Tampa, Fla., Jan. 14, 2014 – Trenam Kemker is pleased to announce that St. Petersburg-based attorney Claudette Fornuto was named to the board of trustees of American Stage, a professional regional equity theatre in St. Petersburg. In addition, Tampa-based attorney, Chris Brown, was appointed to the board of directors of Stageworks in Tampa. Both Brown and Fornuto joined Trenam Kemker in October 2013 and practice in the firm’s Commercial Litigation group.
“Claudette and Chris’s work with these great organizations reflects our firm’s continued commitment to support the nonprofit organizations vital to our community,” said J. Eric (“Tate”) Taylor, chair of the Executive Board of Trenam Kemker. “We are proud of the time and effort our attorneys dedicate to assist these local programs in obtaining the resources necessary to make our community a better place.”
Fornuto earned her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and her law degree from Stetson University College of Law.
Before attending law school, Brown served as a military policeman in the United States Army. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa and his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Founded in 1970, Trenam Kemker ranks among the largest law firms in Florida, with offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg. Trenam Kemker works regionally with clients in the following practice areas: bankruptcy, creditors’ rights & insolvency, business transactions, commercial litigation, construction law and government contracting, employment law, health care, employee benefits, private client services and real estate transactions and lending. The firm is committed to the service of its clients, the community and the improvement of the legal profession. For more information, visit Trenam Kemker online at www.trenam.com.