GLLN Board of Directors

GLLNOur mission for the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network is to provide a social network in which gay, lesbian and gay friendly lawyers can develop their practices through friendships, referral relationships and professional development. Our intention is to fully realize a true business and social network and to provide the opportunity to our participants to support one another in our practices, to promote ourselves within our firms, and to offer a helping hand to each other when needed.

Our annual board of directors election takes place in June every year.

Our Board

meghanaMEGHANA M. SAOJI, ESQ.
President
954-525-6566
Saoji@cclawpa.com

Licensed to practice in Florida; St. Thomas University School of Law, Class of 2013, J.D. cum laude; Nova Southeastern University, Class of 2012, M.B.A.; Florida Southern College, Class of 2007, B.A. cum laude.

ROBIN J. KING, ESQ.
Vice President
954-847-3881
RKing@shutts.com

Robin J. King is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Robin concentrates her practice in estate planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration.
A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Robin works with LGBT families regarding all types of estate planning issues and also drafts pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Prior to joining Shutts, Robin worked for several distinguished Florida firms. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Norman Hendry at the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, Fla.

Robin frequently speaks to attorneys, CPAs, financial planners and others on various estate planning, estate, guardianship, and trust administration. She also served as an adjunct professor at Barry University and Florida International University’s paralegal programs.

Gian RatnapalaGIAN RATNAPALA, ESQ.
Secretary
954-848-2830
gian@gcrbl.com

Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, School of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2004, Cum Laude; Juris Doctor from Saint Thomas University School of Law, Class of 2010, Magna Cum Laude. Licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Florida.

michele_crosaMICHELE A. CROSA, ESQ.
Treasurer
954-894-8000 x264
mcrosa@eisingerlaw.com

Michele A. Crosa, a partner at Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A., is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer specializing in the representation of condominiums, community associations, hotels and other commercial entities. Ms. Crosa’s practice, which primarily maintains a condominium and community association focus, includes representation of clients in state and federal court with regard to matters involving real estate, commercial litigation, construction, bankruptcy, premises liability and representation of insureds in general liability and property damage matters. In addition, Ms. Crosa devotes a small percentage of her practice to real estate and/or commercial transactional matters as well.

She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2007 and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

meganMEGAN D. WIDMEYER, ESQ.
Membership Director
954-745-7476
mdwidmeyer@yahoo.com

Megan D. Widmeyer earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in 1996 and her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University in 2002.

Megan is admitted to both State and Federal courts in the State of Florida, is a Florida Supreme Court-qualified Arbitrator, and is head of her own firm, the Law Offices of Megan D. Widmeyer, P.A. Megan is an experienced litigator who primarily focuses her practice on Family/Juvenile law and Probate/Estate Planning as well as Civil Contracts and Litigation.

In addition to her three years serving on the Board of GLLN, she has also been privileged to serve for two years on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, has given free legal seminars to a variety of community groups and organizations, and enjoys participation in a number of other local and national organizations.

ERIC L. LUNDT, ESQ.
Communications Director
(954) 713-7811
eric.lundt@gray-robinson.com

Eric L. Lundt is a shareholder at GrayRobinson’s Ft. Lauderdale office.  Eric has spent the majority of his career defending corporations in high exposure personal injury actions involving claims of product liability, toxic tort, and negligent security.  In  addition to his vast litigation and trial experience, Eric has argued appeals before multiple appellate courts throughout Florida.  Eric received his Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Miami in 1987 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1990.

HEATHER WEETER, ESQ.
Social Director
954-523-9922
hweeter@hpslegal.com

J.D. – Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Summa Cum Laude, 2011
M.S. – Florida State University, 2004
B.S. – University of Miami, 2001

Admitted to Practice in Florida and in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida.

tomrunyanTOM RUNYAN, ESQ.
Immediate Past President
954-561-9466
Tom@RunyanLawFirm.com