Law Firm’s New Ownership Shatters Florida Legal Glass Ceiling

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: glass ceiling HOUSING mortgage tromberg Home / Daily Dose / Law Firm’s New Ownership Shatters Florida Legal Glass Ceiling Related Articles Law Firm’s New Ownership Shatters Florida Legal Glass Ceiling in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, News One of Florida’s well-established creditor foreclosure, litigation, and bankruptcy law firms has shattered the glass ceiling if woman-owned law firms.Andrea Tromberg, Esq. has acquired Gladstone Law Group, the firm at which she has served as managing partner since 2011. Now branded Tromberg Law Group, the firm is 100 percent woman-owned.This ownership change and renaming of the firm to Tromberg Law Group is breaking new ground in the Florida legal community. Tromberg Law Group is now one of the largest woman-owned creditor firms in Florida serving the U.S. and Puerto Rico.“I don’t view myself as any kind of pioneer, Tromberg said. “I have worked for some of the largest servicers and investors in the industry, and I am looking forward to continuing a leadership role in our field. I believe it is the best firms with the best attorneys that ultimately succeed. That’s what we already have at Tromberg Law Group. But if I can help pave the way just a little bit, I am proud to be a part of it.”Tromberg has faced adversity throughout her career, she understands her success wouldn’t be without a strong team to support her.Tromberg said she is proud of the team she has built—which includes highly-skilled and diverse professionals. “A good leader knows that she cannot do it alone,” added Tromberg. “A dedicated and talented group is essential to success.”In 2010, Tromberg joined Gladstone Law Group and during her tenure, she was instrumental in creating a strong litigation department and appellate division. Meanwhile, she improved processes and built a strong legal team.With her leadership, her firm became a major participant in leading appellate cases that are now landmark decisions in Florida concerning the statute of limitations, lien priority and standing in foreclosure cases.In addition, Tromberg serves on the Board of Directors for the American Legal and Financial Network (ALFN). She has served on numerous committees and is a current member of the leadership committee for Women in Legal Leadership (WILL).Tromberg has been engaged as a speaker at various events including ALFN, NARCA, Five Star and other groups to discuss hot topics in the industry such as the statute of limitation, proposed bills in Congress, ethics, FDCPA claims and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).center_img Share Save glass ceiling HOUSING mortgage tromberg 2017-11-19 Nicole Casperson Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 19, 2017 1,685 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: What the HUD Cash Infusion Means for Underinsured Texans Next: Meritage, Operation Homefront Present Veteran Mortgage-Free Home Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

