At the law offices of DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A., we are proud to have maintained a continuous presence in our community of Seminole, Florida, since Dennis R. DeLoach Jr. founded our firm in 1976. Our attorneys and staff are very involved in our community and support several worthwhile groups in Seminole and Pinellas Counties.
Wills for Warriors
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
On Tuesday, February 21 attorneys Rep DeLoach and Christine O’Neil volunteered for the “Wills for Warriors” Program, an annual event hosted by The Center for Excellence in Elder Law at Stetson University College of Law. This important program is in its 5th year and offers free simple estate planning documents, including a will, living will, and health care surrogate, to low-income elderly veterans and their spouses. This not only serves as a valuable service and a thank you to our veterans, but also allows Stetson Law students to have real client interactions, work on real legal documents, and become exposed to the estate planning process. The program also allows Rep and Christine to work with and mentor a law student, as well as complete some Pro Bono work towards Stetson’s aspirational goals as set by The Florida Bar. To learn more about this program, please call Stetson at 727-562-7577.
New Law Scholarship for Local Alma Maters
Deadline: January 17, 2017
Do you know a high school senior at either Seminole High School or Largo High School with a career goal of becoming an attorney? If so, please encourage them to apply for the newly created “DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. Law Scholarship” through the Pinellas Education Foundation. The deadline is January 17. Attorney Rep DeLoach graduated from Seminole High in 1992, and Joe Murphy graduated from Largo High in 2003. In support of their local alma maters and aspiring attorneys, the firm is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship at each school. The firm understands earning a college education can be a significant financial burden for a student and his or her family as many of our attorneys worked their way through school. For all questions, including application deadlines and criteria, please contact the Pinellas Education Foundation at 727-588-4816 ext. 2112 or visit pinellaseducation.org or visit our scholarship page.
Pinellas Park 44th Annual Christmas Parade
December 7 , 2016
On Saturday, December 7, members of the DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. staff enjoyed watching the Pinellas Park 44th Annual Christmas Parade from our newly added office location at 5010 Park Boulevard! The staff had just as much fun as their kids trying to catch beads and cheering on the procession. Congratulations to the Seminole High School Warhawk Marching Band for taking first place in the high school band category! It was an impressive showcase of our recently adopted community. We are so excited to be in Pinellas Park and to be able to better assist any clients who live in that area.
Where the Present Remembers the Past
September 28, 2016
On September 28, Founding Partner Dennis R. DeLoach Jr. gave an insightful presentation to the Seminole Historical Society, community leaders, and citizens on the background of the founding of the City of Seminole in 1970. Dennis was instrumental in the establishment of the City and served as its first co-attorney. He referenced some of the initial ordinances of the City from a copy of the first minutes provided by Mayor Leslie Waters. It was standing room only in the new museum, and there were many questions about the early days. Several longtime residents shared their personal memories. Fellow City founders Dr. Ed Lurie and Nevis Herrington also contributed stories about the roles they played and their historical perspectives. The Seminole Historical Society was founded to highlight historical artifacts, documents, articles and buildings in Seminole.
Happy Hour for a Cause
September 21, 2016
Attorney Rep DeLoach’s estate planning and elder law team partnered with FirstLight HomeCare of Pinellas County for an event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter at Barley Mow Brewing on September 21. Proceeds from select beverages were donated to this meaningful cause and several clients, friends, and staff came out in support. The mission of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. FirstLight HomeCare provides seniors and the chronically ill with peace of mind by allowing them to remain independent and safe in the comfort of home. To keep informed of future D&H events, please like us on Facebook!
Your Greatest Plan
Friday, April 15, 2016
Estate Planning and Board Certified Elder Law attorney "Rep" DeLoach was a guest speaker and sponsor of Your Greatest Plan, annual community decision-making workshop hosted by Empath Choices for Care, a nonprofit organization that helps families create, communicate, and honor future medical care wishes. Rep spoke about the importance of estate planning and ensuring your wishes are followed. This free event is designed to help individuals navigate both end-of-life healthcare and personal finance choices. Rep is also an Executive Board member of Empath Choices for Care and has served on the board for four years.
DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. Gets Dialed in at the MFA
Friday, April 1, 2016
DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. was the lead sponsor of “DIAL IN: The Contemporaries Celebrate Christian Marclay” reception at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (MFA) on April 1. Marclay is a world-renowned visual artist and composer and proceeds from the event supported the acquisition of a video artwork for the Museum’s contemporary art collection. The Contemporaries is a Museum support group which seeks to build engagement among contemporary art enthusiasts with the MFA’s diverse programming. DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. 's Director of Marketing Simone DeLoach is current President of the Contemporaries, and she founded the group as a Museum intern in 2001.
