Features Region: Southeast

Anthony Dafonseca  — Best Roofing 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s a precarious undertaking, roofing and reroofing for mostly commercial clientele in South Florida, where strong winds, heavy rains and furnace-blast sun can threaten the integrity of projects that fall short of perfection.  Substandard performance might have plaintiff lawyers filing intents to sue against the contractor, but at least since Anthony Dafonseca’s been overseeing legal […]

Stuart Lurie – Certified Collectibles Group  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In an episode of “Pawn Stars” from Season 6 in 2012, a seller brought in some government of Texas currency he was looking to sell for $650,000. The value was “over the moon,” according to the expert Rick Harrison called upon to evaluate the notes.   The seller thought the expert had no idea what he […]

Stephanie Papoulis – US Eye  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Stephanie Papoulis, US Eye, LLC’s general counsel and chief compliance officer, guides the organization’s legal and compliance endeavors as it delivers top-tier ophthalmology and optometry services across the Southeast. With a focus on utilizing cutting-edge technology and techniques backed by robust clinical research and education, US Eye stands out in its commitment to providing optimal […]

Joel Eliza – CFG 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Joel Eliza, the vice president & general counsel at CFG Partners, is supporting the steering of the company’s success and growth in the consumer finance industry.   CFG Partners operates in Panama, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Dutch Caribbean Islands, specializing in hassle-free unsecured personal loans and ancillary credit insurance products. With over 40 years […]

Christopher Cali – BHG Financial 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

You hear a lot about companies proclaiming how fast they’re growing or how they have become bigger over the course of several years. Often, the numbers don’t quite back up the comments. But when Christopher Cali talks about how much BHG Financial has grown since he joined the organization, he’s right.   “When I came aboard […]

Antonio D. Robinson – Carter’s  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

So many young people wear more than just their hearts on their sleeves. They also want clothing that adheres to their social conscience, and Antonio D. Robinson plays a vital role in making such merchandise available.   He wears many proverbial hats; Robinson is senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief compliance officer at […]

Joshua Marcus – LendingOne  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Sure, an in-house attorney for a lending company needs to know the ins and outs of finance law. But that’s not what excites Joshua Marcus the most about going to work every day as the general counsel for LendingOne.   “It’s the problem solving and balancing the borrower’s desires with protecting the company’s interests,” Marcus tells […]

Luis Machado – TopBuild 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For Luis Machado, safety is his number one concern. And while he isn’t wearing a hard hat or tool belt or driving a work truck, he understands that for TopBuild to continue as one of the construction industry’s leading installers and specialty distributors of insulation and related building products, a safe work environment is crucial.   […]

Greg Spink – FirstKey Homes 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Greg Spink played varsity soccer in high school and club soccer in college. That is pretty normal for an athletic American male who grew up in a sports-loving family. But Spink’s upbringing was anything but normal.    Spink was born with a rare immune system disorder called chronic granulomatous disease that made even the most benign […]

Francine Dupuis – Koozie Group 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In Harper Lee’s iconic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch is portrayed as a principled and courageous lawyer who fights for justice in a deeply segregated and unjust society. Atticus’s unwavering belief in fighting for what is right and his dedication to helping the marginalized inspires many, including lawyers who strive to make a […]


It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.


Summer I 2024



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