The Executive Committee of Shutts & Bowen LLP has named Jack C. McElroy as firmwide Managing Partner, Chairman Bowman Brown announced. McElroy is a commercial litigation partner in the firm’s Orlando office.
“Jack McElroy has established himself as one of Central Florida’s leading commercial litigators and has helped expand the firm’s footprint in this very important market,” added Brown, who remains Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. “We look forward to his leadership and expertise as we continue our growth trajectory, all while providing quality counsel and effective results to our clients.”
As firmwide Managing Partner, McElroy will work alongside the firm’s Executive Committee in the administration and growth of Shutts & Bowen’s eight Florida offices. Recording its 22nd year of revenue growth in 2021, Shutts recently climbed two spots to No. 159 on The American Lawyer’s Am Law 200 rankings.
“As one of Florida’s oldest law firms, Shutts & Bowen’s history of excellent service to our clients goes back over 111 years, to our first client – Henry Flagler,” McElroy said. “We look forward to continuing that long string of success in the years ahead with our attorneys, who are at the top of their respective practices, and our staff as a whole, all of whom are dedicated to excellence not only for our clients, but the communities we serve as well."
“I am honored to be chosen by our firm to serve in this role,” he added.
McElroy succeeds Michael J. “Micky” Grindstaff, a real estate and land use partner in the Orlando office, who served as firmwide Managing Partner since 2014.
“One of the highlights of my career has been acting as firmwide Managing Partner of Shutts and watching the firm evolve and grow,” Grindstaff said. “The firm has a bright future ahead and I know with Jack at the helm, great things will happen.”
McElroy said filling Grindstaff’s shoes will be no easy feat, but he has the right team in place to face that challenge.
“Micky Grindstaff has done a wonderful job as our Managing Partner for the past seven years and he will be a challenging act to follow,” said McElroy. “I am fortunate to be surrounded by an extraordinarily talented group of attorneys, paralegals, administration and staff who will help in that endeavor.”
McElroy, a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group, has more than 30 years of experience as a commercial litigator. His representative clients include national and statewide companies, including financial institutions, property management companies, health care organizations and one of the world’s largest entertainment companies, among others. He focuses on commercial litigation related to contract disputes; lender liability defense; commercial landlord/tenant litigation; real estate related litigation; commercial collections and replevins; commercial mortgage foreclosures; general lender representation; and bankruptcy litigation. He also has significant litigation experience in partnership disputes and shareholder disputes.
McElroy represents clients at the trial and the appellate court levels throughout Florida and provides statewide representation to various clients with a nationwide business presence.
A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated attorney, McElroy is consistently recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and has also been listed among Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite,” Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine’s “Top Orlando Lawyers,” and included in Orlando Magazine’s list of “The Best Lawyers in Orlando.”
He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Florida State University. McElroy resides in Orlando, Fla.
About Shutts & Bowen LLP
Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 300 lawyers in offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Learn more about Shutts & Bowen at www.shutts.com.
- "Shutts & Bowen Appoints New Firmwide Managing Partner," Law360 (July 13, 2021)
- "Veteran Commercial Litigator Elevated to Firmwide Managing Partner at Shutts & Bowen," Daily Business Review (July 14, 2021)