Gulfside Bank in Sarasota has appointed two senior vice presidents. Elisabeth Green will be the director of the private bank and David Newton will be the director of government guaranteed loans.
Green has been working in the local market since 2007 as a commercial banking team leader, private banker and financial advisor. Her most recent roles prior to joining Gulfside Bank were Heritage Advisor at BB & T / Truist and President of the Women’s Sports Museum.
Green holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in business administration. She is also Omega Certified in Commercial Lending and holds Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses.
Newton has over 30 years of banking experience. Over the past 12 years, he has specialized in developing government guaranteed lending departments for several banks, most recently the Central Bank, in Tampa.
Newton holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and has served in various capacities on the Pasco Economic Development Council and the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders.
Lawyer Dana J. Watts joined Ulrich, Scarlett, Wickman & Dean, PA, from Sarasota. He has over 37 years of experience in civil trials in Sarasota and surrounding counties.
A civil lawyer accredited by the board of directors, he is assessed AV by Martindale-Hubbell and celebrates his 30 years as a mediator accredited by the Supreme Court. He will continue to focus his practice in the areas of mediation and civil litigation.
Lawyer Yazen Didès joined the corporate, healthcare and tax law practice groups of the law firm Blalock Walters, PA
Dides’ practice focuses on commercial and residential transactions, including purchases, refinances and construction loans, as well as commercial leasing.
Dides is a member of the Florida Bar and its tax and corporate sections. In his tax practice, he represents both companies and individuals in the areas of personal and corporate tax planning, entity selection and formation, corporate governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning and transitions, federal and Florida tax controversy issues, and all aspects of estate planning.
Dides’ corporate and healthcare practice includes advising clients on entity formation, corporate governance matters, business transactions, and transactional and regulatory healthcare matters.