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IN THE NEWS page 8

LAWYERS OF THE YEAR page 18

Personal Tragedy Begets a Different Kind of Law Firm At Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, lawyers draw on their own life experiences to better represent injured clients. page 11

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Chris Speed, Jack Hill, Jack Scarola, Brian Denney, Chris Searcy, Greg Barnhart, Cal Warriner, Ed Ricci, William Norton, John Shipley, Darryl Lewis, Mariano Garcia left to right, seated Sia Baker-Barnes, Brenda Fulmer, James Gustafson, Karen Terry

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ith 16 of its 31 attorneys listed in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley boasts more Best Lawyers than any other plaintiffs’ personal injury/wrongful death law firm in Florida.

It should come as no surprise, then, that the firm—which also focuses on mass tort claims, commercial litigation, and tobacco cases—has achieved more than $4.2 billion in results over the last 36 years, including a 2005 $1.58 billion verdict against Morgan Stanley on behalf of financier Ronald Perelman (which,


Sia Baker-Barnes has a well-earned reputation for obtaining multimillion-dollar verdicts, and also works to make a difference through diversity and inclusion. Greg Barnhart has 30 years of trial experience and some of the largest verdicts in the state against manufacturing companies, hospitals and corporations. Brian Denney thrives in the courtroom, having tried cases throughout Florida for both plaintiffs and defendants, including medical malpractice, products liability and automobile negligence matters. Brenda Fulmer, West Palm Beach’s 2016 Plaintiffs’ Mass Tort Litigation Lawyer of the Year, has assisted thousands of clients injured by defective drugs and medical devices, helping to spur improved patient safety, product recalls and changes in the law. Mariano Garcia came to the United States not speaking a word of English and today serves as a voice for Latinos in the justice system. James Gustafson makes Big Tobacco answer for its conduct in the courtroom, where, he notes, being right is more important than being powerful, and fairness trumps strength. Jack Hill is a Yale graduate and former prosecutor who knows from experience how to try the most complex and difficult cases in any venue. Darryl Lewis is a skilled and highly effective orator, known to stir emotions and spur jurors to action. William Norton has obtained more than 50 verdicts or settlements in excess of $1 million in medical negligence, product liability, and wrongful death cases. Edward V. Ricci has tried every type of individual injury case, from products to premises liability. He exemplifies the firm’s next generation of trial attorneys. Chris Searcy has become famous for achieving record verdicts in cases involving tragedies. He attributes this success to his empathy for his clients’ situations, having experienced tragedy in his own life.

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Jack Scarola has handled hundreds of trials over his 43-year career; this year, he was honored in five of Best Lawyers’ categories and named as West Palm Beach’s Plaintiffs’ Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year.

  & SHIPLEY, P.A. though overturned on appeal, was at the time the largest verdict in the country for an individual plaintiff). “We have many great attorneys at this firm, not just one or two; and the lawyers not yet in Best Lawyers are all working toward that goal,” notes Christian Searcy, the firm’s CEO.

John Shipley relishes the opportunity to practice at Searcy Denney, likening it to playing on a football team that wins the Super Bowl every year. Christopher Speed, given his training and experience as a licensed pilot, advocates for victims of aviation negligence. Karen Terry, by holding big businesses responsible for catastrophic injuries, has earned recognition in five of Best Lawyers’ categories, as well as the designation of West Palm Beach’s 2016 Plaintiffs’ Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year. C. Calvin Warriner filed the country’s first mass tort case in the landmark $1.5 billion Stryker settlement and served on the negotiating team for the 4,000 injured victims.

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Featuring 1,643 Lawyers  in the Practice Areas of:

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INTRODUCTION & METHODOLOGY IN THE NEWS

A roundup of notable news of listed lawyers in Florida

BEST LAWYERS LISTED BY CITY Aventura 9 Boca Raton 9 Bonita Springs 9 Boynton Beach 9 Coconut Grove 9 Coral Gables 9 Coral Springs 10 Cutler Bay 10 Davie 10 Deerfield Beach 10 Delray Beach 10 Fort Lauderdale 12 Fort Myers 13 Fort Pierce 13 Hollywood 13 Jupiter 13 Key Biscayne 13 Lake Park 13 Lake Worth 13 Lauderdale By the Sea 13 Miami13

Miami Beach 22 Miami Lakes 22 Miami Shores 22 Naples22 North Miami 23 North Miami Beach 24 North Palm Beach 24 Palm Beach 24 Palm Beach Gardens 24 Pembroke Pines 24 Pinecrest24 Plantation24 Punta Gorda 24 Sanibel24 South Miami 24 Stuart 25 Sunrise 25 Venice 25 West Palm Beach 25 Weston26

PERSONAL TRAGEDY BEGETS A DIFFERENT KIND OF LAW FIRM

At Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, lawyers draw on their own life experiences to better represent injured clients.

FLORIDA’S 2016 LAWYERS OF THE YEAR

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The law firm of Friedman and Friedman has won hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients. Our record of successes in court serves our clients in two ways: It helps compensate for the serious losses and pain suffered as a result of negligent conduct, and it increases our ability to obtain substantial settlements. INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THEIR LAWYERS KNOW HOW SUCCESSFUL WE ARE AT TRIAL. The awards we win for our clients provide justice for innocent people. It helps them mend or rebuild their lives to the extent that substantial sums of money allow. In these cases, however, we all win something equally important: Corporations and individuals found responsible often take steps to avoid future bad conduct. We are proud of our influence on corporate and individual responsibility. Many products, workplaces, hospitals, homes, public facilities, and streets and highways are safer because of the work that we have done. The law firm of Friedman and Friedman only represents people who have been seriously injured or damaged and/or the families of people who are killed as a result of accidents or medical malpractice. Power in the courtroom and at the negotiation table begins and ends with total knowledge, total command of the facts and law, and the ability to cogently present these facts. We are known for our paramount ability to select juries and win large verdicts.

Our first priority is our client and winning justice. In recognition of our success, lawyers in the firm are listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in The United States, as well as multiple consumer guide books including Guide to Leading American Attorneys, The Best Lawyers in America , Super Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The firm and its lawyers are AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell…its highest rating. Our fees are always on a contingent basis. There are no costs and no fees unless we recover money for our client. Over the past four decades the law firm of Friedman & Friedman has been at the forefront of obtaining justice for injured individuals. Friedman and Friedman accepts cases in the following categories: ■ Catastrophic injuries ■ Traumatic brain injury ■ Auto, motorcycle ■ Drunk drivers and trucking accidents ■ Premises liability ■ Medical malpractice ■ Negligent security ■ Birth injuries ■ Drownings in unsafe pools ■ Defective products and swimming venues ■ Slip and fall injuries ■ Insurance company ■ Airplane accidents bad faith

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Babbitt & Johnson: Theodore Babbitt (medical malpractice law; personal injury litigation; product liability litigation, 1987) is part of a team representing two former Scientologists who argue that the Church of Scientology knowingly defrauded them. Blizin Sumberg: Albert E. Dotson, Jr. (government relations practice, land use & zoning law, 2011) was selected to be the recipient of the 2015 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Salute to Miami’s Leaders Award in the Legal/Law category. Mindy A. Mora (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law, 2006) was selected by Real Estate Forum as one of its “Southeast Women of Influence.” She was one of only 23 honorees selected from the states of Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf: Roy Black (commercial litigation; criminal defense: non-white-collar; criminal defense: white-collar, 1987) is married to Lea Black, one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Miami, who has written a new novel, Red Carpets & White Lies. She met her husband while serving jury duty. Brinkley Morgan: Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter (family law, 2011) was honored as a 2015-2016 Master Member of the Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inns of Court of the Palm Beaches. Broad and Cassel: Paul R. DeMuro (health care law, 1995) joined the firm from Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland, Oregon. Mark R. Osherow (commercial litigation, 2014) was elected president of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. Carey Rodriguez O’Keefe Milian Gonya: David P. Milian (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law; commercial litigation; real estate law, 2009) is part of a team representing the lead plaintiff in a case against Facebook for storing his face template without his consent. Facebook uses these templates to identify people in photos uploaded to the site by other users. Milan’s client does not have a Facebook account and the complaint alleges that Facebook has created and kept millions of these face templates for people without accounts without their consent. Colson Hicks Eidson: Julie Braman Kane (commercial litigation; medical malpractice law; personal injury litigation, 2012) has been elected president of the American Association for Justice, a national professional organization for plaintiffs’ JULIE BRAMAN KANE lawyers. Eduardo Palmer: Eduardo Palmer (alternative dispute resolution; commercial litigation, 2008) successfully defended an Italian immigrant and restaurant owner who was charged with drug trafficking in Italy EDUARDO PALMER almost 20 years ago and was only recently facing extradition from the U.S. The judge threw out the extradition request when it came to light that the Italian documents required as evidence were not correctly translated and that the defendant’s recorded references to “nougat,” “sweets,” and “restaurant furniture” could not be proven to be subtle references to cocaine, as was alleged by the federal prosecutor handling the case.

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Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman: Gary M. Farmer, Jr. (mass tort litigation / class actions, 2013) was part of a team that won $24 million for a man whose pregnant wife was killed by a drunk driver who collided into their hotel’s poolside cabana where she was using the restroom. Fonte Immigration Firm: Magda Montiel Davis (immigration law, 1995) was covered by the BBC and The Miami New Times in connection with the subject of her forthcoming memoir, Kissing Fidel. The memoir covers her MAGDA MONTIEL DAVIS giving former Cuban president and communist party leader Fidel Castro a kiss on the cheek during a televised conference with exiles in 1994 and the death threats she received afterward. Davis is attending the University of Iowa to obtain a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing while continuing her practice as of counsel at the firm. FordHarrison: Christine Hanley (labor and employment law, 2008) was featured in the 2015 “Women Worth Watching” issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal. Freidin, Dobrinsky, Brown & Rosenblum: Philip Freidin (personal injury litigation, 2007) won $7 million in court for a plaintiff who alleged that rapper 50 Cent, in a move to draw traffic to his website and attention to himself, posted a sex tape of the plaintiff and her ex-boyfriend, rapper Rick Ross, online without their knowledge or consent. Genovese Joblove & Battista: W. Barry Blum (commercial litigation; franchise law, 2013) won more than $3 million for plaintiffs in a settlement with Wells Fargo after alleging that the bank covered for the perpetrator of a Ponzi scheme targeting Haitian-Americans. Greenberg Traurig: Michele L. Stocker (commercial litigation, 2013) was honored with the National Diversity Council’s Most Influential & Powerful Woman award. Stocker is chair of the firm’s financial services litigation practice group. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart: Nicole K. Atkinson (commercial litigation; real estate law; trusts and estates, 2011) was elected chair of the board of directors of the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County. Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt: Guy E. Whitesman (business organizations [including LLCs and partnerships]; closely held companies and family business law; corporate law; non-profit / charities law; tax law; trusts and estates, 2013) has been selected as chairman of the board of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Jones Day: Carlos F. Concepción (international arbitration, 2016) joined the firm as a partner from Concepción Martinez & Bellido. McDonald Hopkins: Raquel A. Rodriguez (commercial litigation, 2016), long-term attorney for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, filed his paperwork to run for president. McGlinchey Stafford: Lisa M. Schiller (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law, 2010) joined the firm as a member from Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller. Ratzan Law Group: Stuart N. Ratzan (medical malpractice law; personal injury litigation, 2013) was part of a team that won $23 million in a medical malpractice suit against an OBGYN and his practice for a woman and her daughter who was born with serious brain damage.

