On a cool October afternoon, the law firm of DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. and Seminole Title Company officially opened its new two-story, state-of-the-art office building on the same location of its former office building at 8640 Seminole Boulevard with a ribbon cutting and open house celebration.
While the staff and attorneys have been working in the new building since August, the open house was delayed due to COVID. In an abundance of caution for the safety of its guests, the majority of the open house was held outside and attendance was limited. Outdoor activities included a “passport” to all the practice areas, fun giveaways, red carpet photos with DHC/STC Legal Beagles mascot “Bonnie Beagle”, and a display of attorney Paul Cavonis’ crowd-pleasing performance cars including two Ford GTs and a Kirkham Cobra.
For this special celebration, we curated a playlist of the "smooth sounds of the 70s" in honor of DHC’s founding in 1976 and recent 45th Anniversary (1976-2021). Many of the songs fall into the category "yacht rock" which refers to the soft rock that dominated FM radio airwaves in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Guests included members of the City Council, Seminole Chamber of Commerce, business and community partners, and firm family. Former firm administrator (1983‒2004) and Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller for Pinellas County Ken Burke was an outstanding Master of Ceremonies to this group of nearly 200 attendees. His unique history with the firm, connection with the community, and exceptional talent for telling great stories made this milestone event personal and touching. He shared the history of both companies and their significant impact on the Seminole community through generous support volunteer service and financial support. DHC and STC founder Dennis R. DeLoach Jr. was also one of the founders of the City of Seminole and served as its first co-attorney in 1970.
The ribbon cutting was a culminating celebration of all the clients, staff (both past and present), community supporters, and leadership over the past 46 years. It is the long-time dedication of many legal and title professionals who share a great passion for helping people and a deep commitment to our community–both of which have exemplified our stellar reputation and helped to make this new building a reality. The firm and title company may have a beautiful new building but the beating heart and core values of its people who work here have remained steadfast and committed to serving the Seminole community and beyond.
To read about the event in the Seminole Beacon, click here.
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