Leadership

Legal League 100 Advisory Council

The Advisory Council strategizes growth opportunities, facilitates education, and enhances strategic relationships in the industry on behalf of the Legal League. Advisory Council Members are responsible for aiding the Chair, Vice Chair, Executive Director, and Ex-Officio of the Legal League 100 in developing new strategies for progress in the areas of legislative actions, education, compliance, advocacy, and/or marketing.


Roy Diaz
SHD Legal Group P.A.
Legal League 100 Chair

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Roy Diaz is the shareholder of SHD Legal Group P.A. in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Roy has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate, litigation and bankruptcy. He has represented lenders, servicers of both conventional and GSE loans, private investors and real estate developers throughout his career with an emphasis on the mortgage servicing industry for over 20 years. He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest peer rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.

Stephen Hladik
Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP
Legal League 100 Vice Chair

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Stephen M. Hladik brings a broad range of experience to his foreclosure, bankruptcy, and UDAAP practice at Hladik Onorato & Federman LLP (HOF). Hladik obtained his law degree from Widener University with honors, where he served as Internal Managing Editor of the Law Review. He gained significant expertise in lending law enforcement, handling UDAP, FDCPA, RESPA, and TILA cases in his role as Deputy Attorney General in charge of the Harrisburg office of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Advisory Council Members

Jane Bond, McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC
Ryan Bourgeois, BDF Law Group
Caren Castle, The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation
Daniel Chilton, Robertson, Anschutz and Schneid, PL
Ed Delgado, Ex Officio, Five Star Global
Chad Neel, McCarthy & Holthus LLP
Neil Sherman, Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C.
Tony Van Ness, Van Ness Law Firm, PLC

Special Initiatives Working Group

In order to respond to a shift in the industry which requires law firms to operate at a more efficient level, the Legal League 100 has created the Special Initiative Working Group (SIWG). The SIWG is comprised of senior representation from member firms and executive level associate members with a focus on the strategic objectives of concern to financial services legal professionals as directed by the Legal League 100 Advisory Council, Executive Director.

Ryan Bourgeois, BDF Law Group
Rose Marie Brook, Fabrizio & Brook, P.C.
Jim DeLoach, Mccalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC
Michelle Gilbert, Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A.
Stephen Hladik, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP
Anthony Pitnell, Gross Polowy, LLC
January Taylor, McMichael Taylor Gray, LLC
Marissa Yaker, Padgett Law Group