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Top Lawyers

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Editor’s Note

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Publisher’s Note

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Distinguished Attorneys

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Top Lawyers by Practice Area

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Professional Services Forum Professional Profiles


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Staying Competitive in Miami’s High-Demand Real Estate Market By Alexandra “Sandy” Londono Sabadell United Bank

121 The Tax Yin to the Immigration Yang By Adriana Kostencki and Mitchell W. Goldberg Berger Singerman LLP 122 Advising Your Clients on Philanthropy: Substantiating Charitable Contributions By Stephen C. Lande Greater Miami Jewish Federation 123

 he Tenant’s Deposit of Rent into the Court T Registry is Only Half the Battle By Andrew C. Hall and Adam J. Lamb Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A.

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Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury: Not Limited to NFL Players By John Leighton Leighton Law

126 Deciding Who Decides: The Roles of Judges and Arbitrators in Deciding Whether Conditions Precedent to Arbitration Have Been Satisfied or Waived By Aaron S. Blynn Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 127

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 lorida’s Unknown: Daubert v. Frye and the F Effect on Financial Experts By Sheri Fiske Schultz and Katie Gilden Fiske & Company

 lorida’s New PPO Balance Billing Prohibition: F Outlook for Providers and Patients By Maria D. Garcia Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A.


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SERVING OUR COMMUNITIES

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very day, South Florida’s state attorneys and public defenders are serving our communities. They help remove violent criminals from the streets, protect the rights of defendants accused of crimes and develop alternative solutions so youthful offenders can get their lives back on track. But except for the attorneys who comprise South Florida’s criminal bar ­— one of the strongest in the nation — most legal professionals have little day-to-day contact with our prosecutors and defenders. That’s why we are featuring these six elected officials in this issue of South Florida Legal Guide. It’s an opportunity for our readers to understand their challenges, priorities and innovative solutions for improving our region. One of the things I most enjoy about our annual edition is the selection of our Distinguished Attorneys and Prominent Law Firms. With so many talented legal professionals in our region, it’s always a long process to select a diverse mix of attorneys and firms in a variety of practice areas and geographic locations for this well-read editorial feature. It’s a pleasure to share their stories with our loyal readers. Since 2000, South Florida Legal Guide has served as a valued resource for our region’s professional communities and this year is no exception. Our annual lists of Top Attorneys, Top Law Firms, Top Up and Comers and Top Financial Professionals in Litigation Support are based on merit. All our professionals and firms have been nominated by their peers and their credentials have been carefully vetted by our editorial team. This annual issue also contains a varied selection of Professional Forum articles on timely issues in of law, finance and business that have been written by leading professionals. We have also included in-depth Profiles of a select group of our top professionals who are committed to providing the highest level of service to their clients. Once again, I would like to personally thank our readers, as well as our sponsors and advertisers. With your support, South Florida Legal Guide continues to provide important articles for our region’s professional community as well as a convenient year-round guide to high-qualified attorneys, law firms and litigation support providers. We look forward to another great year!

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CHANGE IS IN THE AIR

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fter a long and “interesting” election process, a new president will be taking office on January 20, 2017. The inauguration of President Donald Trump will usher in sweeping changes in federal policies, rules and regulations. The new Republican Congress will also be passing legislation in areas like healthcare that our new president is likely to sign. I believe we must support those changes we believe will benefit the country and fight against those changes that affect the country negatively. Many of the changes expected from the Trump administration will impact South Florida’s legal, accounting and financial community. For example, changes in immigration laws, policies and enforcement may impact corporate hiring, EB-5 investments, young “American Dreamers,” family reunifications and international visitors who may change their travel plans. It will also be interesting to see if there are changes in the U.S. policy toward Cuba that would affect travel, immigration and financing. Of course, there are many other changes expected from Washington in the coming year. A change in the tax laws, for instance, could affect attorneys, CPAs and their individual and business clients. Doing away with the “employer mandate” to provide health insurance would create new options for South Florida businesses. Some might drop coverage in order to reduce costs, while others might continue to provide plans for their employees to gain a competitive edge in attracting talent. A federal infrastructure program could stimulate the economy through publicprivate partnerships (P3), generating more work for attorneys and consultants whose practices focus on government relations, construction and real estate. On a state level, passage of the medical cannabis amendment will have an impact on Florida’s nurseries and dispensaries and may create new business opportunities. As we move into the New Year, all of us need to consider how best to adapt to the coming changes. Firms that are able to respond quickly, advise their clients appropriately and serve as advocates for their interests are likely to benefit — those that do not adjust will not fare as well.

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JIM BEASLEY: A LITIGATOR AND ADVISOR

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e’s been called a tough negotiator, a great litigator and a superb strategic advisor. For more than 40 years, James “Jim” W. Beasley, Jr., managing partner at Beasley Kramer & Galardi, P.A. in West Palm Beach, has been resolving difficult problems for his clients. “We rely on Jim a great deal in our development, mortgage, title and restaurant businesses,” said Reid J. Boren, managing partner, 10

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Two Roads Development in West Palm Beach, which is currently developing two luxury high-rise condominiums on Biscayne Bay in Miami. “Jim is my first call whenever we have anything going on.” Boren added that as an advisor Beasley has the “rare ability” to simplify complex problems – a key to making effective business decisions. “As a negotiator, he also understands a deal has to be fair to both sides,” he said. “That is so important when building


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relationships that last beyond a single transaction.” Through the decades, Beasley’s practice has included corporate and securities litigation, Ponzi schemes and other frauds, breach of contract and business torts, as well as real estate, probate, intellectual property, healthcare and professional liability. He has also done a substantial amount of corporate and real estate transactional work. “I follow a similar approach to these business cases,” Beasley said. “I find out the facts, review the law and get up to speed on the issues. Then, I go ahead and prepare to try the case, even though most disputes today are resolved through settlement or arbitration. In fact, my last jury trial was two years ago in Kentucky, resulting in a $30 million recovery for my clients.” A STUDENT OF HISTORY Beasley has long been a student of American history. He was born in Atlanta, and grew up in Florence, Alabama, not far from the 1862 Civil War battle of Shiloh. “Florence was a county seat, and one of my father’s friends was the only circuit judge,” Beasley recalled. “I was interested in what he did, so I would come down to the courthouse after my classes in high school, and he would let me sit in on his sidebar conferences. That got me interested in a career in law and litigation.” Beasley earned his bachelor’s degree in American history at Davidson College in 1965, and received his officer’s commission in the U.S. Army through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). He then attended Harvard Law School, and earned his law degree, with honors, in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam War. Beasley began his law practice on Wall Street with Sullivan & Cromwell, and then spent two years in the U.S. Army before retiring with the rank of captain. He served in the Pentagon on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Systems Analysis). “Our office prepared force level planning and analysis, and Defense Department budgets for review by the Secretary of Defense,” Beasley said. “It was an intellectually stimulating environment, as our team worked on matters important to the nation’s security.” BECOMING A LAWYER After leaving the military in 1970, Beasley practiced in Washington with Wilmer,

Cutler & Pickering. Two years later, he had an opportunity to work on a case in Miami as a young associate. “My parents had moved here in 1962, so I decided to stay,” he said. Beasley joined Paul and Thomson, a 12-lawyer firm at the time, and soon became a partner. He represented clients like The Miami Herald, General Development and the Miami Dolphins. In the late 1970s, he decided to start his own firm. His solo practice flourished and the firm eventually grew to more than a dozen lawyers. In 1989, Beasley received a call from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, a New York law firm that wanted to start a litigation practice to add to its Trusts and Estates practice in Palm Beach. “I had already spent some time in the area, primarily working with Arvida in Boca Raton.” Beasley had also met noted Palm Beach County executive Alex Dreyfoos and developer Llwyd Ecclestone in the 1980s through ocean sailboat racing, and they had encouraged him to move to Palm Beach. “It was a natural step for me to relocate in 1989,” he said. Beasley built the litigation group to ten lawyers, but the New York management team decided to close the West Palm Beach office in 1994. Beasley sued the firm over the termination, and engaged veteran trial attorney Bob Montgomery. Beasley drafted the complaint and prepared all other court filings in the case. Eventually he received his full partnership share of almost $2 million, plus more than $500,000 in punitive damages ­— a judicial order in a non-jury case that was sustained at the appellate level. “This case led to many law firms revising their partnership agreements, and an article by a law professor published about my case in the Washington & Lee Law Review,” Beasley said. The result of the case was a great vindication, but it was at the cost of more than three years of intense litigation. When it was over, “I had to move quickly to establish my own firm and maintain my practice and after the large firm experience, I decided I would always have a small collegial firm.” GROWING THE FIRM In the late 1990s, he represented three of the leading attorneys hired by the State of Florida to pursue cases against the tobacco industry. After two weeks of voir dire, the case settled for over $12 billion. Beasley

was one of several lawyers who argued the appeal in the Florida Supreme Court. “The three attorneys eventually got the fees specified in their contracts with the State, but the matter had to go to arbitration before it was resolved,” he said. In 2001, Beasley brought in two experienced partners, Raymond E. Kramer, III, and Joseph G. Galardi, and continued to grow the firm’s practice. Today, Beasley is currently handling a variety of complex healthcare, real estate, securities and business-related matters. Beasley’s active caseload includes representing the victims of two major Ponzi schemes. He is the plaintiffs’ lead cocounsel in a complex securities class action litigation arising from the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme in the mid 2000s. Beasley’s team is seeking billions in damages from the estate of Madoff’s associate Jeffery Picower, alleging he helped perpetuate and conceal the fraud. “Picower’s wife gave back $7 billion of the $18 billion that was stolen,” Beasley said. “We are suing to collect billions in damages for about 3,000 members of the class who were defrauded. The action was filed here, and then transferred to New York.” Beasley is also lead co-counsel in a class action litigation arising out of $7 billion Ponzi scheme led by Allen Stanford through Stanford International Bank and related affiliates. In this case, the suit is against a subsidiary of Bank of New York, which cleared the transactions. Beasley filed the action in West Palm Beach, and it is now pending in Texas. On the personal side, Beasley married his wife Jeanne, a Fort Lauderdale native, in 2012. Her daughter Jenna and husband Galen Gering are in the entertainment business in Hollywood. “We enjoy traveling, and spending time at our vacation home in the Canadian Rockies during the summer,” he said. Beasley also likes to play golf and go hiking and biking in Canada. Beasley is still a student of history who serves on the board of the Palm Beach County Historical Society. “Palm Beach County is a great place to live with an interesting past,” Beasley said. “Today, it’s a magnet for professionals and firms in financial services and other fields who can live anywhere in the country. Our community keeps growing and changing, and it’s fun to be right in the action.” SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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CRISTINA MORENO: THE POWER OF THE LAW

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ristina Moreno understands the differences between a dictatorship run by force and a democracy under the rule of law. Born in Cuba, she has a deep appreciation for the U.S. constitution, shared by her husband, U.S. District Court Judge Federico A. Moreno, and their three children, Cristina, an assistant U.S. attorney in Miami; Rick, a private investment professional; and Vicky-Lou, a television producer. “When my daughters were in Lourdes High School, they took part in ‘We the People,’ a national competition about the Constitution,” said Moreno, who served as the legal coach. “My older daughter’s team won a national championship, while my younger daughter’s team came in fourth. It was a life-changing educational experience for all of us.” That belief in the power of the law has powered Moreno’s long career as a transactional lawyer focusing on corporate, banking and real estate matters. As partner at Murai Wald Biondo & Moreno, a boutique firm in Coral Gables, she has developed her practice through loyal clients who appreciate her insights and legal knowledge. “I have known Cristina for a long time,” said Carlos M. de la Cruz, Sr., chairman of CC1 Companies on Key Biscayne. Moreno has represented the de la Cruz companies during the past 25 years in acquiring, financing, operating and in some cases, selling, of various businesses in Puerto Rico, Trinidad, St. Martens and South Florida. Those operations include Coca-Cola, beer and energy drink bottling companies, as well as Ford, Honda, and Hyundai car dealerships in Miami-Dade County. “Cristina is exceptional as a corporate or transactional lawyer,” added de la Cruz. “She is able to understand the risks a business can absorb and the risks it should guard against. She also knows that a contract is a living document, and it’s important to consider not just what it says at the moment, but what it may say in the future.” A JOURNEY TO THE LAW When Moreno was 7 years old, her family left their home in Havana and moved to Hialeah. It was the early 1960s and her father Manuel Morales and mother Bijousa Morales had to rebuild their lives and careers in a new country. “I was the oldest of five children, and my youngest sister was 12

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just 20 days old when we left Cuba,” she said. “We lived in a threebedroom house with my cousins and grandmother. It was a loving home, and we knew we didn’t need material things to be happy.” Moreno’s father had trained as a lawyer, but operated a travel agency in Cuba. In Miami, he found work with another agency, struggling at first as few were able to afford travel. Some ten years after their arrival in the U.S., Moreno’s parents started taking groups of young people to Europe. They expanded their travel groups to families and adult-only groups all over the word. “My grandfathers on both sides were attorneys as well as my dad, but I hadn’t planned on a career in the law,” said Moreno. Instead, she studied journalism at the University of Miami. “It’s a great discipline because it ensures that you can write quickly and coherently about simple and complex topics,” she said. After earning her bachelor’s degree in 1973, she went to work for The Miami Herald. “While I enjoyed being a journalist, it didn’t seem like the right fit for me,” she said. When a friend mentioned that he was taking the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT) the next day, Moreno decided to sign up as well. “I had my scores sent to UM and the law school admitted me and offered a scholarship. That’s how my career really started.” NEGOTIATING BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS After earning her juris doctor, Moreno joined the long-time Miami firm Paul, Landy, Beiley & Harper, handling both transactional and litigation matters. “I learned something new every day from the partners,” she said. “There were few women when I started and women still struggle to balance the challenges of a career and a family,” she said. “I joined Murai Wald & Biondo after one year and have been fortunate to practice for 39 years with men who value family commitments.” Moreno soon found she enjoyed the transactional side of her practice and began representing entrepreneurial family-owned businesses, foreign investors and other business clients in high-stakes matters throughout Florida, the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America. “One of the things I like about business law is that if you do a good job, both sides are satisfied with the outcome,” she said. “Your clients are your friends, too.” Moreno also enjoys seeing the tangible results of her real estate, investment and business transactions. “I can drive by


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shopping centers, where I helped a client buy the land, construct the building and lease the stores,” she said. “I remember creating the condominium documents for a supermarket-anchored center in Key Biscayne that allowed the tenants to purchase their own stores.” Along with her legal career, Moreno served on the Coral Gables Planning and Zoning Board for many years. As the daughter of travel agents, it’s not surprising that Moreno and her husband enjoy visiting countries around the world. “In the last few years, we’ve been to Croatia, Morocco, South Africa, Spain and France,” she said. “Photography is another hobby for me, and I enjoy taking pictures of the places we visit.” In addition to coaching her daughters on the fine points of the law, Moreno has mentored many women attorneys over the years. “I believe it’s important for young women to make a contribution to our profession,” she said. “As a mother, you may not be able to take cupcakes to your son’s class at 10 a.m., but you can certainly help with research projects over the weekend,” she said. “I chose to be involved in activities involving my children – such as sports and

schools, instead of joining legal organizations.. In short, you can be a great lawyer and still have a family life.” A LESSON IN LAW As a business lawyer, Moreno says one of the biggest challenges in her field is making sure the legal documents she prepares reflect the business understanding between the parties. “My goal as an attorney is to be sure both sides are on the same page,” she said. “Let’s say you start a retail business with your brother, and you want to grow it to 15 stores, while he is satisfied with just one. You need to create the vehicle for separation when you start the business, so that it is there when the crisis of different expectation arises” Drawing on her experience, Moreno also asks her clients the important “what if...?” questions that open the door to a candid discussion about handling unexpected problems or opportunities. “You really have to think about those things right at the start, when you are drawing up your agreement,” she said. “It’s much better than running into disagreements or disputes down the road.” SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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arital and family law attorney Holly Davidson Schuttler and her husband John have enjoyed a happy marriage for 21 years. Along with balancing her legal career and his investments in real estate, the two professionals have raised two sons, Hunter, a student at Florida State University, and John, a junior at Boca Raton High School. “In my practice, I see what works and what doesn’t work in a marriage,” said Schuttler. “I believe in the importance of speaking up for what’s important to you, and listening to each other. Having a strong faith also helps you through difficult times.” Board certified in marital and family law, and a Supreme Court certified family law mediator, Schuttler is co-founder and managing partner of Schuttler Greenberg & Mullins, LLC in Boca Raton. She opened the firm in 2004 with the late Susan Greenberg, and has built a collegial legal team that now includes attorneys Stacey Mullins, Renée Safier Harris and Marissa B. Gart. “We help our clients navigate the emotional and financial challenges that come with divorce,” Schuttler said. “Our first goal is to reach a settlement in the most cost-effective and non-adversarial manner. But if that is not possible, we are well prepared to go to trial. While I enjoy being in court, that isn’t always the best road for the client.” Instead of preparing for trial, Schuttler prefers to draft a mutually agreeable settlement between spouses, particularly when children are involved. “I tell them, you can help me put my boys through college, or use that money to pay for your own children’s college education. It’s your choice.” FINDING HER VOICE Born in Lima, Ohio Schuttler grew up in a large family. Her father Gary Davidson was a firefighter and her mother Cecil McDonald worked in a factory. “I had a lot of opinions as a teenager, and decided I wanted to become a lawyer so I could make my voice heard,” she said. In junior high school, she took part in an oratorical contest sponsored by the local Optimist Club and wound up reaching the state level. “My parents were very supportive, and told me I could do anything, as long as I worked hard enough.” Schuttler carried that philosophy with her as a college student at The Ohio State University. At 13 she began playing tennis with her father, practiced her skills, played as often as possible and began winning tournaments. At Ohio State she tried out and made the women’s tennis team. In 1984, she visited Miami on her spring break, and decided she preferred the South Florida sunshine to the snows of the Midwest. She enrolled at the University of Miami School of Law, where she enjoyed the moot court competitions. After passing the Florida Bar, Schuttler became an assistant city attorney for Miami Beach, where she advised the planning and zoning board. She also handled high-profile cases, like a lawsuit against Carner-Mason Associates, which had signed an agreement to build and operate a marina on city property but stopped paying rent and had to be evicted in 1986. Next, Schuttler entered private practice, joining Kluger Peretz Kaplan & Berlin and handling commercial litigation matters. But Schuttler found herself handling more divorce and family law matters, and began focusing her practice in that direction.

BUILDING HER PRACTICE Twelve years ago, Schuttler and Greenberg opened their firm in Boca Raton, and began building a strong practice, based largely on referrals from satisfied clients. “In my opinion, Holly Schuttler is one of the most competent family law attorneys I have ever met,” said one client, who requested anonymity. “In addition, she cares about her clients. I have recommended Holly to friends and they all sing her praises.” Schuttler also represented the father in a post-divorce custody matter involving his 8-year-old daughter, whose mother planned to move more than 1,000 miles away. “During this extremely contentious case, Holly took the time to explain the system step by step all the way,” he said. “She promptly answered my calls and emails. I was extremely satisfied with the results of the case.” Today, Schuttler handles pre-nuptial agreements, postdivorce judgments, alimony and spousal support disputes, as well as other types of family law cases. “I’ve seen a recent upturn in paternity cases,” she said. “More couples are having children without getting married.” Another trend over the past decade is a rise in the number of fathers raising children either on their own or in a co-parenting arrangement. Schuttler has also seen a decline in the number of disputes over pre-nuptial agreements. “I believe the overall quality of pre-nups has improved in recent years,” she said. “In many divorce cases, we simply follow the terms of that agreement and we’re done.” However, alimony remains a contentious issue, and Schuttler is generally opposed to mandatory provisions in the law. “I believe that each family is different, and you have to look at them separately,” she said. UPDATING THE LAW Nearly a decade ago, Schuttler played an important advisory role in updating the state’s child custody regulations as a member of a Florida Bar committee. “We recommended that the state Legislature overhaul chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes to get rid of the labels of ‘primary and secondary residential parents,’” she said. “That simple change was tremendously valuable for many families, because it stopped the fighting over who would be the primary parent. Now, it is much easier to reach agreements on visitation schedules that meet the best interests of the children.” Schuttler continues to be active in The Florida Bar, serving on both the grievance committee and the continuing legal education (CLE) committee for marital and family law. In that role, she has organized several telephone seminars to make it easier for practitioners to learn the latest information in the field without having to travel to an in-person meeting. “It’s a quick and efficient way to address many types of CLE topics,” she added. In the community, Schuttler has served on the school board for St. Paul Lutheran Church, and the board of Impact 100, a Palm Beach County philanthropic organization for philanthropic women. “This is a great program for women who want to be involved, but don’t have a lot of time to commit outside their careers and families. Collectively, we have donated more than $500,000 to important causes, making a positive impact on our community.” SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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PAUL STEVEN SINGERMAN: A RESTRUCTURING AND BANKRUPTCY MASTERMIND

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t’s not surprising that Paul Steven Singerman is a strong advocate of mindfulness in the legal profession. As a Miami attorney nationally known for his bankruptcy practice, Singerman regularly counsels clients in deep financial difficulty who are struggling with their emotions of loss and despair. Taking a pause to acknowledge those feelings and settle the mind can lead to decisions based on clear thinking rather than fear or anger. “I was mortified when I started my journey of the study and practice of mindfulness by how often I interrupted others,” said Singerman, who is co-chair of Berger Singerman’s Miami office. “I have worked hard to reduce my interruption rate and keep listening. In addition to being more courteous and less rude, I have gathered more and better data about myself, my counter-party, and the environment around me by observing more intently and interrupting less often.” Singerman is nationally known for handling complex restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy cases, including loan workouts and cross-border matters. Best known for his representation of debtors in restructuring cases and high-stakes litigation, he also represents creditors’ committees, lenders, large unsecured creditors, and asset purchasers in § 363 sales and trustees. He also has substantial experience in large fraud cases and “bet the company” litigation cases. “We engaged Paul on a mission-critical and highly complex matter that culminated in a multi-year mediation with some of the top investment companies and banks in the world,” said David Friedman, an investor and financial business owner based in Boca Raton and Austin, Texas. “Paul guided us through a difficult process and enabled us to reach a successful outcome and continues to oversee the most important corporate and tax matters for us, many of which involve international jurisdictions.” LEARNING ABOUT BUSINESS Born in Lima, Ohio, Singerman learned important lessons early in life from his parents, Morton and Esther Singerman. “They instilled strong values and encouraged me to get a good education,” he said. After graduating from a private boarding school in Michigan in 1974, Singerman enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis. Then, his plans took a sudden change. “My father had a small family business in Lima that he sold in 1972,” Singerman recalled. “When his non-compete agreement expired two years later, he decided to purchase an electronic security 16

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franchise in South Florida. He asked me to go into business with him, and I said yes.” Three weeks later, Singerman and his father assumed ownership of the Miami company, only to find that the seller has misrepresented the business. “Nearly every client had an unfavorable impression of the former management,” he said. “So, I wound up handling my first workout at the age of 18.” Singerman rolled up his sleeves and worked hard for three years, helping his father turn the business around, before making a successful exit in 1982. In the meantime, Singerman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. After completing his undergraduate degree, Singerman returned to Miami and the business for another year before starting law school at the University of Florida While in law school Singerman met his wife Marte, whose father was a college professor and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Florida. They have two children, Eliza, 22 and Rickie, 19. Marte practiced law in Miami for 15 years and now serves as co-founder and general counsel for The Social Cog, a Miami Beach nonprofit that supports adults with learning and developmental disabilities. She is also a certified yoga and meditation teacher. STARTING A LAW CAREER While in law school, Singerman took a semester off and worked in the Dade County Public Defender’s office. “Our criminal justice system was horribly overtaxed at the time with numerous drugrelated trials,” he said. “I loved being in the courtroom,” he said. “It was a very different experience than clerking at a civil law firm.” After Singerman passed the bar, the public defender’s office asked him to return to the criminal cases, but lacked the committed budget funding to make a firm offer. Instead, Singerman joined the Miami office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, where he leveraged his business background and trial experience to start building a bankruptcy practice. “As a former small business owner, I understood what it meant to meet a payroll and read and understand balance sheets, income statements and financial reporting,” Singerman said. “I felt that would give me an advantage in serving clients which turned out to be true. I still think it’s very important for a litigator to understand the underlying business issues of our clients, as well as the historical performance of a company and its forward outlook.” While at Stroock, Singerman represented Citibank in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case with Mitchell Berger, co-founder of Berger & Davis, representing the debtor. “Together, we were able to find


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an effective and elegant solution to a very difficult case,” Singerman said. “So, I started to recruit Mitchell and his brother, James Berger, to join Stroock.” But, in 1996, Singerman’s brother Richard died at a young age from lung cancer. “He had encouraged me to consider being part of an entrepreneurial law firm, and I took those words to heart.” Rather than bring the Berger firm to Stroock, Singerman joined Berger & Davis, which became Berger Davis & Singerman, and opened the firm’s Miami office in 1997. Singerman steadily grew the office, while building a practice that included distressed businesses, mergers and acquisitions and commercial and bankruptcy litigation. He was also elected a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and was invited to join The American Inns of Court, Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter, and the American Law Institute. In the past decade, Singerman’s major cases include serving as counsel to Judge Herbert Stettin as Chapter 11 Trustee for the law firm of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt & Adler, P.A dealing with $1.2 billion in Ponzi scheme claims. He also served as counsel to the Creditors’ Committee in the Taylor, Bean & Whitaker case, one of the largest bankruptcy cases in Florida history, with in excess of $11 billion in claims when the case was filed in 2009. He and Berger Singerman’s Business Reorganization Team also served as debtor’s counsel to Simply Fashion Stores, Ltd. and its affiliate Adinath Corp., HearUSA, Inc., Aloha Airlines, and Levitt and Sons. “Today, there is relatively little bankruptcy work outside the oil and gas sector,” Singerman said. “One reason is that private investors can take advantage of low interest rates to take over failing businesses and infuse them with cheap capital.” Singerman has also seen less interest in using the bankruptcy laws to repair a company’s operations and attract new capital. The new model is to file for bankruptcy and quickly liquidate the assets as retail chains like Sports Authority and Circuit City have done, he said. Reflecting on his three decades of business and legal experience, Singerman believes it is important for attorneys, entrepreneurs and executives to consider

applying mindfulness techniques to deal with the daily stresses of professional life. “I learned about mindfulness from U.S. District Court Judge Alan Gold, who wrote an article in the Dade County Bar Journal about how the study of the mind had enhanced his performance,” Singerman said. After reading about the science behind mindfulness, Singerman began his own daily practice and eventually developed an in-house curriculum for Berger Singerman

designed by UM law school professor Scott Rogers. “Even the toughest litigator can benefit from mindfulness practices,” Singerman said. “You can become a better observer and gain greater knowledge of your client. Being mindful of yourself and others helps you make better decisions about the case, be a more powerful advocate and strengthen your client relationship. It’s a winning strategy on every level.” SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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SIDWEBER & WEINTRAUB, P.A.: MARRIED TO THE LAW ROBERT “BOB” SIDWEBER AND K AREN WEINTR AUB have many things in common. Both are board-certified in family law, and are Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. They practice together as partners in their Fort Lauderdale firm, Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A., They have also have been married for 14 years and are together raising their daughter. “When preparing a difficult case, it’s great to have a spouse who understands the legal issues and can contribute her ideas,” said Sidweber, who has been practicing marital and family law since 1980. “We also understand the importance of parenting, and make that a priority in our lives.” In representing their clients, Sidweber and Weintraub usually handle their cases separately. “But during a trial, we spend a lot of time talking about the case and go into court together just to help each other out,” added Weintraub. “It’s nice to know that you can trust your partner.” The law firm gets a steady stream of referrals from former clients, accountants, other attorneys and therapists in South Florida and throughout the country. To accommodate the steady growth of their practice the partners recently hired an associate, in addition to the staff of two paralegals and an office manager. “We have a great team here and our clients find our office to have a very comfortable atmosphere,” Weintraub said. “We have a very personalized boutique practice.” TWO PATHS TO FAMILY LAW Born in Miami, Sidweber lost his mother at an early age and was raised by his father, Lewis Robert Sidweber, known to generations of South Floridians as TV meteorologist Bob Weaver. “As a child, I enjoyed all the law programs and was always interested in the law,” he said. “That’s probably what convinced me to try this as a career.” Sidweber earned his bachelor’s degree at Florida Atlantic University and his law 20

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degree at Nova Southeastern University. After passing the bar in 1980, he handled litigation for a small South Florida law firm. He became interested in family law after handling a divorce case as a young associate. “I represented a corporate executive who wanted to offer his wife $500,000 to settle the matter,” Sidweber recalled. “I advised him that was too much, and he should offer something less. But he told me that he would rather concentrate on his work, rather than go through a long, emotionally draining trial. I learned an valuable lesson from him about the importance of resolving divorce cases as smoothly as possible so both parties can move on and get started on a new chapter in their lives.” Sidweber opened his own firm in Broward County in 1984 and worked primarily as a sole practitioner, becoming board-certified in 1995. Eighteen years later, Weintraub joined him as a partner in the firm. “I met Bob when he was a mediator in a case I was litigating,” she said. “Later, we started dating and found that our values and personalities were a great match.” Sidweber and Weintraub tied the knot in 2002, and maintained separate practices for the next seven years. “When we got married, we swore we were not going to work together,” said Weintraub, “But things change in life. Bob was super busy, our daughter was three years old, and I was driving every day from Broward to my firm in Coconut Grove. Teaming up here in Fort Lauderdale was a great move for all three of us.” Weintraub was born in Buffalo, New York and graduated from the University of Michigan with bachelor of arts degree. “I took numerous psychology classes as an undergraduate, and bring that knowledge to our legal practice,” she said. “After all, our clients are facing very difficult, emotional situations.” She earned her law degree from the University of Florida and was admitted to the bar in 1995. Soon afterwards, she moved to South Florida, in part to be closer to her

grandmother in Fort Lauderdale. She spent two years practicing marital and family law with a small Miami firm and ten more years with Bluestein and Wayne in Miami. Since 1995, Weintraub has focused solely on marital and family law. RESOLVING MARITAL AND FAMILY CONFLICTS Sidweber and Weintraub listen closely to new clients to better understand their personal situations. Then, they provide legal advice as clients wrestle with far-reaching decisions. “We will retain financial experts, psychologists, real estate appraisers, tax advisors and trust lawyers as needed,” Weintraub said. “We assemble a team based on the needs of the client.” Sidweber is a certified mediator and a collaborative family law attorney, who strives to make divorce cases smoother and less expensive for the firm’s clients. “Karen and I believe in mediation, because it reduces the conflict,” he said. “We have found that it usually is best to resolve issues through a pretrial settlement, because that gives the parties more control over the outcome.” On the other hand, Sidweber and Weintraub are always prepared to go into the courtroom to try highly contentious cases. “Being prepared to go to trial is one of the best ways to achieve a settlement in these matters,” Sidweber said. Last year, one of those fiercely contested matters, Hahamovitch v. Hahamovitch, went to the Florida Supreme Court, which made a landmark ruling in regard to prenuptial agreements. Back in 1986, Dianne and Harry Hahamovitch of Palm Beach County signed a prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage. After 22 years of marriage and two children, the couple filed for divorce, and the trial court ruled that the prenuptial agreement was a valid document. After the first trial, Dianne Hahamovitch engaged Sidweber and Weintraub to address the interpretation of the prenuptial agreement. With support


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When preparing a difficult case, it’s great to have a spouse who understands the legal issues and can contribute her ideas...” Robert Sidweber and Karen Weintraub

from appellate counsel Jeanne Brady, the two family law practitioners argued that their client was entitled to a share of her husband’s marital earnings and assets because the prenuptial did not specifically waive her interests. “Since several of the district courts of appeal had taken different positions on the issue of specificity, the Florida Supreme Court took up this case,” said Sidweber. However, the Supreme Court ruled that only a broad waiver was needed. As a result of the Hahamovitch ruling, it may now be easier to draft prenuptial agreements, since not every detail needs to be specified.

“However, we continue to prepare our agreements the same way as before,” Weintraub said. “We believe it’s better to disclose and specify as much as possible in the agreement because it gives both parties a better understanding of a potential outcome.” FURTHER CHANGES TO THE LAW Sidweber and Weintraub believe that alimony is another area of family law that’s likely to change in Florida in the next few years. They believe the Legislature will take up the issue again in a coming session, after Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a controversial overhaul last April, noting it contained

several retroactive provisions. “We believe that permanent alimony will be abrogated and the current statute will eventually be replaced by alimony guidelines, regarding the duration and amount of alimony,” said Weintraub. As Fellows in the state chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the AAML has provided input into the legislative committee reviewing the alimony statute. “This is an exciting time to be practicing family law,” Sidweber said. “Our hope is that any new rules or guidelines will help to reduce as much acrimony as possible in these emotional cases.” SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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SIEGFRIED, RIVERA, HYMAN, LERNER, DE LA TORRE, MARS & SOBEL, P.A.: CONSTRUCTION, COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AND REAL ESTATE LAW DURING THE 40 YEARS of its existence, Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, DeLaTorre, Mars and Sobel, P.A. (SRHL) has helped clients shape Miami’s world-class skyline. Well-known for their work in construction and real estate law, the firm’s attorneys have also been leaders in serving community associations throughout South Florida as well as business clients with interests locally and around the world. “I am proud of the longevity of our firm,” said Siegfried managing partner of SRHL, which is based in Coral Gables with offices in Plantation and West Palm Beach. “We have grown through the years to 46 attorneys, now have two generations of partners here with the capability and culture that will allow SRHL to thrive for generations to come.” Shareholder Lisa Lerner, who joined the firm in 1982, said the SRHL attorneys share their knowledge and experience in related legal fields to advise a loyal base of clients, including more than 200 businesses and 500 homeowner and condominium associations throughout Florida. “Our firm is like a large, extended family,” she said. “We trust each other, taking pride in our personalized professionalism. That makes SRHL a special place to work.” LAUNCHING THE FIRM Siegfried grew up in New York, became an attorney and worked for the New York County District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan. “I lived on Staten Island and was walking to the ferry in the winter sleet and snow, when I decided it might be nice to live in a warmer climate,” he recalled. In 1976, Siegfried passed The Florida Bar and accepted a position with real estate developer and attorney Samuel Schoninger, moving to Miami with his wife and his first two children (his third child, Nicholas, is 22

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a lawyer who was recently welcomed into partnership at the firm). A year later, Siegfried and Schoninger founded the firm, and, as the business warranted it, brought in additional partners, including Oscar Rivera, Lerner and Helio De La Torre. “Our nucleus has been together for nearly 35 of our 40 years,” Siegfried said. “Our clients in the 1970s and ‘80s included Miami’s leading developers and builders. We are proud that many of them remain our clients to this day.” Siegfried became one the region’s first construction lawyers, teaching courses at the University of Miami School of Law and writing a 1984 textbook, “Introduction to Construction Law” which is still updated annually. He became a board-certified trial attorney and board certified in construction law. He is also a founding fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL). CONSTRUCTION LAW Today, construction law is one of the firm’s key areas of expertise. “This field has grown increasingly complex and sophisticated,” said Siegfried. “In recent years, we have been involved in some of the world’s most technologically advanced projects, including the PortMiami tunnel and 1000 Museum Tower, a high-tech condominium tower in downtown Miami.” On the litigation side, shareholder Stuart Sobel is board-certified in construction law and is a circuit civil mediator who has broad experience presenting the most complicated construction disputes. Also a fellow in the invitation-only ACCL, Sobel has been trying and arbitrating “righteous causes” throughout the United States since 1978. ”Presenting complicated engineering, construction, accounting and insurance concepts to a fact finder in a manner that

demonstrates our clients’ entitlement remains a rewarding challenge, even after 38 years of practice,” Sobel says. Sobel handles large claims for U.S. and international clients. Presently, he represents the subcontractor who fabricated and erected the new canopy over the Miami Dolphin’s Hard Rock Stadium, where there have been 9-figure cost overruns. He also successfully represented the steel fabricator whose steel was incorporated into Freedom Tower at New York’s World Trade Center in a dispute involving approximately $40 million. Sobel and Siegfried also recently won a $4 million arbitration award on behalf of a small contractor from Barbados and represented Miami Dade College in recovering $33 million related to the collapse of a parking garage (which has now been rebuilt from the ground up). Through the years, SRHL has handled hundreds of the most complex construction defect matters, ranging from Chinese drywall to roofing, plumbing and elevator problems, as well as post-hurricane insurance claims and rebuilding issues, which implicate the most complicated insurance related issues. “We have represented many condominium associations in their claims for covered losses,” Siegfried said. “We choose to represent policy holders, rather than insurance companies.” COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LAW SRHL has a long history of serving the state’s homeowner and condominium associations. Shareholder Michael L. Hyman began representing community associations in 1970. Two years later, he was appointed by Governor Reuben Askew to the first Florida Condominium Commission. In 1986, he co-authored Florida Condominium Law & Practice, a comprehensive text on condominium associations, and in 1994 he


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was inducted into the charter class of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Lerner, considered a leading authority in the field, has served high-rise condo associations and other clients for more than 30 years. She has handled virtually every type of issue that arises in the community association milieu, from drafting governing documents to identifying and implementing solutions for governance, financial and construction issues. “We are now seeing electronic voting in association elections for the first time,” she said. “We are also seeing many communities setting up special assessments to upgrade the common areas, such as the pool and clubhouse, for aesthetic purposes.” Shareholder De La Torre also practices in community association law as well as construction litigation, litigating the multi-party, multi-issue defect suits that arise out of new construction or conversion of properties to condominium. A frequent speaker at professional seminars, De La Torre is a past president of CAI’s Greater Miami Chapter and was chairman of its Florida Legislative Action Committee. “We have seen steady growth in the association market, and the types of cases we handle,” he said. “I handle the litigation on the condo aspect of our practice, including some very complex cases, such as Brickell House, a condo with a robotic garage.” With new condo developments underway throughout the downtown Miami area, De La Torre says some older associations need to be dissolved so aging buildings can be torn down for new construction. “Even some luxury condos from the 1980s and ‘90s are being bought out,” he added. “The market is changing, and there is plenty of constructionrelated litigation.” Shareholder Roberto Blanch has been a member of the firm’s community association practice, working with developers as well as associations since 2001. “We are all committed to staying on top of this field,” he said. “Clients expect quick responses and our firm delivers just that. We are also well-versed in handling every aspect of complex transactions and litigation matters.” “Balancing the needs of a community association is always critical,” said shareholder Gary Mars, who joined the firm in 1991. “Being available to address the simple to the complex, the general operations and litigation concerns in a timely and efficient manner is a

From left: Gary Mars, Oscar Rivera, Stuart Sobel, Steve Siegfried, Lisa Lerner, Helio de la Torre, Elisabeth Kozlow, Roberto Blanch

service this firm works very hard to provide to our clients. We pride ourselves on the quality and depth of our attorneys, and their ability to provide those necessary skills in all situations.” REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS LAW Shareholder Rivera leads the firm’s Real Estate/Corporate Practice Group. Since 1981 he has represented residential and commercial developers, investment companies, municipalities, lenders and retailers throughout the United States and Latin America. “Our team has extensive experience in drafting sales, leasing and lending contracts,” said Rivera, who has been a leader in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). “We also represent a variety of residential developers. Our goal is to create effective solutions for our clients.” Rivera has guided large real estate investment trusts (REITs), individual and regional developers, property owners and small retailers, including creative restaurant concepts, like Icebox Cafe in Miami Beach. “We’re now working on a public-private partnership in Hallandale for a community food service,” he said. Looking at current market conditions,

Rivera said, “We are now in the seventhinning stretch of our market cycle. The residential side is generally slowing well. But pay attention to the lenders – when the pace of new loans slows down, that’s when the market will dry up.” SRHL’s practice areas also include handling the commercial and business matters that our real estate and non-real estate clients face, according to shareholder Elisabeth Kozlow. Since joining the firm in 1988, her areas of practice include aviation transactions, commercial leasing and real estate transactions and she serves as outside corporate counsel to domestic and international corporations. She served as chairperson of the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar and has been a member of the committee for several years, and has also been involved in ICSC. Reflecting on the firm’s focus serving the changing business needs of its clients, Kozlow said, “The nature of our practice leads us to develop expertise in fields related to our core competencies. As a boutique firm committed to excellence, we will continue to deliver that highly personalized service in the future. We have grown with our clients and take great pride in providing the highest quality legal representation while being mindful of our clients’ bottom line.” SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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WEISBERG KAINEN MARK: RESOLVING TAX CONTROVERSIES FOR 35 YEARS, U.S. TAXPAYERS facing serious fines and penalties from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have turned to Weisberg Kainen Mark, PL, for help in resolving their disputes. “We represent all kinds of individuals, from business men and women to politicians to athletes and musicians,” said Alan L.

Weisberg, managing partner, who founded the firm in 1981. “They are all human beings going through a crisis in life that affects their liberty and finances. This is a high-stakes practice.” The firm’s attorneys provide counseling to clients considering their options, and represent them administratively before the Dennis G. Kainen, Brielle Mark and Alan Weisberg

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IRS, in U.S. Tax Court, the United States District Court, or when a tax controversy leads to criminal charges. “We have a unique practice here,” said partner Dennis G. Kainen. “There are many superb tax lawyers in Miami who are not comfortable going to court or litigating up the chain with the IRS. At the same time, there are excellent criminal defense lawyers here who don’t feel comfortable taking on a tax case.” The firm’s third partner, Brielle L. Mark, focuses on counseling U.S. taxpayers with overseas accounts and foreign nationals with U.S. tax obligations. “We have a great team with different areas of strength,” she said. OFFSHORE TAX ISSUES In recent years, the firm has handled a growing number of civil tax controversies, including clients with issues related to the IRS’ Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). “This is a good program for individuals who have not disclosed their foreign assets, but there can be very harsh consequences,” Weisberg said. “We advise them of their options and do everything we can to protect them appropriately.” Under the OVDP, you have to report your foreign bank accounts or other accounts you control,” Weisberg said. “Although you may not need to pay U.S. tax, legally the penalties for not reporting can be draconian — up to 300 percent of the highest amount in the account or even more. The OVDP lets you disclose your accounts, pay your taxes and receive a reduced penalty. It’s not painless, but it can be much better than hiding funds from the IRS and then getting caught.” Foreign clients have other misconceptions about the Internal Revenue Code, said Weisberg. “They think that if they report their foreign income in a foreign country and their U.S. income in the U.S., they are fully compliant,” he said. “But a U.S. citizen or resident (green card holder) has to report their worldwide income. You will still get credits for taxes paid in that foreign country, but Uncle Sam wants to know everything you made.” In their practice, Weisberg, Kainen and Mark represent many foreign nationals who are considered U.S. residents for tax purposes. “There are many immigrants


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in Miami who have had to leave their homelands, and don’t understand our tax system,” said Kainen, who is the firm’s primary litigator. The partners work closely with certified public accountants (CPAs) to identify tax issues and potential solutions for their clients. “Sometimes it’s in the client’s best interest to say no to the IRS, rather than take a conciliatory attitude,” Kainen said. “And the truth of a tax matter is not enough – you will have to prove the case.” For example, Kainen recently represented the family of a 94-yearold woman with Alzheimer’s disease. “An IRS agent had decided she was responsible for failing to report a foreign bank account, and wanted to assess a $1.2 million penalty,” he said. “To prove our case, I brought in a neurologist and neuropsychologist. Then we went to her home and videotaped her in her bedroom. She couldn’t remember the names of her children, let alone anything about her finances. When I showed the tape to the appeals officers, the penalty was dropped.” THE PARTNERS’ BACKGROUNDS Growing up in Kentucky, Weisberg knew he wanted to be a lawyer at an early age. “My father was in the real estate business, and I would go down to the county courthouse and watch lawyers in court. I wanted to represent real people, with real problems.” Weisberg earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University, and a law degree from American University. “I wanted to get a master’s in taxation and the University of Miami had one of the best programs in the country,” said Weisberg, who earned his LL.M. in taxation in 1974. From there, Weisberg entered private practice, joining the tax department of Cunningham and Weinstein. The U.S. attorney’s office was in the same downtown Miami building, and three and a half years later, Weisberg moved to the public sector, serving as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Major Crimes Section, Fraud and Public Corruption Section, and the Civil Division. “That was great experience and training for me,” Weisberg said. “It gave me the foundation to start my own firm. I had

clients from day one, and the practice just kept growing.” In 1984, Weisberg found himself faced with two long trials. “That’s a situation that can kill a solo practice because you’re not able to generate new business,” he said. “So I hired Dennis, who had been in the Federal Public Defender’s office.. It was a great decision and we’ve worked together for more than 30 years.” Like Weisberg, Kainen had always wanted to be a lawyer. He grew up in Miami Beach, where his mother Sarita was a legal secretary. He earned his bachelor’s degree in international affairs at George Washington University and his law degree from the University of Miami. He then worked as an assistant federal public defender for three years, before joining Weisberg’s firm. “I loved that job, but the best way to grow was to explore private practice,” he said. A fluent Spanish speaker with family roots in Peru, Kainen soon added an international dimension to the firm’s tax controversy practice. He also passed those Spanish language skills to sons Elan and Samuel, and improved the fluency of his wife Deborah. Weisberg’s daughter Brielle Mark grew up watching her father practice law. “I worked here in high school answering the phone and filing papers for my dad and Dennis,” she said. “I never thought I’d be working here as a career.” She earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations at Colgate University and her law degree at New York University in 2003. She then worked in the New York and Miami offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP handling corporate transactional matters for four years. “I met my husband Etan Mark in law school, and we both felt that Miami had a higher quality of life,” she said. They moved here and married in 2005, and now have two children, Charlotte and Oliver. “I began handling large corporate and real estate finance deals representing major corporations and institutional lenders with my firm. It was excellent training, but I wanted something more satisfying for my career.” In 2007, Mark joined Weisberg and Kainen as an associate and was named

partner in 2013. “I enjoy helping our clients, who often are small business owners facing very stressful tax situations,” she said. “It’s also great practicing in an office that has a real feeling of family.” That sense of family includes Weisberg’s son Quinton Weisberg, who joined the firm as an associate in 2015 after earning his law degree from Nova Southeastern University. “It is a great pleasure to be practicing law with my son and daughter,” said Weisberg. PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP The firm’s three partners have all served as leaders in professional and community organizations. Kainen was president of the Dade County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association’s Miami chapter, as well as a member of the board of governors of The Florida Bar and the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. He has also been active with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), serving as Florida chairman and national commissioner. “Community involvement is crucial for lawyers,” he said. “We have a responsibility to make our community better, and it’s also a lot of fun.” Mark has also been active in the ADL and the “Put Something Back” pro bono project of the Dade County Bar Association. Weisberg has served as president of several legal and tax related organizations including the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Greater Miami Tax Institute, and the Assistant United States Attorney’s Association. He also was the chairman of the Bayfront Park Management Trust. “My son and I recently started Nets for Kids, which provides funds for basketball nets in schools and parks,” he said. ‘It makes the sports experience better for kids, and encourages them to take part in positive recreational activities.” Looking ahead, Weisberg says he’s never been happier being a lawyer. “It was never my ambition to build a big law firm,” he said. “We have also turned down several offers to join big firms, because we are very happy with our current practice. Every day we are faced with a new challenge, and that keeps us growing as lawyers.” SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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South Florida Legal Guide has deep respect for work of the region’s three state attorneys and public defenders. These elected officials and the hundreds of attorneys and support staffers in their offices are dedicated to upholding the safety and security of our communities, while protecting individual rights: State Attorney Michael Satz 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward

Public Defender Howard Finkelstein 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward

State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade

Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade

State Attorney Dave Aronberg 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach

Public Defender Carey Haughwout 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach

Overall, Florida has 20 state attorneys — one for each of its 20 judicial circuits. As the chief prosecutor in each circuit, the state attorney is responsible for representing the State of Florida in county and circuit courts. They handle a wide range of criminal cases, including felonies, misdemeanors and juvenile cases. In addition, they handle some civil cases, including bond validations, contraband forfeitures and injunctions. Florida’s public defender system dates from the 1965 U.S. Supreme Court decision of Gideon v. Wainwright, which established a recognized constitutional right to an attorney for those who could not afford one. The state’s 20 public defenders in each judicial circuit guarantee that the indigent have the right to a fair trial. Once the judge determines that a defendant has insufficient funds, the public defender is officially appointed to represent that individual.


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MICHAEL J. SATZ: FOUR DECADES OF SERVICE MICHAEL J. SATZ HAS BEEN prosecuting criminal cases for more than 40 years – and still enjoys walking into the courtroom. “I always want to do the right thing for our community,” said Satz, who has served as Broward State Attorney since 1976. “I have always loved trying cases, and as state attorney, I can focus on the pure aspect of law without the client or business considerations that come with private practice.” Now 74, Satz continues to handle the prosecution of capital homicide cases and other serious crimes while overseeing a staff of 511, including 215 assistant state attorneys. “Our priorities are ensuring public safety, combating violent crime and addressing public corruption,” Satz said. “At the same time, we want to help young people facing less serious charges stay out of jail through effective community programs.” Satz has received a lengthy string of honors throughout his professional career. He was awarded the Lynn Futch Professionalism in Practice Award by the Broward County Bar Association in 2001. In 2006, he was presented with Leadership Broward’s annual ‘Profile in Leadership Award.’ The following year, Satz was honored by the Anti-Defamation League with its annual ‘Jurisprudence Award.’ In 2015, he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Broward County Crime Commission, and he was honored as Humanitarian of the Year by the Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention organization. Long active in the community, Satz organized Broward’s first countywide Foster Care Summit in 1999. He is the co- founder and co-chair of the American Cancer Society’s annual “Up the River” cruise, which is part of the society’s annual “Jail and Bail” fundraising event. He’s also a 28

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dedicated sports fan who enjoys snow skiing, working out, and watching college and professional football and basketball. “Sports is one of those great activities that can bring people together,” he said. DEDICATED TO TRIAL WORK Satz grew up in Pennsylvania and earned his bachelor’s degree from Temple University. “I knew I wanted to be a lawyer early in life and had visited Miami on spring break,” he said. “I was accepted by the University of Miami School of Law, which had a great reputation. My sister and her husband, Loretta and Larry Brody, were living in Miami and they graciously let me stay with them while I went to school.” After earning his law degree, Satz wanted a position that would allow him to try cases in the State Attorney’s Office. He was offered a position in Fort Lauderdale as an assistant state attorney, and he’s worked at the Broward courthouse ever since then. Satz quickly developed a reputation as a tough courtroom litigator and, four years later, was promoted to head of the office’s homicide division. Through the years, he handled numerous high-profile cases, including 10 shooting deaths of Broward police officers. One of many cases that left a deep impression on Satz is a double murder in Deerfield Beach that he prosecuted in 1987. Two women employees of a Cloth World store were working with a store maintenance worker, Robert Henry. After the store closed, Henry hit one woman with a hammer and tied her to a bathroom stall, hit the second woman on the head and then set them both on fire before stealing the store’s cash receipts. A passing bicyclist saw smoke from the windows, but by the time firefighters were able to enter, one woman had burned to

death. The second woman died several days later after naming Henry as the killer, Satz remembered. Henry was executed in 2014 for the murders. Throughout his tenure, Satz has created specialized units within the State Attorney’s Office to enhance the focus and expertise of prosecutors. Those include a Career Criminal Unit, Sexual Battery/Child Abuse/Human Trafficking Unit, Domestic Violence Unit, Elderly Abuse Unit, Organized Crime/Gang Unit, Public Corruption Unit, Economic Crime Unit, Drug Trafficking Unit and an Identity Theft Unit. Satz has made political corruption a high priority for his office. “Our team has successfully prosecuted public corruption cases against three county commissioners, six elected municipal officials, a school board member, and six key appointed officials,” he said. “Since 2009, we have filed charges against more than 100 law enforcement officers for a variety of on-duty and off-duty crimes,” including filing false arrest reports. ADDRESSING CURRENT ISSUES Although Broward’s crime rate in 2015 was the lowest in 40 years, Satz says human trafficking and crimes against children and the elderly remain serious problems. “We have seen an increase in drug-related deaths from opioides like heroin and Fentanyl,” he added. “That trend is consistent with what’s happening throughout the country.” Human trafficking is a serious problem throughout all of South Florida, Satz said. For example, a young woman from Eastern Europe might be promised a job in the U.S. and then forced to work as a prostitute. Sexual predators can trap children and young adults and keep them in servitude as sex workers or forced laborers. “Far too many young people are trapped in this net,


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“I have always loved trying cases, and as state attorney, I can focus on the pure aspect of law without the client or business considerations that come with private practice.”

so we must all be vigilant and report signs of human trafficking,” Satz said. Satz was instrumental in the passage of laws that provide criminal penalties for drivers who fail to remain at the scene of an accident that results in serious injury or death, and laws that increase penalties for the abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly persons and disabled adults. Satz sponsored the first Broward County Elder Abuse and Exploitation Seminar in 1995, and has continued to address crimes against seniors. “All too often, con artists solicit the elderly on the phone or knock on the door pretending to be a handyman,” he said. DEVELOPING COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Along with focusing on public safety, Satz has played a key role in developing programs

to help victims of crime and to prevent youthful offenders from becoming career criminals. Satz established a Victim Advocate Unit, and also participated in the creation of Broward’s nationally recognized Drug Court and Mental Health Court. He was one of the founders of Broward’s Sexual Assault Treatment Center. The state attorney has also supported diversion programs for some non-violent offenders who receive counseling and support services rather than being jailed. He also supports the Broward County Public Schools’ “Promise” program that allows students who commit non-violent misdemeanors to avoid arrest and stay in school. “We are also pushing for the use of civil citations for nonviolent misdemeanors outside of school,” Satz added. “That means the young adult doesn’t have an arrest record, which can have a huge impact on the rest of his or her life.”

