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VETERANS OF THE COURTROOM When attorneys or law firms need outside counsel, the 20-lawyer litigation boutique Coffey Burlington has long been the first firm of choice. Coffey Burlington has become the go-to law firm for lawyers, thanks to its attorneys’ decades of winning results across a broad spectrum of high-stakes trials. Best Lawyers® recognized attorney, Robert Burlington, the firm’s managing partner, beams with pride while recounting the firm’s formidable legal talent, assembled during his 40 years of practice: “We have Kendall Coffey, a Best Lawyers® 2019 Professional Malpractice Law – Defense ‘Lawyer of the Year’ winner in Miami; Albert Caruana, Best Lawyers’ 2015 and 2018 Family Law ‘Lawyer of the Year’ winner in Miami; Andy Marks, Best Lawyers’ 2018 and 2020 Litigation – First Amendment ‘Lawyer of the Year’ winner in Miami; former federal prosecuter Jeff Crockett with 36 years experience; and David Freedman with 45 years experience.” Given its depth of experience, Coffey Burlington is able to offer a diverse litigation practice that spans commercial and real estate litigation, trial and appellate matters, arbitration, and federal criminal law. And while Kendall Coffey declines to name the lawyers or law firms that turn to Coffey Burlington when faced with threats or legal challenges, public court records reveal a “Who’s Who” of leading law firms that Coffey Burlington’s attorneys have represented for more than 40 years.

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While the depth, scope, and credentials of the firm’s most seasoned partners is reassuring to its clients, Burlington (a Best Lawyers, Chambers, and Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame honoree) is quick to add that the firm’s continuation and succession is assured.

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Equity partner Susan Raffanello agreed and expanded: “Bob and Kendall coming together in 1978 was our beginning, staying together marked our progress, but working together is our real success. We remained disciplined and we selectively grew to assemble and retain the highly talented group of lawyers that comprise our firm. We got here by not being afraid to give up the good to go for the great, and we will continue on that path for the benefit of our clients.” Equity partners Kevin Kaplan, Paul Schwiep, Dan Blonsky, Susan Raffanello, and partner Melissa Jacobs have been winning for our clients in jury and non-jury trials, and at the appellate level, for more than thirty years. Albert Caruana, David Freedman, Andy Marks, and Jeff Crockett have been champions for our clients for more than forty years. “The firm’s younger lawyers are adding winning layers to the firm’s reputation and legacy” said partner Fernando Tamayo, the globe-trotting Co-Chair of the firm’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance and Defense group. “ I look forward to coming to work every day because I am energized and enriched by the support I receive from my colleagues. We challenge one another at every level and for the benefit of our clients. That process adds value to our preparation and our work product, across all practice groups” said Tamayo. Kendall Coffey added: “We are also fortunate to have a strong group of younger partners and associates who are among the best and brightest anywhere.”


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VER THE PAST SEVERAL DECADES, Steve Yerrid and the trial law yers of The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A., have built one of the most successful civil trial practices in the country. Led by Yerrid, who has represented clients in a multitude of high-stakes and precedent-setting cases, the firm has secured more than 300 settlements and verdicts of $1 million or more (which includes numerous 8 and 9 figure results) for individuals and the families of those injured or killed by the wrongdoing of others. “We exert every effort to ensure that our clients have the strongest possible voice in court, even against the most formidable and well-funded wrongdoers,” Yerrid said. “We strive to secure appropriate monetary reparations, but also to make a difference and prevent similar incidents and tragedies from repeating—whether that’s in a specific circumstance or in a nationwide industry. Our lawyers are comfortable with uphill battles against formidable foes because we have won so many of them.”

Yerri d’s rep u t at io n fo r overco ming improbable odds dates back to 1980. That year, he successfully defended John Lerro, the harbor pilot who commanded the 608foot bulk freighter that struck the mammoth Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay, causing its collapse and 35 fatalities. As a result, the new Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which opened in 1987, serves as a template for the construction of new bridges not only in the United States, but throughout the world. The enormity of the case drew international attention and continues to resonate with the Tampa Bay community, so much so that in 2019, a needed documentary about the event and its dramatic courtroom aftermath will premiere. The Skyway Bridge Disaster explores how then-30-year-old Yerrid won Lerro’s complete exoneration using an “Act of God” defense, in which he proved that nothing humanly possible could have been done to change the outcome or alter the course of events that took place. “Defending John Lerro was an unforgettable experience and truly an honor,” said Yerrid,

who produced The Skyway Bridge Disaster with Florida filmmaker Frankie VanDeBoe. “It was one of my earliest professional achievements and my relationship with John— even since his passing years ago—keeps me grounded every day.” Yerrid was in the national spotlight again in the 1990s when he was tapped as the youngest member of the 11 trial lawyers selected by the late Governor Chiles, referred to as his “Dream Team,” in the State of Florida’s historic lawsuit against the then-undefeated cigarette industry on behalf of Florida taxpayers and children. The case resulted in a $13 billion settlement which at the time, was the largest civil monetary settlement in U.S. history. Of equal importance were the advertising restrictions mandated to the cigarette industry and the subsequent societal sea change that drastically reduced youth smoking. “That outcome yielded unprecedented concessions that stopped child pandering, eliminated billboards, vending machines, and Joe Camel and permanently retired the


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Marlboro Man, as well as created tobacco prevention programs built around youth,” he said. “Ironically, as part of the settlement, we required Big Tobacco to fund the Truth.org campaign, which continues to lead a major anti-smoking movement in the United States.” In 2006 he obtained a $216 million verdict, which remains the largest medical malpractice verdict in Florida history. In 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused one of the largest maritime disasters in the nation’s history, Florida Governor Crist appointed Steve Yerrid as the special counsel to handle the tragedy and its aftermath. Subsequently, Yerrid was retained by Mayor Buckhorn to represent the City of Tampa in its litigation, and he secured $27 million, the largest recovery BP Oil paid to any United States city. Given his proven talents both in and out of the courtroom, Yerrid has received many accolades. He has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America © on several occasions. In 2016, he was

honored to be inducted into the National Trial Lawyer Association’s Hall of Fame—a group comprising the countr y ’s mos t distinguished trial law yers, who have all earned recognition as champions for justice. He has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career, and he is particularly proud to have been a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates for the last 25 years. The Inner Circle is an invitation-only elite organization composed of the top 100 plaintiffs’ lawyers in the country. Most recently, The Yerrid Law Firm has been repeatedly hired to handle matters that involved sports fatalities and catastrophic events. The results Yerrid and his firm have achieved on behalf of both college and high school student-athletes who were injured or died during practices and conditioning drills have resulted in widespread changes to both university and high school safety protocols. Currently, he is also one of the lead lawyers in a “bellwether case” against MGM Resorts International representing victims of the

horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, where 58 died and more than 500 were injured while attending an outdoor music festival in 2017. “We have handled nearly every type of catastrophe imaginable,” Yerrid said. “Clients put their trust in us in the aftermath of these tragedies. That trust is sacred and serves as our inspiration.”

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THREE DECADES OF COMMITMENT TO THE JUSTICE YOU DESERVE Last October, the powerhouse plaintiffs’ firm of Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen marked its 30th anniversary serving clients in catastrophic medical malpractice and personal injury actions. But while the milestone marked an opportunity to reflect on everything that has brought it this far—founding partners Stuart Z. Grossman and Neal A. Roth are nearing legendary status in South Florida and across the state for their lifelong commitment to justice—this is a firm that has always been solidly focused on what’s next. For clients, that means being supported by a stable of attorneys and medical investigators who prepare each case as if it will end up in the courtroom. It’s a strategy that has helped set the firm apart from its peers, says Grossman, whose long history with Best Lawyers® includes previously being named a 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs in Miami. “Our counterparts know that when they see a Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen case, it’s not frivolous and is something to take seriously,” he notes. “It has always been our approach to only take on the best, most worthwhile cases and work on them with eventuality of trial in mind.” To date, the firm has recovered more than a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients who seek expertise in matters involving catastrophic injury, product liability, and wrongful death cases. It is a leader in emerging litigation as well; partner Andrew Yaffa is a nationally recognized stem-cell malpractice attorney who frequently speaks to media outlets and industry groups about the dangers of these unproven therapies—and the clinics that administer them. Yaffa, for his part, has obtained some $400 million for clients since he began practicing law in 1991 and has been involved in cases that have a national reach and gain the attention of the highest levels of government. Indeed, making systemic changes to prevent other accidents or tragedies strikes at the heart of what the firm is all about. Early on in its history, cofounder Neal Roth—who on two separate occasions was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court to serve on independent commissions—was involved in a case that changed hospital protocol involving pediatric EKGs and their interpretation. Similarly, partner Gary Cohen is a nationally recognized medical malpractice litigator in his own right and is frequently invited to lecture across the US on topics relating to his life’s work. His credentials include recognition by prestigious industry associations and groups. But it’s the work the firm does right in its own backyard—on behalf of real people who have suffered real tragedies—that keeps it firmly rooted in Florida. To that end, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has repeatedly been recognized as a leader in medical malpractice litigation for its boots-on-the-ground work across the state. “The partners agree personal injury work is our core practice. That’s been our commitment for the past 30 years, and it will remain so far into the future,” says Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen.

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Conrad & Scherer: William R. Scherer (Commercial Litigation, 2018) is representing a group of 27 hospitals that have suf fered operational and financial harm related to treating opioid addiction. Fraud, negligence, and civil conspiracy concerning a decades-long practice of deception and misleading statements are among the complaints filed against major manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of the opioids. Many hospitals had to make capital investments to their infrastructure, increase security, and deal with an increase in uninsured patients while treating the epidemic. “No party is better positioned, given the appropriate financial resources, to lead us out of this public-health crisis than our hospitals,” said Scherer. “They have measurable damages and must be active participants in any opioid settlement discussions.” In 2018, there were 2,733 opioid-related deaths in the state of Florida.

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representing construction company A2 Group Inc., who was contracted by Charlotte County to build a shooting range for law enforcement. After the site appeared to have passed all code inspections, the county building official suddenly withdrew the certificate of occupancy, claiming the bullet-catching system may not be up to code to deal with Florida’s hurricane-level winds. “No one ever thought about or designed this system to meet the wind codes,” said David Holmes, one of A2’s lawyers. “That’s what this is all about.” The shooting range is unique because it is a hybrid indoor-outdoor facility with no roof.

Greenberg Traurig: Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré (C o r p o r a te L aw ; I n te r n a t i o n al M e rg e r s & Acquisitions; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2006) led the transaction team for Bio Pappel, S.A.B de C.V. and U.S. Corrugated Holdings II, Inc. in a U.S. $150 million dual-tranche private placement of senior secured notes. “We are pleased to assist our client, Bio Pappel, in this financing transaction—the most attractive in its history,” Alvarez-Farré said. “The terms achieved attest to Bio Pappel’s strong position in the market.” Existing debt and general corporate purposes will be covered by the issuance of the notes.

HONORABLE MENTION Larmoyeux & Bone: Bill Bone (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2015) represented a 15-yearold boy who suffered multiple broken bones in his back, feet, and left hand after losing his grip on a zip line at a church-sponsored picnic hosted on the property of a 71-year-old Royal Palm Beach resident. The young boy was awarded a $4 million settlement after it was ruled that the property owner illegally and negligently built the zip line. The boy is now 17 years old and will not be able to access the money until he is 21, as the settlement outlined.

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Roetzel & Andress: Beverly Grady (Government Relations Law; Land Use & Zoning Law; Real Estate Law, 2007) represented a marina in the Shell Harbor and Sanibel Estates area during a special meeting to assess the costs relates to waste disposal and dredging of the canal entrance. “The marina has always recognized the importance of this dredging,” she said. The issue arose af ter the cit y levie d a Beverly Grady retroactive assessment to recoup payments that they had covered on behalf of the marina and estates related to the dredging. The City Attorney noted that the residents and marina have always covered the full costs related to the dredging. The dispute was resolved, and the Sanibel City Council approved the assessment with a 4-0 vote.

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athma n Lewis: Wayne Pat h ma n (Com merci a l Litigation; Land Use and Zoning Law, 2013) is representing a property owner who would like to build a hotel in a space on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. The Miami Beach Cit y Commission may allow an ordinance that could pave the way for a boutique hotel on a stretch of road that is set to have $67 million invested into it. The Lincoln Road area is a popular tourist destination and frequent hangout for Miami Beach residents. A brand new convention center was recently constructed just a few blocks away from Lincoln Road, making it all the more attractive to build hotels in the adjacent vicinity.

Pathman’s client is asking the commission to extend their ordinance one block further, so it can include a building that is home to a notable Italian eatery. “Having a boutique hotel on Lincoln Road would be the complement to the convention center,” Pathman said. “That’s why you’re s e ei ng more interest, prox i m it y to the convention center. There’s never enoug h convention hotel r o o m s .” T h e design of the boutique hotel would likely be limited to 10 to 12 rooms. The Lincoln Road redesign is aiming to have the popular area keep up with most modern renovations in big cities. It would include an amphitheater, flower garden, public space, and infrastructure upgrades such as drainage and security posts.

“Having a boutique hotel on Lincoln Road would be the complement to the convention center.”

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HE IMMIGRATION PROCESS they are eligible, Catalyst Miami makes IN TH E UN ITE D STATE S out a check on behalf of the applicant ha s b e co me o ne of t he in the full amount to the Department most tempestuous issues in of Homeland Securit y. The loan is American politics. The path zero-interest and zero-fee with a small to citizenship has become increasingly installment plan that is paid back over difficult from recent policy changes by the course of 10 months. One of the biggest challenges that the Trump administration. One of the recent changes surrounds the cost of immigrants face during the naturalization process is cost. Since the application fee 1989, the price for the that is directed to “Since 1989, the price the Department of for the application process application process has increased by over Homeland Security. 1,000 percent. One C h a n g e s t o t h e has increased by over of the ways to apply waiver process for 1,000 percent.” for a fee waiver was the $725 fee have made cost one of the most prohibitive under “public charge” grounds. A public barriers to naturalization. Catalyst Miami, charge is “an individual who receives one a nonprofit social-services organization, is or more designated public benefits for hoping to help many who wish to become more than 12 months, in the aggregate, U.S. Citizens by offering microloans for within any 36-month period.” Some of the application process. The nonprofit the most common ways an individual conducts a screening to see if an applicant would be considered a public charge is eligible for the immigration process. If would be to qualif y for food stamps,

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Partner at Rikin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A. Miami’s 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Immigration Law Does this service clear one of the major hurdles that immigrants currently face with the process? Absolutely—the cost of applying for naturalization is prohibitive for many applicants. With the biometrics fee, each naturalization application requires payment of a $725.00 fee to USCIS. Many applicants for naturalization don’t meet the new, stricter USCIS requirements for a waiver of this fee as their annual income is more than 150% of the poverty guidelines. But $725.00 is still a big chunk of their monthly income. Micro- loans are a great resource for working-class applicants to be able to afford becoming U.S. citizens. Once the payment is made, how long will the process take for an applicant? Naturalization currently takes about 1 year, from filing the application with USCIS through the naturalization ceremony.

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Medicaid, or several other pover t yassistance programs. An executive order by the Trump administration has severely restricted that threshold. There have been several other proposed changes and some that have been implemented including scrutinization of applicants’ social media use, reduction in asylum applications, deeper background screening, increased monetary minimums for investor-based residency, and the requirement to show proof of health care coverage. Many of those proposed changes have been met with legal challenges. To date, Catalyst Miami has helped almost 5,500 people with a number of services including help with the Affordable Care Act application process, financial education, state- and public-benefit screenings, as well as tax preparation services. In addition, they have helped actively involve their clients in community projects, volunteer initiatives, and parentalimprovement programs.

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Partner at Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt How much more difficult has the path to citizenship process become? The path to citizenship is fraught with peril. Every citizenship interview now has turned into an investigation of the applicant’s entire past. Every applicant who applies for citizenship opens him or herself up to being stripped of residence. It’s not a simple process anymore. Does this service clear one of the major hurdles that immigrants currently face with the process? The application filing fees for citizenship are now $725 a person. DHS has made it much more difficult to qualify for a fee waiver. This can be costly for anyone. Many families have several applicants who are eligible to file for naturalization, but many cannot afford the filing fees. Most individuals don’t have an extra $725 lying around. Despite these high fees, USCIS has removed “customer service,” and “nation of immigrants” from its mission statement. Thus, applicants for naturalization pay a high fee yet receive little service in return. The naturalization process is often unduly protracted, and officers often treat applicants poorly in the process. W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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Nationally renowned trial lawyer Steve Yerrid discusses the myriad ways he and his firm continue to secure extraordinary results for clients and work toward preventing harm from coming to others.

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HE RESULTS ACCUMULATED by Steve Yerrid and The Yerrid Law Firm can be measured in a variety of ways: statewide and nationally, from compensation and lives saved to changes in legal precedent and community improvement. Yerrid’s historic actions against Big Tobacco and BP Oil are well documented, and his more recent cases and resolutions in the areas of student and public safety have furthered the legal protections of Floridians and Americans. “Our involvement ultimately leads to one thing: justice,” Yerrid says. “Our clients always clearly convey their definition of justice. Whether it’s a change in the law, how a company conducts business or compensates those injured and killed as a result of their wrongdoing, or a combination of those, we fight to secure justice on our clients’ behalf.” RIGHTING WRONGS AND PREVENTING FUTURE HARM For several years, Yerrid has been representing college and high school

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student-athletes—locally and across the country—who have been injured or died related to training or medical complications. Two of his most influential results occurred in Hillsborough County, Florida. In 2016, Yerrid represented Wharton High School football player Sean McNamee following a severe head injury during practice that put him in a coma. In addition to negotiating a $2 million settlement with the Hillsborough County School Board on behalf of the NcNamee family, Yerrid convinced the board to agree to provide an additional $1 million in general liability coverage above the very limited cap of $300,000 in total damages allowed under Florida’s Sovereign Immunity Law that “protects” public entities. The board also established new safety guidelines patterned after the NFL’s concussion protocol. “That was a great first step,” Yerrid notes, “but our next mission is to see that the other 66 counties in Florida follow suit, increase their coverage, and institute appropriate protections and protocols for all studentathletes and their families.”

