Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Silver, a partner in the firm’s Tampa office, has been named to The Poynter Institute Foundation Board.
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, founded in 1975, is a global leader in journalism. It is the world’s leading instructor, innovator, convener, and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens. Poynter champions freedom of expression, civil dialogue, and compelling journalism that helps citizens participate in healthy democracies. It prepares journalists worldwide to hold powerful people accountable and promote honest information in the marketplace of ideas.
The Foundation supports Poynter through formal fundraising efforts. The goal of the Foundation Board, which is comprised of community and media leaders, is to expand Poynter’s reach and influence in improving journalism as an essential tool of our democracy. With his fellow Board members, Michael will work to increase philanthropic support for Poynter. He will donate his time and resources to support the Foundation in its mission to advance philanthropic donations through campaigns, special events, and other advancement programs.
Poynter offers training and events throughout the year in the areas of online and multimedia, leadership and management, reporting, writing, and editing, television and radio, ethics and diversity, journalism education, and visual journalism. Poynter houses both the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact, the largest political fact-checking news organization in the United States, as well as the International Fact-Checking Network, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
About Michael Silver
Michael Silver is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Michael has a broad-based litigation practice that includes business litigation and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as various other forums. He has handled contract disputes; fraud and business tort lawsuits; shareholder and partnership contests; restrictive covenant and non-competition cases; real estate litigation, including commercial foreclosures and lender liability issues; insurance and bad faith claims; and the defense of professional liability and significant personal injury and property damage matters. An experienced litigator, he is consistently recognized by Florida Trend Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America®, and Florida Super Lawyers.