Orlando partners Eric Reed and Brett Renton were formally sworn in as leadership members at the Orange County Bar Association’s (OCBA) 2019-2020 ‘Installation of Officers and Awards Luncheon,’ on May 23, 2019. The swearing-in was performed by the Honorable Frederick J. Lauten, Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, with remarks from the past and present OCBA Presidents.
Brett Renton was sworn in as a Board Member of the OCBA Foundation, with a term running from June 1, 2019 through May, 31, 2022. The Orange County Bar Association Foundation, Inc. focuses on community education. From the consequences of one’s actions, to how the judicial system works, to supporting the local schools, to mentoring, the Foundation helps citizens gain a better understanding of the judicial system. As a member of the OCBA Foundation’s Board, Brett will also be involved in the educational activities that are organized throughout the year, including mock trials, training symposiums for teachers, Law Week, and affiliate events.
Eric Reed was elected by his peers for a one-year term as the 2019-2020 OCBA Treasurer, with a term running from June 1, 2019 through May, 31, 2020. As an officer of the Executive Council, he will participate in OCBA’s membership and community outreach initiatives throughout his appointment. Eric’s election as Treasurer also made him an appointed Board Member of the OCBA Foundation, which he was sworn into concurrently. Eric is well equipped to serve as an Officer of the Executive Council, having just completed his term for his appointment as Secretary of OCBA.
About Eric C. Reed
Eric C. Reed is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Eric combines his trial experience and communications skills in disputes involving commercial litigation, construction litigation, commercial landlord/tenant litigation, commercial and consumer collections and replevins, mortgage and lien foreclosures, and general lender representation. Eric helps represent banks, creditors, timeshare companies and other companies in financially-related cases. He also represents plaintiffs or defendants in disputes involving the automotive industry.
About Brett R. Renton
Brett R. Renton is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Brett is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney and has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers in business litigation. He represents individuals, companies, corporations, banks and government entities in business litigation, landlord-tenant litigation, government law and construction law.