Last year, the State Attorney’s Office held its first in a series of sealing and expungement workshops at the Urban League of Fort Lauderdale. These community outreach programs help citizens get their arrest records sealed or expunged. Subsequent workshops were held in Pompano Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Deerfield Beach and Hallandale Beach. More than 1,500 people took part in the five workshops. Looking back on his career, Satz hopes that the different segments of Broward’s population will find greater common ground than in the past. “Through the years, there has been a level of mistrust between our community and law enforcement,” Satz said. “We want to improve those relations, do away with that ‘us and them’ mentality, and work toward a higher quality of life for everyone.” SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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HOWARD FINKELSTEIN: A CRUSADER FOR JUSTICE HOWARD FINK ELSTEIN HAS COME a long way from his days as an upstate New York student activist in the 1960s. But in many ways the public defender for Broward County for the past 12 years hasn’t changed a bit. He’s still a passionate crusader for the underdog, and a fierce critic of people in power who stomp on their rights. “Throughout my life, I have tried to level the playing field so those who are accused of a crime and are poor are treated the same as if they could hire their own lawyers,” said Finkelstein, who has served as Broward’s public defender since 2004. “Our office motto, ‘each shall stand equal,’ was inspired by the Declaration of Independence.” Finkelstein has spent 39 years as an advocate for criminal defendants and nearly two decades helping South Florida consumers on the “Help Me Howard” television show. He’s also devoted to his family, including his wife Donna and their daughters, Saria and Shayna. His hobbies include reading, exercise, philosophy, yoga, and meditation. Through the years, Finkelstein has been recognized by many organizations for his work and his community service, including the Harry Gulkin Award for Honesty and Integrity from the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1996), the Citizen of the Year Award from the National Association of Social Workers (2000), and the Independent Spirit Award from the Center for Independent Living (2002). The Broward County Commission has also recognized his contributions with “Howard Finkelstein Day” on six separate occasions. Finkelstein’s office now has about 200 staffers, including 150 attorneys and 10 investigators. They handle about 37,000 cases a year, a substantial drop from the 59,000 cases a decade ago. “Our office has been chronically underfunded for decades,” 30

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he said. “Although the crime rate has gone down, the cases are more complex than ever.” But Finkelstein is proud of his staff of young and experienced lawyers. “Our public defenders have incredible case loads,” he said. “But they are dedicated to our clients, and ensure that our system of justice continues to have a strong legal system of checks and balances.” BIRTH OF A DEFENDER Born in New York City, Finkelstein grew up in Binghamton and moved with his family to Hollywood, Florida, in 1969 when he was 15. His father Maurice was a real estate broker, but Finkelstein gravitated toward social work instead of business. He became an activist in that turbulent time in the nation’s history, and earned his bachelor’s degree in social and behavioral sciences from the University of South Florida in 1975 and his juris doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1978. “I wanted to go to law school so I could be a public defender,” said Finkelstein, who accepted a certified legal internship with the Broward office in his third year of law school. After passing the bar, he spend three years with the office and seven years in private practice as a partner in Brackey, Finkelstein and Dallas, focusing on the defense of people charged with drug crimes. In 1988, Finkelstein moved back to government service as chief assistant in the Broward Public Defender’s Office. In that role, he played a pivotal role in initiating the first mental health court in the country and later followed by a felony mental health court. That pioneering effort grew out of a high-profile case in the late 1980s involving a mentally ill man in his 20s who was hearing voices. The man ran out of a supermarket and knocked down an 89-year-old woman, who fell and died when her head hit the ground. After the man was arrested for murder,

Finkelstein drove to the family home. “His mother cried as she told me how she worried every day about what her son might do,” he said. “Her story shook me to my core.” Realizing that this tragedy was not an isolated case, Finkelstein asked a Broward grand jury to investigate the state Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS). The result was a report excoriating HRS for failure to help Floridians with mental health problems. “Then, I asked one of our Broward judges to chair a task force,” Finkelstein said. “At the first meeting, he asked for suggestions, and I told them ‘we need to set up a court for the mentally ill.’ It had never been done before, but we got the backing of the state attorney, the county’s judges and went ahead. Today, the Broward court is a national model for communities around the country.” ADDRESSING RACIAL DISPARITIES One of Finkelstein’s most important causes is shining a light on the disparity between how blacks and whites are treated by the criminal justice system in South Florida and throughout the county. “In Broward, blacks who were walking, biking or driving would be pulled over by the police,” he said. “When I became public defender in 2004, I hired several retired cops as investigators and told them to find out the truth about these cases, one way or another. That step made a big difference in the outcome of many cases. For instance, one black man was arrested for having a missing taillight on his car; but a check of the police logs showed the officer was heading toward the car and couldn’t have seen the rear lights. The case was dismissed.” In the past few years, more Americans have become aware of the racial disparities in the nation’s criminal justice system,


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Finkelstein said. Police shootings in Ferguson, Baltimore and Chicago, among other cities, have been captured on video, shown on TV and uploaded to social media, sparking outrage in many communities. “Racial injustice has been a theme of American life for decades, but now there is evidence that the people in power cannot ignore,” he said. In fact, Finkelstein — who plans to leave office after his four-year term ends in 2020 — says the next public defender should be a man or woman of color. “Broward is changing and our government and courts should reflect those changes,” he said. A TV ANALYST AND ACTIVIST Back in 1994, Finkelstein was watching a National Basketball Association game on TV with his family, when the broadcast was interrupted by a news bulletin. O.J. Simpson was driving a white Bronco in a slow-motion

police chase in Los Angeles. Soon afterwards, Finkelstein took a call from WSVN Channel 7 News asking him to provide commentary on the preliminary court hearing. Finkelstein wound up covering the “trial of the century” gavel to gavel. “Unlike other analysts who gave their opinions, I talked about the strategies both sides were using and trusted the viewers to make up their own minds about this deeply traumatic case.” After that extended trial coverage, Finkelstein became an on-air legal analyst for the Fox news station, has provided ongoing commentary during the Oklahoma bombing trials, the President Clinton impeachment proceedings, the Terry Schiavo right to die case and the Michael Jackson child molestation case. For the past 19 years, Finkelstein has also been the star of “Help Me Howard,” a consumer advocacy show produced by

Patrick Fraser that airs regularly on Channel 7. “I am very proud of how we’ve been able to help people in the middle class solve their problems,” he said. “As a public defender, I represent the poor, and with this show I get to harness the power of television to help everyday people with the problems in life.” Finkelstein said one of the finest moments of his life was being able to help Broward waitress Margaret Daigle, who needed a liver transplant but couldn’t afford the procedure. “When Patrick and I investigated, we found that a county commissioner’s son had quietly received a liver transplant at Broward General Medical Center when poor patients had been turned down,” he said. “As a result of our reporting, Margaret got her liver transplant. Because of her, the poor people of Broward who need a transplant now have an equal chance for a longer life.”

“As a public defender, I represent the poor, and with this show I get to harness the power of television to help everyday people with the problems in life.”

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KATHERINE FERNANDEZ RUNDLE: IMPROVING THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

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THROUGHOUT HER CAREER, Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been a leader in improving Miami-Dade County’s criminal justice system. “I am a strong believer in transformative change,” said Rundle, who has served as Miami-Dade state attorney since 1993. “Through the years, our office has become a role model in the handling of domestic violence cases, in juvenile justice diversion programs and in using civil citations for minor crimes.” Today, Rundle leads about 300 lawyers and 700 support staff at the largest prosecutor’s office in Florida and the fourth largest in the U.S. Along with her work for criminal justice reform, Rundle has personally presented hundreds of murder and capital cases to the Miami-Dade County Grand Jury. She also helped write the Florida Punishment Code, which allowed judges to issue stronger sentences for heinous crimes, and led a successful effort to pass a state constitutional amendment to give local governments the right to insure that gun sales at gun shows do not fall into the hands of criminals and juveniles. While the felony caseload for the state attorney’s office has fallen in the past decade, each case is more complicated, according to Rundle. “We have one of the nation’s best criminal defense bars and public defender’s offices right here in Miami,” she said. “The stakes are always high, particularly with charges involving minimum mandatory sentences.” But Rundle has focused much of her time on improving the way the justice system treats juvenile offenders. “Our office strives to create a safer place to live, work and raise our families,” said Rundle, who has twin sons Evan and Justin. She helped create Miami-Dade’s Juvenile Assessment Center and the Truancy Intervention Program (TIP), which brought


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prosecutors and school administrators together in the effort to prevent crime and further a child’s education. “We want to identify risky behavior at an early stage and provide educational supportive services so young adults can have better opportunities in life,” she said. LIFE IN THE CUBAN EXILE COMMUNITY Rundle’s father Carlos was an attorney in Cuba who was forced to leave for Miami in the mid-1950s. While studying at the University of Miami to pass the Florida Bar, he met Rundle’s mother Marie Lou, who had moved south from Chicago. “As the oldest of four children, I watched my mother struggle while my father slowly built a law practice here,” she said. “When the Cuban exodus occurred after Fidel Castro’s takeover, my father would help other members of the exile community rebuild their lives. Seeing him provide that assistance inspired me to become a lawyer myself.” Eventually, Carlos Fernandez became the first Cuban-American judge in Miami and possibly the USA, while Marie Lou earned a degree in early childhood education and went into teaching. In turn, Rundle earned a bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in political science in 1973 from the University of Miami. The next year, Rundle was introduced to the University of Cambridge Law School while on a family vacation to England. She wound up earning a post-graduate degree in criminology and her law degree from Cambridge before returning home to Miami. “I had been involved in international law issues, and my goal was to go to The Hague to help address human rights violations around the world,” she said. “Instead, my father suggested I spend the summer working for State Attorney Richard Gerstein. I felt very connected with the mission of the office, took a full-time job, and have stayed there since then.” DEALING WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE In the State Attorney’s Office, Rundle found

she could focus on human rights violations that occurred in families, rather than between nations. “At that time, domestic violence was seen as a private family matter. “I remember filing an attempted first-degree murder charge against a husband who shot at his wife,” she said. “The judge told me as he dismissed the case, ‘He missed, so why don’t you go over to family court.’ That was not an uncommon attitude in those days.” With the urging of Janet Reno, who served as State Attorney from 1978 to 1993, Rundle quickly became a leader in changing attitudes in regard to the seriousness of domestic violence against women. “Along with isolating the abusers, you have to address a large number of social and economic issues,” she said. “We went out and did the research, and started building partnerships in the community.” In 1986, she established Florida’s first Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit, which became a national role model. In a Miami Herald tribute to Reno, who died November 7, Rundle said, “Janet helped redefine how we view crime. When she took the plight of crime victims seriously, helping lead the cause of victims’ rights in Florida, some thought she was interfering in the court process. When Janet pushed her concern for the child victims of sexual abuse, some felt such crimes were fiction. Today, we take these important advances for granted, locally and nationally.” Along with her mentor, Rundle has worked hard to improve conditions for families and children. Reno originally opened the only Child Support Enforcement Office in Florida that was overseen by the prosecutor’s office. Rundle added to that legacy by helping pass legislation that added support orders to the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC). This made every traffic stop in Florida an opportunity to provide needy children with their courtordered support. “Enforcing the collection of child support payments for custodial parents is a very important step for long-term prevention of violence,” she said. In the 11 months of the current federal fiscal year, Rundle’s office collected about $166 million in child

support due. “We handle upwards of 75,000 support cases a year, and that’s a large percentage of our workload,” she said. Rundle also took her proactive approach to crime prevention into some of Miami-Dade’s poorest neighborhoods, taking slumlords to court for serious housing code violations. “When you have families living in squalid, rodent-infested apartments behind a chain-link fence in a property without a playground, you foster a lifestyle that tolerates beating each other up and where hope can easily evaporate,” she said. “We have to clean up those conditions so these parents and kids can live safely and have a chance at a better life.” RECOGNIZED FOR LEADERSHIP During her 35-plus years in the state attorney’s office, Rundle has received dozens of awards and honors for her contributions to in the legal profession and the South Florida community. For example, she has been a member of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) since 1977 and served as its first female president in 1991-92. In the past year alone, Rundle received CABA’s “Presidential Award,” the “Elected Official of the Year” Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Miami-Dade Chapter; and the “Women Making History Award” from the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter. In 2015, she was appointed Ambassador to Human Rights First Campaign to Disrupt Business of Modern Slavery as a result of her successes in combatting human trafficking and was honored by The Women’s Fund, MiamiDade County. Now, Rundle is building on her office’s past accomplishments to continue transforming Miami-Dade justice system. “We need to provide effective support and assistance for criminals who have served their sentences to re-enter society,” she said. “We keep them isolated in prison, with very little in terms of rehabilitation services. Then we release them on probation and tell them to be good. We need to find a better model for those individuals, their families and our communities.” SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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CARLOS J. MARTINEZ: FIGHTING FOR EQUAL JUSTICE CARLOS J. MARTINEZ SAYS there is a huge difference in the way rich and poor defendants are treated in misdemeanor cases. “All too often, an initial arrest is the start of a downward cycle for the poor,” said Martinez, who has served as Miami-Dade public defender since 2009. In Miami-Dade, a person arrested for a misdemeanor is typically asked to post a $500 or $1,000 bond, according to Martinez. “That’s not a problem for someone with a credit card or family members who have the resources to pay the bondsman,” he said. “Otherwise, the individual stays in custody overnight. Then, the defendant faces pressure to plead guilty in exchange for a sentence of ‘time served’ that lets him get back to work. But if that person is arrested again in the future, he is considered a repeat offender and is treated harshly by the legal system.” Martinez says the problem is often compounded by lack of access to legal counsel. “If the prosecutors don’t seek jail time, judges interpret it as the arrested individual doesn’t have the right to a public defender,” he said. On the other hand, a defendant who hires a private attorney could go to trial and have arguments made to dismiss the case, Martinez said. “Our current system is simply unfair to the poor.” FOCUSING ON PREVENTION Martinez says socio-economic issues like poverty, lack of education, difficulty in getting a job and mental health problems often precede an arrest – particularly in Miami-Dade County, whose poverty rate of 9.2 percent is the highest in the state. Even before becoming the nation’s first 34

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elected Cuban-American public defender eight years ago, Martinez has tried to keep young adults out of the criminal justice system and find alternative solutions for first offenders. “There are some terrible consequences if you get arrested and charged for relatively minor misbehavior,” he said. “For example, if you try to rent an apartment through a management company and have a criminal history, you won’t get it. If you apply for a job that requires a background check, you won’t get it.” Martinez’ volunteer initiatives include “Play It Smart,” which teaches young people how to interact with law enforcement officers; and “Consequences Aren’t Minor,” which educates teenagers and adults about the consequences of illegal behaviors and arrests. His Juvenile Justice CPR (“Charting a Path to Redemption”) is a legal reform initiative designed to help troubled kids achieve the American dream. “I would like to see more misdemeanors turned into civil cases, especially charges for driving with a suspended license,” Martinez said. “That’s a financial issue, not a criminal offense. Why don’t we put programs in place to help our residents pay their obligations, such as putting time into community service, rather than add to their legal burdens.” Martinez adds that the civil citation process has worked well for MiamiDade juveniles who get into fights or are apprehended for misdemeanors on school properties. “That has helped address the unequal treatment of minority children,” he said.

RISING FROM POVERTY A native of Cuba, Martinez arrived in Miami on a 1969 Freedom Flight. He learned the importance of hard work at an early age, as he would mop floors at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Little Havana, where his father Celedonio worked as a maintenance man and his mother Yara was the church’s receptionist. Martinez credits his parents for his passion for social justice and for helping the poor. “By serving as public defender, I’m honoring my mother and father’s values and the sacrifices they made for us to live and prosper in a free country,” he said. Martinez also credits the church’s Father John Hanrahan for inspiring him to consider a career in law. “As an altar boy at the church in the 1970s, I would ride with Father John to the offices of Channel 10, which would televise a mass,” he said. “I would be asking Father John questions the whole time, and he told me I should definitely think about becoming a lawyer.” At the age of 16 while still in high school, Martinez was hired as a car wash attendant at a Miami Exxon station. Within three years, he was managing six gas stations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, working full-time to pay for his undergraduate college education. Martinez attended Miami Dade College and graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He then enrolled at the University of Miami School of Law, earning his juris doctor in 1990. While in law school, Martinez began working for the public defender’s office by


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“This is known as a trial office, and we give our new attorneys plenty of training and experience in the courtroom.”

accident — literally. “I was on my way to school for my summer placement, but was delayed by a car accident in front of me. Because I was late, my professor assigned me a project on how people in custody with HIV/AIDS were treated. That changed my trajectory from corporate to criminal law.” Martinez would end up interning six semesters at the Dade public defender’s office, and stayed on after passing the bar. Several years later, he left to become a deputy public defender in Bellingham, Washington, but returned the next year. “That was a wonderful experience for me, but it was way too quiet compared with Miami,” he said. In his fifth year with the public defender’s office, Martinez moved into an administrative role, and became a leader in state and national juvenile justice initiatives, including The Florida Bar’s Commission on the Legal Needs of Children, the Supreme Court of Florida Steering Committee on Drug Courts, and the National Institute of Corrections’ National Advisory Committee on Evidence Based Decision Making for Local Criminal Justice Systems. In 2006, he received the Florida Public Defender Association’s prestigious Craig Stewart Barnard Award for Outstanding Service — one of many awards and honors for his service. More recently, Martinez contributed a chapter on helping adolescents succeed for “A New Juvenile Justice System — Total Reform for a Broken System,” a book published in 2015 by New York University Press. LEADING THE TEAM Today, Martinez leads an office of 200 attorneys and 200 support staff who handle about 75,000 cases a year. “We recruit throughout the country, and have no

problem getting excellent lawyers,” Martinez said. “This is known as a trial office, and we give our new attorneys plenty of training and experience in the courtroom.” During the state’s budget crisis from 2008-2010, Martinez also recruited pro bono lawyers from Miami’s private law firms. “We appreciate the way the MiamiDade legal community rallied around our office and provided assistance in that time of need,” he said. While the felony caseload has fallen in recent years, Martinez’ team still averages more than 50 felony depositions a day and

handles 200,000 phone calls a year. “We are in touch with family members, witnesses, the state attorney’s office and the courts regarding our cases,” Martinez said. “We also answer many questions from MiamiDade residents asking about our services and if they qualify for a public defender.” Reflecting on his career, Martinez said, “As a child, I would see families coming to our church in need of food, clothing and housing. As a public defender, I bring that same spirit to our office, where we help people who are less fortunate and whose freedom is in jeopardy.” SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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DAVID ARONBERG: A CAREER OF SERVICE DAVID ARONBERG HAS HANDLED his share of notable cases as Palm Beach state attorney. But none have captured national attention like the criminal charge of Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski last April. Lewandowski was charged with battery after being accused of grabbing Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields at a campaign rally. ‘This was one of the most high-profile misdemeanors in history,” said Aronberg, a Democrat who served as a state senator and assistant attorney general before being elected state attorney in 2012. After carefully studying the Jupiter police’s file on the Lewandowski case and conducting an independent review, Aronberg decided not to proceed. “While the evidence in this case is legally sufficient for the police to charge Mr. Lewandowski, it is not strong enough to meet the burden of a reasonable likelihood of a conviction,” Aronberg said at a press conference announcing his decision. He added that politics played no role in how his office approached the case. As Palm Beach state attorney leading a team of 120 prosecutors and 220 professional staff in five offices, Aronberg has followed a similar approach to felonies as well as misdemeanors. “We review each case before filing charges, drop the weak ones so we can focus on the stronger cases,” he said. “That is the best use of our limited resources, and it is better for defendants who are released without getting a criminal record.” Aronberg ‘s leadership has led to a significant increase in conviction rates for both felonies and misdemeanors, a decrease in the number of juveniles charged in adult courts, and greater coordination with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. “I love this job because we can 36

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“I’m proud that we have the largest and the most diverse law firm in Palm Beach County with a high percentage of women and minority attorneys.” deliver justice every day,” he said. “We are independent of political pressures and our relationships in the criminal justice system have never been better.” ENTERING PUBLIC SERVICE As a child in Miami, Aronberg idolized his grandfather Daniel Golden, who was a lawyer from New York. “That’s how I became interested in the law as a profession,” he said. “I also watched every episode of ‘LA Law’ to see how to present a case to a jury. “I also have a love of politics and public service, and I though a career in law would be a natural fit.” Aronberg attended public schools in Miami before going on to graduate with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. After earning his juris doctor, he joined Steel Hector and Davis, but as a young associate in a large firm, he spent far more time in the law library than the courtroom. However, the firm loaned Aronberg to Bill Nelson, who was then Florida’s insurance commissioner, to investigate European insurance companies that refused to honor World War II-era policies sold to victims of the Holocaust. “This was the largest consumer fraud in the history of the world, so it was hard for me to go back to bill hours in a private law firm,” he said. Instead, Aronberg joined the Florida Attorney General’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, working in the Economic Crimes Division. “I wanted to get to a courtroom quickly, so I took a pay cut,” he said. “But it was worth every penny because of the experience I gained.” In 2000, Aronberg was chosen to be one of 15 White House Fellows from across the country. In this non-partisan position, he served in two presidential administrations as a special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury working on international money laundering cases, including the laundering of terrorist assets. Two years later, Aronberg was elected to the state Senate in a district that ran

from West Palm Beach to Fort Myers. He was its youngest member at the time. Aronberg was reelected in 2004 and again in 2008, and served until 2010. “In Tallahassee, I focused on criminal justice and consumer protection issues,” said Aronberg, who was chair of the Senate’s Port Security and Military and Veterans Affairs Committees. “I was able to work well with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle,” he added. In the Legislature, Aronberg was a leader in passing new laws regarding opioid abuse, identity theft and port security. He also received national attention for his work to close loopholes in the state’s sex offender laws, such as eliminating the statute of limitations in child molestation cases. Aronberg ran for Florida attorney general in 2010, but lost to Dan Gelber in the Democratic primary. After Republican Pam Biondi was elected, she hired Aronberg as a special prosecutor for prescription drug trafficking. In his role as the attorney general’s “Drug Czar,” Aronberg led an “anti-pill mill” initiative that helped clean up the pain clinic industry and reduced the number of people dying from oxycodone abuse. LEADING THE PALM BEACH OFFICE Since becoming state attorney in 2012, Aronberg has expanded Palm Beach County’s drug and veterans courts, which focus on rehabilitation rather than incarceration. He has also created innovative diversion programs for first-time DUI and domestic violence offenders. “Our first-time DUI offender program is the only program of its kind endorsed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and has a success rate approaching 99 percent,” he said. Aronberg has also been successful in staffing the office with talented young attorneys, and enhancing the training program. “I’m proud that we have the largest and the most diverse law firm in Palm Beach

County with a high percentage of women and minority attorneys,” he said. “But our biggest challenge continues to be retaining skilled attorneys after they’ve been here for three to five years.” As part of the “team spirit” in the office, Aronberg has personally handled first appearances, hearings and trials, and works Christmas day so his first appearance prosecutors can spend the holiday with their families.. To unwind from his courtroom responsibilities, Aronberg enjoys working out at his Crossfit gym and spending time with his wife Lynn and their basset hound Cookie. “Our focus in the office continues to be prosecuting violent crimes and career criminals,” he said. “At the same time, we want to keep building our diversion programs to help non-violent young people stay out of the criminal justice system.” Drawing on his experience in prosecuting the state’s pill mills, Aronberg is now leading a task force that’s taking on the abuses in the “sober home” industry – the rehabilitation centers and residential programs for recovering addicts. In October, law enforcement officials raided Whole Life Recovery, a Boynton Beach treatment center, and arrested its owner and manager on multiple counts of patient brokering, a third-degree felony. The owner is accused of allegedly paying a finder’s fee for every addict with medical insurance who was referred to the facility. “This is a major first step,” Aronberg said at a news conference with officials from the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Florida Division of Insurance Fraud, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police chiefs and officers. “We’re going to hold those accountable who have destroyed lives so needlessly,” he added. Looking ahead, Aronberg says more laws are needed to protect Florida residents from abuses in the drug treatment industry. “It will take a united statewide effort,” he said. “But we need to get ahead of the curve to address this growing statewide problem. SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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CAREY HAUGHWOUT: OPPOSING THE DEATH PENALTY CAREY HAUGHWOUT IS AN outspoken opponent of Florida’s death penalty. “I firmly believe the courts should say this form of punishment is not right and change the law,” she said. “However, I have seen differences in how the courts rule in death penalty litigation, and it’s encouraging that change is possible.” As Palm Beach County’s public defender, Haughwout has handled a wide range of cases, and is still in touch with clients she represented decades ago. In recent years, she has specialized in Florida death penalty litigation, including Hurst v. Florida, a 1998 murder case that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 after years of trials, sentencing hearings and appeals. In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court applied the rule in the 2002 Ring v. Arizona case, holding that the Sixth Amendment requires a jury to find the aggravating factors necessary for imposing the death penalty. In accordance with Florida’s 2013 statute, which updated the state’s capital punishment process, the jury made recommendations but the judge decided the facts. In a concurring opinion in the Hurst case, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said he believes that having a single government official impose the death penalty, instead of a jury, violates the Eighth Amendment. In October, the Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-2 that a death sentence must be issued by a unanimous jury. The court also granted Hurst a new sentencing hearing. Noting that Florida currently has approximately 400 inmates on death row, Haughwout said, “Many of the executions of the past would not have been carried out 38

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under today’s laws,” she said. “I am hopeful that trend continues until our society can move past the death penalty as a form of punishment.” APPLYING THE LAW TO CHANGE SOCIETY Born in Pennsylvania, Haughwout moved to Martin County in high school. In 1979, she earned a degree in economics and sociology from New College in Sarasota, followed by her juris doctor with high honors from Florida State University College of Law in 1983. “I initially thought about a career in law enforcement, and then became interested in becoming an attorney to help change society,” she said. “I asked myself some big questions, like whether social attitudes change the law or do the laws change people’s attitudes? Clearly, on issues like segregation and civil rights the legal changes came first.” In law school, Haughwout also studied the nation’s penal system to see whether the current crime and punishment approach was effective. “I found that the answer was no,” she said. “Prisons are called correctional facilities, but little is done to rehabilitate inmates before release. It was also clear to me that the death penalty did nothing to deter crime and should be abolished.” Haughwout started her legal career as an associate with a Tallahassee trial firm, building a practice that included criminal defense work. “I saw that many clients would not hire a woman to represent them in court, so I looked at my options and joined the public defender’s office in Tallahassee in 1985.

Two years later, she moved to West Palm Beach with her husband John Tierney and served as an assistant public defender until 1990, gaining experience in handling misdemeanor, felony and capital cases. She then went into private practice with her husband for a decade. On the personal side, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their family dogs, as well as horse riding, sport fishing and traveling. During the 1990s, Haughwout’s deep commitment to her clients and the Palm Beach County community was recognized several times. Governor Lawton Chiles’ appointed her to the Domestic Violence Clemency Panel from 1995-1998 and she was named to the Special Advisory Committee on Minimum Standards of Competency for Counsel in Capital Cases. She also received the 1994 Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award for Criminal Law service and the 2001 Pro Bono Homeless Advocacy Award. ENTERING THE PUBLIC SECTOR In 2001, Haughwout left her practice and was elected Palm Beach public defender. “I have seen both the private and the public side of criminal defense work,” she said. “There is more flexibility on the non-government side, since you can make decisions in a case more quickly. But a public defender’s office has great trial and appellate lawyers who quickly gain courtroom experience. I’m particularly proud of our younger attorneys who bring in new ideas and help us elevate our defense practice.” Currently, the West Palm Beach office has about 100 attorneys and an equal number of support staff, including full-


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“Prisons are called correctional facilities, but little is done to rehabilitate inmates before release.”

time investigators. “Many of our clients don’t understand the benefits of having those resources in place on their behalf,” Haughwout said. “If you’re well off, have the financial resources to hire an experienced private defense lawyer, and if you are poor, the court will appoint someone from our office. But it can be very difficult for our middle-class citizens, who don’t qualify for our legal assistance, to hire a criminal defense lawyer and pay the fees needed to prepare a case. Things can get pretty rough for them.” While Haughwout is not comfortable with private firms representing indigent clients on a pro bono basis, she does accept offers for private attorneys to sit as second chair in trial cases for their own training and certification. “We appreciate their assistance,” she said. “However, we are ultimately responsible for representing our clients.” Haughwout said the volume of criminal cases has slowly declined in the past six years. “Maybe at some point, that decrease will lead to adequate funding, because that has never been the case during my 16-year tenure,” she said. “There are just so many demands on our budget every year.” TOO MUCH CRIMINALIZATION One reason public defenders’ cases are more demanding is the application of mandatory sentences and the over-criminalization of many issues in Florida, according to Haughwout. Because the penalties for many crimes are steep, her public defenders spend more time digging into their cases in search of the facts.

Like other public defenders and state attorneys, Haughwout sees an unequal application of justice between white and black defendants, as well as between the rich and poor. To take just one example, a poor working-class defendant may not be able to post bond after arrest. “That can lead to the loss of a job and strain relations a spouse and children,” she said. “It also means that judges and jurors see that defendant not as someone accused of a crime but as someone who is already in jail.” While Haughwout believes the nation

has made significant progress toward racial equality in recent decades, there is still a long way to go. “The big problem with our criminal justice system today is a defendant’s prior history, which affects court rulings, jury verdicts and sentencing decisions,” she said. ““Unfortunately, many black defendants have that history because they were subjected to unequal justice at the start. We need to address this issue affirmatively. Even if we were able to achieve a color-blind system of justice today, that would not correct the racial disparities of the past.” SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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TOP LAWYERS Methodology: Since our first issue, South Florida Legal Guide has set the standard for the definitive list of “Top Lawyers� in the region. Our Top Lawyers are nominated by their peers, have extensive experience and a distinguished record of achievement. For each Top Lawyer, we have listed one or two practice areas (cross-referenced in our Guide to Practice Areas). We urge you to contact our Top Lawyers to request further information about their credentials, experience and practice areas.


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AARON, WILLIAM Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Environmental Litigation William Aaron, P.A. 3006 Aviation Ave., Suite 4B Coconut Grove, FL 33133 305-371-5800

ADAMSKY, STEVEN R. Trial Practice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Defense Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A. 1200 Weston Rd., PH Weston, FL 33326 954-335-1010

ABADIN, RAMON A. Civil Litigation Sedgwick LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1500 Miami, FL 33131 305-670-4777

ADLER, BRIAN S. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning, Environmental Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580

ABATE, MARIA E. Insurance Litigation - Defense, Civil Rights Colodny Fass, P.A. 1401 NW 136th Ave., Suite 200 Sunrise, FL 33323 954-492-4010

AIELLO, PAUL Corporate and Business Litigation Bennett Aiello 25 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 808 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-9011

ABBOTT, ELIOT C. Corporate and Business, Real Estate Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 4th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-358-7747

ALBERT, JR., RONALD Corporate and Business, Securities Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3443

ABEL, JONATHAN C. Medical Malpractice - Defense, Product Liability - Defense Conroy Simberg 3440 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Floor Hollywood, FL 33021 954-961-1400

ALBRIGHT, MARK AARON Corporate and Business, Technology Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. 200 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-566-7117

ABRAMOWITZ, RICHARD Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead, P.A. 7800 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 101 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351 954-628-5562

ALDERMAN, JASON R. Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) The Alderman Law Firm 9999 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 211 Miami Shores, FL 33138 305-200-5473

ACEBO, HUGO E. Family and Marital Bluestein and Wayne, P.A. 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 770 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-859-9200

ALEXANDER, BRUCE G. Construction - Mediation and Arbitration Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell 515 N. Flagler Dr., 20th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-5900

ACKERMAN, DAVID P. Corporate and Business Litigation, Professional Liability - Defense Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 800E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-838-4100

ALEXANDER, LARRY B. Real Estate, Finance Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000

ACOSTA, JULIO C. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Insurance Litigation - Plaintiff Acosta Law Firm 301 Almeria Ave., Suite 100 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-858-8880 ADAIR, PERRY M. Commercial and Business Litigation, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. 121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-262-4433 ADAMS, LAURIE J. Civil Litigation Kubicki Draper 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1800 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-640-0303

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ALEXANDER, SCOTT D. Civil Rights, Government Johnson, Anselmo, Murdoch, Burke, Piper & Hochman, P.A. 2455 E. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-463-0100 ALLEN, JR., ROBERT N. Corporate and Business, Commercial Transactions Robert Allen Law 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-372-3300 ALLEN, RICHARD L. Corporate and Business Litigation, Appellate Solowsky & Allen, P.L. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 915 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-2223

ALONSO, CRISTINA Appellate Alonso Appeals 15757 Pines Blvd., Suite 222 Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 954-667-8675 ALONSO, FERNANDO C. Corporate and Business, Securities Hunton & Williams LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-810-2500 ALVAREZ, CESAR L. Capital Markets, Corporate and Business Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500 ALVAREZ-FARRE, EMILIO J. Corporate and Business, Securities Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500 AMADUCCI-ADAMS, SUZANNE M. Real Estate Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580 AMES, STUART D. Corporate and Business, Commercial Finance Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200 AMRON, BRETT MICHAEL Corporate and Business Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation Bast Amron LLP 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-7904 AMSEL, ROBERT G. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Forfeitures Ross, Amsel, Raben & Nascimento, PLLC 2250 SW 3rd Ave., 4th Floor Miami, FL 33129 305-858-9550 ANDERSON, ANDREW W. Admiralty and Maritime Chartwell Law Offices, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33131 305-372-9044 ANGELO, THOMAS P. Corporate and Business, Commercial Litigation Angelo & Banta, P.A. 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 850 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-766-9930 ANGONES, FRANK R. Insurance Litigation - Defense, Civil Litigation Angones, McClure & Garcia, P.A. 44 W. Flagler St., 8th Floor Miami, FL 33130 305-371-5000 ANTONELLI, MARK R. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Defense, Premise Liability - Defense Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & Dimatteo 420 S. Dixie Hwy., 3rd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-667-0223


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ARCHAMBAULT, LOUIS P. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Arnstein & Lehr LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3600 Miami, FL 33131 305-428-4500

ATKINSON, III, WILSON C. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Tripp Scott 110 SE 6th St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-7500

BABBITT, THEODORE Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Babbitt Johnson, P.A. 1641 Worthington Rd., Suite 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-684-2500

ARNHOLS, WILLIAM C. Corporate and Business, Banking Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

ATKINSON, JOHN BOND Insurance Litigation - Defense Atkinson & Brownell, P.A. 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3750 Miami, FL 33131 305-376-8840

BACHI, DANIEL M. Trial Practice Sellars, Marion & Bachi, P.A. 811 N. Olive Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-8111

ARONOVITZ, TOD Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Aronovitz Law 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3700 Miami, FL 33131 305-372-2772

AUSLANDER, DAVID S. Product Liability - Defense Nemiroff & Auslander, P.A. 777 Brickell Ave., Suite 400 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-9747

BADER, GREGORY K. Banking, Securities Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-2000

ARONSON, DANIEL H. Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500

AVILA, ALCIDES I. Banking, International Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., PH 1225 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-779-3560

BAENA, SCOTT L. Bankruptcy Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580

ARRASTIA, JR., JOHN Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

AWNER, JONATHAN L. Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

BAKER, ELIZABETH S. Family and Marital Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 4th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-358-7747

ASTIGARRAGA, JOSE I. International Litigation Astigarraga Davis 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., 9th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-372-8282

AXELROD, ALAN D. Corporate and Business, Securities Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE HONOREES. DAVID OSCAR MARKUS MONA E. MARKUS A. MARGOT MOSS LAUREN I. DOYLE

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BAKER-EGOZI, DEBORAH Real Estate - Litigation Greenspoon Marder Law 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3600 Miami, FL 33131 888-491-1120

BARZEE, WILLIAM R. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Barzee Flores, LLC 40 NW 3rd St., PH 1 Miami, FL 33128 305-374-3998

BEASLEY, JR., JAMES W. Corporate and Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Beasley Kramer & Galardi, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-835-0900

BALDWIN, GREGORY A. Corporate and Business Litigation Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

BASEMAN, ALAN H. Corporate and Business Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP 3801 PGA Blvd., Suite 604 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-626-2101

BEATON, JR., MARCOS Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1300 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6421

BALLMAN, DONNA M. Labor and Employment - Plaintiff Donna M. Ballman, P.A. 5001 S. University Dr., Suite G Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328 954-680-6300

BASKIES, JEFFREY A. Trust and Estate Planning Katz Baskies & Wolf, PLLC 2255 Glades Rd., Suite 240-W Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-910-5700

BECERRA, ROBERT J. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Becerra Law, P.A. 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-375-0112

BANDER, MICHAEL A. Immigration Bander Law Firm PLLC 174 NE 96th St. Miami, FL 33138 305-358-5800

BASS, HILARIE Corporate and Business Litigation Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0745

BECKER, ALAN S. Civil Litigation, Government Relations Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. 1 E. Broward Blvd., 18th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-987-7550

BANTA, GAVIN S. Real Estate, Finance Angelo & Banta, P.A. 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 850 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-766-9930

BASS, JEFFREY S. Corporate and Business Litigation, Appellate Shubin & Bass, P.A. 46 SW 1st St., 3rd Floor Miami, FL 33130 305-381-6060

BELL, RODNEY H. Corporate and Business Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

BARFIELD, BRETT A. Corporate and Business Litigation Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

BASSMAN, SCOTT A. Civil Litigation Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. 110 SE 6th St., Suite 2700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-703-3700

BELLAS, PETER W. Litigation Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

BARKETT, JOHN M. Environmental Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-5171

BAST, JEFFREY P. Bankruptcy Bast Amron LLP 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-7904

BELLIDO, NELSON C. Corporate and Business Litigation Roig Lawyers 44 W. Flagler St., Suite 2100 Miami, FL 33130 305-405-0997

BARKUS, DAVID A. Corporate and Business, Securities Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

BATTISTA, PAUL J. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

BELLUS, CARYN L. Appellate, Insurance Kubicki Draper 25 W. Flagler St., PH Miami, FL 33130 305-374-1212

BARKUS, LORI Family and Marital Barkus Law 4010 Sheridan St. Hollywood, FL 33021 954-349-7988

BAUMBERGER, CHARLES H. Medical Malpractice, Product Liability - Plaintiff Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. 9155 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33156 305-373-0708

BARNHART, F. GREGORY Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300

BAUMBERGER, PETER S. Professional Liability - Defense, Corporate and Business Litigation Kubicki Draper 25 W. Flagler St., PH Miami, FL 33130 305-982-6774

BENNETT, MICHAEL P. Corporate and Business Litigation, Real Estate - Litigation Bennett Aiello 25 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 808 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-9011

BARQUET, ROY J. Immigration, Labor and Employment Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-482-8400

BAUROTH, ROBERT C. Aviation, Professional Liability - Defense Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-847-4800

BERCUSON, DAVID Entertainment and Sports David Bercuson, P.A. 8950 SW 74th Ct., Suite 1813 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-0018

BARSKI, KATHERINE Trust and Estate Planning Doane & Doane, P.A. 2000 PGA Blvd., Suite 4410 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 561-656-0200

BAXTER, MICHAEL V.M. Medical Malpractice - Defense Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A. 1615 Forum Place, Suite 4D West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-689-8180

BERG, CHARLES L. Probate and Guardianship, Trust and Estate Planning Berg, Ettelman & Berg, P.A. 555 NE 15th St., PHA Miami, FL 33132 305-379-1414

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BERGER, JAMES L. Real Estate Berger Singerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-9900

BERMAN, RICHARD E. Corporate and Business Litigation Blank Rome LLP 500 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 2100 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-512-1800

BEZOLD, RICHARD Real Estate Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

BERGER, MITCHELL W. Corporate and Business Litigation Berger Singerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-9900

BERNHARDT, PETER M. Corporate and Business Litigation, Entertainment and Sports McDonald Hopkins LLC 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 300 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-472-2121

BIANCHI, DAVID W. Trial Practice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi and Cain, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 3000 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6644

BERLIN, HOWARD J. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500 BERMAN, ANDREW S. Appellate, Corporate and Business Litigation Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. 1001 Brickell Ave., Suite 1704 Miami, FL 33131 305-377-2291 BERMAN, JILL NEXON Corporate and Business Litigation Rennert Vogel Mandler and Rodriguez, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 2900 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-4177

BERNSTEIN, ROGER A. Immigration Arnstein & Lehr LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3600 Miami, FL 33131 305-428-4500 BERRY, BRIDGET ANN Labor and Employment, Commercial and Business Litigation Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 300E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-650-7900 BESVINICK, LAURA Corporate and Business Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3100 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9300

BIDWELL, TALINA Corporate and Business Litigation Pike & Lustig, LLP 2465 Mercer Ave., Suite 204 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-855-7585 BIERMAN, MITCHELL A. Government Relations, Litigation Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-854-0800 BILZIN, BRIAN L. Real Estate Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580

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WALTER A. REYNOSO, P.A. C R I M I N A L DE FE NS E - S TA TE A ND FE DE RA L

Walter A. Reynoso is proud to be recognized as a Top Attorney in the 2017 Edition of the South Florida Legal Guide and would like to congratulate the other nominees. To find out more about our AV rated law firm, please visit our website at: www.lawreynoso.com and learn more about our qualifications and excellence over the years in representing the needs of clients on: Federal Investigations • Drug Cases • Bonds/Custody Release Hearings • DUI/ Juvenile Offenses Computer Cyber Crimes • Money Laundering Offenses • Sexual Offenses ­­­­The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

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BLACK, MELVIN S. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Melvin S. Black, P.A. 2829 Bird Ave., Suite 5-307 Miami, FL 33133 305-443-1600

BOHRER, SANFORD L. Corporate and Business Litigation, Media Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

BOYETT, CHRISTOPHER W. Trust and Estate Planning Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

BLACK, ROY Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Civil Litigation Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1300 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6421

BOLAÑOS, JR., JOSÉ A. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Bolaños Truxton, P.A. 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 950 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-567-0424

BOYLE, CONRAD J. Real Estate, Commercial Finance Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A 100 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-467-2200

BLANCO, LEYZA F. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-416-6880

BOLTON, JOSEPH D. Real Estate Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300

BRAMNICK, JAMES S. Labor and Employment Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

BLECKE, JAMES C. Appellate, Insurance The Haggard Law Firm 330 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-5700

BOLZ, III, HENRY H. Admiralty and Maritime Keller & Bolz 121 Majorca Ave., Suite 200 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-8500

BREIER, ROBERT G. Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax Breier, Seif, Silverman & Schermer, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1125 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-445-0707

BLOOM, KENNETH M. Tax Bloom & Minsker, P.L. 25 SE 2nd Ave., 8th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6800

BOULRIS, AMY BRIGHAM Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3500 Miami, FL 33131 305-376-6000

BLOOM, LEONARD H. Corporate and Business, Securities Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

BOWDEN, C. WADE Corporate and Business Litigation, Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 300E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-650-7922

BRIGGS, LAURIE J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300

BLOOM, MARK D. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500 BLUESTEIN, HAROLD Family and Marital Bluestein and Wayne, P.A. 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 770 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-859-9200 BLUM, W. BARRY Corporate and Business Litigation, Franchise Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300 BLUMBERG, EDWARD R. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Deutsch and Blumberg, P.A. 100 N. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2802 Miami, FL 33132 305-358-6329 BOGDAN, SUZANNE K. Labor and Employment Litigation, Education Fisher & Phillips, LLP 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-4800 BOGERT, JEFFREY F. Corporate and Business Litigation, Construction Litigation Bogert & Rembold, P.L. 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 500 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442- 9111

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BROCHIN, ROBERT M. Corporate and Business Litigation Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 5300 Miami, FL 33131 305-415-3000

BOWERS, DAVID E. Labor and Employment, Trust and Estate Planning Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000

BRODIE, JASON A. Family and Marital Brodie & Friedman, P.A. 1675 N. Military Trail, Suite 550 Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-392-5100

BOWLING, ROBERT C. Insurance Litigation - Defense Vernis & Bowling 1680 NE 135th St., 2nd Floor Miami, FL 33181 305-895-3035

BRODIE, STEVEN J. Corporate and Business Litigation, Insurance Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050

BOYER, APRIL Labor and Employment, Corporate and Business Litigation K&L Gates LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300

BRODSKY, RICHARD E. Securities - Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Business Litigation The Brodsky Law Firm 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 470 Coral Gables, FL 33146 786-220-3328

BOYER, ERIC W. Insurance Litigation - Defense Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., 4th Floor Miami, FL 33156 305-670-1101

BROGAN, JR., FRANCIS B. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-765-0500

BOYERS, ROBERT B. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Boyers Law Group 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., PH 1120 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-512-7600

BROOKS, JENNIFER P. Admiralty and Maritime Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP 150 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-3686 BROWN, BOWMAN International Banking, Corporate and Business Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300


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BROWN, GARY L. Real Estate Development, Finance Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. 4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 265-S Hollywood, FL 33021 954-894-8000 BROWN, GARY LOUIS Construction Litigation Arnstein & Lehr LLP 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-713-7615 BROWN, SCOTT N. Bankruptcy Bast Amron LLP 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-7904

BUSER, THOMAS E. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. 12 SE 7th St., Suite 801 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-8181 BUSH, KENNETH J. Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Kenneth J. Bush, P.A. 255 University Dr. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-443-3795

BUTLER, DANIELLE J. Admiralty and Maritime Luxury Law Group 909 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-745-0799 BUTTERWORTH, JR., ROBERT A. Government Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2250 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-703-3900

BUCKNER, DAVID M. Corporate and Business Litigation Buckner + Miles, P.A. 3350 Mary St. Miami, FL 33133 305-954-8003 BUCKNER, ROBIN S. Family and Marital Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan, Bradfute & Kohlman, P.A. 46 SW 1st St., Suite 200 Miami, FL 33130 305-679-9744 BUDNEY, JEROLD I. Media Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-765-0500 BUDWICK, MICHAEL S. Bankruptcy Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6363 BURACK, MARSHALL R. Corporate and Business, Healthcare Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1100 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-8858 BURKHALTER, LAWRENCE E. Product Liability - Defense Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 1500 Miami, FL 33133 305-455-9500 BURLINGTON, ROBERT K. Corporate and Business Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation Coffey Burlington 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1A Miami, FL 33133 305-858-2900 BURMAN, J. MICHAEL Corporate and Business Litigation Reid Burman Lebedeker 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 1160 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-7700

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CAIN, STEPHEN F. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi and Cain, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 3000 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6644

CARUANA, ALBERT G. Corporate and Business Litigation, Family and Marital Coffey Burlington 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1A Miami, FL 33133 305-858-2900

CALDERIN, JACQUELINE Bankruptcy Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin 501 Brickell Key Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33131 305-722-2002

CASEY, DANIEL A. Corporate and Business Litigation, Civil Litigation K&L Gates LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300

CAMPBELL, JR., WALTER G. “SKIP” Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. 12 SE 7th St., Suite 801 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-8181

CASEY, III, MICHAEL W. Labor and Employment - Management Duane Morris LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3400 Miami, FL 33131 305-960-2200

CANINO, CARLOS JUAN Litigation Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200 CARBALLO, JOSEPH A. Corporate and Business Litigation Carballo Law, P.A. 2355 Salzedo St., Suite 300 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-673-8300 CARDENAS, ALBERTO R. Government Squire Patton Boggs 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4700 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-7000 CARMAN, STEPHANIE L. Healthcare Litigation - Defense Hogan Lovells US LLP 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-459-6500 CARNEY, MICHAEL J. Civil Litigation Kubicki Draper 1 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-768-0011 CARRIUOLO, ANTHONY J. Corporate and Business Litigation Berger Singerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-9900 CARTER, FRANCIS L. Mediation Francis L. Carter, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 220 Miami, FL 33133 305-776-9143 CARTWRIGHT, KELLY-ANN Labor and Employment, Corporate and Business Litigation Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-7795

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CAULKINS, CHARLES S. Labor and Employment, Labor and Employment Litigation - Defense Fisher & Phillips, LLP 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-4800 CEREZO, FRANCISCO J. International Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions DLA Piper LLP (US) 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-423-8500 CESARANO, MARILYN J. W. Civil Litigation, Family and Marital Law Offices of Marilyn J. W. Cesarano, P.A. 9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 1450 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-1441 CESARANO, SHEILA MARIE Labor and Employment Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300

CHAPMAN, SCOTT B. Litigation, Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights The Chapman Law Firm 7200 W. Camino Real, Suite 102 Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-997-0449 CHARBONNEAU, ROBERT P. Business Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin 501 Brickell Key Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33131 305-722-2002 CHARDON, CARLOS J. Civil Litigation Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP 150 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-3686 CHASE, ALAN R. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Cohen, Chase, Hoffman & Schimmel, P.A. 11011 Sheridan St., Suite 113 Hollywood, FL 33026 305-670-0201 CHASKES, ROBERT I. Corporate and Business Litigation, Class Action - Defense Akerman LLP 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 W West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-653-5000 CHASSEN, JON C. Real Estate, Real Estate - Litigation Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580 CHAVES, RICHARD R. Construction Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell 515 N. Flagler Dr., 20th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-5900

CESTERO, JORGE M. Family and Marital Sasser, Cestero & Sasser, P. A. 1800 Australian Ave. S., Suite 203 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-689-4378

CHAVES, ROBERT A. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller, P.A. 2101 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 107 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-998-7847

CHACON, JR., RAUL J. Admiralty and Maritime Chartwell Law Offices, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33131 305-372-9044

CHESAL, MICHAEL B. Intellectual Property Peretz Chesal and Herrmann, PL 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3700 Miami, FL 33131 305-341-3000

CHAIET, DAVID S. Insurance Litigation - Defense Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. 4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 265-S Hollywood, FL 33021 954-894-8000

CHESKIN, MARK R. Corporate and Business Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation Hogan Lovells US LLP 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-459-6500

CHAMES, DEBORAH S. Family and Marital Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 27th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-379-9000 CHANE, JONATHAN C. Litigation, Product Liability - Defense Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, P.L. 2401 PGA Blvd., Suite 140 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-625-6260

CHOTINER, ADAM S. Labor and Employment Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A. 7777 Glades Rd., Suite 400 Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-477-7800 CHRISTIN, NICOLAS E. Trust and Estate Planning Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 800 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-3939


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CIKLIN, ALAN J. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell 515 N. Flagler Dr., 20th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-5900

COCHRAN, JR., CLARK J. Trial Practice, Government Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A. 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., 6th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-764-7150

CIMO, DAVID C. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

COFFEY, KENDALL Corporate and Business Litigation Coffey Burlington 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1A Miami, FL 33133 305-858-2900

CLARK, MARK W. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & LittkyRubin LLP 1919 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-899-2100

COFFEY, SCOTT M. Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions Squire Patton Boggs 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1900W West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-650-7200

CLARKE, MERCER K. “BUD” Product Liability - Defense, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Defense Clarke Silverglate P.A. 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-377-0700 CLEVELAND, BRYAN R. Civil Litigation Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. 312 Minorca Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-5565

COGLIANESE, MATTHEW P. Environmental Litigation Arnstein & Lehr LLP 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-833-9800 COHEN, GARY M. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A. 925 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 350 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-367-8666

COHEN, JAY Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Law Office of Jay Cohen, P.A. 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 1100 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-763-6939 COHEN, JEFFREY MICHAEL Corporate and Business Litigation, Insurance Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050 COHEN, LEWIS R. Banking, Commercial Finance Cohen Nicoleau PLLC 11900 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 806 Miami, FL 33181 305-722-5698 COHEN, LOREN H. Civil Rights, Civil Litigation Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A. 301 Arthur Godfrey Rd., PH Miami Beach, FL 33140 305-358-0050 COLE, JAMIE A. Government Litigation, Corporate and Business Litigation Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1900 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-4242

Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A. is honored to be recognized as a “Top Law Firm” for the sixteenth consecutive year and proudly congratulate our attorneys who were selected as “Top Lawyers” and a “Top Up & Comer*” in the 2017 Edition of the South Florida Legal Guide.