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Rivero Mestre: Jorge A. Mestre (international trade and finance law, 2013) was invited to speak at the International Chamber of Commerce Advanced PIDA training in Costa Rica on the subject of international arbitration. Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain: David W. Bianchi (personal injury litigation; product liability litigation, 2012) has written a new book, Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know about Money, Investing, and the Stock Market, had an excerpt of his book published in Business Insider; and was interviewed in Forbes in connection with his personal finance investment strategies. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan: Laura E. Besvinick (appellate practice; commercial litigation; intellectual property law; professional malpractice law; securities / capital markets law, 2007) and Lewis F. Murphy (banking and finance law; bet-thecompany litigation; commercial litigation; insurance law; securities / capital markets law; trusts and estates, 2005) joined the firm as a partner and as special counsel, respectively. Ward Damon: Lewis Kapner (family law, 1993) and Allison Kapner joined the firm and dissolved their previous firm Kapner & Kapner. Waserstein Nuñez & Foodman Law: Donald I. Bierman (criminal defense: nonwhite-collar; criminal defense: white-collar, 1983) was honored as a 50-year member of the Florida Bar Association. Yale T. Freeman: Yale T. Freeman (criminal defense: white-collar, 2007) was recognized by the Florida Dispute Resolution Center with their Award of Appreciation for four years of pro bono service.

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Malloy & Malloy: Jennie S. Malloy (intellectual property law, 2007) and John Cyril Malloy III (intellectual property law, 2006) have started a new scholarship at the University of Miami School of Law for aspiring intellectual property law students in honor of their late father, an intellectual property attorney and former member of the Florida House of Representatives. John C. Malloy, Jr. passed away in 2014. “Our father encouraged us to attend the University of Miami School of Law because he knew firsthand that the faculty and administration were dedicated to core education, strong legal ethics, and community service,” John Cyril Malloy III told a reporter for the University of Miami. “As usual, he was correct. We are very proud of our alma mater.”

Compiled By Nathaniel Barr NOTE Lawyers listed in Best Lawyers are indicated by their selected practice area(s) in parentheses along with the first year they were included in the Best Lawyers list. To be included in next year’s In the News feature, please email us your news at: news@bestlawyers.com.


Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

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LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD S. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE ROSENSTEIN RESOLUTION Richard S. Rosenstein LICHTER LAW FIRM David H. Lichter (A, M)

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION GIVNER LAW GROUP J. Joseph Givner

CORPORATE LAW GIVNER LAW GROUP J. Joseph Givner

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW MARK STEIN LAW Mark E. Stein (C, IP*, T)

REAL ESTATE LAW GREENSPOON MARDER LAW Reuben M. Schneider

BOCA RATON ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS VIANALE & VIANALE Kenneth J. Vianale (P)

TECHNOLOGY LAW FLEIT GIBBONS GUTMAN BONGINI & BIANCO Jon Gibbons

HARGROVE PIERSON & BROWN John R. Hargrove

BANKING AND FINANCE LAW BROAD AND CASSEL Arvin J. Jaffe (B) GREENBERG TRAURIG Stephen A. Mendelsohn (B*)

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY CRGO LAW AND REORGANIZATION LAW Steven M. Greenberg (C, IP*, P, T) FURR & COHEN Robert C. Furr

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HELLER WALDMAN FAMILY LAW MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW TRUSTS AND ESTATES Glen H. Waldman BRINKLEY MORGAN GOLD & GOLD BRINKLEY MORGAN FAMILY LAW Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter David H. Gold (P), Ronald L. Siegel Philip A. Gold (P) VALDESPINO & ASSOCIATES BROAD AND CASSEL GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN Jacqueline M. Valdespino GROSSMAN ROTH Carl Rosen Peter L. Gladstone, Jeffrey A. Gary M. Cohen (P) Weissman TAX LAW DUANE MORRIS 954.761.9994 | page 27 JONATHAN M. PAVSNER Jerome L. Wolf HELLER WALDMAN Jonathan M. Pavsner (P) Alex Espenkotter, Dan P. Heller GOLDMAN FELCOSKI & STONE LAW OFFICES OF JONATHAN S. ROOT Jonathan S. Root PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION Deborah Packer Goodall** TRUSTS AND ESTATES GREENSPOON MARDER LAW SHAPIRO, BLASI, WASSERMAN & BALKAN & PATTERSON Laurence I. Blair HELLER WALDMAN HERMANN John B. Patterson (P) Alex Espenkotter, Dan P. Heller Brenda M. Abrams GUTTER CHAVES JOSEPHER RUBIN GOLD & GOLD FORMAN FLEISHER MILLER FDA LAW David H. Gold (P) Peter J. Forman*, Richard A. CORAL GABLES Josepher, Lawrence J. Miller**, ROSELLI, MCNELIS SCHNEIDER ROTHMAN Charles D. Rubin** Richard J. Roselli (P) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ADMINISTRATIVE / GROUP HARGROVE PIERSON & BROWN SHEVIN LAW FIRM REGULATORY LAW Joel B. Rothman John R. Hargrove* Harry A. Shevin (P) JORGE LUIS LOPEZ LAW FIRM BASKIES FIRST AMENDMENT LAW PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION KATZ Jorge Luis Lopez Jeffrey A. Baskies** HARGROVE PIERSON & BROWN OSBORNE & ASSOCIATES LAW FIRM PROSKAUER ROSE MIKKI CANTON John R. Hargrove* Joseph A. Osborne Jr. (P) Mirta P. Canton Albert W. Gortz, David Pratt**

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DLD LAWYERS Pete L. DeMahy*, Kenneth R. Drake* ELDER & LEWIS Fredrica B. Elder

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t has been 55 years “I realized early on that since the car accident you can’t learn everything that claimed the life of from books, especially Christian Searcy’s then sixnot how it feels to be the year-old brother, but time victim of a life-changing hasn’t lessened the pain of trauma,” Searcy says. that loss, or Searcy’s ability “So when I speak with a to recall the tragedy in woman heartbroken by the vivid detail. loss of her husband in a “I was 12 years old and catastrophic auto accident, my family was driving or a family struggling to home from the beach,” he care for a child damaged remembers. “Our route took at birth by medical us through a new housing malpractice, their stories tap Christian Searcy development where nobody into my own reservoir of had put up stop signs, and, tragedy, and I become even at an intersection, a car more motivated to succeed going 70 miles per hour on their behalf.” broadsided us, sending our Searcy recalls how, in car spinning. 2004, he represented the “When we finally came to family of a child who had a stop, I realized my younger suffered a severe brain injury brother, Henry, wasn’t in at birth after the doctor the car, so I went looking performed a high-forceps At Searcy Denney Scarola for him, only to find him in delivery, a risky procedure Barnhart & Shipley, lawyers draw the sand by a telephone pole, no longer used in modern on their own life experiences to with a hole in the top of his obstetrics practice. Although better represent injured clients. forehead and his teeth all hospital records failed to broken. I said his name and mention the procedure’s use, his eyes focused on me and he tried to sit up, but people Searcy recognized similarities between the family’s case had arrived on the scene and they pulled me away, and and his own experience in the birth of his first son. that was the last I saw of him.” “I was 25 and in my first year of law practice when my The trauma of this loss would alter anyone’s life, and son, who my wife and I were naming after my deceased it has had a particular effect on Searcy’s legal career: as brother Henry, suffered permanent brain damage from a high forceps delivery; so, given my familiarity with the subject, I could tell from listening to the parents that their “I realized early on that you can’t child had suffered something similar, and that the records learn everything from books, in the case had been falsified.” especially not how it feels to be the Searcy was able to obtain a verdict of more than $63 million for the parents, and he is quick to point out that victim of a life-changing trauma.” by drawing on their personal connections to a case, other CEO of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, he lawyers at the firm have similarly achieved notable results. has drawn on his own life experience to better represent “To name just a few, James Gustafson, one of our go-to victims of personal injury and wrongful death. lawyers for cases against Big Tobacco, still feels the sting “What I’ve found over my 42 years in practice is that of his father’s death from lung cancer after a lifetime of professional detachment isn’t all it’s cracked up to be,” smoking. My colleague Greg Barnhart’s father languished Searcy says. “The success we’ve experienced as a firm, with in a hospital and died a lingering, painful death. My more than $4.2 billion in verdicts and settlements over the partner John Shipley and his wife suffered the heartbreak last 36 years, is very much due to the personal connections of a newborn who lived only 10 days. Mass torts attorney we’ve been able to build with our clients.” Brenda Fulmer’s family fled a terrifying tornado when she For Searcy, no case could have affected him more was a child. And personal injury lawyer Sia Baker-Barnes personally than the car accident he handled in 2001, had a house burn to the ground. where, in a tragedy mirroring his own, a family’s six-year“It’s a cliché, but when we talk to clients who have old daughter was killed after an off-duty police officer been physically and emotionally devastated by a tragic broadsided their car at an unmarked intersection. Searcy event, we’ve been there, and our empathy for their obtained a $256 million verdict in that case, and he credits circumstances has a tremendous impact on the caliber this result to the bond he was able to form with the family, of our representation—it’s why we’re so passionate about given their similar experiences. obtaining justice for them.”

