Shutts & Bowen Partners Included in Florida Trend’s Florida 500


Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that three partners have been selected for inclusion in Florida Trend Magazine’s 2019 “Florida 500” special issue. Bowman Brown, Chairman of Shutts & Bowen’s Executive Committee and Chair of the Financial Services Practice Group, Harvey Oyer III, a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group and Rachel E. Nordby, a partner in the Appellate Practice Group, have been selected as being among Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders.

Shutts & Bowen is the only law firm to have three of its attorneys (the maximum allowed by the editorial department) included in the “Florida 500”. Bowman, Harvey and Rachel are among 53 total attorneys selected to this prestigious list of influential leaders across 16 industries throughout the state.

The Florida 500 highlights influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. An underlying theme of those included is “a love for Florida, a concern for its future – and a grasp of the issues that define the state.”

The editorial selection of the 500 was based on extensive contacts in regional business circles, hundreds of interviews and months of research, culminating in a highly selective biographical guide to the people who really influence what happens in Florida.

The recognized Shutts & Bowen profiles can be found below:

For a full list of the Florida 500, please click here.

About Bowman Brown

Bowman Brown is Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Financial Services Practice Group of Shutts & Bowen LLP. Bowman has been named in Best Lawyers in America® every year since 1983. He is currently listed in five areas: Banking Law, Corporate Law, Insurance Law, International Trade and Financial Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. He was named by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2005 as a “dean of the bank regulatory world – if you want to set up in Florida, he’s your guy.” He has been named by Chambers USA every year since 2007 as the only Florida banking and finance lawyer to receive Chambers’ highest rating — the “Star Individual” designation.

About Harvey E. Oyer III

Harvey E. Oyer III is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Real Estate and Land Use & Zoning Practice Groups. He is a fifth generation native of Palm Beach County, served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, and is an award-winning  and best-selling children’s book author. Harvey has earned numerous professional and community awards, including being named one of the “100 Most Influential Floridians” by Florida International Magazine and receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He was named Florida’s Distinguished Author in 2013.

About Rachel E. Nordby

Rachel E. Nordby is a partner in the Tallahassee office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is Vice-Chair of the Appellate Practice Group. Before joining Shutts & Bowen, Rachel served as the Senior Deputy Solicitor General for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. In this role, she represented the State, its agencies, and public officials in cases involving constitutional challenges and issues of statewide impact. She has served as counsel of record in various matters before the United States Supreme Court and has argued in the federal courts, including an en banc argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Rachel has argued numerous high-profile cases before the Florida Supreme Court and Florida’s District Courts of Appeal. Rachel was appointed by Chief Justice Charles Canady to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Management Council and is a past president of Tallahassee Women Lawyers.

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