Robert C. Bauroth Nicholas E. Christin Jason A. Glusman Frederick E. Hasty, III A. Scott Lundeen Leslie A. McCormick Jackson F. McCoy Constantine "Dean" Nickas Dennis M. O’Hara Adam W. Rhys J.J. “Spike” Wicker, II Vivianne A. Wicker H. Wayne Clark, Jr.*

With over 170 attorneys, we are a full-service trial firm that handles complex litigation for a broad variety of clients, ranging from multinational corporations to individuals. We strive to establish long-term relationships with our clients built upon a partnership of communication and trust. We achieve this objective by listening to our clients, understanding their businesses and developing legal solutions to best meet their individual needs. WWW.WICKERSMITH.COM Fort Lauderdale | Jacksonville | Melbourne | Miami | Naples | Orlando | Pensacola | Sarasota | Tampa | West Palm Beach SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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COLE, RICHARD P. Civil Litigation, Professional Liability - Defense Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. 9150 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33156 305-350-5300

CONTRERAS-MARTINEZ, CARMEN D. Corporate and Business Litigation Arnstein & Lehr LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3600 Miami, FL 33131 305-428-4500

CRAIG, TED C. Corporate and Business Litigation GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-416-6880

COLE, SCOTT A. Insurance Litigation - Defense Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. 9150 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33156 305-350-5300

COOK, KIMBERLY A. Medical Malpractice - Defense Sedgwick LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1500 Miami, FL 33131 305-670-4777

COLEMAN, GREGORY W. Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice - Defense Critton, Luttier & Coleman LLP 303 Banyan Blvd., Suite 400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-842-2820

COOPER, JUDE C. Commercial and Business Litigation Polenberg Cooper 1351 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy., Suite 101 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323 954-742-9995

CRITCHLOW, RICHARD H. Professional Liability - Defense, Corporate and Business Litigation Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-1000

COLEMAN, IRA J. Healthcare McDermott Will & Emery 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4500 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-3500 COLODNY, MICHAEL Government Relations, Insurance Colodny Fass, P.A. 1401 NW 136th Ave., Suite 200 Sunrise, FL 33323 954-492-4010 COLSON, DEAN C. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Colson Hicks Eidson 255 Alhambra Circle, PH Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-476-7400 COMITER, RICHARD B. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP 3801 PGA Blvd., Suite 604 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-626-2101 CONAHAN, LINDA A. Commercial Litigation, Trust and Estate - Litigation Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-2000 CONCEPCION, CARLOS F. Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration Jones Day 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-714-9700 CONCEPCION-VELOSO, LALINE Corporate and Business Litigation, Family and Marital Law Offices of Laline Concepcion-Veloso, P.A. 8105 NW 155th St. Miami Lakes, FL 33016 305-818-9993 CONNOR, TERENCE G. Labor and Employment - Management Hunton & Williams LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-810-2500

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COOPER, MARGARET L. Labor and Employment, Corporate and Business Litigation Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000 CORBISHLEY, DEBORAH S. Corporate and Business Litigation, Legal Malpractice - Defense Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-1000

CRITTON, JR., ROBERT D. Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Critton, Luttier & Coleman LLP 303 Banyan Blvd., Suite 400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-842-2820 CROLAND, LESLIE J. Corporate and Business, Finance Duane Morris LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3400 Miami, FL 33131 305-960-2200 CRUZ-ALVAREZ, FRANK Product Liability - Defense Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-5171

CORDERO, L. FRANK Tax Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

CUMMINGS, MICHELE K. Family and Marital GrayRobinson, P.A. 225 NE Mizner Blvd., Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-368-3808

CORTES, NATASHA S. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1150 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442-8666

CUNNINGHAM, FRED A. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, P.L. 2401 PGA Blvd., Suite 140 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-625-6260

COSGROVE, SCOTT B. Corporate and Business Litigation Leon Cosgrove LLC 255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 800 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-740-1975 COWAN, PAUL M. Probate and Guardianship, Trust and Estate Planning Paul M. Cowan & Associates, P.A. 17345 S. Dixie Hwy. Miami, FL 33157 305-856-5440 COX, JEFFREY L. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Securities Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC 2255 Glades Rd., Suite 300E Boca Raton, FL 33431 305-251-1943 CRABTREE, JOHN G. Appellate Crabtree & Auslander 240 Crandon Blvd., Suite 101 Key Biscayne, FL 33149 305-361-3770

CUNNINGHAM, JR., JAMES C. Corporate and Business Litigation Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500 CURTIS, EDWARD R. Aviation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Defense Tripp Scott 110 SE 6th St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-7500 DAHLMEIER, MARK H. Real Estate Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000 DAMIAN, MELANIE E. Corporate and Business Litigation Damian and Valori LLP 1000 Brickell Ave., Suite 1020 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-3960 DAMON, CONRAD Real Estate, Commercial and Business Ward ∙ Damon PL 4420 Beacon Circle West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-842-3000


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DANIELS, STEVEN L. Real Estate, Community Associations Arnstein & Lehr LLP 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-833-9800

DAVIS, JAMES B. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-2000

DAY, ALLISON R. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

DANON, SAMUEL A. Corporate and Business Litigation Hunton & Williams LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-810-2500

DAVIS, JARET L. Securities, Corporate and Business Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500

DAVID, CHRISTOPHER M. Corporate and Business Litigation Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 3112 Miami, FL 33131 305-350-5690

DAVIS, JR., EDWARD H. Fraud, International Litigation Astigarraga Davis 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., 9th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-372-8282

DE LA FUENTE, BOB Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Lehtinen Schultz Riedi Catalano De La Fuente, PLLC 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33131 305-760-8544

DAVIDSON, GARY E. International Litigation and Arbitration Diaz Reus and Targ LLP 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 3400 Miami, FL 33131 305-375-9220

DAVIS, STEVEN W. Corporate and Business Litigation Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 2800 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-8400

DAVIS, ALVIN BRUCE Litigation Squire Patton Boggs 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4700 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-2835

DAVIS, WILLIAM E. Civil Litigation, Franchise Litigation Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-482-8400

DAVIS, GARY SCOTT Healthcare, Insurance McDermott Will & Emery 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4500 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-3500

DAWSON, DENISE L. Medical Malpractice - Defense Hall Booth Smith, P.C. 4360 Northlake Blvd., Suite 109 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-472-1020

DE LAS CUEVAS-DIAZ, VIVIAN Real Estate Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500 DEAN, WILLIAM A. Nursing Home Litigation Ford Dean & Rotundo, P.A. 2875 NE 191st St., Suite 600 Aventura, FL 33180 305-670-2000 DEEHL, DAVID L. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Defense, Insurance Deehl PLLC 2655 S. Le Jeune Rd., PH 1G Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-9111

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DEL CASTILLO, ALBERT A. Public Finance Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500 DEL PRADO, SHANNON Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Pita Weber Del Prado 9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-8060

DEUTCH, JR., RICHARD E. Real Estate Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200 DEUTSCH, STEVEN K. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Deutsch and Blumberg, P.A. 100 N. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2802 Miami, FL 33132 305-358-6329

DEL VALLE, IGNACIO G. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-854-0800

DEVINE, JOHN W. Corporate and Business, Real Estate Devine Goodman Rasco & Watts-FitzGerald, LLP 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1400 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-374-8200

DELIONADO, JR., JOHN J. Corporate and Business Litigation Hunton & Williams LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-810-2500

DIAZ, JR., MICHAEL International, International Litigation Diaz Reus and Targ LLP 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 3400 Miami, FL 33131 305-375-9220

DELL, KELLY ANN Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Law Offices of Kelly Dell, P.A. 2404 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020 954-620-8320

DIAZ, JR., VICTOR M. Corporate and Business Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff VM Diaz & Partners, LLC 119 Washington Ave., Suite 402 Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-704-3200

DEMAHY, PETE L. Professional Liability - Defense, Insurance Litigation - Defense DLD Lawyers 806 Douglas Rd., 12th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-443-4850

DIAZ-SILVERA, ALBERT Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions Alvarez Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira, LLP 1001 Brickell Ave., Suite 2110 Miami, FL 33131 305-740-1943

DEMAIO, DAVID M. Labor and Employment - Management, Litigation Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 1600 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-0506

DICKINSON, TASHA K. Trust and Estate Planning Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000

DEMARIA, JOSEPH A. Corporate and Business Litigation, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Fox Rothschild, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2750 Miami, FL 33131 305-442-6540

DIFFENDERFER, MICHELLE Environmental Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-640-0820

DENNEY, BRIAN R. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300 DENNEY, JR. EARL L. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300 DEUTCH, JEFFREY A. Real Estate Broad and Cassel 7777 Glades Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-483-7000

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DINER, JESSE H. Construction, Banking Litigation Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2250 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-703-3900 DIRUZZO, III, JOSEPH A. Tax Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 3112 Miami, FL 33131 305-350-5690 DIXON, SHARON QUINN Labor and Employment Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200 DOANE, REBECCA G. Trust and Estate Planning Doane & Doane, P.A. 2000 PGA Blvd., Suite 4410 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 561-656-0200 DOBIN, JOSHUA W. Bankruptcy Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6363 DOBRINSKY, MANUEL L. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum LLP 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 609 Miami, FL 33133 786-401-4708 DOLAN, II, DANIEL D. Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum LLP 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 609 Miami, FL 33133 786-401-4708 DONOHUE, MARY SUE Trust and Estate Planning DG Law, Bridging Generations LLP 5355 Town Center Rd., Suite 801 Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-391-4900

DIMATTEO, ANTHONY Insurance Litigation - Defense Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & Dimatteo 1818 S. Australian Ave., Suite 102 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-832-6788

DOTSON, JR., ALBERT E. Government Relations, Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580

DIMOND, ALAN T. Litigation Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0770

DOUGHERTY, LUCIA A. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0603

DIMOND, SCOTT M. Corporate and Business Litigation, Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 2B Miami, FL 33133 305-374-1920

DOW, RANDY R. Civil Litigation Body & Jenerette 4443 Lyons Rd., Suite 209 Coconut Creek, FL 33073 954-334-5597 DUBIN, JOSHUA L. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Joshua L. Dubin, P.A. 17701 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 201 Aventura, FL 33160 305-918-1818


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DUNN, RICHARD M. Corporate and Business Litigation, Product Liability - Defense Cozen O’Connor 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4410 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-5940

EISENBERG, STEVEN ERIC Corporate and Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Eisenberg Lehman. PLLC PL 255 Aragon Ave., 2nd Floor Miami, FL 33134 786-709-9321

DYE, THOMAS A. Corporate and Business Litigation, Telecommunications Cozen O’Connor 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4410 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-5940

EISENBERG, SUSAN N. Labor and Employment Cozen O’Connor 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4410 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-5940

EASLEY, DOROTHY F. Appellate Easley Appellate Practice, P.L.L.C. 1200 Brickell Ave., Suite 1950 Miami, FL 33131 305-444-1599 EATON, JOEL D. Appellate Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2800 EBENFELD, CINDY L. Insurance Litigation Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein, P.A. 11011 Sheridan St., Suite 104 Hollywood, FL 33026 954-624-8700

EISINGER, DENNIS J. Real Estate, Real Estate - Condominium Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. 4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 265-S Hollywood, FL 33021 954-894-8000 ELGIDELY, ROBERT F. Bankruptcy Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1110 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-453-8000

ELLENBERG, ANDREW L. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. 1401 Brickell Ave., Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-290-1736 ELLISON, STEVEN Corporate and Business Litigation Broad and Cassel 1 N. Clematis St., Suite 500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-3300 ENGEL, SARAH CLASBY Insurance Litigation, Labor and Employment Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP 9699 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33138 305-536-8220 ENGLANDER, JOSEPH R. Intellectual Property Peretz Chesal and Herrmann, PL 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3700 Miami, FL 33131 305-341-3090

ELIAS, BRIAN D. Securities - Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Business Litigation Fowler White Burnett P.A. 1395 Brickell Ave., 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9200

EBNER, STEVEN M. Litigation Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300 ECHEMENDIA, SANTIAGO D. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning, Environmental Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300 EDWARDS, BRADLEY JAMES Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. 425 N. Andrews Ave., Suite 2 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-524-2820 EHRENSTEIN, MICHAEL D. Corporate and Business Litigation Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin 501 Brickell Key Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33131 305-722-2002 EIDSON, LEWIS S. “MIKE” Product Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Colson Hicks Eidson 255 Alhambra Circle, PH Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-476-7400 EINHORN, ROBERT M. Franchise Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5418

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ENGLISH, ERICA L. Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Finance Katz Barron Squitero Faust 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., 7th Floor Miami, FL 33133 305-856-2444 ENJAMIO, JUAN C. Labor and Employment Litigation - Defense Hunton & Williams LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-810-2500 ENNIS, DAVID F. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff, Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Ennis and Ennis, P.A. 110 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-315-3934 EPSTEIN, GARY M. Corporate and Business, Securities Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500 ERDE, JOANNE B. Healthcare Duane Morris LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3400 Miami, FL 33131 305-960-2200 ESCALONA, GRACE L. Immigration, Real Estate Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. 312 Minorca Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-5565 ESCARRA, IRIS V. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning, Government Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0737 ESCOBAR, ANNETTE C. International Commercial Litigation Astigarraga Davis 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., 9th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-372-8282 ESKALYO, HEATH S. Workers’ Compensation - Defense Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. 8201 Peters Rd., Suite 4000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324 954-370-9970 ESPINOSA, JORGE T. Intellectual Property Espinosa Trueba Martinez, PL 1428 Brickell Ave., Suite 100 Miami, FL 33131 305-854-0900 ESTEVEZ, ANNE-MARIE Labor and Employment Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 5300 Miami, FL 33131 305-415-3000 ETTELMAN, CHERYL Probate and Guardianship Berg, Ettelman & Berg, P.A. 555 NE 15th St., PHA Miami, FL 33132 305-379-1414

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EVANS, D. PORPOISE Labor and Employment, Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. 283 Catalonia Ave. 2nd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-377-0086

FELDMAN, JEFFREY D. Corporate and Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Cozen O’Connor 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4410 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-5940

FAHNESTOCK, FABIENNE E. Healthcare Litigation, Corporate and Business Litigation Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-2000

FELUREN, MARK S. Corporate and Business Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1110 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-453-8000

FALK, ERIC A. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Falk & Falk, PA 17190 Royal Palm Blvd., Suite 2 Weston, FL 33326 305-279-0999 FALK, GLENN P. Medical Malpractice - Defense, Insurance Litigation - Defense Falk, Waas, Hernandez, Cortina, Solomon & Bonner, P.A. 135 San Lorenzo Ave., Suite 500 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-447-6500 FALK, JR., JACK A. Trust and Estate - Litigation Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. 550 Biltmore Way, Suite 810 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-1500 FARBER, DAVID S. Insurance Litigation The Farber Law Firm 343 Alcazar Ave., Suite 101 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-774-0134 FARMER, JR., GARY M. Litigation Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. 425 N. Andrews Ave., Suite 2 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-524-2820 FASS, JOEL S. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Corporate and Business Litigation Colodny Fass, P.A. 1401 NW 136th Ave., Suite 200 Sunrise, FL 33323 954-492-4010 FAUST, MARC L. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Katz Barron Squitero Faust 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., 7th Floor Miami, FL 33133 305-856-2444 FEIN, ALAN H. Commercial Litigation Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200 FELCOSKI, BRIAN J. Trust and Estate - Litigation Goldman Felcoski & Stone, P.A. 95 Merrick Way, Suite 440 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-2800

FERGUSON, DAVID L. Labor and Employment Litigation, Corporate and Business Litigation Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A. 1 W. Las Olas Blvd., 5th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-4100 FERGUSON, TIMOTHY J. Product Liability - Defense, Torts - Defense Foley & Mansfield 4770 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1000 MIAMI, FL 33137 305-438-9899 FERNANDEZ, GEORGE L. Insurance Litigation - Defense Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., 4th Floor Miami, FL 33156 305-670-1101 FERNANDEZ-QUINCOCES, GUILLERMO J. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-482-8400 FERRARO, JAMES L. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff The Ferraro Law Firm 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3800 Miami, FL 33131 305-375-0111 FERRER, BARBARA J. Real Estate, Banking GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-416-6880 FERRER, JOSE M. Corporate and Business Litigation Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580 FERRERA, SANDRA M. Real Estate SMF Law 500 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 304 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-460-2951 FERRI, MARCO Corporate and Business, International Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., PH 1225 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-779-3560 FERTEL, ALAN K. Entertainment and Sports, Civil Litigation Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-854-0800


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FICHTEL, MICHAEL J. Workers’ Compensation - Defense Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. 8201 Peters Rd., Suite 4000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324 954-370-9970 FIDEI, RICHARD J. Insurance Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-765-0500 FIELDS, SR., PRESTON J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Entertainment and Sports Preston J. Fields, P.A. 11211 Prosperity Farms Rd., Suite C-301 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-799-9910 FIELDSTONE, RONALD R. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Arnstein & Lehr LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3600 Miami, FL 33131 305-428-4500 FIORE, ROBERT J. Trial Practice Law Office of Robert J. Fiore, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2900 Miami, FL 33130 305-358-4011 FISCHER, SCOTT M. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Gordon & Doner, P.A. 4114 Northlake Blvd., Suite 200 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-799-5070 FOODMAN, DANIEL Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law WNF-Law, P.L. - Waserstein Nunez & Foodman 1111 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33131 305-760-8500

FOUNTAIN, JR., DONALD R. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin LLP 1919 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-899-2100 FOX, GARY D. Medical Malpractice, Product Liability - Plaintiff Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi and Cain, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 3000 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6644 FOX-ISICOFF, TAMMY Immigration Rifkin and Fox-Isicoff, P.A. 1110 Brickell Ave., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6742 FRANKEL, JED L. Community Associations Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. 4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 265-S Hollywood, FL 33021 954-894-8000 FREELAND, JORGE L. Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions Freeland Partners, LLC 8901 Hammock Lake Ct. Coral Gables, FL 33156 305-282-4239

FREIDIN, PHILIP Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Freidin Brown, P.A. 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3100 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-3666 FREITAG, DEAN M. Corporate and Business, Banking Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600 FRIEDLAND, DAVID K. Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Friedland Vining, P.A. 9100 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1620 Miami, FL 315 305-777-1720 FRIEDLAND, JONATHAN R. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Friedland Law Group 1430 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 305 Coral Gables, FL 33416 305-661-2008 FRIEDMAN, DARREN W. Admiralty and Maritime Foreman Friedman, PA 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2300 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6555 FRIEDMAN, JOSHUA K. Family and Marital Brodie & Friedman, P.A. 1675 N. Military Trail, Suite 550 Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-392-5100

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FOREMAN, JEFFREY E. Civil Litigation Foreman Friedman, PA 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2300 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6555 FORMAN, SCOTT A. Labor and Employment, Civil Rights Littler Mendelson, P.C. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-400-7500 FORNARIS, CARL A. Banking Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0626 FOSTER, MICHAEL C. Corporate and Business Litigation, Bankruptcy Tripp Scott 110 SE 6th St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-7500 FOSTER-MORALES, DORI Family and Marital Foster-Morales Sockel Stone LLC 150 W Flagler St., PH II Miami, FL 33130 305-577-0090

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FRYE, ROBERT L. Construction Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A. 300 SW 1st Ave., Suite 150 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-728-1270

GARCIA, ALEJANDRO M. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Steinger, Iscoe & Greene 2400 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 900 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-633-8852

GELBER, DANIEL S. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Gelber Schachter & Greenberg, PA 1221 Brickell Ave., Suite 2010 Miami, FL 33131 305-728-0950

FURIA, ARTHUR J. Corporate and Business Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300

GARCIA, DAVID R. Corporate and Business Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. 312 Minorca Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-5565

GELFAND, JOANNE Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

FURNESS, AMY Corporate and Business Litigation, Product Liability - Defense Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050

GARCIA, MARIANO Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300

GENAUER, MARTIN J. Corporate and Business, Real Estate Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500

GABRIELLE, ERIC K. Labor and Employment Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., 21st Floor, PH A Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-9500

GARCIA, MAURICE “MANNY” M. Civil Litigation Greenspoon Marder Law 100 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 888-491-1120

GENOVESE, JOHN H. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights, Commercial Litigation Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

GARCIA, MICHAEL E. Securities, Class Action White & Case, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4900 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-2700

GERSON, PHILIP M. Premise Liability - Plaintiff Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. 1980 Coral Way Miami, FL 33145 305-371-6000

GARCIA-LINARES, MANUEL A. Corporate and Business Litigation Richman Greer, P.A. 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 305-373-4000

GILBERT, JEFFREY C. Corporate and Business Litigation Cozen O’Connor 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4410 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-5940

GARNO, GREGORY M. Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Litigation Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

GILBERT, ROBERT C. Corporate and Business Litigation Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1100 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-8858

GAROFALO, ANDREW F. Real Estate Garofalo Law Office, P.A. 5411 N. University Dr., Suite 204 Coral Springs, FL 33067 888-658-8686

GILMARTIN, KAREN BAUST Workers’ Compensation - Defense Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. 15100 NW 67th Ave., Suite 204 Miami Lakes, FL 33014 305-826-7260

GASKIN, ERIN Medical Malpractice - Defense Fowler White Burnett P.A. 1395 Brickell Ave., 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9200

GLADSTONE, PETER L. Family and Marital Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. 101 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 702 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-447-2274

GASSENHEIMER, JAMES D. Corporate and Business Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500

GLASSER, GENE K. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120

GAYO-GUITIAN, MARIAELENA Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1110 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-453-8000

GLASSMAN, LISA I. Real Estate, Real Estate - Commercial Lisa I. Glassman, P.A. 20283 State Rd. 7, Suite 400 Boca Raton, FL 33498 866-303-2663

GEISLER, ROBERT E. Litigation, Professional Liability - Defense Marlow, Adler, Abrams, Newman & Lewis 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 570 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-446-0500

GLUSMAN, JASON A. Civil Litigation Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-847-4800

GAEBE, GREGOR M. Product Liability - Defense Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & Dimatteo 420 S. Dixie Hwy., 3rd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-667-0223 GAINES, RICHARD H. Corporate and Business Litigation, Family and Marital The Gaines Law Firm, P.A. 5531 N. University Dr., Suite 103 Coral Springs, FL 33067 954-603-8801 GALARDI, JOSEPH G. Corporate and Business Litigation Beasley Kramer & Galardi, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-835-0900 GALE, JAMES A. Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Cozen O’Connor 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4410 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-5940 GALLOR, ROLAND A. Real Estate Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300 GAMBA, TOMAS F. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff Gamba, Lombana & Herrera 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Mezzanine Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-4010 GANDER, DEBORAH J. Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Colson Hicks Eidson 255 Alhambra Circle, PH Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-476-7400

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GOLD, ALAN C. Telecommunications, Corporate and Business Litigation Alan C. Gold, P.A. 9200 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 208 Miami, FL 33156 305-667-0475 GOLD, DAVID H. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Gold & Gold, P.A. 2700 N. Military Trail, Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-416-2882 GOLDBERG, DAVID HOWARD Trust and Estate Planning, Tax - Litigation David Howard Goldberg, P.L. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 1940 Miami, FL 33131 305-760-8888

GONZALEZ, CARLOS F. Appellate Alvarez Gonzalez, LLP 150 W Flagler St., Suite 1675 Miami, FL 33130 305-760-9770

GONZALEZ, PEDRO A. Commercial and Business Litigation SMGQ Law 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1205 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-377-1000

GONZALEZ, DANIEL E. Corporate and Business Litigation, International Arbitration Hogan Lovells US LLP 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-459-6500

GOODMAN, LAWRENCE D. Commercial and Business Litigation Devine Goodman Rasco & Watts-FitzGerald, LLP 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1400 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-374-8200

GONZALEZ, DANIEL N. Bankruptcy Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6363

GOLDBERG, MARTIN B. Civil Litigation, Corporate and Business Litigation Lash and Goldberg LLP 2500 Weston Rd., Suite 220 Weston, FL 33331 305-347-4040

GONZALEZ, ERVIN A. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Colson Hicks Eidson 255 Alhambra Circle, PH Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-476-7400

GOLDBERG, MICHAEL I. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Akerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-463-2700

GONZALEZ, MARIA C. Family and Marital Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. 500 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1580 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-809-3300

GOLDFARB, ALAN Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Alan Goldfarb, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4500 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-3111 GOLDSTEIN, JOSEPH M. Corporate and Business Litigation Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 2100 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-847-3837

GORAN, JOHN J. Medical Malpractice - Defense, General Liability - Defense Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP 1000 NW 57th Ct., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33126 305-774-9966 GORDON, KENNETH A. Family and Marital Brinkley Morgan 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-522-2200 GOREN, SAMUEL S. Government Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol, P.A. 3099 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-771-4500

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GOLDSTEIN, MICHAEL R. Environmental The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2120 Miami, FL 33131 305-777-1679 GOLDSTEIN, RICHARD M. Tax, Corporate and Business Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580 GOMEZ, JOSEPH R. Corporate and Business, Tax SMGQ Law 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1205 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-377-1000 GONZALEZ, ALFREDO L. Real Estate Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

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GORSON, MATTHEW B. Real Estate Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500

GREER, ALAN G. Civil Litigation, Antitrust Litigation Richman Greer, P.A. 396 Alhambra Circle, 14th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-373-4000

GUSO, JORDI Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500

GORTZ, ALBERT W. Trust and Estate Planning Proskauer Rose LLP 2255 Glades Rd., Suite 421 A Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-241-7400

GREGOIRE, NANCY W. Appellate Kirschbaum, Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC 1301 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 230 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-617-2300

GORZECK, RANA M. Real Estate, Finance Ward • Damon PL 4420 Beacon Circle West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-842-3000

GROSS, BRADLEY J. Technology The Law Firm of Bradley Gross, P.A. 2645 Executive Park Dr., Suite 119 Weston, FL 33331 954-217-6225

HABER, MICHAEL A. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Law Offices of Michael A. Haber, P.A. 1888 NW 7th St. Miami, FL 33125 305-381-8686

GRANT, MARK F. Real Estate - Commercial Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120

GROSS, MERRICK L. Business Litigation, Trade Regulation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-7339

GREENBERG, GERALD E. Corporate and Business Litigation Gelber Schachter & Greenberg, PA 1221 Brickell Ave., Suite 2010 Miami, FL 33131 305-728-0950

GROSSMAN, GREGORY S. Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights, Bankruptcy Astigarraga Davis 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., 9th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-372-8282

GREENBERG, LAURENCE A. Intellectual Property Lerner, Greenberg & Stemer LLP 2445 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020 954-925-1100

GROSSMAN, STUART I. Labor and Employment, Real Estate - Litigation Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 22nd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-403-8788

GREENBLATT, SANDRA P. Healthcare Lubell Rosen, LLC 1 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 1410 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-577-9995 GREENE, CYNTHIA L. Family and Marital, Appellate Greene Smith & Associates, P.A. 2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 230 Coral Gables, FL 33134 786-268-2553 GREENE, DAVID A. Corporate and Business Litigation Fox Rothschild, LLP 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 700 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-804-4441 GREENE, MICHAEL S. Real Estate, Construction Assouline & Berlowe P.A. 213 E. Sheridan St., Suite 3 Dania Beach, FL 33004 954-929-1899 GREENE, NINA Franchise Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300 GREENSPOON, GERALD Real Estate - Hotels and Resorts Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120

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GROSSMAN, STUART Z. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1150 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442-8666 GRUHER, BARRY P. Bankruptcy Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1110 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-453-8000 GRUNDHAUSER, JOHN J. Trust and Estates Planning, Probate and Guardianship Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. 550 Biltmore Way, Suite 810 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-1500

HACKLEMAN, ROBERT S. Commercial and Business Litigation Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A. 2426 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-334-2250 HAGGARD, MICHAEL ANDREW Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Premise Liability - Plaintiff The Haggard Law Firm 330 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-5700 HAGGARD, WILLIAM ANDREW Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff The Haggard Law Firm 330 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-5700 HAILE, JR., ROBERT G. Commercial Litigation, Trust and Estate - Litigation Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A. 660 US Hwy 1 3rd Floor North Palm Beach, FL 33408 561-627-8100 HAIMO, ADAM F. Civil Litigation Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP 101 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1910 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-769-5328 HALICZER, JAMES S. Medical Malpractice - Defense, Legal Malpractice - Defense Haliczer Pettis and Schwamm, P.A. 100 SE 3rd Ave., 7th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-523-9922 HALL, ADAM S. Corporate and Business Litigation Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1 Miami, FL 33133 305-374-5030

GUARI, JASON J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Murray & Guari, P.L. 1525 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-366-9099

HALL, ANDREW C. Corporate and Business Litigation Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1 Miami, FL 33133 305-374-5030

GUEDES, EDWARD G. Appellate, Labor and Employment Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-854-0800

HALL, DONALD RAYMOND Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning, Environmental Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-2000 HAMAWAY, MICHAEL P. Corporate and Business Litigation Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A 100 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-467-2200


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HAMILTON, JERRY D. Admiralty and Maritime Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP 150 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-3686

HARTOG, ROSS R. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A. 101 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1210 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-767-0030

HAMMON, CHRISTOPHER P. Labor and Employment - Management Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 1600 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-0506

HASTY, III, FREDERICK E. Professional Liability - Defense, Medical Malpractice - Defense Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 800 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-3939

HANCOCK, PAUL Class Action - Defense K&L Gates LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300 HANKINS, JAMES M. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Hankins Northwood Roman Wenzel P.L. 1800 N. Military Trail, Suite 120 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-862-4132 HANKINS, ROBYN S. Labor and Employment, Commercial Litigation Law Offices of Robyn S. Hankins 4600 Military Trail, Suite 217 Jupiter, FL 33458 561-721-3890 HANNON, JAMES A. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Hannon Legal Group 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 301 Miami, FL 33133 305-358-3109 HARDIN, DAVID C. Real Estate Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A 100 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-467-2200 HARGROVE, JOHN R. Appellate, Fiduciary and Business Litigation Hargrove Law Group 433 Plaza Real, Suite 275 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-962-4191 HARKE, LANCE A. Corporate and Business Litigation Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP 9699 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33138 305-536-8220 HARPER, GEORGE R. Banking, International Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3443 HARRIS, ROBERT Corporate and Business Litigation Stack Fernandez Anderson & Harris, P.A. 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 2650 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-0001 HART, JOHN R. Civil Litigation, Real Estate - Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1200 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-7070

HAUSER, ROBERT J. Corporate and Business Litigation Pankauski Hauser PLLC 120 S. Olive Ave., 7th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-514-0900 HAUSMANN, MICHELLE M. Family and Marital Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. 2423 Quantum Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33426 561-732-7030 HAWKINS, SCOTT G. Corporate and Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000

HAYDEN, DONALD J. Corporate and Business Litigation, International Arbitration Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500 HELLER, DAN P. Trust and Estate Planning Heller Waldman, P.L. 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 301 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-4144 HELLMAN, CARMEN ALPIZAR Corporate and Business Litigation, Probate and Guardianship Litigation Carmen Alpizar Hellman, P.A. 201 Alhambra Cir., Suite 705 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-777-0203 HENNESSEY, III, WILLIAM T. Trust and Estate - Litigation, Trust and Estate Planning Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 500E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-1980 HENRY, THORNTON M. Trust and Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000

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HERNANDEZ, ANNA MARIE Real Estate Litigation Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

HICKS, MARK Appellate, Insurance Litigation - Defense Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein, P.A. 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8171

HERNANDEZ, DOLLY Family and Marital Rafool & Hernandez, LLC 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 1204 Miami, FL 33133 305-567-9400

HIGER, MICHAEL J. Civil Litigation Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500

HERNANDEZ, EDWARD Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Defense Falk, Waas, Hernandez, Cortina, Solomon & Bonner, P.A. 135 San Lorenzo Ave., Suite 500 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-447-6500

HILL, JACK P. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300

HERNANDEZ, EUGENIO Immigration Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., PH 1225 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-779-3560 HERNANDEZ, PATRICIA M. Corporate and Business, Finance Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., PH 1225 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-779-3560 HERRERA, ARALY Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Gamba, Lombana & Herrera 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Mezzanine Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-4010

HILL, MARLON A. Corporate and Business Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP 150 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-3686 HILL, WILLIAM K. Corporate and Business Litigation, Arbitration Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3500 Miami, FL 33131 305-376-6000 HIRSCHHORN, JOEL Appellate, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-416-6880

HERRON, ANDREW R. Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Litigation Herron Ortiz, P.A. 255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1060 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-779-8100

HOCHMAN, JEFFREY L. Corporate and Business Litigation, Government Litigation Johnson, Anselmo, Murdoch, Burke, Piper & Hochman, P.A. 2455 E. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-463-0100

HERTZ, CLIFFORD I. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Broad and Cassel 1 N. Clematis St., Suite 500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-3300

HOFFMAN, CATHERINE F. Intellectual Property Mayback & Hoffman, P.A. 11011 Sheridan St., Suite 212 Cooper City, FL 33026 954-704-1599

HEYER-BEDNAR, LORI L. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A. 7777 Glades Rd., Suite 400 Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-477-7800

HOFFMAN, FREDRIC A. Tax Cohen, Chase, Hoffman & Schimmel, P.A. 9400 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-0201

HICKEY, JOHN H. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Admiralty and Maritime Hickey Law Firm, P.A. 1401 Brickell Ave., Suite 510 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-8000

HOFFMAN, JUNE GALKOSKI Appellate Fowler White Burnett P.A. 100 SE 3rd Ave., 21st Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-377-8100

HICKMAN, AMY U. Family and Marital Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. 2423 Quantum Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33426 561-732-7030

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HOGAN, JOHN M. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500 HOLIFIELD, MARILYN J. Corporate and Business Litigation Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

HONKONEN, ELIZABETH B. Professional Liability - Defense, Commercial Litigation Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-1000 HOROWITZ, ADAM D. Sexual Abuse Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. 425 N. Andrews Ave., Suite 2 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-524-2820 HOUCK, MARK R. Admiralty and Maritime Chartwell Law Offices, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33131 305-372-9044 HOWE, JACQUELINE F. Litigation Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 2100 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-524-5505 HOWE, JOHN M. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law John M. Howe, P.A. 500 S. Australian Ave., Suite 515 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-296-7772 HUCK, JR., PAUL C. Commercial and Business Litigation Jones Day 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-714-9700 HUDSON, CRAIG S. Professional Liability - Defense Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin, P.C 100 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1100 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-847-4920 HUDSON, III, PHILLIP M. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Arnstein & Lehr LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3600 Miami, FL 33131 305-428-4500 HUSS, JOSEPH J. Real Estate - Litigation Krinzman, Huss & Lubetsky LLP 110 SE 6th St., 20th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-761-3454 HUTTON, III, JOHN B. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500 IANNO, JR., JOSEPH Corporate and Business Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1200 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-7070


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IGOE, JOHN G. Corporate and Business, Securities Locke Lord LLP 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1600 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-820-0242

JACKSON, LINDA W. Bankruptcy Salazar Jackson, LLP 2000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., PH Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-374-4848

JAMES, III, GORDON Corporate and Business Litigation Brinkley Morgan 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-522-2200

IMPERATO, GABRIEL L. Healthcare Broad and Cassel 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-764-7060

JACOBS, KEVIN P. Corporate and Business Litigation Homer Bonner Jacobs 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-350-5143

JENSEN, DENISE LYNN Family and Marital Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. 101 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 702 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-447-2274

INFANTE, EMIL R. Finance, Banking DLA Piper LLP (US) 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-423-8500

JACOBS, MELISSA J. Family and Marital Coffey Burlington 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1A Miami, FL 33133 305-858-2900

JIMENEZ, ADOLFO E. International Litigation, Media Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

ISICOFF, ERIC D. Civil Litigation, Corporate and Business Litigation Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg 601 Brickell Key Dr., Suite 750 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-3232

JACOBSON, DANIEL Corporate and Business, Healthcare Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

JOBLOVE, MICHAEL D. Franchise, Corporate and Business Litigation Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

ITTLEMAN, ANDREW S. Administrative and Regulatory Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 3112 Miami, FL 33131 305-350-5690

JAFFE, STEVEN R. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. 425 N. Andrews Ave., Suite 2 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-524-2820

JOHNSON, E. BRUCE Civil Litigation, Government Johnson, Anselmo, Murdoch, Burke, Piper & Hochman, P.A. 2455 E. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-463-0100

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JOHNSON, ETHAN W. Investment Management, Banking Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 5300 Miami, FL 33131 305-415-3000

KALB, MARTIN Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500

KATZ, MICHAEL D. Litigation, Real Estate Katz Barron Squitero Faust 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., 7th Floor Miami, FL 33133 305-856-2444

JOHNSON, VIRGINIA E. Litigation Foley & Mansfield 4770 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1000 MIAMI, FL 33137 305-438-9899

KALISH, MARTIN I. Healthcare Arnstein & Lehr LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3600 Miami, FL 33131 305-428-4500

KATZ, THOMAS O. Tax, Corporate and Business Katz Baskies & Wolf, PLLC 2255 Glades Rd., Suite 240-W Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-910-5700

JOHNSON, WILLIAM E. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff William E. Johnson, P.A. 1641 Worthington Rd., Suite 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-832-4848

KANE, JULIE BRAMAN Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff Colson Hicks Eidson 255 Alhambra Circle, PH Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-476-7400

KAYE, JOSHUA M. Healthcare DLA Piper LLP (US) 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-423-8500

JOSEFSBERG, ROBERT C. Corporate and Business Litigation, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2800

KAPLAN, ABBEY L. Business Torts, Corporate and Business Litigation Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 27th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-379-9000

JOSEPH, ALLAN A. Civil Litigation Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 3112 Miami, FL 33131 305-350-5690

KAPLAN, JAMES M. Securities Kaplan Zeena LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3050 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0800

JOSEPH, SETH P. Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-7265

KAPLAN, JEFFREY B. Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 2B Miami, FL 33133 305-374-1920

JOSEPHER, RICHARD A. Tax Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller, P.A. 2101 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 107 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-998-7847

KAPLAN, ROBIN E. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law McDonald Hopkins LLC 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-3990

JOSEPHS, MICHAEL R. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff The Josephs Law Firm 255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-445-3800 JUDD, ROBERT B. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A. 2426 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-334-2250 JULIN, THOMAS R. Media Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3500 Miami, FL 33131 305-376-6000 KAINEN, DENNIS G. Tax - Litigation, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Weisberg Kainen Mark, P.L. 1401 Brickell Ave., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5544 KAIRALLA, JASON P. Appellate, Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050

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KAPLAN, SETH R. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 4855 Technology Way, Suite 630 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-257-1804 KAPP, STUART T. Real Estate Kapp Morrison LLP 7900 Glades Rd., Suite 550 Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-766-0002 KARLINSKY, FRED E. Government Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-765-0500 KARPF, MITCHELL K. Family and Marital Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. 500 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1580 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-809-3300 KASDIN, NEISEN O. Real Estate Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

KEAN, MICHAEL I. Corporate and Business Litigation Loren & Kean Law 1580 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy., Suite 130 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323 954-474-7200 KEANE, JR., MARTIN J. Litigation Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300 KEEN, W. HAMPTON Product Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin LLP 1919 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-899-2100 KEGERREIS, SHARON L. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500 KELLER, D. DAVID Litigation, Legal Malpractice - Defense Keller Landsberg PA 500 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-761-3550 KELLER, III, JOHN W. Admiralty and Maritime Keller & Bolz 121 Majorca Ave., Suite 200 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-8500 KELLEY, ALLAN R. Admiralty and Maritime, Litigation Fowler White Burnett P.A. 1395 Brickell Ave., 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9200 KELLEY, MARISSA D. Corporate and Business Litigation, Labor and Employment Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., 21st Floor, PH A Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-9500


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KELLEY, ROHAN Trust and Estate Planning, Fiduciary Litigation The Kelley Law Firm, P.L. 3365 Galt Ocean Dr. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-563-1400

KIM, JAY Business Litigation Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2001 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-527-1115

KLOCK, JR., JOSEPH P. Litigation Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto, P.L. 2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 600 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-476-7100

KELLOGG, JASON K. Corporate and Business Litigation Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 22nd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-403-8788

KING, BRUCE CHARLES Corporate and Business Litigation, Construction Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050

KLOCK, KATHY M. Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Akerman LLP 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 W West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-653-5000

KISSANE, GENE P. Corporate and Business Litigation Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. 9150 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33156 305-350-5300

KLUGER, ALAN J. Corporate and Business Litigation Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 27th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-379-9000

KLEIN, ROBERT M. Professional Liability - Defense, Corporate and Business Litigation Klein Glasser Park & Lowe, PL 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 2000 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-3700

KNIGHT, CHRISTOPHER E. Product Liability - Defense, Medical Malpractice - Defense Fowler White Burnett P.A. 1395 Brickell Ave., 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9200

KLINE, CHARLES C. Corporate and Business Litigation, International Litigation White & Case, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4900 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-2700

KNOX, KENNETH A. Labor and Employment - Management Fisher & Phillips, LLP 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-4800

KELLOGG, LAWRENCE A. Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Litigation Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 22nd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-403-8788 KELSKY, BRAD E. Civil Litigation Kelsky Law, P.A. 1250 S. Pine Island Rd., Suite 250 Plantation, FL 33324 954-449-1400 KERR, JENNIFER A. Insurance Litigation - Defense Gutierrez Bergman Boulris PLLC 100 Almeira Ave., Suite 340 Coral Gables, FL 33134 786-888-2609

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KOENIGSBERG, JAY Real Estate, Corporate and Business Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg 601 Brickell Key Dr., Suite 750 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-3232

KRIMSKY, BETH-ANN E. Corporate and Business Litigation Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120

KOHLMAN, ROBERT F. Family and Marital, Corporate and Business Litigation Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan, Bradfute & Kohlman, P.A. 46 SW 1st St., Suite 200 Miami, Fl 33130 305-679-9744

KRISS, RONALD A. Real Estate, Real Estate - Finance Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3100 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9393

KOPELOWITZ, BRIAN R. Real Estate - Litigation Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A. 1 W. Las Olas Blvd., 5th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-4100 KORCHIN, JUDITH M. Litigation, Tax - Litigation Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500 KORNREICH, GERALD I. Family and Marital Kornreich & Associates 14 NE 1st Ave., Suite 1208 Miami, FL 33132 305-579-9111 KORNSPAN, SCOTT A. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Civil Litigation Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1300 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6421 KOZYAK, JOHN W. Bankruptcy Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-372-1800 KRAMER, WILLIAM S. Corporate and Business, Real Estate Brinkley Morgan 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-522-2200 KREITZER, MICHAEL N. Corporate and Business Litigation Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580 KREUSLER-WALSH, JANE Appellate Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas P.A. 501 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 503 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-5455 KREVANS, SCOTT D. Insurance Litigation - Defense, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Defense Conroy Simberg 3440 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Floor Hollywood, FL 33021 954-961-1400

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KRULIK, HOLLY D. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. 12 SE 7th St., Suite 801 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-8181 KRUMBEIN, SANDRA Real Estate Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 2100 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-524-5505 KRUPNICK, JON E. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. 12 SE 7th St., Suite 801 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-8181 KUEHNE, BENEDICT P. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Appellate Benedict P. Kuehne, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 3550 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-5989 KUNTZ, JR., ROBERT JAMES Aviation, Admiralty and Maritime Devine Goodman Rasco & Watts-FitzGerald, LLP 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1400 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-374-8200 KURKIN, ALEX J. Automotive Dealership Kurkin Brandes, LLP 18851 NE 29th Ave., Suite 303 Aventura, FL 33180 305-929-8500 KURZBAN, IRA J. Immigration Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A. 2650 SW 27th Ave., 2nd Floor Miami, FL 33133 305-444-0060 KUTNER, ARNO Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Kutner, Rubinoff & Moss, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 301A Miami, FL 33133 305-358-6200 KUTNER, MAURICE JAY Family and Marital Kutner & Associates, P.A. 44 W. Flagler St., 11th Floor Miami, FL 33130 305-377-9411

KUVIN, SPENCER T. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. 1800 S. Australian Ave., Suite 400 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-697-4440 LA VISTA, NANCY L. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & LittkyRubin LLP 1919 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-899-2100 LAGE, GUSTAVO D. Commercial and Business Litigation SMGQ Law 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1205 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-377-1000 LAMB, ADAM J. Corporate and Business Litigation Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1 Miami, FL 33133 305-374-5030 LAMPERT, DANIEL Corporate and Business, Securities Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500 LANDSBERG, ALAN L. Legal Malpractice - Defense, Insurance Litigation Keller Landsberg PA 500 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-761-3550 LANDY, BURTON A. International, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600 LANG, CHAD K. Labor and Employment - Management Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo 44 W. Flagler St., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33130 305-379-0400 LASH, ALAN D. Civil Litigation, Corporate and Business Litigation Lash and Goldberg LLP 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-347-4040 LASORTE, ALFRED A. Real Estate - Litigation Shutts & Bowen LLP 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-835-8500 LASRIS, LEE F. Healthcare Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120 LAURENCE, JODI L. Healthcare Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120


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LAZARUS, JASON D. Litigation Holland & Knight LLP 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 1000 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-833-2000

LEESFIELD, IRA H. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Leesfield Scolaro, P.A. 2350 S. Dixie Hwy. Miami, FL 33133 305-854-4900

LEINOFF, ANDREW M. Family and Marital Leinoff & Lemos, P.A. 7301 SW 57 Ct., Suite 545 South Miami, FL 33143 305-661-1556

LEBEDEKER, BERNARD A. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Corporate and Business Litigation Reid Burman Lebedeker 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 1160 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-7700

LEHMAN, THOMAS R. Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Litigation Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 22nd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-403-8788

LEMOS, NATALIE SCHARF Family and Marital Leinoff & Lemos, P.A. 7301 SW 57 Ct., Suite 545 South Miami, FL 33143 305-661-1556

LEBOW, PATRICIA Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Defense and Plaintiff, Corporate and Business Litigation Broad and Cassel 1 N. Clematis St., Suite 500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-3300

LEHRMAN, SETH M. Class Action, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. 425 N. Andrews Ave., Suite 2 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-524-2820

LEEDS, SCOTT W. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff The Cochran Firm Miami 657 South Dr., Suite 304 Miami Springs, FL 33166 305-567-1200

LEIBOWITZ, MARK A. Medical Malpractice - Defense, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., 4th Floor Miami, FL 33156 305-670-1101 LEIGHTON, JOHN ELLIOTT Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff, Resort Torts Leighton Law 1401 Brickell Ave., Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-347-3151

Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., is proud to be named a Top Law Firm.

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Congratulations to Principals Peter L. Gladstone and Jeffrey A. Weissman on being named Top Lawyers for the ninth and sixth consecutive years, respectively.

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Congratulations also to Partner Denise L. Jensen on being named a Top Lawyer for 2017, and to Heather L. Apicella on being named a Top Up & Comer for the second consecutive year.

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LEOPOLD, THEODORE J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC 2925 PGA Blvd., Suite 200 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-515-1400 LERNER, BRIAN L. Labor and Employment Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2001 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-527-1115

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LEE, TIFFANI G. Corporate and Business Litigation Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

LEONARD, PATRICIA A. Corporate and Business Litigation Shutts & Bowen LLP 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-835-8500

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LERNER, JOSHUA D. Corporate and Business Litigation, Professional Liability Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. 80 SW 8th St., Suite 3000 Miami, FL 33130 305-358-5577 LESHAW, JAMES P. S. Bankruptcy Leshaw Law, P.A. 240 Crandon Blvd., Suite 248 Key Biscayne, FL 33149 305-477-1758 LESSER, GARY S. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith, P.A. 101 Northpoint Parkway West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-655-2028

LEWIS, ROBERT F. Administrative and Regulatory Greenspoon Marder Law 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3600 Miami, FL 33131 888-491-1120 LEWIS, SAMUEL A. Technology, Intellectual Property Cozen O’Connor 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4410 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-5940 LEWIS, TERRY E. Government Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-640-0820

LITTKY-RUBIN, JULIE H. Appellate Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin LLP 1919 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-899-2100 LITTLE, III, JOHN W. Real Estate - Eminent Domain Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 500E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-1980 LOCHRIE, III, ROBERT B. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Lochrie & Chakas, P.A. 1401 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 303 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-779-1119

LESSER, STEVEN B. Construction Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. 1 E. Broward Blvd., 18th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-987-7550

LICHTMAN, CHARLES H. Corporate and Business Litigation, Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights Berger Singerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-9900

LETO, MATTHEW P. Corporate and Business Litigation Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5030

LICKO, CAROL A. Corporate and Business Litigation, Appellate Hogan Lovells US LLP 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-459-6500

LOMBANA, HECTOR J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Gamba, Lombana & Herrera 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Mezzanine Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-4010

LEVENSON, FREDERIC L. Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions McDermott Will & Emery 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4500 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-3500

LICKSTEIN, FRED K. Corporate and Business, Finance Fowler White Burnett P.A. 1395 Brickell Ave., 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9200

LOPEZ, JARED M. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1300 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6421

LEVINE, DAVID M. Bankruptcy, Receivership Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 22nd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-403-8788

LIMA, JEZABEL P. Appellate Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 22nd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-403-8788

LOPEZ, JORGE RAIMUNDO International Labor and Employment Littler Mendelson, P.C. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-400-7500

LEVINE, SCOTT D. Real Estate Rennert Vogel Mandler and Rodriguez, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 2900 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-4177

LINDSEY, III, H. EUGENE International Litigation Katz Barron Squitero Faust 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., 7th Floor Miami, FL 33133 305-856-2444

LOPEZ, PAUL OCTAVIO Labor and Employment - Management, Corporate and Business Litigation Tripp Scott 110 SE 6th St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-7500

LEVINE, TODD A. Real Estate - Litigation Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 27th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-379-9000

LINK, AMY L. Immigration Arnstein & Lehr LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3600 Miami, FL 33131 305-428-4500

LOREN, BRUCE E. Construction Litigation Loren & Kean Law 7111 Fairway Dr., Suite 302 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 561-615-5701

LEVY, MARK A. Bankruptcy Brinkley Morgan 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-522-2200

LINK, SCOTT J. Corporate and Business Litigation, Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 800E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-838-4100

LORENZO, RICHARD C. International Litigation Hogan Lovells US LLP 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-459-6500

LEWIS, ANDREW I. Real Estate, Real Estate - Condominium Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. 4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 265-S Hollywood, FL 33021 954-894-8000 LEWIS, HAROLD L. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Pathman Lewis, LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2400 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-2425

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LINK, WENDY SARTORY Real Estate - Finance, Commercial Finance Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 800E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-838-4100

LODISH, ALVIN D. Corporate and Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Duane Morris LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3400 Miami, FL 33131 305-960-2200

LOTT, LESLIE J. Intellectual Property Lott & Fischer, P.L. 255 Aragon Ave., 3rd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-7089 LOUIS, MARSHALL DORE Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Sinclair, Louis & Zavertnik, P.A. 40 NW 3rd St., Suite 200 Miami, FL 33128 305-374-0544


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LOUMIET, CARLOS E. International Banking, Finance Broad and Cassel 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 21st Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-373-9400

LUTHER, KELLY ANNE Product Liability - Defense Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1420 Miami, FL 33131 305-377-1666

MANKUTA, DAVID B. Construction Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2250 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-703-3900

LOWRY, PATRICIA E. Labor and Employment - Management, Product Liability - Defense Squire Patton Boggs 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1900W West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-650-7200

LUTTIER, MARK T. Family and Marital, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Critton, Luttier & Coleman LLP 303 Banyan Blvd., Suite 400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-842-2820

MANOFF, STUART R. Family and Marital Greenspoon Marder Law 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1570 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 888-491-1120

LOZOFF, MICHAEL D. Finance Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300

LYLES, DENNIS E. Government, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A. 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., 6th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-764-7150

LUBART, LEONARD Real Estate - Condominium, Real Estate - Hotels and Resorts Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120

LYTAL, III, LAKE H. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath 515 N. Flagler Dr., 10th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-1990

LUBELL, STEVEN L. Medical Malpractice - Defense Lubell Rosen, LLC 200 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 900 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-755-3425 LUBETSKY, CARY A. Corporate and Business Litigation, Insurance Litigation Krinzman, Huss & Lubetsky LLP 800 Brickell Ave., Suite 1501 Miami, FL 33131 305-854-9700 LUBIN, RICHARD G. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Richard G. Lubin, P.A. 1217 S. Flagler Dr., 2nd Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-2040 LUMPKIN, CAROL C. Labor and Employment Litigation, Corporate and Business Litigation K&L Gates LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300 LUMPKIN, R. HUGH Insurance Litigation Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 30th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3996 LUNDEEN, A. SCOTT Medical Malpractice - Defense, Insurance Litigation - Defense Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 800 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-3939 LUSTIG, ADAM D. Real Estate Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580

LYTAL, JR., LAKE Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath 515 N. Flagler Dr., 10th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-1990 MAHFOOD, GEORGE G. Corporate and Business Litigation Broad and Cassel 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 21st Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-373-9430 MALLOY, III, JOHN CYRIL Intellectual Property Malloy & Malloy, P.L. 2800 SW 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33129 305-858-8000 MALLOY, JENNIE SUE Intellectual Property Malloy & Malloy, P.L. 2800 SW 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33129 305-858-8000 MALONE, KEVIN A. Aviation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. 12 SE 7th St., Suite 801 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-8181 MALTZMAN, JEFFREY Corporate and Business Litigation Maltzman & Partners P.A. 55 Miracle Mile, Suite 300 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-779-5665 MANDEL, DAVID S. Corporate and Business Litigation, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Mandel & Mandel LLP 169 E. Flagler St., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7771

MARGARIT, FERNANDO Mergers and Acquisitions, International Finance Hunton & Williams LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-810-2500 MARIANI, JOHN F. Corporate and Business Litigation Kammerer Mariani PLLC 1601 Forum Place, Suite 500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-990-1590 MARINO, JR., STEPHEN A. Insurance Litigation Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 30th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3996 MARKO, DAVID EVERETT Corporate and Business, International Marko & Magolnick, P.A. 3001 SW 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33129 305-285-2000 MARKOWITZ, JERRY M. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-5000 MARKS, JASON R. Family and Marital Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 27th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-379-9000 MARKS, STEVEN C. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2800 MARKUS, ANDREW J. Corporate and Business, Securities Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050 MARKUS, DAVID OSCAR Appellate, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Markus/Moss 40 NW 3rd St., PH 1 Miami, FL 33128 305-379-6667 MARKUS, MONA E. Appellate, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Markus/Moss 40 NW 3rd St., PH 1 Miami, FL 33128 305-379-6667

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MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER l. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff The Haggard Law Firm 330 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-5700 MARRERO, MICHAEL J. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning, Government Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin PLL 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 850 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5300 MARS, GARY M. Community Associations Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. 201 Alhambra Circle, 11th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442-3334

MAYERSOHN, LEAH H. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Real Estate - Litigation Mayersohn Law Group, P.A. 101 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1250 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-765-1900

MEEKS, THOMAS J. Corporate and Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050

MAZER, JASON S. Insurance Litigation Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 30th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3996

MELAND, MARK S. Real Estate, Real Estate - Condominium Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6363

MCCABE, RYON M. Corporate and Business Litigation, Civil Litigation McCabe Rabin, P.A. 1601 Forum Place, Suite 505 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-7878

MELCHIONDO, KELLY R. Litigation Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3529

MARTINEZ, JR., ELIO F. Corporate and Business Litigation Espinosa Trueba Martinez, PL 1428 Brickell Ave., Suite 100 Miami, FL 33131 305-854-0900

MCCARRON, DOUGLAS J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff The Haggard Law Firm 330 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-5700

MARTINEZ, ROBERTO Litigation, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Colson Hicks Eidson 255 Alhambra Circle, PH Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-476-7400

MCCARTHY, ALLISON E. Commercial Real Estate Holland & Knight LLP 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-1000

MARTINEZ-CID, RICARDO M. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2800

MCCAUGHAN, WILLIAM P. Real Estate K&L Gates LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300

MARTINEZ-FRAGA, PEDRO J. International Litigation Bryan Cave LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 400 Miami, FL 33131 786-322-7500

MCCORMICK, LESLIE A. Medical Malpractice - Defense Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 800 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-3939

MARX, JAMES Corporate and Business, Real Estate Marx Rosenthal PLLC 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2900 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-0276

MCCOY, JACKSON F. Professional Liability - Defense, Medical Malpractice - Defense Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 800 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-3939

MASE, CURTIS J. Civil Litigation Mase 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33133 305-377-3770 MAURO, C. CORY Corporate and Business Litigation, Real Estate - Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1200 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-7070 MAYBACK, GREGORY L. Intellectual Property Mayback & Hoffman, P.A. 11011 Sheridan St., Suite 212 Cooper City, FL 33026 954-704-1599

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MEMBIELA, GUSTAVO J. Corporate and Business Litigation Hunton & Williams LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-810-2500 MENA, DANIEL O. Corporate and Business Litigation, Arbitration Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., PH 1225 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-779-3560 MENA, LUIS A. Insurance Mena Law Firm 9700 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 660 Miami, FL 33156 305-529-1771 MENDEZ, MEREDITH FRANK Intellectual Property Malloy & Malloy, P.L. 2800 SW 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33129 305-858-8000 MENENDEZ-CAMBO, PATRICIA M. Corporate and Business, Securities Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500

MCDONALD, DAVID M. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff McLuskey McDonald & Hughes, P.A. 8821 SW 69th Court Miami, FL 33156 305-662-6160

