Fifty-Seven Shutts & Bowen Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America


Fifty-seven lawyers from Shutts & Bowen were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Twenty Shutts & Bowen attorneys joined the Best Lawyers list for the first time this year.  Steven K. Barber has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Tampa Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law "Lawyer of the Year."

The nineteenth edition of The Best Lawyers In America (2013) includes 50,178 attorneys in 128 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Lawyers listed in Best Lawyers have no say in deciding in which practice areas they are included. They are voted into practice areas as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed are based on information from a variety of sources.

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

Administrative Law - Joseph M. Goldstein,

Banking & Finance Law - Bowman Brown, Arthur J. Furia, Rod Jones, William G. McCullough, Lee Nelson, Bryan S. Wells

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law - Andrew M. Brumby, Robert G. Fracasso, Lee D. Mackson

Commercial Litigation - Eric S. Adams, Arnold Berman, Eric C. Christu, Stephen B. Gillman, John E. Johnson, Alfred LaSorte, Jr., John F. Mariani, Lonnie Simpson

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law - Robert Alan Higbee

Corporate Law - Bowman Brown, Luis A. de Armas, Arthur J. Furia, Robert Alan Higbee, Alfred G. Smith

Criminal Defense: White Collar and Non-White Collar - Mark Rankin

Employee Benefits Law - Steven K. Barber

Employment Law - Management - Sheila M. Cesarano, Charles Robinson Fawsett, Rene J. Gonzalez-Llorens, Mary Ruth Houston, Paul J. Scheck

Environmental/Litigation – E. Lee Worsham

Health Care Law – James A. Farrell

Immigration Law - Dilip Patel

Insurance Law - Bowman Brown, Jeffrey Landau, John E. Meagher

International Trade and Finance Law - Bowman Brown, Luis A. de Armas

Labor Law - Sheila M. Cesarano, Charles Robinson Fawsett, Mary Ruth Houston, Paul J. Scheck

Litigation, Antitrust and Securities – Stephen B. Gillman

Litigation, Banking & Finance – Gary M. Bagliebter, Stephen B. Gillman, Michael L. Gore, John E. Johnson, Jack C. McElroy

Litigation, Bankruptcy - Andrew M. Brumby, Lee D. Mackson

Litigation, Construction – Brent C. Bell, John H. Dannecker, Todd Kobrin

Litigation, Labor & Employment - Charles Robinson Fawsett, Mary Ruth Houston

Litigation, Real Estate - Donald J. Curotto, Michael J. Grindstaff, Alfred LaSorte, Jr.

Litigation, Securities - Stephen B. Gillman

Mergers & Acquisitions Law - Bowman Brown, Luis A. de Armas, Robert Alan Higbee

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants - John E. Meagher

Real Estate Law - Joseph D. Bolton, Kevin D. Cowan, Donald J. Curotto, Marshall J. Emas, Michael J. Grindstaff, Sandra Krumbein, Arthur J. Menor, Daniel T. O'Keefe, Steven R. Parson, Margaret A. Rolando, Jennifer Slone Tobin, Joseph Donald Wasil, James G. Willard

Tax Law - Gary J. Cohen, Mary Karr, Louis Nostro

Trusts & Estates - David A. Gart, Louis Nostro, Robert H. Waltuch

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