Leigh C. Katzman, Alan B. Garfinkel & Donna DiMaggio Berger Named to Florida Trend’s 2012 “Legal Elite” List of Top Lawyers Statewide

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Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Name Partners Selected by Peers to Prestigious “Florida Legal Elite” List Published Each Year by Florida Trend Magazine

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On behalf of myself, Alan and Donna, I would like to thank fellow attorneys throughout Florida for having shown such confidence in our professional ability and our ethical conduct to have nominated and elected us to the 2012 Florida Legal Elite list.

Katzman Garfinkel & Berger, the leader in community association law in the state of Florida, today proudly announced the selection of all three of the law firm’s name partners, Leigh C. Katzman, Alan B. Garfinkel & Donna DiMaggio Berger, to the prestigious “Florida Legal Elite” list of attorneys published each year by Florida Trend magazine.

The 2012 Ninth Annual Edition of the Florida Legal Elite list will be published in the July issue of Florida Trend, recognizing distinguished Florida attorneys deemed by their peers across the state to have achieved a standard of excellence in their profession.

In the Florida Legal Elite peer-review rating process, Florida lawyers are asked to name currently licensed and practicing attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Each nominated attorney receives a score based on the number of votes received, then the list of top vote-getters is vetted against data provided by the Florida Bar and a panel of top Florida attorneys reviews and ensures the integrity of the entire selection process.

“On behalf of myself, Alan and Donna, I would like to thank fellow attorneys throughout Florida for having shown such confidence in our professional ability and our ethical conduct to have nominated and elected us to the 2012 Florida Legal Elite list,” said Leigh C. Katzman, Founding Partner, Katzman Garfinkel & Berger.

  • Leigh C. Katzman was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992 and has practiced community association law in the State of Florida for the last 20 years. He is a member of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section (RPPTL) and also has served on the Bar’s UPL Committee. Selected to the Florida Legal Elite list in the area of Business Law in 2008, he is an active member of the Community Association Institute (CAI).
  • Alan B. Garfinkel has continuously practiced law in Central Florida for 23 years. A recipient of Martindale Hubbell’s prestigious "AV" rating, rewarding the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence among attorneys, he has been named repeatedly to Thomson-Reuters’ peer-review rated Florida “Super Lawyers” list and enjoys a “Superb” rating from AVVO. He also is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, featuring fewer than 1 percent of U.S. trial lawyers who have won million and multi-million verdicts and settlements for clients.
  • Donna DiMaggio Berger is a member of the Florida Bar and has devoted her legal career to the practice of community association law in Florida. Named to the Florida Legal Elite list in 2009, she is a member of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers, an organization that recognizes attorneys for distinguished contributions and their professional and ethical conduct in the practice of community association law. Honored as a “Woman Extraordinaire” by Business Leader magazines, she was selected among “100 Outstanding Women in Broward County” for 2012.

Katzman Garfinkel & Berger, a statewide law firm proudly devoted to all aspects of Florida community association representation, offers Florida communities a full range of legal services, including general corporate representation, lien collection and foreclosure services and strategies, first-party insurance claim recovery and construction defect litigation.

Unique in its level of commitment to Florida community association education, Katzman Garfinkel & Berger has been designated as "One of the Most Distinguished Law Firms in America" by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer review rating system spanning more than a century of service evaluating American Law Firms.

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About Katzman Garfinkel & Berger (KG&B):
Katzman Garfinkel & Berger is Florida's leader in community association law, with clientele that include more than 1,000 of the finest community associations statewide.

"Committed to Community," the firm provides comprehensive educational programs for Board members and managers through the Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Law and Learning Center, including the popular Board Member Boot Camp® seminars and "We Speak Condo" course series. Dedicated to the best interests of Florida community associations, the firm does not represent developers, banks, insurance companies or other entities with interests adverse to its community association clientele.

For more information and contact details for Katzman Garfinkel & Berger's seven strategically located offices throughout Florida, visit: http://www.KGBLawFirm.com.

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