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.
November 9, 2023
DHC recently participated in the seminar Caregiving 360: Seeing the Condition From Everyone’s Point of View hosted at The Plaza at The Palms of Largo campus. Renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow delivered a captivating presentation to caregivers, professionals, and senior advocates. Our firm aligns with Teepa’s mission to raise awareness about dementia and strategies to better support individuals living with cognitive decline. With a focus on enhancing quality of life and fostering positive relationships, Teepa aims to build a supportive global community through events such as these. Attorney Rep DeLoach is board certified in elder law and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, and elder care navigator Gloria Centonze is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Clear the Shelters
August 26, 2023
DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. proudly supported SPCA Tampa Bay’s “Clear the Shelters” event on August 26. With our donation, along with other community sponsors, an impressive 122 fee-waived adoptions took place, creating forever homes for 57 cats, 38 dogs, 14 guinea pigs, 8 rabbits, and 4 pigs. This unprecedented turnout is a testament to our collective commitment to animal welfare. This event marked a historic milestone for SPCA Tampa Bay, as it saw the highest number of adoptions ever achieved during Clear the Shelters. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to every fortunate pet and their new families. Beyond the numbers, this occasion provided an opportunity for their dedicated staff and volunteers to pause, take a breath, and rejoice in the arrival of autumn, signaling the end of the sweltering summer months. It was truly a celebration of compassion and community.
32nd Annual Pet Walk
April 15, 2023
Heartfelt thanks to the DHC/STC Legal Beagle donors who helped make this year’s Pet Walk a success! Attorney Rep DeLoach had the tough job of judging the cutest costumes for the Pet Costume Contest. “Pupcorn” took this year’s prize for their creative theme. With DHC/STC as a Bronze Sponsor, this year’s event raised over $171,000. The Legal Beagles contributed over $2,000 and were the 12th-highest fundraising team out of 65. As appreciation gifts, Legal Beagle donors received our new “Legal Beagles” cowboy koozie and sticker. The much-needed funds raised help to rescue and rehabilitate homeless and suffering animals in our community. Join the Legal Beagles and receive a pet bandana and invitations to future pet-friendly events by visiting TheLegalBeagles.com or call 727-308-5441.
18th Annual Festivals of Speed
January 22, 2023
We had a “revving good time” at the 18th Annual Festivals of Speed presented by Bert Smith Porsche on January 22 in beautiful Vinoy Park. This luxury car show was also supporting St. Petersburg’s own Friends of Strays Animal Shelter. Thanks to everyone who came by our booth to say hello, check out the cars, and enter to win great prizes. Injury law and board certified civil trial attorney Paul Cavonis shared his crowd-pleasing 2019 Ford GT (Gulf Heritage Edition) and 2006 Ford GT. Our Hot Wheels cars giveaway was a big hit with car enthusiasts of all ages. Please visit HelpForTheHurtMotorsports.com for event photos, upcoming events, free driver safety information, and much more.
Health & Wealth Expo: The State of Aging in Florida
September 20, 2022
Estate planning and board certified elder law attorney Rep DeLoach was recently an expert panelist at the annual Health & Wealth Expo presented by the St. Petersburg College’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions (ISPS) in partnership with the Seminole Chamber of Commerce. Rep joined a panel of experts who addressed current public policy, legal issues, benefits, insurance, and financial topics. Businesses and non-profits shared resources and information throughout the program. Open to the public, DHC sponsored this free event for the benefit of our community.
Welcome to the Wild West
March 18, 2022
Giddy up, little doggies! The DHC/STC Legal Beagles brought home our first trophy this year from the 2022 Pinellas Park Firefighters Chili Blaze! Our western theme won 2nd place in the Best Decor category. We had a photo station with a wanted sign for little outlaws, saloon props, and chili crew gussied up in cowboy boots. We had a blazin’ good time serving up probate assistant April Ellison’s award-winning beef and pork chili. Our posse of Simone DeLoach, Angela Durham, April Ellison, Ashleigh Fisichella, Margaux Herodet, Alexa Kunzig, Emily Poole, Pattie Robinson, Sharon Touchton, and co-captains Joe Murphy and Kathy Carpenter served nearly 600 bowls of April’s chili! DHC was a lead sponsor of the event, which benefited the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Tampa Bay. These funds help those suffering from Muscular Dystrophy by providing medical equipment, treatments, and a summer camp for children. See the January–March 2021 issue of the Navigator for April’s recipe.
Operation Cold Noses
December 6, 2022
Seminole City Center CaCorvette v All Makes and Models
September 11, 2021
Hats on to The Arts
May 13, 2021
The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Collectors Circle hosted a fun-filled cocktail party at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in celebration of the arts on Thursday, May 13. This sold-out event had a wide assortment of wonderful hats—some hats were created by the guests themselves or were commissioned by local artists. Congratulations to Attorney Rep DeLoach for winning the “Most Creative” hat category with his work of (metal) art by Frank Strunk III, entitled “Flight” (2004). The mechanical bird on the metal lampshade actually flaps its wings to signify flight! Director of Marketing Simone DeLoach recently joined the Board of Directors of the Collectors Circle and Co-Chaired the event with fellow board member and estate planning client, Keith Bucklew. This “friend-raiser” raised over $11,000 toward the Collectors Circle mission to enhance and preserve the permanent collection of the MFA through the acquisition, restoration and conservation of art. To learn more, visit mfastpete.org.
SPCA Pet Walk
April 17, 2021
Thank you Heros Drive Thru
March 25, 2021
April 30, 2020
DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. has registered for the “Billboard Emergency Alert System (BEAS)” program. BEAS is a program for community partners who have agreed to display emergency messages on their LED signage as part of the county’s emergency disaster plan. This helps drivers, pedestrians, and others on the roadways throughout the county see emergency messages such as an approaching storm or evacuation orders.
Delivered with Heart Awards
February 20, 2020
SPC Caregivers Conference
February 22, 2019
Mr/Ms Seminole Awards Banquet Dinner
February 16, 2019
Wills for Warriors
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
On Tuesday, February 21 our attorneys including Rep DeLoach 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 our attorneys 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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