Juris Doctor Articles

Douglas Waldorf

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

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.

Laurie Richter Spector

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

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

Gavin MacMillan

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

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

Tim Haughee

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

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.

Justin Allbright

Justin Allbright (BSAc ’09, MBA ’13, JD ’13) | May 2018

Allbright (BSAc 2009, MBA 2013, JD 2013) was promoted to Senior Vice President for Corporate Banking at BankUnited in Tampa. He will provide financing, treasury management solutions, and deposit products to large corporate and middle-market companies in Florida’s west coast region. Allbright also sources and underwrites debt opportunities for BankUnited’s

Yvonne Yegge

Yvonne Yegge (BSBA ’87, JD ’90) | March 2018

Yegge (BSBA 1987, JD 1990) is Senior Attorney for NextEra Energy, a Fortune 200 energy company located in Juno Beach, Florida. She handles property tax matters for the company’s renewable energy and regulated assets in 32 states.

Gator100

2018 Gator100 Winners | February 2018

The Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. It serves not only as a setting where UF’s elite entrepreneurs can gather and share their talents and wisdom, but as an inspiration to fellow Gators to be a part of this exclusive group. Companies owned or

Darren Farfante

Darren Farfante (BSAc ’93, JD ’96, MAcc ’96) | July 2017

Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Farfante (BSAc 1993, JD 1996, MAcc 1996) to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court.

Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese

Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese (BSBA ’87, JD ’90) | December 2016

Cynthia (BSBA 1987, JD 1990)  founded the Winter Haven Women’s Bar Association, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Cynthia, an estate planning attorney in Winter Haven, was re-elected as the organization’s President for the 2016-17 administrative year.

Robert Rushing (BSBA ’93, JD ’97) | December 2016

Robert (BSBA 1993, JD 1997) and his wife, Jenny (BA 1995, M.Ed. 1996), recently joined RE/MAX on the Coast as Real Estate Agents. Robert is also a Partner with Advance Mortgage Investment Company.