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3911 North Blvd, Tampa
TOMLINSON DENTAL is proud to provide high quality dental care. Dr. Angella Tomlinson (owner), Dr. Gail McDonald-Chang, Dr. Lorraine Tomlinson, and staff strive to make every patient feel like they are family. Tomlinson Dental offers comprehensive general dentistry utilizing up-to-date technology, methods, and techniques. They are a family-oriented practice that pays attention to the needs of each individual.
Tomlinson Dental provides outstanding and gentle treatment at an affordable rate. Services provided at Tomlinson Dental consist of dental implants, oral surgery, root canals, advanced gum care, dentures, and cosmetic procedures. Their cosmetic procedures include bonding, porcelain crowns, veneers, bridges, tooth-colored fillings, and whitening. From diagnosis to treatment, the whole team is passionate about helping patients. To schedule your exam, cleaning or other dental needs, call their office for an appointment.
24714 FL-54, Lutz
Husband & wife Attorneys David & Gwen Walkowiak and their legal team at DHW LAW, PA concentrate in family-based immigration issues. They state that historically, family reunification has been the principal policy underpinning US immigration law. Family-based immigration, a tightly regulated system, allows for close relatives to US Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents to rejoin their families here in America.
David & Gwen advise both the beneficiary and the petitioning relative regarding documentation requirements and all legal issues. Their office routinely prepares and submits the necessary paperwork for the USCIS and State Department. They can also help in preparation for the USCIS or consular interview and, if you are in the area, they can represent you at the interview. They also address political asylum/refugee matters as well as the defense of deportation & removal procedures. Other areas of interest include personal injury, civil law, divorce, wills, foreclosure & real estate and bankruptcy.
602 South Blvd, Tampa
Attorney Wayne Harper at HARPER IP LAW, PA has been helping to develop, protect and maximize intellectual property assets for innovators at leading companies since 2004. Attorney Harper is consistently ranked as a top patent, trademark and copyright attorney who provides a full range of counseling and litigation services.
Attorney Harper actively engages with clients and immerses himself in their businesses to understand, build and implement technology and intellectual property driven strategies that add bottom-line value. This allows him to use creative strategies to expand on the potential of new ideas in virtually any technology. He helps inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups & corporations protect and defend their IP rights. He also helps his clients obtain patents, trademarks & copyright registrations, representing his clients in Federal Court. His firm provides legal services in a responsive, personalized manner, closely tailored to each client’s needs.
ATTORNEY GLORIA GODSEY’s goal is to serve you & your family’s estate planning needs. She personalizes each plan she develops to best accomplish your personal & professional objectives. Offering meticulously crafted & customized estate plans, Gloria places a high-emphasis on life-time planning, to ensure her client’s lifestyle throughout the remainder of their life.
Services provided for traditional & non-traditional couples & partners include drafting simple wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies, planning for transfers of wealth, asset protection, nursing home care, asset protection, drafting various types of irrevocable trusts for estate tax planning, education funding, advice on appropriate form of business entity, drafting life insurance trusts, charitable trusts, family business transfers and executive estate planning. Other areas Gloria regularly handles include creating private foundations, charitable supporting organizations and not-for-profit corporations. House & office calls are readily available.
609 W Azeele St, Tampa FL
Attorney Stratton Smith at STRATTON-DAVID LAW provides estate planning & wealth preservation services to individual clients and the businesses in which they are involved. His services include preparation of trusts, wills, health care proxies, durable powers of attorney, family limited partnerships, buy/sell agreements and other sophisticated legal documents and instruments.
Stratton believes that good plans must reflect the values of the clients for whom they are designed, and they must allow clients to retain control of their estates during lifetime, provide for themselves and their families if disabled, give their property to whom they want, when they want and in the way they want, while minimizing estate taxes and other expenses. A high-percentage of Stratton’s clients are well-to-do individuals and families. With over 30 years of experience, he is listed as an “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, and holds his LLM in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.
400 North Ashley Drive, Tampa FL
EMEL ERSAN IMMIGRATION LAW OFFICE is renowned for their ability to handle complex immigration matters. They believe that the strength and depth of their practice, their client relationships, and the quality and experience of their staff give them a significant competitive advantage.
With 23 years of experience, Attorney Emel Ersan is compassionate and understands the intricacies of the US immigration process and strives to help her clients every step of the way. She provides legal services to individuals, families and companies located anywhere in the US and all over the world. Services include employment-based and family-based immigration, as well as naturalization applications and deportation & removal proceedings. Emel focuses on corporate and individual clients, including multinational companies transferring employees, EB-5 foreign investors and entertainers/artists. She takes pride in the long lasting relationships that have been forged with her clients and consistently strives to help each client achieve their objectives by solving their most complex immigration issues.
3448 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, #29, Valrico
We all have a point in our lives where we feel stalled and look for a positive change. Pearl Chiarenza hit that stall a little over 10 years ago when she moved to Florida from Virginia. Recovering from a medical procedure, looking for employment, and helping her family adjust to the move was difficult. One day while looking in the mirror, she realized her weight gain had caused her to lose some from the person she was. That’s when she decided to do something about it and took her life back losing 57 pounds between Labor Day and the end of October through healthy eating and living habits. She knew there were others who had reached the same low point and were not sure how to fit healthy habits into their busy lives and decided to do something to help them.
