Tirso was recognized in TAMPA Magazine’s 2020 Top Lawyers List as a top Real Estate Litigation attorney. Fred was recognized as a top attorney in Eminent Domain/Condemnation Law. Woody was recognized in the 2020 list as a top attorney in both Copyright Law and in Patent Litigation.
Recently released in the April/May edition of the publication, the 2020 Top Lawyers List is compiled from over 7,000 active attorneys in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Local attorneys were asked to nominate 153 of their peers from 84 practice areas as this year’s Top Lawyers.
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About Fred S. Werdine
Fred Werdine is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Fred focuses exclusively in the areas of eminent domain, condemnation, inverse condemnation and property rights litigation. With more than 30 years of experience, Fred has represented property and business owners throughout the state of Florida when the government has sought to take their property. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, also recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for his work in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law. For a sample list of cases that Fred has handled as lead counsel, click here.
About Tirso M. Carreja, Jr.
Tirso M. Carreja, Jr. is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is Co-Chair of the Business Litigation Practice Group. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Tirso has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America® in commercial litigation and is listed as a Florida Super Lawyer in real estate. He regularly represents developers, large companies, lending institutions, REITS, small businesses and individuals in real estate litigation and transactional matters. He routinely works throughout the state of Florida and beyond helping clients with their real estate needs, including: property acquisition and development; telecommunications, commercial, industrial, retail, medical and office leasing; real estate based financing; title insurance and survey matters; and, multi-phased and mixed use projects. He also has nearly 20 years of litigation experience in: commercial foreclosures and work-outs (including CMBS, FDIC takeover and small business loans); landlord/tenant disputes; contract disputes; title insurance claims; lender liability litigation; eminent domain; and, homeowner’s association disputes. Tirso assists his clients with practical strategies that maximize business opportunities and mitigate risks. He also advocates on their behalf during complex negotiations and in the courtroom.
About Woodrow “Woody” H. Pollack
Woodrow “Woody” Pollack is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group. Woody is Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by The Florida Bar. He focuses his practice on litigating complex patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. He litigates matters in state and federal courts as well as patent validity issues before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also counsels clients extensively in developing patent and trademark portfolios. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Woody has been regularly recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Woody also serves on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Business Law Section. He has chaired its Intellectual Property Committee, and currently serves as the statewide chair of its Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Task Force. Woody is currently one of only nine lawyers in Florida who serves on the Intellectual Property Board Certification Committee.