The September 2021 edition of SRQ Magazine recently recognized two Shutts & Bowen LLP attorneys among the “Elite Top Attorney” honorees, including Charla M. Burchett and Erik M. Hanson, from the firm’s Sarasota office.
In the second edition of SRQ Magazine’s highly-anticipated “Elite Top Attorneys” Award Guide, the attorneys considered for recognition received top recommendations from their peers and practiced within the Greater Sarasota and Manatee regions, including Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Palmetto, Palmetto Bay, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Venice and Northport. From more than 4,500 submitted nominations, 367 honorees were recognized among 37 different practice areas. Charla, who has over 30 years of experience in wills trusts and estates, was recognized as an honoree in the “Wills” category, while Erik was recognized among the “Construction” honorees.
To see SRQ Magazine’s “Top Elite Attorneys” Award Honorees, click here.
About Charla M. Burchett
Charla M. Burchett is a partner in the Sarasota office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Private Client Services Practice Group. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Charla is a Board Certified Specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates as certified by The Florida Bar. She has more than thirty years of experience assisting clients through challenging decisions and difficult times to preserve their legacies across generations. She focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and gift taxation, estate administration, and trust administration. Charla currently serves as the Chair of the Pines of Sarasota Foundation, the formal fundraising branch supporting the needs of Pines of Sarasota senior care community.
About Erik M. Hanson
Erik M. Hanson is a senior associate in the Sarasota office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Law Practice Group. Erik focuses his practice on construction law, including the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts and construction dispute resolution. He has argued numerous appeals, including before the Second District Court of Appeal.