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BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER ADMINISTRATIVE / Stuart H. Singer REGULATORY LAW BRUCE S. ROGOW Bruce S. Rogow GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART George S. LeMieux BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Jesse H. Diner SHUTTS & BOWEN Joseph M. Goldstein GREENBERG TRAURIG Glenn E. Goldstein

Steven B. Lesser**, Lee A. Weintraub**

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Jesse H. Diner*, David B. Mankuta** DANIELS KASHTAN Jose B. Rodriguez**

FERENCIK LIBANOFF BRANDT BUSTAMANTE & GOLDSTEIN ANTITRUST LAW Alan C. Brandt, Jr.**, Nestor CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES AND Bustamante III, Robert E. Ferencik, BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER FAMILY BUSINESSES LAW Jr.**, Ira L. Libanoff Stuart H. Singer GREENBERG TRAURIG HOLLAND & KNIGHT William R. Clayton* APPELLATE PRACTICE William B. Sherman GREENSPOON MARDER LAW BROAD AND CASSEL COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Brian S. McHugh*, Beverly A. Pohl Glenn N. Smith* AKERMAN BRUCE S. ROGOW Andrew P. Gold MALKA & KRAVITZ Bruce S. Rogow Ian Todd Kravitz, Larry R. Leiby**, BECKER & POLIAKOFF FARMER, JAFFE, WEISSING, Harry Malka Steven B. Lesser, Gary C. Rosen EDWARDS, FISTOS & LEHRMAN SOUTH FLORIDA MEDIATIONS BERGER SINGERMAN Gary M. Farmer, Sr. David J. Valdini Mitchell W. Berger, Anthony J. GREENBERG TRAURIG Carriuolo, Charles H. Lichtman, VEZINA, & PISCITELLI Jerold I. Budney Leonard K. Samuels, Frank Scruggs JosephLAWRENCE W. Lawrence II, Michael A. GREENSPOON MARDER LAW Piscitelli** BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER John H. Pelzer Stuart H. Singer CORPORATE GOVERNANCE KIRSCHBAUM, BIRNBAUM, LIPPMAN BRINKLEY MORGAN AND COMPLIANCE LAW & GREGORIE Mark A. Levy Nancy W. Gregoire GREENBERG TRAURIG BROAD AND CASSEL Kara L. MacCullough (C) WICKER SMITH O’HARA MCCOY Peter R. Goldman GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART & FORD BRUCE S. ROGOW Gregory K. Bader (G) Shelley H. Leinicke Bruce S. Rogow 305.448.3939 | page 28 CORPORATE LAW BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY AKERMAN BANKING AND FINANCE LAW Jesse H. Diner Philip B. Schwartz FERENCIK LIBANOFF BRANDT AKERMAN BUSTAMANTE & GOLDSTEIN BERGER SINGERMAN William P. Heller (R) Jordana L. Goldstein Robert W. Barron BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY GRAYROBINSON BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Bruce I. Booken (B), Jesse H. Thomas H. Loffredo, William G. Bruce I. Booken Diner (B*) McCormick, Paul H. Minoff GENOVESE JOBLOVE & BATTISTA BURR & FORMAN GREENBERG TRAURIG Mark S. Feluren John R. Chiles (B*, R) David O. Batista, Jerold I. GREENBERG TRAURIG Budney, William R. Clayton, CHOICE LEGAL GROUP Donn A. Beloff, Stanley G. Glenn E. Goldstein, Jeffrey Marshall C. Watson (M) Jacobs, Jr., Kara L. MacCullough, Allan Hirsch, Kenneth A. Horky, GREENBERG TRAURIG Matthew W. Miller, David C. Peck John L. McManus, Michele L. Glenn E. Goldstein (B*) Stocker, Jon L. Swergold GREENSPOON MARDER LAW GREENSPOON MARDER LAW Michael H. Krul GREENSPOON MARDER LAW William Berger (B*), Brian William Berger, Rebecca Faith GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART S. McHugh (B*), Mark Bratter, Glenn N. Smith Robert C. White, Jr. K. Somerstein (B) GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART HOLLAND & KNIGHT GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Linda A. Conahan, George S. Tammy L. Knight Linda A. Conahan (B*) LeMieux STEWART H. LAPAYOWKER SHUTTS & BOWEN HACKLEMAN, OLIVE & JUDD Stewart H. Lapayowker Gary M. Bagliebter (B*) Robert S. Hackleman CRIMINAL DEFENSE: BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR HALICZER PETTIS & SCHWAMM NON-WHITE-COLLAR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY James S. Haliczer

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HICKS, PORTER, EBENFELD & STEIN, P.A.

MARK HICKS, ESQ. IRENE PORTER, ESQ. The Best Lawyers in America ■ Insurance

Best Lawyers for over 25 years The Best Lawyers in America ■ Appellate ■ Commercial Litigation

DINAH STEIN, ESQ. The Best Lawyers in America ■ Appellate

Congratulations to these partners of the firm

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PHOTOS BY ROBERT KLEMM

GREENE SMITH & ASSOCIATES, P.A.

Cynthia L. Greene

Laura Davis Smith

hen it comes to the emotionally laden process of W dissolving a marriage and all of the issues that go along with it, such as negotiating parenting plan arrangements or

alimony payments, there’s something to be said for choosing lawyers who treat each other like family. That’s exactly the way it is at Greene Smith & Associates, one of South Florida’s longest-established matrimonial law firms, where partners Cynthia Greene (a 34-year veteran of the practice) and Laura Davis Smith have been practicing together for nearly two decades. “Our long-standing relationship at the firm is a definite

plus for our clients in a lot of ways,” says Smith, who, along with Greene, is board certified in marital and family law and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. “We’re united in our drive to put forth work that we feel good about, and that comes across to our clients.” Smith notes that the firm, which handles complex marital and family law matters relating to asset division, business and real estate valuation, and other issues, represents both men and women in their divorces. But she also says, however, that having a women-only practice gives their female clients, in particular, a certain sense of comfort and solidarity.

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in Florida based on their particularly high level of peer recognition. ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME LAW

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In Fred Haddad’s all-time favorite non-white-collar criminal defense case, he defended alleged members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) who had, in his words, “tried to buy a Stinger missile for use in the war against Northern Ireland.” The three men, Kevin McKinley, Seamus Moley, and Joseph McColgan, were brought to trial in late 1990 and Haddad and his co-counsel won an acquittal on all but one minor charge against them. “An informant had advised the FBI that a few Irish guys living in Palm Beach County were very pro-IRA. It came to be that the government offered to provide them a Stinger missile, and this led to a long undercover investigation with an actual Stinger missile being mocked up and brought to these guys,” says Haddad. The trial lasted six weeks, and Bernadette Devlin, a major Irish republican activist and former member of the UK parliament, was brought in to testify on the defendants’ behalf. “That was my favorite case, my two co-counsel—who are two of my best friends—on that case’s favorite case, the judge’s favorite case, the favorite case that any of us ever tried—an incredible trial.” These days, Haddad splits his time doing white-collar and non-white-collar criminal defense, although, he says, “White-collar has slowed down, so the murders are back.” For Haddad, a great criminal defense lawyer must have a wide range of experiences and the instinct, background, and personality to relate well to people. Haddad himself has a big personality and congenial manner that, when combined with his intelligence, make him as formidable as he is personable. “I flipped a coin somewhere over whether to go law school or go to grad school for a PhD. and teach historical economics,” notes Haddad. “The most enjoyable thing about practicing in my field is seeing that the Constitution is applied, that the accused are given a fair trial and a chance at freedom, and that the system works the way it’s supposed to. It’s challenging work, but if it were easy anyone could do it and I find it very enjoyable.” By Nathaniel Barr


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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE BILZIN SUMBERG Albert E. Dotson, Jr. GREENBERG TRAURIG Robert S. Fine GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Simon Ferro

HEALTH CARE LAW AKERMAN Michael P. Gennett, William J. Spratt, Jr.

INSURANCE LAW KOZYAK TROPIN & THROCKMORTON AKERMAN Marcy Levine Aldrich, Gary J. Guzzi, Mark S. Shapiro, Nina S. Whiston CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT Steven J. Brodie, Jeffrey Michael Cohen FOWLER WHITE BURNETT J. Michael Pennekamp HICKS, PORTER, EBENFELD & STEIN Irene M. Porter 305.374.8171 | page 15 JOHN H. ROONEY, JR. John H. Rooney, Jr. KATZ, BARRON, SQUITERO, FAUST, FRIEDBERG, ENGLISH & ALLEN Jon W. Zeder MCLUSKEY, MCDONALD & HUGHES John W. McLuskey**

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RAILROAD LAW ROSSMAN, BAUMBERGER, REBOSO & SPIER Howard A. Spier

GENOVESE JOBLOVE & BATTISTA Michael D. Joblove*

GRAYROBINSON REAL ESTATE LAW Barbara J. Ferrer AKERMAN AKERMAN GREENBERG TRAURIG Teddy D. Klinghoffer, Michael A. Berke, Richard Hilarie Bass*, Burt Bruton**, Stephen K. Roddenberry Bezold, Dana Clayton*, Daniel Alan T. Dimond*, Lucia A. P. Faust, Manuel A. Fernandez, JEFFREY M. OSHINSKY Dougherty, Ricardo L. Fraga, Karen P. Kondell, Janice L. Jeffrey M. Oshinsky Laura R. Gangemi Vignola, Russell, Oscar A. Sanchez*, Richard J. Giusto, Steven E. MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Richard L. Schanerman, Andrew Goldman, Matthew B. Gorson, Ethan W. Johnson M. Smulian, Brian Tague Steven A. Landy, Nancy B. Lash, Juan P. Loumiet**, Mark PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION ALVAREZ ARRIETA & DIAZ-SILVEIRA A. Salky*, Gary A. Saul H. William Walker, Jr. BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER HOGAN LOVELLS US BERCOW RADELL & FERNANDEZ Stephen N. Zack (D) John F. O’Sullivan* Jeffrey S. Bercow CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT HOLLAND & KNIGHT Gregory M. Cesarano (D), Wendy F. BERGER SINGERMAN Mark I. Aronson, William R. Michael J. Higer* Lumish (D), Benjamine Reid (D) Bloom, Joseph G. Goldstein, John F. Halula, Anna Marie BILZIN SUMBERG CLARKE SILVERGLATE Hernandez*, Judith M. Korchin*, Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams, Mercer K. Clarke (D), Juan J. Mayol, Jr., Robert Brian L. Bilzin, Jon Chassen, Francisco Ramos, Jr. (D) H. Smith, Gavin Williams Michael N. Kreitzer*, Adam D. COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE Lustig, Marjie C. Nealon, Stanley B. HOMER BONNER JACOBS Henry Salas (D) Price, Martin A. Schwartz, James Peter W. Homer* W. Shindell, John C. Sumberg, COZEN O’CONNOR David W. Trench*, Mitchell E. HOWE LAW FIRM Richard M. Dunn (D) Widom* Osmond C. Howe, Jr. FOWLER WHITE BURNETT BROAD AND CASSEL HUGHES HUBBARD & REED Christopher E. Knight (D) Mark F. Raymond* William A. Weber FRIEDMAN & FRIEDMAN CAREY RODRIGUEZ MILIAN GONYA KATZ, BARRON, SQUITERO, FAUST, Gary Alan Friedman (P) FRIEDBERG, ENGLISH & ALLEN David P. Milian* 305.446.6485 | page 5 Erica L. English, Marc L. Faust, 305.372.7474 | page 21 Howard L. Friedberg, Michael D. HOLLAND & KNIGHT Katz, Ellen Rose CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT Lee Philip Teichner (D) Merrick L. Gross*, Thomas J. KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KUTNER, RUBINOFF & MOSS Meeks*, Jay A. Steinman KATZEN & LEVINE Andrew M. Moss (P) Abbey L. Kaplan*, Alan J. Kluger* COZEN O’CONNOR LEIGHTON LAW Jeffrey C. Gilbert* LEHTINEN SCHULTZ RIEDI John Elliott Leighton (P) DUANE MORRIS CATALANO DE LA FUENTE MCLUSKEY, MCDONALD & HUGHES Alvin D. Lodish* Thomas G. Schultz* David M. McDonald (P), John W. 305.760.8544 | page 27 FOWLER WHITE BURNETT McLuskey (P) Richard A. Wood MARKOWITZ RINGEL TRUSTY & PALMER PALMER & MANGIERO HARTOG David Mangiero (P) Thomas Ringel

