Terry Eve

Terry Eve is our exclusively recommended SME CFO Consulting expert in Florida on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Terry directly using the contact details listed above.

Terry has over 30 years of progressive financial and operational management experience in a broad array of industries involving companies with operations ranging from start-up to in excess of $400 Million in revenues. Terry’s career includes both domestic and global companies including international financial management as an expatriate on two separate continents.

Sustainable, profitable, growth sums up Terry’s outlook on the objectives of growing businesses. Developing the firm’s strategic plans and organising the related financing required to achieve that growth are an integral part of the CFO’s responsibility. Terry’s strategic perspective and extensive background helps entrepreneurs solve their business problems through business planning, execution and accountability. Terry also assists business owners maximise company value along with development and execution of exit strategies.

Terry is a hands-on professional financial manager with a demonstrable track record of success. His accomplishments include oversight and development of key company metrics impacting finance, sales and operations, the ability to report accurate & timely financial information and to help senior management interpret that information to impel and direct operations management to the attainment of the organisations mission and vision.

Terry also has an extensive background in financial information systems with platforms ranging from Quick Books to Oracle Financials and many mid-market accounting systems in between.

His past roles have included Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Information Officer, V.P of Finance & Administration and V.P. of Administration as well as Corporate Controller of a start-up that grew from zero to $100 Million in revenues in twelve months.

Terry Eve has a B.B.A. in accounting from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida and has been a resident in the Jupiter-Tequesta Florida area since 1973 where he presently lives with his wife Brenda. When not involved in assisting his clients, Terry enjoys the Florida lifestyle including boating, fishing and golf.

Jeremy Sloane

Jeremy Sloane is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law attorney in Florida on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jeremy directly using the contact details listed above.

Jeremy is a corporate and tax attorney and a founding partner of the firm. He believes firmly in the notion that the attorney-client relationship is and should be one of the most important relationships any business person can have and that it should be built on mutual respect, empathy, trust, reliability and shared values. To that end, Jeremy’s clients tend to be not only long-time clients, but also long-time friends. There is nothing more gratifying to him than knowing that he contributed to the success of a client or that he helped resolve a significant legal issue, and this is primarily what drives him to work so hard and devote the time and passion he devotes to his practice.

Jeremy Sloane acts as outside general counsel to a variety of businesses, in addition to advising entrepreneurs, emerging growth and middle market businesses on business and commercial transactions, including complex commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, corporate matters, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate reorganisations, real estate fund formation, and capital-raising transactions. Jeremy also advises domestic and international clients on U.S. corporate, partnership, international, income and other tax-related matters, ranging from structuring their domestic and international activities in a tax-efficient manner to defending their tax controversy matters. He brings a unique perspective to his clients in that he possesses significant international and in-house experience, large law firm transactional experience, and has litigated numerous commercial disputes. Before founding the firm, he practiced in-house with a Fortune 50 corporation, in the Tax Group at DLA Piper and in the Corporate Group at Akerman.

Firm Overview:

We are a boutique business law firm driven by big firm experience and small firm values. Our lawyers possess business experience outside of the practice of law and many possess advanced degrees in addition to law degrees, giving us a perspective that is not based solely on that of a lawyer. Our partners have practiced law at some of the largest and most respected law firms in the world and we consist of a team of highly qualified, well-experienced and devoted attorneys and professionals who care deeply about our clients, their businesses and objectives, and the level of service we provide to them.

Wendy U. Larsen

Wendy U. Larsen is a land use planning law consultant who provides professional services to public and private sector clients in regard to a wide variety of land use matters. During her career of more than 30 years, she has served clients in more than 30 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with respect to land use planning, preservation of environmentally sensitive and open space lands, downtown and community redevelopment and growth management.

Firm Overview:

GrayRobinson is a full-service law and lobbying firm with attorneys and government relations professionals throughout offices spanning the State of Florida and Washington, DC. Our attorneys, consultants and regulatory professionals provide legal and government relations services to our clients throughout Florida, our nation’s capital, across the country and all over the world. GrayRobinson provides services to Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, lending institutions, local and state governments, developers, entrepreneurs and individuals. We offer not only an extensive range of services but also depth and proficiency in each one.

