning.  Pumo

R. Scott Costantino

R. Scott Costantino (BSBA ’85, JD ’88) | August 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Costantino (BSBA 1985, JD 1988) is Managing Shareholder at The Costantino Law Firm, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida. He was recently sworn in as President of the Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA). Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Gavin MacMillan

Gavin MacMillan (BSBA ’03, JD ’06) | July 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute MacMillan (BSBA 2003, JD 2006) was recognized in the 2019 edition of Florida Super Lawyers, an annual list that recognizes the top lawyers in Florida. This is the second year in a row MacMillan has been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list. He was also named to the Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list for the second year. MacMillan is an associate at McGlinchey Stafford’s Fort Lauderdale office in the Business Litigation department. On behalf of financial services clients, he

Eduniversal 2019 Best Master's Degrees with #1 rankings for management and real estate, #2 ranking for international business and entrepreneurship and #4 ranking for Full-Time MBA

Five Hough graduate programs earn top 5 ranking among publics for second year

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Master’s degree programs across the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business remained in the top five among public institutions for the second consecutive year in the 2019 edition of Eduniversal’s Best Master’s Ranking. Now for the third year, the Master of Science in Management took the No. 1 position among U.S. publics, and the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate program earned its second No. 1

Michael Budwick

Michael Budwick (BSBA ’88, JD ’91) | June 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Budwick (BSBA 1988, JD 1991) is Partner and Co-Chair, Financial Fraud Group, at Meland, Russin & Budwick in Miami. Budwick recently represented a bankruptcy trustee in a case against General Electric, in which he secured $49 million to settle allegations that GE covered up a $2 billion Ponzi scheme. Read more about the case from The Wall Street Journal.

Laurie Richter Spector

Laurie Richter Spector (BSBA ’99, MS-ISOM ’01, JD ’06, MBA ’10) | June 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Spector (BSBA 1999, MS-ISOM 2001, JD 2006, MBA 2010) moved her luxury residential and commercial real estate business to Compass’ Fort Lauderdale office on Las Olas Boulevard. Last year, Spector was the highest producing individual Realtor agent in Broward County with Coldwell Banker, selling approx. $20M in real estate. She is also a member of the Florida 100 (top 100 agents in Florida) and a candidate for Woman of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Broward.

Douglas Waldorf

Douglas Waldorf (BSBA ’82, MBA ’85, JD ’85) | April 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Waldorf (BSBA 1982, MBA 1985, JD 1985) has joined the firm Cohen & Grigsby as a Director, and as a member of its Real Estate Group. Waldorf is a Florida Bar Board Certified real estate attorney, whose practice areas include real estate purchase and sale transactions, leasing and related landlord/tenant matters. He also represents institutional and private equity lenders in structuring, documenting and closing commercial and residential financing transactions, including construction financing, asset-based loans, loan syndications and participations, bond financing and

Laurie Richter Spector

Laurie Richter Spector (BSBA ’99, MS-DIS ’01, JD ’06, MBA ’10) | December 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute Spector (BSBA 1999, MS-DIS 2001, JD 2006, MBA 2010), a residential and commercial real estate agent with Caldwell Banker Real Estate, was recognized as a Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite Award recipient due to sales at the top 2 percent worldwide. Spector works with residential & commercial buyers and sellers in South Florida, including Boca Raton, Dania, Davie, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Miami & Weston. She is also a licensed attorney in Florida & New Jersey.

Gavin MacMillan

Gavin MacMillan (BSBA ’03, JD ’06) | August 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute MacMillan (BSBA 2003, JD 2006) was recognized in the 2018 edition of Florida Super Lawyers, an annual list that recognizes the top lawyers in Florida. He was also named to the Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list. MacMillan is an associate at McGlinchey Stafford’s Fort Lauderdale office in the Business Litigation department. On behalf of financial services clients, he responds to atypical sales issues and foreclosure matters and regularly resolves title defects found in foreclosure actions. He is a title agent

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Tim Haughee (BSBA ’05, JD ’09) | May 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute Haughee (BSBA 2005, JD 2009) has joined Darden Restaurants, Inc. as its Director & Senior Associate Counsel of Litigation and Employment Law. In this role, he handles numerous employment and commercial real estate matters impacting Darden’s eight brands, 1,700 restaurant locations and 175,000 employees.