Biz Briefs


Yvel opens third U.S. location at Town Center

Luxury jewelry store Yvel has opened its third store in the county in Boca Raton.

The new, 568-square-foot boutique is located at Town Center mall near Bloomingdale’s.

Founded and owned by Orna and Isaac Levy, Yvel is a luxury jewelry brand best known for its beautiful jewelry using rare organic pearls paired alongside diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and a variety of other prominent gems.

Founded in 1986, Yvel has been cultivating fine jewelry for over 30 years with boutiques around the world. Each boutique is like a work of art on its own, with stunning designer interiors created specifically to showcase the brand’s free-form treasures set in 18K gold.

Shoppers can browse through the collection of stunning earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces adorned with Freshwater, Tahitian, Akoya, Keshi pearls and more.

“Yvel seamlessly complements our luxury retail lineup,” said Sal Saldaña, Town Center at Boca Raton’s general manager. “Town Center at Boca Raton continues to provide an unrivaled shopping experience and we feel Yvel will be well-received by our shoppers.”

It is the only store in Florida.

Lifespace Communities completes merger

Lifespace Communities, the owner and operator of Abbey Delray and Abbey Delray South retirement communities, has officially merged with SQLC, one of the nation’s largest non-profit senior living owners and operators.

Lifespace Communities, Inc., and Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) completed the affiliation officially bringing three SQLC communities and SQLC’s management company, Seniority, Inc., into the Lifespace family.

Lifespace is now the sole owner and operator of Seniority, Inc., and three Texas-based communities — Edgemere in Dallas, The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth and Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin — expanding its mission to 15 communities in eight states.

The organization now serves more than 5,100 residents and employs more than 3,500 team members, placing it among the top 10 largest non-profit senior living providers in the country.

“This is a historic day for Lifespace Communities,” said Paula Shives, chair of the Lifespace board of directors. “In addition to gaining three remarkable communities, we are thrilled to welcome many new residents and talented team members who can contribute to Lifespace’s rich history and culture.”

Larry Smith, interim president and CEO, and chief financial officer, will continue to lead Lifespace Communities while Joe Anderson, president and CEO of Seniority, Inc., has transitioned from his role at Seniority to serve as president and chairman of the SQLC Foundation Board of Directors.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to advance our mission to serve more residents and celebrate the lives of seniors,” Smith said. “With many shared values and expectations for exceptional service, along with similar amenities and programming, we anticipate this will be a smooth, efficient transition.”

Boca lawyer named ‘Florida Super Lawyer’ for 13th year

Mark R. Osherow of Osherow, PLLC has been named for the 13th consecutive year to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation.

Super Lawyers, which is part of the global mass media company Thomson Reuters Corporation, selects attorneys using a “patented multiphase selection process.”

According to Super Lawyers, this recognition is unique because lawyers are not allowed to nominate themselves or campaign for nominations. Only five percent of all lawyers in Florida are selected in more than 70 practice areas.

The selection process blends peer nominations and evaluations with independent research.  All candidates are scored in 12 areas, such as verdicts/settlements, experience, community service and professional activities.  Selections are made each year, then offered as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.

Osherow is certified as a specialist in business litigation by The Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before all Florida, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern districts of Florida as well as before several other federal trial courts. At the appellate level, Osherow is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Throughout his more than 30-year career, Osherow, who has been a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Business Litigation since 2006, has handled a variety of business disputes and related matters both in court as well as through mediation and arbitration. These matters have included trade secret misappropriation, noncompete agreement breaches, and shareholder and partnership disputes. His real estate experience has encompassed residential real estate fraud and title disputes, and his intellectual property background has included copyright and trademark infringement. He has also represented companies in labor and employment law matters.

Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith expands Boca law firm

Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith law firm recently opened its expanded office space in the Sanctuary Centre located at 4800 N. Federal Highway Suite 205B.

With 92 years of serving injured clients and their families, the firm’s practice has been growing with a need for more dedicated space to better serve our clients and our community in South Palm Beach County.

The firm handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida, with the Boca Raton area representing a strong growth area due to referrals from our clients and relationships on the community.

TEN Spring Water ranked No. 3 top-selling alkaline water

Boca-based alkaline water brand TEN Spring Water has moved into the No. 3 position in sales volume in the U.S. according to Nielsen data. The data examines alkaline water brands in the booming Enhanced Water category and is representative of the previous 52 weeks ending May 18.

In addition to moving forward into the No. 3 spot, TEN Spring Water’s 1 gallon bottle is also now the No. 7 biggest-selling single SKU in the category.

“Since we launched the brand 6 years ago it has been a goal to be among the top three brands of high pH water,” said TEN founder Jose Fernandez. “We are thrilled to achieve this position in such a short period of time, it speaks to the widespread appeal of the brand among customers who demand their water be a perfect TEN in terms of quality.”