MENOR, ARTHUR J. Real Estate, Commercial Leasing Shutts & Bowen LLP 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-835-8500

MCDONALD, JAMES E. Civil Litigation McLuskey McDonald & Hughes, P.A. 8821 SW 69th Court Miami, FL 33156 305-662-6160

MERLIN, ROBERT J. Family and Marital Robert J. Merlin, P.A. 95 Merrick Way, Suite 420 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-1555

MCNALLY, JOHN J. Environmental, Administrative and Regulatory John J. McNally, P.A. 7281 SW 52 Ct Miami, FL 33143 305-666-7936

MESSANA, THOMAS M. Bankruptcy Messana, P.A. 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-712-7400

MEAGHER, JOHN E. Insurance Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300

MESTRE, JORGE A. International Litigation, Commercial Litigation Rivero Mestre LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1000 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-445-2500


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METZGER, JOHN T. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Litigation McDonald Hopkins LLC 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 300 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-472-2121

MILSTEIN, RICHARD C. Fiduciary Litigation Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-982-5607

MORENO, M. CRISTINA Real Estate, Corporate and Business Murai, Wald, Biondo & Moreno PLLC 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 600 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-0101

MEYER, JAMES M. Aviation, International Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3443

MIRANDA, HELEN L. Insurance Litigation - Defense, Professional Liability - Defense Klein Glasser Park & Lowe, PL 303 Banyan Blvd., Suite 300 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-1500

MORGAN, RICHARD A. Corporate and Business Litigation Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 3500 Miami, FL 33131 305-347-4080

MEYERS, DAWN M. Government Berger Singerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-9900

MITRANI, ISAAC J. Civil Litigation, Legal Malpractice - Defense Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A. 301 Arthur Godfrey Rd., PH Miami Beach, FL 33140 305-358-0050

MICHAUD, SCOTT H. Medical Malpractice - Defense Michaud Mittelmark Marowitz & Asrani, P.A. 621 NW 53rd St., Suite 260 Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-392-0540

MOMBACH, GEOFFREY S. Real Estate, Commercial Finance Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A 100 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-467-2200

MILANO, NICHOLAS G. Construction, Real Estate Holland & Knight LLP 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-1000

MONTOYA, PATRICK S. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff Colson Hicks Eidson 255 Alhambra Circle, PH Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-476-7400

MILES, SETH E. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Buckner + Miles, P.A. 3350 Mary St. Miami, FL 33133 305-954-8003

MORRIS, ELLEN S. Elder Law Elder Law Associates, P.A. 7284 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 101 Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-750-3850 MORRIS, PAUL Civil Litigation, Appellate Paul Morris, P.A. 9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 1450 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-1441 MOSCOWITZ, JANE W. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Corporate and Business Litigation Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA 201 Alhambra Cir., Suite 1200 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-379-8300

MOODY, STEVE E. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Steve E. Moody 3501 SW 166 Ave. Davie, FL 33330 954-473-6605

MOSCOWITZ, NORMAN A. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Corporate and Business Litigation Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA 201 Alhambra Cir., Suite 1200 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-379-8300

MOORE, MICHAEL T. Admiralty and Maritime, Aviation Moore & Company, P.A. 255 Aragon Ave., Third Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 786-924-6205

MOSES, GLENN D. Bankruptcy Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

MILLER, DANIEL A. Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Litigation Kubicki Draper 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1800 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-640-0303

MOPSICK, MICHAEL D. Corporate and Business Litigation, Trust and Estate - Litigation Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A. 7777 Glades Rd., Suite 400 Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-477-7800

MOSS, A. MARGOT Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Markus/Moss 40 NW 3rd St., PH 1 Miami, FL 33128 305- 379-6667

MILLER, HEATHER SIEGEL Healthcare Broad and Cassel 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 21st Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-373-9400

MORA, MINDY A. Bankruptcy Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580

MOSS, ANDREW M. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Kutner, Rubinoff & Moss, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 301A Miami, FL 33133 305-358-6200

MILLER, JAMES FOX Family and Marital Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP 2435 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020 954-924-0300

MORALES, JR., MANUEL R. Medical Malpractice, Mediation Manuel R. Morales, Jr., P.A. 19 W. Flagler St., Suite 711 Miami, FL 33130 305-374-5050

MRACHEK, LORIN LOUIS Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka Thomas & Weiss, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 600 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-2250

MOREHEAD, III, CHARLES A. Legal Malpractice, Aviation Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead, P.A. 7800 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 101 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351 954-572-7200

MUIR, WILLIAM T. Trust and Estates Planning, Probate and Guardianship Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. 550 Biltmore Way, Suite 810 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-1500

MILLER, ALISON W. Corporate and Business, Securities Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200

MILLER, MATTHEW W. Corporate and Business, Securities Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-768-8259

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MULLEN, MICHAEL A. Product Liability - Defense Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & Dimatteo 420 S. Dixie Hwy., 3rd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-667-0223

NEUFELD, ALAN S. Litigation Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, P.A. 2641 NE 207th St. Aventura, FL 33180 305-931-6666

OKLESHEN, JASON H. Financial Litigation Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 300E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-650-7949

MULLINS, EDWARD M. International Litigation Astigarraga Davis 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., 9th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-372-8282

NEUMAN, ERIC J. Litigation, Construction Murdoch, Weires & Neuman, PLLC 14 SE 4th St. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-347-8700

MURAI, RENE V. Real Estate - Commercial, Banking Murai, Wald, Biondo & Moreno PLLC 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 600 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-0101

NEVINS, JULIE E. Corporate and Business Litigation Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3100 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9300

OLETSKY JASON S. Corporate and Business Litigation, Entertainment and Sports Akerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-463-2700

MURPHY, LEWIS F. Litigation, Corporate and Business Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3100 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9300

NIAKAN, CYRUS S. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Murphy Niakan Zuniga, PLLC 11211 Prosperity Farms Rd., Suite B201 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-507-5700

NACHWALTER, MICHAEL Antitrust, Corporate and Business Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-1000

NICKAS, CONSTANTINE “DEAN” Product Liability - Defense Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 800 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-3939

NAPOLEONE, MICHAEL J. Corporate and Business Litigation Richman Greer, P.A. 250 Australian Ave. S., Suite 1504 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-803-3500

NICKLAUS, EDWARD R. Civil Litigation Nicklaus & Associates, P.A. 4651 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 200 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-460-9888

NEEDLE, ANDREW Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. 1401 Brickell Ave., Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-290-1736

NORTON, ROBERT L. Labor and Employment - Management Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. 121 Majorca Ave., Suite 300 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-445-7801

NEIMAN, JEFFREY ADAM Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 805 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-462-1200 NELSON, BARRY A. Trust and Estate Planning Nelson & Nelson, P.A. 2775 Sunny Isles Blvd., Suite 118 North Miami Beach, FL 33160 305-932-2000 NELSON, GREGORY A. Intellectual Property Fox Rothschild, LLP 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 700 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-835-9600 NEMIROFF, PAUL G. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Nemiroff & Auslander, P.A. 777 Brickell Ave., Suite 400 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-9747 NEUBERGER, MARK J. Labor and Employment - Management Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-482-8400

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NORTON, SUSAN POTTER Labor and Employment - Management Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. 121 Majorca Ave., Suite 300 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-445-7801 NUNEZ-VIVAS, CARLOS A. Corporate and Business Litigation WNF-Law, P.L. - Waserstein Nunez & Foodman 1111 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33131 305-760-8500 O’CONNOR, JOANNE M. Corporate and Business Litigation Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000 O’HARA, DENNIS M. Aviation, Professional Liability - Defense Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-847-4800 O’CONNOR, KEVIN P. Medical Malpractice - Defense, Construction Litigation - Defense Foley & Mansfield 4770 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1000 Miami, FL 33137 305-438-9899

OLIN, MICHAEL S. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Michael S. Olin, P.A. 169 E. Flagler St., Suite 1224 Miami, FL 33131 305-677-5088 OLIVE, BENJAMIN E. Corporate and Business Litigation Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A. 2426 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-334-2250 OLMEDO-RODRIGUEZ, JENNIFER Commercial Litigation, Appellate Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 100 SE 2nd St., 35th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-347-4080 OREN, AMY SIEGEL Workers’ Compensation Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. 1475 Centrepark Blvd., Suite 275 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-684-5956 ORIA, IRENE Commercial Litigation, Financial Litigation Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3100 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9326 ORSHEFSKY, DEBBIE M. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Holland & Knight LLP 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-468-7871 ORTIZ, JOSE A. Corporate and Business Litigation Herron Ortiz, P.A. 255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1060 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-779-8100 OSBER, STEVEN H. Corporate and Business Litigation Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. 8201 Peters Rd., Suite 4000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324 954-370-9970 OSBERG-BRAUN, LINDA Immigration Osberg-Braun Immigration 10800 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 925 Miami, FL 33161 305-350-0707 OSBORNE, JR., JOSEPH A. Torts, Product Liability - Plaintiff Osborne & Associates 433 Plaza Real, Suite 271 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-293-2608


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OSBORNE, JR., R. BRADY Trust and Estate Planning Osborne & Osborne, P.A. 1515 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 106 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-395-1000

PARSONS, EILEEN L. Insurance Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 30th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3996

PEPIN, JEFFREY C. Corporate and Business Litigation Mesa & Pepin, LLC 3418 Poinsettia Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-290-0023

OSMAN, EDITH G. Corporate and Business Litigation, Family and Marital Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050

PASANO, MICHAEL S. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Corporate and Business Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050

PERCZEK, JACKIE Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1300 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6421

OSTROW, JEFFREY M. Class Action - Defense Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A. 1 W. Las Olas Blvd., 5th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-4100

PASTORIZA, GILBERTO Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-854-0800

OVELMEN, RICHARD J. Intellectual Property, Appellate Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-2600

PATHMAN, WAYNE M. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning, Corporate and Business Litigation Pathman Lewis, LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2400 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-2425

PACKER, MICHAEL A. Insurance Litigation - Defense Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin, P.C 100 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1100 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-847-4920 PACKMAN, KEVIN E. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500 PADULA, STEPHEN J. Corporate and Business Litigation Padula Bennardo Levine, LLP 101 Plaza Real South, Suite 207 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-544-8900 PAGE, JODI C. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff The Killino Firm PC 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 800 W West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-835-9898 PAL, FABIAN A. Corporate and Business, International Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500 PALMER, EDUARDO International, International Litigation Eduardo Palmer P.A. 255 Aragon Ave., 2nd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-476-1100 PARKS, ROBERT L. Aviation, Product Liability - Plaintiff Law Offices of Robert L. Parks 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-445-4430 PARRISH, STEVEN M. Labor and Employment Steven M. Parrish, P.A. 330 Clematis St., Suite 207 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-833-3339

PATRICIOS, LEON N. Corporate and Business Litigation, Healthcare Litigation Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. 312 Minorca Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-5565 PATRICOFF, JR., HAROLD E. Corporate and Business Litigation, International Litigation Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300 PAYTON, HARRY A. Corporate and Business Litigation, Real Estate - Litigation Payton & Associates, LLC 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1600 Miami, FL 33131 305-372-3500 PEARSON, LOREN D. Intellectual Property Assouline & Berlowe P.A. 3250 Mary St., Suite 100 Miami, FL 33133 305-567-5576 PEDROSA, ELIOT Litigation Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500 PEGG, ALLEN P. Commercial Litigation Hogan Lovells US LLP 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-459-6500 PENNEKAMP, JR., TOM Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Corporate and Business Litigation Pennekamp Law P.A. 2811 SW 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33129 305-860-4445

PERETZ, STEVEN I. Intellectual Property Peretz Chesal and Herrmann, PL 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3700 Miami, FL 33131 305-341-3000 PEREZ, ELIZABETH P. Healthcare Perez Law Firm, P.A. 8004 NW 154th St., Suite 280 Miami Lakes, FL 33016 786-368-3070 PEREZ, RICHARD ANTONIO Corporate and Business, Government Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500 PEREZ-MARTINEZ, MARILYN J. Community Associations Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. 625 N. Flagler Dr., 7th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-5444 PERLING, LESTER J. Healthcare Broad and Cassel 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-764-7060 PERLMAN, JASON E. Mergers and Acquisitions, Finance Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. 200 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-566-7117 PERLMAN, JONATHAN E. Franchise, Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300 PERRY, PAMELA I. Corporate and Business Litigation, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Rodriguez & Perry, P.A. 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 601 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-670-9800 PERSHES, ROBERT E. Litigation Perkins Pershes PLLC 3839 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 200 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-910-8923 PERWIN, JOEL S. Appellate Joel S. Perwin, P.A. 169 E. Flagler St., Suite 1422 Miami, FL 33131 305-779-6090 SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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PERWIN, SCOTT E. Antitrust Kenny Nachwalter, P.A 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-1000

PLOUCHA, LAWRENCE M. Labor and Employment, Corporate and Business Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2250 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-703-3900

POSTON, REBEKAH J. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Squire Patton Boggs 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4700 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-7000

PETERSEN, CHRISTIAN A. Bankruptcy Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A. 2426 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-334-2250

PODHURST, AARON S. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Aviation Litigation Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2800

POWELL, BRETT C. Appellate, Trial Practice Powell Law Firm 18001 Old Cutler Rd., Suite 325 Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 305-232-0131

PETTIS, EUGENE K. Trial Practice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Haliczer Pettis and Schwamm, P.A. 100 SE 3rd Ave., 7th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-523-9922

POHL, BEVERLY A. Appellate Broad and Cassel 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-764-7060

PHANG, KATIE S. Corporate and Business Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500

POLENBERG, JON Commercial and Business Litigation Polenberg Cooper 1351 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy., Suite 101 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323 954-742-9995

PHETERSON, I. JEFFREY Labor and Employment Litigation Ward ∙ Damon PL 4420 Beacon Circle West Palm Beach, FL 33437 561-842-3000

POLISH, SHELDON S. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Berger Singerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-9900

PHILLIPS, GARY S. Corporate and Business Litigation, Real Estate - Litigation Phillips, Cantor, Shalek & Pfister, P.A. 4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 500N Hollywood, FL 33021 954-966-1820

POLLACK, GARY W. Corporate and Business Litigation Pollack, Pollack & Kogan, LLC 44 W. Flagler St., Suite 2050 Miami, FL 33130 305-373-9676

PICAZIO, KIM L. Family and Marital, Civil Litigation Kim L. Picazio, P.A. 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2024 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-467-5558

POLO, GINA MARIA Immigration Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A. 1401 Brickell Ave., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-1500

PIKE, MICHAEL J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Pike & Lustig, LLP 2465 Mercer Ave., Suite 204 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-855-7585

PONCE, INGRID HAMANN Labor and Employment Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200

PINSKY, JOSHUA S. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Litigation Rosenberg & Pinsky 6499 Powerline Rd., Suite 304 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-772-5151

POOLE, SAMUEL E. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Berger Singerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-9900

PITA, H.K. “SKIP” Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Pita Weber Del Prado 9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-8060

PORTAL, JANPAUL Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff The Ferraro Law Firm 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3800 Miami, FL 33131 305-375-0111

PLATNER, MICHAEL G. Corporate and Business Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP 110 SE 6th St., Suite 2600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-728-1280

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PORTUONDO, BERNARDO A. Corporate and Business, Real Estate Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo 44 W. Flagler St., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33130 305-379-0400 POSTMAN, BARRY A. Civil Litigation, Labor and Employment Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 120 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-366-4700

PRATHER, DAVID C. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin LLP 1919 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-899-2100 PRATT, DAVID Trust and Estate Planning Proskauer Rose LLP 2255 Glades Rd., Suite 421 A Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-241-7400 PRATT, JOHN P. Immigration Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A. 2650 SW 27th Ave., 2nd Floor Miami, FL 33133 305-443-4675 PRESS, MARTIN R. Tax Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-2000 PRESSLY, JR., JAMES G. Trust and Estate Planning Pressly & Pressly, P.A. 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 910 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-4040 PRICE, STANLEY B. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning, Environmental Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580 PRICE, WILLIAM W. Trial Practice, Civil Litigation William W. Price P.A. 521 S. Olive St. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3212 PRIETO, EDWARD C. Insurance Litigation - Defense, Nursing Home Litigation - Defense Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 1475 Centrepark Blvd., Suite 130 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-686-1880 PRIETO, PETER Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2800 PROBST, BERNARD I. Insurance Litigation - Defense, Workers’ Compensation Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP 9350 S. Dixie Hwy., 10th Floor Miami, FL 33156 305-671-1300


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PRUSS, LORENZ MICHEL Corporate and Business Litigation Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 2B Miami, FL 33133 305-374-1920 PUGATCH, CHAD P. Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Litigation Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen, PLLC 101 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-8000 QUESADA, EMILIA A. Civil Litigation SMGQ Law 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1205 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-377-1000 QUESADA, PABLO S. Corporate and Business, Securities SMGQ Law 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1205 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-377-1000 QUINTANA, MARLENE Labor and Employment GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-416-6880 RABEN, DAVID Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Forfeitures Ross, Amsel, Raben & Nascimento, PLLC 2250 SW 3rd Ave., 4th Floor Miami, FL 33129 305-858-9550 RABIN, ADAM T. Securities - Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Business Litigation McCabe Rabin, P.A. 1601 Forum Place, Suite 505 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-7878

RAMOS, JR., FRANCISCO Product Liability - Defense, Corporate and Business Litigation Clarke Silverglate P.A. 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-377-0700

RECIO, ANTHONY L. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-854-0800

RAMSEY, BRUCE M. Medical Malpractice - Defense, Healthcare Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A. 1601 Forum Place, Suite 400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-5970

REDMOND, PATRICIA A. Bankruptcy Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200

RANDOLPH, JOHN “SKIP” C. Government Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000

REETZ, C. RYAN International Litigation Bryan Cave LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 400 Miami, FL 33131 786-322-7500

RASCO, GUY A. Commercial and Business Litigation Devine Goodman Rasco & Watts-FitzGerald, LLP 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1400 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-374-8200

REID, BENJAMINE Corporate and Business Litigation, Environmental Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050

RASCO, RAMON A. Commercial and Business Litigation Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 25 W. Flagler St., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33130 305-358-2800 RASCO, RAMON E. Real Estate Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto, P.L. 2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 600 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-476-7100 RASILE, CRAIG V. Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights DLA Piper LLP (US) 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-423-8500

RABIN, JR., SAMUEL J. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Samuel J. Rabin Jr., P.A. 800 Brickell Ave., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-1064

RATZAN, STUART N. Trial Practice, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Ratzan Law Group 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-6366

RADELL, MICHAEL E. Environmental, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin PLL 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 850 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5300

RAVIKOFF, RONALD B. Arbitration, Mediation JAMS 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-5267

RADENSKY, PAUL W. Healthcare McDermott Will & Emery 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4500 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-3500

RAYMOND, MARK F. Corporate and Business Litigation Broad and Cassel 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 21st Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-373-9400

RAFOOL, II, RAYMOND J. Family and Marital Rafool & Hernandez, LLC 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 1204 Miami, FL 33133 305-567-9400

RAZOOK, RICHARD J. International Tax Fowler White Burnett P.A. 1395 Brickell Ave., 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9200

RAGATZ, TERESA Corporate and Business Litigation, Real Estate Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg 601 Brickell Key Dr., Suite 750 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-3232

REBOSO, MANUEL A. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. 9155 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33156 305-373-0708

REID, JUSTUS W. Corporate and Business Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Defense and Plaintiff Reid Burman Lebedeker 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 1160 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-7700 REID, PAUL T. Product Liability - Defense, Torts - Defense Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-5171 REIFF, ROBERT S. DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Robert S. Reiff, P.A. 2333 Brickell Ave., Suite A-1 Miami, FL 33129 305-854-5511 REISMAN, STEPHEN H. Construction, Civil Litigation Peckar and Abramson, P.C. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 3100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2600 REITER, JACK R. Appellate GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-416-6880 REITER, JOSEPH J. Product Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath 515 N. Flagler Dr., 10th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-1990 REMBOLD, SCOTT D. Corporate and Business Litigation, Construction Litigation Bogert & Rembold, P.L. 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 500 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442-9111

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RENGSTL, PATRICK J. Corporate and Business Litigation Patrick J. Rengstl, P.A. 11640 SW 61st. Ct. Pinecrest, FL 33156 305-904-8980 REYES, RICARDO A. Commercial and Business Litigation Tobin & Reyes, P.A. 225 NE Mizner Blvd., Suite 510 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-620-0656 REYNOSO, WALTER A. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Law Offices of Walter A. Reynoso, P.A. 2030 S. Douglas Rd., Suite 214 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-441-8881 RHYS, ADAM W. Medical Malpractice - Defense Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1600 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-689-3800 RICE, ARTHUR HALSEY Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Litigation Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen, PLLC 101 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-8000 RICHARD, DENNIS A. Litigation Richard and Richard, P.A. 825 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 1748 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-6688 RICHMAN, GERALD F. Corporate and Business Litigation Richman Greer, P.A. 250 Australian Ave. S., Suite 1504 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-803-3500 RIES, HEATHER L. Bankruptcy Fox Rothschild, LLP 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 700 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-835-9600 RIESBERG, BARBARA J. Commercial and Business Litigation Riesberg Law 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33133 305-371-9617 RIFKIN, LARRY S. Immigration Rifkin and Fox-Isicoff, P.A. 1110 Brickell Ave., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-2777 RILEY, JR., WILLIAM W. Environmental, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-416-6880 RINGEL, THOMAS Real Estate Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-5000

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RIVERA, OSCAR R. Real Estate Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. 8211 W. Broward Blvd., Suite 250 Plantation, FL 33324 954-781-1134 RIVERO, ANDRES Commercial Litigation Rivero Mestre LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1000 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-445-2500 ROBINSON, II, JAMES N. Litigation White & Case, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4900 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-2700 ROBSON, GRACE E. Bankruptcy Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A. 101 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1210 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-767-0030 RODDENBERRY, STEPHEN K. Corporate and Business, International Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600 RODRIGUEZ, FRANCIS E. Tax Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300 RODRIGUEZ, RAQUEL A. Government McDonald Hopkins LLC 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-3990 RODRIGUEZ, ROBERT J. Workers’ Compensation MKRS LAW 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 802 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-5228 RODRIGUEZ, WILFREDO A. International Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., PH 1225 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-779-3560

ROMANCE, MARK A. Corporate and Business Litigation Richman Greer, P.A. 396 Alhambra Circle, 14th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-373-4000 ROMANO, CARL V. Banking, Real Estate Broad and Cassel 1 N. Clematis St., Suite 500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-3300 ROOF, STEPHEN L. Aviation, ADR RA Law & ADR 2000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 600 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-569-2800 ROOS, CARLOTTA J. Labor and Employment Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 5300 Miami, FL 33131 305-415-3000 ROPPOLO, JR., WILLIAM V. Litigation Baker & McKenzie LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 1700 Miami, FL 33133 305-789-8900 ROSE, ALAN B. Civil Litigation, Corporate and Business Litigation Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka Thomas & Weiss, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 600 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-2250 ROSELLI, RICHARD J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Roselli & McNelis PA 4800 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 202E Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-826-0826 ROSEN, CARL S. Trust and Estate Planning Broad and Cassel 7777 Glades Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-483-7000 ROSEN, MARK L. Medical Malpractice - Defense Lubell Rosen, LLC 200 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 900 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-755-3425

ROGERS, DANIEL B. Appellate, Corporate and Business Litigation Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-5171

ROSENBERG, CHARLES M. Corporate and Business Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050

ROIG, FERNANDO L. Commercial Litigation Roig Lawyers 1255 S. Military Rd., Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 954-462-0330

ROSENBERG, MICHAEL International Tax Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg, P.A. 8950 SW 74th Court, Suite 1901 Miami, FL 33156 305-665-3311

ROLLINS, TRACI H. Financial Services Litigation Squire Patton Boggs 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1900W West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-650-7200

ROSENBLUM, RANDY Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum LLP 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 609 Miami, FL 33133 786-401-4708


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ROSENDORF, DAVID L. Bankruptcy Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-372-1800 ROSENTHAL, ALAN Corporate and Business Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050 ROSENTHAL, STEPHEN F. Appellate, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2800

ROTH, NEAL A. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1150 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442-8666 ROTHMAN, DAVID B. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Rothman & Associates, P.A. 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2770 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-9000

RUSSIN, PETER D. Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights, Bankruptcy Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6363 RUSSO, ELIZABETH K. Appellate Russo Appellate Firm, P.A. 7300 N. Kendall Dr., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33156 305-666-4660

ROTHMAN, JOEL B. Intellectual Property Schneider Rothman IP Law Group PLLC 4651 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-404-4350

RUSSOMANNO, HERMAN J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Russomanno & Borrello, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2800 Miami, FL 33130 305-373-2101

ROSS, ALAN S. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Ross, Amsel, Raben & Nascimento, PLLC 2250 SW 3rd Ave., 4th Floor Miami, FL 33129 305-858-9550

ROTHSTEIN, DAVID ALAN Corporate and Business Litigation Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 2B Miami, FL 33133 305-374-1908

RYNOR, JEFFREY A. Civil Litigation, Family and Marital Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A. 301 Arthur Godfrey Rd., PH Miami Beach, FL 33140 305-358-0050

ROSS, AMANDA J. Insurance Litigation - Defense Foreman Friedman, P.A. 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2300 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6555

RUBIN, AMY S. Corporate and Business Litigation Fox Rothschild, LLP 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 700 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-804-4433

SACHS, RICHARD A. Civil Litigation Glazer & Associates, P.A. 3113 Stirling Rd., Suite 201 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 954-983-1112

ROSS, DAVID LEE Insurance Litigation - Defense Law Offices of David L. Ross, P.A. 3390 Mary St. Suite 116 Miami, FL 33133 786-263-0008

RUBIN, CHARLES D. Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller, P.A. 2101 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 107 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-998-7847

SACKS, DAVID E. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning, Corporate and Business Litigation Pathman Lewis, LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2400 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-2425

RUBINOFF, EDWARD G. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Kutner, Rubinoff & Moss, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 301A Miami, FL 33133 305-358-6200

SAIKALI, ALFRED J. Technology Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-5171

RUBIO, ARMANDO P. Product Liability - Defense Fields Howell LLP 9155 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1012 Miami, FL 33156 786-870-5610

SAKALO, JAY M. Commercial Finance Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580

ROSS, MICHAEL S. Real Estate - Commercial Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120

RUBIO, RACHEL LOPATE Bankruptcy Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-5000

SALAZAR, LUIS Bankruptcy Salazar Jackson, LLP 2000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., PH Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-374-4848

ROSSMAN, STEPHEN F. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. 9155 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33156 305-373-0708

RUIZ, MARIA H. Product Liability - Defense Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1420 Miami, FL 33131 305-377-1666

SALE, JON A Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Broad and Cassel 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 21st Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-373-9400

ROSSO, SCOTT M. Corporate and Business Litigation, Insurance Litigation - Defense Kubicki Draper 1 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-768-0011

RUIZ, OLIVER A. Intellectual Property Malloy & Malloy, P.L. 2800 SW 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33129 305-858-8000

SALES, DAVID J. Corporate and Business Litigation, Civil Rights David J. Sales, P.A. 1001 N. U.S. HWY. 1, Suite 200 Jupiter, FL 33477 561-744-0888

RUSSELL, JANICE L. Real Estate - Commercial Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

SALIM, WILLIAM G. Commercial Litigation Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A. 800 Corporate Dr., Suite 500 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 954-491-2000

ROSS, LAURI WALDMAN Civil Litigation, Appellate Ross & Girten 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1612 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-8010 ROSS, MARINA I. Real Estate Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200

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SALKOWSKI, ROBERT F. Franchise Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5418

SAUL, GARY A. Real Estate Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500

SCHNEIDER, STEPHANIE L. Elder Law Law Offices of Stephanie L. Schneider, P.A. 1776 N. Pine Island Rd., Suite 208 Plantation, FL 33322 954-382-1997

SALLAH, JAMES D. Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC 2255 Glades Rd., Suite 300E Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-989-9080

SAUNDERS, BRAD K. Corporate and Business Saunders Business Law Group 1351 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy., Suite 101 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323 954-742-9995

SAMMATARO, JAMES G. Commercial Litigation Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-9900

SCAROLA, JOHN (JACK) Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300

SCHULER, RICHARD D. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. 1615 Forum Place, Suite 4D West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-689-8180

SAMPEDRO, DAVID Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. 6950 N. Kendall Dr., 1st Floor Miami, FL 33156 305-662-6178 SAMUELS, LEONARD K. Corporate and Business Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation Berger Singerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-9900

SCHAFER, HARRY R. Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-1000 SCHERER, WILLIAM R. Corporate and Business Litigation Conrad & Scherer 633 S. Federal Hwy., 8th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-5500

SANCHEZ, LILLY ANN Criminal Defense/Criminal Law L∙S Law Firm 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-503-5503

SCHERKER, ELLIOT H. Appellate Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500

SANCHEZ-MEDINA, JR., ROLAND Corporate and Business, Securities SMGQ Law 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1205 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-377-1000

SCHILLER, LISA M. Bankruptcy McGlinchey Stafford 1 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-356-2526

SANDLER, GILBERT L. Customs, International Trade Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, P.A. 1000 NW 57th Ct., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33126 305-267-9200

SCHIMMEL, JOSEPH B. Tax Cohen, Chase, Hoffman & Schimmel, P.A. 9400 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-0201

SANTA MARIA, DIANA Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria P.A. 5220 S. University Dr., Suite 205C Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328 954-434-1077

SCHLESINGER, SCOTT P. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. 1212 SE 3rd Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-467-8800

SARAFAN, RICHARD J. Litigation Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

SCHNAPP, MARK P. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Litigation Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500

SARASON, SCOTT M. Product Liability - Defense, Corporate and Business Litigation Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. 80 SW 8th St., Suite 3000 Miami, FL 33130 305-358-5577

SCHNEIDER, JEFFREY C. Corporate and Business Litigation Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 22nd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-403-8788

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SCHULMAN, CLIFFORD A. Environmental, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-854-0800 SCHULTZ, THOMAS G. Civil Litigation, Arbitration Lehtinen Schultz Riedi Catalano De La Fuente, PLLC 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33131 305-760-8542 SCHUTTLER, HOLLY DAVIDSON Family and Marital Schuttler Greenberg & Mullins, LLC 2151 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-393-0565 SCHWARTZ, ROBERT M. Intellectual Property Robert M. Schwartz, P.A. 2445 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33022 954-924-0707 SCHWARTZ, STACY M. Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP 110 SE 6th St., Suite 2600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-728-1280 SCHWIEP, PAUL J. Trial Practice Coffey Burlington 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1A Miami, FL 33133 305-858-2900 SCOTT, JR., THOMAS E. Torts, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. 9150 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33156 305-350-5300 SCRUGGS, FRANK P. Labor and Employment, Corporate and Business Litigation Berger Singerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-9900 SEARCY, SR., CHRISTIAN D. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300


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SEGAL, MIKE Healthcare Broad and Cassel 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 21st Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-373-9430

SHAWDE, JOHN C. Bankruptcy, Government Shawde & Eaton, P.L. 1792 Bell Tower Lane Weston, FL 33326 954-376-3366

SIDWEBER, ROBERT W. Family and Marital Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A. 3020 NE 32nd Ave., Suite 301 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-563-3477

SEIPP, JR., JOHN C. Product Liability - Defense Bowman and Brooke LLP 2 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 800 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-995-5611

SHAW-WILDER, DETRA P. Corporate and Business Litigation Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-372-1800

SEITLES, MARC DAVID Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Seitles & Litwin 40 NW 3rd St., PH 1 Miami, FL 33128 305-403-8070

SHEA, VALERIE Labor and Employment - Management, Insurance Litigation - Defense Sedgwick LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1500 Miami, FL 33131 305-670-4777

SIEGEL, PETER R. Corporate and Business Litigation, Labor and Employment Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120

SEROTA, JOSEPH H. Corporate and Business Litigation, Government Litigation Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-854-0800

SHENDELL, GARY R. Litigation Shendell Pollock, P.L. 2700 N. Military Trail, Suite 150 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-241-2323

SETCHEN, JASON A. Family and Marital Jason A. Setchen, P.A. 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 750 Miami, FL 33133 305-446-0083

SHEROUSE, CHRISTIENNE H. Insurance Litigation - Defense Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & Dimatteo 420 S. Dixie Hwy., 3rd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-667-0223

SEYMOUR, BRIAN M. Environmental, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 500E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-1980

SHERR, BRIAN Real Estate Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-765-0500

SHAPIRO, BRENDA BERNSTEIN Family and Marital Brenda B. Shapiro, LLC 2828 Coral Way, Suite 540 Miami, FL 33145 305-577-3861

SHIFRIN, DEANNA S. Family and Marital Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan, Bradfute & Kohlman, P.A. 46 SW 1st St., Suite 200 Miami, FL 33130 305-679-9744

SHAPIRO, JAY B. Corporate and Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200

SHIPLEY, III, JOHN A. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300

SHAPIRO, LYLE E. Corporate and Business Litigation Herskowitz Shapiro 9100 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 908 Miami, FL 33156 305-423-1986

SHOHAT, EDWARD R. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Trial Practice Jones Walker 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131 305-679-5716

SHAVITZ, GREGG I. Labor and Employment Shavitz Law Group, P.A. 1515 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 404 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-447-8888

SHUBIN, JOHN K. Corporate and Business Litigation, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Shubin & Bass, P.A. 46 SW 1st St., 3rd Floor Miami, FL 33130 305-381-6060

SHAW, DAVID M. Real Estate Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A. 660 US Hwy 1 3rd Floor North Palm Beach, FL 33408 561-627-8100

SHUSTER, MARC S. Real Estate, Corporate Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500

SIEGFRIED, STEVEN M. Construction Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. 201 Alhambra Circle, 11th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442-3334 SILVA, JORGE E. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Silva & Silva P.A. 236 Valencia Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-445-0011 SILVA, MICHAEL A. International Tax, Trust and Estate Planning DLA Piper LLP (US) 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-423-8500 SILVER, JAMES D. Bankruptcy Conrad & Scherer 633 S. Federal Hwy., 8th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-5500 SILVER, SCOTT H. Workers’ Compensation MKRS LAW 1200 S. Pine Island Rd., Suite 850 Plantation, FL 33324 954-776-9966 SILVERGLATE, SPENCER H. Corporate and Business Litigation Clarke Silverglate P.A. 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-377-0700 SILVERIO, BRIAN M. Family and Marital Silverio & Hall, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., PH Miami, FL 33130 305-371-2756 SILVERMAN, ADAM J. Corporate and Business Breier, Seif, Silverman & Schermer, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1125 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-445-0707 SILVERMAN, NOAH D. Torts- Defense Foreman Friedman, PA 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2300 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6555 SIMBERG, BRUCE F. Product Liability - Defense, Construction Litigation Conroy Simberg 3440 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Floor Hollywood, FL 33021 954-961-1400 SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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SIMON, NIKKI L. Litigation, Labor and Employment Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500

SMULIAN, ANDREW M. Real Estate Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

SPECTOR, JOSHUA B. Corporate and Business Litigation Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. 283 Catalonia Ave. 2nd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-377-0086

SIMOWITZ, SCOTT E. Lender Representation Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A. 800 Corporate Dr., Suite 500 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 954-491-2000

SOBEL, KENNETH J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Sobel Legal 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1500 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-526-7007

SINGER, MICHAEL S. Tax Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP 3801 PGA Blvd., Suite 604 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-626-2101

SOBEL, STUART H. Construction Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. 201 Alhambra Circle, 11th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442-3334

SPEED, CHRISTOPHER K. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300

SINGERMAN, PAUL STEVEN Bankruptcy, Commercial Transactions, Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500 SLAMA, JOSEPH J. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. 12 SE 7th St., Suite 801 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-8181 SLATKIN, JASON E. Bankruptcy Slatkin and Reynolds, P.A. 1 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 609 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-745-5880 SLESNICK, II, DONALD D. Labor and Employment Law Offices of Slesnick & Casey, LLP 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 200 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-5672

SPENCER, WILLIAM S. Litigation, Real Estate Akerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-463-2700

SOLOMON, HARRIS K. Corporate and Business Litigation, Probate and Guardianship Litigation Brinkley Morgan 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-522-2200

SPIER, HOWARD A. Railroad Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. 9155 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33156 305-373-0708

SOLOWSKY, JAY H. Corporate and Business Litigation Solowsky & Allen, P.L. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 915 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-2223

SPILLIS, PETER K. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Kelley/Uustal 500 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-715-4511

SOMERA, JR., PETER J. Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Somera & Silva, LLP 2255 Glades Rd., Suite 232W Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-981-8881

SPRECHMAN, STEVEN B. Commercial Collections Sprechman & Fisher, P.A. 2775 Sunny Isles Blvd., Suite 100 North Miami Beach, FL 33160 305-931-0100

SOMERSTEIN, BARRY E. Real Estate - Commercial Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120

SQUITERO, JOHN R. Corporate and Business Litigation, Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Katz Barron Squitero Faust 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., 7th Floor Miami, FL 33133 305-856-2444

SOMERSTEIN, MARK K. Banking, Real Estate Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120

SREBNICK, HOWARD M. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Civil Litigation Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1300 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6421

SMITH, III, D. CULVER Appellate, Litigation Culver Smith III, P.A. 500 Australian Ave. S., Suite 600 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-598-6800

SONBERG, STEVEN Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

SREBNICK, SCOTT A. Trial Practice, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Law Offices of Scott A. Srebnick 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1380 Miami, FL 33131 305-285-9019

SMITH, LAURA DAVIS Family and Marital Greene Smith & Associates, P.A. 2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 230 Coral Gables, FL 33134 786-268-2553

SONNETT, NEAL R. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Neal R. Sonnett, P.A. 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2000

STACK, BRIAN J. Litigation, Appellate Stack Fernandez Anderson & Harris, P.A. 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 2650 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-0001

SMITH, MARY LESLIE Franchise Litigation Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-482-8400

SOTO, EDWARD Corporate and Business Litigation Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP 1395 Brickell Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3100

STANLEY, ROBERTA G. Family and Marital Brinkley Morgan 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-522-2200

SLUSHER, JEREMY E. Corporate and Business Litigation, Construction Litigation Slusher, Yellin & Rosenblum 324 Datura St., Suite 324 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-814-2018

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STAPLETON, LEE E. Litigation K&L Gates LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3339

STRAFER, G. RICHARD Appellate, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law G. Richard Strafer, P.A. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1380 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-9091

STEARNS, EUGENE E. Corporate and Business Litigation, Trial Practice Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200

STUBBS, SIDNEY A. Corporate and Business Litigation Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000

STEIN, DINAH S. Appellate Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein, P.A. 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8171 STEINBERG, MARTIN L. Corporate and Business Litigation Hogan Lovells US LLP 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-459-6500 STEINMAN, JAY A. Real Estate Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-7219 STEPAN, JAMES A. Intellectual Property Mayback & Hoffman, P.A. 11011 Sheridan St., Suite 212 Cooper City, FL 33026 954-704-1599 STEVENS, HAROLD S. Construction Litigation, General Liability Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. 8201 Peters Rd., Suite 4000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324 954-370-9970 STOCKEL, ERIC J. Admiralty and Maritime Law Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier LLC 750 Park of Commerce Blvd., Suite 130 Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-990-1699 STOESSEL, HEATHER K. Healthcare Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. 312 Minorca Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-5565 STOKES, PAUL M. Trust and Estate Planning Stokes McMillan Antunez, P.A. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1901 Miami, FL 33156 305-379-4008 STONE, ADELE I. Real Estate, Corporate Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2250 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-703-3900 STONE, BRUCE M. Trust and Estate Planning Goldman Felcoski & Stone, P.A. 95 Merrick Way, Suite 440 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-2800

STUTIN, CATHY M. Labor and Employment - Management Fisher & Phillips, LLP 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-4800 SUGARMAN, ROBERT A. Labor and Employment Sugarman and Susskind, P.A. 100 Miracle Mile, Suite 300 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-2801 SUKHDEO, DEVAND A. Labor and Employment Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP 1801 NE 123rd St., Suite 314 North Miami, FL 33181 786-629-6052 SUM, ALICE Corporate and Business Litigation Fowler White Burnett P.A. 1395 Brickell Ave., 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9200 SUMBERG, JOHN C. Real Estate Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580 SUSSKIND, HOWARD S. Labor and Employment Sugarman and Susskind, P.A. 100 Miracle Mile, Suite 300 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-2801 SYMONS, ROBIN TAYLOR Labor and Employment - Management, Insurance Gordon Rees, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4300 Miami, FL 33131 305-428-5300 TACHE, WALTER Civil Litigation, Healthcare Tache, Bronis, Christianson and Descalzo, P.A. 150 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33131 305-537-9565 TAGUE, BRIAN P. Real Estate, Corporate and Business Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600 TALENFELD, HOWARD M. Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Talenfeld Law 1776 N. Pine Island Rd., Suite 222 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33322 754-888-5437

TARBE, SUSAN J. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Corporate and Business Litigation Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500 TARG, ROBERT I. International Criminal Defense Diaz Reus and Targ LLP 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 3400 Miami, FL 33131 305-375-9220 TARLOW, DAVID M. Insurance Litigation - Defense Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 1 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-523-7008 TAUBMAN, FREDRIC P. Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions Baker & McKenzie LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 1700 Miami, FL 33133 305-789-8915 TAYLOR, DANIEL E. Environmental, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Tripp Scott 110 SE 6th St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-7500 TERRY, KAREN E. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300 TERZO, FRANK PAUL Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights GrayRobinson, P.A. 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-761-8111 TESCHER, DONALD R. Trust and Estate Planning Tescher & Associates, P.A. 925 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-997-7008 THORNBURG, ROBERT Intellectual Property Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A. 1221 Brickell Ave., Suite 2400 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8303 THROCKMORTON, IV, CHARLES W. Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Litigation Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-372-1800 TILGHMAN, JR. JAMES B. Trial Practice Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi and Cain, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 3000 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6644

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TOBIN, MARK A. Real Estate - Eminent Domain Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

TRUEBA, JR., WILLIAM R. Intellectual Property Espinosa Trueba Martinez, PL 1428 Brickell Ave., Suite 100 Miami, FL 33131 305-854-0900

VILARCHAO, VERONICA Tax Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-482-8400

TOMCZAK, LESLIE MILLER Construction Akerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-463-2700

TRUSTY, CANDIS Elder Law, Probate and Guardianship Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-5000

VINES, ROBYN L. Family and Marital GrayRobinson, P.A. 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-761-8111

TOOTHAKER, STEPHANIE J. Government Relations, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Tripp Scott 110 SE 6th St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-765-2905

TUSCHMAN, RICHARD D. Labor and Employment Goodz & Tuschman, PLLC 8551 W Sunrise Blvd., Suite 303 Plantation, FL 33322 754-551-5630

VITALE, ANTHONY C. Healthcare Litigation - Defense The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale 2333 Brickell Ave., Suite A-1 Miami, FL 33129 305-358-4500

ULLMAN, SAMUEL C. Tax Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580

VOLSKY, GEORGE Corporate and Business Litigation, International Litigation Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

TOPOLSKI, SCOTT J. Litigation, Corporate and Business Litigation Topolski Law Firm, P.A. 3839 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 200 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-419-9900 TOPOR, THOMAS K. Litigation, Trust and Estate Planning The Kelley Law Firm, P.L. 3365 Galt Ocean Dr. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-563-1400 TRABAND, STEPHANIE REED Banking Litigation Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 22nd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-403-8788 TRASK, GREGORY J. Commercial Litigation Homer Bonner Jacobs 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-350-5100 TRAZENFELD, WARREN R. Legal Malpractice Warren R. Trazenfeld, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 700 Miami, FL 33133 305-860-1100 TRIGOBOFF, CRAIG J. Corporate and Business Litigation Waldman Trigoboff Hildebrandt Marx & Calnan, P.A. 500 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-467-8600 TRIPP, NORMAN D. Corporate and Business, Real Estate Tripp Scott 110 SE 6th St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-7500 TROPIN, HARLEY S. Corporate and Business Litigation, Securities Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-372-1800

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VALDES-FAULI, RAUL J. Corporate and Business, International Fox Rothschild, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2750 Miami, FL 33131 305-442-6540 VALDIVIA, III, JOSE F. Finance Hogan Lovells US LLP 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-459-6500 VALORI, PETER F. Corporate and Business Litigation, Labor and Employment Damian and Valori LLP 1000 Brickell Ave., Suite 1020 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-3960

WAGNER, SCOTT N. Corporate and Business Litigation Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580 WAGNER, STEPHEN Customs, International Trade Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 3112 Miami, FL 33131 305-350-5690 WAKSHLAG, STANLEY H. Corporate and Business Litigation Kenny Nachwalter, P.A 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-1000

VAN VLIET, THERESA M.B. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, International Fraud Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1110 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-453-8000

WALD, GERALD B. Corporate and Business Litigation Murai, Wald, Biondo & Moreno PLLC 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 600 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-0101

VARGAS, ROBERTO M. Corporate and Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000

WALDMAN, GLEN H. Corporate and Business Litigation Heller Waldman, P.L. 3250 Mary St., Suite 102 Coconut Grove, FL 33133 305-448-4144

VAUGHAN, ROBERT C.L. Litigation, Appellate Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2001 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-527-1115

WALKER, STEPHEN A. Environmental Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-640-0820

VER PLOEG, BRENTON N. Insurance Litigation Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 30th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3996

WALLEN, TODD L. Product Liability - Defense, Corporate and Business Litigation Wallen Hernandez Lee Martinez, LLP 255 Aragon Ave., Suite 200 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-842-2100

VERNIS, G. JEFFREY Insurance Litigation - Defense Vernis & Bowling 884 U.S. Highway One North Palm Beach, FL 33408 561-775-9822

WANDER, HOWARD L. Workers’ Compensation Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. 1475 Centrepark Blvd., Suite 275 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-684-5956


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WARD, GREGORY C. Corporate and Business Litigation, Insurance Litigation The Ward Law Group, PL 7975 NW 154th St., Suite 306 Miami, FL 33016 305-209-0613 WARD, III, PHILIP H. Real Estate, Commercial and Business Ward ∙ Damon PL 4420 Beacon Circle West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-842-3000 WARRINER, III, C. CALVIN Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300 WASERSTEIN, STEVE L. Tax, Real Estate WNF-Law, P.L. - Waserstein Nunez & Foodman 1111 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33131 305-760-8500 WASSERMAN, JEFFREY P. Family and Marital, Corporate and Business Litigation Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A. 7777 Glades Rd., Suite 400 Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-477-7800 WATTS-FITZGERALD, ABIGAIL C. Corporate and Business, Securities Devine Goodman Rasco & Watts-FitzGerald, LLP 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1400 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-374-8200 WAYNE, BARRY M. Family and Marital Bluestein and Wayne, P.A. 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 770 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-859-9200 WEAVER, JR., H. ADAMS Eminent Domain Litigation, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000 WEBER, WILLIAM A. Real Estate, Real Estate - Hotels and Resorts Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-1666

WEINSTEIN, ANDREW H. International Tax Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

WELLS, DIANE N. Corporate and Business Litigation Wells & Wells, P.A. 540 Biltmore Way Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-0019

WEINSTEIN, STEVEN ROBERT Healthcare Litigation, Corporate and Business Litigation K&L Gates LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300

WELLS, THOMAS O. Corporate and Business, Trust and Estate Planning Wells & Wells, P.A. 540 Biltmore Way Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-0016

WEINTRAUB, JAYNE C. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Broad and Cassel 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 21st Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-373-9400

WEST, BRYAN T. Corporate and Business Litigation, International Arbitration Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

WEINTRAUB, KAREN BETH Family and Marital Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A. 3020 NE 32nd Ave., Suite 301 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-563-3477

WHALEN, JEANMARIE Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, P.L. 2401 PGA Blvd., Suite 140 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-625-6260

WEINTRAUB, LEE A. Construction Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. 1 E. Broward Blvd., 18th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-987-7550

WHITE, GAVIN N.L. Civil Litigation Shendell Pollock, P.L. 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33134 561-241-2323

WEISBERG, ALAN L. Tax - Litigation, Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Weisberg Kainen Mark, P.L. 1401 Brickell Ave., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5544

WHITE, ROBERT A. Trust and Estates Planning, Probate and Guardianship Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. 550 Biltmore Way, Suite 810 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-1500

WEISS, GREGORY S. Commercial Litigation Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka Thomas & Weiss, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 600 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-2250

WHITE, TRELA J. Government Corbett White, Davis and Ashton, P.A. 701 Northpoint Pkwy., Suite 205 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-586-7116

WEISS, RICHARD JAY Government Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1900 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-4242

WICKER, II, JAMES J. Medical Malpractice - Defense Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1600 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-689-3800

WEISSING, MATTHEW D. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. 425 N. Andrews Ave., Suite 2 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-524-2820

WICKER, VIVIANNE A. Construction Litigation Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 800 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-3939

WEINER, JEFFREY S. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1910 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-9919

WEISSLER, ROBERT I. Real Estate, Real Estate - Hotels and Resorts Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200

WEINSTEIN, ALAN E. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Family and Marital Law Offices of Alan E. Weinstein, LLC 4500 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 203 Miami, FL 33137 305-576-8666

WEISSMAN, JEFFREY ADAM Family and Marital Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. 101 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 702 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-447-2274

WIDOM, MITCHELL E. Corporate and Business Litigation Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580 WILLIAMS, DANIEL G. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Gordon & Doner, P.A. 4114 Northlake Blvd., Suite 200 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-799-5070

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WILLIAMS, WILLIAM STERLING Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath 515 N. Flagler Dr., 10th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-1990 WINKER, DAVID J. Healthcare, Corporate and Business Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. 312 Minorca Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-5565 WINSTON, ANDREW Y. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff The Winston Law Firm 2924 Davie Rd., Suite 201 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 954-475-9666 WOLF, JEROME LEE Trust and Estate Planning Katz Baskies & Wolf, PLLC 2255 Glades Rd., Suite 240-W Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-910-5700 WOLPE, JOEL R. Medical Malpractice - Defense Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., 4th Floor Miami, FL 33156 305-670-1101 WOODWARD, JACQUELINE M. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Woodward & Reizenstein, P.A. 2828 Coral Way, Suite 540 Coral Gables, FL 33145 305-444-0755 WOULFE, RICHARD T. Medical Malpractice - Defense, Insurance Litigation - Defense Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A. 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., 6th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-764-7150 YAFFA, ANDREW B. Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1150 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442-8666 YEVOLI, EDWARD T. Corporate and Business, Tax Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. 200 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-566-7117 YOUNG, BURTON Family and Marital Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. 500 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1580 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-809-3300 ZACK, STEVEN N. Corporate and Business Litigation Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 2800 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-8400

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ZAPPOLO, SCOTT W. Civil Litigation, Corporate and Business Litigation Zappolo & Farwell, P.A. 7108 Fairway Dr., Suite 150 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 561-627-5000

ZUCKERMAN, P. BENJAMIN Corporate and Business Litigation Berger Singerman LLP One Town Center Rd., Suite 301 Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-241-9500

ZARCO, ROBERT Franchise, Automotive Dealership Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5418

ZUMPANO, CARLOS A. Corporate and Business, Labor and Employment Zumpano Castro, LLC 500 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 302 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-503-2990

ZARON, ANDREW D. Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Litigation Leon Cosgrove, LLC 255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 800 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-740-1992

ZUMPANO, JOSEPH I. Healthcare, International Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. 312 Minorca Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-5565

ZEDER, JON W. Corporate and Business Litigation, Insurance Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1 Miami, FL 33133 305-374-5030 ZEENA, JR., WILLIAM Securities - Litigation and Arbitration Kaplan Zeena LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3050 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0800 ZELEK, MARK E. Labor and Employment Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 5300 Miami, FL 33131 305-415-3000 ZELKOWITZ, STEVEN W. Real Estate, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-416-6880 ZELMAN, RICHARD M. Finance Sacher, Zelman, Hartman, P.A. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 2000 Miami, FL 33156 305-371-8797 ZEMEL, FRANKLIN L. Appellate, Litigation Arnstein & Lehr LLP 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-713-7600 ZIENTZ, MARK L. Workers’ Compensation Mark L. Zientz, P.A. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1619 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-6275 ZOBEL, CRAIG R. Product Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Law Offices of Craig R. Zobel. P.A. 3801 PGA Blvd., Suite 600 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-277-1819


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TOP LAWYERS By Practice Area

The following listing identifies our Top Lawyers by Practice Area. Please refer to our Top Lawyer listings or our web site, www.sflegalguide.com, for contact information on these attorneys.

