Four Shutts & Bowen Partners Named Among 2024 Florida Trend Legal Elite NOTABLE Managing Partners


Four Shutts & Bowen Partners Named Among 2024 Florida Trend Legal Elite NOTABLE Managing Partners

Florida Trend recently released its 2024 Legal Elite NOTABLE Managing Partners list. Among the 109 individuals honored on this year’s list are Firmwide Managing Partner Jack McElroy, Tampa Managing Partner Amanda Buffinton, West Palm Beach Managing Partner Matthew R. Chait and Tallahassee Managing Partner Benjamin J. Gibson.

According to the publication, all 109 statewide honorees are difference makers in their firms and communities, each unique in terms of their goals, accomplishments, and successes. These leaders also focus on mentoring attorneys and showing their leadership skills within their communities and respective firms.

To view the full list of NOTABLE Managing Partners, please click here.

About Jack McElroy

Jack McElroy is the Firmwide Managing Partner of Shutts & Bowen LLP.  He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. Jack is a commercial litigator with more than 30 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of business disputes.  His representative clients include large, national financial institutions; one of the world’s largest entertainment companies; a statewide health care organization; national and statewide property management companies; and numerous closely held entities. 

About Amanda Buffinton

Amanda B. Buffinton is Managing Partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. A Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Amanda is also Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. Amanda specializes in the litigation and arbitration of complex claims related to professional negligence and design errors and omissions. She also regularly represents design professionals, contractors, owners and developers in various types of construction disputes including claims related to roadways and bridges, landfills, storm water systems, retail structures, hospitals, municipal wastewater treatment facilities, warehouse structures, and large condominium and multi-family structures.

About Matthew R. Chait

Matt Chait is the Managing Partner of the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. His statewide practice focuses on commercial real estate and land use litigation, commercial foreclosure and loan guaranty matters, and general business litigation, including partnership and LLC disputes, healthcare, fraud, deceptive trade practices, and complex judgment domestication issues. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated commercial litigator, Matt has been recognized by the Daily Business Review as a top 40 attorney under 40 and as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers.

About Benjamin J. Gibson

Ben Gibson is Managing Partner of the Tallahassee office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Governmental Law practice group. Ben represents clients facing high-stakes legal issues at the intersection of business, politics, and government. His statewide practice focuses on representing corporate, political, and government clients in appellate, litigation, and administrative matters as well as government affairs. 

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