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Marcos Daniel Jiménez*

SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW

MELAND RUSSIN & BUDWICK Mark S. Meland

AKERMAN Alan H. Aronson (R, S), Jonathan L. Awner (R, S), Leonard H. Bloom (R), J. Thomas Cookson (S), Bradley D. Houser (S), Brian Miller (S*), Esther L. Moreno (S), Stephen K. Roddenberry (S), Carl D. Roston (S)

MICHAEL S. OLIN Michael S. Olin* PATHMAN LEWIS Richard N. Schermer PECKAR & ABRAMSON Donald S. Rosenberg** RENNERT VOGEL MANDLER & RODRIGUEZ Jill Nexon Berman* RICHMAN GREER Manuel A. Garcia-Linares*

BARBARA J. OIKLE Barbara J. Oikle (R, S) BERGER SINGERMAN Daniel H. Aronson (S) BROAD AND CASSEL Daniel S. Newman (R, S*), Mark F. Raymond (S*)

RUSSOMANNO & BORRELLO Herman J. Russomanno* CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT SACHER, ZELMAN, HARTMAN, PAUL, Thomas J. Meeks (S) BEILEY & SACHER GREENBERG TRAURIG Stanley A. Beiley*, Hilarie Bass (S*), Jacqueline Richard M. Zelman Becerra (S*), Gary M. Epstein (R, S), Carl A. Fornaris (R, S), SHUTTS & BOWEN Kenneth C. Hoffman (S), Ira N. Joseph D. Bolton, Kevin D. Cowan, Rosner (S), David E. Wells (S) Margaret A. Rolando, J. Donald Wasil GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Mahesh H. Nanwani (S) SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS James E. Morgan III HOGAN LOVELLS US Daniel E. González (S*), Parker D. STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER Thomson (S*) ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Robert E. Gallagher, Jr., Patricia HOLLAND & KNIGHT K. Green, Peter D. Lopez, Brian Rodney H. Bell (S), J. Raul J. McDonough, Francisco J. Cosio (S*), Mitchell E. Herr Menendez, Robert I. Weissler (R, S*), Tracy A. Nichols (S*), Steven Sonberg (S) STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Ronald A. Kriss HOMER BONNER JACOBS Peter W. Homer (R, S*) WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Beatriz Azcuy-Diaz HUGHES HUBBARD & REED Nicolas Swerdloff (S*) WHITE & CASE Steven J. Vainder HUNTON & WILLIAMS Barry R. Davidson (S*) JONES DAY Enrique J. Martin (S)

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SUSAN J. HAHN IMMIGRATION LAW Susan J. Hahn’s immigration and nationality law practice was established in 1995 and focuses on international business-related immigration matters for multinational and international corporations worldwide. Ms. Hahn has represented public and private companies, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, universities, medical organizations, airlines, unions, and telecommunication and multimedia entities. Ms. Hahn represents clients in corporate transfers of managers and executives, specialized business professionals, investment entrepreneurs, business trade professionals, medical professionals, professors and researchers, chefs and hotel employees, and foreign nationals who are extraordinary in the field of business, science, and the arts. Ms. Hahn is a member of the Florida Bar and its International Law Section, the American Bar Association and its Section of International Law, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Ms. Hahn has been recognized as one of “Florida’s Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 20122016. Her firm, The Law Offices of Susan J. Hahn, P.A., has been ranked as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in the metropolitan Miami area for immigration by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2014, 2015, and 2016. Ms. Hahn has served as a committee member for The Florida Bar’s Unauthorized Practice Section and is featured in the Nationwide Register’s Report of Who’s Who in Executives and Businesses.

LAW OFFICES OF SUSAN J. HAHN, P.A.

Mizner Park | 327 Plaza Real, Suite 319 | Boca Raton, FL 33432 phone 561.288.9090 | miami 305.374.8008 email shahn@susanhahnlaw.com

JAY COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

Jay Cohen represents individuals and families who suffer due to the negligence of others. He has won large jury verdicts in Florida medical malpractice and complex commercial cases. Last year he was named a Most Effective Lawyers finalist in the medical malpractice category by the Daily Business Review. He has also been named by his peers to Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, Florida Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America. Jay has been elected to serve as a member of The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors and, most recently, to the Board of the Urban League of Broward County. He has taught law at Nova Southeastern University Law School and St. Thomas University School of Law. Jay was an undergraduate at the University of Florida and received his J.D. at South Texas College of Law.

One Financial Plaza, Suite 1500 | 100 SE Third Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 phone 954.763.6939 | fax 954.763.6093 email jcohen@jaycohenlaw.com

KENNY NACHWALTER HOLLAND & KNIGHT Richard H. Critchlow (S*), Stanley H. Christopher W. Boyett, Robert J. Wakshlag (S, S*) Friedman, Andrew H. Weinstein** 305.373.1000 | page 17 LAW OFFICES OF IVAN A. GOMEZ Ivan A. Gomez KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KATZEN & LEVINE MULLER LEBENSBURGER & Bruce A. Katzen (S) SCHWARTZ Charles E. Muller II KOZYAK TROPIN & THROCKMORTON Harley S. Tropin (S*) NOSTRO JONES Louis Nostro Jr. LEVINE KELLOGG LEHMAN SCHNEIDER + GROSSMAN ROBERT E. PANOFF Lawrence A. Kellogg (S*) Robert E. Panoff* MANDEL & MANDEL SHUTTS & BOWEN David S. Mandel (S*) Gary J. Cohen RICHMAN GREER WEISBERG KAINEN MARK Alan Graham Greer (S) Alan L. Weisberg** SACHER, ZELMAN, HARTMAN, PAUL, WILLIAM H. NEWTON, III BEILEY & SACHER William H. Newton III Stanley A. Beiley (S*), Joseph A. Sacher (S*) TECHNOLOGY LAW SHUTTS & BOWEN Stephen B. Gillman (S*) SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Alvin B. Davis (S*)

FELDMAN GALE Samuel A. Lewis 800.489.9814 | page 7

STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER GRAYROBINSON Kevin M. Levy ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Alison W. Miller (S) GREENBERG TRAURIG Manuel R. Valcarcel IV STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Laura E. Besvinick (S*), ROJAS LAW FIRM Lewis F. Murphy (S*) Jose I. Rojas THE BRODSKY LAW FIRM TRANSPORTATION LAW Richard E. Brodsky (S*) CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT WHITE & CASE Robert A. Zinn Mark O. Bagnall (S) FOWLER WHITE BURNETT SECURITIZATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW James N. Hurley GREENBERG TRAURIG GREENBERG TRAURIG Jeffrey S. Tenen Jeffrey S. Tenen HOLLAND & KNIGHT HOLLAND & KNIGHT George Mencio, Jr. George Mencio, Jr. PENNEKAMP LAW HUGHES HUBBARD & REED Tom Pennekamp, Jr. Amy G. Dulin

TRUSTS AND ESTATES

PRIVATE ADVISING GROUP Juan Pablo Cappello

SPORTS LAW GREENBERG TRAURIG Joseph Z. Fleming

TAX LAW AKERMAN L. Frank Cordero, Donald K. Duffy, Marci K. Poliakoff, Henry H. Raattama, Jr. BAKER & MCKENZIE James H. Barrett, Simon P. Beck, Steven Hadjilogiou, Robert F. Hudson, Jr., Stewart L. Kasner BERGER SINGERMAN Jerome M. Hesch BILZIN SUMBERG Richard M. Goldstein, Summer Ayers LePree, Jeffrey L. Rubinger**, Samuel C. Ullman** BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER Michael Kosnitzky CANTOR & WEBB Steven L. Cantor, Hal J. Webb

NOSTRO JONES Louis Nostro Jr. RICHMAN GREER Charles H. Johnson** STOKES MCMILLAN ANTÚNEZ Juan C. Antúnez*, Paul M. Stokes STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Lewis F. Murphy* WHITE & CASE Michael E. Kavoukjian

VENTURE CAPITAL LAW AKERMAN Daniel Jacobson, Teddy D. Klinghoffer BERGER SINGERMAN Daniel H. Aronson GREENBERG TRAURIG Jaret L. Davis HARPER MEYER PEREZ HAGEN O’CONNOR ALBERT & DRIBIN Ronald Albert, Jr. HOLLAND & KNIGHT Bruce Jay Colan

WATER LAW GREENBERG TRAURIG Joseph Z. Fleming

MIAMI BEACH COMMERCIAL LITIGATION VM DIAZ & PARTNERS Victor M. Diaz, Jr.

CONSTRUCTION LAW VM DIAZ & PARTNERS Victor M. Diaz, Jr.*

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION VM DIAZ & PARTNERS Victor M. Diaz, Jr. (P)

REAL ESTATE LAW

AKERMAN Richard C. Milstein**

BELOFF & SCHWARTZ Jonathan D. Beloff

BAKER & MCKENZIE Robert F. Hudson, Jr.