We are at the forefront of emerging legal and legislative issues, work expeditiously on behalf of our clients and respond quickly to their needs. We help our clients accomplish their objectives and conduct post-matter reviews to determine if those objectives were met. We maintain acute awareness of changes within and affecting our clients’ industries and issue timely electronic updates (E-lerts) advising of changing regulations and policy, including how the changes might affect our clients’ companies, industries or municipalities. We have created a firm that serves our clients and our communities while counting creativity as a hallmark characteristic and insisting on ingenuity and innovation.

Jose A. Baez

Jose Baez is our exclusively recommended Criminal Defence expert in Florida on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jose directly using the contact details above.

Jose is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented clients in the full range of criminal and civil cases. He is best known for “shocking the world” in what TIME Magazine dubbed the “Social Media Trial of the Century”. While he won an acquittal in the Casey Anthony murder trial, Mr. Baez has had continued success in and out of the courtroom. In 2011, he flew to Aruba and helped free millionaire and businessman Gary Giordano from prison. Mr. Giordano was a suspect in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner. He was named “Lawyer of the Year for 2011″ by LawyersUSA magazine and also named as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Baez is also well known for representing many victims of negligence and serious crimes. In 2012, he began representing multiple victims in the “Dark Knight” shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. He also represented a rape victim in one of Chicago’s high-profile negligent security cases.

Mr. Baez’s practice has a particular emphasis on representing clients in complex and high-profile criminal and civil cases. However, many of Mr. Baez’s successes never make it into the spotlight as he has represented celebrities and athletes who prefer anonymity. This is where his knowledge and experience with the media helps best serve his clients. Few lawyers understand the importance of media relations and its inner workings. Mr. Baez has gained extensive experience in successfully defending scientifically and medically intensive criminal and civil cases. He has worked on issues including shaken baby syndrome, paediatric head injuries, sexual assault cases with medical evidence, and cases involving DNA evidence. Additionally, his experience extends to civil cases that involve suing some of the biggest insurance companies in the country. Once called “the most hated lawyer in America”, Jose A. Baez wears that title like a badge of honour. Despite personal criticism, serving his clients is his highest priority.

In order to more effectively cross examine many forensic experts, Mr. Baez finds it important to learn the science himself. That is why he has completed hundreds of hours of training in forensic science. Mr. Baez has studied DNA, Blood Pattern Analysis, trace recovery, forensic pathology, and entomology, just to name a few. Additionally, Mr. Baez is a highly sought-after speaker and lecturer. He is on the faculty at Harvard Law School where he teaches trial techniques to second- and third-year law students in what is considered one of Harvard Law School’s most popular courses. Mr. Baez is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and is extremely active in various charitable endeavours in the Hispanic community. When not in the office fighting for justice, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Benjamin Crump

Benjamin Crump is our exclusively recommended Civil Rights Law expert in Florida on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Benjamin directly using the contact details listed above.

His role in the Trayvon Martin, Martin Lee Anderson Boot Camp, Jannie Ligons (State of Oklahoma vs. Daniel Holtzclaw) and Robbie Tolan cases shows a legacy built around the idea that the Constitution applies to everyone, at every level of society.

Mr. Crump’s passion for advocacy has given him the privilege to fight for justice on behalf of the marginalised in our country, a calling to which he remains dedicated.

Mr. Crump has broken barriers in several legal organisations, serving as the first African-American President of the Federal Bar Association for the Northern District of Florida and the first African-American Chairman of the Florida State University College of Law Board of Directors. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, The Florida Justice Association, and many other groups dedicated to the law and the pursuit of justice.

Mr. Crump is a frequent speaker and author, having been featured in documentaries like NPR’s “How Lawyer Got Nation Talking About Trayvon Martin,” and BET’s “I Am Trayvon Martin: A Family’s Fight for Justice.” Mr. Crump is also a frequent contributor to Time magazine, discussing many of the civil rights and criminal justice issues African-Americans face today. Mr. Crump will also appear on a television show called “Evidence of Innocence,” which will feature stories about individuals who were wrongfully imprisoned.

He’s received significant recognition for his service in pursuit of civil rights and justice for minorities, being included on prestigious lists like The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Lawyers and Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans. He has also received the National Urban League’s Whitney Young Award, AKA’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award, the NAACP Thurgood Marshall Award, and the SCLC’s Martin Luther King Servant Leader Award.