UFC bantamweight division: Deep, talented and headed toward delays

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAt the end of the day, the UFC is going to book things how they see fit and fighters are going to have to figure out the what decisions are best for their careers.Of course, all of this could be solved if the promotion just had champions defend against deserving contenders within their own division and didn’t constantly chase the biggest fight possible at every turn. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearHenry Cejudo knocking out TJ Dillashaw in their flyweight championship fight two weeks ago at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York was the worst possible outcome for the members of the 135-pound ranks.While the victory will likely produce another “Champion vs. Champion” clash for the UFC to promote and would afford the Olympic gold medalist the opportunity to become the fourth “Double Champ” in the company’s history, a rematch between the two would also bring the championship chase in the bantamweight division to a grinding halt and recent history has shown everyone what happens to a division when the chance to challenge for the title is taken off the table.The middleweight ranks were brimming with established names and intriguing matchups heading into 2017, with five men — Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero, Chris Weidman, Ronaldo Souza, and Gegard Mousasi — chasing down champion Michael Bisping, with rising stars Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum working their way up the rankings.But with “The Count” waiting on a superfight with Georges St-Pierre, the robust collection of talent assembled within the 185-pound weight class started to cannibalize itself and by the time 2018 rolled around, the landscape looked entirely different.Bisping was on a two-fight losing streak and would ultimately announce his retirement, while St-Pierre relinquished the middleweight strap 33 days after winning it and hasn’t fought since.Whittaker, who claimed interim gold in an instant classic against Romero at UFC 213, was promoted to undisputed champion, with Rockhold set to challenge for the title in the early part of the year after getting the better of David Branch in his first bout since losing the title to Bisping at UFC 199.Romero and Souza were both coming off losses and were another year older, while Weidman was sidelined with a thumb injury after ending his losing streak the previous summer. After losing to Weidman in July, Gastelum rebounded by knocking out Bisping in half a round four months later, propelling himself into the title conversation despite it being his first official win in over a year.With the top of the division stalled, the rest of the ranks begin to back up as well, with quality wins that should move fighters forward only keeping them in place, leading to less impactful victories and unnecessary losses throughout the ranks.The same thing happened at both lightweight and featherweight when Conor McGregor spent his first year as champion in each weight class not defending his title. And while both divisions are emerging from those extended murky periods and have the depth to deal with contenders and upstarts getting knocked off with limited returns, no one would argue that the divisions are better off for having endured lengthy stretches where the title was effectively out of circulation.What makes the current potential detours and delays at the top of the bantamweight division even worse is that there are matchups in place over the next several months designed to establish a pecking order and push the division forward, but now they’re going forward to uncertainty.This weekend’s main event between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes is an outstanding fight — a rematch of an ultra-close contest between the top two contenders in the division right now. But with Cejudo likely being ushered into a title shot on the basis of his recent destruction of Dillashaw at flyweight, what exactly are the two Brazilian contenders competing for this weekend?Being declared the No. 1 contender doesn’t really mean anything these days and usually comes down to a choice between an extended layoff or taking another fight in order to maintain your place in line.Saddling one of them with a loss is fine if it means the other goes forward to fight for the title, but if the result of securing a victory on Saturday in Fortaleza is a fight with another contender in the spring, that just isn’t good enough — not for the athletes and not for the fans who want to see these divisions continually moving forward and belts being defended against deserving challengers.And it trickles down from there.The upcoming bout between Jimmie Rivera and Aljamain Sterling takes on less significance and doesn’t move the victor as far forward as it should because they can only move so far ahead when things are stalled.How far everyone can climb becomes limited because you eventually run into the next guy in front of you who is dealing with the same delays and what ends up happening is exactly what transpired at middleweight, lightweight and featherweight — everyone ends up fighting each other and a pool of four or five potential contenders gets whittled down to one, two if you’re lucky.Even when that one fighter continues winning and captures gold, as was the case with both Whittaker and Max Holloway, they arrive at the top of the division having already faced and beaten many of the top contenders and are short on challengers because everyone else has been forced to keep active as well.Where it really stings, though, is with the up-and-coming set — the young fighters and promotional newcomers who have started making their way up the divisional ladder like Cory Sandhagen, Petr Yan and Alejandro Perez.The congestion at the top of the division caps how far they could climb or at the very least extends the road to contention. Rather than needing four, five or even six consecutive victories to enter the title picture or land a No. 1 contender bout, they often end up requiring one or two more in order to get there.In Holloway’s case, the reigning featherweight champion needed to win nine straight before getting an interim title shot and that only came as a result of 1) UFC 206 needing a title fight and 2) McGregor winning the lightweight title.“Blessed” had to rattle off 10 straight wins before fighting for the undisputed title, while lightweight contender Tony Ferguson is at 11 and counting with nothing, but a very brief interim title run to show for his efforts, although injuries have played a major factor in extending his road to the title as well.While none of those three bantamweights are on the cusp of contention just yet, Sandhagen and Yan are starting to get close, as the former has won three straight, all by stoppage, and the latter looks to extend his UFC winning streak to four with a matchup against John Dodson at the end of February in Prague.A win there should put the talented Russian in that group a win away from challenging for gold. But with the forecasted congestion on the horizon, that collective will largely remain unchanged, leaving no room for Yan to enter the mix.At best, he fights another member of the group, but then it’s another case of knocking off a potential contender when it’s not really necessary. Heading into this year, the UFC bantamweight division was poised to be the breakout weight class in the promotion — a deep collection of talented contenders, established veterans and emerging talents helmed by a reigning champion who had cemented himself as ruler with back-to-back emphatic knockout wins.But as the first month of 2019 comes to a close, the division is headed toward serious delays that have the potential to stifle the growth of the weight class and ravage a robust group of contenders and prospects.last_img read more