85 Shutts & Bowen Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2019


Shutts and Bowen is proud to announce 85 lawyers were recognized by their peers for inclusion in 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for 2019.  Partners Hank Jackson, John Patterson, and Woodrow “Woody” Pollack were also selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation—Intellectual Property, Real Estate Law, and Litigation –Patent, respectively. “Lawyer of the Year” honorees receive this award based on their extremely high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions.

Following is a list of the attorneys named and the areas in which they are recognized:

Fort Lauderdale

  • Gary M. Bagliebter: Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Brendan Aloysius Barry: Real Estate Law
  • Marshall J. Emas: Real Estate Law
  • Joseph M. Goldstein: Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Sandra E. Krumbein: Real Estate Law
  • Edward J. O’Sheehan: Litigation—Bankruptcy


  • Joseph D. Bolton: Real Estate Law
  • Bowman Brown: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Insurance Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Sheila M. Cesarano: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • Gary J. Cohen: Tax Law
  • Thomas Cookson: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Kevin D. Cowan: Real Estate Law
  • Luis A. de Armas: Corporate Law, International Mergers and Acquisitions, International Trade and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Steven M. Ebner: Commercial Litigation
  • Robert G. Fracasso: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Arthur J. Furia: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, International Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Roland Gallor: Real Estate Law
  • Stephen B. Gillman: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation—Securities
  • Florentino L. Gonzalez: Real Estate Law
  • Rene J. Gonzalez-LLorens: Employment Law – Management
  • Jeffrey M. Landau: Insurance Law
  • Lee D. Mackson: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • William G. McCullough: Banking and Finance Law
  • John E. Meagher: Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Francis E. Rodriguez: Corporate Law
  • Margaret A. Rolando: Real Estate Law
  • Michael Jay Rune II: Construction Law, Litigation—Construction
  • Alfred G. Smith: Corporate Law
  • William F. Smith: Banking and Finance Law
  • Donald Wasil: Real Estate Law
  • Bryan S. Wells: Banking and Finance Law




West Palm Beach

  • Matthew Chait: Commercial Litigation
  • Eric C. Christu: Commercial Litigation
  • James A. Farrell: Health Care Law
  • David A. Gart: Trusts and Estates
  • Hank Jackson: Litigation—Intellectual Property
  • Alfred A. LaSorte, Jr.: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Patricia A. Leonard: Commercial Litigation, Litigation—Banking and Finance
  • Arthur J. Menor: Real Estate Law
  • Harvey E. Oyer III: Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Steven R. Parson: Real Estate Law
  • Raymond W. Royce: Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Lee Worsham: Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental

About Shutts & Bowen LLP

Established in 1910, Shutts & Bowen is a full-service business law firm with more than 280 lawyers with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach.  Learn more about Shutts & Bowen at www.shutts.com.

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