Press Release
June 23, 2015

Thirty-Seven Holland & Knight Attorneys Named Florida Trend's Legal Elite

Holland & Knight has more honorees than any other law firm.

MIAMI (June 23, 2015) Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that 37 of the firm's attorneys have been named to Florida Trend magazine's 2015 Legal Elite list. The firm has more Legal Elite honorees than any other law firm in the state.

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.

This year, 10 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 were 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. Five Holland & Knight attorneys earned this distinction.

The following Holland & Knight attorneys were recognized as 2015 Florida Legal Elite, Hall of Fame honorees and "Up and Comers."

Fort Lauderdale

Anthony C. Alfonso – Real Estate
Jonathan S. Marcus – Real Estate


Jerome W. Hoffman – Antitrust & Trade Regulation – Hall of Fame
George E. "Buddy" Schulz, Jr. – Commercial Litigation – Hall of Fame


Edward W. Vogel, III – Banking & Financial


Joaquin J. Alemany – Commercial Litigation
Christopher W. Boyett – Wills, Trusts & Estates – Hall of Fame
Jesús E. Cuza – Commercial Litigation
Judith M. Korchin – Civil Trial – Hall of Fame
Tracy A. Nichols – Commercial Litigation


Glenn A. Adams – Business Law
Stephen T. Ball – Labor & Employment
Christopher C. Brockman – Real Estate
Min K. Cho – Commercial Litigation
Edward M Fitzgerald – Bankruptcy & Workout – Up & Comer
Suzanne E. Gilbert – Commercial Litigation
Luis J. Gonzalez – Labor & Employment
James E.L. Seay – Real Estate
Roger W. Sims – Environmental & Land Use – Hall of Fame
William B. Wilson – Commercial Litigation – Hall of Fame


Martha W. Barnett – Government & Administrative – Hall of Fame
Sarah S. Butters – Wills, Trusts & Estates
Tiffany Roddenberry – Commercial Litigation – Up & Comer
Lawrence E. Sellers – Government & Administrative – Hall of Fame
Karen D. Walker – Government & Administrative


Jason H. Baruch – Commercial Litigation – Up & Comer
Stacy D. Blank – Appellate Practice
Patrick M. Chidnese – Commercial Litigation – Up & Comer
Louis T.M. Conti – Business Law
W. Keith Fendrick – Bankruptcy & Workout
Robert J. Grammig – Business Law
Richard B. Hadlow – Business Law
Bradford D. Kimbro – Commercial Litigation
L.T. Lafferty – Criminal Law
Paul A. McDermott – Commercial Litigation  – Up & Comer
Joseph H. Varner, III – Civil Trial – Hall of Fame

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