23rd Annual Seminole Stampede
Saturday, March 19, 2016
There was a great turnout for the 23rd Annual Seminole Stampede presented by the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce in beautiful Walsingham Park. The event included a 5k race followed by a 1-mile fun run. We are so proud of our DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. 5k race winners! All three pictured placed in their age category (left to right): Attorney "Rep" DeLoach, 2nd Place; Personal Injury Paralegal Suzanne Sanchez, 2nd Place; and Lindsay Murphy (wife of Attorney Joe Murphy), 1st Place. Congratulations to all the walkers and runners for participating in this “long-running” Seminole event!
A portion of the Stampede's proceeds will benefit the Fisher House at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. The Fisher House is a "Home Away From Home" for families of Veterans receiving medical care at the VA Hospital. DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. and Seminole Title Company were proud to be the Title Sponsors of the Stampede. Other lead community sponsors included Chick-fil-A (of Seminole Plaza) and Allen Sports Center.
City of Seminole Pow Wow Parade
Saturday, March 12, 2016
It was certainly a beautiful day for a City of Seminole Pow Wow Parade! On Saturday, March 12, staff and family members from DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. and Seminole Title Company came out in support of Seminole's oldest and largest celebration. Special thanks to April Ellison for organizing and leading this event for the staff. Pictured left to right: Kim Hofstra, Tammi Hagedorn, Angie Freeman, Pattie Robinson, Sandra Turner, Emiline Mosher, David Ver Woert, Simone & "Rep" DeLoach, Joe Murphy, Gloria Centonze, and April Ellison.
Legacy of Leadership
January 14, 2016
Congratulations to attorney Joseph M. Murphy for joining the Greater Seminole Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. On January 14, Fire Chief Heather Burford did the honors of installing the new Board for 2016 at a lovely luncheon hosted by the Chamber. We are very proud of Joe and his commitment to civic engagement on behalf of our firm. Joe has accepted the offer to serve as Secretary for the Executive Board. DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. has a long legacy of involvement with the Chamber: Dennis R. DeLoach Jr., 1993 Mr. Seminole, Peter Hofstra, 2010 Mr. Seminole Jr., Paul Cavonis, Director and Past-President (2003-04); and "Rep" DeLoach, Director (2005-09). Dennis first joined the Seminole Chamber over fifty years ago in 1965.
Indian Rocks Christian School: Projects and People
DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. is a proud sponsor of Indian Rocks Christian School (IRCS), a preschool through 12th grade, private Christian school located in Largo. Sponsorships such as ours help enhance the school ministry by providing for projects and people. The projects component is geared towards enhancing programs by providing equipment and materials or to make technology advancements and physical plant improvements. The people element helps achieve their purpose in the community of making a Christian Education accessible for families who desire a quality environment for their child. Proud IRCS parents Paul and Julie Cavonis are pictured with Katherine (8th grade) and Emily (11th grade). Their talented son Michael (not pictured) is a 2014 graduate and still holds three unbroken track records in the 400m, 4x100m relay and 4x100m.
19th Annual Music in the Park
Friday, October 9, 2015
DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. has been supporting Music in the Park since its inception 19 years ago. The firm enjoys being a part of such a great community and this music series is just one of the many reasons why Seminole is a premier place to live, work, and play. This free music series runs for six consecutive Fridays with entertainment from around the Tampa Bay area. This event was presented by the City of Seminole Recreation Division.
Kids Appreciation Day/Back to School Splash
Saturday, August 15, 2015
More than 300 kids attended the Kids Appreciation Day/Back to School Splash on Saturday, August 15 at the Seminole Recreation Center. DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. and Seminole Title Company were proud sponsors of this free event which included free swimming at the Family Aquatic Center, food, games, bounce inflatables, craft tables and prize giveaways donated by sponsors throughout the Seminole community. Kids Appreciation Day “has history in this community,” said Dr. Stephen Nickse, chair of the organizing committee, “and I’ve always challenged people to find another event for children that’s been going on for 36 years.” This event was presented by the City of Seminole and Greater Seminole Chamber of Commerce.
Happy 100th Birthday Seminole Elementary
Saturday, May 2, 2015
DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. was proud to be a sponsor of the Seminole Elementary School's Centennial Celebration on Saturday, May 2. Proceeds benefited much needed technology and technological supplies for students. The name Seminole Elementary was established by Capt. A.A. Archer in 1890.Seminole Elementary was built on its current site in 1914. The brick building in the northeast corner of the campus is one of the original buildings.
City of Seminole Festival and Pow Wow Parade
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Staff and family members from DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. and Seminole Title Company came out in great numbers to support the City of Seminole Pow Wow Parade on Saturday, March 14. Special thanks to: Gloria Centonze, Jean Comi & family, April & Hannah Ellison, Vern Fredrick, Thomas Kelley, Emiline Mosher, Joe & Lindsay Murphy, Pattie Robinson, Tammy Tolsma & family, and Sue & Sarah Traczyk. As you may know, The Pow Wow Festival and Parade is Seminole's oldest & largest event celebrating Seminole residents and visitors.
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