In 2019, when Middleton High School 14-year-old freshman Hezekiah Walters lost his life in a football “conditioning” drill, his parents turned to The Yerrid Law Firm. Following Walters’ death, which was attributed to overexertion during conditioning, it was revealed that no medical professionals or trainers were onsite while Walters was suffering. This is an oversight Yerrid and his firm have set out to correct throughout Florida. He has thus far praised the district for taking initial corrective measures to ensure student safety but has publicly said that he hopes the board will institute other recommended changes to ensure no one suffers the same fate and to possibly avoid litigation. In an almost immediate response, the school board passed a measure requiring the hiring of full-time athletic trainers at every school during practices, conditioning drills, scrimmages, and official games. Further, additional safety procedures were instituted along with a requirement that all coaches attend every practice and game. “Parents entrust the welfare of their children to public schools, and those schools


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need to validate that trust by considering the health risks of any student-athlete stepping onto a playing field,” Yerrid says. “These matters deal with far more than money— families sincerely want to change protocols to ensure no one else endures such horrific experiences. And we’re making sure their voices are heard.”

HOLDING CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE Yerrid is one of the lead lawyers in what has been labeled a “bellwether case” against MGM Resorts International, representing Todd and Lori Kammer, two Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs who were on vacation and attended the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. That night, the married couple and parents of three found themselves amid a hailstorm of bullets that killed 58 and wounded more than 500, during what was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history. The hundreds of plaintiffs claim that MGM’s Mandalay Bay Hotel, where the shooter was perched, was negligent in allowing him to bring a large

“Our involvement ultimately leads to one thing: justice.”

amount of weaponry into the building and set up his shooting gallery. “Lori and Todd’s training kicked in, and they sprung to action to help protect victims and bystanders,” Yerrid says. During the chaos, a bullet shattered Lori’s pelvis and caused severe internal injuries. “The Kammers showed incredible bravery and saved lives during one of the worst crises of our time. They are heroes, and they deserve justice and compensation in order to help them heal physically, emotionally, and psychologically,” Yerrid says. “It is an honor to represent this family in this historic and tragic case.”

GIVING BACK In addition to his exceptional legal career, Yerrid serves as President and Chairman of the Board of The Yerrid Foundation, his self-funded, nonprofit organization which has donated millions of dollars to hundreds of charities over the years, many of which focus on causes to benefit children. Yerrid has also served as a patron and is a past Chairman of the Gentlemen’s Committee of The Children’s Home, one of Tampa’s leading charitable organizations dedicated to abused and neglected children. He was also the second recipient of the Ted Williams Award as a Champion of Charity, an honor that was personally bestowed upon him by the late baseball legend on behalf of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. “It is pa r ticu la rly wonder f u l to help local Florida communities, legal associations, and charitable organizations that improve people’s lives and better our profession,” Yerrid says. “To me, giving back and making a difference is why we are all here.” W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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Douglas M. Halsey Miami

ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME LAW

Charles R. Lipcon Miami

ANTITRUST LAW

Lawrence D. Silverman Miami

APPELLATE PRACTICE

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Teddy D. Klinghoffer Miami

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Gregory A. Baldwin Miami

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James G. Sammataro Miami

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Lucia A. Dougherty Miami

CORPORATE LAW

Dennis D. Mele

Fort Myers

Stephen A. Walker

Mary Beth M. Clary Scott Monroe Coffey West Palm Beach

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West Palm Beach

FAMILY LAW

Jack J. Aiello

Michael H. Krul

Peter L. Gladstone

Hinda Klein

M. Cristina Moreno

John E. Long, Jr.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: GENERAL PRACTICE

Michael P. Walsh

West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale

Elizabeth K. Russo Miami

ARBITRATION

David H. Lichter Miami

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G. Helen Athan Fort Myers

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BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW

Corali Lopez-Castro Miami

Arthur Halsey Rice Fort Lauderdale

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Michael E. Dutko Fort Lauderdale

Howard M. Srebnick Miami

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR

Gary M. Bagliebter Fort Lauderdale

Tama Beth Kudman West Palm Beach

David Oscar Markus Miami

Fort Lauderdale Fort Myers

West Palm Beach

Mark F. Bideau West Palm Beach

Michael I. Goldberg Fort Lauderdale

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW

Mirta P. Canton Miami

Gary Resnick Fort Lauderdale

HEALTH CARE LAW Miami

Fort Lauderdale

IMMIGRATION LAW

Richard G. Daniels Miami

Robert E. Ferencik, Jr. Fort Lauderdale

COPYRIGHT LAW

Robert C. Kain, Jr. Fort Lauderdale

Mark E. Stein Miami

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Suzanne K. Bogdan Fort Lauderdale

Bari L. Goldstein West Palm Beach

Christopher P. Hammon Miami

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Carter N. McDowell Miami

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS

Richard H. Critchlow

Scott G. Hawkins West Palm Beach

Michael J. Higer Miami

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Kelly H. Kolb Fort Lauderdale

Jay B. Shapiro Miami

LITIGATION - BANKING AND FINANCE

Miami

West Palm Beach

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John W. Little III West Palm Beach

Eileen Ball Mehta Miami

William Berger

Russell P. Schropp

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Fort Lauderdale

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John B.T. Murray, Jr.

Fort Myers

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John C. Carey Miami

Elaine F. Weiss

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LITIGATION - REAL ESTATE

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Miami

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INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION COMMERCIAL

John H. Rooney, Jr. Miami

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C. Ryan Reetz Miami

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Robert A. Zinn Miami

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David I. Spector

Fort Lauderdale

Robert B. Lochrie III

West Palm Beach

David L. Rosendorf

Evan J. Shane

Miami

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Fort Myers

LITIGATION - ANTITRUST

EMPLOYMENT LAW - INDIVIDUALS

West Palm Beach

LITIGATION - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Beverly Grady

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE

Miami

Peter M. Bernhardt

LAND USE AND ZONING LAW

Fort Lauderdale

Miami

Theodore L. Tripp, Jr.

Miami

R. Hugh Lumpkin

Miami

Jonathan L. Awner

Ronald L. Kammer

Robert J. Friedman

Jon K. Stage

Miami

Sharon Quinn Dixon

Fort Myers

Bernard A. Lebedeker

FRANCHISE LAW

Scott A. Srebnick

CONSTRUCTION LAW

LITIGATION - INSURANCE

Juan C. Enjamio

Robert Zarco

Lester J. Perling

Miami

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Patricia E. Lowry

Miami

Juan M. Muñiz

LABOR LAW - MANAGEMENT

Andrew H. Marks

LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND PRIVATE EQUITY LAW

Miami

Martin B. Goldberg

EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW

Miami

Susan N. Eisenberg

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Luis A. de Armas

LITIGATION - FIRST AMENDMENT

Miami

Barry M. Wayne

DERIVATIVES AND FUTURES LAW

Louise McAlpin

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW

Fort Lauderdale

Jason Hunter Korn Fort Myers

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Lee A. Weintraub Fort Lauderdale

John R. Whittles West Palm Beach

LITIGATION ENVIRONMENTAL

Terry E. Lewis West Palm Beach

Benjamine Reid Miami

Clayton W. Crevasse Fort Myers

Robert D. Critton, Jr. West Palm Beach

Andrew P. Gold Fort Lauderdale

Michael D. Joblove Miami

LITIGATION - REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY)

Richard E. Brodsky Miami

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Joseph C. Coates III West Palm Beach

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Bradley J. Edwards

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Fort Lauderdale

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Brian S. McHugh

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Jack O. Hackett II

Fort Myers

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Miami

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Tama Beth Kudman Criminal Defense White Collar West Palm Beach, FL

“T

here are no words to describe what this means,” said Tama Beth Kudman, West Palm Beach’s 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” honoree in Criminal Defense – White Collar Law, when describing the award. “It’s extraordinary.” Kudman’s passion for criminal justice and the rights of citizens is abundantly evident in both the way she speaks and the actions she takes in the community. It is fair to say that being a lawyer is in Kudman’s blood. The drive, however, was something that was instilled in her by her father. He immigrated to the United States at a very young age and firmly believed in the rights granted to its citizens. “He was so passionate about constitutional democracy,” Kudman explained, “and the importance of protections for individuals. He believed that there was no greater gift a person could receive, than those gifts under the Constitution. Real due process.” Kudman’s work isn’t limited to her clients and firm. She is heavily involved

with the Innocence Project in Florida and champions their charitable events. The project seeks out meritorious cases of potentially wrongly incarcerated individuals and advocates for criminal justice reform to prevent future wrongful convictions. Criminal justice reform is a topic Kudman feels very strongly about. The current system has become deeply f lawed because of many conf licting i nt e res t s , i nc lu d i n g s ent enc i n g guidelines. “People are afraid to go to trial,” she explained when describing the choice a defendents often face when offered a lenient plea from a prosecutor versus a guideline that could demand over 10 years of prison time. She notes that for-profit prisons have corrupted the intent of justice, and that a shift towards punitive law has moved us as a society away from rehabilitating. “We have created a cycle of crime,” Kudman illustrated. “We get so much more back as a society by focusing on rehabilitation.” W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART George S. LeMieux SHUTTS & BOWEN Joseph M. Goldstein

98,440

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DAVANT LAW Charles Davant

practice areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution

countries around the world

MARK A. BUCKSTEIN, PROFESSIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS Mark A. Buckstein (A, M) UPCHURCH WATSON WHITE & MAX Steven R. Jaffe (M)

1,891

lawyers in South Florida in the following practice areas:

• Elder Law • Administrative / Regulatory Law • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law • Admiralty and Maritime Law • Eminent Domain and • Alternative Dispute Resolution Condemnation Law • Antitrust Law* • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law* • Appellate Practice • Energy Law • Aviation Law • Energy Regulatory Law • Banking and Finance Law • Entertainment Law • Bankruptcy and Creditor • Environmental Law* Debtor Rights / Insolvency • Equipment Finance Law and Reorganization Law* • Family Law • Bet-the-Company Litigation • Family Law Arbitration • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice • Family Law Mediation • Business Organizations • First Amendment Law* (including LLCs and • Franchise Law Partnerships) • Gaming Law • Civil Rights Law • Government Relations Practice • Closely Held Companies and • Health Care Law* Family Businesses Law • Immigration Law • Collaborative Law: Civil • Information Technology Law • Collaborative Law: Family Law • Insurance Law* • Commercial Finance Law • Intellectual Property Law • Commercial Litigation • International Arbitration • Communications Law • International Mergers • Construction Law* & Acquisitions • Consumer Law • International Trade • Corporate Governance and Finance Law and Compliance Law • IT Outsourcing Law • Corporate Law • Labor and Employment Law • Criminal Defense: • Land Use & Zoning Law* General Practice • Legal Malpractice Law • Criminal Defense: White-Collar • Leisure and Hospitality Law • Derivatives and Futures Law • Leveraged Buyouts and • DUI/DWI Defense Private Equity Law • Education Law

Key to Abbreviations ASTERISKS: *A single asterisk indicates lawyer is listed in litigation. **Two asterisks indicate a lawyer is listed in both litigation and non-litigation categories.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution A Arbitration M Mediation Banking & Finance Law B Banking & Finance R Financial Service Regulation M Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Corporate Governance & Compliance Law C Compliance G Governance

SOUTH FLORIDA

Entertainment Law F Film/Movies M Music T Theater Intellectual Property T Trademark C Copyright P Patent IP* Litigation – Intellectual Property International Arbitration C Commercial G Government

• Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions • Media Law • Medical Malpractice Law • Mergers & Acquisitions Law* • Mining Law • Municipal Law* • Natural Resources Law • Nonprofit / Charities Law • Oil and Gas Law • Personal Injury Litigation • Privacy and Data Security Law • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law • Product Liability Litigation • Professional Malpractice Law • Project Finance Law • Public Finance Law • Qui Tam Law • Railroad Law • Real Estate Law* • Reinsurance Law • Securities / Capital Markets Law • Securitization and Structured Finance Law • Sports Law • Tax Law* • Technology Law • Trade Secrets Law • Transportation Law • Trusts and Estates* • Utilities Law • Venture Capital Law • Water Law

Labor & Employment EI Employment Law – Individuals EM Employment Law – Management LE Labor & Employment LM Labor Law – Management LU Labor Law – Union Legal Malpractice Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Medical Malpractice Law Personal Injury

Product Liability Litigation Professional Malpractice P Plaintiffs D Defendants Securities / Capital Markets Law S Securities / Capital Markets R Securities Regulation Workers’ Compensation Law C Claimants E Employers

GENOVESE JOBLOVE & BATTISTA Mariaelena Gayo-Guitian GRAYROBINSON Patrick S. Scott** GREENBERG TRAURIG Scott M. Grossman** KELLEY KRONENBERG James D. Silver LAW OFFICE OF JEFFREY SOLOMON Jeffrey Solomon MARKOWITZ RINGEL TRUSTY & HARTOG Grace E. Robson** MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE Ashley Prager Popowitz MESSANA Thomas M. Messana** NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Michael Lessne**, Frank P. Terzo RICE PUGATCH ROBINSON STORFER & COHEN Chad P. Pugatch, Craig A. Pugatch, Arthur Halsey Rice, Kenneth B. Robinson

Antitrust Law

SHAWDE & EATON John D. Eaton**, John C. Shawde

BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER Stuart H. Singer

SHRAIBERG, LANDAU, & PAGE Philip J. Landau

Appellate Practice

SHUTTS & BOWEN Edward J. O’Sheehan*

BIRNBAUM, LIPPMAN & GREGOIRE Nancy W. Gregoire BRUCE S. ROGOW Bruce S. Rogow CONROY, SIMBERG, KREVANS, ABEL, LURVEY, MORROW, KRAFT, KLEIN, GOLDBERG Hinda Klein FOWLER WHITE BURNETT June G. Hoffman GARY M. FARMER Gary M. Farmer, Sr. GREENSPOON MARDER John H. Pelzer HARGROVE LAW GROUP John R. Hargrove NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Beverly A. Pohl

Bet-the-Company Litigation AKERMAN Michael I. Goldberg BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER Stuart H. Singer BRUCE S. ROGOW Bruce S. Rogow BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Jesse H. Diner GREENBERG TRAURIG Glenn E. Goldstein

Civil Rights Law TALENFELD LAW GROUP Howard M. Talenfeld

UPCHURCH WATSON WHITE & MAX Shelley H. Leinicke

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Banking and Finance Law

HOLLAND & KNIGHT William B. Sherman

AKERMAN William P. Heller (R)

Commercial Litigation

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Bruce I. Booken (B), Jesse H. Diner (B*)

AKERMAN Andrew P. Gold, Jason S. Oletsky

CHOICE LEGAL GROUP Marshall C. Watson (M)

BECKER & POLIAKOFF Jude Cooper, Steven B. Lesser, Gary C. Rosen

FREVOLA LAW FIRM Albert L. Frevola, Jr. (B*) GRAYROBINSON Thomas H. Loffredo (M) GREENBERG TRAURIG Glenn E. Goldstein (B*), Stephen A. Mendelsohn (B*) GREENSPOON MARDER William Berger (B*), Brian S. McHugh (B*), Mark K. Somerstein (B) GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Linda A. Conahan (B*) NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Arvin J. Jaffe (B) SHUTTS & BOWEN Gary M. Bagliebter (B*)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law AKERMAN Eyal Berger, Michael I. Goldberg**, Joan M. Levit**, D. Brett Marks** BERGER SINGERMAN Paul Avron, Charles H. Lichtman* BRINKLEY MORGAN Harris K. Solomon* FURR & COHEN Robert C. Furr

BERGER SINGERMAN Mitchell W. Berger, Anthony J. Carriuolo, Gavin Gaukroger, Charles H. Lichtman, Leonard K. Samuels, Frank Scruggs BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER Sigrid S. McCawley, Stuart H. Singer BRINKLEY MORGAN Mark A. Levy BRUCE S. ROGOW Bruce S. Rogow BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Jesse H. Diner CONRAD & SCHERER William R. Scherer FERENCIK LIBANOFF BRANDT BUSTAMANTE & GOLDSTEIN Jordana L. Goldstein FREVOLA LAW FIRM Albert L. Frevola, Jr. GENOVESE JOBLOVE & BATTISTA Mariaelena Gayo-Guitian, Maxine K. Streeter, Theresa M.B. Van Vliet GRAYROBINSON Scott L. Cagan, Thomas H. Loffredo, William G. McCormick, Paul H. Minoff


2020 RECOGNITIONS GREENBERG TRAURIG William R. Clayton, Glenn E. Goldstein, Alaine S. Greenberg, Jeffrey Allan Hirsch, Kenneth A. Horky, John L. McManus, Michele L. Stocker, Jon L. Swergold GREENSPOON MARDER William Berger, Rebecca Faith Bratter, Richard Epstein, Beth-Ann E. Krimsky, Glenn N. Smith GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Linda A. Conahan, George S. LeMieux HACKLEMAN, OLIVE & JUDD Robert S. Hackleman HALICZER PETTIS & SCHWAMM James S. Haliczer HARGROVE LAW GROUP John R. Hargrove HOROWITZ LAW FIRM Aaron Jay Horowitz

LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT P. FRANKEL Robert P. Frankel MALKA & KRAVITZ Ian Todd Kravitz, Harry Malka R. MILES STANISLAW, ATTORNEY AT LAW R. Miles Stanislaw ROSENTHAL LAW GROUP Alex P. Rosenthal* SMITH, CURRIE & HANCOCK Brian A. Wolf** VEZINA, LAWRENCE & PISCITELLI Joseph W. Lawrence II, Michael A. Piscitelli** WEISS SEROTA HELFMAN COLE & BIERMAN Michael J. Kurzman

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

IRA MARCUS Ira Marcus

GREENBERG TRAURIG Kara L. MacCullough (C)

KELLEY KRONENBERG James D. Silver

Corporate Law

KRINZMAN, HUSS & LUBETSKY Joseph J. Huss LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT P. FRANKEL Robert P. Frankel LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH Marissa D. Kelley MALKA & KRAVITZ Harry Malka MCGLINCHEY STAFFORD Manuel Farach MOMBACH, BOYLE, HARDIN & SIMMONS Michael Hamaway NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Peter R. Goldman OSHEROW Mark R. Osherow PERERA BARNHART Valerie B. Barnhart ROSENTHAL LAW GROUP Alex P. Rosenthal RUBEN M. GARCIA Ruben M. Garcia SAXENA WHITE Maya S. Saxena SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHÉ Ronald M. Gaché SHUTTS & BOWEN Gary M. Bagliebter, David O. Batista SUSAN F. KORNSPAN LAW Susan F. Kornspan TRIPP SCOTT Reid A. Cocalis, Edward J. Pozzuoli WEISS SEROTA HELFMAN COLE & BIERMAN Jamie A. Cole WICKER SMITH O’HARA MCCOY & FORD Jordan S. Cohen ZEBERSKY PAYNE SHAW LEWENZ Todd S. Payne

Community Association Law GREENSPOON MARDER Mark F. Grant

AKERMAN E. Paul Quinn, Philip B. Schwartz BERGER SINGERMAN Robert W. Barron BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Bruce I. Booken GENOVESE JOBLOVE & BATTISTA Mark S. Feluren GREENBERG TRAURIG Donn A. Beloff, Rebecca G. DiStefano, Stanley G. Jacobs, Jr., Kara L. MacCullough, Matthew W. Miller, David C. Peck

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

LSN PARTNERS George I. Platt III

HALICZER PETTIS & SCHWAMM Eugene K. Pettis (LE*)

THOMAS R. BOLF Thomas R. Bolf

Health Care Law

HODKIN STAGE Jon K. Stage (EM, LM)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Lawrence M. Ploucha GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART James B. Davis

Energy Law DONALD W. EDWARDS Donald W. Edwards

Environmental Law BERGER SINGERMAN Dawn M. Meyers GREENBERG TRAURIG Barbara A. Hall GREENSPOON MARDER Dennis D. Mele GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Rick J. Burgess**, Luna E. Phillips HOLLAND & KNIGHT Debbie M. Orshefsky

Equipment Finance Law LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD S. ROSENSTEIN Richard S. Rosenstein

Family Law ANDREW L. SALVAGE Andrew L. Salvage

NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Anne Novick Branan, Paul R. DeMuro, Gabriel L. Imperato, Lester J. Perling STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Thomas G. Aubin*

Immigration Law HARRY D. POLATSEK Harry D. Polatsek

JONATHAN M. PAVSNER Jonathan M. Pavsner (P)

KLAUSNER, KAUFMAN, JENSEN, & LEVINSON Robert D. Klausner (EM, LU)

KELLEY/UUSTAL Robert W. Kelley (P), Peter K. Spillis (P), John J. Uustal (P)

LAW OFFICES DEUTSCH ROTBART & ASSOCIATES Erika Deutsch Rotbart (EM)

LIBERMAN CABRERA THOMPSON REITMAN Scott S. Liberman (P)

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH Jonathan Beckerman (EM)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

PANCIER LAW Michael A. Pancier (LE*) RICHARD D. TUSCHMAN Richard D. Tuschman (EM, LE*, LM) STANLEY KISZKIEL Stanley Kiszkiel (EI)

WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER LAW OFFICES OF SUSAN J. HAHN STEARNS ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Susan J. Hahn Eric K. Gabrielle (EM) page 29 SHANE, SHANE & BRAUWERMAN Evan J. Shane, Michael Shane

THE AMLONG FIRM Karen Coolman Amlong (EI), William R. Amlong (EI, LU)

SUZAN C. BRAUWERMAN & ASSOCIATES Suzan C. Brauwerman

Land Use & Zoning Law

Information Technology Law

BILLING, COCHRAN, LYLES, MAURO & RAMSEY Susan F. Delegal, Dennis E. Lyles

KAIN SPIELMAN Robert C. Kain, Jr.

GOREN, CHEROF, DOODY & EZROL Samuel S. Goren

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Robert C. White, Jr.

BRAWER HIRSCH & ASSOCIATES Marc H. Brawer

Insurance Law

GREENSPOON MARDER Dennis D. Mele, Glenn N. Smith*

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Tammy L. Knight LAPAYOWKER JET COUNSEL Stewart H. Lapayowker

Criminal Defense: General Practice BRUCE L. UDOLF Bruce L. Udolf

BRINKLEY MORGAN BRINKLEY MORGAN Thomas R. Tatum* Kenneth A. Gordon, John Lambros, Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter, Jonathan Schiller, DELL & SCHAEFER Rachel F. Alters, Gregory M. Dell Roberta G. Stanley KAUFMAN DOLOWICH & VOLUCK GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN Thomas F. Morante

Heather L. Apicella, Peter L. Gladstone, Denise L. Schneider, Jeffrey A. Weissman page 34-35

BRUCE LYONS LAW Bruce M. Lyons

GRAYROBINSON Michele K. Cummings

BRUCE ZIMET LAW Bruce A. Zimet

LAW OFFICE OF CHRISTOPHER W. RUMBOLD Christopher W. Rumbold

DUTKO & KROLL Michael E. Dutko FRED HADDAD Fred Haddad C.C. J. DAVID BOGENSCHUTZ & ASSOCIATES J. David Bogenschutz MICHAEL B. COHEN Michael B. Cohen

Criminal Defense: White-Collar BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ Mark P. Schnapp BRUCE L. UDOLF Bruce L. Udolf

LAW OFFICES OF DAVID L. HIRSCHBERG David Hirschberg LAW OFFICES OF JONATHAN S. ROOT Jonathan S. Root SANDERS MEDIATIONS Dale R. Sanders SIDWEBER & WEINTRAUB Robert W. Sidweber WILLIAM H. STOLBERG William H. Stolberg

Family Law Mediation GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN Jeffrey A. Weissman page 34

FDA Law SRIPLAW Joel B. Rothman

BRUCE ZIMET LAW BECKER & POLIAKOFF Steven B. Lesser**, Lee A. Weintraub** Bruce A. Zimet DUTKO & KROLL BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Michael E. Dutko Jesse H. Diner*, David B. Mankuta**

LARRY R. LEIBY Larry R. Leiby**

HALICZER PETTIS & SCHWAMM James S. Haliczer*

KANEYLAW J. Lester Kaney (EM)

GRAYROBINSON Wendy U. Larsen

BRUCE S. ROGOW Bruce S. Rogow

GREENSPOON MARDER Brian S. McHugh*, Glenn N. Smith*

GREENBERG TRAURIG David C. Peck

HALICZER PETTIS & SCHWAMM James S. Haliczer (P), Eugene K. Pettis (P)

SRIPLAW Joel B. Rothman

AKERMAN Stacy Bercun Bohm

GREENBERG TRAURIG William R. Clayton*

FLORIDA HEALTHCARE LAW FIRM Jeffrey L. Cohen

FRED HADDAD Fred Haddad C.C. GENOVESE JOBLOVE & BATTISTA Theresa M.B. Van Vliet J. DAVID BOGENSCHUTZ & ASSOCIATES J. David Bogenschutz NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Gabriel L. Imperato SHUTTS & BOWEN Gary M. Bagliebter

First Amendment Law

KUBICKI DRAPER Michael J. Carney* TORRESVICTOR Gregory A. Victor

Intellectual Property Law BURR & FORMAN Jeffrey H. Kamenetsky (P, T)

GREENBERG TRAURIG Barbara A. Hall

Legal Malpractice Law KELLER LANDSBERG D. David Keller (D) page 20

GRAYROBINSON Donald S. Showalter (C, IP*, P, P*, T)

NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Michelle F. Tanzer

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Environmental Law HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES & HOLT Russell P. Schropp

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Medical Malpractice Law FISHERBROYLES Robert B. Graziano (D) GARVIN LAW FIRM Jeffrey R. Garvin (P)

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HENDERSON, FRANKLIN, STARNES & HOLT Amanda K. Barritt, David K. Fowler, Thomas H. Gunderson, Denis H. Noah**, G. Donald Thomson* KNOTT EBELINI HART George H. Knott* LAW OFFICES OF JAY F. COOK Jay F. Cook

BECKER & POLIAKOFF Paul H. Shur

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STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Laura E. Besvinick, Lewis F. Murphy, Robert T. Wright

WHITE & CASE Jaime A. Bianchi, Raoul G. Cantero III, John K. Cunningham, David P. Draigh, Daniel S. Fridman, Thomas E. Lauria

STUMPHAUZER, FOSLID, SLOMAN, ROSS & KOLAYA Adam M. Foslid

YOUNG, BERMAN, KARPF & GONZALEZ Andrew S. Berman

RASCO KLOCK PEREZ & NIETO Joseph P. Klock, Jr.

SWEETAPPLE, BROEKER & VARKAS Douglas C. Broeker

REED SMITH José I. Astigarraga, Edward M. Mullins

TACHE, BRONIS, CHRISTIANSON AND DESCALZO Stephen J. Bronis

RENNERT VOGEL MANDLER & RODRIGUEZ Jill Nexon Berman

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RIVERO MESTRE Amanda McGovern, Jorge A. Mestre, Andrés Rivero, Alan H. Rolnick

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ZUMPANO, PATRICIOS Leon N. Patricios

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RENNERT VOGEL MANDLER & RODRIGUEZ Jill Nexon Berman*

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PARDO JACKSON GAINSBURG Stevan J. Pardo

CARLTON FIELDS Bruce Charles King*, Michael Jay Rune II** CLARKE SILVERGLATE Mercer K. Clarke*

PECKAR & ABRAMSON Jerry P. Brodsky*, Melinda S. Gentile*, Adam Handfinger**, Stephen H. Reisman**, Donald S. Rosenberg, Neal I. Sklar**, Gary M. Stein** REMBOLD HIRSCHMAN Scott D. Rembold

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FOLEY & LARDNER Carlos Abarca FOWLER WHITE BURNETT John H. Friedhoff

BOZORGI LAW Susan Van Dusen

LEHR LEVI & MENDEZ Bruce H. Lehr

LEVINE KELLOGG LEHMAN SCHNEIDER + GROSSMAN Thomas R. Lehman

DE LA PEÑA GROUP Arturo Alvarez

MANDEL & MANDEL David S. Mandel

ESTLUND LAW Michelle Estlund

MARCUS, NEIMAN & RASHBAUM Jeffrey E. Marcus

GRAYROBINSON Brian Bieber, Joel Hirschhorn

MARKUS/MOSS David Oscar Markus, A. Margot Moss

DO CAMPO & THORNTON Orlando do Campo

H. SCOTT FINGERHUT H. Scott Fingerhut

MICHAEL J. ROSEN Michael J. Rosen

FELDMAN FIRM Andrew S. Feldman

H. T. SMITH H.T. Smith, Jr.

MOSCOWITZ & MOSCOWITZ Jane W. Moscowitz, Norman A. Moscowitz

FOX ROTHSCHILD Joseph A. DeMaria

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Roy J. Larson, Harris C. Siskind MURAI WALD BIONDO & MORENO M. Cristina Moreno PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN Michael Kosnitzky PRIVATE ADVISING GROUP Juan Pablo Cappello RIVERO MESTRE Amanda McGovern

HARTMAN & CORNELY Douglas C. Hartman

GIVNER LAW GROUP HY SHAPIRO SANCHEZ-MEDINA, GONZALEZ, Hy Shapiro J. JOSEPH GIVNER QUESADA, LAGE, GOMEZ & MACHADO 305.933.9970 IRA N. LOEWY Joseph R. Gomez, Roland SanchezIra N. Loewy WWW.GIVNERLAWGROUP.COM Medina Jr. GREENBERG TRAURIG Cesar L. Alvarez, Emilio J. AlvarezFarré, Carl A. Fornaris, Larry J. Hoffman, Yosbel Ibarra GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Mahesh H. Nanwani, Mark J. Scheer HARPER MEYER PEREZ HAGEN ALBERT DRIBIN & DELUCA Ronald Albert, Jr., James M. Meyer

SHUTTS & BOWEN Bowman Brown, J. Thomas Cookson, Luis A. de Armas, Arthur J. Furia, Francis E. Rodriguez, Alfred G. Smith SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL Jeffrey S. Tenen SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS James E. Morgan III STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Stuart D. Ames, Alison W. Miller

HOLLAND & KNIGHT David A. Barkus, Marc L. Druckman, WELLS & WELLS Jorge L. Hernandez-Toraño, Bradley Thomas O. Wells D. Houser, Emil R. Infante, Steven D. Lear, George Mencio, Jr., Ira N. Rosner, Criminal Defense: Jose E. Sirven, Steven Sonberg HUGHES HUBBARD & REED Ruben Diaz HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Fernando C. Alonso, Fernando Margarit, Uriel A. Mendieta K&L GATES Clayton E. Parker

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

LAW OFFICE OF RODNEY H. BELL Rodney H. Bell

General Practice

BLACK, SREBNICK, KORNSPAN & STUMPF Roy Black, Scott Kornspan, Maria De los Angeles Neyra, Mark Shapiro, Howard M. Srebnick page 35

JACK M. DENARO Jack M. Denaro

JEFFREY S. WEINER Jeffrey S. Weiner page 19 JOAQUIN MENDEZ Joaquin Mendez, Jr. JOEL DENARO Joel M. Denaro JONES WALKER Edward R. Shohat JOSE M. QUIÑON Jose M. Quiñon JOSEPH BEELER Joseph D.W. Beeler LAW OFFICES OF MELVIN S. BLACK Melvin S. Black LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT S. REIFF Robert Scott Reiff LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM AARON William Aaron

AKERMAN Steven E.M. Hartz

PODHURST ORSECK Robert C. Josefsberg, Peter Prieto page 24 RATZAN & FACCIDOMO Jude Faccidomo ROSS, AMSEL, RABEN, NASCIMENTO Robert G. Amsel ROTHMAN & ASSOCIATES David B. Rothman SINCLAIR, LOUIS & ZAVERTNIK Marcos Beaton SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Rebekah J. Poston TACHE, BRONIS, CHRISTIANSON AND DESCALZO Stephen J. Bronis TUNKEY LAW William Tunkey WASERSTEIN NUÑEZ & FOODMAN LAW Donald I. Bierman WEISBERG KAINEN MARK Dennis G. Kainen

DAVID M. GARVIN David M. Garvin DIAZ, REUS & TARG Robert I. Targ

GELBER SCHACHTER & GREENBERG Daniel S. Gelber, Gerald E. Greenberg

NEAL R. SONNETT Neal R. Sonnett NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Jon A. Sale

COLSON HICKS EIDSON Roberto Martinez, Curtis B. Miner

GRAYROBINSON Brian Bieber, Joel Hirschhorn

ROBERT J. BECERRA 305.375.0112 WWW.RJBECERRALAW.COM BELL ROSQUETE REYES Henry P. Bell BERGER SINGERMAN Sharon L. Kegerreis

BLACK, SREBNICK, KORNSPAN & STUMPF Roy Black, Scott Kornspan, Maria De los Angeles Neyra, Jacqueline L. Perczek, Howard M. Srebnick page 35 BOZORGI LAW Susan K. Bozorgi, Susan Van Dusen BRIAN L. TANNEBAUM Brian L. Tannebaum CARLTON FIELDS Michael S. Pasano, Lee E. Stapleton COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE Thomas E. Scott

GREENBERG TRAURIG Jared E. Dwyer, Elliot H. Scherker, Susan J. Tarbe H. T. SMITH H.T. Smith, Jr. HINSHAW & CULBERTSON David S. Weinstein HOGAN LOVELLS US Martin L. Steinberg HOLLAND & KNIGHT Gregory A. Baldwin, Wilfredo Ferrer HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH John J. Delionado HY SHAPIRO Hy Shapiro IRA N. LOEWY Ira N. Loewy JACK M. DENARO Jack M. Denaro

JEFFREY S. WEINER Jeffrey S. Weiner page 19 JOAQUIN MENDEZ Joaquin Mendez, Jr.

