Thirty-Eight Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America


Thirty-eight lawyers from Shutts & Bowen were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Bowman Brown was named in five separate categories.  Joining the Best Lawyers list for the first time this year was Jack C. McElroy in the area of Litigation – Banking & Finance.

Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.  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

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law - Andrew M. Brumby, Robert G. Fracasso, Lynn Welter Sherman

Commercial Litigation - Alfred LaSorte, Jr., John F. Mariani

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law - Robert Alan Higbee

Corporate Law - Bowman Brown, Luis A. de Armas, Robert Alan Higbee

Employee Benefits Law - Steven K. Barber

Environmental/Litigation – E. Lee Worsham

Health Law – James A. Farrell

Insurance Law - Bowman Brown, John E. Meagher

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

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

Litigation, Antitrust and Securities – Stephen B. Gillman

Litigation, Banking & Finance – Stephen B. Gillman, Jack C. McElroy

Litigation, Construction – John H. Dannecker

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

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

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

Tax Law - Gary J. Cohen, Louis Nostro

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

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