GUIDE TO PRACTICE AREAS

ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LITIGATION

INTERNATIONAL BANKING

PROBATE AND GUARDIANSHIP

ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME

CREDITORS’ AND DEBTORS’ RIGHTS

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE/CRIMINAL

PROBATE AND GUARDIANSHIP LITIGATION

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR)

CRIMINAL DEFENSE/CRIMINAL LAW

LAW

PRODUCT LIABILITY - DEFENSE

ANTITRUST

CUSTOMS

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

PRODUCT LIABILITY - PLAINTIFF

ANTITRUST LITIGATION

DUI (DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE)

INTERNATIONAL FRAUD

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY - DEFENSE

APPELLATE

EDUCATION

INTERNATIONAL LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE - DEFENSE

ARBITRATION

ELDER LAW

INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION

PUBLIC FINANCE

AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIP

ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS

INTERNATIONAL TAX

RAILROAD LITIGATION

AVIATION

ENVIRONMENTAL

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

REAL ESTATE

AVIATION LITIGATION

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

REAL ESTATE - COMMERCIAL

BANKING

FAMILY AND MARITAL

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

REAL ESTATE - CONDOMINIUM

BANKING LITIGATION

FIDUCIARY LITIGATION

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT - MANAGEMENT

REAL ESTATE - DEVELOPMENT

BANKRUPTCY

FINANCE

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

REAL ESTATE - EMINENT DOMAIN

BUSINESS TORTS

FINANCE REGULATION

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION -

REAL ESTATE - FINANCE

CAPITAL MARKETS

FINANCIAL LITIGATION

DEFENSE

REAL ESTATE - HOTELS AND RESORTS

CIVIL LITIGATION

FORFEITURES

LEGAL MALPRACTICE

REAL ESTATE - LAND USE AND ZONING

CIVIL RIGHTS

FRANCHISE

LEGAL MALPRACTICE - DEFENSE

REAL ESTATE - LITIGATION

CLASS ACTION

FRANCHISE LITIGATION

LENDER REPRESENTATION

RECEIVERSHIP

CLASS ACTION - DEFENSE

FRAUD

LITIGATION

SECURITIES

COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS

GENERAL LIABILITY

MEDIA

SECURITIES - LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS LITIGATION

GENERAL LIABILITY - DEFENSE

MEDIATION

SEXUAL ABUSE

COMMERCIAL COLLECTIONS

GOVERNMENT

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - DEFENSE

TAX

COMMERCIAL FINANCE

GOVERNMENT LITIGATION

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - PLAINTIFF

TAX - LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LEASING

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

TECHNOLOGY

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

HEALTHCARE

NURSING HOME LITIGATION

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

HEALTHCARE LITIGATION

NURSING HOME LITIGATION - DEFENSE

TORTS

COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS

HEALTHCARE LITIGATION - DEFENSE

PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH

TORTS - DEFENSE

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LITIGATION

IMMIGRATION

PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH -

TRADE

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

INSURANCE

DEFENSE

TRIAL PRACTICE

CONSTRUCTION

INSURANCE LITIGATION

PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH -

TRUST AND ESTATE - LITIGATION

CONSTRUCTION - MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION

INSURANCE LITIGATION - DEFENSE

DEFENSE AND PLAINTIFF

TRUST AND ESTATE PLANNING

CONSTRUCTION LAW

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH -

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION

PLAINTIFF

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - DEFENSE

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION - DEFENSE

INTERNATIONAL

PREMISE LIABILITY - DEFENSE

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

PREMISE LIABILITY - PLAINTIFF

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ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY

PERWIN, SCOTT E. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A

MARKUS, DAVID OSCAR Markus/Moss

ITTLEMAN, ANDREW S. Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL

ANTITRUST LITIGATION

MARKUS, MONA E. Markus/Moss

LEWIS, ROBERT F. Greenspoon Marder Law MCNALLY, JOHN J. John J. McNally, P.A. ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME ANDERSON, ANDREW W. Chartwell Law Offices, LLP BOLZ, III, HENRY H. Keller & Bolz BROOKS, JENNIFER P. Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP

GREER, ALAN G. Richman Greer, P.A. APPELLATE ALLEN, RICHARD L. Solowsky & Allen, P.L. ALONSO, CRISTINA Alonso Appeals BASS, JEFFREY S. Shubin & Bass, P.A. BELLUS, CARYN L. Kubicki Draper

BUTLER, DANIELLE J. Luxury Law Group

BERMAN, ANDREW S. Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A.

CHACON, JR., RAUL J. Chartwell Law Offices, LLP

BLECKE, JAMES C. The Haggard Law Firm

FRIEDMAN, DARREN W. Foreman Friedman, PA

CRABTREE, JOHN G. Crabtree & Auslander

HAMILTON, JERRY D. Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP

EASLEY, DOROTHY F. Easley Appellate Practice, P.L.L.C.

HICKEY, JOHN H. Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

EATON, JOEL D. Podhurst Orseck, P.A.

HOUCK, MARK R. Chartwell Law Offices, LLP

GONZALEZ, CARLOS F. Alvarez Gonzalez, LLP

KELLER, III, JOHN W. Keller & Bolz

GREENE, CYNTHIA L. Greene Smith & Associates, P.A.

KELLEY, ALLAN R. Fowler White Burnett P.A.

GREGOIRE, NANCY W. Kirschbaum, Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC

KUNTZ, JR., ROBERT JAMES Devine Goodman Rasco & Watts-FitzGerald, P.A. MOORE, MICHAEL T. Moore & Company, P.A.

GUEDES, EDWARD G. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

MORRIS, PAUL Paul Morris, P.A. OLMEDO-RODRIGUEZ, JENNIFER Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney OVELMEN, RICHARD J. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PERWIN, JOEL S. Joel S. Perwin, P.A. POHL, BEVERLY A. Broad and Cassel POWELL, BRETT C. Powell Law Firm REITER, JACK R. GrayRobinson, P.A. ROGERS, DANIEL B. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. ROSENTHAL, STEPHEN F. Podhurst Orseck, P.A. ROSS, LAURI WALDMAN Ross & Girten RUSSO, ELIZABETH K. Russo Appellate Firm, P.A. SCHERKER, ELLIOT H. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. SMITH, III, D. CULVER Culver Smith III, P.A. STACK, BRIAN J. Stack Fernandez Anderson & Harris, P.A. STEIN, DINAH S. Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein, P.A.

AVIATION BAUROTH, ROBERT C. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. CURTIS, EDWARD R. Tripp Scott GLUSMAN, JASON A. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. KUNTZ, JR., ROBERT JAMES Devine Goodman Rasco & Watts-FitzGerald, P.A. MALONE, KEVIN A. Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. MEYER, JAMES M. Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP MOORE, MICHAEL T. Moore & Company, P.A. MOREHEAD, III, CHARLES A. Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead, P.A. O’HARA, DENNIS M. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. PARKS, ROBERT L. Law Offices of Robert L. Parks ROOF, STEPHEN L. RA Law & ADR AVIATION LITIGATION PODHURST, AARON S. Podhurst Orseck, P.A. BANKING ARNHOLS, WILLIAM C. Akerman LLP AVILA, ALCIDES I. Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP BADER, GREGORY K. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

HARGROVE, JOHN R. Hargrove Law Group

STRAFER, G. RICHARD G. Richard Strafer, P.A.

HICKS, MARK Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein, P.A.

VAUGHAN, ROBERT C.L. Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR)

HIRSCHHORN, JOEL GrayRobinson, P.A.

ZEMEL, FRANKLIN L. Arnstein & Lehr LLP

ALDERMAN, JASON R. The Alderman Law Firm

HOFFMAN, JUNE GALKOSKI Fowler White Burnett P.A.

ARBITRATION

FORNARIS, CARL A. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

ARRASTIA, JR., JOHN Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

KAIRALLA, JASON P. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

HILL, WILLIAM K. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

FREITAG, DEAN M. Akerman LLP

FERRER, JOSE M. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

KREUSLER-WALSH, JANE Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas P.A.

MENA, DANIEL O. Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP

HARPER, GEORGE R. Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP

LANDY, BURTON A. Akerman LLP

KUEHNE, BENEDICT P. Benedict P. Kuehne, P.A.

RAVIKOFF, RONALD B. JAMS

INFANTE, EMIL R. DLA Piper LLP (US)

RODRIGUEZ, WILFREDO A. Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP

LICKO, CAROL A. Hogan Lovells US LLP

SCHULTZ, THOMAS G. Lehtinen Schultz Riedi Catalano De La Fuente, PLLC

JOHNSON, ETHAN W. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

STOCKEL, ERIC J. Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier LLC

ROOF, STEPHEN L. RA Law & ADR ANTITRUST NACHWALTER, MICHAEL Kenny Nachwalter, P.A.

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COHEN, LEWIS R. Cohen Nicoleau PLLC FERRER, BARBARA J. GrayRobinson, P.A.

AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIP

MURAI, RENE V. Murai, Wald, Biondo & Moreno P.A.

KURKIN, ALEX J. Kurkin Brandes, LLP

ROMANO, CARL V. Broad and Cassel

ZARCO, ROBERT Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A.

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CESARANO, MARILYN J. W. Law Offices of Marilyn J. W. Cesarano, P.A.

HARTOG, ROSS R. Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

ROBSON, GRACE E. Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

HERRON, ANDREW R. Herron Ortiz, P.A.

ROSENDORF, DAVID L. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.

BANKRUPTCY

HEYER-BEDNAR, LORI L. Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A.

RUBIO, RACHEL LOPATE Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

AMRON, BRETT MICHAEL Bast Amron LLP

HUDSON, III, PHILLIP M. Arnstein & Lehr LLP

BAENA, SCOTT L. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

HUTTON, III, JOHN B. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

SAKALO, JAY M. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

JACKSON, LINDA W. Salazar Jackson, LLP

SALAZAR, LUIS Salazar Jackson, LLP

BATTISTA, PAUL J. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

KELLOGG, LAWRENCE A. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP

SCHILLER, LISA M. McGlinchey Stafford

BERLIN, HOWARD J. Berger Singerman LLP

KOZYAK, JOHN W. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.

BLANCO, LEYZA F. GrayRobinson, P.A.

LEHMAN, THOMAS R. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP

BANKING LITIGATION TRABAND, STEPHANIE REED Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP DINER, JESSE H. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

BAST, JEFFREY P. Bast Amron LLP

BLOOM, MARK D. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

CHARDON, CARLOS J. Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP

RUSSIN, PETER D. Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A.

CLEVELAND, BRYAN R. Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. COHEN, LOREN H. Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A. COLE, RICHARD P. Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. CRITTON, JR., ROBERT D. Critton, Luttier & Coleman LLP DAVIS, WILLIAM E. Foley & Lardner, LLP DOW, RANDY R. Body & Jenerette

SHAWDE, JOHN C. Shawde & Eaton, P.L.

FEIN, ALAN H. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

SILVER, JAMES D. Conrad & Scherer

FERTEL, ALAN K. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

SINGERMAN, PAUL STEVEN Berger Singerman LLP SLATKIN, JASON E. Slatkin and Reynolds, P.A.

FOODMAN, DANIEL WNF-Law, P.L. - Waserstein Nunez & Foodman

TERZO, FRANK PAUL GrayRobinson, P.A.

FOREMAN, JEFFREY E. Foreman Friedman, PA

LEVY, MARK A. Brinkley Morgan

THROCKMORTON, IV, CHARLES W. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.

GARCIA, MAURICE “MANNY” M. Greenspoon Marder Law

CIMO, DAVID C. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

MARKOWITZ, JERRY M. Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

ZARON, ANDREW D. Leon Cosgrove, LLC

GLUSMAN, JASON A. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

DAY, ALLISON R. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

MESSANA, THOMAS M. Messana, P.A.

BUSINESS TORTS

GOLDBERG, MARTIN B. Lash and Goldberg LLP

DOBIN, JOSHUA W. Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A.

MILLER, DANIEL A. Kubicki Draper

ELGIDELY, ROBERT F. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

MORA, MINDY A. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

BROWN, SCOTT N. Bast Amron LLP BUDWICK, MICHAEL S. Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. CALDERIN, JACQUELINE Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin

FOSTER, MICHAEL C. Tripp Scott GARNO, GREGORY M. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. GAYO-GUITIAN, MARIAELENA Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. GELFAND, JOANNE Akerman LLP

LESHAW, JAMES P. S. Leshaw Law, P.A. LEVINE, DAVID M. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP

MOSES, GLENN D. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. MRACHEK, LORIN LOUIS Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka Thomas & Weiss, P.A. PETERSEN, CHRISTIAN A. Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A.

KAPLAN, ABBEY L. Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L CAPITAL MARKETS ALVAREZ, CESAR L. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. CIVIL LITIGATION ABADIN, RAMON A. Sedgwick LLP ADAMS, LAURIE J. Kubicki Draper

GREER, ALAN G. Richman Greer, P.A. HAIMO, ADAM F. Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP HART, JOHN R. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt HIGER, MICHAEL J. Berger Singerman LLP ISICOFF, ERIC D. Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg

ANGONES, FRANK R. Angones, McClure & Garcia, P.A.

JOHNSON, E. BRUCE Johnson, Anselmo, Murdoch, Burke, Piper & Hochman, P.A.

BASSMAN, SCOTT A. Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.

JOSEPH, ALLAN A. Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL

GENOVESE, JOHN H. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

PUGATCH, CHAD P. Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen, PLLC

GOLDBERG, MICHAEL I. Akerman LLP

RASILE, CRAIG V. DLA Piper LLP (US)

BEASLEY, JR., JAMES W. Beasley Kramer & Galardi, P.A.

KELSKY, BRAD E. Kelsky Law, P.A.

GONZALEZ, DANIEL N. Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A.

REDMOND, PATRICIA A. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

BECKER, ALAN S. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.

KORNSPAN, SCOTT A. Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A.

BLACK, ROY Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A.

LASH, ALAN D. Lash and Goldberg LLP

GROSSMAN, GREGORY S. Astigarraga Davis GRUHER, BARRY P. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. GUSO, JORDI Berger Singerman LLP

RICE, ARTHUR HALSEY Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen, PLLC RIES, HEATHER L. Fox Rothschild, LLP

CARNEY, MICHAEL J. Kubicki Draper CASEY, DANIEL A. K&L Gates LLP

LODISH, ALVIN D. Duane Morris LLP MASE, CURTIS J. Mase

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MCCABE, RYON M. McCabe Rabin, P.A.

SALES, DAVID J. David J. Sales, P.A.

MCDONALD, JAMES E. McLuskey McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

TALENFELD, HOWARD M. Talenfeld Law

MITRANI, ISAAC J. Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A.

CLASS ACTION

MORRIS, PAUL Paul Morris, P.A. MRACHEK, LORIN LOUIS Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka Thomas & Weiss, P.A.

LEHRMAN, SETH M. Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.

BOYLE, CONRAD J. Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A

CLASS ACTION - DEFENSE

LINK, WENDY SARTORY Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A.

PICAZIO, KIM L. Kim L. Picazio, P.A.

HANCOCK, PAUL K&L Gates LLP

POSTMAN, BARRY A. Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.

OSTROW, JEFFREY M. Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A.

PRICE, WILLIAM W. William W. Price P.A.

COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS

REISMAN, STEPHEN H. Peckar and Abramson, P.C. ROSE, ALAN B. Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka Thomas & Weiss, P.A.

DAMON, CONRAD Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, PL WARD, III, PHILIP H. Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, PL COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS LITIGATION ADAIR, PERRY M. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.

ROSS, LAURI WALDMAN Ross & Girten

BERRY, BRIDGET ANN Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

RYNOR, JEFFREY A. Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A.

CHARBONNEAU, ROBERT P. Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin

SACHS, RICHARD A. Glazer & Associates, P.A. SCHULTZ, THOMAS G. Lehtinen Schultz Riedi Catalano De La Fuente, PLLC SREBNICK, HOWARD M. Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. TACHE, WALTER Tache, Bronis, Christianson and Descalzo, P.A. WHITE, GAVIN N.L. Shendell Pollock, P.L. ZAPPOLO, SCOTT W. Zappolo & Farwell, P.A. CIVIL RIGHTS ABATE, MARIA E. Colodny Fass, P.A. ALEXANDER, SCOTT D. Johnson, Anselmo, Murdoch, Burke, Piper & Hochman, P.A. COHEN, LOREN H. Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A.

COOPER, JUDE C. Polenberg Cooper COOPER, JUDE C. Polenberg Cooper GONZALEZ, PEDRO A. SMGQ Law HACKLEMAN, ROBERT S. Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A. HUCK, JR., PAUL C. Jones Day LAGE, GUSTAVO D. SMGQ Law POLENBERG, JON Polenberg Cooper RASCO, GUY A. Devine Goodman Rasco & WattsFitzGerald, P.A. RASCO, RAMON A. Podhurst Orseck, P.A. REYES, RICARDO A. Tobin & Reyes, P.A. RIESBERG, BARBARA J. Riesberg Law

FORMAN, SCOTT A. Littler Mendelson, P.C.

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GARCIA, MICHAEL E. White & Case, LLP

CHASKES, ROBERT I. Akerman LLP

QUESADA, EMILIA A. SMGQ Law

SPRECHMAN, STEVEN B. Sprechman & Fisher, P.A.

AMES, STUART D. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

NICKLAUS, EDWARD R. Nicklaus & Associates, P.A.

PRIETO, PETER Podhurst Orseck, P.A.

COMMERCIAL COLLECTIONS

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MOMBACH, GEOFFREY S. Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A COMMERCIAL LEASING MENOR, ARTHUR J. Shutts & Bowen LLP COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ANGELO, THOMAS P. Angelo & Banta, P.A. COLEMAN, GREGORY W. Critton, Luttier & Coleman LLP

WEISS, GREGORY S. Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka Thomas & Weiss, P.A. COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MCCARTHY, ALLISON E. Holland & Knight LLP COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS ALLEN, JR., ROBERT N. Robert Allen Law COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LITIGATION PEREZ-MARTINEZ, MARILYN J. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS DANIELS, STEVEN L. Arnstein & Lehr LLP FRANKEL, JED L. Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. MARS, GARY M. Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. CONSTRUCTION

CONAHAN, LINDA A. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

CHAVES, RICHARD R. Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell

CONCEPCION, CARLOS F. Jones Day

DINER, JESSE H. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

GENOVESE, JOHN H. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

FRYE, ROBERT L. Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A.

HAILE, JR., ROBERT G. Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A.

GREENE, MICHAEL S. Assouline & Berlowe P.A.

HANKINS, ROBYN S. Law Offices of Robyn S. Hankins

KING, BRUCE CHARLES Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

HONKONEN, ELIZABETH B. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A.

LESSER, STEVEN B. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.

MESTRE, JORGE A. Rivero Mestre LLP

MANKUTA, DAVID B. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

OLMEDO-RODRIGUEZ, JENNIFER Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

MILANO, NICHOLAS G. Holland & Knight LLP

ORIA, IRENE Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

NEUMAN, ERIC J. Murdoch, Weires & Neuman, PLLC

PEGG, ALLEN P. Hogan Lovells US LLP

REISMAN, STEPHEN H. Peckar and Abramson, P.C.

RIVERO, ANDRES Rivero Mestre LLP

SIEGFRIED, STEVEN M. Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

ROIG, FERNANDO L. Roig Lawyers SALIM, WILLIAM G. Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A. SAMMATARO, JAMES G. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP SCHWARTZ, STACY M. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP TRASK, GREGORY J. Homer Bonner Jacobs

SOBEL, STUART H. Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. TOMCZAK, LESLIE MILLER Akerman LLP WEINTRAUB, LEE A. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. WIDOM, MITCHELL E. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP


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AXELROD, ALAN D. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

GOLDSTEIN, RICHARD M. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

BARKUS, DAVID A. Holland & Knight LLP

GOMEZ, JOSEPH R. SMGQ Law

BOGERT, JEFFREY F. Bogert & Rembold, P.L.

BASEMAN, ALAN H. Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP

HANKINS, JAMES M. Hankins Northwood Roman Wenzel P.L.

BROWN, GARY LOUIS Arnstein & Lehr LLP

BELL, RODNEY H. Holland & Knight LLP

LOREN, BRUCE E. Loren & Kean Law

BLOOM, LEONARD H. Akerman LLP

HERNANDEZ, PATRICIA M. Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP

REMBOLD, SCOTT D. Bogert & Rembold, P.L.

BOLAÑOS, JR., JOSÉ A. Bolaños Truxton, P.A.

SIMBERG, BRUCE F. Conroy Simberg

BROWN, BOWMAN Shutts & Bowen LLP

SLUSHER, JEREMY E. Slusher, Yellin & Rosenblum

BURACK, MARSHALL R. Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A.

STEVENS, HAROLD S. Kelley Kronenberg, P.A.

COFFEY, SCOTT M. Squire Patton Boggs

THOMPSON, PATRICIA H. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

CROLAND, LESLIE J. Duane Morris LLP

WICKER, VIVIANNE A. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

DAVIS, JARET L. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

CONSTRUCTION - MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION ALEXANDER, BRUCE G. Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION DEFENSE O’CONNOR, KEVIN P. Foley & Mansfield CORPORATE AND BUSINESS ABBOTT, ELIOT C. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP ALBERT, JR., RONALD Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP ALBRIGHT, MARK AARON Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L.

DEL VALLE, IGNACIO G. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. DEVINE, JOHN W. Devine Goodman Rasco & WattsFitzGerald, P.A. DIAZ-SILVERA, ALBERT Alvarez Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira, LLP DUBIN, JOSHUA L. Joshua L. Dubin, P.A. EPSTEIN, GARY M. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. FAUST, MARC L. Katz Barron Squitero Faust

ALLEN, JR., ROBERT N. Robert Allen Law

FELUREN, MARK S. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

ALONSO, FERNANDO C. Hunton & Williams LLP

FERRI, MARCO Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP

ALVAREZ, CESAR L. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. ALVAREZ-FARRE, EMILIO J. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. AMES, STUART D. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

FIELDSTONE, RONALD R. Arnstein & Lehr LLP FREELAND, JORGE L. Freeland Partners, LLC FREITAG, DEAN M. Akerman LLP

ANGELO, THOMAS P. Angelo & Banta, P.A.

FURIA, ARTHUR J. Shutts & Bowen LLP

ARCHAMBAULT, LOUIS P. Arnstein & Lehr LLP

GARCIA, DAVID R. Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A.

ARNHOLS, WILLIAM C. Akerman LLP

GASSENHEIMER, JAMES D. Berger Singerman LLP

ARONSON, DANIEL H. Berger Singerman LLP

GENAUER, MARTIN J. Berger Singerman LLP

AWNER, JONATHAN L. Akerman LLP

PLOUCHA, LAWRENCE M. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PORTUONDO, BERNARDO A. Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo QUESADA, PABLO S. SMGQ Law RODDENBERRY, STEPHEN K. Akerman LLP SANCHEZ-MEDINA, JR., ROLAND SMGQ Law

HILL, MARLON A. Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP

SAUNDERS, BRAD K. Saunders Business Law Group

IGOE, JOHN G. Locke Lord LLP

SHUSTER, MARC S. Berger Singerman LLP

JACOBSON, DANIEL Akerman LLP

SILVERMAN, ADAM J. Breier, Seif, Silverman & Schermer, P.A.

KATZ, THOMAS O. Katz Baskies & Wolf, PLLC

SONBERG, STEVEN Holland & Knight LLP

KOENIGSBERG, JAY Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg

STONE, ADELE I. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

KRAMER, WILLIAM S. Brinkley Morgan

TAGUE, BRIAN P. Akerman LLP

LAMPERT, DANIEL Berger Singerman LLP

TAUBMAN, FREDRIC P. Baker & McKenzie LLP

LEVENSON, FREDERIC L. McDermott Will & Emery

TRIPP, NORMAN D. Tripp Scott

LEWIS, HAROLD L. Pathman Lewis, LLP

VALDES-FAULI, RAUL J. Fox Rothschild, LLP

LICKSTEIN, FRED K. Fowler White Burnett P.A.

WATTS-FITZGERALD, ABIGAIL C. Devine Goodman Rasco & Watts-FitzGerald, P.A.

MARKO, DAVID EVERETT Marko & Magolnick, P.A.

WELLS, THOMAS O. Wells & Wells, P.A.

MARKUS, ANDREW J. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

WINKER, DAVID J. Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A.

MARX, JAMES Marx Rosenthal PLLC MENENDEZ-CAMBO, PATRICIA M. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. MILLER, ALISON W. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

YEVOLI, EDWARD T. Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. ZUMPANO, CARLOS A. Zumpano Castro, LLC CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LITIGATION

MILLER, MATTHEW W. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

ACKERMAN, DAVID P. Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A.

MORENO, M. CRISTINA Murai, Wald, Biondo & Moreno P.A.

AIELLO, PAUL Bennett Aiello

MURPHY, LEWIS F. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

ALLEN, RICHARD L. Solowsky & Allen, P.L.

NACHWALTER, MICHAEL Kenny Nachwalter, P.A.

AMRON, BRETT MICHAEL Bast Amron LLP

PAL, FABIAN A. Holland & Knight LLP

BALDWIN, GREGORY A. Holland & Knight LLP

PEREZ, RICHARD ANTONIO Holland & Knight LLP

BARFIELD, BRETT A. Holland & Knight LLP

PHANG, KATIE S. Berger Singerman LLP PLATNER, MICHAEL G. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

BASS, HILARIE Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

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BASS, JEFFREY S. Shubin & Bass, P.A.

CHASKES, ROBERT I. Akerman LLP

ELLISON, STEVEN Broad and Cassel

BAUMBERGER, PETER S. Kubicki Draper

CHESKIN, MARK R. Hogan Lovells US LLP

FAHNESTOCK, FABIENNE E. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

BEASLEY, JR., JAMES W. Beasley Kramer & Galardi, P.A.

COFFEY, KENDALL Coffey Burlington

FASS, JOEL S. Colodny Fass, P.A.

BELLIDO, NELSON C. Roig Lawyers

COHEN, JEFFREY MICHAEL Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

FELDMAN, JEFFREY D. Cozen O’Connor

BENNETT, MICHAEL P. Bennett Aiello

COHEN, LEWIS R. Cohen Nicoleau PLLC

FERGUSON, DAVID L. Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A.

BERGER, MITCHELL W. Berger Singerman LLP

COLE, JAMIE A. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

FOSTER, MICHAEL C. Tripp Scott

BERMAN, ANDREW S. Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. BERMAN, JILL NEXON Rennert Vogel Mandler and Rodriguez, P.A. BERMAN, RICHARD E. Blank Rome LLP BERNHARDT, PETER M. McDonald Hopkins LLC BESVINICK, LAURA Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP BIDWELL, TALINA Pike & Lustig, LLP BLUM, W. BARRY Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. BOGERT, JEFFREY F. Bogert & Rembold, P.L. BOHRER, SANFORD L. Holland & Knight LLP BOWDEN, C. WADE Greenberg Traurig, P.A. BOYER, APRIL K&L Gates LLP BROCHIN, ROBERT M. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP BRODIE, STEVEN J. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt BRODSKY, RICHARD E. The Brodsky Law Firm BUCKNER, DAVID M. Buckner + Miles, P.A. BURLINGTON, ROBERT K. Coffey Burlington BURMAN, J. MICHAEL Reid Burman Lebedeker CARBALLO, JOSEPH A. Carballo Law, P.A. CARRIUOLO, ANTHONY J. Berger Singerman LLP CARTWRIGHT, KELLY-ANN Holland & Knight LLP CARUANA, ALBERT G. Coffey Burlington CASEY, DANIEL A. K&L Gates LLP

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CONCEPCION-VELOSO, LALINE Law Offices of Laline ConcepcionVeloso, P.A. CONTRERAS-MARTINEZ, CARMEN D. Arnstein & Lehr LLP COOPER, MARGARET L. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. CORBISHLEY, DEBORAH S. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. COSGROVE, SCOTT B. Leon Cosgrove LLC CRAIG, TED C. GrayRobinson, P.A. CRITCHLOW, RICHARD H. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. CUNNINGHAM, JR., JAMES C. Berger Singerman LLP DAMIAN, MELANIE E. Damian and Valori LLP DANON, SAMUEL A. Hunton & Williams LLP

FURNESS, AMY Carlton Fields Jorden Burt GAINES, RICHARD H. The Gaines Law Firm, P.A. GALARDI, JOSEPH G. Beasley Kramer & Galardi, P.A. GARCIA-LINARES, MANUEL A. Richman Greer, P.A. GARNO, GREGORY M. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. GILBERT, JEFFREY C. Cozen O’Connor GILBERT, ROBERT C. Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A. GOLD, ALAN C. Alan C. Gold, P.A.

HOCHMAN, JEFFREY L. Johnson, Anselmo, Murdoch, Burke, Piper & Hochman, P.A. HOLIFIELD, MARILYN J. Holland & Knight LLP IANNO, JR., JOSEPH Carlton Fields Jorden Burt ISICOFF, ERIC D. Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg JACOBS, KEVIN P. Homer Bonner Jacobs JAMES, III, GORDON Brinkley Morgan JOBLOVE, MICHAEL D. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. JOSEFSBERG, ROBERT C. Podhurst Orseck, P.A.

GONZALEZ, DANIEL E. Hogan Lovells US LLP

KELLEY, MARISSA D. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

DELIONADO, JR., JOHN J. Hunton & Williams LLP

GREENE, DAVID A. Fox Rothschild, LLP

DEMARIA, JOSEPH A. Fox Rothschild, LLP

GROSS, MERRICK L. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

DIAZ, JR., VICTOR M. VM Diaz & Partners, LLC

HALL, ADAM S. Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A.

DIMOND, SCOTT M. Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A.

HALL, ANDREW C. Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A.

DUNN, RICHARD M. Cozen O’Connor

HAMAWAY, MICHAEL P. Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A

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HILL, WILLIAM K. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

KEAN, MICHAEL I. Loren & Kean Law

GREENBERG, GERALD E. Gelber Schachter & Greenberg, PA

ELIAS, BRIAN D. Fowler White Burnett P.A.

HERRON, ANDREW R. Herron Ortiz, P.A.

GOLDSTEIN, JOSEPH M. Shutts & Bowen LLP

DAVIS, STEVEN W. Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP

EISENBERG, STEVEN ERIC Eisenberg Lehman. PLLC PL

HELLMAN, CARMEN ALPIZAR Carmen Alpizar Hellman, P.A.

KAPLAN, ABBEY L. Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L

GOODMAN, LAWRENCE D. Devine Goodman Rasco & Watts-FitzGerald, P.A.

EHRENSTEIN, MICHAEL D. Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin

HAYDEN, DONALD J. Berger Singerman LLP

GOLDBERG, MARTIN B. Lash and Goldberg LLP

DAVID, CHRISTOPHER M. Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL

DYE, THOMAS A. Cozen O’Connor

HAWKINS, SCOTT G. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

HARKE, LANCE A. Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP HARRIS, ROBERT Stack Fernandez Anderson & Harris, P.A. HAUSER, ROBERT J. Pankauski Hauser PLLC

KELLOGG, JASON K. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP KELLOGG, LAWRENCE A. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP KIM, JAY Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP KING, BRUCE CHARLES Carlton Fields Jorden Burt KISSANE, GENE P. Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. KLEIN, ROBERT M. Klein Glasser Park & Lowe, PL KLINE, CHARLES C. White & Case, LLP KLUGER, ALAN J. Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. KOHLMAN, ROBERT F. Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan, Bradfute & Kohlman, P.A. KREITZER, MICHAEL N. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP


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PUGATCH, CHAD P. Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen, PLLC

SHAPIRO, JAY B. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

RABIN, ADAM T. McCabe Rabin, P.A.

SHAPIRO, LYLE E. Herskowitz Shapiro

MORGAN, RICHARD A. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

RAGATZ, TERESA Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg

SHAW-WILDER, DETRA P. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.

MOSCOWITZ, JANE W. Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA

RAMOS, JR., FRANCISCO Clarke Silverglate P.A.

SHUBIN, JOHN K. Shubin & Bass, P.A.

MOSCOWITZ, NORMAN A. Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA

RAYMOND, MARK F. Broad and Cassel

SIEGEL, PETER R. Greenspoon Marder Law

NAPOLEONE, MICHAEL J. Richman Greer, P.A.

REID, BENJAMINE Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

SILVERGLATE, SPENCER H. Clarke Silverglate P.A.

NEVINS, JULIE E. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

REID, JUSTUS W. Reid Burman Lebedeker

SLUSHER, JEREMY E. Slusher, Yellin & Rosenblum

NUNEZ-VIVAS, CARLOS A. WNF-Law, P.L. - Waserstein Nunez & Foodman

REMBOLD, SCOTT D. Bogert & Rembold, P.L.

SOLOMON, HARRIS K. Brinkley Morgan

RENGSTL, PATRICK J. Payton & Rengstl, LLC

SOLOWSKY, JAY H. Solowsky & Allen, P.L.

RICE, ARTHUR HALSEY Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen, PLLC

SOTO, EDWARD Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

KRIMSKY, BETH-ANN E. Greenspoon Marder Law

MILLER, DANIEL A. Kubicki Draper

LAMB, ADAM J. Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A.

MOPSICK, MICHAEL D. Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A.

LASH, ALAN D. Lash and Goldberg LLP LEBEDEKER, BERNARD A. Reid Burman Lebedeker LEBOW, PATRICIA Broad and Cassel LEE, TIFFANI G. Holland & Knight LLP LEHMAN, THOMAS R. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP LEONARD, PATRICIA A. Shutts & Bowen LLP LERNER, JOSHUA D. Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. LETO, MATTHEW P. Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A. LICHTMAN, CHARLES H. Berger Singerman LLP LICKO, CAROL A. Hogan Lovells US LLP LINK, SCOTT J. Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A. LODISH, ALVIN D. Duane Morris LLP LOPEZ, PAUL OCTAVIO Tripp Scott LUBETSKY, CARY A. Krinzman, Huss & Lubetsky LLP LUMPKIN, CAROL C. K&L Gates LLP MAHFOOD, GEORGE G. Broad and Cassel MALTZMAN, JEFFREY Maltzman & Partners P.A. MANDEL, DAVID S. Mandel & Mandel LLP MARIANI, JOHN F. Kammerer Mariani PLLC MARTINEZ, JR., ELIO F. Espinosa Trueba Martinez, PL MAURO, C. CORY Carlton Fields Jorden Burt MCCABE, RYON M. McCabe Rabin, P.A. MEEKS, THOMAS J. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt MEMBIELA, GUSTAVO J. Hunton & Williams LLP MENA, DANIEL O. Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP METZGER, JOHN T. McDonald Hopkins LLC

O’CONNOR, JOANNE M. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. OLETSKY JASON S. Akerman LLP OLIVE, BENJAMIN E. Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A. ORTIZ, JOSE A. Herron Ortiz, P.A. OSBER, STEVEN H. Kelley Kronenberg, P.A.

SPECTOR, JOSHUA B. Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L.

RICHMAN, GERALD F. Richman Greer, P.A.

SQUITERO, JOHN R. Katz Barron Squitero Faust

ROGERS, DANIEL B. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

STEARNS, EUGENE E. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

ROMANCE, MARK A. Richman Greer, P.A.

STEINBERG, MARTIN L. Hogan Lovells US LLP

OSMAN, EDITH G. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

ROSE, ALAN B. Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka Thomas & Weiss, P.A.

PADULA, STEPHEN J. Padula Bennardo Levine, LLP

ROSENBERG, CHARLES M. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

PASANO, MICHAEL S. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

ROSENTHAL, ALAN Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

PATHMAN, WAYNE M. Pathman Lewis, LLP

ROSSO, SCOTT M. Kubicki Draper

PATRICIOS, LEON N. Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A.

ROTHSTEIN, DAVID ALAN Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A.

PATRICOFF, JR., HAROLD E. Shutts & Bowen LLP

RUBIN, AMY S. Fox Rothschild, LLP

PAYTON, HARRY A. Payton & Associates, LLC

SACKS, DAVID E. Pathman Lewis, LLP

TRIGOBOFF, CRAIG J. Waldman Trigoboff Hildebrandt Marx & Calnan, P.A.

PENNEKAMP, JR., TOM Pennekamp Law P.A.

SALES, DAVID J. David J. Sales, P.A.

TROPIN, HARLEY S. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.

PEPIN, JEFFREY C. Mesa & Pepin, LLC

SAMUELS, LEONARD K. Berger Singerman LLP

VALORI, PETER F. Damian and Valori LLP

PERRY, PAMELA I. Rodriguez & Perry, P.A.

SARASON, SCOTT M. Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.

VARGAS, ROBERTO M. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

PHILLIPS, GARY S. Phillips, Cantor, Shalek & Pfister, P.A.

SCHERER, WILLIAM R. Conrad & Scherer

VOLSKY, GEORGE Akerman LLP

PINSKY, JOSHUA S. Rosenberg & Pinsky

SCHNEIDER, JEFFREY C. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP

WAKSHLAG, STANLEY H. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A

POLLACK, GARY W. Pollack, Pollack & Kogan, LLC PRUSS, LORENZ MICHEL Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A.

SCRUGGS, FRANK P. Berger Singerman LLP SEROTA, JOSEPH H. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

STUBBS, SIDNEY A. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. SUM, ALICE Fowler White Burnett P.A. TARBE, SUSAN J. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. THROCKMORTON, IV, CHARLES W. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. TOPOLSKI, SCOTT J. Topolski Law Firm, P.A.

WALD, GERALD B. Murai, Wald, Biondo & Moreno P.A. WALDMAN, GLEN H. Heller Waldman, P.L.

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WALLEN, TODD L. Wallen Hernandez Lee Martinez, LLP

HUTTON, III, JOHN B. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

KEGERREIS, SHARON L. Berger Singerman LLP

SCHNAPP, MARK P. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

WARD, GREGORY C. The Ward Law Group, PL

LICHTMAN, CHARLES H. Berger Singerman LLP

SCOTT, JR., THOMAS E. Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.

WASSERMAN, JEFFREY P. Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A.

MARKOWITZ, JERRY M. Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

KORNSPAN, SCOTT A. Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A.

WEINSTEIN, STEVEN ROBERT K&L Gates LLP

RASILE, CRAIG V. DLA Piper LLP (US)

WELLS, DIANE N. Wells & Wells, P.A.

RUSSIN, PETER D. Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A.

WEST, BRYAN T. Akerman LLP

SINGERMAN, PAUL STEVEN Berger Singerman LLP

ZACK, STEVEN N. Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP

TERZO, FRANK PAUL GrayRobinson, P.A.

ZAPPOLO, SCOTT W. Zappolo & Farwell, P.A.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE/ CRIMINAL LAW

ZARON, ANDREW D. Leon Cosgrove, LLC

AARON, WILLIAM William Aaron, P.A.

ZEDER, JON W. Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A.

AMSEL, ROBERT G. Ross, Amsel, Raben & Nascimento, PLLC

ZUCKERMAN, P. BENJAMIN Berger Singerman LLP CREDITORS’ AND DEBTORS’ RIGHTS BATTISTA, PAUL J. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. BERLIN, HOWARD J. Berger Singerman LLP BLANCO, LEYZA F. GrayRobinson, P.A.

BECERRA, ROBERT J. Becerra Law, P.A. BLACK, MELVIN S. Melvin S. Black, P.A.

CIMO, DAVID C. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

DELL, KELLY ANN Law Offices of Kelly Dell, P.A.

DAY, ALLISON R. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

DEMARIA, JOSEPH A. Fox Rothschild, LLP

GAYO-GUITIAN, MARIAELENA Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

FOODMAN, DANIEL WNF-Law, P.L. - Waserstein Nunez & Foodman

HARTOG, ROSS R. Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A. HEYER-BEDNAR, LORI L. Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A. HUDSON, III, PHILLIP M. Arnstein & Lehr LLP

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MANDEL, DAVID S. Mandel & Mandel LLP MARKUS, DAVID OSCAR Markus/Moss MARKUS, MONA E. Markus/Moss MARTINEZ, ROBERTO Colson Hicks Eidson

MOSCOWITZ, JANE W. Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA

COX, JEFFREY L. Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC

GUSO, JORDI Berger Singerman LLP

LUBIN, RICHARD G. Richard G. Lubin, P.A.

BEATON, JR., MARCOS Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A.

CHAPMAN, SCOTT B. The Chapman Law Firm

GROSSMAN, GREGORY S. Astigarraga Davis

LOUIS, MARSHALL DORE Sinclair, Louis & Zavertnik, P.A.

MAYERSOHN, LEAH H. Mayersohn Law Group, P.A.

BLACK, ROY Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A.

GOLDBERG, MICHAEL I. Akerman LLP

LOPEZ, JARED M. Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A.

BARZEE, WILLIAM R. Barzee Flores, LLC

BLOOM, MARK D. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

GELFAND, JOANNE Akerman LLP

KUEHNE, BENEDICT P. Benedict P. Kuehne, P.A.

GELBER, DANIEL S. Gelber Schachter & Greenberg, PA HABER, MICHAEL A. Law Offices of Michael A. Haber, P.A. HIRSCHHORN, JOEL GrayRobinson, P.A.

MOSCOWITZ, NORMAN A. Moscowitz & Moscowitz, PA MOSS, A. MARGOT Markus/Moss NEIMAN, JEFFREY ADAM Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP PASANO, MICHAEL S. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PERCZEK, JACKIE Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A.

SEITLES, MARC DAVID Seitles & Litwin SHOHAT, EDWARD R. Jones Walker SONNETT, NEAL R. Neal R. Sonnett, P.A. SREBNICK, HOWARD M. Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. SREBNICK, SCOTT A. Law Offices of Scott A. Srebnick STRAFER, G. RICHARD G. Richard Strafer, P.A. TARBE, SUSAN J. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. VAN VLIET, THERESA M.B. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. WEINER, JEFFREY S. Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. WEINSTEIN, ALAN E. Law Offices of Alan E. Weinstein, LLC WEINTRAUB, JAYNE C. Broad and Cassel WEISBERG, ALAN L. Weisberg Kainen Mark, P.L. WOODWARD, JACQUELINE M. Woodward & Reizenstein, P.A. CUSTOMS SANDLER, GILBERT L. Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, P.A. WAGNER, STEPHEN Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL

PERRY, PAMELA I. Rodriguez & Perry, P.A.

DUI (DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE)

POSTON, REBEKAH J. Squire Patton Boggs

HABER, MICHAEL A. Law Offices of Michael A. Haber, P.A.

PRIETO, PETER Podhurst Orseck, P.A.

REIFF, ROBERT S. Robert S. Reiff, P.A.

RABEN, DAVID Ross, Amsel, Raben & Nascimento, PLLC

EDUCATION

RABIN, JR., SAMUEL J. Samuel J. Rabin Jr., P.A.

BOGDAN, SUZANNE K. Fisher & Phillips, LLP ELDER LAW

REYNOSO, WALTER A. Law Offices of Walter A. Reynoso, P.A.

MORRIS, ELLEN S. Elder Law Associates, P.A.

HOWE, JOHN M. John M. Howe, P.A.

ROSS, ALAN S. Ross, Amsel, Raben & Nascimento, PLLC

SCHNEIDER, STEPHANIE L. Law Offices of Stephanie L. Schneider, P.A.

JOSEFSBERG, ROBERT C. Podhurst Orseck, P.A.

ROTHMAN, DAVID B. Rothman & Associates, P.A.

TRUSTY, CANDIS Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

KAINEN, DENNIS G. Weisberg Kainen Mark, P.L.

SALE, JON A Broad and Cassel

ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS

KAPLAN, ROBIN E. McDonald Hopkins LLC

SANCHEZ, LILLY ANN L∙S Law Firm

HOGAN, JOHN M. Holland & Knight LLP

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BERNHARDT, PETER M. McDonald Hopkins LLC

BLUESTEIN, HAROLD Bluestein and Wayne, P.A.

LUTTIER, MARK T. Critton, Luttier & Coleman LLP

MILSTEIN, RICHARD C. Akerman LLP

FERTEL, ALAN K. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

BRODIE, JASON A. Brodie & Friedman, P.A.

MANOFF, STUART R. Greenspoon Marder Law

FINANCE

FIELDS, SR., PRESTON J. Preston J. Fields, P.A.

BUCKNER, ROBIN S. Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan, Bradfute & Kohlman, P.A.

MARKS, JASON R. Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.

OLETSKY JASON S. Akerman LLP

CARUANA, ALBERT G. Coffey Burlington

MERLIN, ROBERT J. Robert J. Merlin, P.A.

ENVIRONMENTAL

CESARANO, MARILYN J. W. Law Offices of Marilyn J. W. Cesarano, P.A.

MILLER, JAMES FOX Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP

ADLER, BRIAN S. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP BARKETT, JOHN M. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. BERCOW, JEFFREY S. Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin PLL

CESTERO, JORGE M. Sasser, Cestero & Sasser, P. A. CHAMES, DEBORAH S. Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L

DIFFENDERFER, MICHELLE Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

CONCEPCION-VELOSO, LALINE Law Offices of Laline ConcepcionVeloso, P.A.

ECHEMENDIA, SANTIAGO D. Shutts & Bowen LLP

CUMMINGS, MICHELE K. GrayRobinson, P.A.

GOLDSTEIN, MICHAEL R. The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm

FOSTER-MORALES, DORI Foster-Morales Sockel Stone LLC

HALL, DONALD RAYMOND Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. MCNALLY, JOHN J. John J. McNally, P.A. PRICE, STANLEY B. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP RADELL, MICHAEL E. Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin PLL RILEY, JR., WILLIAM W. GrayRobinson, P.A. SCHULMAN, CLIFFORD A. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

FRIEDMAN, JOSHUA K. Brodie & Friedman, P.A. GAINES, RICHARD H. The Gaines Law Firm, P.A. GLADSTONE, PETER L. Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. GONZALEZ, MARIA C. Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. GORDON, KENNETH A. Brinkley Morgan GREENE, CYNTHIA L. Greene Smith & Associates, P.A. HAUSMANN, MICHELLE M. Hausmann & Hickman, P.A.

ALEXANDER, LARRY B. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. BANTA, GAVIN S. Angelo & Banta, P.A. BROWN, GARY L. Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. CROLAND, LESLIE J. Duane Morris LLP

OSMAN, EDITH G. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

GORZECK, RANA M. Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, PL

PICAZIO, KIM L. Kim L. Picazio, P.A.

HERNANDEZ, PATRICIA M. Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP

RAFOOL, II, RAYMOND J. Rafool & Hernandez, LLC

LICKSTEIN, FRED K. Fowler White Burnett P.A.

RYNOR, JEFFREY A. Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A.

LOUMIET, CARLOS E. Broad and Cassel

SCHUTTLER, HOLLY DAVIDSON Schuttler Greenberg & Mullins, LLC

LOZOFF, MICHAEL D. Shutts & Bowen LLP

SETCHEN, JASON A. Jason A. Setchen, P.A.

PERLMAN, JASON E. Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L.

SHAPIRO, BRENDA BERNSTEIN Brenda B. Shapiro, LLC

VALDIVIA, III, JOSE F. Hogan Lovells US LLP

SHIFRIN, DEANNA S. Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan, Bradfute & Kohlman, P.A.

ZELMAN, RICHARD M. Sacher, Zelman, Hartman, P.A. FINANCE REGULATION

SIDWEBER, ROBERT W. Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A.

INFANTE, EMIL R. DLA Piper LLP (US)

SILVERIO, BRIAN M. Silverio & Hall, P.A.

FINANCIAL LITIGATION

SMITH, LAURA DAVIS Greene Smith & Associates, P.A.

OKLESHEN, JASON H. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

STANLEY, ROBERTA G. Brinkley Morgan

ORIA, IRENE Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

VINES, ROBYN L. GrayRobinson, P.A.

ROLLINS, TRACI H. Squire Patton Boggs

SEYMOUR, BRIAN M. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

HERNANDEZ, DOLLY Rafool & Hernandez, LLC

TAYLOR, DANIEL E. Tripp Scott

HICKMAN, AMY U. Hausmann & Hickman, P.A.

WASSERMAN, JEFFREY P. Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A.

WALKER, STEPHEN A. Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

JACOBS, MELISSA J. Coffey Burlington

WAYNE, BARRY M. Bluestein and Wayne, P.A.

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION

JENSEN, DENISE LYNN Gladstone & Weissman, P.A.

WEINSTEIN, ALAN E. Law Offices of Alan E. Weinstein, LLC

KARPF, MITCHELL K. Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A.

WEINTRAUB, KAREN BETH Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A.

KOHLMAN, ROBERT F. Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan, Bradfute & Kohlman, P.A.

WEISSMAN, JEFFREY ADAM Gladstone & Weissman, P.A.

AARON, WILLIAM William Aaron, P.A. COGLIANESE, MATTHEW P. Arnstein & Lehr LLP REID, BENJAMINE Carlton Fields Jorden Burt FAMILY AND MARITAL

KORNREICH, GERALD I. Kornreich & Associates

ACEBO, HUGO E. Bluestein and Wayne, P.A.

KUTNER, MAURICE JAY Kutner & Associates, P.A.

BAKER, ELIZABETH S. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

LEINOFF, ANDREW M. Leinoff & Lemos, P.A.

BARKUS, LORI Barkus Law

LEMOS, NATALIE SCHARF Leinoff & Lemos, P.A.

YOUNG, BURTON Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. FIDUCIARY LITIGATION HARGROVE, JOHN R. Hargrove Law Group KELLEY, ROHAN The Kelley Law Firm, P.L.

FORFEITURES AMSEL, ROBERT G. Ross, Amsel, Raben & Nascimento, PLLC RABEN, DAVID Ross, Amsel, Raben & Nascimento, PLLC FRANCHISE BLUM, W. BARRY Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. EINHORN, ROBERT M. Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A. GREENE, NINA Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. JOBLOVE, MICHAEL D. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. PERLMAN, JONATHAN E. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. SALKOWSKI, ROBERT F. Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A. SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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ZARCO, ROBERT Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A.

WHITE, TRELA J. Corbett White, Davis and Ashton, P.A.

FRANCHISE LITIGATION

GOVERNMENT LITIGATION

DAVIS, WILLIAM E. Foley & Lardner, LLP

COLE, JAMIE A. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

SMITH, MARY LESLIE Foley & Lardner, LLP FRAUD DAVIS, JR., EDWARD H. Astigarraga Davis GENERAL LIABILITY STEVENS, HAROLD S. Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. GENERAL LIABILITY - DEFENSE GORAN, JOHN J. Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP

HOCHMAN, JEFFREY L. Johnson, Anselmo, Murdoch, Burke, Piper & Hochman, P.A. SEROTA, JOSEPH H. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS BECKER, ALAN S. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. BIERMAN, MITCHELL A. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

GOVERNMENT

COLODNY, MICHAEL Colodny Fass, P.A.

ALEXANDER, SCOTT D. Johnson, Anselmo, Murdoch, Burke, Piper & Hochman, P.A.

DOTSON, JR., ALBERT E. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

BUTTERWORTH, JR., ROBERT A. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

TOOTHAKER, STEPHANIE J. Tripp Scott

CARDENAS, ALBERTO R. Squire Patton Boggs

HEALTHCARE

COCHRAN, JR., CLARK J. Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A. ESCARRA, IRIS V. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. GOREN, SAMUEL S. Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol, P.A. JOHNSON, E. BRUCE Johnson, Anselmo, Murdoch, Burke, Piper & Hochman, P.A.

BURACK, MARSHALL R. Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A. COLEMAN, IRA J. McDermott Will & Emery DAVIS, GARY SCOTT McDermott Will & Emery ERDE, JOANNE B. Duane Morris LLP GREENBLATT, SANDRA P. Lubell Rosen, LLC

KARLINSKY, FRED E. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

IMPERATO, GABRIEL L. Broad and Cassel

LEWIS, TERRY E. Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

JACOBSON, DANIEL Akerman LLP

LYLES, DENNIS E. Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A.

KALISH, MARTIN I. Arnstein & Lehr LLP

MARRERO, MICHAEL J. Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin PLL MEYERS, DAWN M. Berger Singerman LLP PEREZ, RICHARD ANTONIO Holland & Knight LLP RANDOLPH, JOHN “SKIP” C. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. RODRIGUEZ, RAQUEL A. McDonald Hopkins LLC SHAWDE, JOHN C. Shawde & Eaton, P.L. WEISS, RICHARD JAY Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

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KAYE, JOSHUA M. DLA Piper LLP (US) LASRIS, LEE F. Greenspoon Marder Law LAURENCE, JODI L. Greenspoon Marder Law MILLER, HEATHER SIEGEL Broad and Cassel PEREZ, ELIZABETH P. Perez Law Firm, P.A. PERLING, LESTER J. Broad and Cassel RADENSKY, PAUL W. McDermott Will & Emery

SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

RAMSEY, BRUCE M. Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A. SEGAL, MIKE Broad and Cassel STOESSEL, HEATHER K. Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. TACHE, WALTER Tache, Bronis, Christianson and Descalzo, P.A.

INSURANCE BELLUS, CARYN L. Kubicki Draper BLECKE, JAMES C. The Haggard Law Firm COLODNY, MICHAEL Colodny Fass, P.A. DAVIS, GARY SCOTT McDermott Will & Emery

WINKER, DAVID J. Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A.

DEEHL, DAVID L. Deehl PLLC

ZUMPANO, JOSEPH I. Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A.

FIDEI, RICHARD J. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

HEALTHCARE LITIGATION

LERNER, JOSHUA D. Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.

FAHNESTOCK, FABIENNE E. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. PATRICIOS, LEON N. Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. WEINSTEIN, STEVEN ROBERT K&L Gates LLP HEALTHCARE LITIGATION DEFENSE CARMAN, STEPHANIE L. Hogan Lovells US LLP VITALE, ANTHONY C. The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale

MEAGHER, JOHN E. Shutts & Bowen LLP MENA, LUIS A. Mena Law Firm PARSONS, EILEEN L. Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. SYMONS, ROBIN TAYLOR Gordon Rees, LLP ZEDER, JON W. Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A. INSURANCE LITIGATION

IMMIGRATION

ACOSTA, JULIO C. Acosta Law Firm

BANDER, MICHAEL A. Bander Law Firm PLLC

BRODIE, STEVEN J. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

BARQUET, ROY J. Foley & Lardner, LLP

COHEN, JEFFREY MICHAEL Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

BERNSTEIN, ROGER A. Arnstein & Lehr LLP

EBENFELD, CINDY L. Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein, P.A.

ESCALONA, GRACE L. Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A.

ENGEL, SARAH CLASBY Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP

FOX-ISICOFF, TAMMY Rifkin and Fox-Isicoff, P.A.

FARBER, DAVID S. The Farber Law Firm

HERNANDEZ, EUGENIO Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP

LANDSBERG, ALAN L. Keller Landsberg PA

KURZBAN, IRA J. Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A. LINK, AMY L. Arnstein & Lehr LLP OSBERG-BRAUN, LINDA Osberg-Braun Immigration POLO, GINA MARIA Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A. PRATT, JOHN P. Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A. RIFKIN, LARRY S. Rifkin and Fox-Isicoff, P.A.

LUBETSKY, CARY A. Krinzman, Huss & Lubetsky LLP LUMPKIN, R. HUGH Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. MARINO, JR., STEPHEN A. Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. MAZER, JASON S. Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. VER PLOEG, BRENTON N. Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. WARD, GREGORY C. The Ward Law Group, PL INSURANCE LITIGATION DEFENSE ABATE, MARIA E. Colodny Fass, P.A.


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ANGONES, FRANK R. Angones, McClure & Garcia, P.A. ATKINSON, JOHN BOND Atkinson & Brownell, P.A. BOWLING, ROBERT C. Vernis & Bowling BOYER, ERIC W. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. CHAIET, DAVID S. Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. COLE, SCOTT A. Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. DEMAHY, PETE L. DLD Lawyers DIMATTEO, ANTHONY Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & Dimatteo FALK, GLENN P. Falk, Waas, Hernandez, Cortina, Solomon & Bonner, P.A. FERNANDEZ, GEORGE L. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. HICKS, MARK Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein, P.A. KERR, JENNIFER A. Gutierrez Bergman Boulris PLLC KREVANS, SCOTT D. Conroy Simberg LUNDEEN, A. SCOTT Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CHESAL, MICHAEL B. Peretz Chesal and Herrmann, PL EISENBERG, STEVEN ERIC Eisenberg Lehman. PLLC PL ENGLANDER, JOSEPH R. Peretz Chesal and Herrmann, PL ESPINOSA, JORGE T. Espinosa Trueba Martinez, PL FELDMAN, JEFFREY D. Cozen O’Connor FRIEDLAND, DAVID K. Friedland Vining, P.A. GALE, JAMES A. Cozen O’Connor GREENBERG, LAURENCE A. Lerner, Greenberg & Stemer LLP HAWKINS, SCOTT G. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. HOFFMAN, CATHERINE F. Mayback & Hoffman, P.A. LEWIS, SAMUEL A. Cozen O’Connor LOTT, LESLIE J. Lott & Fischer, P.L. MALLOY, III, JOHN CYRIL Malloy & Malloy, P.L. MALLOY, JENNIE SUE Malloy & Malloy, P.L.