CLEAR TITLE GROUP Jay Phillip Parker

BERGER SINGERMAN Jerome M. Hesch

VM DIAZ & PARTNERS Victor M. Diaz, Jr.*

BILZIN SUMBERG Mitchell E. Widom* CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT Thomas J. Meeks* DAVID R. CARLISLE David R. Carlisle* DUANE MORRIS Harvey W. Gurland, Jr.* GREENBERG TRAURIG Norman J. Benford, Diana S.C. Zeydel** GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Thomas M. Karr* HARPER MEYER PEREZ HAGEN O’CONNOR ALBERT & DRIBIN Michael A. Dribin** HOLLAND & KNIGHT Christopher W. Boyett**, J. Raul Cosio*, Andrew H. Weinstein

CHARLES L. RUFFNER, ESQ. Charles L. Ruffner* LEHTINEN SCHULTZ RIEDI FOLEY & LARDNER CATALANO DE LA FUENTE Guillermo J. Fernandez-Quincoces Thomas G. Schultz* GREENBERG TRAURIG 305.760.8544 | page 27 Seth J. Entin, Ozzie A. Schindler, Charles E. Stiver, LEVINE KELLOGG LEHMAN Jr., Diana S.C. Zeydel SCHNEIDER + GROSSMAN Lawrence A. Kellogg* GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Mary E. Karr, Mark J. Scheer MULLER LEBENSBURGER & SCHWARTZ Charles E. Muller II

SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW VM DIAZ & PARTNERS Victor M. Diaz, Jr. (S*)

MIAMI LAKES EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN P. PATCHEN Brian P. Patchen

MIAMI SHORES IMMIGRATION LAW BANDER LAW FIRM Michael A. Bander

NAPLES ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW HAHN LOESER & PARKS Jeanne L. Seewald

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NEWLY LISTED LAWYERS

BANKING AND FINANCE LAW ELDER LAW PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR W. Jeffrey Cecil, Jeffrey COLEMAN YOVANOVICH KOESTER KOTLER LAW FIRM S. Kannensohn G. Helen Athan (B) A. Stephen Kotler & ANDRESS PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW ROETZEL Steven M. Falk, Paul K. ARTHUR Heuerman, Mark J. Price, Cathy S. Jeffrey S. Kannensohn (B) HAHN LOESER & PARKS Reiman*, Stephen E. Thompson** Jeffrey M. Folkman BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION SALVATORI, WOOD, BUCKEL, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CARMICHAEL & LOTTES CHEFFY PASSIDOMO Kevin R. Lottes, Leo J. Edward K. Cheffy CHEFFY PASSIDOMO Salvatori, C. Lane Wood R. Bruce Anderson COLEMAN, HAZZARD & TAYLOR J. Michael Coleman SECURITIES / CAPITAL FAMILY LAW GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON Jeffrey D. Fridkin ROBINS KAPLAN Lawrence A. Farese ROETZEL & ANDRESS John T. Blakely VERNON LITIGATION GROUP Christopher T. Vernon

MARKETS LAW

M. JEAN RAWSON M. Jean Rawson

PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Mary Beth M. Clary (R, S) PRACTICE VERNON LITIGATION GROUP Christopher T. Vernon (S) ROETZEL & ANDRESS Robert D. Pritt TAX LAW

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW BOND, SCHOENECK & KING Dennis C. Brown** COMMERCIAL LITIGATION HAHN LOESER & PARKS

CHEFFY PASSIDOMO Edward K. Cheffy

Jeanne L. Seewald (C, IP*, T)

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

COHEN & GRIGSBY COHEN & GRIGSBY Jason Hunter Korn, Kelley Geraghty John E. Lyncheski (EM, LM), Kelley Price Geraghty Price (LE*) COLEMAN, HAZZARD & TAYLOR LAND USE & ZONING LAW J. Michael Coleman CHEFFY PASSIDOMO FISHERBROYLES R. Bruce Anderson**, John M. Robert G. Menzies Passidomo, George L. Varnadoe GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON ROETZEL & ANDRESS Jeffrey D. Fridkin, D. Keith Robert D. Pritt* Wickenden ROBINS KAPLAN Lawrence A. Farese ROETZEL & ANDRESS John T. Blakely, Marc A. Huling, Cathy S. Reiman VERNON LITIGATION GROUP Christopher T. Vernon ZUNG/CLOUGH, ATTORNEYS AT LAW John C. Clough

CONSTRUCTION LAW CHEFFY PASSIDOMO Edward K. Cheffy*

CARDILLO, KEITH & BONAQUIST William D. Keith (P)

GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON Jeffrey D. Fridkin*, Richard C. Grant, D. Keith Wickenden*

BOND, SCHOENECK & KING C. Neil Gregory

BOND, SCHOENECK & KING F. Joseph McMackin III COHEN & GRIGSBY Hugh W. Nevin Jr. GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON Richard C. Grant PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR Mary Beth M. Clary QUARLES & BRADY Laura M. Holm

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR YALE T. FREEMAN Yale T. Freeman

EDUCATION LAW M. JEAN RAWSON M. Jean Rawson

KOTLER LAW FIRM A. Stephen Kotler

William M. Burke

CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD Todd L. Bradley, Deborah L. Russell

Jackson M. Bruce, Jr., Daniel K. Capes, Robert D.W. Landon II**, Alfred J. Stashis, Jr.

REAL ESTATE LAW ELIZABETH MORGAN & ASSOCIATES

COHEN & GRIGSBY Thad D. Kirkpatrick** COLEMAN YOVANOVICH KOESTER G. Helen Athan, Kevin G. Coleman FISHERBROYLES Robert G. Menzies* GEORGE P. LANGFORD ATTORNEY AT LAW George P. Langford GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON Jeffrey D. Fridkin*, Richard C. Grant GREENSPOON MARDER LAW John L. Farquhar KELLY PASSIDOMO & ALBA Kathleen C. Passidomo LAW OFFICES OF JAY F. COOK Jay F. Cook

For more than 20 years, David Keller has vigorously defended law yers and law f irms throughout Florida, defended Florida Bar grievance complaints, and counseled law f irms on risk management issues. He has been lis ted in The B e s t L aw ye r s in A m e r ic a for legal m a lp r a c t i c e s i n c e 20 0 8 . Ke ll e r h a s s u b s t a n t i a l experience with commercial litigation, insurance coverage, bad faith cases and other professional liability claims. Keller is frequently engaged in cases involving substantial fee disputes—as counsel and as an exper t witness. He has been engaged to mediate and arbitrate professional liability and law f irm fee disputes. Keller currently ser ves as vice chair of the 17th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission. He has ser ved as chairman of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee, and is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, the American Board of Trial Advocates (president, For t Lauderdale Chapter, 2009), and the Florida Defense Law yers Association. Keller has been an AV-rated law yer since 1992. He is also a licensed ins trument pilot, enabling him to ef fectively handle cases throughout Florida.

KELLER LANDSBERG PA

Broward Financial Centre 500 E. Broward Boulevard, Suite 1400 | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 phone 954.761.3550 | email david.keller@kellerlandsberg.com

www.kellerlandsberg.com

ROSE M. LA FEMINA TRUSTS & ESTATES

DENNIS R. WHITE Dennis R. White**

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION DUNWODY WHITE & LANDON

CHEFFY PASSIDOMO Edward K. Cheffy*, John M. Passidomo

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW DEFENSE

HAHN LOESER & PARKS Jeffrey M. Folkman

MUNICIPAL LAW COLEMAN YOVANOVICH KOESTER

COHEN & GRIGSBY Jason Hunter Korn*, Kelley Geraghty Price* FISHERBROYLES Robert G. Menzies*

CORPORATE LAW

COHEN & GRIGSBY Henry C. Cohen**, Hugh W. Nevin Jr.** FARMER & ASSOCIATES Aaron Farmer

LARRY PHILLIPS Larry E. Phillips SALVATORI, WOOD, BUCKEL, CARMICHAEL & LOTTES MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW Kevin Carmichael FISHERBROYLES TRUSTS AND ESTATES Robert B. Graziano (D) AKERMAN MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW Joe B. Cox, Jonathan E. Gopman HAHN LOESER & PARKS COHEN & GRIGSBY Jeanne L. Seewald Henry C. Cohen FISHERBROYLES Robert G. Menzies* ROETZEL & ANDRESS Robert D. Pritt

D. DAVID KELLER

PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER

Elizabeth L. Morgan

GOLDMAN FELCOSKI & STONE Robert W. Goldman* GOODMAN BREEN & GIBBS Dorothy M. Breen, Kenneth D. Goodman GRANT FRIDKIN PEARSON Howard L. Crown, Jeffrey D. Fridkin*, William M. Pearson**, D. Keith Wickenden* HAHN LOESER & PARKS Andrew J. Krause JOHN L. STINZIANO John L. Stinziano KOTLER LAW FIRM A. Stephen Kotler LAIRD A. LILE Laird A. Lile** NICI LAW FIRM James R. Nici PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS & ARTHUR William H. Myers, Robert J. Stommel QUARLES & BRADY Kimberly Leach Johnson, Bradley G. Rigor

Rose M. La Femina is a Florida board-certified wills, trusts, and estates attorney who focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, probate and trust litigation, and tax. Rose represents business owners, corporate executives, wealthy individuals and professionals, and their families with a wide-range of estate planning issues. Rose also represents individuals and corporate fiduciaries in probate and trust administration and litigation matters, including complicated tax planning available after a decedent’s death, settling will and trust disputes, and resolving controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. Rose acts as liaison between personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys and their clients in establishing special needs trusts for the supplemental needs of individuals while simultaneously preserving their public benefits eligibility. She also works with non-traditional couples and families regarding the issues that gay and lesbian couples—as well as other individuals in nontraditional relationships—face, including the legal complications associated with living together, adoption, and separation. Rose has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013 and is a MartindaleHubbell AV-Preeminent rated lawyer.

ROSE M. LA FEMINA

401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1400 | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 phone 954.332.2377 | fax 954.332.2301 email rose@trustsandestatespro.com

www.trustsandestatespro.com

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ANDREW ELLENBERG MEDICAL MALPRACTICE – PLAINTIFFS PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION – PLAINTIFFS

Andrew Ellenberg is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. A trial lawyer since 1988, Mr. Ellenberg’s expertise spans the range of cases that make up a plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death practice—representing individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic loss as a result of medical negligence, defective products, auto and aviation accidents, and cases involving abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults and the elderly. Mr. Ellenberg has been included since 2009 in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his representation of plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, has been selected by Florida Trend magazine as one of Florida’s Legal Elite for the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, as a South Florida Business Leader “Power Player,” is rated ’10-Superb’ by Avvo for medical malpractice, and has been included in every edition of South Florida Legal Guide’s “Top Lawyers” list, Florida Monthly’s “Best Legal Eagles” and Florida Super Lawyers for representing plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

ROETZEL & ANDRESS Brian V. McAvoy**, G. Carson McEachern, Cathy S. Reiman*, Joseph D. Zaks

APPELLATE PRACTICE

S. DRESDEN BRUNNER S. Dresden Brunner SALVATORI, WOOD, BUCKEL, CARMICHAEL & LOTTES Robert M. Buckel**

COMITER, SINGER, BASEMAN & BRAUN Alan H. Baseman, Keith B. Braun, COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Richard B. Comiter, Michael S. Singer** DOMNICK LAW THE WAGNER LAW GROUP David J. White Stephen M. Newman

WILSON & JOHNSON F. Edward Johnson, George A. Wilson II

THE WAGNER LAW GROUP Roberta Casper Watson

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW

VICTORIA CALEBRESE Victoria A. Calebrese

APPELLATE PRACTICE KULA & ASSOCIATES Elliot B. Kula

IMMIGRATION LAW

FAMILY LAW BARRY S. FRANKLIN & ASSOCIATES/ Barry S. Franklin

HEALTH CARE LAW

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW DOMNICK LAW David J. White (D)

TAX LAW

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL Leslie M. Kroeger (P), Stephan A. LeClainche (P)

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

BS Cornell University, 1974; JD, University of Miami, 1977, cum laude . Florida Bar, 1977. Florida Bar Board certified civil trial lawyer. Former editorial consultant to Matthew Bender Law Books. Author, Post-Trial Motions, Florida Civil Trial Practice , Chapter 18, tenth edition. Author, Inside The Minds – Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases , “Current Challenges in Handling Medical Malpractice Actions: Statutory Protections, Expenses, and Societal Misconceptions,” Thomson Reuters/ Asparatore 2012. Named as one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers in medical malpractice by the South Florida Legal Guide , 2002–2016. Selected as a Heavy Hitter in health care law by the South Florida Business Journal , Feb. 10, 2006. Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America , 2007–2016.”

