SEUNGEUN APRIL LEE – President Elect

CJ America, Inc.
2510 W Carmen St
Tampa, FL 33609-1711

Practice Areas: Employment
Language(s): Korean
Email: april.lee@cj.net
Telephone: 213.338.2700

About April:  April Lee is Labor & Employment Corporate Counsel at CJ America, Inc. April provides advice and counsel to internal business units regarding multi-state labor and employment law matters, including California wage and hour issues. She also oversees and manages employment litigation as well as employment and immigration compliance programs. Prior to going in-house, April worked at an Am 200 law firm and a plaintiff’s side employment law firm. April is admitted to practice in Florida, Georgia, and California. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Law.

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
E-mail: awhitingbozich@sbwlegal.com
Telephone: 813.221.4242

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.


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
Language(s): Vietnamese

Email: info@vulegal.co
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
Language(s): Mandarin
Email:  linda.young@raymondjames.com
Telephone: (727) 567 6156

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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
Language(s): Korean
Telephone: 813-474-8588
Email: Jeanie.Kang@JKanglegal.com

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 Sixth Judicial Circuit
Chamber 23,
14250 49th Street
North Clearwater, FL 33762



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
Language(s): Korean
E-mail: dscrockett@napleslaw.com
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
E-mail: jliu@cfjblaw.com 
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.


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
E-mail: AngelinaL@jpfirm.com
Telephone: 813.225.2500

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