South Florida Attorneys Peter and Maria Sachs Travel to Italy, to Speak to Law Students at Univ. of Naples Federico II


BOCA RATON , FL, USA, September 19, 2022 Peter Sachs, Board Certified Attorney and Founding Partner of Sachs Sax Caplan, P.L., a Boca Raton based law firm, and Maria Sachs, Palm Beach County Commissioner, Former Florida State Senator, and Criminal Defense Attorney, were hosted by the American Studies Center of Naples earlier this month in Naples, Italy, where they jointly spoke with Law Students at the University of Naples Federico II in Naples, Italy. Established in 1224, the University of Naples Federico II is the oldest public nonsectarian university in the world, and among the largest three in Italy in terms of faculty.The Sachs’ presented on a range of topics including the role of law and lawyers in the United States; a historical perspective connecting Italian to United States law; Florida condo law (its origins being tied to ancient Roman law); criminal law and the influence of media; and the business of running a law firm. Both Peter and Maria Sachs also shared their personal journeys. Peter speaking on his background as a first-generation immigrant with origins in a refugee camp just after the Holocaust and his beginnings as an attorney, and Maria, with Neapolitan origins, beginning her career in the service of Janet Reno, who later became the first woman to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General.“It was an honor to have the opportunity to address an audience of young aspiring Italian lawyers and speak about my personal experience leading Sachs Sax Caplan, a firm I founded five decades ago, as well as being a pioneer in Condominium and Community Association Law in Florida,” said Peter Sachs. “Maria and I are committed to future collaborative efforts with the faculty and the students here at the University of Naples Federico II.”Maria Sachs added: “I have always thought that my Neapolitan origins have constituted an advantage in my forensic and political career. This meeting with the students at University of Naples Federico II confirmed it. In the eyes of the students, as well as in their questions and observations, I found that same intelligence and curiosity that is typical of Neapolitan...

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Sachs Sax Caplan Announces Edward S. Hammel as Equity Partner

Edward S. Hammel

Edward S. Hammel was made Equity Partner at Sachs Sax Caplan in the Community Associations Group and is Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law. Mr. Hammel represents a variety of homeowner and condominium associations, as well as private clubs, commercial and residential real estate developers, owners, and professional management organizations.Mr. Hammel received his B.S. in Political Science from Barry University and his J.D. from Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School. Mr. Hammel is a Past Member of the City of Coconut Creek Planning & Zoning Board and is a frequent volunteer with Coconut Creek Little League Baseball Club, Inc. Read more here:    

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Attorney Peter Sachs of Sachs Sax Caplan Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW)

Lifetime Achievement Award SFBW

Board Certified Attorney Peter Sachs, who is founding partner and Chairman Emeritus of Sachs Sax Caplan, P.L., a Boca Raton based law firm, has been recognized by South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Sachs received the award at SFBW’s annual Legal Awards, which were held at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science. The SFBW awards judge the nominee’s success, growth and professional accomplishments, as well as charitable and civic achievements.“As a child of survivors born in a refugee camp in Berlin, it was the goal of my parents to make sure I received a good education that had been denied to them,” said Sachs. “After graduating from Queens College, CUNY, performing military service and then graduating cum laude from Fordham Law School, I wanted to use my education and the opportunity it provided to help protect the freedoms and individual rights we enjoy in the best country in the world – the USA.”   "As a child of survivors born in a refugee camp in Berlin, it was the goal of my parents to make sure I received a good education that had been denied to them” - Peter Sachs of Sachs Sax Caplan, P.L. Sachs is a Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus of Sachs Sax Caplan P.L. He is Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law by the Florida Bar and through the years has handled a multitude of matters related to community associations (condominiums, cooperatives, homeowners, master and country clubs). He is one of the pioneers in the development of community association law and has earned a reputation as a staunch consumer rights advocate.Sachs received his B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Sachs is Past Chair of the 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, Past President of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, and a Past Member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar.He was a Gubernatorial Appointee to the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council; Past President and Gubernatorial Appointee to the Florida Independent Living Council; Past Board...

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