135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016

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The 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America includes 135 attorneys from across the seven Florida offices of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. The firm is top-listed across six practice areas in the state.

The 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America includes 135 attorneys from across the seven Florida offices of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. The firm is top-listed across six practice areas in the state.

For the ninth consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig – with over 350 attorneys listed from across its U.S. offices – is ranked No. 1 by Best Lawyers in America for having the highest number of attorneys listed in the 2016 edition of its publication.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice areas.

13 Greenberg Traurig Florida lawyers received special recognition as “Lawyer of the Year.” Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is given this title. The attorneys recognized as Lawyers of the Year, with their respective location and practice area include:

  •     Hilarie Bass, Litigation – Securities, Miami
  •     Donn A. Beloff, Corporate Law, Fort Lauderdale
  •     Mark F. Bideau, Construction Law, West Palm Beach
  •     Warren S. Bloom, Public Finance Law, Orlando
  •     Burt Bruton, Real Estate Law, Miami
  •     Seth J. Entin, Tax Law, Miami
  •     Bruce H. Giles-Klein, Public Finance Law, Miami
  •     Barbara A. Hall, Environmental Law, Fort Lauderdale
  •     Gregory W. Herbert, Litigation – Patent, Orlando
  •     Julie P. Kendig-Schrader, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Orlando
  •     David M. Layman, Real Estate Law, West Palm Beach
  •     Ira N. Rosner, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Miami
  •     Barry S. Richard, Appellate Practice, Tallahassee

In Florida, Greenberg Traurig was top listed in the following six practice areas:

  •     Government Relations Practice
  •     Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  •     Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  •     Litigation – Securities
  •     Public Finance Law
  •     Securities/Capital Markets Law

Greenberg Traurig is top-listed based on number of attorneys in the following metro markets:

  •     Boca Raton: Tax Law
  •     Fort Lauderdale: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  •     Miami: Employment Law – Management, Government Relations Practice, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Real Estate, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  •     Tallahassee: Health Care Law
  •     West Palm Beach: Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation – Securities

Christopher L. Barnett, Jaret L. Davis, Rebecca G. DiStefano, Marc L. Druckman, Andrew R. Finkelstein, Lorie M. Gleim, Sonya C. Penley, and Jon L. Swergold are honored for the first time.

The Greenberg Traurig Florida attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America cover more than 55 different practice areas. The attorneys are listed with their corresponding category/practice area(s) and the year they were first recognized:

Boca Raton

  •     Rebecca G. DiStefano (2016) – Corporate Law
  •     Dennis W. Hillier (2007) – Real Estate Law
  •     Jeffrey S. Kahn (2010) – Tax Law
  •     Marvin A. Kirsner (2008) – Tax Law
  •     Marcia H. Langley (2010) – Real Estate Law
  •     Craig T. McClung (2012) – Tax Law
  •     Stephen A. Mendelsohn (2013) – Litigation; Banking and Finance

Fort Lauderdale

  •     David O. Batista (2013) – Commercial Litigation
  •     Donn A. Beloff (2006) – Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  •     Francis B. Brogan Jr. (2005) – Trusts and Estates
  •     Jerold I. Budney (2010) – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  •     William R. Clayton (2010) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation –Real Estate
  •     Jonathan S. Gelman (2009) – Real Estate Law
  •     James R. George (2015) – Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  •     Glenn E. Goldstein (2010) – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Real Estate
  •     Scott M. Grossman (2011) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  •     Barbara A. Hall (2007) – Environmental Law; Government Relations Practice
  •     Jeffrey Allan Hirsch (2010) – Commercial Litigation
  •     Kenneth A. Horky (2013) – Commercial Litigation
  •     Stanley G. Jacobs, Jr. (2013) – Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  •     Stephen F. Katz (2005) – Real Estate Law
  •     Kara L. MacCullough (2012) – Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Law
  •     Bruce I. March (2011) – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  •     Joel D. Maser (2005) – Tax Law
  •     Dan McCawley (2010) – Real Estate Law
  •     Paul B. McCawley (2009) – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  •     John L. McManus (2013) – Commercial Litigation
  •     Matthew W. Miller (2011) – Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  •     David C. Peck (2006) – Corporate Law; Health Care Law
  •     Brian J. Sherr (2007) – Real Estate Law
  •     Michele L. Stocker (2013) – Commercial Litigation
  •     Jon L. Swergold (2016) – Commercial Litigation

