19Nov 2019

Lanna-Servick,-Carleen-Menist,-Linda-Downs,-J.-Jeffrey-Rice-(right-to-left)-2011For the 13th year, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. offices will collect toys to be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Toys will be collected until Dec. 15 when they will be picked up and distributed by Toys for Tots to approved local social welfare agencies, church groups and other organizations.

“Supporting organizations within our community is within the core of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. and Toys for Tots is an exemplary example of an organization,” said Managing Partner Chris Smith. “It’s our privilege to be a part of the community, so we feel it’s important to give back.”

During 2018, 10,960 children were supported with 38,090 toys distributed by Toys for Tots in Lee County. In Naples, 28,425 toys were distributed, supporting 5,338 children.

The public is invited to bring new, unwrapped toys for newborn children to age 12 to any of the six Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz offices. In addition, members of the firm also donate toys for the drive.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz locations accepting Toys for Tots donations include:

  • Fort Myers – Downtown: 1515 Broadway St., 239-334-1146
  • Fort Myers – McGregor: 2300 McGregor Blvd., 239-332-9437
  • Cape Coral – 461 Del Prado Blvd., 239-574-5575
  • Naples – 2590 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Suite 105, 239-514-0924
  • Lehigh Acres – 4802 Lee Blvd., 239-368-6101
  • Port Charlotte – 2852 Tamiami Trail, Ste. 1, 941-624-2393

If it’s not convenient to shop for toys, monetary donations are accepted at www.toysfortots.org.

About Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., has offered a full complement of professional legal services to Southwest Florida clients since 1962. The firm’s experienced attorneys are board certified by the Florida Bar, and their areas of practice include personal injury and accidents, fall and premises liability, wrongful death, motorcycle and truck accidents, medical malpractice, real estate, commercial litigation, construction law, wills, and estate planning and administration. With offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte, attorneys can be reached by calling 239-500-HURT.

19Nov 2019

Adrea SmithIn October, Southwest Florida Business Observer’s annual 40 Under 40 issue recognized area entrepreneurs, executives and community leaders selected from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Tampa Bay, Lakeland, Sarasota and Manatee. The area business magazine has selected 40 up-and-coming stars from nominations since 2014. In her profile in the magazine, partner Andrea Pleimling Smith said the best business lesson she’s ever learned was “the importance of client satisfaction — even with all the advertising we do, most of our clients come to us through referrals.”



08Oct 2019

Eve-KosciuszkoDistinguished Ave Maria School of Law graduate Eve Kosciuszko has joined the law firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. Her practice will focus on general civil litigation, commercial litigation, estate planning and probate.

Kosciuszko was admitted to the Florida Bar after graduating magna cum laude from Ave Maria School of Law in May 2019, ranking fourth in her class. She earned the Book Awards for highest grade in her class for Commercial Law, Healthcare Law, and Research, Writing & Advocacy. As a Moot Court Board member, Kosciuszko won best oralist of the St. Thomas More Oral Advocacy Competition and the Robert H. Bork Appellate Team Competition and Best Brief. She received the Saint Francis Cabrini Award for excellence in clinical programs for her work in the Ave Maria Law School’s Estate Planning Clinic. She was associate editor on the Ave Maria Law Review, secretary of the Ave Chapter Federalist Society, Dean’s Delegate and the student commencement speaker.

Kosciuszko is a board member of the Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association and was a judicial intern clerk to the U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell and to the U.S. Magistrate Judge Mac R. McCoy.

Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Kosciuszko moved to Southwest Florida in 2005. She graduated summa cum laude from Hodges University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing and worked for eight years in the senior aging and health care industry.

“As an award-winning second career law student, Eve brings proven speaking ability and courtroom exposure,” said Christopher Smith, partner. “Her well-rounded experience working in the senior aging and health care industry makes her especially knowledgeable about senior issues.”

30Aug 2019

Gulfshore Business magazine’s Best of Business readers’ poll is in its seventh year of honoring Southwest Florida’s top firms. More than 6,000 unique votes were cast through a polling service that required a name and email address to allow only one vote per person.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz was named Best Small Law Firm, with this description: Since 1962, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz attorneys have provided representation to a wide variety of both commercial and private clients. Offices are located in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.

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