MIRANDA, HELEN L. Klein Glasser Park & Lowe, PL

MAYBACK, GREGORY L. Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.

PACKER, MICHAEL A. Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin, P.C

MENDEZ, MEREDITH FRANK Malloy & Malloy, P.L.

PRIETO, EDWARD C. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. PROBST, BERNARD I. Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP ROSS, AMANDA J. Foreman Friedman, P.A. ROSS, DAVID LEE Law Offices of David L. Ross, P.A. ROSSO, SCOTT M. Kubicki Draper SHEA, VALERIE Sedgwick LLP SHEROUSE, CHRISTIENNE H. Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & Dimatteo TARLOW, DAVID M. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. VERNIS, G. JEFFREY Vernis & Bowling WOULFE, RICHARD T. Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A.

NELSON, GREGORY A. Fox Rothschild, LLP OVELMEN, RICHARD J. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PEARSON, LOREN D. Assouline & Berlowe P.A. PERETZ, STEVEN I. Peretz Chesal and Herrmann, PL ROTHMAN, JOEL B. Schneider Rothman IP Law Group PLLC

THORNBURG, ROBERT Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE/CRIMINAL LAW

TRUEBA, JR., WILLIAM R. Espinosa Trueba Martinez, PL

TARG, ROBERT I. Diaz Reus and Targ LLP

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

FRIEDLAND, DAVID K. Friedland Vining, P.A.

CEREZO, FRANCISCO J. DLA Piper LLP (US)

GALE, JAMES A. Cozen O’Connor

MARGARIT, FERNANDO Hunton & Williams LLP

MEEKS, THOMAS J. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

INTERNATIONAL FRAUD

VARGAS, ROBERTO M. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

VAN VLIET, THERESA M.B. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. INTERNATIONAL LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

INTERNATIONAL AVILA, ALCIDES I. Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP

LOPEZ, JORGE RAIMUNDO Littler Mendelson, P.C. INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION

DIAZ, JR., MICHAEL Diaz Reus and Targ LLP

ASTIGARRAGA, JOSE I. Astigarraga Davis

FERRI, MARCO Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP

DAVIDSON, GARY E. Diaz Reus and Targ LLP

HARPER, GEORGE R. Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP LANDY, BURTON A. Akerman LLP

MEYER, JAMES M. Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP PAL, FABIAN A. Holland & Knight LLP PALMER, EDUARDO Eduardo Palmer P.A. RODDENBERRY, STEPHEN K. Akerman LLP VALDES-FAULI, RAUL J. Fox Rothschild, LLP ZUMPANO, JOSEPH I. Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CONCEPCION, CARLOS F. Jones Day

SCHWARTZ, ROBERT M. Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

GONZALEZ, DANIEL E. Hogan Lovells US LLP

SCHWARTZ, STACY M. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

HAYDEN, DONALD J. Berger Singerman LLP

SHAPIRO, JAY B. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

WEST, BRYAN T. Akerman LLP INTERNATIONAL BANKING BROWN, BOWMAN Shutts & Bowen LLP

DAVIS, JR., EDWARD H. Astigarraga Davis DIAZ, JR., MICHAEL Diaz Reus and Targ LLP ESCOBAR, ANNETTE C. Astigarraga Davis

MARKO, DAVID EVERETT Marko & Magolnick, P.A.

RUIZ, OLIVER A. Malloy & Malloy, P.L.

STEPAN, JAMES A. Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.

LOUMIET, CARLOS E. Broad and Cassel

JIMENEZ, ADOLFO E. Holland & Knight LLP KLINE, CHARLES C. White & Case, LLP LINDSEY, III, H. EUGENE Katz Barron Squitero Faust LORENZO, RICHARD C. Hogan Lovells US LLP MARTINEZ-FRAGA, PEDRO J. Bryan Cave LLP MESTRE, JORGE A. Rivero Mestre LLP MULLINS, EDWARD M. Astigarraga Davis PALMER, EDUARDO Eduardo Palmer P.A. PATRICOFF, JR., HAROLD E. Shutts & Bowen LLP REETZ, C. RYAN Bryan Cave LLP RODRIGUEZ, WILFREDO A. Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP VOLSKY, GEORGE Akerman LLP

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LEGAL MALPRACTICE - DEFENSE

GROSSMAN, STUART I. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP

DEMAIO, DAVID M. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

SILVA, MICHAEL A. DLA Piper LLP (US)

GUEDES, EDWARD G. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

HAMMON, CHRISTOPHER P. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

WEINSTEIN, ANDREW H. Holland & Knight LLP

HANKINS, ROBYN S. Law Offices of Robyn S. Hankins

KNOX, KENNETH A. Fisher & Phillips, LLP

KELLER, D. DAVID Keller Landsberg PA

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

KELLEY, MARISSA D. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

LANG, CHAD K. Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo

LANDSBERG, ALAN L. Keller Landsberg PA

LOPEZ, PAUL OCTAVIO Tripp Scott

MITRANI, ISAAC J. Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A.

INTERNATIONAL TAX ROSENBERG, MICHAEL Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg, P.A.

SANDLER, GILBERT L. Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, P.A. WAGNER, STEPHEN Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL

LERNER, BRIAN L. Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

PARRISH, STEVEN M. Steven M. Parrish, P.A.

JOHNSON, ETHAN W. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

PLOUCHA, LAWRENCE M. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

PONCE, INGRID HAMANN Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

BALLMAN, DONNA M. Donna M. Ballman, P.A. BARQUET, ROY J. Foley & Lardner, LLP BERRY, BRIDGET ANN Greenberg Traurig, P.A. BOWERS, DAVID E. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. BOYER, APRIL K&L Gates LLP BRAMNICK, JAMES S. Akerman LLP CARTWRIGHT, KELLY-ANN Holland & Knight LLP CAULKINS, CHARLES S. Fisher & Phillips, LLP CESARANO, SHEILA MARIE Shutts & Bowen LLP CHOTINER, ADAM S. Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A. COOPER, MARGARET L. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. DIXON, SHARON QUINN Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. EISENBERG, SUSAN N. Cozen O’Connor ENGEL, SARAH CLASBY Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP ESTEVEZ, ANNE-MARIE Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP EVANS, D. PORPOISE Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. FORMAN, SCOTT A. Littler Mendelson, P.C. GABRIELLE, ERIC K. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

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LOWRY, PATRICIA E. Squire Patton Boggs NEUBERGER, MARK J. Foley & Lardner, LLP NORTON, ROBERT L. Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A.

CORBISHLEY, DEBORAH S. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. HALICZER, JAMES S. Haliczer Pettis and Schwamm, P.A.

LENDER REPRESENTATION SIMOWITZ, SCOTT E. Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A. LITIGATION

NORTON, SUSAN POTTER Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A.

ALDERMAN, JASON R. The Alderman Law Firm

SHEA, VALERIE Sedgwick LLP

BELLAS, PETER W. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

STUTIN, CATHY M. Fisher & Phillips, LLP

BIERMAN, MITCHELL A. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

SYMONS, ROBIN TAYLOR Gordon Rees, LLP LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION BESVINICK, LAURA Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP BOGDAN, SUZANNE K. Fisher & Phillips, LLP BURLINGTON, ROBERT K. Coffey Burlington

CANINO, CARLOS JUAN Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. CHANE, JONATHAN C. Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, P.L. CHAPMAN, SCOTT B. The Chapman Law Firm DAVIS, ALVIN BRUCE Squire Patton Boggs

CHESKIN, MARK R. Hogan Lovells US LLP

DEMAIO, DAVID M. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

FERGUSON, DAVID L. Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A.

DIMOND, ALAN T. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

LUMPKIN, CAROL C. K&L Gates LLP

EBNER, STEVEN M. Shutts & Bowen LLP

PHETERSON, I. JEFFREY Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, PL.

FARMER, JR., GARY M. Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.

SAMUELS, LEONARD K. Berger Singerman LLP

FERRER, JOSE M. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION - DEFENSE CAULKINS, CHARLES S. Fisher & Phillips, LLP ENJAMIO, JUAN C. Hunton & Williams LLP LEGAL MALPRACTICE MOREHEAD, III, CHARLES A. Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead, P.A. TRAZENFELD, WARREN R. Warren R. Trazenfeld, P.A.

GEISLER, ROBERT E. Marlow, Adler, Abrams, Newman & Lewis HOWE, JACQUELINE F. Shutts & Bowen LLP JOHNSON, VIRGINIA E. Foley & Mansfield KAIRALLA, JASON P. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt KATZ, MICHAEL D. Katz Barron Squitero Faust KEANE, JR., MARTIN J. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.


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KELLER, D. DAVID Keller Landsberg PA KELLEY, ALLAN R. Fowler White Burnett P.A. KLOCK, JR., JOSEPH P. Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto, P.L.

WIDOM, MITCHELL E. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

MCCORMICK, LESLIE A. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

DENNEY, JR. EARL L. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

ZEMEL, FRANKLIN L. Arnstein & Lehr LLP

MCCOY, JACKSON F. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

DOLAN, II, DANIEL D. Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum LLP

MEDIA

KORCHIN, JUDITH M. Holland & Knight LLP

BOHRER, SANFORD L. Holland & Knight LLP

MICHAUD, SCOTT H. Michaud Mittelmark Marowitz & Asrani, P.A.

LAZARUS, JASON D. Holland & Knight LLP

BUDNEY, JEROLD I. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

O’CONNOR, KEVIN P. Foley & Mansfield

MARTINEZ, ROBERTO Colson Hicks Eidson

JIMENEZ, ADOLFO E. Holland & Knight LLP

MELCHIONDO, KELLY R. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

JULIN, THOMAS R. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

RAMSEY, BRUCE M. Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A.

MURPHY, LEWIS F. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP NEUFELD, ALAN S. Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, P.A. NEUMAN, ERIC J. Murdoch, Weires & Neuman, PLLC PEDROSA, ELIOT Greenberg Traurig, P.A. PERSHES, ROBERT E. Perkins Pershes PLLC RICHARD, DENNIS A. Richard and Richard, P.A. ROBINSON, II, JAMES N. White & Case, LLP ROPPOLO, JR., WILLIAM V. Baker & McKenzie LLP

MEDIATION

RHYS, ADAM W. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

CARTER, FRANCIS L. Francis L. Carter, P.A.

ROSEN, MARK L. Lubell Rosen, LLC

MOODY, STEVE E. Steve E. Moody

WICKER, II, JAMES J. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

MORALES, JR., MANUEL R. Manuel R. Morales, Jr., P.A. RAVIKOFF, RONALD B. JAMS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE DEFENSE ABEL, JONATHAN C. Conroy Simberg BAXTER, MICHAEL V.M. Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE PLAINTIFF BARNHART, F. GREGORY Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

SHENDELL, GARY R. Shendell Pollock, P.L.

FALK, GLENN P. Falk, Waas, Hernandez, Cortina, Solomon & Bonner, P.A.

BOYERS, ROBERT B. Boyers Law Group

SIMON, NIKKI L. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

GASKIN, ERIN Fowler White Burnett P.A.

SMITH, III, D. CULVER Culver Smith III, P.A.

GORAN, JOHN J. Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP

STACK, BRIAN J. Stack Fernandez Anderson & Harris, P.A. STAPLETON, LEE E. K&L Gates LLP TOPOLSKI, SCOTT J. Topolski Law Firm, P.A. TOPOR, THOMAS K. The Kelley Law Firm, P.L. VAUGHAN, ROBERT C.L. Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP WAGNER, SCOTT N. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

HASTY, III, FREDERICK E. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. KNIGHT, CHRISTOPHER E. Fowler White Burnett P.A. LEIBOWITZ, MARK A. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. LUBELL, STEVEN L. Lubell Rosen, LLC LUNDEEN, A. SCOTT Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

GARCIA, MARIANO Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. GOLD, DAVID H. Gold & Gold, P.A. GOLDFARB, ALAN Alan Goldfarb, P.A.

GROSSMAN, STUART Z. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A.

BLUMBERG, EDWARD R. Deutsch and Blumberg, P.A.

HALICZER, JAMES S. Haliczer Pettis and Schwamm, P.A.

GANDER, DEBORAH J. Colson Hicks Eidson

WOULFE, RICHARD T. Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A.

DAWSON, DENISE L. Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

SPENCER, WILLIAM S. Akerman LLP

FOX, GARY D. Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi and Cain, P.A.

GONZALEZ, ERVIN A. Colson Hicks Eidson

COOK, KIMBERLY A. Sedgwick LLP

SCHNAPP, MARK P. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

ENNIS, DAVID F. Ennis and Ennis, P.A.

WOLPE, JOEL R. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

BAUMBERGER, CHARLES H. Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A.

SARAFAN, RICHARD J. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

EIDSON, LEWIS S. “MIKE” Colson Hicks Eidson

BRIGGS, LAURIE J. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A. BUSH, KENNETH J. Kenneth J. Bush, P.A. CAIN, STEPHEN F. Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi and Cain, P.A.

HERRERA, ARALY Gamba, Lombana & Herrera KRULIK, HOLLY D. Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. KUTNER, ARNO Kutner, Rubinoff & Moss, P.A. KUVIN, SPENCER T. Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. LA VISTA, NANCY L. Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin LLP LEEDS, SCOTT W. The Cochran Firm Miami LEIGHTON, JOHN ELLIOTT Leighton Law LEOPOLD, THEODORE J. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC MILES, SETH E. Buckner + Miles, P.A.

COHEN, GARY M. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A.

MOSS, ANDREW M. Kutner, Rubinoff & Moss, P.A.

COHEN, JAY Law Office of Jay Cohen, P.A.

NEEDLE, ANDREW Needle & Ellenberg, P.A.

COLSON, DEAN C. Colson Hicks Eidson

PAGE, JODI C. The Killino Firm PC

CORTES, NATASHA S. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A.

PITA, H.K. “SKIP” Pita Weber Del Prado

DEL PRADO, SHANNON Pita Weber Del Prado

PORTAL, JANPAUL The Ferraro Law Firm

DENNEY, BRIAN R. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A.

RATZAN, STUART N. Ratzan Law Group

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ROSELLI, RICHARD J. Roselli & McNelis PA ROTH, NEAL A. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A. RUSSOMANNO, HERMAN J. Russomanno & Borrello, P.A. SANTA MARIA, DIANA Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria P.A. SCAROLA, JOHN (JACK) Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. SCHLESINGER, SCOTT P. Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. SCHULER, RICHARD D. Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. SEARCY, SR., CHRISTIAN D. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. SHIPLEY, III, JOHN A. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

PERLMAN, JASON E. Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L.

BIANCHI, DAVID W. Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi and Cain, P.A.

TAUBMAN, FREDRIC P. Baker & McKenzie LLP

BLUMBERG, EDWARD R. Deutsch and Blumberg, P.A.

FRIEDLAND, JONATHAN R. Friedland Law Group

NURSING HOME LITIGATION

BOYERS, ROBERT B. Boyers Law Group

GAMBA, TOMAS F. Gamba, Lombana & Herrera

BUSER, THOMAS E. Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A.

GANDER, DEBORAH J. Colson Hicks Eidson

DEAN, WILLIAM A. Ford Dean & Rotundo, P.A. NURSING HOME LITIGATION DEFENSE PRIETO, EDWARD C. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH EDWARDS, BRADLEY JAMES Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. FALK, ERIC A. Falk & Falk, PA PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH - DEFENSE

SOMERA, JR., PETER J. Somera & Silva, LLP

ADAMSKY, STEVEN R. Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A.

TERRY, KAREN E. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. WARRINER, III, C. CALVIN Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. YAFFA, ANDREW B. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A.

ANTONELLI, MARK R. Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & Dimatteo CLARKE, MERCER K. “BUD” Clarke Silverglate P.A. CURTIS, EDWARD R. Tripp Scott DEEHL, DAVID L. Deehl PLLC

BUSH, KENNETH J. Kenneth J. Bush, P.A. CAIN, STEPHEN F. Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi and Cain, P.A. CAMPBELL, JR., WALTER G. “SKIP” Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. CLARK, MARK W. Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin LLP COHEN, JAY Law Office of Jay Cohen, P.A. COLSON, DEAN C. Colson Hicks Eidson CORTES, NATASHA S. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A. CRITTON, JR., ROBERT D. Critton, Luttier & Coleman LLP CUNNINGHAM, FRED A. Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, P.L. DEL PRADO, SHANNON Pita Weber Del Prado

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

HERNANDEZ, EDWARD Falk, Waas, Hernandez, Cortina, Solomon & Bonner, P.A.

ARONSON, DANIEL H. Berger Singerman LLP

KREVANS, SCOTT D. Conroy Simberg

AWNER, JONATHAN L. Akerman LLP

SPILLIS, PETER K. Kelley/Uustal

BREIER, ROBERT G. Breier, Seif, Silverman & Schermer, P.A.

PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH - DEFENSE AND PLAINTIFF

CEREZO, FRANCISCO J. DLA Piper LLP (US)

LEBOW, PATRICIA Broad and Cassel

DOLAN, II, DANIEL D. Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum LLP

COFFEY, SCOTT M. Squire Patton Boggs

REID, JUSTUS W. Reid Burman Lebedeker

ELLENBERG, ANDREW L. Needle & Ellenberg, P.A.

DIAZ-SILVERA, ALBERT Alvarez Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira, LLP

PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH - PLAINTIFF

FASS, JOEL S. Colodny Fass, P.A.

FREELAND, JORGE L. Freeland Partners, LLC

ABRAMOWITZ, RICHARD Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead, P.A.

FERRARO, JAMES L. The Ferraro Law Firm

JOSEPH, SETH P. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt LEVENSON, FREDERIC L. McDermott Will & Emery MARGARIT, FERNANDO Hunton & Williams LLP

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SONBERG, STEVEN Holland & Knight LLP

SILVA, JORGE E. Silva & Silva P.A.

SPEED, CHRISTOPHER K. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

BABBITT, THEODORE Babbitt Johnson, P.A.

ACOSTA, JULIO C. Acosta Law Firm ARONOVITZ, TOD Aronovitz Law

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DENNEY, BRIAN R. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A. DEUTSCH, STEVEN K. Deutsch and Blumberg, P.A. DIAZ, JR., VICTOR M. VM Diaz & Partners, LLC DOBRINSKY, MANUEL L. Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum LLP

FIELDS, SR., PRESTON J. Preston J. Fields, P.A. FISCHER, SCOTT M. Gordon & Doner, P.A.

FREIDIN, PHILIP Freidin Brown, P.A.

GARCIA, ALEJANDRO M. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene GOLD, DAVID H. Gold & Gold, P.A. GOLDFARB, ALAN Alan Goldfarb, P.A. GONZALEZ, ERVIN A. Colson Hicks Eidson GROSSMAN, STUART Z. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A. GUARI, JASON J. Murray & Guari, P.L. HAGGARD, MICHAEL ANDREW The Haggard Law Firm HAGGARD, WILLIAM ANDREW The Haggard Law Firm HANNON, JAMES A. Hannon Legal Group HERRERA, ARALY Gamba, Lombana & Herrera HICKEY, JOHN H. Hickey Law Firm, P.A. HILL, JACK P. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A. JAFFE, STEVEN R. Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. JOHNSON, WILLIAM E. William E. Johnson, P.A. JOSEPHS, MICHAEL R. The Josephs Law Firm KANE, JULIE BRAMAN Colson Hicks Eidson KEEN, W. HAMPTON Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin LLP KRUPNICK, JON E. Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. KUTNER, ARNO Kutner, Rubinoff & Moss, P.A. KUVIN, SPENCER T. Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. LEBEDEKER, BERNARD A. Reid Burman Lebedeker


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LEEDS, SCOTT W. The Cochran Firm Miami

PITA, H.K. “SKIP” Pita Weber Del Prado

LEESFIELD, IRA H. Leesfield Scolaro, P.A.

PODHURST, AARON S. Podhurst Orseck, P.A.

LEHRMAN, SETH M. Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.

PRATHER, DAVID C. Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin LLP

LEIBOWITZ, MARK A. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

REBOSO, MANUEL A. Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A.

LEOPOLD, THEODORE J. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC LESSER, GARY S. Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith, P.A. LOMBANA, HECTOR J. Gamba, Lombana & Herrera LUTTIER, MARK T. Critton, Luttier & Coleman LLP LYTAL, III, LAKE H. Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath LYTAL, JR., LAKE Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath MALONE, KEVIN A. Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. MARKS, STEVEN C. Podhurst Orseck, P.A. MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER l. The Haggard Law Firm MARTINEZ-CID, RICARDO M. Podhurst Orseck, P.A. MCCARRON, DOUGLAS J. The Haggard Law Firm MCDONALD, DAVID M. McLuskey McDonald & Hughes, P.A. MILES, SETH E. Buckner + Miles, P.A. MONTOYA, PATRICK S. Colson Hicks Eidson MOSS, ANDREW M. Kutner, Rubinoff & Moss, P.A. NEEDLE, ANDREW Needle & Ellenberg, P.A.

REITER, JOSEPH J. Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath ROSELLI, RICHARD J. Roselli & McNelis PA ROSENBLUM, RANDY Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum LLP ROSENTHAL, STEPHEN F. Podhurst Orseck, P.A. ROSSMAN, STEPHEN F. Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. ROTH, NEAL A. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A. RUBINOFF, EDWARD G. Kutner, Rubinoff & Moss, P.A. RUSSOMANNO, HERMAN J. Russomanno & Borrello, P.A. SAMPEDRO, DAVID Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. SANTA MARIA, DIANA Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria P.A. SCAROLA, JOHN (JACK) Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. SCHLESINGER, SCOTT P. Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. SCHULER, RICHARD D. Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. SEARCY, SR., CHRISTIAN D. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

TERRY, KAREN E. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

WILLIAMS, DANIEL G. Gordon & Doner, P.A.

CLARKE, MERCER K. “BUD” Clarke Silverglate P.A.

DUNN, RICHARD M. Cozen O’Connor

WINSTON, ANDREW Y. The Winston Law Firm

FERGUSON, TIMOTHY J. Foley & Mansfield

YAFFA, ANDREW B. Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A.

FURNESS, AMY Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

ZOBEL, CRAIG R. Law Offices of Craig R. Zobel. P.A. PREMISE LIABILITY - DEFENSE

GAEBE, GREGOR M. Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & Dimatteo

ANTONELLI, MARK R. Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & Dimatteo

KNIGHT, CHRISTOPHER E. Fowler White Burnett P.A.

PREMISE LIABILITY - PLAINTIFF

LOWRY, PATRICIA E. Squire Patton Boggs

GERSON, PHILIP M. Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. HAGGARD, MICHAEL ANDREW The Haggard Law Firm PROBATE AND GUARDIANSHIP BERG, CHARLES L. Berg, Ettelman & Berg, P.A. COWAN, PAUL M. Paul M. Cowan & Associates, P.A. ETTELMAN, CHERYL Berg, Ettelman & Berg, P.A. FERRERA, SANDRA M. SMF Law GRUNDHAUSER, JOHN J. Dunwody White & Landon, P.A.

MUIR, WILLIAM T. Dunwody White & Landon, P.A.

OLIN, MICHAEL S. Michael S. Olin, P.A.

SOBEL, KENNETH J. Sobel Legal

TRUSTY, CANDIS Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

PAGE, JODI C. The Killino Firm PC

SOMERA, JR., PETER J. Somera & Silva, LLP

WHITE, ROBERT A. Dunwody White & Landon, P.A.

PENNEKAMP, JR., TOM Pennekamp Law P.A.

SPEED, CHRISTOPHER K. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

PROBATE AND GUARDIANSHIP LITIGATION

TALENFELD, HOWARD M. Talenfeld Law

CHANE, JONATHAN C. Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, P.L.

CRUZ-ALVAREZ, FRANK Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM STERLING Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath

SLAMA, JOSEPH J. Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A.

PIKE, MICHAEL J. Pike & Lustig, LLP

BURKHALTER, LAWRENCE E. Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial

WHALEN, JEANMARIE Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, P.L.

NIAKAN, CYRUS S. Murphy Niakan Zuniga, PLLC

SPIER, HOWARD A. Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A.

AUSLANDER, DAVID S. Nemiroff & Auslander, P.A.

WEISSING, MATTHEW D. Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.

HENRY, THORNTON M. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

PETTIS, EUGENE K. Haliczer Pettis and Schwamm, P.A.

ABEL, JONATHAN C. Conroy Simberg

WARRINER, III, C. CALVIN Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

SHIPLEY, III, JOHN A. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

NEMIROFF, PAUL G. Nemiroff & Auslander, P.A.

PRODUCT LIABILITY - DEFENSE

HELLMAN, CARMEN ALPIZAR Carmen Alpizar Hellman, P.A. SOLOMON, HARRIS K. Brinkley Morgan

LUTHER, KELLY ANNE Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP MULLEN, MICHAEL A. Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & Dimatteo NICKAS, CONSTANTINE “DEAN” Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. RAMOS, JR., FRANCISCO Clarke Silverglate P.A. REID, PAUL T. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. RUBIO, ARMANDO P. Fields Howell LLP RUIZ, MARIA H. Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP SARASON, SCOTT M. Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. SEIPP, JR., JOHN C. Bowman and Brooke LLP SIMBERG, BRUCE F. Conroy Simberg WALLEN, TODD L. Wallen Hernandez Lee Martinez, LLP PRODUCT LIABILITY - PLAINTIFF BARNHART, F. GREGORY Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. BAUMBERGER, CHARLES H. Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. BRIGGS, LAURIE J. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A. SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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EIDSON, LEWIS S. “MIKE” Colson Hicks Eidson

KLEIN, ROBERT M. Klein Glasser Park & Lowe, PL

DANIELS, STEVEN L. Arnstein & Lehr LLP

KOENIGSBERG, JAY Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg

FOUNTAIN, JR., DONALD R. Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin LLP

MCCOY, JACKSON F. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

DE LAS CUEVAS-DIAZ, VIVIAN Holland & Knight LLP

KRAMER, WILLIAM S. Brinkley Morgan

FOX, GARY D. Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi and Cain, P.A.

MIRANDA, HELEN L. Klein Glasser Park & Lowe, PL

DEL VALLE, IGNACIO G. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.

KRISS, RONALD A. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

GAMBA, TOMAS F. Gamba, Lombana & Herrera

O’HARA, DENNIS M. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

KANE, JULIE BRAMAN Colson Hicks Eidson

PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE DEFENSE

KEEN, W. HAMPTON Clark Fountain La Vista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin LLP

COLEMAN, GREGORY W. Critton, Luttier & Coleman LLP

KRUPNICK, JON E. Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock & Liberman, P.A. LEIGHTON, JOHN ELLIOTT Leighton Law LYTAL, JR., LAKE Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath MONTOYA, PATRICK S. Colson Hicks Eidson OSBORNE, JR., JOSEPH A. Osborne & Associates PARKS, ROBERT L. Law Offices of Robert L. Parks REITER, JOSEPH J. Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath WILLIAMS, WILLIAM STERLING Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath ZOBEL, CRAIG R. Law Offices of Craig R. Zobel. P.A. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY DEFENSE ACKERMAN, DAVID P. Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A. BAUMBERGER, PETER S. Kubicki Draper BAUROTH, ROBERT C. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. COLE, RICHARD P. Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. CRITCHLOW, RICHARD H. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. DEMAHY, PETE L. DLD Lawyers GEISLER, ROBERT E. Marlow, Adler, Abrams, Newman & Lewis HASTY, III, FREDERICK E. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. HONKONEN, ELIZABETH B. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. HUDSON, CRAIG S. Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin, P.C

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DEUTCH, JEFFREY A. Broad and Cassel DEUTCH, JR., RICHARD E. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. DEVINE, JOHN W. Devine Goodman Rasco & WattsFitzGerald, P.A. DUBIN, JOSHUA L. Joshua L. Dubin, P.A. EISINGER, DENNIS J. Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. ESCALONA, GRACE L. Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. FAUST, MARC L. Katz Barron Squitero Faust FERRER, BARBARA J. GrayRobinson, P.A. FERRERA, SANDRA M. SMF Law FIELDSTONE, RONALD R. Arnstein & Lehr LLP GALLOR, ROLAND A. Shutts & Bowen LLP

KRUMBEIN, SANDRA Shutts & Bowen LLP LEVINE, SCOTT D. Rennert Vogel Mandler and Rodriguez, P.A. LEWIS, ANDREW I. Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. LEWIS, HAROLD L. Pathman Lewis, LLP LUSTIG, ADAM D. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP MARX, JAMES Marx Rosenthal PLLC MCCAUGHAN, WILLIAM P. K&L Gates LLP MELAND, MARK S. Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. MENOR, ARTHUR J. Shutts & Bowen LLP METZGER, JOHN T. McDonald Hopkins LLC MILANO, NICHOLAS G. Holland & Knight LLP

GAROFALO, ANDREW F. Garofalo Law Office, P.A.

MOMBACH, GEOFFREY S. Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A

GENAUER, MARTIN J. Berger Singerman LLP

MORENO, M. CRISTINA Murai, Wald, Biondo & Moreno P.A.

GLASSMAN, LISA I. Lisa I. Glassman, P.A.

PINSKY, JOSHUA S. Rosenberg & Pinsky

GONZALEZ, ALFREDO L. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

PORTUONDO, BERNARDO A. Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo

GORSON, MATTHEW B. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

RASCO, RAMON E. Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto, P.L.

GORZECK, RANA M. Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, PL

RINGEL, THOMAS Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

GREENE, MICHAEL S. Assouline & Berlowe P.A.

RIVERA, OSCAR R. Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

HANKINS, JAMES M. Hankins Northwood Roman Wenzel P.L.

ROMANO, CARL V. Broad and Cassel

HARDIN, DAVID C. Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A

ROSS, MARINA I. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

KAPP, STUART T. Kapp Morrison LLP

SAUL, GARY A. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

KASDIN, NEISEN O. Akerman LLP

SHAW, DAVID M. Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A.

KATZ, MICHAEL D. Katz Barron Squitero Faust

SHERR, BRIAN Greenberg Traurig, P.A.


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SHUSTER, MARC S. Berger Singerman LLP SMULIAN, ANDREW M. Akerman LLP SOMERSTEIN, MARK K. Greenspoon Marder Law SPENCER, WILLIAM S. Akerman LLP STEINMAN, JAY A. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt STONE, ADELE I. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney SUMBERG, JOHN C. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP TAGUE, BRIAN P. Akerman LLP TRIPP, NORMAN D. Tripp Scott WARD, III, PHILIP H. Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, PL

REAL ESTATE - EMINENT DOMAIN LITTLE, III, JOHN W. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. TOBIN, MARK A. Akerman LLP WEAVER, JR., H. ADAMS Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. REAL ESTATE - FINANCE ENGLISH, ERICA L. Katz Barron Squitero Faust KRISS, RONALD A. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP LINK, WENDY SARTORY Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A. REAL ESTATE - HOTELS AND RESORTS GREENSPOON, GERALD Greenspoon Marder Law LUBART, LEONARD Greenspoon Marder Law

WEBER, WILLIAM A. Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

WEBER, WILLIAM A. Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

WEISSLER, ROBERT I. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

WEISSLER, ROBERT I. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

ZELKOWITZ, STEVEN W. GrayRobinson, P.A.

REAL ESTATE - LAND USE AND ZONING

REAL ESTATE - COMMERCIAL

ADAIR, PERRY M. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.

ENGLISH, ERICA L. Katz Barron Squitero Faust GLASSMAN, LISA I. Lisa I. Glassman, P.A. GRANT, MARK F. Greenspoon Marder Law MURAI, RENE V. Murai, Wald, Biondo & Moreno P.A. ROSS, MICHAEL S. Greenspoon Marder Law RUSSELL, JANICE L. Akerman LLP SOMERSTEIN, BARRY E. Greenspoon Marder Law REAL ESTATE - CONDOMINIUM EISINGER, DENNIS J. Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. LEWIS, ANDREW I. Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. LUBART, LEONARD Greenspoon Marder Law MELAND, MARK S. Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. REAL ESTATE - DEVELOPMENT BROWN, GARY L. Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A.

ADLER, BRIAN S. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

LYLES, DENNIS E. Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A. MARRERO, MICHAEL J. Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin PLL ORSHEFSKY, DEBBIE M. Holland & Knight LLP PASTORIZA, GILBERTO Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. PATHMAN, WAYNE M. Pathman Lewis, LLP POOLE, SAMUEL E. Berger Singerman LLP PRICE, STANLEY B. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP RADELL, MICHAEL E. Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin PLL RECIO, ANTHONY L. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. RILEY, JR., WILLIAM W. GrayRobinson, P.A. SACKS, DAVID E. Pathman Lewis, LLP SCHULMAN, CLIFFORD A. Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. SEYMOUR, BRIAN M. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. SHUBIN, JOHN K. Shubin & Bass, P.A.

ATKINSON, III, WILSON C. Tripp Scott

TAYLOR, DANIEL E. Tripp Scott

BOULRIS, AMY BRIGHAM Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

TOOTHAKER, STEPHANIE J. Tripp Scott

CIKLIN, ALAN J. Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell

WEAVER, JR., H. ADAMS Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

DE LA FUENTE, BOB Lehtinen Schultz Riedi Catalano De La Fuente, PLLC DOTSON, JR., ALBERT E. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP DOUGHERTY, LUCIA A. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. ECHEMENDIA, SANTIAGO D. Shutts & Bowen LLP ESCARRA, IRIS V. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

KOPELOWITZ, BRIAN R. Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A. LASORTE, ALFRED A. Shutts & Bowen LLP LEVINE, TODD A. Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. MAURO, C. CORY Carlton Fields Jorden Burt MAYERSOHN, LEAH H. Mayersohn Law Group, P.A. PAYTON, HARRY A. Payton & Associates, LLC PHILLIPS, GARY S. Phillips, Cantor, Shalek & Pfister, P.A. HERNANDEZ, ANNA MARIE Holland & Knight LLP RECEIVERSHIP LEVINE, DAVID M. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP SECURITIES ALBERT, JR., RONALD Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP ALONSO, FERNANDO C. Hunton & Williams LLP ALVAREZ-FARRE, EMILIO J. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. AXELROD, ALAN D. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP BADER, GREGORY K. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. BARKUS, DAVID A. Holland & Knight LLP BLOOM, LEONARD H. Akerman LLP COX, JEFFREY L. Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC

ZELKOWITZ, STEVEN W. GrayRobinson, P.A.

DAVIS, JARET L. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

REAL ESTATE - LITIGATION

EPSTEIN, GARY M. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

BAKER-EGOZI, DEBORAH Greenspoon Marder Law BENNETT, MICHAEL P. Bennett Aiello CHASSEN, JON C. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

HALL, DONALD RAYMOND Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

GROSSMAN, STUART I. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP

HERTZ, CLIFFORD I. Broad and Cassel

HART, JOHN R. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

LOCHRIE, III, ROBERT B. Lochrie & Chakas, P.A.

HUSS, JOSEPH J. Krinzman, Huss & Lubetsky LLP

GARCIA, MICHAEL E. White & Case, LLP IGOE, JOHN G. Locke Lord LLP JOSEPH, SETH P. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt KAPLAN, JAMES M. Kaplan Zeena LLP LAMPERT, DANIEL Berger Singerman LLP MARKUS, ANDREW J. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

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MENENDEZ-CAMBO, PATRICIA M. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. MILLER, ALISON W. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. MILLER, MATTHEW W. Greenberg Traurig, P.A. QUESADA, PABLO S. SMGQ Law SANCHEZ-MEDINA, JR., ROLAND SMGQ Law TROPIN, HARLEY S. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. WATTS-FITZGERALD, ABIGAIL C. Devine Goodman Rasco & WattsFitzGerald, P.A. SECURITIES - LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION BOWDEN, C. WADE Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

BREIER, ROBERT G. Breier, Seif, Silverman & Schermer, P.A.

SINGER, MICHAEL S. Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP

BROGAN, JR., FRANCIS B. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

ULLMAN, SAMUEL C. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

CHASE, ALAN R. Cohen, Chase, Hoffman & Schimmel, P.A. CHAVES, ROBERT A. Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller, P.A. COMITER, RICHARD B. Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP CORDERO, L. FRANK Akerman LLP DAVIS, JAMES B. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. DIRUZZO, III, JOSEPH A. Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL

BRODSKY, RICHARD E. The Brodsky Law Firm

FERNANDEZ-QUINCOCES, GUILLERMO J. Foley & Lardner, LLP

DIMOND, SCOTT M. Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A.

GLASSER, GENE K. Greenspoon Marder Law

ELIAS, BRIAN D. Fowler White Burnett P.A.

GOLDSTEIN, RICHARD M. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

ENNIS, DAVID F. Ennis and Ennis, P.A. EVANS, D. PORPOISE Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. KAPLAN, JEFFREY B. Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. KLOCK, KATHY M. Akerman LLP LINK, SCOTT J. Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A. PERLMAN, JONATHAN E. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. RABIN, ADAM T. McCabe Rabin, P.A. SALLAH, JAMES D. Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC SCHAFER, HARRY R. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. SQUITERO, JOHN R. Katz Barron Squitero Faust ZEENA, JR., WILLIAM Kaplan Zeena LLP SEXUAL ABUSE HOROWITZ, ADAM D. Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. TAX BLOOM, KENNETH M. Bloom & Minsker, P.L.

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VALDIVIA, III, JOSE F. Hogan Lovells US LLP VILARCHAO, VERONICA Foley & Lardner, LLP WASERSTEIN, STEVE L. WNF-Law, P.L. - Waserstein Nunez & Foodman YEVOLI, EDWARD T. Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. TAX - LITIGATION GOLDBERG, DAVID HOWARD David Howard Goldberg, P.L. KAINEN, DENNIS G. Weisberg Kainen Mark, P.L. KORCHIN, JUDITH M. Holland & Knight LLP WEISBERG, ALAN L. Weisberg Kainen Mark, P.L. TECHNOLOGY ALBRIGHT, MARK AARON Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. GROSS, BRADLEY J. The Law Firm of Bradley Gross, P.A. LEWIS, SAMUEL A. Cozen O’Connor SAIKALI, ALFRED J. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. TELECOMMUNICATIONS

KALB, MARTIN Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

DYE, THOMAS A. Cozen O’Connor

KAPLAN, SETH R. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

GOLD, ALAN C. Alan C. Gold, P.A.

KATZ, THOMAS O. Katz Baskies & Wolf, PLLC

TORTS

PACKMAN, KEVIN E. Holland & Knight LLP POLISH, SHELDON S. Berger Singerman LLP PRESS, MARTIN R. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. RAZOOK, RICHARD J. Fowler White Burnett P.A. RODRIGUEZ, FRANCIS E. Shutts & Bowen LLP RUBIN, CHARLES D. Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller, P.A. SCHIMMEL, JOSEPH B. Cohen, Chase, Hoffman & Schimmel, P.A.

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OSBORNE, JR., JOSEPH A. Osborne & Associates SCOTT, JR., THOMAS E. Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. TORTS - DEFENSE FERGUSON, TIMOTHY J. Foley & Mansfield REID, PAUL T. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. SILVERMAN, NOAH D. Foreman Friedman, PA TRADE GROSS, MERRICK L. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

TRIAL PRACTICE ADAMSKY, STEVEN R. Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland, P.A. BACHI, DANIEL M. Sellars, Marion & Bachi, P.A. BIANCHI, DAVID W. Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi and Cain, P.A. COCHRAN, JR., CLARK J. Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A. FIORE, ROBERT J. Law Office of Robert J. Fiore, P.A. PETTIS, EUGENE K. Haliczer Pettis and Schwamm, P.A. POWELL, BRETT C. Powell Law Firm PRICE, WILLIAM W. William W. Price P.A. RATZAN, STUART N. Ratzan Law Group SCHWIEP, PAUL J. Coffey Burlington SHOHAT, EDWARD R. Jones Walker SREBNICK, SCOTT A. Law Offices of Scott A. Srebnick STEARNS, EUGENE E. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. TILGHMAN, JR. JAMES B. Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi and Cain, P.A. TRUST AND ESTATE - LITIGATION CONAHAN, LINDA A. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. FALK, JR., JACK A. Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. FELCOSKI, BRIAN J. Goldman Felcoski & Stone, P.A. HAILE, JR., ROBERT G. Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A. HENNESSEY, III, WILLIAM T. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. MOPSICK, MICHAEL D. Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann, P.A. TRUST AND ESTATE PLANNING BARSKI, KATHERINE Doane & Doane, P.A. BASKIES, JEFFREY A. Katz Baskies & Wolf, PLLC BERG, CHARLES L. Berg, Ettelman & Berg, P.A. BOWERS, DAVID E. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.


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BOYETT, CHRISTOPHER W. Holland & Knight LLP

GLASSER, GENE K. Greenspoon Marder Law

OSBORNE, JR., R. BRADY Osborne & Osborne, P.A.

WHITE, ROBERT A. Dunwody White & Landon, P.A.

BROGAN, JR., FRANCIS B. Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

GOLDBERG, DAVID HOWARD David Howard Goldberg, P.L.

PACKMAN, KEVIN E. Holland & Knight LLP

WOLF, JEROME LEE Katz Baskies & Wolf, PLLC

CHASE, ALAN R. Cohen, Chase, Hoffman & Schimmel, P.A.

GORTZ, ALBERT W. Proskauer Rose LLP

POLISH, SHELDON S. Berger Singerman LLP

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

GRUNDHAUSER, JOHN J. Dunwody White & Landon, P.A.

PRATT, DAVID Proskauer Rose LLP

HELLER, DAN P. Heller Waldman, P.L.

PRESSLY, JR., JAMES G. Pressly & Pressly, P.A.

HENNESSEY, III, WILLIAM T. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

ROSEN, CARL S. Broad and Cassel

COMITER, RICHARD B. Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP

HENRY, THORNTON M. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

RUBIN, CHARLES D. Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller, P.A.

COWAN, PAUL M. Paul M. Cowan & Associates, P.A.

JUDD, ROBERT B. Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A.

SILVA, MICHAEL A. DLA Piper LLP (US)

DAVIS, JAMES B. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

KALB, MARTIN Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

STOKES, PAUL M. Stokes McMillan Antunez, P.A.

DICKINSON, TASHA K. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

KAPLAN, SETH R. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

STONE, BRUCE M. Goldman Felcoski & Stone, P.A.

KELLEY, ROHAN The Kelley Law Firm, P.L.

TESCHER, DONALD R. Tescher & Associates, P.A.

MUIR, WILLIAM T. Dunwody White & Landon, P.A.

TOPOR, THOMAS K. The Kelley Law Firm, P.L.

NELSON, BARRY A. Nelson & Nelson, P.A.

WELLS, THOMAS O. Wells & Wells, P.A.

CHAVES, ROBERT A. Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller, P.A. CHRISTIN, NICOLAS E. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

DOANE, REBECCA G. Doane & Doane, P.A. DONOHUE, MARY SUE DG Law, Bridging Generations LLP FERNANDEZ-QUINCOCES, GUILLERMO J. Foley & Lardner, LLP

SIEGEL, AMY B. Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. RODRIGUEZ, ROBERT J. MKRS LAW SILVER, SCOTT H. MKRS LAW WANDER, HOWARD L. Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. ZIENTZ, MARK L. Mark L. Zientz, P.A. PROBST, BERNARD I. Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEFENSE ESKALYO, HEATH S. Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. FICHTEL, MICHAEL J. Kelley Kronenberg, P.A. GILMARTIN, KAREN BAUST Kelley Kronenberg, P.A.

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[ A ] ACKERMAN LINK & SARTORY, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 800E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-838-4100 www.alslaw.com AKERMAN LLP 98 SE 7th St., Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-463-2700 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-653-5000 www.akerman.com ALAN E. WEINSTEIN, LLC LAW OFFICES OF 4500 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 203 Miami, FL 33137 305-576-8666 www.aweinsteinlaw.com ALLEN, NORTON & BLUE, P.A. 121 Majorca Ave., Suite 300 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-445-7801 www.anblaw.com ANGONES, MCCLURE & GARCIA, P.A. 44 W. Flagler St., 8th Floor Miami, FL 33130 305-371-5000 www.amglaw.net ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3600 Miami, FL 33131 305-428-4500 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-713-7600 www.arnstein.com ASTIGARRAGA DAVIS 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., 9th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-372-8282 www.astidavis.com AVILA RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ MENA & FERRI LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., PH-1225 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-779-3560 www.arhmf.com

[ B ] BABBITT & JOHNSON, P.A. 1641 Worthington Rd., Suite 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-684-2500 www.Babbitt-Johnson.com BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 1700 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-8900 www.bakermckenzie.com BARZEE FLORES 40 NW 3rd St., PH 1 Miami, FL 33128 305-374-3998 www.barzeeflores.com

BAST AMRON LLP 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-7904 www.bastamron.com

BRINKLEY MORGAN 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-522-2200 www.brinkleymorgan.com

BEASLEY KRAMER & GALARDI, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-835-0900 www.beasleylaw.net

BROAD AND CASSEL 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 21st Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-373-9400 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-764-7060 7777 Glades Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-483-7000 1 N. Clematis St., Suite 500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-3300 www.broadandcassel.com

BECKER & POLIAKOFF, P.A. 1 E. Broward Blvd., 18th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-987-7550 www.becker-poliakoff.com BENNETT AIELLO 25 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 808 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-9011 www.bennettandaiello.com BERCOW RADELL FERNANDEZ & LARKIN PLLC. 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 850 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5300 www.brzoninglaw.com BERGER SINGERMAN LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-9900 One Town Center Rd., Suite 301 Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-241-9500 www.BergerSingerman.com BILLING, COCHRAN, LYLES, MAURO & RAMSEY, P.A. 1601 Forum Place, Suite 400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-5970 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., 6th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-764-7150 www.bchlm.com BILZIN SUMBERG BAENA PRICE & AXELROD LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580 www.Bilzin.com

BRYAN CAVE LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 400 Miami, FL 33131 786-322-7500 www.bryancave.com BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 3500 Miami, FL 33131 305-347-4080 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2250 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-703-3900 www.bipc.com BUCKNER, SHIFRIN, ETTER, DUGAN, BRADFUTE & KOHLMAN P.A. 46 SW 1st St., 2nd Floor Miami, FL 33130 305-679-9744 www.buckner-shifrin.com

[ C ] CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0050 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1200 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-7070 www.cfjblaw.com CIKLIN LUBITZ & O’CONNELL 515 N. Flagler Dr., 20th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-5900 www.ciklinlubitz.com

BLACK, SREBNICK, KORNSPAN & STUMPF, P.A. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1300 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6421 www.RoyBlack.com

CLARK FOUNTAIN LA VISTA PRATHER KEEN & LITTKY-RUBIN, LLP 1919 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-899-2100 www.clarkfountain.com

BLUESTEIN AND WAYNE, P.A. 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 770 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-859-9200 www.bw-pa.com

CLARKE SILVERGLATE, P.A. 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-377-0700 www.csclawfirm.com

BOGERT & REMBOLD, P.L. 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 500 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442-9111 www.bogertrembold.com

COFFEY BURLINGTON 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1A Miami, FL 33133 305-858-2900 www.coffeyburlington.com

BOIES SCHILLER & FLEXNER 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 2800 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-8400 www.bsfllp.com

COHEN, CHASE HOFFMAN & SCHIMMEL, P.A. 11011 Sheridan St., Suite 113 Hollywood, FL 33026 305-670-0201 www.miamitaxlaw.com SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE, P.A. 9150 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33156 305-350-5300 www.csklegal.com

DIMOND KAPLAN & ROTHSTEIN, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 2B Miami, FL 33133 305-600-1393 www.dkrpa.com

FOREMAN FRIEDMAN, P.A. 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2300 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6555 www.fflegal.com

COLODNY FASS, P.A. 1401 NW 136th Ave., Suite 200 Sunrise, FL 33323 954-492-4010 www.colodnyfass.com

DLA PIPER LLP (US) 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-423-8500 www.dlapiper.com

FOSTER-MORALES SOCKEL STONE LLC 150 W Flagler St., PH II Miami, FL 33130 305-577-0090 www.fostermorales.com

COLSON HICKS EIDSON 255 Alhambra Circle, PH Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-476-7400 www.colson.com

DUANE MORRIS LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3400 Miami, FL 33131 305-960-2200 5100 Town Center Cir., Suite 650 Boca Raton, FL 33486 561-962-2121 www.duanemorris.com

FOWLER WHITE BURNETT, P.A. 1395 Brickell Ave., 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9200 100 SE 3rd Ave., 21st Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-377-8100 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 2100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-802-9044 www.fowler-white.com

COMITER SINGER BASEMAN & BRAUN 3801 PGA Blvd., Suite 604 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-626-2101 www.comitersinger.com CONRAD & SCHERER, LLP 633 S. Federal Hwy., 8th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-5500 www.conradscherer.com CONROY SIMBERG 3440 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Floor Hollywood, FL 33021 954-961-1400 www.conroysimberg.com

DUNWODY WHITE & LANDON, P.A. 550 Biltmore Way, Suite 810 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305- 529-1500 www.dwl-law.com

[ E ] EHRENSTEIN CHARBONNEAU CALDERIN 501 Brickell Key Dr., 3rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-722-2002 www.ecclegal.com

COZEN O’CONNOR 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4410 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-5940 www.cozen.com

EISINGER, BROWN, LEWIS, FRANKEL & CHAIET, P.A. 4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 265-S Hollywood, FL 33021 954-894-8000 www.eisingerlaw.com

CRITTON, LUTTIER & COLEMAN LLP 303 Banyan Blvd., Suite 400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-842-2820 www.lawclc.com

ESPINOSA TRUEBA MARTINEZ, PL 1428 Brickell Ave., Suite 100 Miami, FL 33131 305-854-0900 www.etlaw.com

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DAMIAN & VALORI LLP 1000 Brickell Ave., Suite 1020 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-3960 www.dvllp.com

FALK, WAAS, HERNANDEZ, CORTINA, SOLOMON & BONNER, P.A. 135 San Lorenzo Ave., Suite 500 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-447-6500 www.falkwaas.com

DAVID BERCUSON, P.A. 8950 SW 74th Ct., Suite 1813 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-0018 www.bercusonlaw.com DEUTSCH & BLUMBERG, P.A. 100 N. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2802 Miami, FL 33132 305-358-6329 www.deutschblumberg.net DEVINE GOODMAN RASCO & WATTS-FITZGERALD, LLP 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1400 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-374-8200 www.devinegoodman.com DIAZ REUS & TARG LLP 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 3400 Miami, FL 33131 305-375-9220 www.diazreus.com

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FARMER, JAFFE, WEISSING, EDWARDS, FISTOS & LEHRMAN, P.L. 425 N. Andrews Ave., Suite 2 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-524-2820 www.pathtojustice.com FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-4800 www.laborlawyers.com FOLEY & LARDNER LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-482-8400 www.foley.com FOLEY & MANSFIELD 4770 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1000 Miami, FL 33137 305-438-9899 www.foleymansfield.com

FOX ROTHSCHILD, LLP 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 700 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-835-9600 www.foxrothschild.com FREIDIN BROWN, P.A. 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3100 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-3666 www.freidinlawfirm.com

[ G ] GAEBE, MULLEN, ANTONELLI & DIMATTEO 420 S. Dixie Hwy., 3rd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-667-0223 www.gaebemullen.com GAMBA, LOMBANA & HERRERA 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Mezzanine Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-4010 www.glhlawyers.com GENOVESE JOBLOVE & BATTISTA, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1110 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-453-8000 www.gjb-law.com GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN, P.A. 101 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 702 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-447-2274 www.gwpa.com GRAYROBINSON, P.A. 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-761-8111 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-416-6880 www.gray-robinson.com GREENBERG TRAURIG, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400 Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-765-0500 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 300E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-650-7900 www.gtlaw.com


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GREENE SMITH & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 230 Coral Gables, FL 33134 786-268-2553 www.greenesmithlaw.com

HICKS, PORTER, EBENFELD & STEIN, P.A. 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8171 www.mhickslaw.com

GREENSPOON MARDER LAW 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120 www.gmlaw.com

HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-459-6500 www.hoganlovells.com

GROSSMAN ROTH YAFFA COHEN, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1150 Coral Gables, FL 33134 888-296-1681 925 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 350 Boca Raton, FL 33432 888-296-1681 www.grossmanroth.com

HOLLAND & KNIGHT, LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500 www.hklaw.com

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART, P.A. 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3500 Miami, FL 33131 305-376-6000 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-2000 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 500E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-1980 www.gunster.com GUTTER, CHAVES, JOSEPHER, RUBIN FORMAN FLEISHER MILLER, P.A. 2101 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 107 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-998-7847 www.floridatax.com

[ H ] HACKLEMAN, OLIVE & JUDD, P.A. 2426 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-334-2250 www.hojlaw.com

HOMER BONNER JACOBS 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-350-5100 www.homerbonner.com HUNTON & WILLIAMS, LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305- 810-2500 www.hunton.com

KOPELOWITZ OSTROW, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1100 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-8858 www.kolawyers.com KORNREICH & ASSOCIATES 14 NE 1st Ave., Suite 1208 Miami, FL 33132 305-579-9111 www.kornreichlaw.com KOZYAK TROPIN & THROCKMORTON, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-372-1800 www.kttlaw.com

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KRUPNICK CAMPBELL MALONE BUSER SLAMA HANCOCK & LIBERMAN, P.A. 12 SE 7th St., Suite 801 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-8181 www.krupnicklaw.com

ISICOFF, RAGATZ & KOENIGSBERG 601 Brickell Key Dr., Suite 750 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-3232 www.irlaw.com

KUBICKI DRAPER 25 W. Flagler St., PH Miami, FL 33130 305-374-1212 www.kubickidraper.com

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KURKIN BRANDES, LLP 18851 NE 29th Ave., Suite 303 Miami, FL 33180 305-929-8500 www.kfb-law.com

JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-3000 www.jonesfoster.com

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HALIZER PETTIS & SCHWAMM, P.A. 100 SE 3rd Ave., 7th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-523-9922 www.haliczerpettis.com

K&L GATES LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300 www.klgates.com

HALL, LAMB & HALL, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1 Miami, FL 33133 305-374-5030 www.hlhlawfirm.com

KAPLAN ZEENA LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3050 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0800 www.kaplanzeena.com

