Monday, August 20, 2012

Self-help author, investigative journalist, and master life coach, Peter Baksa (, will be at Barnes & Noble in Boca Raton to sign and discuss his book, The Point of Power.

Learn the step-by-step process (Intend, Declare, Detach), that will help you change any life situation into the one you have always desired.

Date:              Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Time:              4:00 PM
Location:       Barnes & Noble
1400 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 750-2134

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Generation Law Firm Finds Success During Economic Downturn by Going Against Insurance Giants

At a time when recent law graduates are facing the bleakest employment picture in decades, one of South Florida’s youngest expert attorneys’ defied the economic storm and is now successfully helping clients all across South Florida.

From working out of his mother’s apartment to managing 25 employees, Abe Ovadia, Esq. is the founder of Florida PIP Law Firm, PA., ( the state’s leading expert in Personal Injury Protection law, which assists doctors with unpaid medical bills.

The 27 year old South Florida native’s vision started young and his peer’s aspirations were no different. This law firm’s management, is energetic, sharp, and shares a connection that’s unlike most practices. Ovadia, along with his management team have all known each other since childhood, and together they have established an increasingly popular reputation for going against big insurance companies like State Farm, and as a result helping the “little guy”.

Despite their youth, they’re no amateurs; in just its first year Florida P.I.P. filed over a thousand lawsuits in 12 counties and collected over a million dollars on behalf of its clients. The law firm files on average about 100 law suits a week.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Stand Among Friend's Receives The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation – Quality of Life Grant.

Twenty years ago, Shawn Friedkin had it all- he was newly married, excited to start a family, and had a promising future in a successful financial career. Two weeks before his 28th birthday, Shawn’s world came crashing down when he was involved in a horrific car crash which left him paralyzed from the chest down. After learning he’d be wheelchair ridden for the rest of his life, Shawn could have given up and spiraled down a destructive path of self-pity, losing any motivation to go forward.

Instead, he decided his new disability was not going to define him as a person. As he began to rebuild his life, he realized there were few resources for people in his situation. Frustrated, he founded Stand Among Friends (, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and opened the name-sake disability center headquartered on Boca Raton’s Florida Atlantic University’s campus.

Stand Among Friends (SAF) stands apart from many other programs of its kind in that it not only raises money and awareness, but also places its members in a wide range of careers, from hourly employment to high-paid executive positions, allowing people with disabilities to live a life without limits. Shawn created and directed the program, which provides services to over 600 people with disabilities annually, having placed over 440 people with disabilities into productive employment in the past 42 months.

 With Christopher Reeve

Just this month, Stand Among Friends became the proud recipient of The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grant; receiving $5,500 to support its career-focused Assistive Technology Initiative for college students and adults living with disabilities. The program uses Assistive Technology as a key component of a larger professional placement program called Careerability, which includes vocational evaluation, pre-placement training, internships, on-the-job training, placement, job coaching and long term success mentoring.

o   The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation – Quality of Life Grant (2012)