Cape Coral, FL: When Kathleen Price, Associate Dean at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law talks about the major renovation at the University of Florida Legal Information Center, she references a new gallery area that has “miles and miles of white walls.” The new area is designed to hold art exhibits which will serve to culturally educate and inspire the students.
In an effort to help fill the void, a financial contribution has been made by alumni Steven E. Martin and Eviana J. Martin, the founding partners of Southwest Florida’s Martin Law Firm, PL. “We wanted to help them replicate an exhibit we had on loan there for a number of years,” Steven E. Martin said.
Of the eight-pieces previously on loan from the Martins’ private collection, seven were by Master Photographer Jerry Uelsmann, whose works are also in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Bibliotheque National in Paris, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. The eighth piece was a work by American artist Man Ray. “Students in Gainesville have few opportunities to see real world class art,” says Price. “Steven and his wife, Eviana, recognized the necessity of reminding others that there is more of an obligation to the community than just studying, but also an obligation to the community’s culture.”
“Our hope is that this gift stimulates additional giving which will allow the law school to build its own art collection of significance,” Eviana Martin said.
Through the gift, the University has purchased one of Uelsmann’s works, “The Committee,” which is now on permanent display in the library.
Cape Coral, FL: The Martin Law Firm, PL welcomes Michael Bradenham as the newest associate of the firm. Mr. Bradenham will join the practice’s Cape Coral office in their divisions of Family Law and Civil Litigation.
Mr. Bradenham graduated magna cum laude from Randolph-Macon College with dual Bachelors of Arts degrees in history and philosophy with minors in ethics and classical studies. His commitment to scholarship led him to Harvard University, where he earned a Masters of Theological Study from Harvard’s Divinity School.
Mr. Bradenham attended law school at the University of Florida. In addition to his Juris Doctorate degree, he graduated with certificates in both Family Law and Estates & Trusts. At the University of Florida, Mr. Bradenham represented clients in family court and at mediation as a certified legal intern with the Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic. He was an active member of the University of Florida’s Trial Team, serving as both a competitor and member of the team’s executive committee. During law school, Mr. Bradenham participated in Penn State University’s Capitals of Europe Program, where he studied U.S. Supreme Court history under Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. He is a member of the Family Law and General Practice sections of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in the state of Florida.
With offices in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers and Naples, Martin Law Firm provides services in family law, bankruptcy, estate planning, business services, probate administration and civil litigation.