Press Release
June 6, 2013

139 Florida Attorneys Named 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2013

MIAMI - June 6, 2013 - This year, Super Lawyers magazine has named 102 attorneys in the firm's Florida offices 'Super Lawyers' and 37 'Rising Stars' for 2013. Additionally, several Holland & Knight attorneys were ranked by the magazine within its lists of the 'Top 10,' 'Top 100' and the 'Top 50 Women.'

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The magazine names exceptional attorneys annually in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers uses a rigorous selection process that begins with peer nomination. Once attorneys are nominated they are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement through a third-party researcher.

The 'Top 10,' 'Top 100' and the 'Top 50 Women' lists are comprised of attorneys selected as 'Super Lawyers' who received the highest points in the 2012 Florida Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. 

The following attorneys have been named ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’ for 2013 in their respective locations and practice areas:

Fort Lauderdale 

Super Lawyers 
Laurie L. Green – Securities & Corporate Finance
Jonathan Marcus – Real Estate
Erica R. Royal – Employment & Labor

Rising Stars 
Joshua R. Levenson - Business Litigation
Allison E. McCarthy - Real Estate


Super Lawyers
Daniel K. Bean – General Litigation
Lawrence J. Hamilton II – Business Litigation
George D. Gabel, Jr – First Amendment/Media; Transportation/Maritime
Dominic C. MacKenzie – Professional Liability: Defense
George (Buddy) Schulz, Jr. – General Litigation
Richard L. Stockton – Estate Planning & Probate

Rising Stars
Beau A. Baker – Business Litigation
Ricardo A. Bedoya – Business Litigation
Jeremy J. Ches – Business Litigation
Renee J. Maxey – Business/Corporate
Frank Morreale – Business Litigation
Joshua H. Roberts – Business Litigation
Edward S. Sarnowski – Business/Corporate
Andrew J. Steif – Business Litigation
Lindsay Dennis Swiger – Employment & Labor
Sarah S. Toppi – Business Litigation


Super Lawyers
Edward W. Vogel, III – Bonds/Government Finance

Rising Star
Michael L. Wiener – Bonds/Government Finance


Super Lawyers
Gregory A. Baldwin – Business Litigation
Brett A. Barfield – Business Litigation
Rodney H. Bell – Mergers & Acquisitions
Christopher N. Bellows – Appellate
Sanford L. Bohrer – Business Litigation
Christopher N. Boyett – Estate Planning & Probate
Kelly-Ann G. Cartwright – Employment & Labor
Jose A. Casal – Business Litigation
J. Raul Cosio – Business Litigation
Maria T. Currier – Health Care 
Jesus E. Cuza – Business Litigation
Edward Diaz – Employment & Labor
Joseph G. Goldstein – Land Use/Zoning
Jorge Hernandez-Toraño – Entertainment & Sports
Mitchell E. Herr – Securities Litigation
John M. Hogan – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Marilyn J. Holifield – Employment Litigation: Defense
Adolfo E. Jimenez – International
Judith G. Korchin – Business Litigation  (Top 50 Women)(Top 100)
Lyndall M. Lambert – Aviation/Personal Injury Defense: Products
Tiffani Lee – Business Litigation
Juan J. Mayol, Jr. – Land Use/Zoning
Louise McAlpin – Securities Litigation
Thomas F. Morante – International
Tracy A. Nichols – Securities Litigation  (Top 50 Women)
Kevin E. Packman – Tax; Estate and Trust Planning
Jose E. Sirven – Banking
Steven Sonberg – Business/Corporate
Rodolfo Sorondo, Jr. – Appellate
Lee P. Teichner – Personal Injury Defense: Products
Andrew H. Weinstein – Tax

Rising Stars
Brian A. Briz – Business Litigation
Vivian C. de las Cuevas – Real Estate/Banking
Israel J. Encinosa – General Litigation
Christine Fuqua Gay – Employment & Labor
Anna Marie Hernandez – Business Litigation
Giannina Marin – Health Care/Tax
Daniel Martinez – Tax
Danielle C. Price – M&A/Securities & Corporate Finance
Eric Ray – General Litigation
Monica Vila – Appellate


Super Lawyers
Glenn A. Adams – Tax
Stephen T. Ball – Employment & Labor
Christopher C. Brockman – Real Estate
Suzanne E. Gilbert – General Litigation
Scott J. Johnson – Eminent Domain
David A. Jones – Business Litigation
Chris N. Kolos – Personal Injury Defense: Products
Scott R. MacLeod – Securities & Corporate Finance
Tom McAleavey – Securities & Corporate Finance
Brian A. McDowell – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Howell W. Melton, Jr. – Business Litigation
Judith M. Mercier – First Amendment/Media; Business Litigation
A. Guy Neff, Jr. – Real Estate
Kenneth R. Richie – Construction Litigation
Robert L. Rogers, III – Business/Corporate
James E.L. Seay – Real Estate
Roger W. Sims – Environmental
Stephen W. Snively – Real Estate
Ben W. Subin – Construction Litigation
Albert F. Tellechea – Business Litigation
William B. Wilson – Business Litigation
Samuel J. Zusmann, Jr. – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Rising Stars
Michael R. Candes – Construction Litigation
Min K. Cho – Business Litigation
Edward Fitzgerald – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Luis J. Gonzalez – Business Litigation
Victoria H. Newman – Business Litigation
Gennifer B. Powell – Business Litigation
J. Keith Ramsey – Construction Litigation
Amy R. Rigdon – Securities & Corporate Finance; M&A
Allison E. Turnbull – Land Use/Zoning


Super Lawyers
Martha W. Barnett – Government Relations
Elizabeth L. Bevington – Business Litigation
Lawrence N. Curtin – Environmental
Mark K. Delegal – Government Relations
Frederick R. Dudley – Government Relations
James M. Ervin, Jr. – Tax
Stephen H. Grimes – Appellate
Jerome W. Hoffman – Antitrust Litigation
Morris H. Miller – Mergers & Acquisitions
Gigi Rollini – Appellate Law
Shannon Hartsfield – Health Care
Lawrence E. Sellers, Jr. – Environmental
Karen D. Walker – Government Contracts

Rising Star
Kevin Cox – Business Litigation


Super Lawyers
Rodney Anderson – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Chester E. Bacheller – Securities & Corporate Finance
Bernard A. Barton, Jr. – Tax
Stacy D. Blank – Appellate
Noel R. Boeke – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Michael L. Chapman – Business Litigation
Louis T.M. Conti – Mergers & Acquisitions
William B. deMeza, Jr. – Employment & Labor
William S. Dufoe – Business Litigation
Richard D. Eckhard – Real Estate
W. Keith Fendrick – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Leonard H. Gilbert – Banking
Robert J. Grammig – Securities & Corporate Finance
Richard B. Hadlow – Business/Corporate
John Arthur Jones – Estate Planning & Probate
Bradford D. Kimbro – Business Litigation  (Top 100)
Edward F. Koren – Estate Planning & Probate 
William R. Lane, Jr. – Estate Planning & Probate
Jack A. Levine – Tax
Paul A. McDermott – Business Litigation
Joseph A. Varner III – Business Litigation  (Top 10)
Charles Wachter – Class Action/Mass Torts
Douglas A. Wright – Business/Corporate

Rising Stars
Patrick M. Chidnese – Business Litigation
Brandon P. Faulkner – Business Litigation
Michael M. Mills, Jr. – Securities & Corporate Finance

West Palm Beach

Super Lawyers
Larry Klein – Appellate
William N. Shepherd – Criminal Defense: White Collar

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