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BOCA RATON and WEST PALM BEACH, FL (August  20, 2014) – The 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America includes 18 attorneys from the Boca Raton and West Palm Beach offices of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. The firm is top-listed across 9 practice areas in the state.

For the eighth consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig – with over 350 attorneys listed from across its U.S. offices – is ranked No. 1 by Best Lawyers in America for having the highest number of attorneys listed in the 2015 edition of its publication.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice areas.

Three Greenberg Traurig West Palm Beach lawyers received special recognition as “Lawyer of the Year.” Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is given this title. The attorneys recognized as Lawyers of the Year, with their respective location and practice area are:

The Greenberg Traurig Boca Raton and West Palm Beach attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America cover more than 22 different practice areas. Phillip H. Hutchinson  is honored for the first time. The attorneys are listed with their corresponding category/practice area(s) and the year they were first recognized:

Boca Raton

West Palm Beach

  • Bridget A. Berry (2012) – Commercial Litigation; 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 Action-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 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
  • Patricia A. Leonard (2014) – Commercial Litigation
  • Robert Sanders (2010) – Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Stephen D. Sanford (2010) - Public Finance Law