Pearl founded her Lakeland location of Bodyworks Health & Wellness Center in 2011 followed by the Valrico location and since then, the clinic has helped the community lose over ten-thousand pounds. As a Personal Development Coach offering healthy option of weight loss, Bodyworks is able to provide one-on-one coaching, meal plan tips and healthy recipes that enables clients to reset their pancreas through a ketonic diet and then learn how to integrate fats, fruits and carbohydrates back into their diets for sustainable weight loss. Bodyworks and their coaches candidly remind clients, “It’s easy to lose weight. Maintenance is the hard part,” but they know that the goal is to teach healthy habits that allow for lifestyle changes.
Bodyworks Health & Wellness Center tailors a program to your personal needs taking your family life, work life, and medical history into account. They offer different programs, simple to pro-plans, with varying levels of support to clients “as young as 12 to people as young as 80,” Chiarenza said with a smile. In fact, she relays the story of a 13-year-old who lost sixty-one pounds over the last year gaining confidence and habits that will take her into a healthy adult life. The different programs offer one-on-one coaching sessions at least monthly, but based entirely on individual needs. They offer over 60 foods from which to choose from in-house, so clients can choose three meals a day from an approved grocery list and are taught how to shop for remaining meals on their own. Some programs even offer grocery shopping outings and healthy cooking classes.
Pearl enjoys being involved in her community and is very involved with the Sylvia Thomas Center, a nonprofit that assists adoptive and foster families in the local area. In addition, she coordinates events through Women’s Successful Living, an organization designed to help women who have experienced financial and personal problems to set goals that help them lead positive, happy lives. She takes the same attitude with her clients because she truly wants everyone to find the work-life balance where there is always a focus being a healthy individual, mind and body. It’s easy to see why they were voted Best of Brandon and Best of Southshore and why Chiarenza was recently honored as Woman of the Month by Successful Women Aligning Together (SWAT).
Free seminars are offered twice monthly. For information on pricing or questions, visit bodyworkshwc.com or facebook.com/BodyworksHWC. Contact Bodyworks Health & Wellness Center at 324-8988 (Valrico), 324-8988 (Lakeland), or 449-3308. The Valrico office is located in the Salons by JC Building at 3448 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Ste. 29 in Valrico. For more information on Women’s Successful Living, visit womenssuccessfulliving.com or facebook.com/womenssuccessfulliving.com
11321 Countryway Blvd, Tampa FL
With more than 20 years of experience Amy Creech-Gionis, DMD at TAMPA DENTAL WELLNESS OF WESTCHASE and her staff are committed to promoting dental health and well-being among their patients and to serving as a model in the community for comprehensive dental health care.
Dr. Creech-Gionis & her team provide up-to-date dental treatments to address your family’s dental needs. They provide state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry including bonding, whitening & porcelain laminates, limited periodontics (gums), endodontics (root canals), sedation dentistry, implant placement and adult cosmetic orthodontics. They also offer a digital scanner that allows them to avoid dental impressions in most cases. Prosthetics (crowns, bridges & dentures) and full-service general dentistry are inclusive of the wide range of dentistry she provides to her patients of all ages.
When choosing an ethical & highly competent law firm you can trust and from which you can obtain sound legal advice, you definitely should consider THE LAW OFFICES OF LISA ESPOSITO, PA. Attorney Esposito is AV rated from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive from lawyers & judges. Attorney Esposito zealously represents her clients and takes the “extra step” to work closely with them in order to resolve her clients’ matters to their satisfaction.
Attorney Esposito has been practicing law for 24 years, specializing in commerical & civil litigation, employment & labor law, both for management & employees, business formation & dispute resolution, as well as contract negotiation, restrictive covenants & discrimination claims. She is experienced in federal & state litigation, public & private sector administrative hearings & EEOC charges & investigations.
ATTORNEY FREDERICK L. POLLACK at HUNTER LAW, PA knows that the breakup of any family, married or not, is a significant life event which brings a sense of financial insecurity & emotional vulnerability to the men & women he represents - as well as to the parties’ children. He knows the quicker and more amicably these matters are resolved, the better off the whole family will be.
Fred has over 18 years of family law trial experience, and is known to many as “Captain Child Support” due to his vast experience handling child support cases - from Administrative D.O.R. hearings to inter-state support proceedings (and he frequently instructs CLEs in these areas). He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, trained in Collaborative Law, accepts appointments as a Guardian Ad Litem for children, and is qualified and serves as a Parenting Coordinator in both Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties to help parents successfully co-parent after breakup.
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• F. Lee Bailey
• Harvard Law School
• Boston University
• Christian Science Church
• Cisco Systems
• Cushman & Wakefield
• Deloitte & Touche
• Dun & Bradstreet
• Embry-Little Aeronautical University
• Habitat for Humanity
• Jackson Lewis, LLP
• Make a Wish Foundation
• McGladrey, LLP
• Rhode Island Hospital
• Stetson University of Law
• University of North Carolina
• University of Pittsburgh
• Yale University
• Real Estate
• Mental Health
• Social Services
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