|Bradenton, FL – Mary Fabre LeVine, a principal of the law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. and member of their Litigation group, has been elected President of the Board of Directors for the Port Manatee Propeller Club.
“I am truly honored to serve as the president of the Port Manatee Propeller Club. This is a particularly exciting time as our club will host the Propeller Clubs for the Ports of the Southeastern United States in Bradenton and at Port Manatee in April 2014 for the Southeast Regional Area Conference. We are looking forward to this opportunity for collaboration as maritime commerce continues to grow globally.” – Mary LeVine, Principal at Blalock Walters.
Previously, LeVine was honored as “Member of the Year” by the Port Manatee Propeller Club for her overall commitment to the Club, particularly for spearheading its charitable efforts regarding a maritime-related public art project unveiled late 2012 at the new Bradenton Riverwalk.
The Port Manatee Propeller Club, chartered by the International Propeller Club of the United States, is dedicated to the enhancement and wellbeing of all maritime community interests on a local, national and international basis. Its goal is to educate legislators and the public as to the importance and necessity of all waterborne commerce. Port Manatee Propeller Club has been honored twice as the Southeast Regional Club of the Year and previously nominated as the International Club of the Year.
“Mary has a genuine enthusiasm for assisting in the success of Port Manatee as an international gateway and the Propeller Club provides an opportunity to work with Port staff and maritime professionals to father that effort. The mural regarding the area’s rich marine history which she worked to have placed on the Riverwalk is just one example of her efforts in this area.” –Mark P. Barnebey, Principal at Blalock Walters and Secretary of the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation.
LeVine has previously served as President of the Manatee County Bar Association, Vice President of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and is a member of the California, and Florida State Bars, and Manatee County and American Bar Associations. She is a former member of The Florida Bar Twelfth Circuit Grievance Committee and a member of an art evaluation panel for the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority’s Public Art Advisory Board.
LeVine practices law at Blalock Walters in the areas of commercial litigation, business litigation and civil appeals. As a commercial litigator, she currently concentrates in the representation of lenders in commercial foreclosures, work-outs and related bankruptcy issues, defense of title insurance claims, real property litigation, probate litigation and trust litigation, landlord tenant litigation, collections, Americans with Disabilities Act litigation, contract negotiation, litigation and dispute resolution. LeVine earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. She is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Manatee and AV Rated in Martindale-Hubbell.
Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. As one of the largest law firms in Manatee and Sarasota Counties with 21 attorneys, it serves a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout the firm’s nearly 90 year history, it has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout Southwest Florida and beyond. For more information, please visit www.blalockwalters.com.