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR IRA N. LOEWY Ira N. Loewy

EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW THOMAS R. BOLF Thomas R. Bolf

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Robert E. Gordon (P)

NELSON & NELSON Barry A. Nelson 305.932.2000 | page 27

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW

IRA N. LOEWY Ira N. Loewy

PLANTATION

TRUSTS AND ESTATES GORDON & DONER

ANDREW NEEDLE

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW MCHALE & SLAVIN Nicholas A. Zachariades (P)

NELSON & NELSON Barry A. Nelson 305.932.2000 | page 27

PINECREST

INSURANCE LAW CUNNINGHAM WHALEN & GASPARI Fred A. Cunningham

TAYON LAW Kathy J. Tayon

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW STANLEY KISZKIEL Stanley Kiszkiel (EI)

DEVORE LAW GROUP Jeffrey A. Devore

NEEDLE & ELLENBERG, P.A.

www.needleellenberg.com

PEMBROKE PINES

FAMILY LAW

NORTH MIAMI

NORTH MIAMI BEACH 1401 Brickell Avenue, Suite 900 | Miami, FL 33131 phone 305.530.0000 | fax 305.530.1919 email AEllenberg@needleellenberg.com

TRUSTS AND ESTATES

MARJORIE GADARIAN GRAHAM Marjorie Gadarian Graham

NORTH PALM BEACH MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW BOBO, CIOTOLI, WHITE & RUSSELL Eugene L. Ciotoli (D)

PALM BEACH

KLAUSNER, KAUFMAN, JENSEN, & LEVINSON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW Robert D. Klausner (EM, LU) COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL LAND USE & ZONING LAW Wallace B. McCall (P) FLORIDA ZONING LAW GROUP DOMNICK LAW Paul D. D’Arelli Sean C. Domnick (P), David J. White (D)

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION JOSEPH S. KASHI

COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL Stephan A. LeClainche (P), Theodore J. Leopold (P)

CUNNINGHAM WHALEN & GASPARI Fred A. Cunningham (P), David M. APPELLATE PRACTICE Gaspari (P), Gregory M. Yaffa (P) EDNA L. CARUSO DOMNICK LAW Edna L. Caruso Sean C. Domnick (P), David J. White (D, P)

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

EDNA L. CARUSO Edna L. Caruso (P)

REAL ESTATE LAW RABIDEAU LAW Guy Rabideau

TAX LAW DUNWODY WHITE & LANDON David M. Halpen

TRUSTS AND ESTATES DUNWODY WHITE & LANDON David M. Halpen

PALM BEACH GARDENS

GORDON & DONER Daniel G. Williams (P)

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL Leslie M. Kroeger (P), Stephan A. LeClainche (P), Theodore J. Leopold (P) CUNNINGHAM WHALEN & GASPARI Fred A. Cunningham (P) DOMNICK LAW David J. White (D)

REAL ESTATE LAW SIEGFRIED, RIVERA, HYMAN, LERNER, DE LA TORRE, MARS & SOBEL Oscar R. Rivera

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW MILLER, KAGAN, RODRIGUEZ & SILVER Scott H. Silver (E)

PUNTA GORDA REAL ESTATE LAW FARR, FARR, EMERICH, HACKETT, CARR AND HOLMES Jack O. Hackett II

TRUSTS AND ESTATES

FARR, EMERICH, HACKETT, PUBLIC FINANCE LAW FARR, CARR AND HOLMES Guy S. Emerich MARK E. RAYMOND Mark E. Raymond

TAX LAW

SINGER, BASEMAN & ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE COMITER, RESOLUTION BRAUN Alan H. Baseman, Richard B. ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MEDIATORS Melanie Coleman Jacobson (A)

Joseph S. Kashi (P)

Comiter

SANIBEL TRUSTS AND ESTATES HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES & HOLT David M. Platt**

NEEDLE & ELLENBERG, P.A.

1401 Brickell Avenue, Suite 900 | Miami, FL 33131 phone 305.530.0000 | fax 305.530.1919 email ANeedle@needleellenberg.com

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FIRMS/LAWYERS ON BESTLAWYERS.COM

SOUTH MIAMI COMMERCIAL LITIGATION CRIDEN & LOVE Alexander Angueira

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR LAW OFFICE OF HENRY P. BELL Henry P. Bell

FAMILY LAW LEINOFF & LEMOS Andrew M. Leinoff, Natalie S. Lemos

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW MALCA AND JACOBS Jeffrey I. Jacobs (C), Ramon Malca (C)

STUART COMMERCIAL LITIGATION FERRARO LAW GROUP Russell J. Ferraro, Jr. GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Stephen C. Page

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Stephen C. Page (IP*)

REAL ESTATE LAW GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Stephen C. Page* MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, KONOPKA, THOMAS & WEISS Alan B. Rose*

TRUSTS AND ESTATES GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Stephen C. Page*

SUNRISE PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION ABRAMOWITZ, POMERANTZ & MOREHEAD Charles A. Morehead III (P)

VENICE TRUSTS AND ESTATES ISPHORDING, BECHTOLD & SHARRER Roger O. Isphording

NEWLY LISTED LAWYERS

PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER

BANKING AND FINANCE LAW CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT Thomas A. Dye, John R. Hart, Joseph Ianno, Jr., Stacey K. Sutton, AKERMAN Thomas E. Warner Thomas E. Streit (B) BEASLEY KRAMER & GALARDI CHRISTOPHER KAMMERER James W. Beasley, Jr. (B*) Christopher W. Kammerer CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Robert D. Critton, Jr. (B*) Gregory W. Coleman, Robert D. Critton, Jr. GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Michael V. Mitrione (B) FOX ROTHSCHILD Gary M. Dunkel JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & GREENBERG TRAURIG STUBBS Bridget A. Berry, Mark F. Bideau, Michael T. Kranz (B*) Joseph C. Coates III, Bradford D. MCDONALD HOPKINS Kaufman, Patricia A. Leonard Peter M. Bernhardt (B*) GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER, LAWYERS Jack J. Aiello, David R. Atkinson, J. Michael Burman (B*) Jr., Nicole K. Atkinson, G. Joseph Curley, Jr., John W. BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR Little III, Edward A. Marod, DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY Joseph G. Santoro, Gregor J. AND REORGANIZATION LAW Schwinghammer, Jr., Brian M. Seymour CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT Robert N. Gilbert HOLLAND & KNIGHT Richard C. Hutchison GREENSPOON MARDER LAW Michael R. Bakst JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION Margaret L. Cooper, H. Michael Easley, Scott G. Hawkins, Joanne ACKERMAN, LINK AND SARTORY M. O’Connor, Peter A. Sachs, David P. Ackerman, Scott J. Link Sidney A. Stubbs, Jr., Roberto M. Vargas, Robert W. Wilkins CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman, KAYE SCHOLER Robert D. Critton, Jr. David Klingsberg, Manuel Kushner GREENBERG TRAURIG Mark F. Bideau MCCABE RABIN Ryon M. McCabe GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART G. Joseph Curley, Jr. MCDONALD HOPKINS Peter M. Bernhardt JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, Scott G. Hawkins, Sidney A. KONOPKA, THOMAS & WEISS Stubbs, Jr. Roy E. Fitzgerald III, L. Louis Mrachek, Daniel A. Thomas MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, KONOPKA, THOMAS & WEISS REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER, LAWYERS L. Louis Mrachek J. Michael Burman REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER, LAWYERS RICHMAN GREER J. Michael Burman Gary S. Betensky, Manuel Farach, Michael J. Napoleone, RICHMAN GREER Ronald P. Ponzoli, Jr., Gerald Gerald F. Richman, F. Richman, John G. White III John G. White III SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY John Scarola 561.686.6300 | page 2 SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Patricia E. Lowry

RODNEY L. TENNYSON Rodney L. Tennyson

CLARK, FOUNTAIN, LA VISTA, PRATHER, KEEN & LITTKY-RUBIN Julie H. Littky-Rubin JAMES K. GREEN James K. Green KREUSLER-WALSH, COMPIANI & VARGAS Barbara J. Compiani, Jane Kreusler-Walsh

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

A Passion for Justice— A History of Excellence

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nce again chosen among a select group of attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America, Diana Santa Maria and her firm have been representing persons injured or harmed by the negligence of others for over 25 years. The firm’s practice, exclusively devoted to plaintiffs’ personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice, is recognized for its excellence in advocacy and adherence to the highest standards of ethics in the pursuit of justice for clients and their families. Over the past two decades the firm has obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of auto, train, bus, aviation, and boating accidents; injuries and deaths on construction sites; drownings in unsafe pools and swimming venues; and medical malpractice and criminal assaults in public places resulting from inadequate security. The common denominator is always the same one— where an unsafe practice or product results in harm due to neglect or indifference to safety, the criteria is met for the firm’s embarking on a quest for compensation and correction. THE FIRM CONCENTR ATES ITS PR AC TICE IN: ■ Catastrophic Injury ■ Transportation Accidents ■ Auto, Bus, Train & Trucking Accidents ■ Construction Site Accidents

■ Medical Malpractice ■ Nursing Home Neglect ■ Products Liability ■ Inadequate Security ■ Defective Drugs & Pharmaceutical Devices

DIANA SANTA MARIA 5220 So. University Dr. | Suite 205 C | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328 phone 954.434.1077 | fax 954.434.4462 email diana@santamarialaw.net www.santamarialaw.net

Z ARCO E INHORN S ALKOWSKI B RITO ATTORNEYS AT LAW

ROSENBAUM MOLLENGARDEN Daniel S. Rosenbaum SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY John Scarola 561.686.6300 | page 2

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (INCLUDING LLCS AND PARTNERSHIPS) SHUTTS & BOWEN

Arnold L. Berman, Eric C. Christu, Alfred A. LaSorte, Jr., John F. Mariani WEST PALM BEACH CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES AND SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS FAMILY BUSINESSES LAW Patricia E. Lowry, John B.T. Murray, Jr. ANTITRUST LAW GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Michael V. Mitrione KAYE SCHOLER CONSTRUCTION LAW David Klingsberg COMMERCIAL FINANCE LAW BROAD AND CASSEL Jacqueline S. Miller APPELLATE PRACTICE MCDONALD HOPKINS Peter M. Bernhardt CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT BURLINGTON & ROCKENBACH Joseph Ianno, Jr.* Philip M. Burlington CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT Thomas E. Warner

DIANA SANTA MARIA

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Michael V. Mitrione

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

ACKERMAN, LINK AND SARTORY David P. Ackerman, Scott J. Link AKERMAN John C. Dotterrer, James M. McCann, Lawrence P. Rochefort, David I. Spector BROAD AND CASSEL Patricia Lebow, Mark R. Osherow

CIKLIN LUBITZ & O’CONNELL Bruce G. Alexander** GREENBERG TRAURIG Bridget A. Berry*, Mark F. Bideau** MCDONALD HOPKINS Peter M. Bernhardt** MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, KONOPKA, THOMAS & WEISS Daniel A. Thomas** RICHMAN GREER Gerald F. Richman*

Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito wishes to congratulate four of their partners for being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016! Robert Zarco Robert Einhorn Robert Salkowski Alejandro Brito On behalf of everyone at Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito,

Congratulations!

