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Most Highly Regarded Firms: Florida 2007 - Commercial Litigation

Litigation is big business in Florida and the state has produced many fine lawyers both as part of large firms and in focused boutiques. Greenberg Traurig LLP is the best represented firm, with five lawyers listed. This international firm’s worldwide links, deep bench strength and statewide coverage mean that the litigation department works like “a well-oiled machine”.

Editorial: Commercial Arbitration in Florida

Commercial arbitration is firmly established as a popular method for dispute resolution, and has been recognised for some years as a viable alternative to the court system in the United States. This chapter identifies 15 individuals who are leaders in their specific field, and are highly proficient as neutral, panellist or counsel.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Franchise 2007

Franchising is proving more and more popular with companies from all sectors and everywhere. The increasingly global nature of the practice area ensures that a greater number of individual countries and practitioners are featured than in any previous edition.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Florida 2007 - Capital Markets

The lawyers listed in this chapter have a proven track record in representing and advising issuers, underwriters, investment banks, funds, REITs and other market participants on all aspects of equity and debt transactions based in Florida and around the world. They can be considered to be experts in their field of capital markets law; advising on IPOs (domestic, international and global), secondary offerings including rights issues, placements and open offers, PIPEs and other equity issuances. In addition, these practitioners may also have extensive experience in investment-grade and high-yield debt offerings, structured products, repackagings, derivatives and securitisations involving the full range of asset classes.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Florida 2007 - Business Crime Defence

There are 15 individuals from 10 firms featured in this chapter. The number of boutiques included reflects their high standing in the local market. In addition, several of the lawyers have a background in government at the US Department of Justice (DoJ), giving them an inside perspective and enhancing the service they provide for their clients.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Florida 2007 - Banking

Florida’s banking market is undergoing changes: as the number of workouts and restructurings increase because of recent turbulent events in the real estate sector, the amount of transactional work has seen a slight decline.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Florida 2007 - Aviation

The following chapter identifies 21 individuals from 18 firms, all of whom were consistently recommended to researchers for the strength of their aviation practices.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Internet & e-Commerce 2007

The fast-paced, volatile businesses of the internet and of e-commerce are witnessing a resurgence and present unique challenges to companies and lawyers, as the law adapts to new developments. This chapter identifies 262 leading practitioners in 34 jurisdictions. These individuals answer a growing worldwide demand for guidance past the pitfalls of data privacy, security and e-commerce, as well as complex IT and outsourcing transactions. Two trends emerge from the research: while the greatest concentrations of practitioners occur in England and California with 26 and 27 nominees, the firms with the greatest turnout are invariably international, with offices across the globe.

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