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PIÑERA-VAZQUEZ LAW FIRM Silvia B. Piñera-Vazquez

JONES WALKER Edward R. Shohat

PODHURST ORSECK Robert C. Josefsberg, Steven C. Marks, Peter Prieto page 24

JOSE M. QUIÑON Jose M. Quiñon JOSEPH BEELER Joseph D.W. Beeler

RASKIN & RASKIN Jane Serene Raskin, Martin R. Raskin

KATZ, BARRON, SQUITERO, FAUST, FRIEDBERG, ENGLISH & ALLEN H. Eugene Lindsey III

RIVERO MESTRE Andrés Rivero ROSS, AMSEL, RABEN, NASCIMENTO David Raben

LASH & GOLDBERG Martin B. Goldberg LAW OFFICE OF SCOTT A. SREBNICK Scott A. Srebnick LAW OFFICES OF H. FRANK RUBIO H. Frank Rubio, Jr. LAW OFFICES OF MELVIN S. BLACK Melvin S. Black LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT S. REIFF Robert Scott Reiff LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM AARON William Aaron

MARKUS/MOSS David Oscar Markus, Mona Markus, A. Margot Moss MICHAEL J. ROSEN Michael J. Rosen MOSCOWITZ & MOSCOWITZ Jane W. Moscowitz, Norman A. Moscowitz NEAL R. SONNETT Neal R. Sonnett NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Jon A. Sale, Jayne C. Weintraub

Elder Law MARKOWITZ RINGEL TRUSTY & HARTOG Candis D. Trusty

CAMP & SCHUSTER Laura N. Camp, Andrew H. Schuster

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Rebekah J. Poston

GRAYROBINSON Bradley S. Gould

STUMPHAUZER, FOSLID, SLOMAN, ROSS & KOLAYA Ryan K. Stumphauzer

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Amy Brigham Boulris, Juan M. Muñiz

WASERSTEIN NUÑEZ & FOODMAN LAW Donald I. Bierman

MARCUS, NEIMAN & RASHBAUM Jeffrey E. Marcus

LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT S. REIFF Robert Scott Reiff

SEQUOR LAW Edward H. Davis, Jr.

THE LS LAW FIRM Lilly Ann Sanchez

MARCOS D. JIMÉNEZ Marcos Daniel Jiménez

DUI/DWI Defense

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

THE LAW OFFICE OF STEPHEN JAMES BINHAK Stephen James Binhak

MANDEL & MANDEL David S. Mandel, Nina Stillman Mandel

SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL Jeffrey S. Tenen

ROTHMAN & ASSOCIATES David B. Rothman

TACHE, BRONIS, CHRISTIANSON AND DESCALZO Stephen J. Bronis, Marissel Descalzo

LEHR LEVI & MENDEZ Bruce H. Lehr

PRIVATE ADVISING GROUP Juan Pablo Cappello

WEISBERG KAINEN MARK Dennis G. Kainen, Brielle Mark, Alan L. Weisberg WHITE & CASE Daniel S. Fridman

Derivatives and Futures Law HOLLAND & KNIGHT Louise McAlpin HUGHES HUBBARD & REED Amy G. Dulin, Timothy J. McCarthy

LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN P. PATCHEN Brian P. Patchen ROBERT C. BYRNE Robert C. Byrne RON A. ADAMS Ron A. Adams

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law AKERMAN Peter E. Salomon GREENBERG TRAURIG Steven B. Lapidus

Entertainment Law CHASELAWYERS Barry Oliver Chase (F) EISENBERG LEHMAN Steven E. Eisenberg (M)

SHOOK, HARDY & BACON John M. Barkett**

YOUNG, BERMAN, KARPF & GONZALEZ Cynthia L. Greene, Mitchell K. Karpf

THE GOLDSTEIN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FIRM Michael R. Goldstein

Family Law Arbitration

GREENSPOON MARDER Leslie J. Zigel (F)

WEISS SEROTA HELFMAN COLE & BIERMAN Clifford A. Schulman

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Jorge L. Hernandez-Toraño (F, M)

Equipment Finance Law

KENNY NACHWALTER Stanley H. Wakshlag (F) page 21 KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KATZEN & LEVINE Abbey L. Kaplan (F) page 22 PRYOR CASHMAN James G. Sammataro (F) STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Alison W. Miller (F)

Environmental Law BERCOW RADELL FERNANDEZ & LARKIN Jeffrey S. Bercow BILZIN SUMBERG Carter N. McDowell, Eileen Ball Mehta*, Howard E. Nelson**, Stanley B. Price CARLTON FIELDS T. Neal McAliley**, Paul L. Nettleton*, Benjamine Reid*

WHITE & CASE Christian W. Hansen

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law WASERSTEIN NUÑEZ & FOODMAN LAW Daniel Foodman

Family Law AJ BARRANCO & ASSOCIATES Anthony J. Barranco, Jr. AKERMAN Richard C. Milstein BARRY S. FRANKLIN & ASSOCIATES Barry S. Franklin BERGER SINGERMAN Hugo Acebo

BLUESTEIN AND WAYNE Harold Bluestein, Barry M. Wayne page 32 BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Robert F. Kohlman

DOUGLAS M. HALSEY Douglas M. Halsey**

BUCKNER, SHIFRIN, ETTER, DUGAN & BRADFUTE Jeannie M. Etter, Deanna S. Shifrin

JONATHAN H. GREEN & ASSOCIATES Jonathan H. Green

GREENBERG TRAURIG Kerri L. Barsh**, Lucia A. Dougherty, Joseph Z. Fleming**

CARLTON FIELDS Edith G. Osman

STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Sharon Quinn Dixon

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Joseph G. Goldstein, Juan J. Mayol, Jr.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Robert J. Friedman

Energy Law HOLLAND & KNIGHT Ira N. Rosner

RASCO KLOCK PEREZ & NIETO Matthew P. Coglianese**, Gabriel E. Nieto

CAROLAN FAMILY LAW FIRM Aliette H. Carolan

COFFEY BURLINGTON Albert G. Caruana page 2-3 DAVIS SMITH & JEAN Laura Davis Smith DAY PITNEY Dolly Hernandez

DEUTSCH BLUMBERG & CABALLERO, P.A.

FOGEL & RUBIN Terry L. Fogel, Scott Rubin FOSTER-MORALES SOCKEL-STONE Dori Foster-Morales, Bonnie Sockel-Stone FREIDIN BROWN Joel H. Brown

KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KATZEN & LEVINE Deborah S. Chames, Alan J. Kluger, Jason R. Marks page 22 KORNREICH & ASSOCIATES Amber Kornreich, Gerald I. Kornreich KUTNER AND ASSOCIATES Maurice Jay Kutner LAW OFFICE OF ALAN E. WEINSTEIN Alan E. Weinstein LEINOFF & LEMOS Andrew M. Leinoff, Paul Leinoff, Natalie S. Lemos MARCIA SOTO Marcia Soto MARKS & WEST Evan Marks ORSHAN, SPANN & FERNANDEZ-MESA Robert Orshan, Steven P. Spann PEREZ-ABREU & MARTIN-LAVIELLE Ana Martin Lavielle RCC FAMILY LAW Richard J. Preira THE ESTEVEZ-PAZOS LAW FIRM Maritza Estevez-Pazos THE HAMILTON LAW FIRM Kathryn DeVane Hamilton

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THE ESTEVEZ-PAZOS LAW FIRM Maritza Estevez-Pazos

Family Law Mediation ALISON C. WEINGER Alison C. Weinger RCC FAMILY LAW Richard J. Preira

FDA Law GRAYROBINSON Peter A. Quinter

First Amendment Law CARLTON FIELDS Richard J. Ovelmen**

COFFEY BURLINGTON Andrew H. Marks* page 2-3 GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Thomas R. Julin** HOGAN LOVELLS US Carol A. Licko HOLLAND & KNIGHT Sanford L. Bohrer**

Food and Beverage Law SPIRITUS LAW Marbet Lewis, Robert F. Lewis page 25

Franchise Law COZEN O’CONNOR Charles C. Kline FOLEY & LARDNER Mary Leslie Smith GENOVESE JOBLOVE & BATTISTA W. Barry Blum, Nina Greene, Michael D. Joblove, Jonathan E. Perlman GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Jason M. Murray

ZARCO EINHORN SALKOWSKI & BRITO Alejandro Brito, Robert M. Einhorn, Kaari Gagnon, Robert F. Salkowski, Robert Zarco page 33

Government Relations Practice BILZIN SUMBERG Albert E. Dotson, Jr. GREENBERG TRAURIG Robert S. Fine MIRTA P. CANTON Mirta P. Canton WEISS SEROTA HELFMAN COLE & BIERMAN Mitchell A. Bierman, Richard Jay Weiss

Health Care Law AKERMAN William J. Spratt, Jr. DLA PIPER Joshua M. Kaye DUANE MORRIS Joanne B. Erde HOLLAND & KNIGHT Maria T. Currier, Roberto Pupo KOPELOWITZ OSTROW FERGUSON WEISELBERG GILBERT Marshall R. Burack LASH & GOLDBERG Martin B. Goldberg, Alan D. Lash LEWIS W. FISHMAN Lewis W. Fishman LUBELL & ROSEN Stephen H. Siegel

THE PADRON LAW GROUP Brian D. Fell, Luis M. Padron

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Ira J. Coleman, Gary Scott Davis, Jerry J. Sokol, Jennifer A. Vecchio

VALDESPINO & ASSOCIATES Jacqueline M. Valdespino

NANETTE O’DONNELL Nanette O’Donnell

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NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Stephanie Russo, Mike Segal POLSINELLI Michael P. Gennett TACHE, BRONIS, CHRISTIANSON AND DESCALZO Stephen J. Bronis TAYON LAW Kathy J. Tayon

HALL, LAMB, HALL & LETO Jon W. Zeder page 10-11 HAMILTON, MILLER & BIRTHISEL Jerry D. Hamilton*

HICKS, PORTER, EBENFELD & STEIN Irene M. Porter page 27

Immigration Law

HINSHAW & CULBERTSON Andrew Grigsby**, Ronald L. Kammer

AKERMAN Maria I. Casablanca

JOHN H. ROONEY, JR. John H. Rooney, Jr.

AVILA RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ MENA & FERRI Eugenio Hernandez

KAPLAN ZEENA Susan B. Harwood

BERNSTEIN & BERGER David S. Berger CORDERO & ASSOCIATES Luis A. Cordero FOLEY & LARDNER Roy J. Barquet FONTE IMMIGRATION FIRM Magda Montiel Davis, Kari Ann Fonte FRAGOMEN, DEL REY, BERNSEN & LOEWY Enrique Gonzalez III GRAYROBINSON Nicolas J. Watkins GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Sarah Lea Tobocman KURZBAN KURZBAN TETZELI & PRATT Ira J. Kurzban, John Patrick Pratt, Helena M. Tetzeli LATOURLAW Jose Latour LAW OFFICE OF MARY E. KRAMER Mary E. Kramer

MINTZER SAROWITZ ZERIS LEDVA & MEYERS Addison J. Meyers* REED SMITH R. Hugh Lumpkin** ROIG LAWYERS Nelson Bellido* SANCHEZ-MEDINA, GONZALEZ, QUESADA, LAGE, GOMEZ & MACHADO Emilia Quesada* SHUTTS & BOWEN Bowman Brown, Jeffrey M. Landau, John E. Meagher, Miranda Lundeen Soto*, Frank A. Zacherl* SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Peter M. Kramer STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Lewis F. Murphy VER PLOEG & MARINO Stephen A. Marino, Jr., Brenton N. Ver Ploeg

RIFKIN & FOX-ISICOFF Tammy Fox-Isicoff

WHITE & CASE Raoul G. Cantero III

SALEH & ASSOCIATES Anis N. Saleh

Intellectual Property Law

WEISS & KAHN Elaine F. Weiss

Information Technology Law COZEN O’CONNOR Samuel A. Lewis LOTT & FISCHER Ury Fischer

ROPERS MAJESKI KOHN BENTLEY Jose I. Rojas page 35

Insurance Law AKERMAN Marcy Levine Aldrich, Nancy A. Copperthwaite, Gary J. Guzzi, Mark S. Shapiro, Nina S. Whiston

for their recognition in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. In addition, congratulations to the firm for being ranked Tier 1 in Appellate Practice and Insurance Law in Miami 2020 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

MCLUSKEY MCDONALD & HUGHES John W. McLuskey** page 29

OSBERG-BRAUN IMMIGRATION Linda M. Osberg-Braun

SIBIRSKY LAW FIRM Daniel B. Sibirsky

Congratulations to these partners of the firm

ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT + GILCHRIST Robert H. Thornburg (C) page 18 BERGER SINGERMAN Michael J. Higer (IP*) BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER Stephen N. Zack (IP*) CAREY RODRIGUEZ MILIAN GONYA John C. Carey (IP*, P, P*) CARLTON FIELDS Thomas J. Meeks (IP*) COZEN O’CONNOR James A. Gale (IP*, P)

IRENE PORTER, ESQ. The Best Lawyers in America©  Insurance

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Listed in Best Lawyers® for over 30 years

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DAY PITNEY Alan Graham Greer (IP*) DUANE MORRIS Harvey W. Gurland, Jr. (IP*) EISENBERG LEHMAN Steven E. Eisenberg (C)

ESPINOSA MARTINEZ CARLTON FIELDS Steven J. Brodie, Jeffrey Michael Cohen Jorge T. Espinosa (C, IP*, P) FELDMAN & LATHAM CIMO MAZER MARK Jeffrey D. Feldman (C, IP*) Jason S. Mazer CLYDE & CO Sina Bahadoran COLSON HICKS EIDSON Joseph J. Kalbac, Jr. COZEN O’CONNOR Charles C. Kline DLA PIPER Fredrick H.L. McClure FOWLER WHITE BURNETT J. Michael Pennekamp GARY P. TIMIN, ESQ., ATTORNEY AT LAW Gary P. Timin GASS WEBER MULLINS Joseph M. Fasi II* GOLDBERG SEGALLA Valerie Shea

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SHUTTS & BOWEN Luis A. de Armas, Arthur J. Furia

International Trade and Finance Law FOLEY & LARDNER Carlos Abarca GREENBERG TRAURIG Cesar L. Alvarez HOGAN LOVELLS US Jorge Diaz-Silveira HOLLAND & KNIGHT Jose A. Casal, Adolfo E. Jimenez, George Mencio, Jr., Jose E. Sirven HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Gustavo J. Membiela RIVERO MESTRE Jorge A. Mestre

AKERMAN James S. Bramnick (EM, LE*, LM)

AVILA RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ MENA & FERRI Wilfredo A. Rodriguez (C)

ALLEN NORTON & BLUE Robert L. Norton (EM, LM), Susan Potter Norton (EM, LM)

BILZIN SUMBERG José M. Ferrer (C)

BRYANT MILLER OLIVE James C. Crosland (EM, LM)

BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga (G), C. Ryan Reetz (C, G)

BT LAW GROUP Jason D. Berkowitz (LE*)

THE LAW OFFICES OF SLESNICK & CASEY Donald D. Slesnick II (LU)

CIMO MAZER MARK Jason S. Mazer (EI)

ZUMPANO, PATRICIOS Leon N. Patricios (LE*)

CLARKE SILVERGLATE Spencer H. Silverglate (EM, LE*)

Land Use & Zoning Law

COZEN O’CONNOR Susan N. Eisenberg (EM, LE*), Jennifer T. Williams (EM, LE*) DAMIAN & VALORI Peter F. Valori (LE*) DEVAND A. SUKHDEO Devand A. Sukhdeo (EM, LE*) DUANE MORRIS Michael W. Casey III (EM, LM), Hector A. Chichoni (LE*)

DIANA SANTA MARIA

LAW OFFICES OF DIANA SANTA MAR IA, P.A.

