SARASOTA, FL – Shumaker Partner and Technology Business Sector Chair Douglas A. Cherry has been appointed to the Pines of Sarasota Management Corporation Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term on the volunteer board, which oversees management and fiduciary responsibility for the Pines of Sarasota.
“Our mission at Pines of Sarasota is to provide excellent and compassionate health care for seniors, caring for those who can no longer care for themselves,” said Mike Ward, President and CEO of the Pines of Sarasota. “With the increased focus in health care on technology, we welcome Doug’s depth of legal experience in this field, and we are pleased to welcome him to our Board of Directors.”
The Pines of Sarasota is a nonprofit organization, which offers individuals a fulfilling life in a rehabilitation and senior care community that satisfies residents’ health and lifestyle needs, all with the confidence of knowing they will always be secure, well-cared for, and welcomed.
“As baby boomers are reaching retirement age, rehabilitation services and elder care have become increasingly relevant, and I am proud to join some of our community’s most dedicated civic leaders to help support the mission of the Pines of Sarasota and the larger community it serves,” said Doug. “Not many in our community are familiar with just how broad their mission is and that it includes a year round child care and learning center for infants through pre k, including VPK, as well as community outreach and certified nursing assistant education. I am excited to have the opportunity to assist with these programs.”
Board Certified in Intellectual Property (IP) Law, Doug is known for taking complex principles and making them understandable for his clients. His areas of concentration include IP (patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, publicity rights, and unfair competition) consulting, acquisition, licensing, and litigation, as well as technology, cybersecurity, and data breach law. Doug represents corporations, municipalities, nonprofits, start-ups, and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries, including technology, health care, law enforcement, and manufacturing.
Doug has extensive litigation and mediation experience involving high profile, corporate technology cases, as well as patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. He is a founding member of Shumaker’s Data Breach Team. His background in computer consulting, fluency in many programming languages, and his computer skills, including database and network management, expert systems, simulation design, and various software packages, enable him to effectively and efficiently assist his clients.