Gregory Bel, a partner at Piedra & Associates, P.A. in Miami, practices in the area of business litigation. Bel is fluent in both English and Spanish and is a member of the Florida Bar Young Lawyer’s Division and the Cuban-American Bar Association. A 2007 graduate of Florida State University College of Law, he was awarded the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award as a law student for his legal service to the Tallahassee community. He also served as a legal intern at the Children’s Advocacy Center during his time at Florida State.
Stacy Biggart is a former in-house corporate and litigation counsel who also has extensive trial experience in criminal and civil courts. She served as an assistant public defender in Richland County, South Carolina, where she tried murder, sexual assault, drug offense and other violent crime cases. After leaving the Public Defender’s Office, Stacy served as corporate and litigation counsel for Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc., a regional trucking carrier, where she managed outside counsel throughout the southeastern United States. Stacy was also responsible for advising the company and training associates on state and federal regulatory compliance issues. In 2012, Stacy joined a national litigation firm’s Tallahassee office, where she represented trucking, transportation and logistics clients, as well as nursing homes, doctors, department stores and hotels. Stacy received her B.A. from Furman University in 1999 and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2003. She is admitted to The Florida Bar and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle District and Northern District of Florida.
Jeremy Cloud is General Counsel of InTown Suites in Atlanta, Georgia. He previously was a Division Counsel at Georgia-Pacific and a senior associate at Jones Day, where his practice focused on complex commercial real estate transactions, including all aspects of the acquisition, disposition, development, financing, and leasing of commercial real estate located throughout the United States. Jeremy's finance practice included experience representing financial institutions, CMBS loan originators, and borrowers in connection with acquisition, construction and permanent loans, as well as loan restructurings, workouts, and other transactions involving nonperforming loans. He has represented a range of clients, including AIG, Bank of America, Chevron, General Electric Capital Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, Regions Bank, TD Securities and Wells Fargo Bank. Jeremy is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association and is 2008 honors graduate of the Florida State University College of Law.
Jennifer Dixon practices at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., in Orlando. She has a broad background in business litigation, real estate litigation, employment law, and family & marital law. Her primary practice focuses on litigation, with a significant portion of her practice devoted to appellate matters. Jennifer litigates cases and handles appeals in both state and federal courts. Her litigation experience includes complex real estate and commercial disputes, shareholder disputes, copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement claims, workplace injury claims, and wrongful termination claims. In the family law arena, Jennifer frequently represents high net worth individuals and families concerning prenuptial agreements, marital dissolutions, post-dissolution modifications, and adoption proceedings. She also counsels clients in the entertainment industry, specifically in music, television and film. Jennifer is a 2004 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law and an active member of the Alumni Board of Directors, currently serving as president-elect.
Nicole Scialabba was the Assistant Director of our Placement Office from 2012 to 2014. She is currently living in upstate New York and continues to work with our office on a part-time basis. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh in 2006. After law school, she served as a staff attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services Association in Pittsburgh, focusing on employment, disability and family law before moving to Florida in 2010. Prior to joining the law school administration, Nicole worked for the Office of the State Courts Administrator, an agency within the Florida Supreme Court. She remains an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar.