Henderson Franklin Welcomes Antoinette Peck to Family Law Department

Fort Myers, Florida — The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Antoinette “Toni” Peck has joined the firm as an associate in the Divorce, Marital and Family Law Department. Prior to joining the firm, Peck owned and operated a solo law practice in LaBelle for nine years, focusing on marital and family law and other general litigation.

Peck handles all aspects of marital and family law, including adoptions, divorce, dependency matters, paternity, interstate jurisdictional issues, as well as unique laws pertaining to children of tribal nations. She prides herself on keeping her clients well informed, giving each prospective client an honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of their position, as well as alternatives to litigation, if available. Peck is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Minnesota.

Peck is very involved in the community and is a director of the Caloosa Humane Society Inc.’s Board of Directors and previously served as the Caloosa Humane Society’s pro bono legal counsel. She was among the first to participate in the inaugural class of the Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy and previously served on the Florida Bar Annual Convention Committee (2017). Peck has also been honored by Florida Rural Legal Services with its outstanding pro bono service award (2014-2016).

Peck received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota and her law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. She may be reached at toni.peck@henlaw.com or by phone at 239-344-1302.

Henderson Franklin is celebrating 95th anniversary of serving the legal needs and communities of Southwest Florida. The firm is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples. For more information on Peck or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council rebrands as South Lee EDC

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (June 24, 2019) – Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council has launched new branding that complements its name change to South Lee EDC.

            “This new brand aligns our identity and purpose to reflect our regional approach to addressing issues that affect south Lee County, from Bonita Springs and Estero to the Alico corridor,” said Don Thomson, South Lee EDC chairman. “Just as the issues that face our area aren’t confined by city or village boundaries, neither are our efforts to serve as an impactful economic development resource partner.”

            The new name and brand will be commemorated at the upcoming EDC Social, 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, in the Cohen Center, Room 214, at Florida Gulf Coast University. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested by email to Director@SouthLeeEDC.com.       

Committed to supporting and developing a thriving business community, South Lee EDC’s key strategic priorities are quality of life, workforce development, and business retention and expansion. The EDC exists to support thoughtful growth in local communities, to help relocating companies successfully plant new roots, and to attract business and resource partners that make the region economically stable.

Established in 2011, the EDC is overseen by a board of directors and supported by investors and resource partners that represent the local business community. Programming, events and task forces provide opportunities for organizations and people to become involved and serve the community.

South Lee EDC is organized to build a place to live and work that is economically diverse with a year-round economy that enhances the environment and reflects the character of the inhabitants of the south Lee County area. For more information, visit www.SouthLeeEDC.com or contact Tiffany Esposito at 239-333-2332 or Director@SouthLeeEDC.com.



Jennifer Hamilton, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, jennifer@gsma.pro

Burnt Store Meadows offers homebuyers glimpse of paradise

Sales by appointment only in attractive Punta Gorda neighborhood

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (June 27, 2019) – Homebuyers in search of a place that represents all that Florida has to offer will find that and more in the southern section of Punta Gorda. D.R. Horton Southwest Florida is pleased to announce it’s now selling four new floor plans by appointment only in Burnt Store Meadows, an alluring neighborhood of single-family homes in a peaceful environment surrounded by lush green space.

The stylish collection of one-story floor plans includes the Destin, Jaden, Kellen and Sage, offering living spaces ranging from 1,985 to 2,416 square feet. Every aspect of these three- and four-bedroom home designs accentuates the homes’ open concept feel, with a stylish kitchen featured at the heart of the living space. The kitchen includes a large granite counter top island, abundant cabinet space and large pantry. Home prices currently start in the mid-$200s.

Every D.R. Horton Burnt Store Meadows home will include the new Home is Connected SM package, an industry-leading suite of smart home products that keeps residents connected with the people and place they value most. The technology allows homeowners to monitor and control their home from the couch or across the globe.

Burnt Store Meadows is located near Interstate 75 and U.S. 41, providing a quick route to the Punta Gorda Airport, Cape Coral and Ft. Myers. Popular boutiques, art galleries and spas are located in historic downtown Punta Gorda, just a short drive away from the neighborhood. The shops and restaurants of the waterfront Fisherman’s Village are also nearby, right next to the Peace River Wildlife Center.

For more information on these exciting opportunities, including closing cost incentives for qualified buyers, contact sales agents Michael Malloy or Christina Di Pucchio at 239-225-2677 or email SWFLonline@drhorton.com.

Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has operations in 84 markets in 29 states in the East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest and West regions of the United States. D.R. Horton has been the largest builder in the United States by volume since 2002. For over 40 years, D.R. Horton has consistently delivered top-quality new homes to homebuyers across the nation. The livable floor plans, energy-efficient features, and robust new home warranty demonstrate our commitment to excellence in construction. D.R. Horton exhibits leadership in residential development through design innovation, superior craftsmanship, and responsiveness to the needs of its customers. The simple vision that began over 40 years ago represents years of value and security when you choose America’s Builder to make your dreams come true. For more information, visit our website at www.drhorton.com/swfla. Home and community information including pricing, included features, terms, availability, and amenities are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Square footage dimensions are approximate. D.R. Horton is an equal housing opportunity builder. Florida Registered Building Contractor License # CBC1258802