Three Shutts Attorneys Recognized by DBR for Professional Excellence


Daily Business Review Professional Excellence HonoreesThe Daily Business Review recently recognized three Shutts & Bowen attorneys for their achievements in the legal profession. Partners Bowman Brown, Daniel Barsky and Daniel Benavides will be honored at the publication’s Professional Excellence awards event to be held on May 24 at the Rusty Pelican Miami.

Bowman Brown, Chairman of the Executive Committee, was recognized as a legal industry luminary and will be honored as a Distinguished Leader in Law. This award recognizes lawyers who have achieved impressive results in the past year and demonstrated clear leadership skills that helped them achieve those results.

Dan Barsky and Daniel Benavides were recognized as 2017 On the Rise honorees. This program recognizes the area’s most promising lawyers under the age of 40. Honorees are considered innovators, developing unique practice niches, amassing robust books of business, demonstrating strong leadership qualities, showing expertise in litigation or transactional work, and committing themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work.

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. In 2015, he earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. In 2016, he was the only lawyer listed by the Expert Guide for Florida and the region south of Washington, D.C. in Banking, Finance and Transactional Law.

About Daniel J. Barsky

Daniel Barsky is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He also practices out of the Miami office. Daniel has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers. He regularly represents clients in commercial litigation, appellate, intellectual property, defamation, construction and real estate related litigation. Daniel is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice in Florida and Minnesota.

About Daniel F. Benavides

Daniel F. Benavides is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. Daniel’s practice is focused primarily on Florida’s hospitality industry. He advises hotel and restaurant owners and operators seeking to enter or expand their presence in the Florida market, assisting with real estate transactions, leasing and hotel-related due diligence. Daniel also assists many local hospitality establishments with a wide array of day to day, operational legal matters, ranging from negotiation of vendor and sales and marketing contracts to addressing employment, permitting and compliance-related issues.

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