Z ARCO E INHORN S ALKOWSKI B RITO

MIAMI TOWER | 100 SE 2nd St. 27th Floor | Miami, FL 33131 | 305.374.5418 info@zarcolaw.com | www.zarcolaw.com www.bestlawyers.com

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CORPORATE LAW LESSER, LESSER, LANDY & SMITH GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART David G. Bates, Thomas A. Hickey, Michael V. Mitrione SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Scott Monroe Coffey, Thomas R. McGuigan

Michael S. Smith

RICHARD G. LUBIN Richard G. Lubin

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR ACKERMAN, LINK AND SARTORY David P. Ackerman ATTERBURY GOLDBERGER & WEISS Joseph R. Atterbury, Jack A. Goldberger RICHARD G. LUBIN Richard G. Lubin ROTH & DUNCAN David L. Roth

CLARK, FOUNTAIN, LA VISTA, PRATHER, KEEN & LITTKY-RUBIN Mark W. Clark (P), Nancy La Vista (P)

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART David R. Atkinson, Jr. (IP*, P*)

LARMOYEUX & BONE Christopher M. Larmoyeux (P)

JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS Scott G. Hawkins (IP*)

LYTAL, REITER, SMITH, IVEY & FRONRATH Lake Lytal, Jr. (P), Joseph J. Reiter (P), Kevin C. Smith (P)

NOVAK DRUCE CONNOLLY BOVE + QUIGG Gregory A. Nelson (P)

ROTH & DUNCAN David L. Roth

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Patricia E. Lowry (D)

REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER, LAWYERS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW J. Michael Burman*, Bernard A. Lebedeker* BABBITT & JOHNSON Theodore Babbitt (P)

AKERMAN CRIMINAL DEFENSE: James M. McCann (IP*), NON-WHITE-COLLAR Mark D. Passler (P)

ATTERBURY GOLDBERGER & WEISS Joseph R. Atterbury, Jack A. Goldberger

FIRMS/LAWYERS ON BESTLAWYERS.COM

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW AKERMAN Christopher S. Duke (LE*), David I. Spector (LE*) CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman (LE*) FORDHARRISON Christine D. Hanley (LE*) GREENBERG TRAURIG Bridget A. Berry (LE*), Mark F. Bideau (EM, LE*)

EMINENT DOMAIN AND GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART CONDEMNATION LAW G. Joseph Curley, Jr. (LE*), Joseph

G. Santoro (LE*) GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART John W. Little III, Brian M. Seymour JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & Margaret L. Cooper (LE*), John S. STUBBS Trimper (EM, LE*, LM) H. Adams Weaver, Jr. SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW Patricia E. Lowry (EM, LE*) JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS David E. Bowers

WARD DAMON I. Jeffrey Pheterson (EI, LM)

JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS Scott G. Hawkins*, Keith W. Rizzardi

Clifford I. Hertz, Jacqueline S. Miller GREENBERG TRAURIG Mark F. Bideau*, Robert Sanders

LEWIS, LONGMAN & WALKER Terry E. Lewis**, Alfred J. Malefatto, Stephen A. Walker**

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART John W. Little III**, Brian M. Seymour*

SHUTTS & BOWEN E. Lee Worsham**

JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS Scott G. Hawkins*

ROBERT T. BERGIN, JR. Robert T. Bergin, Jr. (P) SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY F. Gregory Barnhart (P), William A. Norton (P), John Scarola (P), Christian D. Searcy, Sr. (P), John A. Shipley III (P), Karen E. Terry (P) 561.686.6300 | page 2

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW BEASLEY KRAMER & GALARDI James W. Beasley, Jr.* CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman*, Robert D. Critton, Jr.* GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART David G. Bates REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER, LAWYERS J. Michael Burman*

MUNICIPAL LAW JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS John C. Randolph**

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LAND USE & ZONING LAW ENVIRONMENTAL LAW BROAD AND CASSEL ADAMS | COOGLER

FAMILY LAW CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Mark T. Luttier

SHUTTS & BOWEN Raymond W. Royce

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW

KAPNER & KAPNER Lewis Kapner LAW OFFICES OF JOHN T. CHRISTIANSEN John T. Christiansen MICHAEL P. WALSH Michael P. Walsh

CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Robert D. Critton, Jr. (D, P) RICHMAN GREER John G. White III (D, P)

LITIGATION - REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC,

TELECOM, ENERGY) SASSER, CESTERO & SASSER Jorge M. Cestero, Thomas J. Sasser GREENBERG TRAURIG Joseph C. Coates III, WARD DAMON Bradford D. Kaufman Eddie E. Stephens III FIRST AMENDMENT LAW GREENBERG TRAURIG Mark F. Bideau*

HEALTH CARE LAW SHUTTS & BOWEN James A. Farrell

INSURANCE LAW CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman**, Robert D. Critton, Jr.*

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MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS GREENBERG TRAURIG Mark F. Bideau (D) SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY Brenda S. Fulmer (P), John Scarola (P), Karen E. Terry (P), C. Calvin Warriner III (P) 561.686.6300 | page 2 SHUTTS & BOWEN John F. Mariani (D)

Roy R. Watson II (D)

BABBITT & JOHNSON Theodore Babbitt (P), Joseph R. Johnson (P) CLARK, FOUNTAIN, LA VISTA, PRATHER, KEEN & LITTKY-RUBIN Mark W. Clark (P), Donald R. Fountain, Jr. (P), W. Hampton Keen (P), David C. Prather (P) CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman (P), Robert D. Critton, Jr. (D, P)

SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY Rosalyn S. Baker-Barnes (P), F. Gregory Barnhart (P), Brian R. Denney (P), Mariano Garcia (P), Jack P. Hill (P), William A. Norton (P), John Scarola (P), Christian D. Searcy, Sr. (P), John A. Shipley III (P), Christopher K. Speed (P), Karen E. Terry (P), C. Calvin Warriner III (P) 561.686.6300 | page 2 SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Patricia E. Lowry (D)

NEWLY LISTED LAWYERS

BROAD AND CASSEL Steven Ellison*, Clifford I. Hertz, Jacqueline S. Miller, Carl V. Romano CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT Thomas A. Hanson**, Lynda J. Harris CIKLIN LUBITZ & O’CONNELL Alan J. Ciklin, Robert L. Crane CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman*, Robert D. Critton, Jr.*

PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER

NASON, YEAGER, GERSON, WHITE & LIOCE Domenick R. Lioce

TECHNOLOGY LAW GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART David G. Bates

TRUSTS AND ESTATES BEASLEY KRAMER & GALARDI James W. Beasley, Jr.* CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Robert D. Critton, Jr.*

FOX ROTHSCHILD Howard Bregman, Gary M. Dunkel* GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Nicole K. Atkinson*, Elaine M. GELFAND & ARPE Bucher, Daniel A. Hanley, William T. Michael J. Gelfand Hennessey**, Lisa A. Schneider**, Michael D. Simon*, Stephen G. THE LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM E. GREENBERG TRAURIG Vogelsang JOHNSON Bridget A. Berry*, Mark F. William E. Johnson (P) Bideau*, Laurie L. Gildan**, JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & David M. Layman STUBBS PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION David E. Bowers, Thornton M. GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Henry, Theodore S. Kypreos*, BABBITT & JOHNSON David R. Atkinson, Jr.*, Nicole K. Theodore Babbitt (P) Atkinson*, Lewis F. Crippen, Paul K. Peter A. Sachs* Hines, H. William Perry, Cynthia C. MATWICZYK & BROWN CLARK, FOUNTAIN, LA VISTA, Russomano Peter Matwiczyk** PRATHER, KEEN & LITTKY-RUBIN Mark W. Clark (P), Donald R. JERRY E. ARON MCDONALD HOPKINS Fountain, Jr. (P), W. Hampton Keen Jerry E. Aron Peter M. Bernhardt* (P), Nancy La Vista (P) JONATHAN GILBERT PRESSLY & PRESSLY GAEBE, MULLEN, ANTONELLI & Jonathan S. Gilbert James G. Pressly, Jr.** DIMATTEO JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & Anthony DiMatteo (D) REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER, LAWYERS STUBBS J. Michael Burman* GREENBERG TRAURIG Larry B. Alexander, Ben Alexander, Phillip H. Hutchinson (D) Jr., Scott G. Hawkins*, Peter S. SHUTTS & BOWEN Holton David A. Gart KAYE SCHOLER David Klingsberg (D) KUBICKI DRAPER SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Jeremy E. Slusher* John B.T. Murray, Jr.* LYTAL, REITER, SMITH, IVEY & FRONRATH MCDONALD HOPKINS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW Lance C. Ivey (P), Joseph J. Peter M. Bernhardt*, John T. Reiter (P) Metzger** MILLER, KAGAN, RODRIGUEZ & SILVER RICHMAN GREER MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, H. George Kagan (E) John G. White III (D, P) KONOPKA, THOMAS & WEISS L. Louis Mrachek* ROSENTHAL, LEVY, SIMON & RYLES SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA Gerald A. Rosenthal (C) REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER, LAWYERS BARNHART & SHIPLEY J. Michael Burman* Brian R. Denney (P), Darryl L. Lewis (P), Edward V. Ricci (P), WESTON GREER Christian D. Searcy, Sr. (P), Karen RICHMAN Gary S. Betensky*, Manuel E. Terry (P), C. Calvin Warriner Farach**, Gerald F. Richman* III (P) BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR 561.686.6300 | page 2 ROSEN LAW GROUP DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY Marvin S. Rosen AND REORGANIZATION LAW SHUTTS & BOWEN SHUTTS & BOWEN SHAWDE & EATON John F. Mariani (D) Alfred A. LaSorte, Jr.*, Arthur J. John D. Eaton**, John C. Shawde Menor, Steven R. Parson, Raymond SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS W. Royce John B.T. Murray, Jr. (D) COMMERCIAL LITIGATION THE LAW OFFICES OF CRAIG GOLDENFARB Spencer T. Kuvin (P)

DAVID J. GLATTHORN David J. Glatthorn (P)

