McGlinchey News Release
Experienced Litigator Kimberly “Kim” Held Israel Joins McGlinchey Stafford in JacksonvilleRead Time: 1 min
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that Kimberly “Kim” Held Israel has joined the firm’s Jacksonville, Fla. office as Of Counsel.
An accomplished litigator with more than 20 years of litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts, Israel will practice within McGlinchey Stafford’s Commercial Litigation team. She was formerly an owner of Jacksonville-based Held & Israel, where she had practiced law since 2004.
“We are honored to welcome such an esteemed litigator as Kim to our Commercial Litigation team,” said Mark New, head of the firm’s Jacksonville office and Florida operations. “She is well-known in the Jacksonville legal and business communities for her commitment to clients and the success of their businesses. Kim’s ability to provide counsel on a vast range of business issues is a valuable resource we’re excited to offer our clients in Florida,” New added.
Israel represents businesses in a wide variety of litigation and non-litigation counseling matters. Her practice includes general civil and commercial matters; contract review, interpretation, negotiation, and disputes; business disputes and litigation; creditors’ rights and bankruptcy; financial services litigation; commercial collections, representing both debtors and creditors; commercial foreclosure litigation; landlord-tenant law (commercial and residential); domestication and collection of out-of-state judgments; asset protection; and construction liens. Additionally, she has served as a Court-appointed Receiver in the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Duval County, Florida.
An active member of the Jacksonville business and legal communities, Israel is the former President and board member of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
Since opening its first office in Florida five years ago, McGlinchey Stafford has steadily grown to 32 attorneys in the state, with 20 attorneys in its Fort Lauderdale office and 12 attorneys in its Jacksonville office.