The Mineo Salcedo Law Firm, PA is a proud sponsor of the FAPIA 2015 Fall Year End Conference. The Partners, Peter J. Mineo and John A. Salcedo will be attending the three-day event in Kissimmee, Florida.
Nathan Teplitsky was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. From a young age, Nathan possessed a unique entrepreneurial spirit and drive, whether he was offering recycling services door to door or selling cellular telephones as a freshman in high school.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona, where he majored in Political Science and minored in Spanish. Aside from his educational endeavors, Nathan was a full time employee at Whole Foods, and quickly earned a reputation for his customer service, attention to detail, and personable character. In his final year at the University of Arizona, Nathan spent a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain and traveled across the European Union. The eclectic experience played a fundamental role in Nathan’s maturation in young adulthood. Upon returning from his semester abroad, Nathan had the unique opportunity to work as a congressional intern for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, where he was provided with an exclusive view into the governmental process. As an intern, Nathan participated first hand in a variety of dedicated efforts and events focused on providing a platform and medium for constituents and Congresswoman Giffords to connect on a very personal and individual level.
Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Mr. McCahill graduated from Nova Law in 2006 and was later admitted to the Florida Bar that same year. Right after law school Mr. McCahill focused his practice on Plaintiff securities litigation where cases ended in multimillion dollar awards. However, due to the financial collapse in 2008, which subsequently resulted in many brokerage firms going out of business, Mr. McCahill switched to insurance defense in 2009 when he was admitted to the New Jersey Bar as well. During his time working in insurance defense, Mr. McCahill litigated a broad range of cases from first party property coverage, to complex construction defect, and wrongful death claims.
Alexander Santana was born and raised in South Florida. Since his formative years, Alexander has been immersed in the diverse culture of South Florida and has thrived as a community member.
Alexander earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Florida International University in 2004 where he majored in both Marketing and Management. Prior to attending law school, Alexander honed his business acumen, while cultivating client relationships, working at SunTrust Bank and then Carnival Cruise Lines. In both, Alexander provided the client with superior service and advantageous results.
Andrea Chirls represents property owners in pursuing claims and seeking justice against insurance companies. She began practicing law shortly after Hurricane Andrew devastated Dade County and represented property owners against many of the insurance companies who refused to pay claims. She represented the insurance companies for several years but has returned to helping property owners fight for what is due. Ms. Chirls’ experience representing insurance companies makes her exceptionally qualified to represent property owners. She knows the companies’ methods and how best to respond.
For ten years, Ms. Chirls primarily represented Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the largest property insurer in Florida. She understands their goals and objectives extremely well. Over the years, Ms. Chirls has also represented Florida Peninsula, Southern Oak, Universal Property & Casualty, Cypress Property, Travelers, St. Paul, National Indemnity, Geovera, and other insurance companies both for property insurance and liability claims. She also worked in-house with Kemper Insurance, which gives her a unique understanding of the inner operations of a large insurance company.
Ms. Chirls came to South Florida more than 30 years ago and attended the University of Miami. She graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She decided to make South Florida her home and continued at the University of Miami, graduating from the School of Law with honors in 1992. She is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also a Circuit Mediator, Certified by the Florida Supreme Court. This makes her skilled at negotiating with different types of people and obtaining the best from them.
Ms. Chirls has spent all 23 years of her law practice in Civil Litigation. She has traveled throughout the State and practiced in almost every County. She has experience in different fields of law from insurance to medical malpractice to consumer debt. This, too, makes her skilled at negotiating with her opponents and presenting compelling arguments to the courts.