Best Lawyers 2023
1 Best Lawyers award
30 Best Lawyers awards
Palm Harbor, Florida
2 Best Lawyers awards
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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 Best Lawyers awards
1 Best Lawyers award
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Adam Lawton Alpert’s practice focuses on the representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and trustees in Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 liquidations. Mr. Alpert is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, accredited by The Florida Bar. Mr. Alpert regularly represents distressed companies, unsecured creditors' committees, and purchasers of assets in all aspects of bankruptcy. Mr. Alpert's practice also includes handling ...
Brent Jones’ transactional practice encompasses a broad range of areas, including federal and state securities law, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Jones counsels lenders, investors and companies, including start-up enterprises, in connection with debt and equity financings. Mr. Jones advises companies concerning compliance with the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including preparation and review of private placement memorandums, regi...
Ciara Willis focuses her practice on civil litigation in state and federal courts, primarily in matters involving business and contract disputes, condominium associations, homeowner associations, real estate, and other general commercial litigation matters. Ms. Willis also serves as general counsel for a variety of residential and professional community associations, as well as Community Development Districts (“CDDs”).
Brad Staggs’ practice focuses on the restructuring and liquidation of companies in a wide array of industries. Mr. Staggs has represented Chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, institutional lenders, trustees and creditors’ committees in many complex bankruptcy cases.
Harold Holder focuses his practice on civil litigation in state and federal courts, in matters involving business and contract disputes, construction and real estate disputes, professional liability, employment litigation, and other general commercial litigation. Mr. Holder also assists clients with business transactions, commercial finance, secured lending, and corporate matters.
Carter Andersen has extensive experience handling complex civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution settings, including arbitration and mediation. Mr. Andersen handles contract and commercial litigation disputes, construction and real estate disputes, professional malpractice matters, employment law disputes and other litigation matters. Before joining Bush Ross, Mr. Andersen practiced general commercial litigation with Jones Day in Washin...
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Nicolas focuses his practice on civil litigation in state court in the area of insurance defense. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced in the same area at another firm representing clients throughout the State of Florida. Nicolas was also a former Assistant Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit serving indigent Hillsborough County residents. Nicolas has handled thousands of cases and litigated both criminal and civil cases in both jury and non-jury trials. While in law school...
Megan Greene, a partner with Greene & Greene, was born and raised in St. Petersburg, and is happy to still call it home today. She attended the University of Florida, where she earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science, and a Juris Doctor degree. While in law school, Megan served as a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Estates and Trusts Society. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Community Service Certificate and the Pro Bono Outstanding Achieve...
Featured "Lawyer of the Year" Honorees
C. Steven Yerrid has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Litigators in Florida by the National Law Journal. In 2006, he was selected as Top Lawyer in the Nation by Lawyers USA. He has been honored as the Outstanding Lawyer of the Year in the Thirteenth Circuit and recognized as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates, Tampa Chapter. He has been a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar and certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of T...
David Banker is an experienced civil trial lawyer who has tried a broad range of cases in federal and state courts involving products liability, employment discrimination, medical negligence, personal injury, commercial disputes and consumer disputes. Mr. Banker has also litigated mass tort and class action cases involving prescription drugs, medical devices and consumer products.
Mr. Savitz regularly represents corporate and individual clients at both the trial and appellate level in matters involving construction litigation, franchise litigation, intellectual property litigation, and professional liability litigation including attorney, accountant, and design professional malpractice defense. He is also a certified mediator in federal court. Mr. Savitz is an approved panel attorney for most professional liability insurance carriers.
Mr. Evangelista practices in all facets of civil litigation, focusing on cases involving professional liability, medical malpractice, medical device and drug manufacturers, pharmacies, aviation mishaps and aircraft manufacturers, airports, sports and recreation, products liability, transportation liability, and catastrophic loss. He also concentrates a major portion of his practice to health care related disputes and operational issues involving hospitals and medical providers. Represents: Pr...
Jeff Warren's practice focuses on Chapter 11 reorganization cases. Mr. Warren was lead bankruptcy counsel to the debtor, Celotex Corporation, in one of the largest Chapter 11 cases ever filed. He successfully argued Celotex v. Edwards before the United States Supreme Court, establishing national precedent regarding the jurisdiction of bankruptcy judges.
John Giordano is regularly involved in complex business-related transactions. Mr. Giordano’s practice encompasses a broad range of areas, including federal and state securities law, corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions and tax law. Mr. Giordano has substantial experience in counseling clients, including start-up enterprises, in obtaining capital and advising clients about obstacles to successfully growing a business.
Jolyon Acosta’s practice focuses on private wealth services for high net worth individuals, families, and multi-generational business owners. Mr. Acosta counsels clients in a variety of complex estate and business planning matters related to their wealth management needs. He has extensive experience advising clients on matters involving estate, gift, and income taxes, and routinely assists family businesses in succession and other planning matters. Mr. Acosta represents clients across a...
Mr. Crotts' practice focuses on health care and general civil trial matters. He frequently defends clients in litigation involving physician and nursing medical negligence, automobile negligence, nursing home negligence, premises liability and general liability claims. He has tried over 50 cases to verdict over his 25-plus-year career. Mr. Crotts also has experience representing health care providers before the Agency for Health Care Administration in licensing and disciplinary proceedings.
Tommy D. Roebig is a native Floridian, born and raised in Jacksonville. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law where he was a member of the National Moot Court Team. In 2007, the Stetson Lawyers Association awarded Tommy and his partner Wil Florin its outstanding Alumni Award (Paul May Meritorious Service Award). He is a member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation and numerous other association...
Gaylord Merlin represents property and business owners in eminent domain and property rights litigation throughout the State of Florida. Our firm guides an owner through the condemnation process, protects an owner's property rights, and fights for an owner to receive full compensation. Andrew G. Diaz represents a variety of business and property owners in eminent domain and property rights litigation. He has handled cases involving the taking of large vacant parcels, national big box retailer...
Background Cary Gaylord has represented clients in over 30 counties in Florida as well as in the federal courts and courts of Illinois and Georgia. He has handled cases involving large vacant parcels, churches, national big box retailers, shopping centers, gas station/convenience stores, fast food restaurants, supermarket chains, professional offices, farmers, retailers, grove operators, golf course owners, homeowners, as well as other properties both in eminent domain and inverse condemnatio...
Raleigh “Lee” Greene, though born in Gainesville (the Swamp), is a 3rd generation native of St. Petersburg. He attended UF receiving his degree in economics (1970), his J.D. (1973), was an active member of Florida Blue Key and, many years later, was selected as a “Gator Great” in 2016 by the UF alumni association. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1973 and a member of the D.C. Bar since 1986. He served as a JAG officer with the US Navy Reserve, having recei...
Brandon D. Bellew, a partner at Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP, provides outstanding representation in the areas of trust, estate and guardianship litigation and has done so during his entire career. He represents clients throughout Florida in all types and phases of contested issues relating to trusts, estates and guardianships.He frequently writes articles and lectures on trust, estate and guardianship litigation topics. He is very active in the Florida Bar’s Real Property...