HAMILTON, MILLER & BIRTHISEL LLP 150 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-3686 www.hamiltonmillerlaw.com

KATZ BARRON SQUITERO FAUST 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., 7th Floor Miami, FL 33133 305-856-2444 www.katzbarron.com

HARKE CLASBY & BUSHMAN LLP 9699 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33138 305-536-8220 www.harkeclasby.com

KELLEY KRONENBERG, P.A. 8201 Peters Rd., Suite 4000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324 954-370-9970 www.kelleykronenberg.com

HARPER MEYER PEREZ HAGEN O’CONNOR ALBERT & DRIBIN LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3443 www.harpermeyer.com

KENNY NACHWALTER, P.A. 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-1000 www.knpa.com

HAUSMANN & HICKMAN, P.A. 2423 Quantum Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33426 561-732-7030 www.adoptionandsurrogacy.com

KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KATZEN + LEVINE, P.L. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 27th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-379-9000 www.klugerkaplan.com

KIM VAUGHAN LERNER LLP 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2001 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-527-1115 www.kvllaw.com

KURZBAN, KURZBAN, WEINGER, TETZELI & PRATT, P.A. 2650 SW 27th Ave., 2nd Floor Miami, FL 33133 305-444-0060 www.kkwtlaw.com KUTNER, RUBINOFF & MOSS, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 301A Miami, FL 33133 305-358-6200 www.krmlegal.com

[ L ] LASH & GOLDBERG LLP 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-347-4040 www.lashgoldberg.com LEESFIELD SCOLARO, P.A. 2350 S. Dixie Hwy. Miami, FL 33133 305-854-4900 www.leesfield.com LEIGHTON LAW 1401 Brickell Ave., Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-347-3151 www.leightonlaw.com LEVINE KELLOGG LEHMAN SCHNEIDER + GROSSMAN LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 22nd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-403-8788 www.lklsg.com

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LEWIS, LONGMAN & WALKER, P.A. 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-640-0820 www.llw-law.com

MCLUSKEY MCDONALD & HUGHES, P.A. 8821 SW 69th Court Miami, FL 33156 305-662-6160 www.mmlawmiami.com

LITTLER MENDELSON, P.C. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-400-7500 www.littler.com

MELAND RUSSIN & BUDWICK, P.A. 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6363 www.melandrussin.com

LOTT & FISCHER, P.L. 255 Aragon Ave., 3rd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-7089 www.lottfischer.com

MITRANI, RYNOR, ADAMSKY & TOLAND, P.A. 301 Arthur Godfrey Rd., PH Miami Beach, FL 33140 305-358-0050 1200 Weston Rd., PH Weston, FL 33326 954-335-1010 www.mitrani.com

LUBELL ROSEN, LLC 1 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 1410 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-577-9995 200 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 900 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-880-9500 www.lubellrosen.com LYTAL, REITER, SMITH, IVEY & FRONRATH 515 N. Flagler Dr., 10th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-1990 www.foryourrights.com

[ M ] MALLOY & MALLOY, P.L. 2800 SW 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33129 305-858-8000 www.malloylaw.com MARKOWITZ RINGEL TRUSTY + HARTOG, P.A. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33156 305- 670-5000 www.mrthlaw.com MARKUS/MOSS 40 NW 3rd St., PH 1 Miami, FL 33128 305-379-6667 www.markuslaw.com MASE, P.A. 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33133 305-377-3770 www.maselara.com MAYBACK & HOFFMAN, P.A. 11011 Sheridan St., Suite 212 Cooper City, FL 33026 954-704-1599 www.mayback.com MCCABE RABIN, P.A. 1601 Forum Place, Suite 505 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-659-7878 www.mccaberabin.com MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4500 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-3500 www.mwe.com MCDONALD HOPKINS LLC 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-3990 www.mcdonaldhopkins.com

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MKRS LAW 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 802 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-5228 1200 S. Pine Island Rd., Suite 850 Plantation, FL 33324 954-776-9966 www.mkrs.com MOMBACH, BOYLE, HARDIN & SIMMONS, P.A. 100 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-467-2200 www.mbhlawyer.com MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 5300 Miami, FL 33131 305-415-3000 www.morganlewis.com MOSCOWITZ & MOSCOWITZ, P.A. 201 Alhambra Cir., Suite 1200 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-379-8300 www.moscowitz.com MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, KONOPKA, THOMAS & WEISS, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 600 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-2250 www.mrachek-law.com MURAI, WALD, BIONDO & MORENO, PLLC. 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 600 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-0101 www.mwbm.com

[ N ] NEAL R. SONNETT, P.A. 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2000 www.sonnettlaw.com NEEDLE & ELLENBERG, P.A. 1401 Brickell Ave., Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-290-1736 www.needleellenberg.com NEMIROFF & AUSLANDER, P.A. 777 Brickell Ave., Suite 400 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-9747 www.nandalaw.com

[ P ] PATHMAN LEWIS, LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2400 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-2425 www.pathmanlewis.com PAYTON & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1600 Miami, FL 33131 305-372-3500 www.payton-law.com PECKAR & ABRAMSON 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 3100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2600 www.pecklaw.com PERETZ CHESAL HERRMANN, PL 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3700 Miami, FL 33131 305-341-3000 www.pch-iplaw.com PHILLIPS, CANTOR, SHALEK & PFISTER, P.A. 4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 500N Hollywood, FL 33021 954-966-1820 www.phillipslawyers.com PITA WEBER DEL PRADO 9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-8060 www.pdfirm.com PODHURST ORSECK, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-2800 www.podhurst.com

[ Q ] QUINTAIROS, PRIETO, WOOD & BOYER, P.A. 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., 4th Floor Miami, FL 33156 305-670-1101 1 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-523-7008 www.qpwblaw.com

[ R ] RATZAN LAW GROUP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131 855-754-5291 www.ratzanlawgroup.com RENNERT VOGEL MANDLER & RODRIGUEZ, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 2900 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-4177 www.rvmrlaw.com RICE PUGATCH ROBINSON STORFER & COHEN, PLLC 101 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-8000 www.rprslaw.com RICHMAN GREER, P.A. 396 Alhambra Circle 14th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-373-4000 www.richmangreer.com


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ROSS, AMSEL, RABEN, & NASCIMENTO, PLLC 2250 SW 3rd Ave., 4th Floor Miami, FL 33129 305-858-9550 www.crimlawfirm.com

SMGQ LAW 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1205 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-377-1000 www.smgqlaw.com

WARREN R. TRAZENFELD, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 700 Miami, FL 33133 305-860-1100 www.floridalegalmalpractice.com

ROBERT L. PARKS LAW OFFICES OF 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 900 Miami, FL 33131 305-445-4430 www.robertlparks.com

SOLOWSKY & ALLEN, P.A. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 915 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-2223 www.salawmiami.com

WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP 1395 Brickell Ave., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3100 www.weil.com

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4700 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-7000 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1900 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-650-7200 www.squirepattonboggs.com

WEISBERG KAINEN MARK, P.L. 1401 Brickell Ave., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5544 www.weisbergandkainen.com

ROSSMAN, BAUMBERGER, REBOSO & SPIER, P.A. 9155 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1200 Miami, FL 33156 305-373-0708 www.rbrlaw.com RUMBERGER, KIRK, CALDWELL, P.A. 80 SW 8th St., Suite 3000 Miami, FL 33130 305-358-5577 www.rumberger.com

[ S ] SACHER, ZELMAN, HARTMAN, P.A. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 2000 Miami, FL 33156 305-371-8797 www.sacherzelman.com SASSER CESTERO & SASSER, P.A. 1800 Australian Ave. S., Suite 203 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-689-4378 www.sasserlaw.com SEARCY DENNEY SCAROLA BARNHART & SHIPLEY, P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300 www.SearcyLaw.com SEDGWICK LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1500 Miami, FL 33131 305-670-4777 www.sedgwicklaw.com SHOOK HARDY BACON L.L.P. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-5171 www.shb.com SHUBIN & BASS, P.A. 46 SW 1st St., 3rd Floor Miami, FL 33130 305-381-6060 www.shubinbass.com SHUTTS & BOWEN, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 2100 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-524-5505 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach. FL 33401 561-835-8500 www.shutts.com SIEGFRIED, RIVERA, HYMAN, LERNER, DE LA TORRE, MARS & SOBEL, P.A. 201 Alhambra Circle, 11th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-442-3334 www.siegfriedlaw.com

STEARNS, WEAVER, MILLER, WEISSLER, ALHADEFF & SITTERSON, P.A. 150 W. Flagler St., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130 305-789-3200 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., 21st Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954- 462-9500 www.stearnsweaver.com STEWART TILGHMAN FOX BIANCHI & CAIN, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 3000 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6644 www.stfblaw.com STOKES MCMILLAN ANTUNEZ P.A. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1901 Miami, FL 33156 305-379-4008 www.smpalaw.com SUGARMAN & SUSSKIND, P.A. 100 Miracle Mile, Suite 300 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-2801 www.sugarmansusskind.com

[ T ] TRIPP SCOTT, P.A. 110 SE 6th St., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-7500 www.trippscott.com

[ V ] VER PLOEG & LUMPKIN, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 30th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3996 www.vpl-law.com

[ W ] WALTER A. REYNOSO, P.A. LAW OFFICES OF 2030 S. Douglas Rd., Suite 214 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-441-8881 www.lawreynoso.com WALTON LANTAFF SCHROEDER & CARSON LLP 9350 S. Dixie Hwy., 10th Floor Miami, FL 33156 305-671-1300 www.waltonlantaff.com

WEISS SEROTA HELFMAN COLE & BIERMAN, P.L. 2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-854-0800 www.wsh-law.com WHITE & CASE, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4900 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-2700 www.whitecase.com WICKER, SMITH, O’HARA, MCCOY & FORD, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 800 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-3939 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-847-4800 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1600 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-689-3800 www.wickersmith.com WNF-LAW, P.L. - WASERSTEN NUNEZ & FOODMAN 1111 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33131 305-760-8500 www.wnflaw.com

[ Y ] YOUNG, BERMAN, KARPF & GONZALEZ, P.A. 1101 Brickell Ave., Suite 1704 Miami, FL 33131 305-945-1851 500 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1580 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-809-3300 www.ybkglaw.com

[ Z ] ZARCO EINHORN SALKOWSKI & BRITO, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5418 www.zarcolaw.com ZUMPANO PATRICIOS & WINKER, P.A. 312 Minorca Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-5565 www.zpwlaw.com

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ACEVEDO, GIL Real Estate Fowler White Burnett P.A. 1395 Brickell Ave., 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-789-9200

BEIGE, RACHEL K. Labor and Employment Cole Scott & Kissane, P.A. 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 120 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-383-9200

DESAI, DEVANG Insurance Litigation - Defense Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo 420 S. Dixie Hwy., 3rd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-667-0223

ALHALEL, JOSHUA R. Commercial Litigation Alhalel Law 777 Brickell Ave., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33131 305-563-9060

BERAHA, ROBERT S. Trust and Estate Planning Heller Waldman, P.L. 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 301 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-4144

DIAL, AVERY A. Commercial Litigation Fowler White Burnett P.A. 100 SE 3rd Ave., 21st Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 954-377-8100

ANDERSON, ANNE JANET HERNANDEZ Litigation Lapin & Leichtling, LLP 255 Alhambra Cir., Suite 1250 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-569-4100

BILU, RON S. Real Estate - Litigation Bilu and Bilu 2700 W. Atlantic Blvd., Suite 204 Pompano Beach, FL 33069 954-596-0669

DICKERSON, DWAYNE L. Land Use and Zoning Dunay Miskel and Backman, LLP 14 SE 4th St., Suite 36 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-405-3336

APICELLA, HEATHER Family and Marital Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. 101 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 702 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-447-2274

CAPRILES, CLAUDIA R. Family and Marital Holden Capriles, P.A. 3191 Coral Way, Suite 507 Miami, FL 33145 305-461-6006

DODD, JOHN R. Bankruptcy Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-579-0500

ARIAS, MAGGIE Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Immigration Arias and Pereira, PLLC 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite. 206 Miami, FL 33133 305-934-9024

CARDENAS, MARIA CRISTINA International Arbitration, International Litigation Astigarraga Davis 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., 9th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-372-8282

ESPERON, MARTHA M. Healthcare Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. 312 Minorca Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-5565

ARRIETA, ALEJANDRO M. Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions Alvarez Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira, LLP 1001 Brickell Ave., Suite 2110 Miami, FL 33131 305-740-1943

CARRERAS, LISSETTE M. Commercial Litigation Bast Amron LLP 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-7904

FACCIDOMO, JUDE M. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Ratzan & Faccidomo, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5730

CASSEL, HILLARY B. Insurance Litigation - Defense Geyer Fuxa Tyler, PLLC 490 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy., Suite 110 Sunrise, FL 33325 954-990-5251

FEELEY, MATTHEW J. Litigation - International Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 100 SE 2nd St., 35th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-347-4080

CHUDACHEK, BRENT Labor and Employment Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen, PLLC 101 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-462-8000

FELDMAN, MICHAEL Elder Law Feldman & Feldman 5491 N. University Dr., Suite 102 Coral Springs, FL 33067 954-227-7320

CLARK, JR., HAROLD WAYNE Real Estate - Litigation Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A. 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-847-4800

FELIX, ADRIAN K. Litigation Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 100 SE Second St., Suite 4200 Miami, FL 33131 305-530-0055

COHEN, DOUGLAS M. Insurance Litigation - Defense Walton Lantaff Schroeder + Carson 110 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-463-8456

FREIRE, LEORA B. Corporate and Business Litigation Richman Greer, P.A. 250 Australian Ave. S., Suite 1504 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-803-3500

COLLIN, SEAN L. Family and Marital Lyons, Snyder & Collin 1250 S. Pine Island Rd., Suite 200 Plantation, FL 33324 954-462-8035

GAMM, PAUL J. Product Liability - Defense Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 1 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1010 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-467-7900

D’AMICO, ELISA J. Commercial Litigation, Cyber Law K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300

GILDEN, MICHAEL B. Family and Marital Kopelowitz Ostrow, P.A. 1 W. Las Olas Blvd., 5th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-4100

ATHERTON, SCOTT Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Atherton Law Group 224 Datura St., Suite 815 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-293-2530 AVINO, JAVIER F. Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning, Government Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580 BACKMAN, JEFFREY A. Commercial Litigation Greenspoon Marder Law 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 888-491-1120 BARBARA, RICHARD L. Commercial Litigation Alvarez Barbara, LLP 1750 Coral Way, 2nd Floor Miami, FL 33145 305-263-7700 BARNER, FLORENCE T. Real Estate - Litigation Weitz & Schwartz P.A. 900 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 204 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-468-0016 BASS, III, T. HARDEE Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff, Product Liability - Plaintiff Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A. 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-6300

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GLASSMAN, DANIEL J. Tax Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 500E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-650-0607

HICKEY, BRIAN C. Real Estate Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce, P.A. 3001 PGA Blvd., Suite 305 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-686-3307

KORCH, JEREMY S. Commercial Litigation Bast Amron LLP 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-379-7904

GREY, KAYLIN S. Commercial Litigation Conrad & Scherer 633 S. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-847-3364

HINKES, ANDREW M. Commercial Litigation Berger Singerman LLP 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-9900

KUPER, ERIC D. Corporate and Business Breier, Seif, Silverman & Scherman, P.A. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1125 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-445-0707

GROISMAN, GABRIEL Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation Coffey Burlington 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1A Miami, FL 33133 305-858-2900

HIRSCHBERG, DAVID L. Family and Marital Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A. 4755 Technology Way, Suite 202 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-288-8620

LANDY, RUSSELL Commercial Litigation Damian & Valori 1000 Brickell Ave., Suite 1020 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-3960

HOLDEN, MONICA L. Family and Marital Holden Capriles, P.A. 3191 Coral Way, Suite 507 Miami, FL 33145 305-461-6006

LANGINO, ADAM JOHN Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC 2925 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-515-1400

ISANI, JAMIE Z. Corporate and Business Litigation Hunton & Williams LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-810-2500

LETO, JUSTIN C. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Leto Bassuk 777 Brickell Ave., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33131 305-577-8448

JAIME, VIVIAN A. Probate and Guardianship Ritter, Zaretsky, Lieber & Jaime, LLP 2915 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33137 305-372-0933

LEVIN, BRIAN Securities Litigation Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A., 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 2B Miami, FL 33133 305-374-1920

JAMES, ZACHARY N. Corporate and Business Litigation Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6363

LITWIN, ASHLEY M. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Seitles & Litwin 40 NW 3rd St., PH 1 Miami, FL 33128 305-403-8070

JOFFE, JASON DANIEL Litigation Squire Patton Boggs 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 1900W West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-650-7200

LOPEZ, ALEJANDRA ARROYAVE Litigation Lapin & Leichtling, LLP 255 Alhambra Cir., Suite 1250 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-569-4100

KAPLAN, BRETT A. Litigation Klein Glasser Park & Lowe, PL 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 2000 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-3700

LOPEZ, JAVIER A. Litigation Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-372-1800

KIBBE, REBECCA Product Liability - Defense K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300

LYONS, MARC P. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Lyons, Snyder & Collin 1250 S. Pine Island Rd., Suite 200 Plantation, FL 33324 954-462-8035

KNAPP, SCOTT D. Commercial Litigation Broad and Cassel 100 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2700 Fort Laudedale, FL 33394 954-764-7060

MAHFOOD, MARCUS G. Admiralty and Maritime Chartwell Law Offices 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33131 305-372-9044

KOCH, BRIAN H. Commercial Litigation Greenberg Traurig, P.A. 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-768-8261

MARK, ETAN Corporate and Business Litigation Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1900 Miami, FL 33131 305-755-9500

GUEITS, JAMES P. Corporate and Business Litigation Roig Lawyers 44 W. Flagler St., Suite 2100 Miami, FL 33130 305-405-0997 GUERRA, RICHARD Intellectual Property McDonald Hopkins LLC 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2600 Miami, FL 33131 305-704-3990 GURIAN, JOSEPH Immigration Gurian Group 3162 Commodore Plz., Suite 3E Coconut Grove, FL 33133 305-521-8879 GUTTMAN, JORGE D. Commercial Litigation Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3500 Miami, FL 33131 305-376-6054 HACKMAN, JENNA T. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Defense Roig Lawyers 1255 S. Military Trail, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 954-462-0330 HANAKA, PHILLIP M. Financial Services Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2250 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 305-933-5647 HARMON, HEATHER L. Bankruptcy Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300 HARRIS, ANDREW A. Appellate Burlington & Rockenbach, P.A. 444 W. Railroad Ave., Suite 350 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-721-0400 HENDLER, MICHELLE G. Creditor’s Rights Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-6300

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MARK, MARILEE Bankruptcy Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 44th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-349-2300

NULLMAN, STEVEN A. Family and Marital Nullman Law, P.A. 7770 Brickell Ave., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33131 305-350-0597

QUICK, JOHN J. Litigation Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-854-0800

MARTIN, DIANA L. Appellate Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC 2925 PGA Blvd., Suite 200 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-515-1400

OSORIO, CARLOS International Aballí Milne Kalil, P.A. 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2250 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-6600

RIBEIRO, RAFAEL International Litigation Hogan Lovells US LLP 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700 Miami, FL 33131 305-459-6500

MARTIN, JESSICA Z. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Defense Roig Lawyers 1255 S. Military Trail, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 954-462-0330

OWENS, III, JOHN D. Corporate and Business K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3328

RODRIGUEZ, FRANCISCO A. Litigation, International Arbitration Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600

MCKINNON, CHRISTINA A. Family and Marital Law Office of Christina A. McKinnon, PA 3600 Red Rd., Suite 402 Miramar, FL 33025 305-416-0045

PAUL, CHRISTINA M. Product Liability - Defense K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300

ROMER, GARY J. Commercial Real Estate Lewis Brisbois 110 SE 6th St., Suite 2600 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-828-0366

MENDIETA, URIEL ALBERTO Corporate and Business Hunton & Williams LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2500 Miami, FL 33131 305-536-2729

PELLEGRINO, TARA S. Commercial Litigation Broad and Cassel 1 N. Clematis St., Suite 500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-366-8758

ROSENBERG, MICHAEL ADAM Insurance Litigation - Defense Roig Lawyers 1255 S. Military Trail, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 954-462-0330

MENENDEZ, JR., FERNANDO J. Bankruptcy GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-416-6880

PÉREZ, TRACY Commercial Litigation, Business Transactions De La Peña Group, P.A. 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 1750 Miami, FL 33131 305-377-0909

RUSSO, CHRISTINA C. Corporate and Business Akerman LLP 98 SE 7th St. Miami, FL 33131 305-755-5840

MICHAELS, TODD Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff The Haggard Law Firm 330 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-5700

PIERRO, KEITH A. Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Gold & Gold 2700 N. Military Trl., Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-416-2882

SAVIOLI, JUSTIN Estate Planning Katz Baskies 2255 Glades Rd., Suite 240W Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-910-5700

MOORE, MEGHAN C. Insurance Litigation Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. 100 SE 2nd St., 30th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-577-3996

PINNOCK, DUANE Trust and Estate Planning Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk 3300 PGA Blvd., Suite 600 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-694-7979

SHAW, JAMES M. Commercial Litigation DLD Lawyers 150 Alhambra Cir., Penthouse Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-443-4850

MOOT, STEPHANIE N. ADA Compliance K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300

PORCARO, PETER J. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law, Medical Marijuana Porcaro Law Group 14428 S. Military Trail B Delray Beach, FL 33484 561-450-9355

SILVA, EFFIE D. Corporate and Business Litigation, Arbitration McDermott Will & Emery 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4500 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-3500

MORAN, JOHN C. Probate and Guardianship Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. 777 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 500E West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-1980

POY, KAREN Commercial Litigation K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900 Miami, FL 33131 305-539-3300

SILVER, MEREDITH M. Commercial Litigation Phillips, Cantor, Shalek & Pfister, P.A. 4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 500N Hollywood, FL 33021 954-966-1820

MORGAN, TELSULA C. Environmental Lewis Longman & Walker, P.A. 515 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 1500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-640-0820

PRICE, DANIELLE C. Corporate and Business Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-374-8500

SMITH, ABRAHM W. Tax Baker & McKenzie LLP 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 1700 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-8900

NGUYEN, HUNG VIET Probate and Guardianship The Nguyen Law Firm 306 Alcazar Ave, Suite 303-B Coral Gables, FL 33134 786-600-2530

PROCIV, JUSTIN G. Commercial Litigation Lapin & Leichtling, LLP 255 Alhambra Cir., Suite 1250 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-569-4100

SMITH, ALISON F. Labor and Employment Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1900 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-4242

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SNYDER, PHILIP M. Criminal Defense/Criminal Law Lyons, Snyder & Collin 1250 S. Pine Island Rd., Suite 200 Plantation, FL 33324 954-462-8035

WHITE, RALPH THOMAS Family and Marital Schultz & White 1001 N. Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-228-7100

ZBOROWSKI, ADAM M. Family and Marital Nugent Zborowski & Bruce 631 US Hwy. 1, Suite 405 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 561-844-1200

SOTO, MIRANDA L. Product Liability - Defense Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3200 Miami, FL 33131 305-358-5171

WIONCEK, JENNIFER J. International Tax Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-374-7580

ZEIGER, MICHELLE H. Insurance Litigation - Defense Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 1 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1010 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-467-7900

SPIELMAN, DARREN J. Intellectual Property Kain Spielman, P.A. 900 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 205 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-768-9002

YAFFA, GREGORY Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Plaintiff Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, P.L. 2401 PGA Blvd., Suite 140 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-625-6260

SUAREZ, FRADYN International Finance Jones Day 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3300 Miami, FL 33131 305-714-9700 SULLIVAN, SEAN P. Real Estate - Construction McIntosh Schwartz, PL 888 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 500 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-660-9888 TAMAROFF, DANIEL F. ADR Kelley Kronenberg 1475 Centrepark Blvd., Suite 275 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-684-5956 VANCE, KEVIN E. Labor and Employment Duane Morris LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3400 Miami, FL 33131 305-960-2311 VARGAS, RICHARD A. Corporate and Business Litigation Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP 1000 NW 57th Ct., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33126 305-774-9966 VO, STEPHANIE H. Civil Litigation Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., 4th Floor Miami, FL 33156 305-670-1101 WALTER, ELAINE D. Insurance Litigation - Defense Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo 420 S. Dixie Hwy., 3rd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-667-0223 WASSERSTEIN, DANIEL Community Associations Wasserstein PA 301 NE 51st St., Suite 2199 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-288-3999 WHISENANT, JR., BERANTON J. Construction Foley & Mansfield 4770 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1000 Miami, FL 33137 305-438-9899

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ADAMS, GEOFFREY Advisory Services Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A. 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5600

BANKS, ANTHONY Business Valuations Marcum LLP 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., 9th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-728-2500

BOUCHNER, SCOTT M. Business Valuations, Business Damages Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 6th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-379-7000

AGUERREBERE, JUAN Forensics Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro & Torres P.L. 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 650 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-567-0150

BARBEE, ALAN Bankruptcy, Forensics, Valuations GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC 1400 Centrepark Blvd., Suite 860 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-932-0785

BOUR, MARCIE D. Forensic Accounting, Litigation Consulting Yip Associates 1001 Yamato Rd., Suite 301 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-325-6959

ALFONSO, MARTA Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support, Business Damages, White Collar Defense, Family Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-5500

BARBEITO, DAVID Audits De La Hoz, Perez & Barbeito 304 Palermo Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-448-5585

BRESLOW, MARC Marital Dissolution, Investigation of Fraud Marcum LLP 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33131 305-377-4228

BERNSTEIN, ANDREW C. Forensics, Valuation and Litigation Services EisnerAmper LLP 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6200

BRISCOE, F. RICHARD Forensic Accounting F. Richard Briscoe, CPA, PA 470 Columbia Dr., Suite G101 West Palm Beach FL, 33409 561-471-8003

BERWICK, STEVEN M. Forensics, Business Damages Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A. 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5600

BRITT, LYNN M. Forensic Accounting Brittt & Company P.A. 5850 Hiatus Rd., Suite G Fort Lauderdale, FL 33321 954-718-5022

BINELO, ALEXANDER Audits Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-5500

BURGAN, BRETT Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support, Valuations, Bankruptcy Daszkal Bolton LLP 2401 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-367-1040

APPELROUTH, STEWART Forensics, Lost Profits, Business Damages, Business Valuation, Family Appelrouth Farah & Co., P.A. 999 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 625 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-0999 ARECHABALETA, PATRICIA Family, Business Valuations Marcum LLP 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., 9th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-728-2500 ARGIZ, ANTONIO L. Forensics, GAAP and GAAS, Complex Business Damages Litigation, Automotive Industry and Financial Institutions Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-5500 BAKHAI, KASHYAP Business Valuations Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-5500

BINSTOCK, ALEX Litigation Support Binstock, Rubin, Adler, Aldecoa & Ellzey 9100 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1600 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-1984 BLOOM, BURT Business Valuations, Litigation Services Bloom, Gettis & Habib, P.A. 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 1450 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-6211

BURSTEIN, MELISSE N. Litigation Support Gerson Preston 4770 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 400 Miami, FL 33137 305-868-3600

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BYINGTON, JAMIE J. Tax, Real Estate Cherry Bekaert LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1040 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-274-4600

DE ARMAS, PEDRO Business Damages Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLP 255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 560 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-3177

FARAH, CARLOS M. Advisory Services Appelrouth Farah & Co., P.A. 999 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 625 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-0999

CASS, MARTIN Litigation Support, Business Valuations, Tax, Family Law BDO 440 Columbia Dr., Suite 500 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-689-7888

DEMAR, STEVEN Entrepreneurial Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A. 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5600

FARRA, MIGUEL G. Forensics, Business Valuations Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-5500

DIX, GARY W. Valuations, Financing EisnerAmper LLP 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6200

FECHTER, RICHARD Forensic Accounting Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 6th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-379-7000

DRUCKMAN, MATTHEW E. Bankruptcy, Forensics, Receivership Cherry Bekaert LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1040 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-274-4600

FERNANDEZ, ALEX Litigation and Valuation Support AFC Group P.A. 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 3000 Miami, FL 33131 305-381-6800

DUCKER, JEFFREY Forensics Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-7900

FISKE, ALAN P. Litigation Support, Business Valuations Fiske & Company 1000 S. Pine Island Rd., Suite 440 Plantation, FL 33324 954-236-8600

DYTRYCH, MARTIN A. Forensics, Certified Fraud Examiner Lamn Krielow Dytrych & Co., P.A. 500 University Blvd., Suite 215 Jupiter, FL 33158 561-694-1040

FOODMAN, STANLEY I. Forensics, International Taxation Foodman CPAs & Advisors 1201 Brickell Ave., Suite 610 Miami, FL 33131 305-365-1111

ELKIN, MICHAEL P. Forensic Accounting, Valuations, Business Damages Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A. 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5600

FOX, CAROL Litigation Support GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1010 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-859-5070

CHADDERTON, TREVOR B. Litigation Support Ocariz, Garrastacho & Hevia LLP 999 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 650 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-8838 CLEMENZA-WILSON, TAMI Family, Forensics, Business Valuations Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 301 E. Las Olas Blvd., 4th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-760-9000 COHEN, LOUIS M. Litigation Support Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 900 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-9292 COUTO, ROLANDO Business Valuations, Forensic Accounting Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-5500 CRAIN, MICHAEL A. Forensic Accounting, Business Valuations, Business Damages The Financial Valuation Group 1 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-382-2201 DASZKAL, MICHAEL I. Private Equity Daszkal Bolton LLP 2401 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-367-1040 DAVIS, MELISSA Forensic Accounting KapilaMukamal LLP 1000 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-761-1011 DAYAL, VIRESH Forensic Accounting, Business Valuations, Family, Restructuring Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-5500 DE ARAUJO, THOMAS A. Forensic Accounting Yip Associates 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2690 Miami, FL 33131 305-569-0550

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ELLRICH, JR., WILLIAM D. Family, Business Valuations Moore, Ellrich + Neal, PA 11025 RCA Center Dr., Suite 401 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-624-0355

FREISTAT, WARREN C. Litigation Support Gerstle Rosen & Goldenberg, P.A. 2630 NE 203rd St., Suite 104 Aventura, FL 33180 305-937-0116

ESCANDON, EMILIO Tax Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 301 E. Las Olas Blvd., 4th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-760-9000

GAMPEL, PETER Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support, Business Valuations Cherry Bekaert LLP 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-556-1720

ESPINOZA, RAFAEL A. Litigation Support Garcia Espinosa Miyares 100 Almeria Ave., Suite 230 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-529-0345

GANNON, EDWARD V. Forensic Advisory, Valuations Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A. 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5600

EVERETT, MICHAEL Forensics, Family, Valuations Cherry Bekaert LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1040 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-274-4600

GANNON, PATRICK F. Forensics, Business Damages Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A. 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5600

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HECKAMAN, BLAIN Advisory Services Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A. 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5600

LAMPLOUGH, KIM Assurance Marcum LLP 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., 9th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-728-2500

GARCIA, CARLOS F. Business Valuations, Mergers and Acquisitions Hancock Askew & Co LLP 264 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables, FL 33134 877-550-8243

HELLER, JOHN Forensic Accounting, Litigation Consulting Marcum LLP 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., 9th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-728-2500

LANG, ADAM Forensic Accounting Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-712-7020

GETTIS, LARRY Audits Bloom, Gettis & Habib, P.A. 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 1450 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-6211

HETENYI, MARCELL Litigation Support Scheckner & Hetenyi, PL 18001 Old Cutler Rd., Suite 421 Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 305-379-0603

LICAMARA, TERESA A. Litigation Support, Forensic Analysis GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC 1400 Centrepark Blvd., Suite 860 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-932-0785

GILBERT, JAMES D. Business Valuations, Family, Forensic Accounting J.D. Gilbert & Company, CPAs 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 220 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 954-419-1000

HIRSCHBERG, EDWARD P. Family Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A. 3101 N. Federal Hwy., 8th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306 954-566-4400

LUZINSKI, JOSEPH J. Bankruptcy Development Specialists, Inc. 500 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 305-374-2717

HOLLANDER, DAVID Audits, Taxation Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 301 E. Las Olas Blvd., 4th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-760-9000

MANIS, ROBERT H. Litigation Support Manis O’Shell 470 Columbia Dr., Suite B-101 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-656-4849

HUGHES, DANIEL S. Forensic Accounting, Business Insurance Claims, Business Damages Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 6th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-379-7000

MEDINA, DANIEL A. Forensic Investigation and Dispute Services Berkeley Research Group 1111 Brickell Ave., Suite 2050 Miami, FL 33131 305-913-7192

GILDEN, KATIE Forensic Accounting Fiske & Company 1000 S. Pine Island Rd., Suite 440 Plantation, FL 33324 954-236-8600 GLICK, JOEL Forensics, Bankruptcy/Receivership, Business Damages Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 6th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-379-7000 GOLDWEITZ, DAVID S. Valuations Fiske & Company 1395 Brickell Ave., Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 786-369-8600 GONZALEZ, FRANK Audit Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-7900 GORDON, MONTE S. Litigation Support Cherry Bekaert LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1040 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-274-4600 GOULD, BARRY Forensic Accounting EisnerAmper LLP 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6200 HABIB, STEVEN M. Tax Bloom, Gettis & Habib, P.A. 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 1450 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-6211

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KANE, MONTE E. Financial Forensics, Business Damages Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-7900

MUKAMAL, BARRY Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Fraud, Business Valuations, Business Damages KapilaMukamal LLP 1 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 2150 Miami, FL 33131 786-517-5771

KAPILA, SONEET Forensics, Insolvency/Bankruptcy KapilaMukamal LLP 1000 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-761-1011

MUSKAT, HARVEY Litigation Support Pinchasik, Yelen, Muskat, Stein, LLC 3225 Aviation Ave., Suite 500 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5800

KAPLAN, ANDREW Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support Kaplan Financial Forensics, P.A. 1250 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Suite 808 Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 954-732-7404

NIETO, CRISTIAN N. Assurance Cherry Bekaert LLP 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-556-1720

KAUFMAN, DANA M. Litigation Support, Business Valuations, Tax, Family Kaufman & Company, P.A. 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 2650 Miami, FL 33131 305-455-0314

OCARIZ, HIRAM Foreign and Domestic Taxation Ocariz, Garrastacho & Hevia LLP 999 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 650 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-8838

KESSLER, ELLIOT Litigation Support Topping, Kessler & Co 4020 Sheridan St., Suite C Hollywood, FL 33021 954-983-5800

PEREZ, GUSTAVO Litigation Support, Valuations Cherry Bekaert LLP 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-556-1720

KRIDEL, MICHAEL S. Litigation and Valuation Services, Forensic Accounting Rehmann 7805 NW Beacon Square Blvd., Suite 201 Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-912-2300


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PEREZ, SANDRA L. Family, Valuations Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants 515 E. Las Olas Blvd., 15th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-712-7020

PORTER, SCOTT L. Litigation Support, Business Damages Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. 505 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 900 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-9292

RIVERA, LUIS O. Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support MRW Consulting Group LLP 320 Davie Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 954-523-8001

PEREZ-ABREU, CARLOS Litigation Support, Forensics Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro & Torres P.L. 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 650 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-567-0150

PRINSLOO, MARTIN Computer Forensics, Forensic Accounting Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 6th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-960-8964

ROSEN, MARTY Tax Planning Sharff, Wittmer, Kurts, Jackson & Diaz, P.A. 4627 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FF 33146 305-666-7229

PLATZER, WILLIAM Litigation Support Platzer & Co 600 N. Pine Island Rd., Suite 470 Plantation, FL 33324 954-424-8300

RAMPELL, RICHARD Valuations, Business Damages, Forensics Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 223 Sunset Ave., Suite 200 Palm Beach, FL 33480 561-655-5855

POLLACK, RICHARD A. Forensic Accounting Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 6th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-379-7000

RETO, JAMES J. Business Valuations Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A. 3101 N. Federal Hwy., 8th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306 954-566-4400

ROSENBAUM, DAVID P. Commercial Litigation Support, Mergers and Acquisitions Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-5500

POLO, ELGIN F. Family, Business Valuations, Forensic Accounting Kabat Schertzer De La Torre Taraboulos & Co. 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-3370

REYNOLDS, KEVIN Health Care Daskal Bolton LLP 2401 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-367-1040

ROSENBERG, STUART C. Computer Forensics, Technology Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-373-5500 ROSNER, CURT Valuation and Litigation Services EisnerAmper LLP 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Suite 1400 Miami, FL 33131 305-371-6200

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SACHS, EDWARD S. Forensics, Family Edward S. Sachs CPA/ABV 20533 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4-224 Aventura, FL 33180 305-610-2395

STERMER, DANIEL J. Receiverships/Assignments Development Specialists, Inc. 500 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Suite 400 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 305-374-2717

WYNICK, HYLTON Bankruptcy and Litigation Support Yip Associates 1001 Yamato Rd., Suite 301 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-325-6950

SANTORO, THOMAS Litigation Support, Bankruptcy GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1010 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-859-5070

STOHLMAN, MATTHEW S. Forensic Accounting, Business Valuations, Litigation Moore, Ellrich + Neal, PA 11025 RCA Center Dr., Suite 401 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-624-0355

YELEN, MITCHELL High-Net-Worth Marital Dissolution Pinchasik, Yelen, Muskat, Stein, LLC 3225 Aviation Ave., Suite 500 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5800

SCHECKNER, MARTIN L. Litigation Support Scheckner & Hetenyi, PL 18001 Old Cutler Rd., Suite 421 Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 305-379-0603 SCHULTZ, SHERI F. Business Valuations Fiske & Company 1000 S. Pine Island Rd., Suite 440 Plantation, FL 33324 954-236-8600 SHARP, KARA Business Damages Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A. 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5600 SHAVELL, RICH Business Damages, Construction/Real Estate Shavell & Company, P.A. 7900 Glades Road, Suite 360 Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-997-7242 SHECHTER, PHILIP J. Family, Business Damages, Valuations Cherry Bekaert LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1040 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-274-4600 SIEGEL, DAVID Forensic Accounting Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 6th Floor Miami, FL 33131 305-960-1230 SMITH, KEN Forensic Accounting Keefe McCullough CPAs 6550 N. Federal Hwy., 4th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-771-0896 SMITH, MAGGIE Bankruptcy and Forensic Litigation GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC 1400 Centrepark Blvd., Suite 860 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-932-0785 SMITH, MATTHEW A. Business Valuations Moore, Ellrich + Neal, PA 11025 RCA Center Dr., Suite 401 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-624-0355 STEIN, ROBERT A. Business Valuations, Family Pinchasik, Yelen, Muskat, Stein, LLC 3225 Aviation Ave., Suite 500 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5800

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STONE, ROBERT A. Valuations, Family Kaufman Rossin & Co., P.A. 2699 S. Bayshore Dr., Suite 300 Miami, FL 33133 305-858-5600

YIP, MARIA M. Forensic Accounting, Litigation Consulting, Fiduciary, Receiverships Yip Associates 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2690 Miami, FL 33131 305-569-0550

SUEIRO, ALEX Forensic Accounting Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro & Torres P.L. 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 650 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-567-0150

ZOMERFELD, RAYMOND J. Family, Commercial, Valuations, Litigation Support Vizcaino Zomerfeld, LLP 999 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1045 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-8288

TARABOULOS, JEFFREY Forensic Accounting Kabat Schertzer De La Torre Taraboulos & Co. 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 600 Miami, FL 33156 305-670-3370

ZUCKER, ROBERT W. Family, Business Valuations Zucker Forensics 1801 N. Military Trail, Suite 160 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-392-5779

THAW, MARK R. Business Valuations Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 301 E. Las Olas Blvd., 4th Floor Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-760-9000 TORRES, MICHAEL R. Forensics Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro & Torres P.L. 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 650 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-567-0150 VERDEJA, JR., OCTAVIO A. Lost Profits Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLP 255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 560 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-446-3177 VILA, JOSE Litigation Support Cherry Bekaert LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1040 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-274-4600 WEISS, RICHARD Advisory Services Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 1800 Miami, FL 33131 305-789-7900 WILLIAMS, MARTIN K. Forensic Accounting GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC 200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1010 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-859-5070 WOLF, STEVEN A. Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support Cherry Bekaert LLP 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-556-1720


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Staying Competitive in Miami’s High-Demand Real Estate Market By ALEXANDR A “SANDY” LONDONO

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outh Florida’s commercial real estate market is experiencing accelerated growth with continued demand for office, industrial, retail and multifamily uses. Capital from both the US and abroad is fueling investments in South Florida and competition for commercial real estate is driving market players to adopt creative approaches to meet business goals and client needs. Trends within the marketplace include mixed-use projects to help increase rates of returns and drive work/life balance, the repurposing of open space to increase property density levels and in turn values, the incorporation of higher levels of amenities within office projects, and more creative use of natural lighting for all office employees within office suites. South Florida real estate continues to remain in high demand given it benefits from the most important criteria associated with real estate…location, location, location. The South Florida market, from a national and global perspective, is viewed as providing a stable marketplace, excellent weather, and favorable tax advantages. Additionally, it continues to benefit from the influx of new residents, both domestic and international. These factors have led to high demand from investors as well as users. Currently, Miami-Dade is experiencing strong rental rates and stabilized occupancy rates within all market sectors, except office. However, the market is seeing improvements within the office sector with rising occupancy levels and increasing office rental rates. The resulting changes within this sector should lead to new office development within the coming 12 to 24 months. Looking into 2017, the South Florida real estate market will remain strong despite 120

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softening within the condominium sector due to the strengthening of the U.S. dollar and other factors. The relative strength of the marketplace stems from higher levels of equity required by lenders, a factor that will help offset any negative components associated with increased interest and capitalization rates. Lower debt levels will also provide a cushion if property cash flows fall below a borrower’s anticipated projections. Ultimately, staying competitive within the marketplace boils down to understanding real estate trends as well as the needs of market participants. Having answers to the following questions provide the basis for creative but sound structuring that allows the client to achieve their goals even during times of slowdown within the marketplace: • What is the exit strategy of the owner? • Is it a short- or long-term hold? • Is it a re-positioning or value-add strategy? • What are the expected rates of return? • W hat items concern the equity partners in regards to structuring? • W hat are deal killers in terms of debt financing? In order to intelligently navigate South Florida’s competitive marketplace, it is critical to work with partners who understand your unique needs and serve as an extension to your business. At Sabadell, our team of dedicated real estate experts focuses on the goals of our clients and help them achieve their business objectives by establishing meaningful and long-lasting relationships. Every year we assist clients with financing on retail, office, multifamily and industrial properties, as well as hotels and mixed use properties throughout South Florida and the state.

Alexandra “Sandy” Londono Vice President, Relationship Manager Commercial Real Estate Sabadell Financial Center 1111 Brickell Avenue, 30th Floor Miami, FL 33131 T +1 305.376-2482 C +1 305.519.3158 F +1 305.347.4140 Alexandra.Londono@SabadellBank.com

Sandy Londono is Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending for Sabadell United Bank. Within her current position Ms. Londono is responsible for providing financing on all asset classes inclusive of retail, office, multifamily, mixed use and hotel properties as well as construction lending. She focuses on target loan sizes averaging $20M, primarily within the Florida markets. Sabadell United Bank, N.A. is a locally managed, nationally chartered banking institution that serves over 40,000 clients through its branch network in Florida. Professionals, businesses, and high-networth individuals look to Sabadell as their trusted financial advisor. Sabadell’s Florida operations include Sabadell United Bank, its wealth management division, Sabadell Bank & Trust, and Banco Sabadell – Miami Branch, an international branch of its parent company, Banco Sabadell. Sabadell currently manages more than $17 billion of business volume in Florida. Since 2007, Sabadell has grown its presence in Florida more than twelvefold in terms of business volume.


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The Tax Yin to the Immigration Yang By ADRIANA KOSTENCKI and MITCHELL W. GOLDBERG

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very year, thousands of foreign nationals consider moving to the U.S. According to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in 2014 a total of 1,016,518 foreign nationals became U.S. permanent residents and more were living in the U.S. pursuant to various visas. Most concerns in immigrating to the U.S. involve the nuances of getting the proper visa that will facilitate their goals, whether studying, working, or overseeing U.S. investments. Often overlooked is the effect the U.S. taxing system may have upon entering the U.S. and the missed opportunities to mitigate exposure to U.S. tax. This article discusses, in general, methods by which a foreign national may obtain a U.S. visa and the U.S. income and transfer tax (i.e., estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer tax) consequences that should be considered. For immigration purposes, a nonimmigrant is an alien who seeks temporary entry to the U.S. for a specific purpose. A lawful permanent resident is someone who has been granted a “green card” authorizing such person to permanently live and work in the U.S. Residency for income and transfer tax purposes is determined under different laws. For income tax purposes, U.S. tax residency is established if the foreign national obtains U.S. citizenship, holds a green card or meets the substantial presence test. The substantial presence test is generally met if the foreign national spends the requisite number of days physically present in the U.S. (regardless of visa type). For transfer tax purposes, residency is established if the foreign national changes his or her domicile to the U.S. A person acquires a domicile in a place by living there, for even a brief period of time, with no definite present intention of leaving. As such, a person may be a non-immigrant for immigration purposes and be considered a resident for tax purposes. Once a resident for income tax purposes, worldwide income is subject to U.S. income tax and, once a resident for transfer tax purposes, worldwide assets are subject to U.S. transfer taxes.

One method to temporarily relocate to the U.S. is the E-2 visa. The E-2 visa allows certain foreign nationals to be admitted to the U.S. temporarily, as non-immigrants, when investing substantial capital in a U.S. business. To qualify for E-2 classification, the foreign national must be a national of a country that the U.S. maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation (an “E-2 Treaty”); have invested, or be actively in the process of investing, substantial capital in a bona fide enterprise in the U.S.; and be seeking to enter the U.S. solely to develop and direct such enterprise. This is established by showing at least 50 percent ownership of the enterprise or possession of operational control through a managerial position or other corporate device. A drawback of the E-2 visa is that it is limited to those foreign nationals from countries with an E-2 Treaty. A method to permanently relocate to the U.S. is the EB-5 visa. Many high net worth individuals consider the EB-5 category for multiple reasons, including no E-2 Treaty requirement and that it leads to U.S permanent residency. The EB-5 category requires an investment of $1 million (or $500,000 in a high unemployment or rural area) in a commercial enterprise that will employ 10 full-time U.S. workers. Although the investor’s role cannot be completely passive, he or she does not have to be involved in any way in the day-to-day management of the business unless he or she wants to do so. Whether pursuant to an E-2, or other non-immigrant visa, once the foreign national physically enters the U.S., he or she generally becomes subject to the substantial presence test. Assuming the test is satisfied, such foreign national is considered an income tax resident, even though a non-immigrant for immigration purposes, and is required to pay U.S. income taxes on his or her worldwide income.

However, such foreign national may not be domiciled in the U.S. and may not be a transfer tax resident, particularly where the applicable visa only permits temporary residence in the U.S. and such foreign national intends to leave the U.S. However, an immigrant entering the U.S. under an EB-5 visa, which permits permanent residency, may become a transfer tax resident upon changing his or her domicile to the U.S., thereby becoming both an income and transfer tax resident. With proper planning, U.S. income and transfer tax of immigrants can be minimized. The key is to plan before relocating to the U.S. and coordinating with local counsel. For income tax purposes, planning involves accelerating non-U.S. source income items so that income is recognized prior to becoming an income tax resident, deferring losses until after becoming an income tax resident, and making check-the-box elections on certain eligible foreign entities to create pass through entities and avoid the CFC and PFIC antideferral regimes under the Internal Revenue Code. For transfer tax purposes, planning generally involves making gifts of non-U.S. situs assets. When immigrating to the U.S. with family members, including a spouse or descendants, such gifts are commonly made to U.S. trusts for the benefit of any one or more of the immigrating family members. A nonresident for U.S. transfer tax purposes can gift an unlimited amount of non-U.S. situs assets in trust free of any U.S. gift tax. Such assets may then grow free of U.S. estate tax and provide significant tax savings. Individuals and families considering immigration to the U.S. or foreign investment here will be well served to consider both immigration and tax planning issues well in advance of relocating to or investing in the U.S.

Adriana Kostencki is a partner at Berger Singerman, based in Miami, who focuses her practice on business immigration and international law matters. Mitchell W. Goldberg is an associate, based in Boca Raton, who focuses his practice in federal income, estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer taxation and related business transactional matters. They can be reached at akostencki@bergersingerman.com and mgoldberg@bergersingerman.com.

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Advising Your Clients on Philanthropy: Substantiating Charitable Contributions By STEPHEN C. LANDE

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y mother served in the Army Nurse Corps in New Guinea during World War II. Her stories from those days could fill several of these columns, but that’s not what they asked me to do here. One of the souvenirs she brought back, which sat on the ledge under her kitchen window throughout my youth, was a small statue of a boy sitting on a potty. The caption on the base read, “The job’s not finished until the paperwork’s done.” While this would seem to be a universal truth for professional advisors, it’s critical for anyone seeking income tax benefits from a charitable contribution. Failing to meet and maintain the substantiation requirements is to risk having the IRS deny your charitable contribution deduction. Cash and publicly traded securities make up a clear majority of all itemized charitable deductions, and the substantiation rules for these gifts are generally known. For gifts of cash under $250, a receipt or some form of bank record reflecting the date and amount of the donation will substantiate the gift. For cash gifts over $250, a written acknowledgement from the recipient charity is a must, and the client needs to secure it before the date the tax return is filed. Of course, there are rules as to the content of this acknowledgement, but most charities understand and comply with them. The charitable income tax deduction for a gift of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have been held by the donor for more than a year is the fair market value of the securities on the date the gift. The fair market value is the mean value between the highest and lowest quoted selling prices on the date of the gift. The date of the gift is the date the securities were transferred out of the donor’s possession. These gifts must also be substantiated by a written acknowledgment from the recipient charity and there is a somewhat different set of rules as to the content. But what of the many other possibilities? Non-publicly traded securities valued at more than $10,000, partnership interests, real estate, and other assets valued at more than $5,000, 122

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even artwork or jewelry (special rules for the charitable contribution of these assets not related to substantiation of value may apply) – literally almost anything of value – can be given away. The inducement for your clients to gift these assets is the same as for appreciated securities – make the contribution, receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value and pay no capital gains tax. In addition, circumstances may be such that your clients are presented with a unique opportunity to do major philanthropy as they receive most favorable tax treatment on the disposition of one of these types of assets. The only difference is that a qualified appraisal for the gift must be obtained, and an extra page must be completed for their tax return. The substantiation requirements should never be an impediment to these gifts. To substantiate a charitable income tax deduction for such a contribution, your client simply secures a qualified appraisal and completes Section B of IRS Form 8283 to be attached to his or her tax return. To substantiate a charitable income tax deduction for an item or group of similar items valued at more than $500,000, the qualified appraisal must also be attached to the tax return, along with Form 8283. Your donee charity will need to sign off on Form 8283 as well, which is never a problem. The Pension Protection Act of 2006 defined “qualified appraisal” as an assessment conducted by a qualified professional in accordance with generally accepted appraisal standards. A “qualified appraiser” is defined as an individual who has earned an appraisal designation from a recognized professional appraiser organization. So is it really difficult to secure the appraisal? We don’t think so. Many of you are working with them now or otherwise acquainted with them in other capacities. There are registries and associations. It is the donor’s responsibility to secure and pay for the appraisal, but charities are often able to assist, if informally. In summary, we think the best advice you can give your clients is to get and keep some form of acknowledgement for every charitable contribution they intend to

Steve Lande is director of The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and serves as the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Authorized House Counsel. Prior to joining the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, he directed the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s endowment program for 18 years. A native of Iowa, Lande earned a law degree from Drake University and practiced law in Des Moines before joining the professional staff of the Pittsburgh Jewish Federation. Lande can be reached at 786-866-8623 slande@gmjf.org deduct. Keep bank records and get and keep written receipts, even for smaller, simpler contributions. Encourage your clients to use assets other than cash or appreciated securities to fund current philanthropy or establish a donor-advised fund. Don’t let the appraisal requirement for donated property other than cash or publicly traded securities dissuade your clients from using these assets for their philanthropy. As usual, there’s no way to include all the possibilities in a short column. A lot has been written on this subject, but the foremost authority is still IRS Publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property. Like most things IRS, the substantiation rules have evolved over time. The Foundation and most charities stay on top of the rules in the best interests of their donors. Feel free to consult us as you work through the charitable gift planning process with your clients. The resources of The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation are always available to you and your clients, in complete confidence and without obligation, as you consider these issues and the many possibilities for giving that offer your clients the opportunity to fulfill their charitable objectives in a tax-wise manner, inspire and engage the next generation of their families and create a lasting legacy. For more information, please contact Foundation Director Steve Lande at slande@gmjf.org, or at 786-866-8623, or consult JewishMiami.org.


