Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as a “Top Law Firm” in the 2017 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide, 8 of its attorneys have been selected as “Top Lawyers” and 2 have been recognized as “Top Up and Comers.”
The South Florida Legal Guide (SFLG) is published annually, and is a widely respected source of top legal firms and lawyers, by practice group, in the South Florida region. Candidates are nominated and voted on by their peers, which SFLG takes into consideration when making selections for inclusion as a "Top Lawyer."
The following Fowler White Burnett attorneys were recognized as “Top Lawyers:”
Brian D. Elias - Securities - Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Business Litigation
Erin Gaskin - Medical Malpractice - Defense
June Galkoski Hoffman - Appellate
Allan R. Kelley - Admiralty and Maritime, Litigation
Christopher E. Knight - Product Liability - Defense, Medical Malpractice - Defense
Fred K. Lickstein - Corporate and Business, Finance
Richard J. Razook – Tax, International Tax
Alice K. Sum - Corporate and Business Litigation
Shareholder Stephen F. Coxhead has been identified by independent research with client and peers as being amongst the world’s leading Transport Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2017 in Aviation Contentious, one of four categories that make up the Transport 2017 section.
Since 1996, Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law and has featured over 17,000 of the world’s leading private practice lawyers from over 100 national jurisdictions. Published by Law Business Research, Ltd., an independent London-based publishing group, they provide research, analysis and reports on the international legal services marketplace.
Coxhead is a shareholder in the Aviation practice group at Fowler White Burnett. With a laser focus on issues important to the aviation industry, Coxhead has represented manufacturers of aircraft, airframes and component parts in cases arising from crashes throughout the world involving general aviation and commercial aircraft. He has achieved particular success in obtaining dismissals on forum non conveniens grounds and in winning summary judgment under the General Aviation Revitalization Act.
In addition to the firm’s Aviation practice group, Coxhead is also a member of Fowler White Burnett’s Commercial Litigation, Maritime, and Products Liability & Toxic Torts practice groups where he has broad experience as a litigator practicing in the defense of manufacturers in product liability and complex commercial matters. He has successfully handled numerous mass casualty, wrongful death, electrocution and amputation injury cases – receiving several industry awards recognizing the results he achieved for clients.
Stephen has also handled both litigation and transactional matters for numerous maritime interests including domestic and international insurers, cargo carriers, cruise lines, commercial and pleasure vess
Fowler White Burnett is pleased to announce that shareholders, Gil O. Acevedo (Miami), Susan H. Aprill (Ft. Lauderdale) and Avery A. Dial (Ft. Lauderdale) have been recognized by Florida Trend in their 2016 Legal Elite special report.
Florida Trend’s Legal Elite presents a prestigious roster of 1,144 attorneys from across the state of Florida. The resulting list represents fewer than two percent of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.
Gil O. Acevedo is a shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Acevedo’s practice involves representation of clients in connection with commercial and residential real estate transactions, relating to the purchase and sale of office buildings, shopping centers, apartment buildings, gas stations, vacant land, condominium units, townhomes, and single-family homes, in addition to short-sale transactions. Acevedo also assist clients through the complex process of commercial real estate finance, including acquisition lending, refinance and mortgage modifications.
Susan H. Aprill is a shareholder in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Aprill's practice encompasses the full range of commercial litigation matters with particular emphasis on business disputes and employment matters, including claims against employers and by i
Congratulations to Eric A. Rosen for being appointed Chairperson of the Bankruptcy Law CLE Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association!
Twenty-two attorneys were recognized as Florida Super Lawyers in 2011. Florida Super Lawyers names Florida's top attorneys as chosen by their peers and through independent research conducted by Law & Politics, which publishes Super Lawyers.
Five attorneys are listed in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in America - Henry Burnett, James D. DeChurch, James N. Hurley, Allan R. Kelley, Christopher E. Knight. Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The listing is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
Four attorneys were ranked among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite of 2010. Published by Florida Trend, the Legal Elite listing is widely regarded as one of the preeminent referral guides to the legal profession. Of the more than 64,000 Florida Bar members, only 1,160 attorneys statewide were chosen for this distinction which represents 1.8 percent of active attorneys.
Helenemarie Blake was selected as one of the honorees for The South Florida Business Journal's 2010 40 Under 40 Awards. The 40 Under 40 Awards recognizes South Florida's best and brightest young professionals for their professional success and community involvement.
Twenty-three attorneys were recognized as Florida Super Lawyers in 2010. Florida Super Lawyers names Florida's top attorneys as chosen by their peers and through independent research conducted by Law & Politics, which publishes Super Lawyers. The 2010 edition is based on the survey of more than 40,000 lawyers across the state.
Thirteen attorneys were recognized as Florida Super Lawyers in 2009. Super Lawyers names Florida's top attorneys as chosen by their peers and through independent research conducted by Law & Politics, which publishes Super Lawyers. The 2009 edition is based on the survey of more than 44,000 lawyers across the state.
Christopher E. Knight was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates and its Miami chapter in July 2009. ABOTA is a national organization that encourages improvement in the ethical and technical standards in the legal profession. Membership is by invitation-only and is subject to vote by the national chapter. Candidates must possess a high personal character, an honorable reputation and extensive experience as a trial attorney.
Helenemarie Blake and James D. DeChurch joined the prestigious International Association of Defense Counsel in 2009. IADC is an association of corporate and insurance defense attorneys dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism and service, and to upholding the rule of law and integrity of the court system. Membership is by invitation-only.