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124 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2020

MIAMI – August 15, 2019 – The 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America recognizes 124 attorneys from across the seven Florida offices of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. The firm is top-listed across five practice areas in the state and in four metro-markets: Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Tallahassee, and West Palm Beach.

For the 13th consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig has more attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America than any other law firm in the guide. Nationwide, the guide lists nearly 400 Greenberg Traurig attorneys and recognizes 26 of these as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practices and markets.

According to Best Lawyers, inclusion in its guide is completely based on peer-review and only one lawyer in each practice and designated metropolitan area is recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year.” The “Top Listed” designation is given to the firm that has the most listed lawyers in a specific location and practice areas.

The eight Greenberg Traurig Florida lawyers recognized as a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” are:

In Florida, Greenberg Traurig is “Top Listed” in the following practice areas: Government Relations; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning; Public Finance Law; Real Estate; Securities/Capital Markets.

Also in the following Florida metro-markets, Greenberg Traurig had the most lawyers ranked for the listed practice area:

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Miami, FL: Real Estate
  • Tallahassee, FL: Government Relations; Health Care Law
  • West Palm Beach, FL: Litigation - Securities

The Greenberg Traurig Florida attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America are listed with their corresponding category/practice area(s) and the year they were first recognized:

Boca Raton

Fort Lauderdale

Miami

Orlando

Tallahassee

  • David C. Ashburn (2008) - Administrative/Regulatory Law; Government Relations Practice; Health Care Law
  • Fred W. Baggett (2007) - Government Relations Practice
  • Lorence Jon Bielby (2008) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Technology Law
  • Michael J. Cherniga (2006) - Administrative/Regulatory Law; Government Relations Practice; Health Care Law
  • Hayden R. Dempsey (2007) - Government Relations Practice
  • Fred F. Harris (2010) - Corporate Law; Public Finance Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Tax Law
  • Fred E. Karlinsky (2019) - Insurance Law
  • M. Hope Keating (2010) - Appellate Practice; Health Care Law
  • Robert R. McDonald (2009) - Real Estate Law
  • Maribel N. Nicholson-Choice (2010) - Environmental Law
  • Sonya C. Penley (2016) - Health Care Law
  • Barry Richard (2006) - Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Tampa

West Palm Beach

  • Bridget A. Berry (2012) - Commercial Litigation; Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation - Real Estate
  • Mark F. Bideau (2009) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - First Amendment; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning; Litigation - Real Estate; Litigation - Securities; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Joseph C. Coates III (2011) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation - Securities
  • Tracy L. Gerber (2014) - Litigation - Securities
  • Laurie L. Gildan (2009) - Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Phillip C. Gildan (2017) - Corporate Law
  • Phillip H. Hutchinson (2015) - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Bradford D. Kaufman (2008) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation - Securities; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • David M. Layman (2010) - Real Estate Law
  • Robert Sanders (2010) - Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Stephen D. Sanford (2010) - Public Finance Law

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.