JOHN H. ROONEY, JR. John H. Rooney, Jr. (C)

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JOSÉ ELOY ANZOLA José Eloy Anzola (C)

JONES DAY Passionate Pursuit of Justice Ricardo H. Puente (C)

Personal Injury Attorneys

ENA T. DIAZ Ena T. Diaz (LE*) page 35

FOLEY & LARDNER Mark J. Neuberger (EM, LE*)

is acelebrated pivotal year For 25 years, the Law Offices of DianaFORDHARRISON aving recently thefor firm’s 28th MARK have MIGDALobtained & HAYDEN numerous attorney Diana and Santa Maria Rodolfo Gomez (EM, LE*), Elizabeth M. anniversary,trial Diana Santa Maria Donald J. Hayden (C) Rodriguez (LE*) Santa Maria, as her firm marks its multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements her firm continue to be recognized among REEDofSMITH 25th anniversary defending the rights for victims all types of accidents FOWLER WHITE BURNETT José I. Astigarraga (C), M. Cristina the upper echelon of law firms handling of injured victims and their families. and wrongful deaths involving unsafe Elizabeth P. Johnson (EM) Cardenas (C), Edward M. Mullins (C) plaintiffs’ injury, wrongful Also, thispersonal year, Diana Santa Maria isdeath, conditions and practices. Representative GRAYROBINSON RIVERO roadway MESTRE and construction recipient the 2016 Compassionate and medical malpractice cases.the Besides beingofchosen among a select group cases include Marlene Quintana (EM) Jorge A.drownings Mestre (C) © bySanta the Maria site accidents, in pools and of attorneys in The Best LawyersGladiatrix in AmericaAward, since presented 2009, Diana GREENBERG TRAURIG Florida Justice Association. This award is swimming venues, negligent medical SCALE LAW and her firm are listed as part of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100; she Joseph Z. Fleming (EM, LE*, LM), Jaime Guttman (C) presented to an individual who exemplifies procedures, cases involving nursing home Patrick F. Martin (EM, LM), Ronald M. is AV rated and listed in the Martindale-Hubbell directory of preeminent strength, skill, drive, and heart and who abuse, and neglect in (EM, LM) SEQUOR LAW and criminal assaultsRosengarten attorneys. Over the past 28 years, has obtained canDiana be described as an multimillion-dollar “unwavering public places to inadequate security. Edwarddue H. Davis, Jr. (C) GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART verdicts and settlements for victims of auto, train, of bus, and advocate, a master theaviation, trial, and a boating The common denominator is always the Arturo Ross (EM, LM) SHOOK,unsafe HARDY & practices, BACON champion for victims.” products, or CATASTROPHIC INJURY accidents, injuries and deaths on construction sites, drownings in unsafe same—where Carlos F. Concepción (C) HOGAN LOVELLS US Ms. Santa Maria’s practice is exclusively procedures result in harm due to neglect pools and swimming venues, criminal assaults in public places resulting from TRANSPORTATION WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES devoted to plaintiffs’ personal injury, or indifference to safety, the criteria is Mark R. Cheskin (LE*) ACCIDENTS inadequate security, and medical malpractice Diana ismalpractice. also committedmet for the Edward wrongful death,cases. and medical firmSoto to(C) embark on a quest for HOLLAND & KNIGHT th to giving She serves a Governor for the 17 compensation and correction. Once she Kelly-Ann G. Cartwright (EM, LE*, LM), AUTO, BUS, back TRAINto&the legal profession. It’s recognized foras excellence in advocacy International Mergers TRUCKING Circuit onACCIDENTS the Florida Bar’s Board Governorstoand a recognized leader andofadherence the is highest standards of and undertakes a case, Ms. Santa Maria andEdward her Diaz (EM), Robert J. Friedman (EI), Marilyn J. Holifield (EM, LE*, LM) & Acquisitions ethics in the justice for clients firm passionately pursue justice and each Fellow of the Florida Justice Association, thepursuit state’s of trial bar organization. CONSTRUCTION HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH AKERMAN their families. client’s loss becomes their cause. SITE ACCIDENTS A frequent author and lecturer and in her field, Diana has served as adjunct Terence G. Connor (EM, LM), Juan C. Jonathan L. Awner, Stephen K. professor at Nova Southeastern University Law School and sits on the law MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Enjamio (EM, LE*, LM) Roddenberry, Carl D. Roston school’sHOME BoardNEGLECT of Governors. AsLaw attorneys understand, and help, the NURSING JACKSON LEWIS CARLTON FIELDS Officeswho of Diana Santa care Maria Scott Allen (LE*), Pedro P. Forment Andrew J. Markus, Dennis J. Olle firm strives to follow its motto of passionately pursuing justice its Lauderdale, clients. 5220 S. University Dr., Suite 205C for | Fort FL 33328 PRODUCTS LIABILITY (EM), Mendy Halberstam (LE*), Jenna phone 954.434.1077 | fax 954.434.4462 | email diana@santamarialaw.net COZEN O’CONNOR Rinehart Rassif (EM, LE*), Jennifer A. INADEQUATE SECURITY Jahan S. Islami, Martin T. Schrier www.santamarialaw.net Schwartz (LE*), Pedro Jaime Torres-

Areas of practice include:

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CATASTROPHIC INJURY WRONGFUL DEATH AUTO ACCIDENT TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

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■ NURSING HOME NEGLECT ■ CRIMINAL ASSAULTS IN PUBLIC PLACES ■ PRODUCTS LIABILIT Y

Consultations are Free • Se Habla Español Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. 5220 S. University Dr., Suite 205C | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328 phone 954.434.1077 | fax 954.434.4462 www.santamarialaw.net 28 |

SOUTH FLORIDA

SHUTTS & BOWEN Sheila M. Cesarano (EM, LM), Rene J. Gonzalez-LLorens (EM)

AVA J. BORRASSO Ava Borrasso (C)

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Jose A. Casal (C), Adolfo E. Jimenez (C)

PHILLIPS, RICHARD & RIND Kathleen M. Phillips (EI, LU)

Labor and Employment Law

HOGAN LOVELLS US Daniel E. González (C), Richard C. Lorenzo (C)

PERLMAN, BAJANDAS, YEVOLI & ALBRIGHT D. Porpoise Evans (LE*)

AKERMAN Luis A. Perez (C), Francisco A. Rodriguez (C), George Volsky (C)

HARPER MEYER PEREZ HAGEN ALBERT DRIBIN & DELUCA Burton A. Landy (C, G)

OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART David M. DeMaio (EM, LM), Christopher P. Hammon (EM, LM), Michael R. Tricarico (LE*) page 27

SHUTTS & BOWEN Bowman Brown, Luis A. de Armas

F. X. SEXTON Francis X. Sexton Jr. (C)

MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Anne Marie Estevez (LE*, LM), Mark E. Zelek (EM, LE*, LM)

International Arbitration

DIAZ, REUS & TARG Gary Davidson (C, G), Michael Diaz Jr. (C, G), Brant C. Hadaway (C)

LITTLER MENDELSON Sherril M. Colombo (LE*), Patrick G. DeBlasio III (EM, LE*), Scott A. Forman (EM), Courtney B. Wilson (EM, LE*)

DUANE MORRIS Robert A. Zinn GREENBERG TRAURIG Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré, Robert Grossman HOLLAND & KNIGHT Jorge L. Hernandez-Toraño, George Mencio, Jr. HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Fernando C. Alonso JONES DAY Lorne S. Cantor

Díaz (LE*)

JAMS Patricia H. Thompson (EM, LM) K&L GATES April L. Boyer (LE*, LM), Carol C. Lumpkin (EM, LM) LAW OFFICES OF GARY A. COSTALES Gary A. Costales (EI) LEVINE KELLOGG LEHMAN SCHNEIDER + GROSSMAN Stuart I. Grossman (EM)

STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Rene F. Ruiz (EM, LM), Robert S. Turk (EM, LE*, LM) SUGARMAN & SUSSKIND Robert A. Sugarman (EI, LE*, LU), Howard S. Susskind (LE*, LU) TEIN MALONE Gaye L. Huxoll (EM)

AKERMAN Neisen O. Kasdin AVILA RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ MENA & FERRI Simon Ferro BERCOW RADELL FERNANDEZ & LARKIN Jeffrey S. Bercow, Ben J. Fernandez, Michael W. Larkin BILZIN SUMBERG Brian S. Adler*, Javier F. Aviñó, Albert E. Dotson, Jr., A. Vicky Leiva, Carter N. McDowell, Eileen Ball Mehta**, Stanley B. Price** DAMIAN & VALORI Patricia M. Baloyra DOUGLAS M. HALSEY Douglas M. Halsey* GREENBERG TRAURIG Kerri L. Barsh**, Lucia A. Dougherty, Iris Escarra, Robert S. Fine*, Joseph Z. Fleming** GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Mario Garcia-Serra HOLLAND & KNIGHT Joseph G. Goldstein, Juan J. Mayol, Jr. SHUBIN & BASS Jeffrey S. Bass*, John K. Shubin* WEISS SEROTA HELFMAN COLE & BIERMAN Stephen J. Helfman, Gilberto Pastoriza, Clifford A. Schulman

Legal Malpractice Law DAY PITNEY Alan Graham Greer (D) FOX ROTHSCHILD Joseph A. DeMaria (D) HINSHAW & CULBERTSON Ronald L. Kammer (D)

KENNY NACHWALTER Richard H. Critchlow (D), Michael Nachwalter (D) page 21 KLEIN GLASSER PARK & LOWE Robert Michael Klein (P) WARREN R. TRAZENFELD Warren R. Trazenfeld (P)

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law AKERMAN Jonathan L. Awner, Teddy D. Klinghoffer, Stephen K. Roddenberry BERGER SINGERMAN Daniel H. Aronson

P L E A SE RE F E R TO T HE P R AC T IC E A RE A S K E Y ON PAG E 16 F OR A DE S C RIP T ION OF A S T E RISK S A ND SP ECI A LT Y A BBRE V I AT IONS .


PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER HOLLAND & KNIGHT David A. Barkus, Marc L. Druckman, Aaron T. Slavens MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Frederic L. Levenson, Harris C. Siskind

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) AKERMAN Jacqueline M. Arango SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Peter M. Kramer THE BRODSKY LAW FIRM Richard E. Brodsky

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions BUCKNER MILES Seth E. Miles (P) CARLTON FIELDS Benjamine Reid (D)

COFFEY BURLINGTON Robert Burlington (D) page 2-3 COLSON HICKS EIDSON Lewis S. Eidson (P), Joseph J. Kalbac, Jr. (P) DLA PIPER Fredrick H.L. McClure (D) GAEBE, MULLEN, ANTONELLI & DIMATTEO Mark R. Antonelli (D) KOZYAK TROPIN THROCKMORTON Harley S. Tropin (D, P) MARLOW, ADLER, ABRAMS, NEWMAN & LEWIS Joel D. Adler (D) NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH George G. Mahfood (P)

FRIEDMAN & FRIEDMAN Gary Alan Friedman (P) GAMBA HERRERA TRIAL LAWYERS Tomas F. Gamba (P) GOLD & GOLD Philip A. Gold (P)

LAW OFFICE OF RODNEY H. BELL

GROSSMAN ROTH YAFFA COHEN Rodney H. Bell Natasha S. Cortes (P), Stuart Z. MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY Bernard P. Grondin, Frederic L. Grossman (P), Neal A. Roth (P), Levenson, Harris C. Siskind Andrew B. Yaffa (P) page 6-7 NELSON MULLINS RILEY & HANNON LEGAL GROUP James A. Hannon (P) HICKEY LAW FIRM John H. Hickey (P) KUTNER, RUBINOFF & MOSS Arno Kutner (P), Andrew M. Moss (P) LEIGHTON LAW John Elliott Leighton (P) LOMBANA HOELLE TRIAL LAW Hector J. Lombana (P)

SCARBOROUGH Mark F. Raymond*

PRIVATE ADVISING GROUP Juan Pablo Cappello SHUTTS & BOWEN Bowman Brown, Luis A. de Armas STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Alison W. Miller WATTS-FITZGERALD LAW

NEEDLE & ELLENBERG Abigail C. Watts-Fitzgerald Andrew L. Ellenberg (P), Andrew YOUNG, BERMAN, KARPF & Needle (P) GONZALEZ page 30 Andrew S. Berman*

PANTER, PANTER & SAMPEDRO David Sampedro (P)

Municipal Law

PENNEKAMP LAW Tom Pennekamp, Jr. (P)

GREENBERG TRAURIG Alan T. Dimond*

QUINTAIROS, PRIETO, WOOD & BOYER Edward C. Prieto (D)

SHUBIN & BASS John K. Shubin*

RATZAN LAW GROUP Stuart N. Ratzan (P)

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Alvin B. Davis*

ROSSMAN, BAUMBERGER, REBOSO & SPIER Charles H. Baumberger (P), Manuel Alejandro Reboso (P), Stephen F. Rossman (P)

Natural Resources Law

STEWART TILGHMAN FOX BIANCHI & CAIN Gary D. Fox (P) W. SAM HOLLAND LAW W. Sam Holland (P) WICKER SMITH O’HARA MCCOY & FORD Oscar J. Cabanas (D), Frederick E. Hasty III (D)

GREENBERG TRAURIG Kerri L. Barsh

Nonprofit / Charities Law AKERMAN Henry H. Raattama, Jr. WATTS-FITZGERALD LAW Abigail C. Watts-Fitzgerald

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Personal Injury Litigation

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AKERMAN Jonathan L. Awner, David F. Birke, Martin G. Burkett, Mary V. Carroll, Daniel Jacobson, Teddy D. Klinghoffer, Stephen K. Roddenberry, Carl D. Roston

ARONOVITZ LAW Tod Aronovitz (P)

W. SAM HOLLAND LAW W. Sam Holland (P)

ALVAREZ & DIAZ-SILVEIRA Albert Diaz-Silveira

WHITE & CASE Raoul G. Cantero III (D)

AVILA RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ MENA & FERRI Daniel O. Mena*

BUCKNER MILES David M. Buckner (P), Seth E. Miles (P)

BERGER SINGERMAN Daniel H. Aronson

CARLTON FIELDS Benjamine Reid (D)

BILZIN SUMBERG Alan D. Axelrod

CLARKE SILVERGLATE Mercer K. Clarke (D), Francisco Ramos, Jr. (D)

Media Law CARLTON FIELDS Richard J. Ovelmen GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Thomas R. Julin HOLLAND & KNIGHT Sanford L. Bohrer

Medical Malpractice Law BOYERS LAW GROUP Robert B. Boyers (P) page 35 BUCKNER MILES Seth E. Miles (P) CARLTON FIELDS Benjamine Reid (D) COLSON HICKS EIDSON Joseph J. Kalbac, Jr. (D), Julie Braman Kane (D, P) DOLAN DOBRINSKY ROSENBLUM Manuel L. Dobrinsky (P), Daniel D. Dolan II (P), Randy Rosenblum (P) FOWLER WHITE BURNETT James D. DeChurch (D), Christopher E. Knight (D) FREIDIN BROWN Philip Freidin (P)

CARLTON FIELDS Andrew J. Markus COZEN O’CONNOR Martin T. Schrier

ALAN GOLDFARB Alan Goldfarb (P)

COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE Michael E. Brand (D), Richard P. Cole (D), Gene P. Kissane (D) COLSON HICKS EIDSON Dean C. Colson (P), Joseph J. Kalbac, Jr. (P), Julie Braman Kane (P), Curtis B. Miner (P)

HOBSON FIRM Mark D. Hobson

CULMO TRIAL ATTORNEYS Thomas Culmo (P)

HOLLAND & KNIGHT David A. Barkus, Bruce Jay Colan, Bradley D. Houser, Steven D. Lear, Roberto Pupo, Ira N. Rosner HOMER BONNER JACOBS Peter W. Homer* J2 LEGAL GROUP Jacqueline G. Hodes

IMMIGRATION LAW S u s a n J . Ha h n ’s im mig r a t io n a n d nationality law practice was established in 1995. Ms. Hahn focuses on international business-related immigration matters for multinational and international corporations worldw ide. 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, as well as 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 Law yers 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© , 2012-2020 for the field of immigration law. Her firm, The Law Offices of Susan J. Hahn, P.A., has received a Tier 1 ranking for Immigration Law in Miami since 2015 and in Fort Lauderdale since 2016 from U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. 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 | fax 561-288-9022 email shahn@susanhahnlaw.com

PERSONAL INJURY, INSURANCE COVERAGE, COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

BOYERS LAW GROUP Robert B. Boyers (P) page 35

GREENBERG TRAURIG Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré, Jaret L. Davis, Yosbel Ibarra, David E. Wells

HOGAN LOVELLS US Daniel E. González*

SUSAN J. HAHN

KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KATZEN & LEVINE Abbey L. Kaplan* page 22

DEUTSCH & BLUMBERG Edward R. Blumberg (P), Steven K. Deutsch (P) page 26 DIAZ LAW GROUP Rolando A. Diaz (D) DLA PIPER Fredrick H.L. McClure (D)

DOLAN DOBRINSKY ROSENBLUM JONES DAY L. Dobrinsky (P), Enrique J. Martin, Nicholas E Rodríguez Manuel Daniel D. Dolan II (P), Randy Rosenblum (P) K&L GATES Clayton E. Parker FOWLER WHITE BURNETT Christopher E. Knight (D)

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LEFT TO RIGHT: JOHN E. HUGHES III, JOHN W. MCLUSKEY, DAVID M. MCDONALD

cLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A. represents individuals and businesses throughout the state of Florida. The firm’s litigation practice is focused on serious personal injury and wrongful death, insurance coverage litigation for

policyholders as well as commercial and business litigation. We have proudly accepted cocounsel relationships with attorneys from around the state and around the country since our formation in 1999. Our bilingual staff and lawyers bring a personalized approach to each case we handle. The firm is continually humbled by recognition received from the legal industry, our peers, and the media. McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A. is ranked Tier 1 in Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs in Miami by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2020, and the firm routinely receives recognition as a top law firm by many organizations responsible for rating law firms and lawyers in Florida. Our lawyers are proud to be listed in South Florida’s Best Lawyers 2020 for their work in the following practice areas: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, Partners John W. McLuskey and David M. McDonald; Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance, John W. McLuskey; and Commercial Litigation, Of Counsel, James E. McDonald. The firm’s South Florida presence transcends the courtroom. With deep roots in Miami’s local communities, we take a leadership role and sponsor many charity events to raise funds and awareness for area nonprofit organizations. The Barrister Building 8821 S.W. 69th Court Miami, FL 33156 PHONE 305.670.2020 www.mmlawmiami.com

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2020 RECOGNITIONS

ANDREW ELLENBERG

FREIDIN BROWN Joel H. Brown (P), Philip Freidin (P)

STANLEY M. ROSENBLATT Stanley M. Rosenblatt (P)

HAMILTON, MILLER & BIRTHISEL Jerry D. Hamilton (D)

FRIEDMAN & FRIEDMAN Gary Alan Friedman (P), Marvin Ross Friedman (P), John S. Seligman (P)

STEWART TILGHMAN FOX BIANCHI & CAIN David W. Bianchi (P), Stephen F. Cain (P), Gary D. Fox (P)

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Lee Philip Teichner (D)

FRIEDMAN, RODMAN, AND FRANK Ronald Rodman (P)

MEDICAL MALPR ACTICE – PL AINTIFFS

GAEBE, MULLEN, ANTONELLI & DIMATTEO Mark R. Antonelli (D), Greg Gaebe (D), Michael A. Mullen (D)

THE HAGGARD LAW FIRM Jason R. Brenner (P), Pedro P. Echarte III (P), Michael A. Haggard (P), William Andrew Haggard (P), Christopher L. Marlowe (P), Douglas J. McCarron (P), Todd J. Michaels (P)

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION – PL AINTIFFS

GOLD & GOLD Philip A. Gold (P)

THE LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT L. PARKS Robert L. Parks (P)

GOLDBERG & ROSEN Judd G. Rosen (P)

THE LAW OFFICES OF SEAN M. CLEARY Sean M. Cleary (P)

GREENBERG TRAURIG Elliot H. Scherker (D)

THE MALONE LAW FIRM T. Omar Malone (P)

Andrew Ellenberg represents individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic loss as a result of medical negligence, defective products, auto and aviation accidents, and neglect or abuse of vulnerable adults and the elderly. Mr. Ellenberg’s expertise spans the range of cases that make up a plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death practice. Mr. Ellenberg has been included, from 2009-2020, in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his representation of plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Ellenberg has been named a South Florida Business Leader “Power Player”, and is rated as ”10-Superb” by Avvo for medical malpractice cases. He has been selected as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for his representation of plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He has been has been included in every edition of the South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers,” every edition of Florida Monthly’s “Best Legal Eagles”, and every edition of Florida Super Lawyers, for his representation of plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

GROSSMAN ROTH YAFFA COHEN Natasha S. Cortes (P), Stuart Z. Grossman (P), Neal A. Roth (P), Andrew B. Yaffa (P) page 6-7

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

WWW.NEEDLEELLENBERG.COM

W. SAM HOLLAND LAW W. Sam Holland (P) WICKER SMITH O’HARA MCCOY & FORD Oscar J. Cabanas (D), Leslie A. McCormick (D), Jackson F. McCoy (D)

LIPCON, MARGULIES, ALSINA & WINKLEMAN Charles R. Lipcon (P), Jason Margulies (P), Michael Winkleman (P)

ANDREW NEEDLE MEDICAL MALPR ACTICE L AW PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

MINTZER SAROWITZ ZERIS LEDVA & MEYERS Addison J. Meyers (D)

Privacy and Data Security Law GRAYROBINSON Kevin M. Levy

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law AKERMAN Teddy D. Klinghoffer, Stephen K.

