“WORLD CLASS ASSETS – WORLD CLASS SOLUTIONS”
Judge Alexander PASKAY
Alex was a citizen’s no nonsense dream judge. As a fellow Hungarian descendant I had the great pleasure of being awarded an auction contract by Alex on behalf of my client Gayle Kent, Developer of the Lago Vista PUD, part of what was then Florida’s 10th largest convention center – The Grenelefe Resort consisting of 800 condominiums and 2 x 18 hole golf courses in Haines City, FL. I was new to the business with CEAC and was competing with Marty Higgenbotham who was in the business before I was born, was the National Auctioneers Association& Florida Auctioneers Association past president with his world headquarters in the same county, Polk County, as the subject project. Further, Marty was appointed by FL Governor Lawton Chiles to posts within in his staff. However, Alex awarded me the contract. Great memories.
PASKAY, Judge Alexander L., was born near the famous Danube river on November 5th, 1922, in Mohacs, Hungary. In essence, the Judge was born into the legal world and it would be his number one passion for the rest of his life. His father was a prominent attorney, as well as Vice Mayor and City Attorney. Thus, Alexander and his three sisters, grew up in a state-provided castle, built in 1500 AD where he had a happy, privileged life. At home, his favorite pastime was bedeviling a long string of governesses, with his solo soccer games echoing within the massive corridors of the palace. After a Jesuit high school education, at his father’s urging, he headed straight off to the University of Budapest Law School. As always, Alexander did well in his studies, but an exotic new interest entered his life in the form of music, theater and cinema. He swiftly became the youngest arts critic for the top Budapest weekly newspaper. Alexander was truly enjoying this new facet of his life, away from the dry and sterile legal bubble in which he usually lived. In fact, his father worried that his son was having too much fun, hob-nobbling with his new show business pals – especially the attractive starlets often seen on his arm. In short order, Papa Paskay ordered his son home, immediately after graduation. Once back in the family fold, Alexander worked in his father’s firm by day, and studied for the Hungarian Bar at night. He easily passed his exams, but his promising legal career was abruptly derailed by World War II. He was able to keep himself out of the fray for many lucky months. But in 1944, Alexander was captured by the German Army and forced to dig trenches for the enemy on the Western Front. Along with two friends, one night he engineered an escape from their German guards and made his way through France and finally into the safe hands of British Intelligence. As the war was now ending, and because he spoke 5 languages, he became Staff Chief Interpreter for the British Army and Interpreter of the British War Crimes Commission.
Until 1949 he also worked for the French Army helping to relocate displaced persons in the French Zone of Occupation. Now a war refugee himself, Paskay made sure his family in Hungary was safe and then emigrated in 1949 to the US with only 5 dollars in his pocket and the dream of starting a new life in America. Alexander ultimately settled in Miami where, the day after his arrival, he met 20 year-old, Rose Mazzaglia. Within two weeks of meeting Rose he felt he had found the woman of his dreams, and promptly proposed. Though she never actually said yes or no – the couple did marry one year later. Thus embarking on their 62 years of love and life together. In 1952, Alexander became a US citizen and, while holding down two jobs, he attended night school at the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated third in his class in 1958. During these years he and Rose had two sons, Rick and Steve. After passing the Florida Bar, Alexander was lucky once again to find employment as senior Law Clerk for Federal Judge Joseph P. Lieb. Once Alexander began working within the judicial system he became very interested in the US legal concept of bankruptcy. It was a perfect fit for his deeply held philosophy that every person deserved at least one second chance in life. In 1963, when the Court found the need for a full-time Bankruptcy Judge in the Middle District, the newly-appointed Judge Paskay and his family moved to Tampa. There the eager young jurist would begin a historic 48 year career that ended in December of 2011. Judge Paskay was a member of the American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association and the Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professional Association. He was admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, 5th and 11th Circuits Courts of Appeal and all federal courts. He served in the past as Chairman of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Florida Bar and served on the Board of Governors of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Judge Paskay also served as Vice President and was on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute and a faculty member sponsored by the ABI.