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The Tenant’s Deposit of Rent into the Court Registry is Only Half the Battle By ANDREW C. HALL and ADAM J. LAMB

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ll landlords have one primary focus: the receipt of rent on time. Commercial landlords whose tenants are in default will usually seek eviction. Florida law provides a seemingly powerful means to protect the landlord against a tenant who persists in refusing to pay rent while the eviction lawsuit is pending and wishes to remain in possession. Florida Statute §83.232 requires a tenant to deposit rent determined to be due into the court registry. However, the statute includes a subtle provision that can unfairly prevent a landlord from actually collecting its rent during an eviction action. Florida Statute §83.232, generally recognized as a valuable tool for landlords, requires a tenant in an eviction action to pay into the court registry the amount of rent alleged in the complaint as unpaid, or if contested, the amount determined by the court. If a tenant fails to pay that amount, the tenant’s defenses regarding possession are deemed absolutely waived and the landlord is entitled to immediate possession. The statute was “designed to protect a commercial landlord from irreparable harm where a tenant holds over during eviction proceedings without paying rent. Famsun Invest, LLC v. Therault, 95 So.2d 961 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012). The legislative history reveals that the statute was “intended to remedy the inequity of allowing the commercial tenant to litigate an eviction claim rent free.” See, A Report on Nonresidential Landlord Tenant Law, Florida Senate Committee on Judiciary, January 1993. However, the statute only provides limited means for a landlord to withdraw the tenant’s rent from the court registry. Fla. Stat. §83.232 provides that a landlord may apply to the court for disbursement of the funds deposited “if the landlord is in actual danger of loss of the premises or other hardship resulting from the loss of rental income.” There are scant cases interpreting what

Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A., is a Miami-based law firm specializing in complex corporate, business, and securities litigation. The firm can be contacted at 2665 S. Bayshore Dr., PH 1 Miami, FL 33133 (305) 374-5030 www.hlhlawfirm.com

constitutes “actual danger of loss of the premises.” A well-capitalized landlord will have difficulty in proving “actual danger of loss of the premises.” The typical commercial landlord should be able to carry the property during the lawsuit. Therefore, many landlords are left with satisfying the nebulous “other hardships” standard to obtain their rent if the eviction action becomes drawn out. There is a dearth of case law interpreting “other hardship” under the current statute. The best guidance may emanate from a Florida Supreme Court decision interpreting a similar statute under condominium law. In Pomponio v. The Claridge of Pompano, 378 So.2d 774 (Fla. 1979), the Florida Supreme Court held that former Fla. Stat. §718.401(4), which governed the deposit of rent into the court registry under condominium law, was unconstitutional. In Pomponio, the defendant/ lessees deposited rent with the court registry pursuant to Fla. Stat. §718.401(4). The plaintiff/lessors asserted that the statute was unconstitutional because it limited the landlord’s right to withdraw rent from the court registry only for payment of necessary expenses. The Florida Supreme Court agreed and held the statute unconstitutional because the contract contemplated receipt of rent and the statute violated the constitutional provision that prohibits any “law impairing the obligations of contracts.” The court reasoned that the “current use of court-retained rent moneys is an economic deprivation for which a landlord obviously has not bargained, producing erosion of value (at least in our persistently inflationary economy) which goes beyond mere inconvenience.” The court noted that the condominium statute’s authorization of withdrawals only for necessary expenses such as taxes, mortgage payments, and maintenance, was inadequate. The court reasoned that in this formulation “all other needs and desires of the lessor for its promised rent are wholly ignored.” To contrast the unconstitutional nature

of the statute, the Florida Supreme Court analyzed the Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act’s similar provision requiring payment of rent in the court’s registry during the pendency of litigation.1 The court noted that the landlord-tenant statute authorized the court to disburse to the landlord the funds on deposit upon a showing of “actual danger of loss of the premises or other personal hardship resulting from the loss of rental income from the premises.” The court then held that “in that [landlord-tenant] statute, the legislature has acknowledged that the consequences of rent detention may extend to a deprivation of sums needed for purposes other than the preservation of the controverted property.” Subsequently, in Cenvill Investors, Inc. v. Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village, East, Inc., 556 So.2d 1197 (Fla. 4th DCA 1990), the court analyzed Pomponio and explained that the flaw in the condominium statute was that the lessor was permitted to withdraw amounts needed for maintenance, but not the lessor’s “built-in profit.” Therefore it appears that the term “hardship” in the commercial landlord-tenant statute should be not limited to necessary expenses and should extend to the landlord’s right to receive its “built-in profit.” However, while landlords may assert this argument, the statute itself is not clear. Because the statute does not define “hardship” and there are few if any cases addressing that term, the legislature has placed a commercial landlord in an unreasonably difficult circumstance if it is involved in a lengthy eviction case. The legislature would be well served to address this issue in the future to avoid this unintended consequence. In the interim, lawyers representing landlords should be aware of this issue and may seek to avoid it proactively by entering into direct agreements regarding the tenant’s payment of rent especially if protracted litigation is anticipated.

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Florida’s Unknown: Daubert v. Frye and the Effect on Financial Experts By SHERI FISKE SCHULTZ, CPA/ABV/CFF AND KATIE GILDEN, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA

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ver since the Florida Legislature adopted the so-called Daubert test for evaluating expert witness testimony at trial, tossing the Frye standard that preceded it, controversy has ensued. The Frye standard, which generally prevailed in Florida, stated that expert opinions based on a scientific technique are admissible only where the technique is “generally accepted” as reliable in the relevant scientific community. Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1923). This standard differed from the standard for admitting expert testimony in federal courts, articulated by U.S. Supreme Court in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (509 U.S. 579, 1993), which effectively overturned the Frye standard. Under Daubert, the trial judge’s role was expanded as the gatekeeper for expert testimony. The U.S. Supreme Court in Daubert ruled that the Federal Rules of Evidence displaced Frye’s “generally accepted” standard and set forth a two-pronged test. That is, courts must serve as gatekeepers to assure an expert’s testimony is (1) RELIABLE and (2) RELEVANT. Applicability of Daubert was expanded to include financial experts, according to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Khumo Tire Case. The Daubert standard has since been adopted by a majority of the states, including Florida, albeit not until 2013. Effective July 1, 2013, Section 90.702 of the Florida Statute was amended to read: 90.702 Testimony by experts.—If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact in understanding the evidence or in determining a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify about it in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if: 124

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Sheri Fiske Schultz is co-managing director and Katie Gilden is a principal at Fiske & Company, which has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach. 954-236-8600 sheri@fiskeco.com Katie@fiskeco.com www.fiskeco.com

(1)The testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data; (2)The testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods; and (3)The witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case. Daubert is widely considered to be the stricter of the two standards related to expert testimony admissibility. The Daubert test requires consideration of sufficient facts or data, and application of reliable principles to such facts. But, according to some, the trial bar has long fought the adoption of Daubert since its effect can often be the exclusion of expert witnesses whose testimony is based purely on opinion. In December 2015, the Florida Bar Board of Governors approved the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee’s (CREC) recommendation to the Bar that Florida abandon Daubert and return to Frye. The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the matter on September 1st. However, the court has yet to rule, and as of this publication, Daubert remains the law in Florida. While the trial bar’s opposition may be understandable (particularly when it comes to medical or scientific testimony which the Daubert court was considering), does the prevailing rule affect the testimony of financial experts where scientific facts or data are not a significant components of the analysis? We would argue that any Certified Public Accountant worth their weight (or billing rate), should survive a challenge under either standard. Unlike some other financial disciplines that may not have unifying professional standards, all CPAs are bound by the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. Under Rule 201 (General Standards), CPAs are bound to:

– Undertake only those professional services that the member or the member’s firm can reasonably expect to be completed with professional competence; – Exercise due professional care in the performance of professional services; – Adequately plan and supervise the performance of professional services; and – Obtain sufficient relevant data to afford a reasonable basis for conclusions or recommendations in relation to any professional services performed. In addition to being a licensed CPA, many accountants serving as expert witnesses also carry credentials beyond their general license. For example, CPAs practicing in the forensic accounting and fraud arena can also be Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and/or Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners). Business valuation experts can be Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV from the AICPA), Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts), or Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA from the American Society of Appraisers). Of course, we know that properly credentialed CPAs are not immune from a Daubert challenge. But, provided they are adhering to their own professional standards, credentialed CPAs serving as financial expert witnesses should arguably pass muster under Daubert. If a CPA does not survive a Daubert challenge, then it is possible that he or she may not have followed the AICPA’s general standards and be subject to attack without regard to the applicable evidentiary standard in force.


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Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury: Not Limited to NFL Players By JOHN LEIGHTON

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hese days we hear a lot about traumatic brain injuries. The coverage of the NFL concussion claims – and the league’s longstanding denials – combined with the acclaimed film “Concussion”, has brought brain injury into everyone’s consciousness (pun intended). But brain injuries don’t just happen to NFL players. In fact, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are very common. More than 2 million Americans sustain some form of brain injury every year. Most of these are minor TBIs, but all can have lasting and serious effects. Because most of these injuries do not involve skull fractures, they are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Often patients with other injuries suffer TBIs that are not recognized until much later. By then it is frequently seen as unrelated to the initial trauma or attributed to “aging” or another condition. While x-rays, MRI and CT scans are often normal, the TBI victim may experience cognitive problems, headaches, sleep disorders, memory issues, attention deficits, mood swings and frustration. Although we often refer to these traumatic brain injuries as “mild,” the resulting changes can be devastating to the individual and their family. Organizations such as the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) have been long-time advocates for brain injury research of this silent epidemic facing America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes TBI as a “preventable public health hazard.” This is because most TBIs are from falls, being struck by some object, motor vehicle crashes, and assaults. Once considered a benign injury, concussions are symptoms of a trauma to the brain. Post concussive disorders can result in cognitive problems, motor dysfunction, and sensory and emotional changes. Even a “minor” TBI can affect all aspects of someone’s life. This is why early recognition of a brain injury is critical to assisting in rehabilitation. Most people who have fallen or been in a car crash don’t realize that they have suffered a brain injury. They may be “stunned” or “dazed,” but later feel fine. In reality, the brain may be bruised. The microscopic

structures inside the brain are easily damaged. A condition known as Diffuse Axonal Injury can occur, where the axons are sheared by the sudden movement of the brain in the skull. Educating the public about traumatic brain injuries is critical. Today most bicycle riders wear helmets, as do most skiers. The reason is simple: protecting the brain from trauma is essential. After all, one doesn’t have to split open the skull in order to sustain a lifealtering brain injury. Sometimes just the force of being struck from behind in a car can cause a violent shift in the brain within the skull. Picture the brain as large pieces of gelatin connected by microscopic wires between each lobe sitting in a closed coconut shell. If the shell moves forward or backward fast and suddenly stops, the gelatin is thrust against the inside of the coconut. The gelatin may end up looking fine but the microscopic axons may be sheared or torn. If an axonal shearing takes place, brain connections are lost and a TBI has occurred. Sometimes that injury is imperceptible, and sometimes it changes a victim’s life. In either case, there a permanent loss of cognition or function. Keep in mind that unlike NFL players, we don’t walk around with helmets and pads when trauma strikes. When you consider that NFL players are sustaining TBIs even with that protection, the enormity of the problem comes into focus. The skilled trial lawyer who represents TBI patients must understand the medicine and symptoms, and must be aware of the latest technologies available to accurately diagnose and treat TBI. They then must be able to teach that to a lay jury. Because most traditional diagnostic testing is not sensitive enough to identify microscopic brain damage on a cellular level, newer technologies have emerged to assist neurologists, neuropsychologists and neuroradiologists in recognizing these conditions. The newer technologies that are sensitive to TBI are still emerging, like DTI (diffusion tensor imaging), which uses a form of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and qEEG (quantitative electroencephalography, often called “brain mapping”) to determine whether a patient has sustained a TBI. Neuropsychological

testing is also an essential element in recognizing and treating brain injuries. As diagnostic medicine progresses, we are better able to recognize and diagnose brain injuries from traumas of all kinds. It is important to be aware that someone who has just taken a fall, or been in a car crash, may have suffered a TBI. “Shake it off” used to be a widely-accepted treatment; today that is not so. With our increasing awareness of how serious even seemingly “minor” head trauma may be, it is critical to have trauma patients seen by qualified medical experts in the appropriate fields. Although we now know that head trauma – singularly or cumulatively — can produce long-term brain damage, if undiagnosed it ends up being attributed to other factors and falls through the cracks. The victim does not receive essential, early treatment nor are they compensated for their damages. So the next time you wince at that 275 lb. linebacker striking that 225 lb. running back, think also of that two-ton car striking the back of that other car carrying an unhelmeted 150 lb. driver. They may have a lot more in common than you think.

John Leighton, Esq. is the managing partner of Leighton Law, P.A., a trial law firm in Miami and Orlando representing seriously injured victims of negligence, medical malpractice, violent crime, resort accidents and defective products. 888-395-0001. www.Leightonlaw.com. Email: John@Leightonlaw.com.

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Deciding Who Decides: The Roles of Judges and Arbitrators in Deciding Whether Conditions Precedent to Arbitration Have Been Satisfied or Waived By AARON S. BLYNN

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hate lima beans. I always have. I always will. It doesn’t matter if they are covered in cheese, doused in salt, or swimming in a pool of butter. They taste like dirt and the thought of them only serves to breathe life into repressed memories of childhood dinners where I was forced to consume those vile green lumps. It is no mistake that lima beans never seem to make their way onto the side dish section of your favorite restaurant’s menu. Not even the trendy “farm-to-table” restaurants serve them. Beets? Yes. Brussel sprouts? Sure. Asparagus? You bet. Lima beans? Never. Fortunately for me, when I was younger, my loyal dog Echo was more than happy to eat my lima beans from his spot underneath our dining room table. While Echo never turned down a carefully hidden handful of lima beans, I suspect that there came a time when even he yearned for something more palatable. The way I feel about lima beans is the way many attorneys and their clients feel about mandatory arbitration provisions. In theory, arbitration is supposed to be less expensive, quicker, and less burdensome on the parties. For the claimant, however, the upfront costs associated with filing a claim and paying arbitrators can be prohibitive. For these, and many other reasons, it has become increasingly common for attorneys and their clients to try to avoid arbitration by preemptively filing their claims in court, and hoping that their counterparts do not attempt to enforce their rights to arbitrate. Occasionally this tactic works. The responding party either will forget about the arbitration provision or decide that court would be preferable. In those cases, the lawsuit proceeds without issue. However, many parties wish to enforce their rights to arbitrate. Faced with a lawsuit, those parties immediately will file motions to compel arbitration. In response, the party who ignored the arbitration requirement either can concede that arbitration is proper or try to concoct an argument to justify its disregard for the arbitration provision. 126

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An increasingly popular strategy for a party responding to a motion to compel arbitration is to argue that the moving party failed to satisfy a condition precedent to arbitration, such as notice or pre-arbitration mediation. But who decides whether a condition precedent to arbitration has been satisfied or waived? The judge ruling on a motion to compel arbitration, or the arbitrator? There was a brief period in Florida when judges were tasked with making such a determination. In Kemiron Atl., Inc. v. Aguakem Int’l, Inc., 290 F.3d 1287 (11th Cir. 2002), the parties’ contract contained a provision stating that, if the parties were unable to resolve a dispute themselves, either could demand mediation. The agreement further provided that if the dispute was not resolved at mediation, either party could submit the dispute to arbitration after giving the other party ten days’ notice. A dispute arose between the parties but instead of following the dispute resolution procedure, one of the parties filed a lawsuit. The defendant moved to compel arbitration. The motion was denied. Ultimately, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the trial court’s order denying the motion to compel arbitration, holding that because neither party demanded mediation or gave notice of its intent to submit the matter to arbitration, the conditions precedent to arbitration had not been satisfied. Implicit in the Eleventh Circuit’s decision was the determination that a judge, rather than an arbitrator, was the proper person to decide whether conditions precedent to arbitration were satisfied or waived. The ruling in Kemiron was short-lived. Seven months later, the Supreme Court of the United States clarified the roles of the judge vis-à-vis the arbitrator where a party is opposing a motion to compel arbitration on the grounds that a condition precedent to arbitration has not been satisfied. In Howsham v. Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., 537 U.S. 79, 84 (2002), the Supreme Court made clear that “procedural questions which grow out of the

dispute and bear on its final disposition are presumptively not for the judge, but for an arbitrator, to decide.” The Supreme Court continued: [an] arbitrator shall decide whether a condition precedent to arbitrability has been fulfilled . . . [and] in the absence of an agreement to the contrary, issues of substantive arbitrability . . are for the court to decide and issues of procedural arbitrability, i.e., whether prerequisites such as time limits, notice, laches, estoppel, and other conditions precedent to an obligation to arbitrate have been met, are for the arbitrators to decide. Subsequently, in Klay v. United Healthgroup, Inc., 376 F.3d 1092, 1107 (11th Cir. 2004), the Eleventh Circuit adopted the Supreme Court’s decision in Howsham, explaining that “the Supreme Court [in Howsham] laid out the respective responsibilities of courts and arbitrators absent an agreement to the contrary.” The court continued by echoing the Supreme Court’s holding that “issues of procedural arbitrability, i.e., whether . . . conditions precedent to an obligation to arbitrate have been met, are for the arbitrators to decide.” The Eleventh Circuit’s decision in Klay was applied in PTA-FLA, Inc. v. ZTE USA, Inc., No. 11-510, 2011 WL 5024647 (M.D. CONTINUED...

Aaron S. Blynn practices in the areas of commercial litigation and franchise law at Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A., in Miami. He also has experience in real estate litigation, false advertising litigation and intellectual property law, including trademark litigation. Blynn can be reached at 305-349-2300 ablynn@gjb-law.com


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Fla. Oct. 21, 2011) where the parties’ contract included a provision stating that, if a dispute arose between them, they were required first to attempt to resolve the dispute through senior level negotiations between the parties, including a personal meeting lasting no less than four hours. If, following the negotiations, a resolution was not reached, either party could initiate arbitration proceedings. Ignoring the dispute resolution procedure and arbitration requirement, the plaintiff filed a lawsuit, leading to the defendant moving to compel arbitration. In opposition to the motion to compel arbitration, the plaintiff, relying on Kemiron, argued that the defendant failed to satisfy an essential condition precedent to arbitration and that the district court was required to determine whether the condition precedent had been satisfied. In response, the defendant argued

Florida’s New PPO Balance Billing Prohibition: Outlook for Providers and Patients By MARIA D. GARCIA

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uring the 2016 Florida Legislative Session, House Bill 221 was signed into law.1 House Bill 221 created Florida Statute 627.64194, which includes the state’s new preferred provider organization (PPO) balance billing prohibition, and provides new coverage and payment requirements that are important to both providers and patients. Specifically, Florida Statute §627.64194(2)-(3) provides that the insurer is solely liable for payment of fees to a “nonparticipating provider” for (1) covered emergency services or (2) covered nonemergency services, respectively, provided to an insured in accordance with the coverage terms of the health insurance policy.2 Moreover, the insured patient is generally not liable for payment of fees for covered services, other than “applicable copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.”3 Ultimately, a new balance billing prohibition has been codified into law pursuant to this new statute, which applies to Chapter 627 plans, such as fully insured PPO plans.

that satisfaction of a condition precedent to arbitration was an issue for the arbitrator to decide. In granting the defendant’s motion, the court pointed out that Kemiron was decided before Howsham and Klay, and that the arbitrator must himself decide whether the defendant satisfied the pre-arbitration mediation requirement or not. Recently, in DiMattina Holdings, LLC v. Steri-Clean, Inc., No. 16-61084, 2016 WL 4272373 (S.D. Fla. July 18, 2016), the plaintiff, a franchisee, filed a lawsuit, disregarding the arbitration provision in the parties’ franchise agreement. The franchisor moved to compel arbitration. In opposition to the franchisor’s motion, and relying on Kemiron, the franchisee argued, among other things, that conditions precedent to arbitration had not been satisfied. Specifically, the franchisee argued that the franchisor did not

satisfy a pre-arbitration mediation requirement before moving to compel arbitration. After pointing out that Kemiron was no longer good law, the court granted the motion to compel arbitration, holding that whether the franchisor complied with the mediation requirement under the franchise agreement prior to moving to compel arbitration was a matter for the arbitrator to decide. As long as lima beans and arbitration exist, children and attorneys will continue to come up with creative ways of avoiding them. While there has never been a question that mothers and fathers are the ultimate arbiters when it comes to deciding whether an unhappy child is entitled to dessert without eating all of his or her vegetables, there is now no dispute that arbitrators, rather than judges, are tasked with deciding whether conditions precedent to arbitration have been met.

Providers should also be aware of the following. The new Florida Statute §627.64194 provides parameters for the type of “covered nonemergency services” to which its coverage and payment requirements apply. As to reimbursement to a “nonparticipating provider,” payment to said provider(s) under Florida Statute §627.64194(3) applies to “covered nonemergency services that are: (a) Provided in a facility that has a contract for the nonemergency services with the insurer which the facility would be otherwise obligated to provide under contract with the insurer; and (b) Provided when the insured does not have the ability and opportunity to choose a participating provider at the facility who is available to treat the insured.”4 Importantly, the provisions found in Florida Statute §627.64194(3) will likely have an effect on patients who are sometimes presented with unexpected bills and are balance billed for certain services provided by “nonparticipating providers.” For example, these new provisions may address instances where a patient has a procedure (such as a colonoscopy) completed at a facility, which is included in the patient’s health plan network, yet the anesthesiology services for the procedure are provided by a “nonparticipating provider.” Under this example, the patient that did not have the ability or opportunity to be treated by a “participating provider” at said facility, may invoke the new prohibition from balance billing under the new statute.

These new provisions in Florida Statute §627.64194(3) may be timely in an era of narrow network plans. Florida has enacted this statute at least in part as a patient protection measure. One may expect an increase in these types of measures in other areas of the country where narrow network plans have proliferated. See 2016 Fla. HB 221. See Florida Statute §627.64194(2)–(3) (2016), effective July 1, 2016. 3 Id. 4 See Florida Statute §627.64194(3)(a)-(b) (2016), effective July 1, 2016. 1 2

Maria D. Garcia is an Income Partner at Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. in Coral Gables, Florida, who focuses her practice on healthcare law and commercial litigation. Garcia can be reached at 305-444-5565. www.zpwlaw.com SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE 2017

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MARTA COLOMAR-GARCIA

GLOBAL MANAGING PARTNER INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION & ARBITRATION; WHITECOLLAR CRIMINAL; CORPORATE & FINANCE

DIAZ, REUS & TARG, LLP 3400 MIAMI TOWER 100 S.E. 2ND STREET MIAMI, FL 33131 305-375-9220 MCOLOMAR@DIAZREUS.COM • WWW.DIAZREUS.COM

DIAZ, REUS & TARG, LLP 3400 MIAMI TOWER 100 S.E. 2ND ST. MIAMI, FL 33131 PHONE: 305.375.9220 MDIAZ@DIAZREUS.COM • WWW.DIAZREUS.COM

A multifaceted, bilingual attorney, Marta Colomar-Garcia brings legal experience in the U.S., Spain, and Latin America to serve clients in international commercial litigation, arbitration, and transactions. She represents multinational corporations, sovereign governments, and individuals in contentious matters of financial fraud, asset recovery, and international government relations. She is deeply experienced in regulatory compliance, the Bank Secrecy Act, OFAC, and RICO, as well as general commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and international arbitration. Ms. Colomar-Garcia also regularly advises clients in international business transactions, corporate counseling, corporate governance, and entity formation, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. She is a featured guest contributor to CNN Español and El Venezolano TV, and writes commentary on international finance, banking, and money laundering for Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor. She is admitted to The Florida Bar, the New York Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Barcelona Bar in Spain. She is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review and is recognized as one of 2016’s “Top 100 Female Attorneys in Latin America” by Latinvex.

PATRICIA L. DIAZ

PARTNER, COMMERCIAL LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION; WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL DIAZ, REUS & TARG, LLP 3400 MIAMI TOWER 100 S.E. 2ND STREET MIAMI, FL 33131 305-375-9220 PDIAZ@DIAZREUS.COM WWW.DIAZREUS.COM

Patricia Diaz is a highly experienced trial attorney and negotiator focused on white-collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, general civil litigation, civil and criminal asset forfeiture, money laundering, RICO, and high stakes dispute resolution. Prior to joining Diaz Reus in private practice, she served six years as Division Counsel for the Miami Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, covering the State of Florida and the Bahamas, and twenty-one years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, where she handled hundreds of complex, international money laundering cases. Her experience with the DEA and the U.S. Attorney’s Office allows her to offer a multifaceted perspective in defending complex white-collar cases, and uniquely qualifies her to guide clients through sensitive federal criminal investigations, prosecutions, and negotiations. Ms. Diaz has received multiple Special Achievement and Meritorious Service awards and letters of commendation from the DEA, FBI, HHS, and other federal agencies.

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PARTNER, INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION & ARBITRATION; WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL; CORPORATE & FINANCE

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Michael Diaz, Jr. is a skilled international litigator, trial lawyer, and arbiter, with over 30 years of experience representing multinational corporations, foreign governments, financial institutions, small businesses, and individuals. As Diaz Reus’ global managing partner, he offers clients a full-service international practice, focused primarily in the following broad areas: trade, commerce, finance, and fraud; civil litigation and arbitration; asset identification, location, and recovery; white-collar, regulatory, and criminal investigations and defense in matters of corruption, bribery, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, OFAC, Specially Designated Nationals, and the Bank Secrecy Act; and politically sensitive investigations, including the recovery of U.S. immigration status and visas. He is ranked among a select group of practitioners in Chambers USA for Florida General Commercial Litigation and Chambers Latin America for Latin America- Wide Fraud and Government Investigations. Named to Best Lawyers Florida and Best Lawyers Panama, he maintains an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review rankings for more than 25 years. Headquartered in Miami, the firm has 16 global offices and is ranked 4th among “Top 35 Litigation Firms in Latin America” by Latinvex.

MATTHEW DRUCKMAN, CPA, CFF, CIRA

DIRECTOR, FORENSIC & LITIGATION ADVISORY SERVICES CHERRY BEKAERT LLP 2525 PONCE DE LEON BLVD., SUITE 1040 CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 786-693-6363 MDRUCKMAN@CBH.COM • WWW.CBH.COM

As director of Forensic & Litigation Advisory Services practice at Cherry Bekaert, Matthew Druckman has more than 30 years of experience providing accounting and tax services to businesses and individuals. Druckman has served clients providing litigation support and consulting services, including analysis of lost profits, economic damages of individuals and he has performed a variety of financial investigations involving allegations of fraud since 1998. Druckman has provided expert testimony in federal and state court cases on accounting and business related issues. He has also served as a courtappointed receiver and as an accounting consultant to debtors-inpossession, bankruptcy trustees and receivers. He is a member of the AICPA, FICPA, AIRA and a director of the South Florida Chapter of the ACFE.


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ANDREW ELLENBERG MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF)

NEEDLE & ELLENBERG, P.A. 1401 BRICKELL AVE., SUITE 900 MIAMI, FL 33131 305-530-0000 AELLENBERG@NEEDLEELLENBERG.COM WWW.NEEDLEELLENBERG.COM

For more than 25 years, Andrew Ellenberg has been representing individuals and families in cases of catastrophic injury or wrongful death arising from medical, hospital and healthcare malpractice, defective products, car, truck, boat and plane crashes, and other third party negligence cases. He and the firm handle cases throughout Florida. Mr. Ellenberg’s results include multi-million dollar awards and settlements in cases involving brain damage, traumatic birth injuries such as cerebral palsy and brachial plexus and Erb’s palsies, the failure to diagnose and treat meningitis, stroke, cancer and other medical conditions, cases of surgical and anesthesia malpractice, nursing home and assisted living facility neglect and abuse, and cases of injury and death from defective products and auto, aviation and boating accidents. Mr. Ellenberg has lectured to colleagues and law students about personal injury and wrongful death cases, medical malpractice cases and trial advocacy. Mr. Ellenberg is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend Magazine’s Florida Legal Elite, South Florida Legal Guide’s “Top Lawyers,” is rated “10/10” and “Superb” by Avvo, and AV by Martindale-Hubbell.

ADAM S. HALL BUSINESS LITIGATION

HALL, LAMB AND HALL, P.A. 2665 S. BAYSHORE DR., PH 1 MIAMI, FL 33133 305-374-5030 ADAMHALL@HLHLAWFIRM.COM WWW.HLHLAWFIRM.COM

Adam S. Hall handles matters involving complex corporate and business litigation. In addition to commercial litigation, Hall focuses his practice on cases involving disputes between businesses, professional malpractice, securities, real estate, and probate disputes. Recognized for his relentless advocacy on behalf of clients, he has litigated cases involving broker-dealer disputes, will contests, breach of fiduciary relationships, construction disputes, and malpractice disputes involving law firms or accounting firms. Beyond his legal work, Hall is actively involved in the South Florida community. Hall currently serves on the Greater Miami Jewish Federation South Dade Branch Board of Directors. Hall has also served on the board of directors for the United Way of Miami-Dade County and has been a member of the executive committee for the United Way’s Young Leader division, including service as its chairman. Hall also maintains strong ties to the University of Florida, where he earned his law and bachelor’s degrees with honors. He is currently a member of the University’s Levin College of Law Alumni Council and serves on the alumni advisory board for Florida Blue Key, of which he was previously a member. Hall Lamb and Hall was recently named one of ten firm’s on the National Law Journal’s Litigation Boutiques Hot List.

PETER GAMPEL, ABV/CFF, ASA, CBV

PRINCIPAL, FORENSIC & LITIGATION ADVISORY SERVICES CHERRY BEKAERT LLP 200 E. BROWARD BLVD., SUITE 2000 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 954-556-1732 PGAMPEL@CBH.COM • WWW.CBH.COM

Peter Gampel specializes in both commercial litigation cases and business valuation. As a CPA licensed in both Missouri and Quebec, Gampel has prepared over 1,000 reports in 35 years of practice. He has specialized knowledge in intellectual property litigation. Gampel’s litigation, forensic and valuation expertise has been utilized for testimony in Circuit Courts, U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Tax Court and the AAA. His expert witness testimony has been called upon for complex matters involving patent infringement, false advertising, lost profits, misappropriation of assets, shareholder disputes, breach of contract, personal injury and employment litigation. Gampel has also assisted the United States Department of Justice. Gampel has held various positions as principal or director with major accounting firms including practice director for the Florida Business Valuation and Business Damages Practice of a Big “5” accounting firm. Gampel has authored numerous articles for various publications pertaining to his field and is a frequent speaker to professional organizations such as the Florida Bar.

ANDREW C. HALL BUSINESS LITIGATION

HALL, LAMB AND HALL, P.A. 2665 S. BAYSHORE DR., PH 1 MIAMI, FL 33133 305-374-5030 ANDYHALL@HLHLAWFIRM.COM WWW.HLHLAWFIRM.COM

Attorney Andrew C. Hall has tried cases arising from some of the nation’s most significant historical events. From the Watergate trials in the 1970s to the Ohio savings and loan crisis in the late ‘80s, to the 2000 terrorist attack on the USS Cole, Hall’s trial skills are recognized as among the top echelon of litigators in the nation. Recently, Hall secured a $2.8 billion judgment on behalf of a Cuban expatriate for damages stemming from the continued terror attacks launched against his family by the Cuban government. He has been recognized as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers for over 10 years. Additionally, he is regularly featured in Super Lawyers and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite as among the top commercial litigators in the state. He has been recognized as a “Most Effective Lawyer” by the Daily Business Review for the past three years. He is AV rated by Martindale- Hubbell, the highest independent peer-based rating available to an individual lawyer. Hall Lamb and Hall was recently named one of ten firm’s on the National Law Journal’s Litigation Boutiques Hot List.

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MICHAEL S. KRIDEL

ADAM J. LAMB

REHMANN 7805 NW BEACON SQUARE BLVD., SUITE 201 BOCA RATON, FL 33487 561-912-2300 MICHAEL.KRIDEL@REHMANN.COM WWW.REHMANN.COM

HALL, LAMB AND HALL, P.A. 2665 S. BAYSHORE DR., PH 1 MIAMI, FL 33133 305-374-5030 ALAMB@HLHLAWFIRM.COM WWW.HLHLAWFIRM.COM

LITIGATION AND VALUATION SERVICES, FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

Michael Kridel is a principal at Rehmann, the 30th largest accounting firm in the United States. Kridel is a highly regarded forensic accountant with more than 35 years’ of experience providing litigation and consulting services to attorneys and their clients in South Florida. He devotes much of his attention to the firm’s corporate investigative services practice, which handles corporate and background investigations, business intelligence, matrimonial matters and digital forensics. Kridel has testified in a wide range of cases in the Ninth, Eleventh, Fifteenth, Seventeenth and Nineteenth Circuit Courts of Florida. His experience includes investigating, reporting and testifying in matters of financial damages, stockholder disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud, family law, criminal tax, probate and accountant malpractice. Several of his cases have gained national recognition. He has taught the mandatory Florida ethics course for CPAs since its inception. Kridel is also an acclaimed speaker who presents nationally on ethics, forensics and best practices for litigation services by CPAs. He is an editorial advisor for the Journal of Accountancy and Florida CPA Today magazines. Currently Kridel serves as Chair of the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics.

MATTHEW P. LETO

LEIGHTON LAW, P.A. 1401 BRICKELL AVE., SUITE 900 MIAMI, FL 33131 121 S. ORANGE AVE., SUITE 1150 ORLANDO, FL 32801 888-395-0001 WWW.LEIGHTONLAW.COM

HALL LAMB AND HALL, P.A. 2665 S. BAYSHORE DR., PH 1 MIAMI, FL 33133 MLETO@HLHLAWFIRM.COM WWW.HLHLAWFIRM.COM

John Elliott Leighton has devoted his professional life to representing seriously injured people. John is a personal injury trial lawyer and the founding partner of Leighton Law, P.A., with offices in Miami and Orlando. He specializes in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases. A board certified civil trial lawyer, Leighton has over 30 years of experience in litigating and trying serious injury and death cases throughout Florida as well as in Illinois, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana and New York. He is chairman of The Academy of Trial Advocacy, and chairs the Inadequate Security Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. He has been selected for The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers (Top 100 in Florida), Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, Orlando’s Legal Elite, America’s Top 100 Attorneys, and South Florida Legal Guide’s “Top Lawyers.” He is rated AV-preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and 10/10.0 (“superb”) by AVVO.com. Selected for the Daily Business Review Verdicts Hall of Fame for wrongful death in 2015, he has obtained record verdicts and settlements in serious injury cases. He is the author of the 2 volume text Litigating Premises Security Cases, and teaches lawyers extensively throughout the country.

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Adam J. Lamb is a partner at Hall, Lamb and Hall whose practice is focused on commercial litigation including shareholder and partnership disputes, intellectual property litigation, legal malpractice, and real estate litigation. Lamb has been recognized by a number of publications, including the South Florida Legal Guide, and has received the highest AV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. An active member of the legal community, he is a member of the American Bar Association, the MiamiDade County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Lamb received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his juris doctorate from the University of Florida. Lamb is a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. Additionally, he has litigated various federal and state cases under pro hac vice status in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and the District of Columbia.

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CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LITIGATION

Matthew P. Leto is a commercial litigator who handles business, real estate, personal injury and appellate cases. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Central Florida and a law degree at the University of Miami. He is a member of The Florida Bar and other professional organizations. He has been recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide as a “Top Lawyer,” and by Florida Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.” Hall Lamb and Hall was recently named one of ten firms on the National Law Journal’s Litigation Boutiques Hot List.


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HOWARD A. LEVINE

JEFFREY B. MALTZMAN

SABADELL UNITED BANK 1111 BRICKELL AVE, 29TH FLOOR MIAMI FL 33131 305-376-2477 HOWARD.LEVINE@SABADELLBANK.COM WWW.SABADELLBANK.COM

MALTZMAN & PARTNERS, PA 55 MIRACLE MILE, SUITE 320 CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 305-779-5665 JEFFREYM@MALTZMANPARTNERS.COM WWW.MALTZMANPARTNERS.COM

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT LENDING & TREASURY MANAGEMENT

Howard Levine is Executive vice president of Lending & Treasury Management at Sabadell United Bank. He oversees consumer lending, residential lending and business lending along with treasury management services for Sabadell. He brings 20 years of experience in financial services working for large community banks, small community banks and independent mortgage companies. Prior to joining Sabadell, Levine served as managing director of Mortgage Lending for the Bank of Maine. Levine is on the Board of Directors of AYSO Chapter 644 and Weston and is an active member of the Mortgage Banking Association.

LOUIS V. MARTINEZ

PARTNER, COMMERCIAL LITIGATION & ARBITRATION; WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL; HIGH-NETWORTH CROSS-BOARDER MARITAL DISPUTES DIAZ, REUS & TARG, LLP 3400 MIAMI TOWER 100 S.E. 2ND STREET MIAMI, FL 33131 305-375-9220 LMARTINEZ@DIAZREUS.COM WWW.DIAZREUS.COM

Louis Martinez is a highly experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in civil and criminal investigations and litigation before federal and state courts. His broad practice includes high profile white-collar criminal defense in areas of health care fraud, mortgage fraud, construction fraud, and money laundering on both the trial and appellate levels, as well as high-net-worth cross-border marital disputes. Mr. Martinez is frequently called upon by various media for guest expert commentary on topics ranging from corruption to whitecollar crime. He is currently serving as chairman of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority Board of Directors. Prior to joining Diaz Reus, Mr. Martinez was the Deputy Chief Assistant Attorney General for the Medicaid Fraud Unit in Florida, where he was responsible for the recovery of millions of dollars in criminal restitution orders, and more than $20 million in civil recoveries over a four-year period. He also previously served as a former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and is licensed to practice in Florida.

BUSINESS LITIGATION, MARITIME & TRAVEL LAW

Jeffrey B. Maltzman is a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School who has been handling complex business litigation, insurance defense, admiralty & maritime, and travel and tourism related matters for over 25 years. He is an AV preeminent peer rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America Honorary Trial Lawyer Society. Maltzman’s work has been recognized by a number of publications including the South Florida Legal Guide, which repeatedly named him as a “Top Lawyer,” and Florida Super Lawyers, which has named him a Superlawyer for the past five consecutive years. His defense verdict of a Virgin Islands tour operator in a mass casualty claim in 2009 was noted as one of the best verdicts of the year by the National Law Journal. Maltzman is board certified as a legal specialist in admiralty and maritime law by the State Bar of California. Maltzman is also the co-owner of the award winning Napa Valley winery Maltzman Family Vineyards and co-owner of Blend Craft Wines Inc. which provides captivating and entertaining wine themed activities led by professional winemakers onboard cruise ships and at leading resorts worldwide.

ANDREW NEEDLE

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF) NEEDLE & ELLENBERG, P.A. 1401 BRICKELL AVE., SUITE 900 MIAMI, FL 33131 305-530-0000 ANEEDLE@NEEDLEELLENBERG.COM WWW.NEEDLEELLENBERG.COM

Andrew Needle is board certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar. Following graduation from Cornell University in 1974 and the University of Miami in 1977, he began practicing law with one of the premier personal injury and medical malpractice firms in Florida. Since then he has distinguished himself professionally both in and out of the courtroom as a trial lawyer, author, and lecturer. He is former editorial consultant to Matthew Bender Law Books, and the author of “Post Trial Motions” Florida Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 18, Ninth Edition as well as Inside The Minds- Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases “Current Challenges in Handling Medical Malpractice Actions: Statutory Protections, Expenses, and Societal Misconceptions”, Thomson Reuters/Asparatore 2012. Named as one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers in medical malpractice by the South Florida Legal Guide every year since its inception, he has been selected as a “Heavy Hitter” in healthcare law by the South Florida Business Journal, February 10, 2006, and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2013 in the areas of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury.

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MAX N. PANOFF

LEON N. PATRICIOS

LEIGHTON LAW, P.A. 1401 BRICKELL AVE., SUITE 900 MIAMI, FL 33131 121 ORANGE AVE., SUITE 1150 ORLANDO, FL 32801 888-395-0001

ZUMPANO, PATRICIOS & WINKER, P.A. 312 MINORCA AVE. CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 305-444-5565 LPATRICIOS@ZPWLAW.COM WWW.ZPWLAW.COM

PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Max N. Panoff is a trial lawyer with a passion for helping victims. Since graduating from the University of Miami School of Law and receiving the John F. Evans Scholarship for excellence in trial, Panoff began has been representing victims of negligence and medical malpractice. Mr. Panoff has been published in law reviews and co-authored articles and texts. At Leighton Law, P.A. he has been instrumental in obtaining multimillion dollar recoveries for medical malpractice and serious injury victims in both the firm’s Miami and Orlando offices. Besides trying traumatic brain injury and motor vehicle cases this year, he has won negligent security, slip and fall, auto and cruise ship cases on behalf of the firm’s clients, many of which are high profile. Panoff is a member of The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers Division, Young Lawyers Division), the U.S. District Court (Southern and Middle Districts of Florida), American Association for Justice, National Crime Victim Bar Association, and the Miami-Dade County Bar Association.

HARRY A. PAYTON

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION, BUSINESS LITIGATION

PAYTON & ASSOCIATES, LLC 2 S. BISCAYNE BLVD., SUITE 1600 MIAMI, FL 33131 305-372-3500 PAYTON@PAYTON-LAW.COM WWW.PAYTON-LAW.COM

Harry A. Payton, managing member of Payton & Associates, LLC, is board certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in civil trial and business litigation. He represents domestic and international corporations and high net worth individuals in complex business litigation matters involving commercial real estate, commercial foreclosures and lender liability; corporate, shareholder and partnership disputes; litigation involving fine art; intra-family business disputes; probate, will and trust litigation; and professional malpractice cases for plaintiff and defendant involving attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers. Payton was appointed to the Supreme Court of Florida’s Committee on Professionalism for the 11th Judicial Circuit, and chairs the mentoring program subcommittee. In the Florida Bar, he serves on the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee. In the ABA, Harry Payton is a member of the Section of International Law, Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee, and a member of the Section of Litigation, Corporate Counsel Committee. Harry is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which denotes the highest legal ability and ethical standards, and receives consistent recognition as Top Lawyer in Complex Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation in the South Florida Legal Guide and Florida Super Lawyers®.

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Leon N. Patricios leads the litigation practice at Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. He focuses on healthcare-related litigation, including managed care contract disputes, complex commercial cases, and employment related litigation. Patricios also has experience in ad valorem tax and family matters. His peers have elected him to the list of “Top Lawyers in South Florida” as published in the South Florida Legal Guide. Patricios is admitted to practice in Florida before all of its state courts. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In addition to appearing in court, Patricios has represented clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Division of Unemployment Compensation and other agencies. Patricios earned his B.B.A, M.S.T. and J.D. from the University of Miami.

GUSTAVO PEREZ, ASA, IA PRINCIPAL, VALUATION SERVICES

CHERRY BEKAERT LLP 200 E. LAS OLAS BLVD., SUITE 2000 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 954-556-1720 GPEREZ@CBH.COM WWW.CBH.COM

Gustavo Perez is the national leader of the Firm’s Valuation Services practice and he specializes in valuations for purposes of accounting for business combination, goodwill and other intangible assets (ASC 350 and 805), as well as stock-based compensation, derivative instruments and hedging activities (ASC 718 and 815) in a wide range of industries. With more than ten years of experience in valuations and litigation support, Perez provides in-depth financial analysis in large, complex litigation matters, fraud investigations and valuation assignments. He utilizes the Black Scholes Merton and binomial lattice models for compliance with ASC 718 and 815 and SEC requirements to value complex stock options and embedded derivatives. His specific expertise with complex valuations includes: valuation analyses of privately-held companies and intangible assets for purposes of financial reporting compliance; mergers and acquisitions; estate and gift tax; divorce proceedings; shareholder disputes and other legal regulatory and tax-related matters. Perez possesses the ability to communicate complex valuation and litigation issues in both English and Spanish and frequently testifies as an expert witness in litigation and international arbitration cases involving large multinational and Fortune 500 Companies.


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PABLO S. QUESADA

ANTONIO “TONY” ROJAS

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS, SECURITIES

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BANKING DIRECTOR

SMGQ LAW 201 ALHAMBRA CIRCLE, SUITE 1205 CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 305-377-1000 PQUESADA@SMGQLAW.COM WWW.SMGQLAW.COM

SABADELL BANK & TRUST 1111 BRICKELL AVE., 30TH FLOOR MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131 305-347-4174 ANTONIO.ROJAS@SABADELLBANK.COM WWW.SABADELLBANK.COM

Pablo S. Quesada, a founding partner of SMGQ Law, focuses his practice in the areas of corporate, securities and tax law, including both domestic and international commercial and tax planning transactions. Quesada also provides his expertise in the corporate arena to assist in the handling of complex commercial litigation matters involving corporate, stockholder or board governance issues. Quesada has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized in by his peers for his ability and professionalism in various publications, including the South Florida Legal Guide’s “Top Lawyers.” Prior to forming SMGQ Law, Quesada served as regional counsel for VISA’s Latin America and Caribbean Region. Prior to VISA, Quesada was an attorney with one of the largest U.S.-based international law firms, where he was responsible for handling the major transactions, as well as the day-to-day corporate and transactional legal needs for one of the country’s largest privately owned companies.

FAUSTO SANCHEZ

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION & ARBITRATION; WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL; CRIMINAL DEFENSE DIAZ, REUS & TARG, LLP 3400 MIAMI TOWER 100 S.E. 2ND STREET MIAMI, FL 33131 305-375-9220 FSANCHEZ@DIAZREUS.COM WWW.DIAZREUS.COM

Fausto Sanchez is an experienced trial attorney whose practice is focused on white-collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation. He represents corporations and individuals at all levels of litigation and is a peer review rated AV Preeminent® attorney. He is a Board Certified Specialist in the area of Criminal Trial Law and is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He is admitted to The Florida Bar and District of Columbia Bar, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Prior to joining Diaz Reus, Mr. Sanchez worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida’s 17th Judicial Circuit, where he handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from violent first-degree felonies to complex economic crimes. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Sanchez received recognition for obtaining important trial convictions in cases involving habitual criminal offenders.

Antonio Rojas is a senior vice president and Banking Director at Sabadell Bank and Trust, in the Miami-Dade County office. Rojas is responsible for advising high net worth clients on matters involving risk, asset management, credit structures as well as strategic guidance on other financial instruments and wealth planning solutions. Additionally, Rojas provides guidance and assistance with traditional banking services including complex treasury management relationships, depository services as well as consumer, commercial and commercial real estate credit facilities. Rojas has a vast amount of experience in the banking industry and previously worked at Lydian Bank & Trust, Northern Trust Bank and Wells Fargo prior to arriving at Sabadell in 2012. He was a founding member of the Lydian Bank and Trust, Miami-Dade County Regional offices where he served as senior vice president and banking director, responsible for all banking functions for the region including the branch, depository operations and overall lending functions. Rojas received his BBA from Florida International University with a concentration in finance. Rojas is a native to South Florida and was born and raised in Miami. His interests include golf, fishing and traveling.

ROLAND SANCHEZ-MEDINA, JR. CORPORATE AND BUSINESS, SECURITIES SMGQ LAW 201 ALHAMBRA CIRCLE, SUITE 1205 CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 305-377-1000 ROLAND@SMGQLAW.COM WWW.SMGQLAW.COM

Roland Sanchez-Medina, Jr. is a founding partner of SMGQ Law who concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, divestitures, joint ventures, finance, board governance, real estate transactions, including real estate financing, tax planning and structure, and international tax planning for inbound transactions. Sanchez-Medina has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating possible regarding legal ability and professional ethics, and has been recognized in various publications by his peers as a top lawyer, including the South Florida Legal Guide, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and SuperLawyers. He is a frequent speaker and panel member at programs and seminars on corporate, tax and real estate matters. Sanchez-Medina also serves on the Orange Bowl Committee and on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar.

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PHILIP J. SHECHTER, CPA, ABV, CVA PARTNER, FORENSIC & LITIGATION ADVISORY SERVICES

CHERRY BEKAERT LLP 2525 PONCE DE LEON BLVD., SUITE 1040 CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 786-693-6300 PSHECHTER@CBH.COM WWW.CBH.COM

Philip J. Shechter is an advisory partner and the National Leader of the Litigation Support Services practice at one of the nation’s largest accounting and consulting firms, Cherry Bekaert LLP. Recognized as an accounting expert witness and receivership specialist, Shechter leads a team of professionals who deal with commercial litigation, business valuations, forensic accounting and marital dispute resolution cases. Shechter has extensive experience providing a full range of commercial dispute litigation services, helping businesses with such matters as bankruptcy and reorganization, breach of contract, business interruption, business valuation, commercial damages, family law, fraud investigations, lost profits, and royalty disputes. He also serves as a “neutral CPA” in divorce matters and his ground breaking work in this area has been documented in the AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy.

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PARTNER , INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION & ARBITRATION; WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE DIAZ, REUS & TARG, LLP 3400 MIAMI TOWER 100 S.E. 2ND STREET MIAMI, FL 33131 305-375-9220 RTARG@DIAZREUS.COM WWW.DIAZREUS.COM

Bob Targ, Diaz Reus founding partner, is a highly experienced international and domestic litigator, representing individuals and institutions in complex white-collar criminal defense and customs cases, including high-stakes money laundering, fraud, and asset seizures and forfeitures. Recent notable cases include: the defense of a Mexican national for removal from the Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker List; defense of U.S. citizen/Venezuelan national in unlicensed money transmitting and money laundering prosecution; defense of a mortgage broker charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage and bank fraud; and the defense of a former sports executive in the ongoing FIFA investigation. Mr. Targ is a former Miami Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Customs Service and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, where his practice focused on federal civil forfeitures at the trial and appellate levels. He is an internationally renowned speaker in the areas of money laundering and asset seizure and forfeiture, and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.

ROBERT THORNBURG

NELCY VICENTE

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT WEALTH MANAGEMENT

ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT, MILBRATH & GILCHRIST, P.A. 1221 BRICKELL AVE., SUITE 2400 MIAMI, FL 33131 305-374-8303 RTHORNBURG@ADDMG.COM WWW.ADDMG.COM

SABADELL UNITED BANK 1111 BRICKELL AVENUE, 30TH FLOOR MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131 305-376-2437 NELCY.VICENTE@SABADELLBANK.COM WWW.SABADELLBANK.COM

Robert Thornburg is a registered patent attorney with extensive experience in the areas of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and related technology litigation. He also represents clients in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution, domain name disputes, and electronic discovery counseling. Thornburg is the co-founder and cochair of the Miami Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA. He is president-elect of the University of Florida Law Alumni Council. He currently serves on the Bar’s Business Law Section Executive Council. He was recognized as a “Rising Star” in the Daily Business Review’s 40 Under 40 in 2013, and likewise has been listed in Best Lawyers of America for the past four years in the field of copyright law. He has been listed in Florida Super Lawyers since 2010. Thornburg is an active lecturer on intellectual property topics and has served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Florida College of Law, the University of Miami School of Law, Florida State University College of Law, and the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering.

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Nelcy Vicente has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. As a private banker, Vicente is responsible for providing personalized Private Banking Services to wealthy/affluent individuals, business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals including attorneys, physicians and accountants. Vicente began her banking career in 1981 with Flagship National Bank headquartered in Miami, Florida. In 1985, Flagship merged with Sun Bank of Miami where she worked directly with the Executive Vice President of Community Banking. In 1995, Vicente continued her career with SunTrust as a Client Advisor in the Private Wealth Management Division, earning a reputation in providing exceptional client services. In 2011, she joined The Northern Trust Company as a private banker/ commercial lender in the Personal Financial Service Group. Vicente holds a degree in business administration and earned a Certificate of Financial Planning from Florida State University in 2000. She is an active member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors. Vicente is fluent in Spanish and holds the Florida Life, Health and Variable Annuity License.


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DAVID WINKER

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION, HEALTHCARE LITIGATION ZUMPANO, PATRICIOS & WINKER, P.A. 312 MINORCA AVE. CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 305-444-5565 DWINKER@ZPWLAW.COM WWW.ZPWLAW.COM

David Winker is board certified as a specialist in health law by The Florida Bar and focuses his practice on domestic and international health care transactions and regulatory compliance issues. Winker has counseled providers in connection with overpayment reviews, program suspensions and federal and state criminal, civil and administrative investigations, and assisted providers with contracting, corporate structuring, real estate and estate planning issues. In addition, Winker has provided counseling on licensure matters and regulatory and legislative initiatives affecting Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers (including coverage and reimbursement issues). Winker’s peers have elected him to the list of the top lawyers in South Florida as published in the South Florida Legal Guide (2003-2016), to the Legal Elite as published by Florida Trend Magazine (2006 - 2010) and to Super Lawyer’s magazine. He has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating-AV. Winker earned a degree in political science at Florida State University and a J.D. from the University of Florida.

STEVEN A. WOLF, CPA, CFE, ABV/CFF, ASA PARTNER, FORENSIC & LITIGATION ADVISORY SERVICES CHERRY BEKAERT LLP 200 E. BROWARD BLVD., SUITE 2000 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 954-556-1737 SWOLF@CBH.COM WWW.CBH.COM

Steven A. Wolf leads Cherry Bekaert’s Forensic & Litigation Advisory Services practice. He specializes in resolving complex financial transactions requiring forensic accounting, fraud Investigation, valuation and assessment of economic loss. Clients often seek his guidance on complex commercial contract disputes, internal investigations, marital dispute resolution, partnership and shareholder disputes, bankruptcy and reorganization, post-acquisition disputes, economic damages, lost profits, wage loss and professional liability claims. With more than 25 years of experience, Wolf has prepared and evaluated numerous financial accounting, insurance claim and economic analyses, business valuations, equitable distribution analyses and solvency analyses. In addition, he has assessed regulatory compliance, and investigated matters on employee dishonesty and white collar fraud. A sought-after expert witness, Wolf has testified at trial, arbitration, mediation and at deposition in matters related to accounting, economic damages, fraud investigation and business valuation.

JOHN W. ZEDER

JOSEPH I. ZUMPANO

HALL LAMB AND HALL, P.A. 2665 S. BAYSHORE DR., PH 1 MIAMI, FL 33133 JZEDER@HLHLAWFIRM.COM WWW.HLHLAWFIRM.COM

ZUMPANO, PATRICIOS & WINKER, P.A. 312 MINORCA AVE. CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 305-444-5565 JZUMPANO@ZPWLAW.COM WWW.ZPWLAW.COM

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LITIGATION, INSURANCE

Jon W. Zeder is a trial lawyer and commercial litigator. He is also a Certified Mediator in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and is certified as a Circuit Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida. Zeder is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and he is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition given for professional excellence, skills, and integrity. Hall Lamb and Hall was recently named one of ten firms on the National Law Journal’s Litigation Boutiques Hot List.

HEALTHCARE, INTERNATIONAL

As president and managing shareholder, Joseph I. Zumpano has overseen the growth of the firm as it has expanded to 60 members with locations in 15 countries. He focuses his practice on complex healthcare law and international law matters. Zumpano’s accomplishments, widely covered by the media, include his pioneering the business theory of “New Globalism” and the historic case Weininger v. Castro, in which ZP&W obtained a $86.5 million judgment against the Castro brothers and the Army of Cuba. Zumpano assembled the legal team in the effort that resulted in the collection of $24 million on the judgment. More recently, Zumpano led his team to pierce a Bahamian Trust in the case Breitenstine v. Breitenstine et. al. After a seven-year battle to recover the funds therein, the court ordered the turnover of approximately $4 million in assets. Zumpano earned a BA from Harvard University and a dual degree in law and public health from Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University.

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