Burr & Forman Partner Appointed to Florida Commission on the Status of Women
Orlando, Fla. - Burr & Forman LLP announces that Orlando-based partner Denise Dell-Powell has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. During her two year term, Dell-Powell will work with the Commission to recognize and support women of all ages to achieve their fullest potential. She will meet quarterly with the other members of the Commission to address a broad range of issues, including economic opportunity for women, women's health, women's role as care-givers, violence against women and the unique challenges women face in Florida.
"Denise's unwavering commitment to supporting women to achieve their fullest potential, both internally here at Burr & Forman and in the community, is something we greatly admire and support," said Lee Thuston, firmwide managing partner of Burr & Forman. "Our firm has benefited tremendously from her leadership and guidance, and we are looking forward to seeing her make a difference in the statewide community through her work with the Commission."
Dell-Powell was recently recognized among the Orlando Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business for her professional accomplishments, as well as her deep commitment to the community. She sits on the Steering Committee for Burr & Forman's Women's Initiative, where she leads specific efforts to help the firm's female attorneys with business development training, mentoring and support. Through her appointment to the Commission, Dell-Powell will have the opportunity to play a similar role throughout the entire state of Florida.
"I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to serve the women in Florida by creating and facilitating resources to support and empower them to be successful," said Dell-Powell.
At Burr & Forman, Dell-Powell focuses her practice on creditor's rights and bankruptcy law. She has more than 20 years of experience assisting local and national clients with litigation matters involving bankruptcy and creditors' rights, distressed property, dealer distribution and inventory finance litigation, including CMBS foreclosures and workouts. She also serves on Burr & Forman's Executive Committee.
In the community, Dell-Powell chairs the Board of the Central Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes, and she is a member of the board of directors for both One Heart for Women and Children and the Central Florida Urban League. Additionally, she participates in the Orlando Business Journal's BizWomen Mentoring program.
Dell-Powell earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University, and her law degree from Mercer University School of Law.