Judge Paskay was a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, inducted into its original class at the Supreme Court in Washington DC. Judge Paskay is the author of thousands of legal opinions, publications and books including: “Creditor’s Rights”, “Handbook for Trustees and Receivers”, co-author of the “14th Edition of Collier on Bankruptcy”, and he was a principal contributing editor of “Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice”. In 1979 the Judge was appointed by US Supreme Court Chief Justice Burger to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules and Practice and served on that committee until 1984. Thereafter he was appointed to serve on the Task Force of the Administrative Office of US Courts charged with the revision of the official Bankruptcy Forms. After the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and Asia, Judge Paskay was appointed by the US Government to lecture on bankruptcy law in the newly emerging liberated countries of Russia, Slovakia and Albania. He was instrumental in guiding those emerging democracies in the concepts and protections needed in their bankruptcy laws being written at that time. Judge Paskay was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law since 1973. Since 1976 he was the Chairman of the annual Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice sponsored by the Stetson University College of Law and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Since 2005, Stetson University has awarded the Alexander L. Paskay Endowment Scholarship to many of its most notable graduates. He was inducted into that school’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
The Judge leaves behind a loving and grieving family: his wife Rose; his sons Richard and Steven; his daughter-in-law Licia; and his sisters Martha, Lucia, Csoppi and their families. He also leaves behind hundreds of friends and admirers around the world. As well as a loving and devoted staff headed, by Ms. Mary Morrison, plus a legal legacy unmatched in the US Bankruptcy Courts. Judge Paskay was known for his sense of humor, both on and off the bench. He was also an avid tennis player until the age of 87, (yes, in this heat!). He was also a world traveler, a huge international soccer fan, and a well-known griller of killer steaks for his family on many a Saturday night. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: the Alexander L. Paskay Endowed Scholarship at Stetson University in Gulfport, the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation in Tampa or Lifepath Hospice of Tampa. The family would like to thank the staff of the Tampa General Hospital Rehabilitation Center and the Lifepath Hospice-Burgundy Team for their loving care and support of the Judge in his final days at home. The Honorable Alexander L. Paskay has banged his gavel for the last time, but not before touching and inspiring the lives of thousands of people during his 89 years on Earth. Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Church in downtown Tampa on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 2PM. Please sign the online guestbook at http://www.BlountCurryMacDill.com
Published in TBO.com on Apr. 29, 2012
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C. Michael Shalloway
Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A.
1400 Centrepark Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 686-6200
Fax: (561) 686-0303
Web site: http://www.shalloway.com
C. Michael Shalloway is a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law by the Florida Bar and practices Elder and Disability Law with his son in West Palm Beach in the firm of Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A.
Shalloway earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida. He is admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court and the Trial Bar of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is a former judge and was selected by his fellow judges as Administrative Judge for Palm Beach County Court. He has written several sections of the Florida Bar’s Board Certification Review Course that prepares candidates for board examination and has regularly lectured for the Bar for that course.
He is a member of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section and serves as chair of its Ethics Committee. The section honored him as an ELDER LAW SUPERSTAR. His committee work for the section has included the Housing Committee which addresses Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Home Health Care substantive issues. He has served for many years as chair of the Section’s Government Benefits Committee which focuses on Medicaid, Medicare and managed care matters.
The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys has awarded Shalloway its coveted SENIOR AWARD. He also has served the Academy as one of its directors. The Academy has selected him on numerous occasions to be a presenter at its MEET THE EXPERTS program. He is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the National College of Probate Judges. He lectures and publishes in the area of elder law, with emphasis on Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection, Special Needs Trusts, Medicare Set Aside Trusts and Trust Administration.
Shalloway is a cofounder and Executive Committee member of the Palm Beach County Elder Justice Center.
In 2002, Shalloway was one of two attorneys recognized by the Palm Beach County Bar Association for service to the Bench, the Bar and the Public of Palm Beach County, Florida.
His service to the Palm Beach County Bar has included five terms as chair of its Elder Law Practice Committee/Continuing Education Committee, regular lecturer for the Guardianship Education Committee, author of a chapter of its Guardianship handbook and member of the Probate and Guardianship Practice Committee. Shalloway served the Palm Beach, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties as First Vice President and Director of the Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
He is also retired from the teaching faculty of the continuing education division of Florida Atlantic University, where he conducted classes on probate.
He is a member of the advisory board of the Florida Institute for Medicare Advocacy and on the Palm Beach County Live Alone Task Force, which addresses solutions for infirm and elderly community residents. He is a past Co Chair of the Greater Palm Beach Area Alzheimer’s Disease Educational Conference.
Current Employment Position(s):
Areas Of Practice:
Elder Law, Florida Bar
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1962
U.S. Supreme Court
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1962
Lecturer, Probate, Florida Atlantic University
Honors and Awards:
Senior Award – Florida Bar Elder Law Section
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Elder Law Practice Committee
Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers President’s Council
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
The Florida Bar Elder Law Section Government Benefits Committee
The Florida Bar, Housing Committee
Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
Palm Beach County Elder Justice Center Physical Plant Committee
Palm Beach County Bar Association, Probate and Guardianship Practice Committee
Palm Beach County Bar Association, Guardianship Education Committee
Florida Bar Elder Law Section
Palm Beach County Elder Justice Center
Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
Former Vice President
Florida Institute for Medicare Advocacy
Palm Beach County Live Alone Task Force
Greater Palm Beach Area Alzheimer’s Disease Educational Conference
Past Employment Positions:
Palm Beach County Court, Administrative Judge
Michael Shalloway was Anthony DeBartolo CEO of DeBartolo Financial’s Corporate attorney and defended us thru mediation in a US $ 9 million law suit that Tony, Grace & I were named as defendants. We settled the suit for $1,200 and could have counter sued for a frivolous law suit. Michael was also Judy Lukacs family lawyer who had named me in her will as her daughter, Angela’s, guardian in the event of Judy’s death.
The Honorable Catherine M. Brunson
Division: Circuit Civil “AO”
Main Judicial Complex
205 N Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
I personally arranged Judge Brunson’s home mortgage for her back in the 1980’s when I was AVP @ DeBartolo Financial with CEO Anthony DeBartolo, CFO Grace DeBartolo, Phyllis & Candy DeBartolo @ Boynton Beach, FL.
Judge Karen Miller
Karen M. Miller
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Karen M. Miller
Florida Fifteenth Circuit Court
Active: 1/2003 – 1/5/2015
Past position: Legal counsel for the Clerk of Court
Undergraduate: Bard College
Law School: Nova Southeastern University
Karen M. Miller is a judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. She was elected on November 5, 2002 and took office the following January. In 2008, she was re-elected to a term that ends on January 5, 2015.
Miller was born in Rochester, N.Y., but was raised in South Florida. She received her undergraduate degree (in European History) from Bard College and her J.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Miller began her career as an Assistant State Attorney for Palm Beach County. She worked for the Florida Dept. of Children and Families from 1989 to 1997, serving as a Health Attorney, as Acting District Legal Counsel and, finally as District Legal Counsel. She later worked for A.G. Holley Hospital as Chief Legal Counsel. She then worked as legal counsel for Clerk of Court, Dorothy Wilken, until she was elected to the Circuit Court in 2002.
15th Judicial Circuit of Florida: Judges
↑ Florida Department of State, Division of Elections: November 5, 2002 General Election Results
↑ 15th Judicial Circuit: Karen M. Miller biography
↑ Florida Division of Elections: Karen M. Miller, 2008
↑ Judicial selection in Florida
↑ 5.0 5.1 Palm Beach Bar Association, “Judicial Profile – Judge Karen Miller”, February 2004
↑ Biographies of State and County Court Judges in Florida Scroll to p.79
I have been associated with the Miller family over the past 10 years thru Karen’s Mother, Attorney Marjorie Peggy Miller and Samuel Thorne Henson.
“WORLD CLASS ASSETS – WORLD CLASS SOLUTIONS”
THE BATTLE @ KRUGER – NATURAL LAW SHOWS US REALITY = THE LIONS (NWO 1% – ILLUMINATI – BILDERBERGERS – MILITARY/PRISON/PHARMA/PSYCHIATRIC/WHO/AMA/ADA/UN/CFR/TRILATERAL/PNAC/AGENDA21/CODEX ALIMENTARIUS INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES) , THE CROCODILE (THE NWO POLICE STATE, POLITICIANS, EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, JUDICIAL, NGO’S, SPIES, MOLES AND RELIGIOUS ENFORCERS) VERSUS THE WATER BUFFALO (WE THE PEOPLE = THE 99%)
SO……WHEN ARE WE GOING TO START USING OUR HORNS AND START THROWING OUR WEIGHT AROUND COLLECTIVE AND INDIVIDUALLY ? THE ANSWER, AS SOON AS THE NEXT PAUL REVERE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, THOMAS JEFFERSON, FRANCIS SCOTT KEY, MARTIN LUTHER KING,JR, GHANDI, MOTHER THERESA, JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY, ROBERT FITZGERALD KENNEDY, STANDS UP MOVES FORWARD AND IDENTIFIES THEMSELVES AND/OR WHENEVER WE THE PEOPLE STOP WARING AND ARRESTING EACH OTHER AND FINALLY INSTEAD FOCUS OUR INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE ENERGIES TOWARDS OUR TRUE ENEMIES THE NWO ILLUMINATI BILDERBERGERS 1% !!! THAT DAY SHALL BE GAME OVER !!!!