ROSENTHAL LAW GROUP PROFESSIONAL WARD DAMON Alex P. Rosenthal MALPRACTICE LAW Philip H. Ward III SECURITIES / CAPITAL CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN CONSTRUCTION LAW MARKETS LAW Gregory W. Coleman (D)

GAEBE, MULLEN, ANTONELLI & DIMATTEO Anthony DiMatteo (D)

LYTAL, REITER, SMITH, IVEY & FRONRATH Lake Lytal, Jr. (P)

ACKERMAN, LINK AND SARTORY David P. Ackerman (S*), Scott J. Link (S, S*) JAMES D. WILKERSON JR. BEASLEY KRAMER & GALARDI SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA James D. Wilkerson Jr. (P) James W. Beasley, Jr. (S*) BARNHART & SHIPLEY Karen E. Terry (P) KUBICKI DRAPER GREENBERG TRAURIG 561.686.6300 | page 2 Laurie J. Adams (D) Mark F. Bideau (S*), Joseph C. Coates III (S*), Tracy L. Gerber LARMOYEUX & BONE Lorie M. Gleim (S*), PUBLIC FINANCE LAW (S*), Bill Bone (P), Christopher M. Bradford D. Kaufman (R, S, S*) Larmoyeux (P) GREENBERG TRAURIG RICHMAN GREER Stephen D. Sanford LESSER, LESSER, LANDY & SMITH Gerald F. Richman (S*) Joseph B. Landy (P), Gary S. Lesser LOCKE LORD SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS (P), Michael S. Smith (P) Richard J. Miller Scott Monroe Coffey (S), LYTAL, REITER, SMITH, IVEY & Thomas R. McGuigan (S) REAL ESTATE LAW FRONRATH Lance C. Ivey (P), Lake Lytal, Jr. TAX LAW ACKERMAN, LINK AND SARTORY (P), Lake H. Lytal III (P), Joseph J. Wendy Sartory Link Reiter (P), Scott B. Smith (P) GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Adi Rappoport*, Stephen G. REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER, LAWYERS AKERMAN Vogelsang Lawrence P. Rochefort*, J. Michael Burman (P), Justus W. Thomas E. Streit Reid (P) JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS BEASLEY KRAMER & GALARDI ROBERT T. BERGIN, JR. David E. Bowers James W. Beasley, Jr.* Robert T. Bergin, Jr. (P) MATWICZYK & BROWN Peter Matwiczyk*

ROSENTHAL LAW GROUP Alex P. Rosenthal*

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LEWIS LEGAL GROUP Jeannete C. Lewis (P) THE MCKEE LAW GROUP Robert J. McKee (P)

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION THE MCKEE LAW GROUP Robert J. McKee (P)

REAL ESTATE LAW OPPENHEIM LAW Roy D. Oppenheim

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ENA T. DIAZ

ROBERT A. DULBERG

PETER L. GLADSTONE

LITIGATION – LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

FAMILY LAW

Ena T. Diaz is an experienced employment lawyer who offers bilingual, personal, and professional legal services to businesses and individuals, particularly, high level executives. Ms. Diaz assists employers understand employment law issues and recommends solutions for the business. Ms. Diaz offers a practical and straightforward approach to resolving employment law disputes without extensive litigation, when possible. Her solid employerside background is an asset when Ms. Diaz represents individual employees. This experience allows her to quickly assess the strengths and weaknesses of potential cases. She is a frequent speaker at programs and seminars on employment law matters. Ms. Diaz also serves as a mediator and arbitrator on employment law matters. She is a certified circuit civil mediator by the Florida Supreme Court and a certified mediator by the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. Ms. Diaz is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She earned her law degree with honors from Southern Methodist University and received her undergraduate degree from Duke University.

Robert A. Dulberg, principal of Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution, a full service ADR firm, has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a circuit civil mediator and family mediator since 1989. He is also a mediator in the Southern District of the U.S. District Court and a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator. Mr. Dulberg is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He has mediated well over 7,000 cases in the areas of complex personal injury, insurance disputes, commercial litigation, labor and employment, professional malpractice, probate, disability insurance, and family law. He has been recognized repeatedly as one of Florida’s Legal Elite, a Best Lawyer, and a Florida Super Lawyer in the field of ADR. Salmon & Dulberg has offices throughout South Florida.

ENA T. DIAZ, P.A. 999 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Suite 720 | Coral Gables, FL 33134 phone 305.377.8828 | fax 305.356.1311 email ediaz@enadiazlaw.com www.enadiazlaw.com

SALMON & DULBERG DISPUTE RESOLUTION 19 West Flagler Street, Suite 620 | Miami, FL 33130 phone 305.371.5490 | fax 305.371.5492 email rdulberg@aol.com www.sd-adr.com

Peter L. Gladstone, principal of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., handles complex divorce litigation. He has practiced exclusively in this field since 1988. A fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2003, Mr. Gladstone currently sits on the Board of Managers of the Florida chapter. He is Florida Bar board certified in marital and family law, and AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. From 2005–2016, has been included in Best Lawyers. He has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2006, 2008–2012), Florida Super Lawyers (2006–2015), and South Florida Legal Guide (2007–2015). Mr. Gladstone is past chair of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, having been a member of the executive council since 1997.

GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN, P.A. Main Office 101 N. Federal Hwy, Suite 702 | Boca Raton, FL 33432 phone 561.447.2274 | fax 561.447.2275 Satellite Office 110 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1700 | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 phone 954.761.9994 | fax 954.761.9969 www.gwpa.com

DALE R. HIGHTOWER

BARRY A. NELSON

GARY S. PHILLIPS

CORPORATE DEFENSE PREMISES LIABILITY DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION LIABILITY DEFENSE

TAX LAW TRUSTS & ESTATES

LITIGATION – REAL ESTATE

Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod has been a leader in insurance defense for over two decades. Our team of experienced litigators in Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Tampa has zealously represented thousands of clients in personal injury and other insurance-related matters. Our law firm was founded by Dale R. Hightower in 1992. Mr. Hightower has tried over 200 jury trials with a 90% success rate (defense verdict or less than pre-trial offer). He has been named a “Top Lawyer” by the Florida Legal Guide from 2007 through 2015, a Florida Super Lawyer by the Miami Herald in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2015, and one of “South Florida’s Top AV-Rated Lawyers” since 1993. Mr. Hightower and the skilled attorneys at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod work diligently to provide our clients with solutions to their legal goals. Our experience and attention to cost-effective litigation consistently results in prompt and favorable results for our clients.

Barry A. Nelson, a shareholder of Nelson & Nelson, P.A., is a Florida Bar board certified tax and wills, trusts & estates attorney with an emphasis on integrating estate planning and asset protection. Mr. Nelson is rated as an AV Preeminent Lawyer by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. He has been listed as one of less than 10 lawyers annually receiving the highest rating of “Band 1” in the Florida Estate Planning category in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2010. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 and is named 2015 Miami Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Mr. Nelson is a fellow of the American College and Trust Counsel and served as its Asset Protection Committee chair from 2009-2012. He served as an adjunct professor for the University of Miami School of Law LL.M. in the taxation program (1998-2009), served three years as founding chairman of the Florida Bar’s Asset Preservation Committee, and is a co-founder of the Victory Center for Autism and Behavioral Challenges.

HIGHTOWER, STRATTON, NOVIGROD 4770 Biscayne Blvd., Suite1200 | Miami, FL 33137 phone 305.539.0909 | fax 305.530.0661 email dale@hightowerlaw.net www.hightowerlaw.net

NELSON & NELSON, P.A. 2775 Sunny Isles Blvd, Suite 118 | North Miami Beach, FL 33160 phone 305.932.2000 | fax 305.932.6585 email barry@estatetaxlawyers.com www.estatetaxlawyers.com

THOMAS G. SCHULTZ

JEFFREY A. WEISSMAN

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

FAMILY LAW

Gary S. Phillips, an AV-rated attorney, founded and manages the firm of Phillips, Cantor, Shalek, Rubin & Pfister, P.A. Phillips has practiced as a litigator in South Florida for over 30 years, representing clients in all phases of civil and commercial litigation, including business, real estate, construction, employment, and condominium litigation. His expert knowledge of trial law, together with his familiarity with South Florida’s diverse business, demographic and socioeconomic issues has earned him a reputation as one of South Florida’s top trial lawyers. Along with his active participation in community events, and numerous professional associations and memberships, Phillips has been featured in Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite, South Florida Legal Guide ’s “Top Lawyers,” and the Florida Super Lawyers list.

PHILLIPS, CANTOR, SHALEK, RUBIN & PFISTER, P.A. 4000 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 500 North Hollywood, FL 33021 phone 954.966.1820 | fax 954.414.9309 email gphillips@phillipslawyers.com www.phillipslawyers.com

BUSINESS EDITION

Thomas G. Schultz has an active state and federal court receivership practice, as well as a commercial litigation practice. He has had numerous appointments as a receiver and as a Special Master in a variety of high-profile actions. Mr. Schultz has also served as lead counsel in hundreds of complex commercial litigation cases over a 30-year period, including disputes in the following areas: corporate governance, business contracts, accounting and legal malpractice, trusts, real estate transactions, insurance coverage, and bad faith litigation. He is involved with the state and federal bars, and has served on several judicial nominating commissions in Florida. In addition to litigation, Mr. Schultz’s firm also has a broad real estate, land use, and municipal law practice.

LEHTINEN SCHULTZ RIEDI CATALANO DE LA FUENTE, PLLC 1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2200 | Miami, FL 33131 phone 305.760.8544 | fax 305.356.5720 email TSchultz@LSRCF.com www.LSRCF.com

Jeffrey A. Weissman, principal at Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., handles complex divorce litigation. He is Florida Bar board certified in marital and family law, and AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He was named family law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in 2016 for the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area (including Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Delray Beach) and 2014 for the Miami metropolitan area (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton). He has repeatedly been included in Best Lawyers (2007–2016) and other legal publications. Mr. Weissman is a Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator and certified guardian ad litem. He serves on the executive council and is past co-chair of the legislative committee of The Florida Bar Family Law Section.

GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN, P.A. Main Office 101 N. Federal Hwy, Suite 702 | Boca Raton, FL 33432 phone 561.447.2274 | fax 561.447.2275 Satellite Office 110 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1700 | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 phone 954.761.9994 | fax 954.761.9969 www.gwpa.com

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Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A. proudly congratulates our firm’s partners who were selected for inclusion in

THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2016

Oscar J. Cabanas

Nicholas E. Christin

Shelley H. Leinicke

Leslie A. McCormick

Personal Injury Litigation

Appellate Practice

Fort Lauderdale

Trusts and Estates

Personal Injury Litigation

Jacksonville

Melbourne

Miami

Jordan S. Cohen

Commercial Litigation

Jackson F. McCoy

Personal Injury Litigation

Naples

Orlando

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Dennis M. O’Hara

Personal Injury Litigation

Tampa

West Palm Beach


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