Ethan W. Johnson

Product Liability

Litigation NEEDLE & ELLENBERG Andrew L. Ellenberg (P), Andrew BOIES SCHILLER FLEXNER Stephen N. Zack (D) Needle (P) page 30 CARLTON FIELDS

Amy E. Furness (D), Benjamine Reid (D)

CLARKE SILVERGLATE Mercer K. Clarke (D), Francisco Ramos, Jr. (D)

PODHURST ORSECK COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE Joel D. Eaton (P), Steven C. Marks (P), Ricardo M. Martinez- Henry Salas (D) Cid (P), Aaron S. Podhurst (P), COLSON HICKS EIDSON Dean C. Colson (P), Lewis S. Eidson Stephen F. Rosenthal (P) (P), Joseph J. Kalbac, Jr. (P) page 24 RATZAN LAW GROUP Stuart N. Ratzan (P) RIVKIND, MARGULIES & RIVKIND Brett A. Rivkind (P) ROBERT J. FIORE Robert J. Fiore (P) ROSSMAN, BAUMBERGER, REBOSO & SPIER Charles H. Baumberger (P), Manuel Alejandro Reboso (P), Stephen F. Rossman (P) RUMBERGER KIRK & CALDWELL H. Jacey Kaps (D), Scott M. Sarason (D) RUSSOMANNO & BORRELLO Herman J. Russomanno (P)

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

ZUMPANO, PATRICIOS Leon N. Patricios (D, P)

MCLUSKEY MCDONALD & Roddenberry HUGHES EDELBOIM LIEBERMAN REVAH David M. McDonald (P), John W. OSHINSKY McLuskey (P) Jeffrey M. Oshinsky page 29 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS

PITA WEBER DEL PRADO Shannon N. Del Prado (P), Howard K. Pita (P) Following graduation from Cornell University in 1974 and the University of Miami, cum laude, in 1977, Andrew Needle began practicing law with one of the premier personal injury and medical malpractice firms in Florida. Since then he has distinguished himself both in and out of the courtroom as a trial lawyer, author, and lecturer and has been called “a lawyer’s lawyer” over the course of his 40 years of practice pushing the bounds of existing law. He is a Florida Bar board certified civil trial lawyer, former editorial consultant to Matthew Bender Law Books, the author of “Post-Trial Motions,” Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, twelfth edition, and the author of ‘Inside The Minds’ Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases, “Current Challenges in Handling Medical Malpractice Actions: Statutory Protections, Expenses, and Societal Misconceptions” (Thomson Reuters/ Asparatore2012). He has been named as one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers in medical malpractice by the South Florida Legal Guide 2002–2019. He was selected as a Heavy Hitter in health care law by the South Florida Business Journal, February 10, 2006, and selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2007–2020.

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KUBICKI DRAPER Brad J. McCormick (D)

LEVINE, BUSCH & SCHNEPPER Edward Busch (P)

SHUTTS & BOWEN John E. Meagher (D)

MCLUSKEY MCDONALD & HUGHES David M. McDonald (P), John W. McLuskey (P) page 29

ROSSMAN, BAUMBERGER, REBOSO & SPIER Manuel Alejandro Reboso (P), Stephen F. Rossman (P)

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Lee Philip Teichner (D)

LEIGHTON LAW John Elliott Leighton (P)

MARLOW, ADLER, ABRAMS, NEWMAN & LEWIS Joel D. Adler (D)

RATZAN LAW GROUP Stuart N. Ratzan (P)

HICKEY LAW FIRM John H. Hickey (P)

LEESFIELD SCOLARO Ira H. Leesfield (P)

LEIGHTON LAW John Elliott Leighton (P)

PALMER PALMER & MANGIERO David Mangiero (P)

HANNON LEGAL GROUP James A. Hannon (P)

KUTNER, RUBINOFF & MOSS Arno Kutner (P), Andrew M. Moss (P)

KUTNER, RUBINOFF & MOSS Andrew M. Moss (P)

MONTOYA LAW Edward Montoya (P)

GROVES & VERONA Russell M. Verona (P)

HIGHTOWER, STRATTON, NOVIGROD, & KANTOR Dale R. Hightower (D) page 35

KASOWITZ BENSON TORRES Kelly Anne Luther (D)

DLD LAWYERS Pete L. DeMahy (D), Frank L. Labrador (D)

DOLAN DOBRINSKY ROSENBLUM Manuel L. Dobrinsky (P), Randy Rosenblum (P) FOWLER WHITE BURNETT Christopher E. Knight (D) FRIEDMAN & FRIEDMAN Gary Alan Friedman (P) GAEBE, MULLEN, ANTONELLI & DIMATTEO Mark R. Antonelli (D), Michael A. Mullen (D) GASS WEBER MULLINS Joseph M. Fasi II (D)

GROSSMAN ROTH YAFFA COHEN Stuart Z. Grossman (P) page 6-7

RUMBERGER KIRK & CALDWELL Scott M. Sarason (D) SHOOK, HARDY & BACON William P. Geraghty (D), Kenneth J. Reilly (D) STEWART TILGHMAN FOX BIANCHI & CAIN David W. Bianchi (P) THE LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT L. PARKS Robert L. Parks (P) W. SAM HOLLAND LAW W. Sam Holland (P)

Professional Malpractice Law COFFEY BURLINGTON Robert Burlington (D), Kendall Coffey (D) page 2-3 COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE Richard P. Cole (D) COLSON HICKS EIDSON Dean C. Colson (D, P) DAY PITNEY Alan Graham Greer (D) MITRANI, RYNOR, ADAMSKY & TOLAND Isaac J. Mitrani (D) STANLEY M. ROSENBLATT Stanley M. Rosenblatt (P) STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Laura E. Besvinick (D)

Public Finance Law BRYANT MILLER OLIVE JoLinda L. Herring GREENBERG TRAURIG Albert A. del Castillo, Robert C. Gang, Bruce H. Giles-Klein NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Mark F. Raymond SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Luis Reiter

Railroad Law ROSSMAN, BAUMBERGER, REBOSO & SPIER Howard A. Spier

Real Estate Law ADAMS GALLINAR Michael Gallinar AKERMAN Richard Bezold, Janis Cheezum, Dana Clayton*, Daniel P. Faust, Elizabeth M. Hernandez*, Michael Mena*, Andres Mendoza, Janice L. Russell, Andrew M. Smulian, Brian Tague ALVAREZ & DIAZ-SILVEIRA H. William Walker, Jr.

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AVILA RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ MENA & FERRI Daniel O. Mena*, Wilfredo A. Rodriguez* BECKER & POLIAKOFF Hugo V. Alvarez* BELOFF LAW Jonathan D. Beloff

KATZ, BARRON, SQUITERO, FAUST, Securities / Capital FRIEDBERG, ENGLISH & ALLEN Erica L. English, Marc L. Faust, Howard Markets Law L. Friedberg, Ellen Rose AKERMAN Alan H. Aronson (R, S), Jonathan L. KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, Awner (R, S), Brian Miller (S*), Esther KATZEN & LEVINE L. Moreno (S), Stephen K. Roddenberry (S), Carl D. Roston (S), Bryan T. Abbey L. Kaplan*, Alan J. West (S*) Kluger*, Todd A. Levine*

BERCOW RADELL FERNANDEZ & LARKIN page 22 Jeffrey S. Bercow LEHTINEN SCHULTZ RIEDI DE LA FUENTE BERGER SINGERMAN Thomas G. Schultz* Franklin H. Caplan, Michael J. Higer*, S. Daniel Ponce*, Marc S. Shuster MARKOWITZ RINGEL TRUSTY & HARTOG Thomas Ringel BILZIN SUMBERG Brian S. Adler, Suzanne M. Amaducci- MELAND RUSSIN & BUDWICK Adams, Brian L. Bilzin, Jon Chassen, Mark S. Meland Adam D. Lustig, Marjie C. Nealon, Stanley B. Price, Martin A. Schwartz, MURAI WALD BIONDO & MORENO James W. Shindell, John C. Sumberg, Gerald J. Biondo, Rene V. Murai, Gerald David W. Trench*, Mitchell E. Widom* B. Wald* BUCKNER MILES NELSON MULLINS RILEY & Michael S. Olin* SCARBOROUGH Mark F. Raymond*

CAMPBELL LAW FIRM Dennis M. Campbell* page 35

CAREY RODRIGUEZ MILIAN GONYA David P. Milian* CARLTON FIELDS Merrick L. Gross*, Thomas J. Meeks* COZEN O’CONNOR Jeffrey C. Gilbert* DAMIAN & VALORI Melanie E. Damian* DAY PITNEY Manuel A. Garcia-Linares* DEVINE GOODMAN & RASCO John W. Devine DLA PIPER Michael A. Bedke** DUANE MORRIS Alvin D. Lodish*, Jay A. Steinman DUNWODY WHITE & LANDON Thomas J. Matkov

OAS MEDIATION Oscar A. Sanchez* PARDO JACKSON GAINSBURG Stevan J. Pardo PATHMAN LEWIS Harold L. Lewis, Richard N. Schermer PAYTON & ASSOCIATES Harry A. Payton* PECKAR & ABRAMSON Donald S. Rosenberg** RENNERT VOGEL MANDLER & RODRIGUEZ Jill Nexon Berman* RUSSOMANNO & BORRELLO Herman J. Russomanno* SACHER, ZELMAN, HARTMAN Richard M. Zelman SAUL EWING ARNSTEIN & LEHR Charles D. Brecker

FOWLER WHITE BURNETT John Strickroot, Norman I. Weil, Richard A. Wood

SHUTTS & BOWEN Joseph D. Bolton, Kevin D. Cowan, Roland A. Gallor, Florentino L. Gonzalez, Margaret A. Rolando, J. Donald Wasil

FRANCIS L. CARTER Francis L. Carter*

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GENOVESE JOBLOVE & BATTISTA Michael D. Joblove*, Richard Sarafan*

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS James E. Morgan III

GRAYROBINSON Barbara J. Ferrer

STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Patricia K. Green, Peter D. Lopez, Brian J. McDonough, Francisco J. Menendez, Robert I. Weissler

GREENBERG TRAURIG Burt Bruton**, Alan T. Dimond*, Lucia A. Dougherty, Iris Escarra, Ricardo L. Fraga, Laura R. Gangemi Vignola, Richard J. Giusto, Steven E. Goldman, Matthew B. Gorson, Michael N. Kreitzer*, Steven A. Landy, Nancy B. Lash, Kimberly LeCompte, Juan P. Loumiet**, Mark A. Salky*, Gary A. Saul

STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Ronald A. Kriss, Paul Shelowitz*, Ira K. Teicher

HOGAN LOVELLS US John F. O’Sullivan* HOLLAND & KNIGHT VICTOR M. DIAZ JR. Mark I. Aronson, William R. Bloom, 305.704.3200 Joseph G. Goldstein, John F. Halula, Anna Marie Hernandez Gamez*, Juan J. WWW.DIAZPARTNERS.COM Mayol, Jr., Gavin Williams

JUDITH M. KORCHIN ESQ. Judith M. Korchin* K&L GATES Douglas G. Stanford KASOWITZ BENSON TORRES Manuel A. Fernandez

BRESSLER, AMERY & ROSS Sara Soto (S*) CARLTON FIELDS Thomas J. Meeks (S) DAMIAN & VALORI Melanie E. Damian (S*) DAY PITNEY Alan Graham Greer (S) GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI Joseph A. Sacher (S*) GREENBERG TRAURIG Carl A. Fornaris (R, S), David E. Wells (S) GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Mahesh H. Nanwani (S) HOGAN LOVELLS US Daniel E. González (S*) HOLLAND & KNIGHT J. Raul Cosio (S*), Mitchell E. Herr (R, S*), Bradley D. Houser (S), Tracy A. Nichols (S*), Ira N. Rosner (S), Steven Sonberg (S) HOMER BONNER JACOBS Peter W. Homer (R, S*) HUGHES HUBBARD & REED Nicolas Swerdloff (S*) HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Barry R. Davidson (S*)

TRUSTS & ESTATES 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 widerange 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 Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rated lawyer.

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KENNY NACHWALTER Richard H. Critchlow (S*), Elizabeth Brooks Honkonen (S*), Stanley H. Wakshlag (S, S*) page 21 KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KATZEN & LEVINE Bruce A. Katzen (S) page 22 KOZYAK TROPIN THROCKMORTON Harley S. Tropin (S*) LAW OFFICE OF RODNEY H. BELL Rodney H. Bell (S)

MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Ivan P. Harris (S*)

HINSHAW & CULBERTSON Neil S. Rollnick

HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH Gil O. Acevedo, Barry R. Davidson*, Robert S. Rausch

BILZIN SUMBERG Marshall R. Pasternack (S)

MANDEL & MANDEL David S. Mandel (S*), Nina Stillman Mandel (S*)

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Daniel M. Mackler

HOWE LAW FIRM Osmond C. Howe, Jr.

BERGER SINGERMAN Daniel H. Aronson (S)

LEVINE KELLOGG LEHMAN SCHNEIDER + GROSSMAN Lawrence A. Kellogg (S*)

GREENSPOON MARDER Manuel L. Crespo*

HOMER BONNER JACOBS Peter W. Homer*

BARBARA J. OIKLE Barbara J. Oikle (R, S)

ROSE M. LA FEMINA

NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Daniel S. Newman (R, S*), Mark F. Raymond (S*) RIVERO MESTRE Amanda McGovern (S*), Jorge A. Mestre (S*), Andrés Rivero (S*), Alan H. Rolnick (S*)

RUSSO APPELLATE FIRM, P.A. Appellate Law Center 7300 North Kendall Drive, Suite 600 Miami, Florida 33156 Telephone 305.666.4660 Facsimile 305.666.4470

The RUSSO APPELLATE FIRM, P.A. has specialized in civil appeals and trial support since 1990. Founder Elizabeth K. Russo is board-certified in appellate practice by the Florida Bar and has over 35 years’ experience handling appeals in state and federal courts throughout Florida and beyond. Partner Paulo R. Lima, also board-certified in appellate practice by the Florida Bar, practiced almost 10 years with a large international firm in New York and Miami and two years handling appeals for a successful plaintiffs’ personal injury firm before joining the Russo Appellate Firm in 2017. Both attorneys are known for their excellence in handling a diverse range of substantive legal issues on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

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WEISS SEROTA HELFMAN COLE & BIERMAN Joseph M. Hernandez

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Alvin B. Davis (S*)

admiralty / maritime

STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Alison W. Miller (S), Jay B. Shapiro (S*)

personal injury

products liability

STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Laura E. Besvinick (S*), Lewis F. Murphy (S*)

mass torts

THE BRODSKY LAW FIRM Richard E. Brodsky (S*)

medical malpractice

commercial disputes

construction litigation

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David B. Haber and Franchesco Soto on being named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

WHITE & CASE Mark O. Bagnall (S)

Securitization and Structured Finance Law HOLLAND & KNIGHT George Mencio, Jr. HUGHES HUBBARD & REED Amy G. Dulin PRIVATE ADVISING GROUP Juan Pablo Cappello SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL Jeffrey S. Tenen

Sports Law GREENBERG TRAURIG Joseph Z. Fleming

Tax Law AKERMAN Donald K. Duffy, Marci K. Poliakoff, Henry H. Raattama, Jr. BAKER MCKENZIE James H. Barrett

DAVID B. HABER

Honored for: Construction Litigation Construction Law

FRANCHESO SOTO

Honored for: Construction Litigation Construction Law

An Innovative, Dedicated Legal Team Construction Law

Condominium and HOA Law

Complex Business Litigation

Real Estate Law

BILZIN SUMBERG Richard M. Goldstein, Summer Ayers LePree, Jeffrey L. Rubinger**, Hal J. Webb, Jennifer Wioncek CHARLES L. RUFFNER, ESQ. Charles L. Ruffner* DARIN I. ZENOV Darin I. Zenov FOLEY & LARDNER Guillermo J. Fernandez-Quincoces GREENBERG TRAURIG L. Frank Cordero, Ozzie A. Schindler, William R. Siegel, Diana S.C. Zeydel GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Louis Nostro Jr., Mark J. Scheer HELLER ESPENKOTTER Alex Espenkotter, Dan P. Heller

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NELSON & NELSON Barry A. Nelson, Jennifer Okcular page 23

Bluestein and Wayne, P.A. proudly acknowledges the following recognition in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Bluestein and Wayne, P.A. has been named in the 2020 list of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a Tier-1 Family Law Firm in the Miami metro area. This selection honors firms for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from both clients and peers. Harold Bluestein and Barry Wayne have also been chosen by their peers for inclusion among The Best Lawyers in America©, in the field of Family Law, for fifteen and eleven years, respectively. Barry M. Wayne was named the Best Lawyers® 2020 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami. This award is to individual lawyers with the highest overall peerfeedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is chosen as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. BLUESTEIN AND WAYNE, P.A. 4000 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 770 Coral Gables, FL 33146 Phone: 305-859-9200 Fax: 305-859-9210 www.bw-pa.com 32 |

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Transportation Law DUANE MORRIS Robert A. Zinn FOWLER WHITE BURNETT James N. Hurley

LEVINE KELLOGG LEHMAN SCHNEIDER + GROSSMAN Lawrence A. Kellogg*

HOLLAND & KNIGHT George Mencio, Jr.