Mr. Crump is heavily involved in his community, having previously endowed scholarships to Florida A&M University, Livingston College, Florida State University, and Bethune Cookman University for minority law students. He also serves as the president and co-founder of MyDad360, a mentoring program for fathers endorsed by Colin Powell and recognised by President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. He is a Life Member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the NAACP, and the Urban League.

He previously served as the inaugural Board Chairman of Florida’s Big Bend Fair Housing Center, and also served as General Counsel to the Florida State Conference of the NAACP and sat on the boards of the Innocence Project and the Equal Justice Institute.

Mr. Crump was born and raised in Lumberton, North Carolina, and is the oldest of nine siblings and step-siblings. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Florida State University. He is a congregation member and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He is married to Dr. Genae Angelique Crump, is the proud father of Brooklyn Zeta Crump, and the guardian of two adopted cousins, Marcus and Chancellor.

Ron D. Herman

Herman Law, P.A. is a preeminent criminal law firm defending complex cases and experienced in representing companies and professionals before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and federal and state courts.

Our firm’s representative clients include:

  • Healthcare professionals, including doctors and surgeons
  • Pain management clinic (“pill mill”) owners and doctors
  • Addiction recovery facility (“sober home”) executives and owners
  • Complex commercial real estate investors, venture capitalists, and international real estate entrepreneurs
  • High profile professionals, such as executives and administrators in federal, state and local governments and in education

By concentrating on complex, high stakes white collar cases, our practice can provide each client concierge-level service and attention. We understand the sensitive nature of the allegations and help prominent defendants navigate the complex, stressful government investigation process from grand jury to indictment, through plea negotiations and trial.

Ron Herman has extensive courtroom trial experience and has handled more than 150 jury trials during his esteemed career. Ron’s prior experience includes working as a skilled prosecutor in Palm Beach and Broward Counties for over 6 years. At the State Attorney’s Office, Ron was promoted several times to become division Lead of the Felony, DUI, and Domestic Violence Units, and was eventually tapped to be part of the coveted Crimes Against Children Unit (Special Victims Unit or SVU).

Ron is regularly asked to speak at legal seminars and comment in the media about complex criminal matters, including the following recent highlights:

  • Quoted in the 2019 New York Times article: “Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Ramps Up His Defense”
  • Featured in the Palm Beach Post, providing legal commentary on high profile cases
  • One of the three-panel speakers invited to address The Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellows about criminal law practice
  • Organized Continuing Legal Education seminars and delivered opening remarks at the 2019 “Federal and State Criminal Defense” and the 2016 “Federal Criminal Defense” for the Palm Beach County Bar Association Criminal Law Practice Committee

Professional Highlights:

  • Board Member, City of West Palm Beach Water Advisory Board, 2019-2021
  • Chair, Florida Bar Grievance Committee 15A 2019; former Co-Chair, Member since 2017
  • Co-Chair, Palm Beach County Bar Association Criminal Law Practice Committee
  • Chair, Village of Wellington Public Safety Committee 2017-2019; former Vice Chair
  • Former Vice-President, Neil S. Hirsch Boys and Girls Club of Wellington
  • Recognized as “10 Best” by American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015 South Florida’s Top AV® Rated Lawyers
  • 2014 South Florida’s Top AV® Rated Lawyers
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida’s Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
  • AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating

Prior Experience:

  • Palm Beach Country Prosecutor (15th Circuit Assistant State Attorney)
  • Selected to coveted Crime Against Children Unit
  • Division Lead in the DUI and Domestic Violence Units
  • Broward County Prosecutor (17th Circuit Assistant State Attorney)

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Education:

  • Nova Southeastern University Law Center, J.D.
  • Moot Court Honor Society, Board of Editors
  • Public Service Summer Fellowship
  • Florida Atlantic University, B.A.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon, Executive Board
  • Parliament of Owls, National Alumni Honor Society

Personal Life:

Ron is married to another attorney, Yelizaveta “Liz” Batres Herman, who works at the County Attorney’s Office, and they both enjoy giving back to the community and serving in leadership roles with various organizations. Ron enjoys working out and trying out new High Intensity Interval Training routines, as well as pushing his luck in Tough Mudder competitions. After a long work out, he likes to indulge in his other interest — trying out new craft brews.