MIAMI (June 25, 2014) – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that 38 of the firm's attorneys have been named to Florida Trend magazine's 2014 Legal Elite list. The firm has more Legal Elite honorees than any other law firm.
The Florida Legal Elite are the top lawyers practicing in Florida, according to the results of the magazine's statewide attorney surveys, and represent fewer than 2 percent of Florida Bar members actively practicing in Florida.
This year, nine Holland & Knight attorneys were included in Florida Trend's Legal Elite Hall of Fame, which was created to honor those who have been Legal Elite winners for several years. A diverse panel of lawyers was consulted to evaluate the Legal Elite and make the final selection of Hall of Fame honorees.
Additionally, Florida Bar members are asked to recommend three best "up and coming" attorneys who exhibit leadership in the law and in their local communities. An attorney must have practiced law for less than 10 years or be less than 40 years of age to be eligible. Seven Holland & Knight attorneys earned this distinction.
The following Holland & Knight attorneys were recognized as 2014 Florida Legal Elite, Hall of Fame honorees and 'Up and Comers.'
Jonathan S. Marcus – Real Estate
Daniel K. Bean – Commercial Litigation
George D. Gabel, Jr. – Aviation, Admiralty, Maritime & Transportation
George E. "Buddy" Schulz, Jr. – Civil Trial – Hall of Fame
Christopher W. Boyett – Wills, Trusts & Estates – Hall of Fame
Jesus E. Cuza – Commercial Litigation
Andres A. Fernandez- Banking & Finance
Judith M. Korchin – Commercial Litigation – Hall of Fame
Lee Philip Teichner – Civil Trial
Stephen T. Ball – Labor & Employment
Christopher C. Brockman – Real Estate
Min K. Cho – Up & Comer
Suzanne E. Gilbert – Commercial Litigation
Luis J. Gonzalez – Up & Comer
Kathryn W. Oberto – Real Estate
Amy R. Rigdon – Up & Comer
Roger W. Sims – Environmental & Land Use – Hall of Fame
Ben W. Subin – Construction
Albert F. Tellechea – Civil Trial
Allison Turnbull – Up & Comer
William B. Wilson – Commercial Litigation – Hall of Fame
Martha W. Barnett – Government & Administrative – Hall of Fame
Jerome W. Hoffman – Commercial Litigation – Hall of Fame
Lawrence E. Sellers – Government & Administrative – Hall of Fame
Stacy D. Blank – Appellate Practice
Patrick M. Chidnese – Up & Comer
Louis T.M. Conti – Business Law
Brandon P. Faulkner – Up & Comer
W. Keith Fendrick – Bankruptcy & Workout
Robert J. Grammig – Business Law
Richard B. Hadlow – Business Law
Shane A. Hart – Wills, Trusts & Estates
Bradford D. Kimbro – Commercial Litigation
Edward F. Koren – Wills, Trusts & Estates
L.T. Lafferty – Criminal Law
Paul A. McDermott – Up & Comer
Joseph H. Varner, III – Commercial Litigation – Hall of Fame
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