Miami

  •     Cesar L. Alvarez (1993) – Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law
  •     Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré (2006) – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  •     David A. Barkus (2011) – Corporate Law
  •     Christopher L. Barnett (2016) – Litigation – Construction
  •     Kerri L. Barsh (2007) – Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Natural Resources Law
  •     Hilarie Bass (2007) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Securities
  •     Jacqueline Becerra (2010) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Securities
  •     Norman J. Benford (1983) – Trusts and Estates
  •     Richard N. Bernstein (2005) – Corporate Law
  •     Mark D. Bloom (1993) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  •     Burt Bruton (2005) – Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  •     David A. Coulson (2010) – Commercial Litigation
  •     Jaret L. Davis (2016) – Venture Capital Law
  •     Albert A. del Castillo (2006) – Public Finance Law
  •     Alan T. Dimond (2007) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Construction; Litigation-Municipal; Litigation-Real Estate
  •     Lucia A. Dougherty (2006) – Administrative /Regulatory Law; Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  •     Marc L. Druckman (2016) – Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  •     Seth J. Entin (2007) – Tax Law
  •     Gary M. Epstein (1995) – Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  •     Robert S. Fine Esq., A.I.A. (2012) – Government Relations Practice; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  •     Joseph Z. Fleming (1983) – Employment Law – Management; Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Environmental Law; Labor Law – Management; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Sports Law; Water Law
  •     Carl A. Fornaris (2008) – Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  •     Adam Foslid (2015) – Commercial Litigation
  •     Ricardo L. Fraga (2010) – Real Estate Law
  •     Robert C. Gang (2006) – Public Finance Law
  •     Laura R. Gangemi Vignola (2008) – Real Estate Law
  •     Bruce H. Giles-Klein (2006) – Public Finance Law
  •     Richard J. Giusto (2007) – Real Estate Law
  •     Steven E. Goldman (2007) – Real Estate Law
  •     Matthew B. Gorson (1987) – Real Estate Law
  •     Larry J. Hoffman (1989) – Corporate Law
  •     Kenneth C. Hoffman (2011) – Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  •     John B. Hutton III (2009) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  •     Steven A. Landy (2014) – Real Estate Law
  •     Steven B. Lapidus (1995) – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  •     Nancy B. Lash (2008) – Real Estate Law
  •     Juan P. Loumiet (2008) – Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  •     Patrick F. Martin (2012) – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  •     Patricia Menéndez-Cambó (2006) – Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law
  •     Kevin J. Morris (2013) – Employment Law – Management
  •     Adrienne L. Pardo (2011) – Government Relations Practice
  •     Eliot Pedrosa (2013) – Commercial Litigation
  •     Julissa Rodriguez (2013) – Appellate Practice
  •     Ronald M. Rosengarten (2006) – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  •     Ira N. Rosner (2007) – Corporate Law; Energy Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  •     Arturo Ross (2013) – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  •     Mark A. Salky (2013) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate
  •     Gary A. Saul (2006) – Real Estate Law
  •     Elliot H. Scherker (2001) – Appellate Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  •     Ozzie A. Schindler (2006) – Tax Law
  •     Mark P. Schnapp (2006) – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  •     Marlene K. Silverman (2007) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property
  •     Charles E. (“Skip”) Stiver Jr. (1999) – Tax Law
  •     Susan J. Tarbe (2007) – Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  •     Jeffrey S. Tenen (2007) – Corporate Law; Derivatives and Futures Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law; Transportation Law
  •     Manuel R. Valcarcel IV (2007) – Communications Law; Technology Law
  •     David E. Wells (2008) – Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  •     Diana S.C. Zeydel (2008) – Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Orlando

  •     James Bacchus (2006) – International Trade and Finance Law
  •     Warren S. Bloom (2007) – Public Finance Law
  •     Orlando L. Evora (2007) – Real Estate Law
  •     Peter J. Fides II (2008) – Real Estate Law
  •     Andrew R. Finkelstein (2016) – Corporate Law
  •     Gregory W. Herbert (2010) – Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent
  •     Russell P. Hintze (2008) – Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Tax Law
  •     Joseph J. JeBailey (2013) – Real Estate Law
  •     Julie P. Kendig-Schrader (2008) – Environmental Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Real Estate Law
  •     Adam B. Landa (2013) – Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent
  •     Scott R. MacLeod (2007) – Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  •     Jonathan M. Perry (2014) – Real Estate Law
  •     Ronald M. Schirtzer (2013) – Commercial Litigation
  •     Alan C. Sheppard Jr. (2013) – Real Estate Law
  •     I. William Spivey II (2009) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Real Estate
  •     Michael J. Sullivan (2005) – Leisure and Hospitality Law; Real Estate Law
  •     Jéan E. Wilson (2007) – Public Finance Law

Tallahassee

  •     David C. Ashburn (2008) – Government Relations Practice; Health Care Law
  •     Fred W. Baggett (2007) – Government Relations Practice
  •     Lorence Jon Bielby (2008) – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Technology Law
  •     Michael J. Cherniga (2006) – Government Relations Practice; Health Care Law
  •     Fred F. Harris (2010) – Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Tax Law
  •     M. Hope Keating (2010) – Appellate Practice; Health Care Law
  •     Robert R. McDonald (2009) – Real Estate Law
  •     Maribel N. Nicholson-Choice (2010) – Environmental Law
  •     Sonya C. Penley (2016) – Health Care Law
  •     Barry Richard (2006) – Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Tampa

  •     Gregory W. Kehoe (2009) – Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  •     Richard C. McCrea Jr. (1995) – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  •     Kimberly A. Mello (2013) – Appellate Practice
  •     Robert A. Soriano (1993) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation-Bankruptcy
  •     David B. Weinstein (2005) – Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  •     Peter W. Zinober (1989) - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment

West Palm Beach

  •     Bridget A. Berry (2012) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Litigation – Real Estate
  •     Mark F. Bideau (2009) – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Securities; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action-Defendants
  •     Joseph C. Coates III (2011) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation – Securities
  •     Tracy L. Gerber (2014) – Litigation – Securities
  •     Laurie L. Gildan (2009) – Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  •     Lorie M. Gleim (2016) – Litigation – Securities
  •     Phillip H. Hutchinson (2015) – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  •     Bradford D. Kaufman (2008) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation – Securities; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  •     David M. Layman (2010) – Real Estate Law
  •     Patricia A. Leonard (2014) – Commercial Litigation
  •     Robert Sanders (2010) – Land Use and Zoning Law
  •     Stephen D. Sanford (2010) - Public Finance Law

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most “Tech Savvy.” It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms “most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service,” and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard “Power Elite,” based on the nature and strength of its client relationships. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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