Shutts & Bowen Named 2019's Most Effective Lawyers by Daily Business Review


Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by the Daily Business Review as “Most Effective Lawyers” in the Arbitration category.

The Shutts & Bowen team, led by International Dispute Resolution practice group chair Ed Patricoff and including partner Kristin Drecktrah Paz and associate Martha Ferral, was singled out for successfully settling in full a civil case brought on behalf of its client LS Energia -- a U.S.-based company that designs, builds and operates electric power plants throughout the world -- against the Republic of Angola’s government for a total amount in excess of $49 million USD. The case stemmed from an outstanding bill related to the Angolan government’s agreement entered with LS Energia to provide essential power generation services to Angola for several years.

In particular, the attorneys were lauded for their work in securing U.S. government advocacy as well as support from a former Angolan ambassador to the United States and an Angolan economic affairs official to aid their client’s cause.

Once a year, the Daily Business Review recognizes exemplary performance by South Florida attorneys who deliver positive results for their clients. More than 100 nominations were submitted, and attorneys were asked to showcase positive results obtained for their clients illustrating obstacles overcome and its impact on public policy and business interests.

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Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 270 lawyers located in eight offices across Florida.

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