Press Release
June 8, 2017

117 Holland & Knight Florida Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

MIAMI (June 8, 2017) - Super Lawyers has named 92 attorneys in Holland & Knight's Florida offices "Super Lawyers" and 25 "Rising Stars" for 2017. Additionally, several of the firm's attorneys were ranked among the "Top 10" and "Top 100."

Super Lawyers is a rating service that annually identifies outstanding lawyers in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

The "Top 10" and "Top 100" lists are comprised of attorneys who received the highest points during Florida Super Lawyers' nomination, research and blue-ribbon review process.

The following lawyers were named in their respective practice area this year:

Fort Lauderdale 

Super Lawyers 
Thomas F. Morante (International)
Debbie M. Orshefsky (Land Use/Zoning)
Erika R. Royal (Employee Litigation: Defense)
William B. Sherman (Tax)

Rising Stars 
Joshua R. Levenson (Business Litigation)


Super Lawyers
Daniel K. Bean (General Litigation)
George D. Gabel, Jr (Media/Advertising)
Lawrence J. Hamilton II (Business Litigation)
Jason E. Havens (Estate Planning & Probate)
Frederick J. Lotterhos (Business Litigation)
Jerome W. Hoffman (Antitrust Litigation)
Terrence J. Russell (Business Litigation)
George (Buddy) Schulz, Jr. (General Litigation)
Richard L. Stockton (Estate Planning & Probate)

Rising Stars
Joshua H. Roberts (Business Litigation)
Edward S. Sarnowski (Business/Corporate)
Andrew J. Steif (Business Litigation)
Lindsay Dennis Swiger (Employment & Labor)


Super Lawyers
Brett A. Barfield (Business Litigation)
David A. Barkus (Mergers & Acquisitions)
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)
Maria T. Currier (Healthcare)
Jesus E. Cuza (Business Litigation) *Top 100*
Frances G. De La Guardia (Appellate)
Edward Diaz (Employment & Labor)
Javier Fernandez (Land Use/Zoning)
Mitchell E. Herr (Securities Litigation)
John M. Hogan (Criminal Defense: White Collar)
Marilyn J. Holifield (Employment Litigation: Defense)
Adolfo E. Jimenez (International)
Tiffani G. Lee (Business Litigation)
Juan J. Mayol, Jr. (Land Use/Zoning)
George Mencio, Jr. (International)
Tracy A. Nichols (Securities Litigation)
Kevin E. Packman (Tax)
Scott Ponce (Class Action & Mass Torts)
Ira N. Rosner (Securities & Corporate Finance)
Jose E. Sirven (Banking)
Rodolfo Sorondo, Jr. (Appellate)
Lee P. Teichner (Personal Injury Defense: Products)
Stephen P. Warren (Securities Litigation)
Andrew H. Weinstein (Tax)

Rising Stars
Brian A. Briz (Business Litigation)
Joseph Mamounas (International)
Elena Otero (Real Estate)
Danielle C. Price (Securities & Corporate Finance)
Eric Ray (General Litigation)
Brian W. Toth (Business Litigation)


Super Lawyers
Glenn A. Adams (Tax)
Stephen T. Ball (Employment & Labor)
Christopher C. Brockman (Real Estate)
Michael R. Candes (Construction Litigation)
Min K. Cho (Business Litigation)
Suzanne E. Gilbert (Business Litigation)
Scott J. Johnson (Eminent Domain)
David A. Jones (Business Litigation)
Chris N. Kolos (Personal Injury Defense: Products)
Tom McAleavey (Securities & Corporate Finance)
Brian A. McDowell (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Right)
Judith M. Mercier (Business Litigation)
A. Guy Neff, Jr. (Real Estate)
J. Keith Ramsey (Construction Litigation)
Shannon Hartsfield (Healthcare)
James E.L. Seay (Real Estate)
Roger W. Sims (Environmental)
Ben W. Subin (Construction Litigation)
William B. Wilson (Business Litigation)
Samuel J. Zusmann, Jr. (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)

Rising Stars
Edward Fitzgerald (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)
Luis J. Gonzalez (Employment & Labor)
Austin Thacker (Construction Litigation)


Super Lawyers
Lawrence N. Curtin (Environmental)
Mark K. Delegal (Government Relations)
James M. Ervin, Jr. (Tax)
Lawrence E. Sellers, Jr. (Environmental) *Top 100*
Karen D. Walker (Government Contracts)

Rising Star
Joshua Aubuchon (Government Relations)
Kevin Cox (Business Litigation)
Tiffany Roddenberry (Appellate)


Super Lawyers
Rodney Anderson (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)
Chester E. Bacheller (Mergers & Acquisitions)
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)
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)
Shane A. Hart (Estate Planning & Probate)
Bradford D. Kimbro (Business Litigation) *Top 100*
Edward F. Koren (Estate Planning & Probate)
Latour "LT" Lafferty (Criminal Defense: White Collar)
William R. Lane, Jr. (Estate Planning & Probate)
Jack A. Levine (Tax)
Paul A. McDermott (Business Litigation)
Kristin Padgett (Securities & Corporate Finance)
Joseph H. Varner III (Business Litigation)  *Top 10**Top 100*
Charles Wachter (Class Action/Mass Torts)
Douglas A. Wright (Business/Corporate)

Rising Stars
Patrick M. Chidnese (Business Litigation)
Patrick Duffey (Estate Planning & Probate)
Brandon P. Faulkner (Business Litigation)
Tyler Hudson (Real Estate)
Dominic Kouffman (Business Litigation)
David Lisko (General Litigation)
Anthony Palermo (Business Litigation)

West Palm Beach

Super Lawyers
William N. Shepherd (Criminal Defense: White Collar)

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