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Quarles & Brady Attorneys Accepted into 2014 GAIN Program

NAPLES, FLA. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that two attorneys in the firm’s Naples office, Tina M. Eckert and Alicia L. Taylor, have been accepted into the Growing Associates in Naples (GAIN) Class of 2014.

GAIN is a program of the non-profit Leadership Collier Foundation under the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. It is specifically designed for emerging young leaders and professionals in Collier County. Participants learn about the local history, government, election structures and charitable foundations.

Eckert joined Quarles & Brady in 2011 and is currently an Associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on the management side of labor and employment law, including experience in defending employers on discrimination and harassment matters, providing day-to-day counseling to employers on workplace decisions and practices, and representing businesses and individuals throughout Florida and across the country in complex litigation matters.

Eckert earned her law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law in New Jersey and her undergraduate degree, high honors, from Rutgers University, Douglass College. She also holds a graduate certificate in labor and employment relations from the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations. Eckert is admitted to practice law in Florida and New Jersey.

Taylor joined Quarles & Brady in 2012 and is an Associate in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group. She practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and tax planning. A seventh generation Floridian and the product of a ranching family, Taylor has a special interest in business succession and estate and tax planning for agricultural operations.

Taylor is a member of The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and Tax Sections as well as the Collier County Bar Association. She received both her Master’s degree in Taxation and Law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida. Taylor is admitted to practice law in Florida.