MARIAN ANCHETA Marian Ancheta

MOORE & COMPANY Michael T. Moore

MULLER LEBENSBURGER & SCHWARTZ Charles E. Muller II

PENNEKAMP LAW Tom Pennekamp, Jr. SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL Jeffrey S. Tenen

Trusts and Estates AKERMAN Richard C. Milstein** BERGER SINGERMAN Nancy Watkin BILZIN SUMBERG Hal J. Webb, Mitchell E. Widom* CARLTON FIELDS Thomas J. Meeks* CHEPENIK TRUSHIN Bart H. Chepenik DAVID R. CARLISLE David R. Carlisle* DAY PITNEY Charles H. Johnson**

WEISBERG KAINEN MARK Dennis G. Kainen, Alan L. Weisberg** WELLS & WELLS Thomas O. Wells WILLIAM H. NEWTON, III William H. Newton III

Technology Law COZEN O’CONNOR Samuel A. Lewis GRAYROBINSON Kevin M. Levy GREENBERG TRAURIG Manuel R. Valcarcel IV

ROPERS MAJESKI KOHN BENTLEY Jose I. Rojas page 35

NELSON & NELSON Barry A. Nelson page 23 SANCHEZ-MEDINA, GONZALEZ, QUESADA, LAGE, GOMEZ & MACHADO Roland Sanchez-Medina Jr. SHUTTS & BOWEN Francis E. Rodriguez STOKES MCMILLAN ANTÚNEZ Juan C. Antúnez*, Paul M. Stokes STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN Lewis F. Murphy* WELLS & WELLS Thomas O. Wells WHITE & CASE Michael E. Kavoukjian WICKER SMITH O’HARA MCCOY & FORD Nicholas E. Christin**

Venture Capital Law

DUANE MORRIS Harvey W. Gurland, Jr.*

AKERMAN Daniel Jacobson, Teddy D. Klinghoffer

DUNWODY WHITE & LANDON Frank T. Adams**, Neil R. Chrystal**, Jack A. Falk, Jr.*, John J. Grundhauser, William T. Muir

BERGER SINGERMAN Daniel H. Aronson

GOLDMAN FELCOSKI & STONE Brian J. Felcoski**, Bruce M. Stone**

GREENBERG TRAURIG Jaret L. Davis

HARPER MEYER PEREZ HAGEN ALBERT DRIBIN & DELUCA GREENBERG TRAURIG Ronald Albert, Jr. Norman J. Benford, Martin Kalb, Diana HOLLAND & KNIGHT S.C. Zeydel** Bruce Jay Colan GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Mary E. Karr, Thomas M. Karr*, Louis LAW OFFICE OF RODNEY H. BELL Rodney H. Bell Nostro Jr. HARPER MEYER PEREZ HAGEN ALBERT DRIBIN & DELUCA Michael A. Dribin** HELLER ESPENKOTTER Alex Espenkotter, Dan P. Heller HOLLAND & KNIGHT Christopher W. Boyett**, J. Raul Cosio*, Kevin E. Packman, Andrew H. Weinstein JEROME M. HESCH Jerome M. Hesch

Water Law GREENBERG TRAURIG Joseph Z. Fleming

Workers’ Compensation Law MALCA LAW Ramon Malca (C) MKRS LAW Robert J. Rodriguez (E)

JONES WALKER Mark D. Rich

West Palm Beach

PACKMAN, NEUWAHL & ROSENBERG Agriculture Law Dennis Ginsburg, Jose L. Nuñez, Leslie DEAN, MEAD, EGERTON, A. Share, Shawn P. Wolf BLOODWORTH, CAPOUANO & PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN BOZARTH Michael Kosnitzky Michael D. Minton ROBERT E. PANOFF Alternative Dispute Robert E. Panoff* SHUTTS & BOWEN Gary J. Cohen

LEHTINEN SCHULTZ RIEDI DE LA FUENTE Thomas G. Schultz*

PANKAUSKI HAUSER Robert J. Hauser

Banking and Finance Law AKERMAN Lawrence P. Rochefort (B*)

Resolution

BEASLEY & GALARDI James W. Beasley, Jr. (B*)

ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MEDIATORS Melanie Coleman Jacobson (A)

CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Robert D. Critton, Jr. (B*)

Appellate Practice BURLINGTON & ROCKENBACH Philip M. Burlington CLARK, FOUNTAIN, LA VISTA, PRATHER & LITTKY-RUBIN Julie H. Littky-Rubin EDNA L. CARUSO Edna L. Caruso GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Jack J. Aiello

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Michael V. Mitrione (B) HOLLAND & KNIGHT Richard C. Hutchison (B*), William N. Shepherd (B*) MCDONALD HOPKINS Peter M. Bernhardt (B*) REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER XENICK J. Michael Burman (B*) SHUTTS & BOWEN Patricia A. Leonard (B*)

JAMES K. GREEN James K. Green

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS John B.T. Murray, Jr. (B*)

KREUSLER-WALSH VARGAS & SERAFIN Jane Kreusler-Walsh, Rebecca Mercier Vargas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

MARJORIE GADARIAN GRAHAM Marjorie Gadarian Graham

CARLTON FIELDS Robert N. Gilbert

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GREENSPOON MARDER Michael R. Bakst NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH C. Craig Eller

Bet-the-Company Litigation AKERMAN David P. Ackerman CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman, Robert D. Critton, Jr. DAY PITNEY Gerald F. Richman GREENBERG TRAURIG Mark F. Bideau JONES FOSTER Scott G. Hawkins, Sidney A. Stubbs, Jr. LINK & ROCKENBACH Scott J. Link MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, KONOPKA, THOMAS & WEISS L. Louis Mrachek REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER XENICK J. Michael Burman SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY John Scarola SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Patricia E. Lowry, John B.T. Murray, Jr.

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) BERROCAL LAW Carlos Berrocal GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Michael V. Mitrione

Civil Rights Law

JONES FOSTER Criminal Defense: H. Michael Easley, Scott G. Hawkins, Joanne M. O’Connor, Steven Rothman, General Practice Peter A. Sachs, Grasford Smith, Sidney ATTERBURY GOLDBERGER & WEISS A. Stubbs, Jr., Roberto M. Vargas, Jack A. Goldberger Robert W. Wilkins LAW OFFICES OF FLYNN P. BERTISCH KAMMERER MARIANI Flynn P. Bertisch Christopher W. Kammerer, John F. RICHARD G. LUBIN Mariani Richard G. Lubin LINK & ROCKENBACH ROTH & DUNCAN Scott J. Link David L. Roth LOCKE LORD TAMA BETH KUDMAN Thomas J. Cunningham Tama Beth Kudman MANUEL KUSHNER LAW FIRM, LLC Manuel Kushner

Immigration Law

MCCABE RABIN Ryon M. McCabe

REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER XENICK J. Michael Burman*, Bernard A. Lebedeker*, Dean T. Xenick

Land Use & Zoning Law

Intellectual Property Law

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

MCDONALD HOPKINS Peter M. Bernhardt, Alan Burger MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, KONOPKA, THOMAS & WEISS Roy E. Fitzgerald III, L. Louis Mrachek, Daniel A. Thomas NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Patricia Lebow PANKAUSKI HAUSER Jason D. Lazarus REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER XENICK J. Michael Burman, Dean T. Xenick RODNEY L. TENNYSON Rodney L. Tennyson ROMANO LAW GROUP John F. Romano ROSENBAUM Daniel S. Rosenbaum SCOTT B. NEWMAN Scott B. Newman SCOTT, HARRIS, BRYAN, BARRA & JORGENSEN S. Brian Bull

SCOTT WAGNER & ASSOCIATES Cathleen Scott

SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY John Scarola, Christian D. Searcy, Sr.

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

SHUTTS & BOWEN Matthew Chait, Eric C. Christu, Alfred A. LaSorte, Jr., Patricia A. Leonard

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Michael V. Mitrione

Commercial Finance Law

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

ATTERBURY GOLDBERGER & WEISS Jack A. Goldberger HOLLAND & KNIGHT William N. Shepherd

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

TAMA BETH KUDMAN Tama Beth Kudman

JONES FOSTER Scott G. Hawkins (IP*)

Elder Law

SCHNEIDER IP LAW Jerold I. Schneider (C)

JONES FOSTER David E. Bowers JONES FOSTER Scott G. Hawkins*

STEVEN A. MAYANS Steven A. Mayans

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

THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID STEINFELD David Steinfeld

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

CIKLIN LUBITZ AKERMAN David P. Ackerman, James M. McCann, Bruce G. Alexander** Lawrence P. Rochefort DAY PITNEY Gerald F. Richman* ARNOLD L. BERMAN Arnold L. Berman GREENBERG TRAURIG Bridget A. Berry*, Mark F. Bideau** BEASLEY & GALARDI Joseph G. Galardi MATHISON WHITTLES John R. Whittles* CARLTON FIELDS Sarah Cortvriend, John R. Hart, Stacey MCDONALD HOPKINS K. Sutton Peter M. Bernhardt** CHANE SOCARRAS MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, Jonathan Chane KONOPKA, THOMAS & WEISS Daniel A. Thomas** CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman, Robert D. NELSON MULLINS RILEY & Critton, Jr. SCARBOROUGH Jacqueline S. Miller DAY PITNEY Gary S. Betensky, Michael J. Napoleone, Gerald F. Richman Consumer Protection Law

SHUTTS & BOWEN Harvey E. Oyer III

Legal Malpractice Law CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Robert D. Critton, Jr. (D, P)

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) GREENBERG TRAURIG Joseph C. Coates III, Bradford D. Kaufman

FORDHARRISON Christine D. Hanley (EM, LE*)

BABBITT & JOHNSON Joseph R. Johnson (P) COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL Leslie M. Kroeger (P), Stephan A. LeClainche (P), Theodore J. Leopold (P) GORDON & PARTNERS Robert E. Gordon (P) GREENBERG TRAURIG Mark F. Bideau (D) KAMMERER MARIANI John F. Mariani (D) LIGGIO LAW Jeffrey M. Liggio (P) REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER XENICK Dean T. Xenick (P) SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY Brenda S. Fulmer (P), John Scarola (P), Karen E. Terry (P), C. Calvin Warriner III (P) SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Patricia E. Lowry (D)

Medical Malpractice Law BABBITT & JOHNSON Theodore Babbitt (P) BILLING, COCHRAN, LYLES, MAURO & RAMSEY Bruce M. Ramsey (D) BOBO, CIOTOLI, WHITE & RUSSELL Eugene L. Ciotoli (D) CLARK, FOUNTAIN, LA VISTA, PRATHER & LITTKY-RUBIN Mark W. Clark (P), Nancy La Vista (P), David C. Prather (P) COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL Stephan A. LeClainche (P) DOMNICK CUNNINGHAM & WHALEN Sean C. Domnick (P)

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GREENSPOON MARDER Cindy Crawford JOHN F. SCHUTZ John F. Schutz LAW OFFICE OF R.T. WHITE Ralph White, Jr. LAW OFFICES OF JOHN T. CHRISTIANSEN John T. Christiansen MARTIN L. HAINES III Martin L. Haines III MICHAEL P. WALSH Michael P. Walsh SASSER, CESTERO & SASSER Jorge M. Cestero, Thomas J. Sasser THE LAW OFFICE OF ABIGAIL BEEBE Abigail Beebe VICTORIA CALEBRESE Victoria A. Calebrese

FOX ROTHSCHILD Gary M. Dunkel

Corporate Law

GRAYROBINSON Leora B. Freire, Ronald P. Ponzoli, Jr.

BERNSTEIN, DECAILY & MARSHALL Richard N. Bernstein

WARD DAMON Eddie E. Stephens III

GREENBERG TRAURIG Bridget A. Berry, Mark F. Bideau, Joseph C. Coates III, Bradford D. Kaufman

FOX ROTHSCHILD Laura M. Holm

GREENBERG TRAURIG Mark F. Bideau*

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Jack J. Aiello, David R. Atkinson, Jr., Nicole K. Atkinson, John W. Little III, Edward A. Marod, Stephen C. Page, Traci Rollins, Joseph G. Santoro, Gregor J. Schwinghammer, Jr., Preethi Sekharan

GREENBERG TRAURIG Phillip C. Gildan GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART David G. Bates, Thomas A. Hickey, Michael V. Mitrione

Government Relations Practice

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Richard C. Hutchison, David I. Spector

NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Clifford I. Hertz, Jacqueline S. Miller

AKERMAN Christopher S. Duke (EM, LE*), Eric A. Gordon (EM, LE*)

CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Mark T. Luttier

COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL Leslie M. Kroeger

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Scott Monroe Coffey

NASON, YEAGER, GERSON, WHITE & LIOCE Nathan E. Nason*

Labor and Employment Law

Family Law

FERRARO LAW GROUP Russell J. Ferraro, Jr.

LOCKE LORD John G. Igoe

JONES FOSTER Scott G. Hawkins*

SHUTTS & BOWEN Steven M. Greenberg (C, IP*, P, T), Hank Jackson (IP*)

CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman (LE*)

GREENBERG TRAURIG Mark F. Bideau*, Robert Sanders

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions

Environmental Law

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Patricia E. Lowry, John B.T. Murray, Jr.

MCDONALD HOPKINS Peter M. Bernhardt

WARD DAMON Bari L. Goldstein (EM), I. Jeffrey Pheterson (EI)

LESSER, LESSER, LANDY & SMITH Michael S. Smith

ROTH & DUNCAN David L. Roth

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Patricia E. Lowry (EM, LE*)

HOLLAND & KNIGHT David I. Spector

FOX ROTHSCHILD Gregory A. Nelson (P)

JONES FOSTER H. Adams Weaver, Jr.

SCOTT WAGNER & ASSOCIATES Cathleen Scott (EM)

DOMNICK CUNNINGHAM & WHALEN Fred A. Cunningham

RICHARD G. LUBIN Richard G. Lubin

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

LAW OFFICE OF ROBYN S. HANKINS Robyn S. Hankins (EM)

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

AKERMAN James M. McCann (IP*), Mark D. Passler (P)

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Joseph G. Santoro (LE*)

Insurance Law

LAW OFFICE OF SCOTT N. RICHARDSON Scott Richardson

DOANE & DOANE Rebecca G. Doane

GREENBERG TRAURIG Bridget A. Berry (EM, LE*), Mark F. Bideau (EM, LE*)

DEVORE LAW GROUP Jeffrey A. Devore

First Amendment Law

FAMILY LANDS REMEMBERED Ernest A. Cox III

Health Care Law SHUTTS & BOWEN James A. Farrell

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Salkowski

Brito

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Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A. wishes to congratulate Robert Zarco, Robert Einhorn, Robert Salkowski, Alejandro Brito and Kaari Gagnon for being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020! LEADERS IN FRANCHISE LAW GENERAL BUSINESS LAW & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

CONGRATULATIONS! Z ARCO E INHORN S ALKOWSKI B RITO, P.A.

