ALICIA WHITING BOZICH – President
Sivyer, Barlow & Watson, P.A.
SunTrust Financial Centre
401 E. Jackson Street, Suite 2225
Tampa, FL 33602
Practice Area(s): Commercial & Property Disputes, Business Tort
About Alicia: Alicia Whiting Bozich’s litigation practice includes commercial disputes,
business torts, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, contracts, creditor’s rights matters, and disputes relating to real property. Ms. Whiting Bozich also has extensive trial court experience representing investors, lenders, and loan servicers in contested mortgage foreclosures and consumer finance litigation. She has represented loan servicers in both state and federal court on claims involving the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, Fair Debt Collections Practice Act, Truth in Lending Act, and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
HANNAH CHOI – President-Elect
iQor US, Inc.
One Progress Plaza 200 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Practice Area(s): Labor and Employment
About Hannah: Hannah Choi serves as the Senior Employment
Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer for iQor.
ZARRA ELIAS – Immediate Past President
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive, MBC-OGC
Tampa, FL 3361
Practice Areas: Labor & Employment, Commercial Compliance
Language(s): Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Tagalog
Telephone: (813) 745-7891
About Zarra: Zarra Elias is the Assistant General Counsel II, Employment for the Moffitt Cancer Center, a world-renowned cancer treatment and research center. In this role, Zarra is responsible for all aspects of labor and employment matters for Moffitt, and she works closely with Moffitt’s human resources team. Before joining Moffitt, Zarra was a partner at Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm, where she practiced labor and employment law and commercial litigation.
MAI VU – Vice President of Membership
Vu Legal, P.A.
4326 Park Blvd N Ste G
Pinellas Park, FL 33781-3538
Practice Area(s): Wills, Power of Attorney, family law, Auto Accidents, Personal Injury
Telephone: (813) 344.5828
LINDA J.Z. YOUNG – Secretary
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
880 Carillon Pkwy, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Practice Area(s): Bankruptcy, Business Disputes, Contract
Disputes, Real Estate Litigation, Banking Litigation
Telephone: (727) 567 6156
JEANINE KANG – Treasurer
JKang Legal, P.A.
114 Pauls Drive
Brandon, FL 33511
Practice Area(s): Commercial Litigation, Landlord and Tenant Litigation, Real Estate Litigation,
and Contract Drafting
About Jeanine: Jeanie Kang is an Associate Attorney with Edison, Edison, & Brandt. She serves as a counselor and advisor to business owners helping them resolve complex legal matters and disputes. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, landlord and tenant litigation, real estate litigation, and contract drafting. In addition, Jeanie also handles various types of immigration work, including, but not limited to, family-based immigrant visas, renewal and replacement of green cards, and application for citizenship through spouse and/or parents.
THE HONORABLE STEVE BERLIN – APABA Tampa Bay’s Judicial Liaison
The Sixth Judicial Circuit
14250 49th Street
North Clearwater, FL 33762
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DEBBIE SINES CROCKETT – Director
Debbie Sines Crockett, Esq.
Cheffy Passidomo, P.A.
4100 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 335, Tampa, FL 33609
Practice Area(s): Construction, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith,
Real Estate Disputes, Commercial Civil Litigation
Telephone: (813) 225-2684
About Debbie: Debbie S. Crockett is a shareholder with Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. in Tampa, FL. She concentrates in handling disputes involving construction, insurance coverage, bad faith, and commercial
civil matters from the trial through appeal, in state and federal courts, and represents policyholders against insurers, with an emphasis in complex insurance disputes. Her bar activities include being a current Co-Chair of the Nat’l Asian American Bar Assoc. Insurance Law Committee and an active member of the FL Bar Insurance & Surety Law and Construction Law committees, the Hillsborough Co. Bar
Assoc. Construction Law section, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice section, and ABA Forum on Construction Law. She serves on the FL Bar Standing Committee on the FL Civil Procedure Rules.
JIN LIU – Director
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., #4, Tampa, FL 33602
Practice Area(s): Real Estate, Finance, Corporate.
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
Telephone: (813) 229-4209
About Jin: Jin Liu is a Board Member and Founding Member of APABA Tampa Bay. Jin represents note holders, servicers, and other financial institutions in workouts, loan transactions, loan sales, and
disposition of real estate. Jin also represents resort developers and other developers of large commercial and residential projects in purchase and sale of both improved and unimproved property,
business planning and implementation, transaction structuring, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, and a variety of loan transactions. Jin has experience advising developers and
financial institutions with respect to Florida condominium filings and condominium related due diligence issues. As a bi-cultural and bilingual attorney who received legal education in both the United
States and China, Jin has represented international, in particular, Chinese, clients in a variety of commercial transactions. Jin currently chairs the International Investment in Real Estate Committee of the
American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section.
ANGELINA LIM – Director
Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP
SunTrust Financial Centre
401 East Jackson Street, Suite 3100
Tampa, FL 33602
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation; Creditors’
and Debtors’ Rights; Workouts; Banking and Transaction
Language(s): Malay, Hokkien, Fujanese
About Angelina: Angelina Lim started the practice of law, in New York, in the bankruptcy departments of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in 1993 and subsequently at Dewey Ballantine (now Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP). She clerked with the Honorable Cornelius Blackshear, Bankruptcy Judge (now retired) in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York. In 1998, Angelina moved from New York to Florida. In 2000, she was the first Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael G. Williamson, bankruptcy judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. In 2005, she joined the firm of Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP, in the firm’s bankruptcy, creditor’s rights and
insolvency related practice group. At Johnson, Pope, Angelina has successfully represented both corporate and individual debtors (primarily in Chapter 11 reorganization cases), secured creditors,
landlords, creditor’s committees, trustees and receivers in state court restructurings.
JUDSON CABATANA – Law Student Liaison