Recognitions & Awards

 

  • The firm has been recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2014 guide as a recommended leading law firm for the Real Estate and Construction - Land Use/Zoning category and the Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts - M&A - middle-market (sub-$500m) category. In addition, the following four lawyers have been recommended: Aaron Gorovitz, Randi Fitzgerald, James Hoctor and Peter Reinert.
  • 44 firm attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a leading peer-review survey of the legal profession. 25 firm attorneys were recognized in multiple practice categories, including 13 who were honored in three or more practice areas. Additionally, Randi Fitzgerald has been named the Best Lawyers' 2015 Orlando Government Relations Practice "Lawyer of the Year".
  • We have been awarded the “eDiscovery Law Firm of the Year in Florida” by Global Law Experts (GLE). GLE is a leading online resource for locating legal professionals throughout the world.
  • Chambers USA 2014 recognized eight partners as "Leaders in their Field" and ranked the firm in the areas of Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 1) and General Real Estate (Band 2).
  • Recognized in the 2014 edition of the "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News & World Report & The Best Lawyers in America in 21 practice areas
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014 featured 42 firm attorneys
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2014 included 25 attorneys within our firm. Additionally 11 of the firm's attorneys have been recognized as 2014 Florida Rising Stars
  • Florida "Legal Elite" 2013 by Florida Trend  named 11 attorneys within our firm, including 4 "Up + Comers."
  • The firm has been named one of the top nationally rated law firms in the United States in Fortune Magazine’s “2012 Top Ranked Law Firm” list, which appeared in Fortune’s “2012 Investor’s Guide”
  • Among the top-named Florida firms in The Legal 500 for 2012 in "Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts/M+A: Middle Market" and in "U.S./Real Estate/Land Use/Zoning."
  • The firm was honored with the 2012 Law Firm Award of Merit by the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association's Board of Trustees for our significant commitment to pro bono work.
  • The firm's Labor & Employment Group was listed in the "2011 Go-To Top 500 firms" for two consecutive years by Corporate Counsel magazine, a publication of American Lawyer Media (ALM)
  • The firm has the highest AV-rating by the Martindale-Hubbell rating service, and 49 of our individual attorneys are Peer Review Rated AV – the highest individual rating
  • Ranked #1 largest law firm in Central Florida by Orlando Business Journal; #1 in bankruptcy; #3 in litigation in Central Florida
  • Ranked #1 on the Orlando Business Journal's 2014 Real Estate Firms list and #3 on the 2014 Pro Bono Law Firms list
  • Ranked #1 on the Orlando Sentinel's 2013 Top 100 Companies for Working Families in the 249 employees and below category, and also listed as the 2013 Corporate Champion of the Year. The firm has been honored as a Top 10 employer in the annual Top 100 Companies for the Working Families program for the 7th straight year.
  • Ranked #1 in the Orlando Business Journal's 2012 Best Places to Work Large Company category.

Individually, our attorneys receive numerous awards and recognitions as well. Please visit your favorite attorney’s individual page for community service, pro bono and other accolades.