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2020 RECOGNITIONS LARMOYEUX & BONE Christopher M. Larmoyeux (P) LYTAL, REITER, SMITH, IVEY & FRONRATH Joseph J. Reiter (P), Kevin C. Smith (P) PERSONAL INJURY OF FLORIDA Daniel A. Zuniga (P) ROBERT T. BERGIN, JR. Robert T. Bergin, Jr. (P) SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY F. Gregory Barnhart (P), Brian R. Denney (P), Mariano Garcia (P), John Scarola (P), Christian D. Searcy, Sr. (P), Karen E. Terry (P) THE LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM E. JOHNSON William E. Johnson (P)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law BEASLEY & GALARDI James W. Beasley, Jr.* CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman*, Robert D. Critton, Jr.* GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART David G. Bates, Michael V. Mitrione REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER XENICK J. Michael Burman*

Municipal Law JONES FOSTER John C. Randolph**

Personal Injury Litigation A. MCMILLAN LAW Andrea McMillan (P) ADAMS COOGLER Roy R. Watson II (D) BABBITT & JOHNSON Theodore Babbitt (P), Joseph R. Johnson (P) BRYAN BOYSAW & ASSOCIATES Bryan Boysaw (P) CLARK, FOUNTAIN, LA VISTA, PRATHER & LITTKY-RUBIN Mark W. Clark (P), Donald R. Fountain, Jr. (P), Nancy La Vista (P), Julie H. Littky-Rubin (P), David C. Prather (P)

LESSER, LESSER, LANDY & SMITH Chad C. Hastings (P), Joseph B. Landy (P), Gary S. Lesser (P), Glenn E. Siegel (P), Michael S. Smith (P) LYTAL, REITER, SMITH, IVEY & FRONRATH Lance C. Ivey (P), Lake H. Lytal III (P), Joseph J. Reiter (P), William S. Williams (P) PERSONAL INJURY OF FLORIDA Timothy J. Murphy (P), Daniel A. Zuniga (P) PIKE & LUSTIG Michael J. Pike (P) REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER XENICK J. Michael Burman (P), Justus W. Reid (P) ROBERT T. BERGIN, JR. Robert T. Bergin, Jr. (P) ROMANO LAW GROUP J. Eric Romano (P), John F. Romano (P), Todd A. Romano (P) ROSENTHAL, LEVY, SIMON & RYLES Steven C. Simon (P) SCOTT SMITH INJURY LAW Scott B. Smith (P)

DAVID J. GLATTHORN David J. Glatthorn (P) DOMNICK CUNNINGHAM & WHALEN Fred A. Cunningham (P), Sean C. Domnick (P), Jeanmarie Whalen (P), Gregory M. Yaffa (P) EDNA L. CARUSO Edna L. Caruso (P) EDWARD M. RICCI Edward M. Ricci (D) GAEBE, MULLEN, ANTONELLI & DIMATTEO Anthony DiMatteo (D) GORDON & PARTNERS Steven Calamusa (P), Jennifer Lipinski (P), Daniel G. Williams (P)

Professional Malpractice Law

GREENBERG TRAURIG Mark F. Bideau (S*), Joseph C. Coates III (S*), Tracy L. Gerber (S*), Bradford D. Kaufman (R, S, S*)

CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman (D)

LINK & ROCKENBACH Scott J. Link (S, S*)

SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY Karen E. Terry (P)

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Scott Monroe Coffey (S)

Public Finance Law GREENBERG TRAURIG Stephen D. Sanford LOCKE LORD Richard J. Miller MARK E. RAYMOND Mark E. Raymond

Real Estate Law AKERMAN Lawrence P. Rochefort*

Tax Law BOYES FARINA AND MATWICZYK Peter Matwiczyk* COMITER, SINGER, BASEMAN & BRAUN Alan H. Baseman, Richard B. Comiter CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD David M. Halpen DEAN, MEAD, EGERTON, BLOODWORTH, CAPOUANO & BOZARTH Michael D. Minton GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Adi Rappoport

BEASLEY & GALARDI DAY PITNEY Gary S. Betensky*, Gerald F. Richman* James W. Beasley, Jr.* BOYES FARINA AND MATWICZYK FOX ROTHSCHILD Peter Matwiczyk** Gary M. Dunkel*

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Patricia E. Lowry (D) THE LAW OFFICES OF CRAIG GOLDENFARB Spencer T. Kuvin (P)

BERROCAL LAW Carlos Berrocal CIKLIN LUBITZ Alan J. Ciklin, Robert L. Crane CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman*, Robert D. Critton, Jr.*

GELFAND & ARPE Michael J. Gelfand

THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID M. GASPARI David M. Gaspari (P)

GREENBERG TRAURIG Bridget A. Berry*, Mark F. Bideau*, Laurie L. Gildan**, David M. Layman

THE LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM E. JOHNSON William E. Johnson (P)

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Paul K. Hines, Stephen C. Page*, H. William Perry

WILLIAM PRICE William W. Price (P)

JECK, HARRIS, RAYNOR & JONES Philippe C. Jeck

BABBITT & JOHNSON Theodore Babbitt (P) CLARK, FOUNTAIN, LA VISTA, PRATHER & LITTKY-RUBIN Mark W. Clark (P), Donald R. Fountain, Jr. (P), Nancy La Vista (P) COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL Leslie M. Kroeger (P), Stephan A. LeClainche (P), Theodore J. Leopold (P) DOMNICK CUNNINGHAM & WHALEN Fred A. Cunningham (P) EDWARD M. RICCI Edward M. Ricci (D) GAEBE, MULLEN, ANTONELLI & DIMATTEO Anthony DiMatteo (D) GREENBERG TRAURIG Phillip H. Hutchinson (D)

KEEN LAW GROUP W. Hampton Keen (P)

KEEN LAW GROUP W. Hampton Keen (P)

KUBICKI DRAPER Laurie J. Adams (D)

LYTAL, REITER, SMITH, IVEY & FRONRATH Lance C. Ivey (P), Joseph J. Reiter (P)

LAW OFFICES OF RAFAEL M. DIAZ Rafael M. Diaz (P)

DIMOND KAPLAN & ROTHSTEIN Scott Dimond (S*)

SELLARS, MARION & BACHI Robert L. Johnson (P)

KAMMERER MARIANI John F. Mariani (D)

LARMOYEUX & BONE Bill Bone (P), Christopher M. Larmoyeux (P)

THE LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM E. JOHNSON William E. Johnson (P)

BEASLEY & GALARDI James W. Beasley, Jr.*

JAMES D. WILKERSON JR. James D. Wilkerson Jr. (P)

LABOVICK LAW GROUP Peter Hunt (P), Esther U. LaBovick (P)

DAY PITNEY Gerald F. Richman (S*)

SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY Rosalyn S. Baker-Barnes (P), F. Gregory Barnhart (P), T. Hardee Bass III (P), Brian R. Denney (P), Mariano Garcia (P), Jack P. Hill (P), Andrea A. Lewis (P), John Scarola (P), Christian D. Searcy, Sr. (P), Christopher K. Speed (P), Karen E. Terry (P), C. Calvin Warriner III (P)

ZELE HUBER TRIAL ATTORNEYS COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL Gregory T. Zele (P) Michael Dolce (P), Nicholas C. Johnson (P), Leslie M. Kroeger (P), Stephan A. LeClainche (P), Theodore J. Product Liability Leopold (P), Poorad Razavi (P) Litigation CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Gregory W. Coleman (P), Robert D. Critton, Jr. (D, P)

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS John B.T. Murray, Jr. (D)

JERRY E. ARON Jerry E. Aron JONES FOSTER Ben Alexander, Jr., Larry B. Alexander, Scott G. Hawkins*, Peter S. Holton MCDONALD HOPKINS Peter M. Bernhardt*, John T. Metzger** MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, KONOPKA, THOMAS & WEISS L. Louis Mrachek*, Alan B. Rose* NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH Steven Ellison*, Stacey Halpern, Clifford I. Hertz, Jacqueline S. Miller, Carl V. Romano

JONES FOSTER David E. Bowers

Technology Law GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART David G. Bates

Trusts and Estates

COMITER, SINGER, BASEMAN & BRAUN Alan H. Baseman, Keith B. Braun, Richard B. Comiter, Michael S. Singer** CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN Robert D. Critton, Jr.* CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD David M. Halpen DEAN, MEAD, EGERTON, BLOODWORTH, CAPOUANO & BOZARTH Michael D. Minton DOANE & DOANE Randell C. Doane DOWNEY & DOWNEY Robert. Lee McElroy IV* GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Elaine M. Bucher, Daniel A. Hanley, William T. Hennessey**, John C. Moran**, Stephen C. Page*, Lisa A. Schneider, Michael D. Simon* JONES FOSTER David E. Bowers, Theodore S. Kypreos*, Peter A. Sachs* MCDONALD HOPKINS Peter M. Bernhardt*

RABIDEAU LAW Guy Rabideau

PRESSLY & PRESSLY James G. Pressly, Jr.**

REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER XENICK J. Michael Burman*

REID BURMAN LEBEDEKER XENICK J. Michael Burman*

ROSEN LAW GROUP Marvin S. Rosen

SHUTTS & BOWEN David A. Gart

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS SHUTTS & BOWEN Alfred A. LaSorte, Jr.*, Arthur J. Menor, John B.T. Murray, Jr.* Harvey E. Oyer III, Steven R. Parson SLUSHER & ROSENBLUM Jeremy E. Slusher* WARD DAMON Conrad Damon, Philip H. Ward III WENDY SARTORY LINK Wendy Sartory Link

ROMANO LAW GROUP J. Eric Romano (P), Todd A. Romano (P)

Securities / Capital Markets Law

SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY Brian R. Denney (P), Mariano Garcia (P), Edward V. Ricci (P), Christian D. Searcy, Sr. (P), Karen E. Terry (P), C. Calvin Warriner III (P)

AKERMAN David P. Ackerman (S*)

Venture Capital Law LOCKE LORD John G. Igoe

Workers’ Compensation Law BRYAN BOYSAW & ASSOCIATES Bryan Boysaw (C) LAW OFFICE OF STANLEY NARKIER Stanley J. Narkier (C)

BEASLEY & GALARDI James W. Beasley, Jr. (S*)

SOUTH FLORIDA

GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN, P.A.

101 Renaissance Centre 101 N. Federal Highway, Suite 702 Boca Raton, FL 33432 phone 561.447.2274 | fax 561.447.2275 www.gwpa.com

PETER L. GLADSTONE FAMILY LAW

Peter L. Gladstone, Principal/Shareholder of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., 1985) and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1988). Board Certified in Marital & Family Law and AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Gladstone is the Immediate Past President of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter and is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is one of a select few in 40 years to serve in both positions. A chosen member of the 2018 Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, he has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © (2005-2020 editions), Florida Trend Legal Elite magazine, Florida Super Lawyers (“Top 100 List. – S. Florida”) magazine and South Florida Legal Guide – Top Lawyers. GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN, P.A.

101 Renaissance Centre 101 N. Federal Highway, Suite 702 Boca Raton, FL 33432 phone 561.447.2274 | fax 561.447.2275 www.gwpa.com

DENISE L. SCHNEIDER FAMILY LAW

Denise L. Schneider, Partner at Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., and Board Certified in Marital & Family Law was recently listed in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America © for Family Law in the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area (which includes Boca Raton/Delray). Following her admittance to the Florida Bar in 2002, Ms. Schneider strictly limited her practice to complex matrimonial and family law cases, including prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage, equitable distribution, alimony and spousal support, parenting issues and time-sharing. Ms. Schneider is active in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association. She previously served on the board of directors of the Broward County Bar Association as well as the board of directors of Abi’s Place, a nonprofit school for children with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. Ms. Schneider was also named a 2017 Top 100 Florida Super Lawyer and a Top Lawyer for 2017 in South Florida Legal Guide.

GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN, P.A.

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Heather L. Apicella, Partner at Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., and Board Certified in Marital & Family Law was recently listed in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America © for Family Law in the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area (which includes Boca Raton/Delray) which is a recognition she obtained in 2018 and 2019. Ms. Apicella was also selected as a Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2015, she was selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as the Nation’s Top One Percent. Ms. Apicella serves as the Treasurer of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and is an active member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, South Palm Beach County Bar Association and Broward County Bar Association. Ms. Apicella concentrates her practice in the area of complex Marital & Family Law cases. She has the unique communication skills required to enable her to guide her clients through every step of the settlement and litigation process.

101 Renaissance Centre 101 N. Federal Highway, Suite 702 Boca Raton, FL 33432 phone 561.447.2274 | fax 561.447.2275 www.gwpa.com

P L E A SE RE F E R TO T HE P R AC T IC E A RE A S K E Y ON PAG E 16 F OR A DE S C RIP T ION OF A S T E RISK S A ND SP ECI A LT Y A BBRE V I AT IONS .


JEFFREY A. WEISSMAN FAMILY LAW

Jeffrey A. Weissman, Principal/Shareholder of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1994). Board Certified in Marital & Family Law and AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Weissman has been listed in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America © for Family Law and Family Law Mediation. This is the 13th consecutive year that Mr. Weissman has been selected for inclusion and in 2018, 2016, and 2014, he was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area (which includes Boca Raton/Delray). A chosen member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, he has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers, Florida Trend Legal Elite, Florida Super Lawyers and South Florida Legal Guide – Top Lawyers.

GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN, P.A.

101 Renaissance Centre 101 N. Federal Highway, Suite 702 Boca Raton, FL 33432 phone 561.447.2274 | fax 561.447.2275 www.gwpa.com

ROBERT A. DULBERG ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION 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 over 8,000 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, named to The Best Lawyers in America© since 2012, and is a Florida Super Lawyer in the field of ADR. Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution has offices throughout the state of Florida. SALMON & DULBERG DISPUTE RESOLUTION 19 West Flagler Street, Suite 620 | Miami, FL 33130 phone 305.371.5490 | fax 305.371.5492 email info@sd-adr.com www.sd-adr.com

VICTOR M. DIAZ, JR. MASS TORT/COMMERCIAL LITIGATION CLASS ACTION LITIGATION PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION REAL ESTATE LITIGATION

Victor M. Diaz, Jr., is the senior partner of V.M. Diaz & Partners, LLC, a boutique litigation firm, handling complex civil litigation, including commercial, personal injury and wrongful death, mass tort, and class action litigation. Victor has been recognized as an elite trial lawyer by over a dozen national and regional publications, including being listed for over a decade by The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of commercial litigation and being recognized by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a “Tier One” Litigation Attorney. In 2013, South Florida Legal Guide named Victor its “Lawyer of Year.” In 2014 and 2019, Victor received the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” award for Litigation – Real Estate in Miami. Victor received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1982 and is a 1985 graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of Yale Law & Policy Review. VM DIAZ & PARTNERS 1000 FIFTH STREET, SUITE 400 MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 phone 305.704.3200 | fax 305.538.4928 WWW.DIAZPARTNERS.COM

DALE R. HIGHTOWER PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION – DEFENDANTS

Congratulations to JOSE I. ROJAS for his selection by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Information Technology Law, Technology Law, and his selection as 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Technology Law in Miami.

Southeast Financial Center 200 S. Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2750, Miami, FL 33131 (305) 428-0300 | www.ropers.com

ROBERT BOYERS

DENNIS M. CAMPBELL

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITORS’ RIGHTS COMMERCIAL LITIGATION CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE LITIGATION PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION

Robert Boyers is the founding shareholder of Boyers Law Group, P.A. Mr. Boyers represents clients throughout Florida in cases involving medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death. He has been named a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Florida by the American Society of Legal Advocates, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers association, and is listed in America’s Top 100 Attorneys. Mr. Boyers is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been repeatedly voted by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs since 2012, a Florida Super Lawyer, one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and a Top Lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide. He is a past president of the Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association. BOYERS LAW GROUP, P.A.

2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Penthouse 1120 Coral Gables, FL 33134 phone 305.512.7600 | email Rob@BoyersLaw.com

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Dennis M. Campbell specializes in complex commercial litigation involving real estate, construction, bankruptcy, and product liability issues. With more than 40 years of trial experience, Dennis M. Campbell is board certified in business litigation and creditors’ rights. In 2011, he founded the Campbell Law Firm with a dedicated group of professionals. Mr. Campbell has substantial experience in representing financial institutions, insurance carriers, engineers, developers, and manufacturers in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts throughout Florida. He has been AV Preeminent Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell for 30 years and has been consistently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© since 2008 and Florida Super Lawyers. He was named among “Florida’s Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine and as a “Top Lawyer in South Florida” by the South Florida Legal Guide. He has lectured nationally and throughout Florida on a variety of topics concerning commercial litigation, including lender liability issues.

CAMPBELL LAW FIRM PLLC

201 ALHAMBRA CIRCLE, SUITE 602, CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 phone 305.444.6040 | fax 305.444.6041 email DCAMPBELL@CAMPBELLMIAMI.COM

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Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor, a leader in corporate and insurance defense for 28 years, has zealously represented clients in personal injury and other insurance-related matters. Dale R. Hightower, firm founder, has tried over 200 jury trials. He has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America© since 2012, “Top Lawyer” by the Florida Legal Guide, selected to the Super Lawyers® list, achieved Senior Fellow status by the Litigation Council of America, and has maintained AV Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell® since 1993. The firm has also been recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®“Best Law Firms” as a Tier 3 firm for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants in Miami. Mr. Hightower and the skilled attorneys at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor work diligently to provide clients with solutions to reach their legal goals. Our experience and attention to cost-effective litigation consistently results in prompt and favorable results for clients.

HIGHTOWER, STRATTON, NOVIGORD & KANTOR 4770 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1200 | Miami, FL 33137 phone 305.539.0909 fax 305.530.0661 email dale@hightowerlaw.net www.hightowerlaw.net

ENA T. DIAZ EMPLOYMENT LAW AND MEDIATION Ena T. Diaz is an experienced employment lawyer who offers bilingual personal and professional legal services to businesses and individuals, particularly highlevel executives. Ms. Diaz assists employers in understanding 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 employer-side 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, S.D. of Fla. 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. LAW OFFICES OF ENA T. DIAZ, P.A. 999 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 720 Coral Gables, FL 33134 phone 305.377.8828 | fax 305.356.1311 email ediaz@enadiazlaw.com www.enadiazlaw.com

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