August 28, 2018 – Frank J. “Sandy” Rief III Appointed to Henry B. Plant Museum Board of Trustees

Mayor Bob Buckhorn has appointed Frank J. “Sandy” Rief III to the Henry B. Plant Museum Board of Trustees.  The Board of Trustees is comprised of a diverse group of community leaders who are appointed by the Mayor of Tampa. The Board, along with Museum staff, have made the Henry B. Plant Museum an accredited, award-winning Museum that proudly serves the cultural community of Tampa Bay and visitors from around the world.

Best Lawyers®

August 15, 2018 – Seven Allen Dell Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

The Best Lawyers In America© recently announced their 2019 Best Lawyers®.  The following Allen Dell attorneys have been named as recipients of this outstanding recognition in the following areas of law:

Donna L. Longhouse      Trusts & Estates

Miriam E. Mason         Family Law

Marian P. McCulloch     Family Law

Robert L. Olsen

Robert L. Olsen    Commercial Litigation

Frank J. “Sandy” Rief, III Non-Profit/Charities Law & Trusts and Estates

Amy D. Singer

Amy D. Singer       Collaborative Law: Family Law & Family Law Mediation

Philip S. Wartenberg    Family Law









Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The Allen Dell law firm, with 14 practicing attorneys, provides representation in over 20 areas of the law and serves the Tampa Bay area as well as clients throughout Florida.  For more information, go to

August 3, 2018 – Marian McCulloch, Co-Organizer with the Athena Society, Addresses Changing Climate with Regional Women’s Coalition

Marian McCulloch, co-organizer with the Athena Society, and Betty Castor, Athena Society president, presented a check for $1,500 to the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida as a donation to support the work of the Climate Council, a facilitated network of climate professionals that will advance regional understanding of climate change and support for planning and projects through education and information sharing.

An all-woman lineup of local science professionals delivered a fast-paced immersion in the economic, environmental and public health consequences of climate change for a group of sixty prominent women leaders from Tampa on Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota.

The special program was coordinated by the Climate Council of Sarasota- Manatee, a program of the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida, at the request of the Athena Society, a Tampa organization that supports equality in education and career advancement for women.

The society’s president is Betty Castor, a former state legislator, Florida Commissioner of Education, and president of the University of South Florida. The speakers and panel discussion focused on the impacts of climate change on the food supply and human health as well as solutions that individuals, communities and industries can implement.

Event co-organizer and Athena Society member Penny Parks said of the workshop, “They rocked it out of the park! I can’t tell you how many people told us how incredible the event was! The best ever we were told.”  It was a “very welcome invitation” to reach an influential network of community leaders, said Jennifer Shafer, co-executive director of the Science and Environment Council.