Burr & Forman LLP announces that eleven of its attorneys have been recognized by Florida Trend magazine on its 2018 “Legal Elite” list. Included on this year’s list are Jacksonville-based attorneys Greg Lunny, Adrian Rust, Troy Smith, J. Ellsworth Summers and Scott Thomas; Orlando-based attorney Eric S. Golden; and Tampa-based attorneys Harvey S. Kauget, John Schifino and William “Bill” J. Schifino, Jr. Amy Baruch and Justin Bennett, also of Burr’s Tampa office, were named as “Up and Comers.” The full list is published in the June issue of Florida Trend and is available at http://www.floridatrend.com/legal-elite.
Greg Lunny, managing partner of Burr & Forman’s Jacksonville office is recognized as “Legal Elite” in the area of Commercial Litigation. His focus is on intellectual property, products liability, class action, regulatory compliance, governmental, land-use, and construction litigation.
Adrian Rust is recognized as a “Legal Elite” in the area of Banking & Financial. His practice focuses primarily on serving lenders in all aspects of commercial loan litigation, mortgage foreclosures, lender liability defense, and other matters related to defaulted loan workouts and collection.
Ellsworth Summers is recognized as “Legal Elite” in the area of Bankruptcy & Workout Law. His practice focuses on assisting lenders in commercial loan litigation in bankruptcy, federal and state courts. Ellsworth has extensive experience with commercial foreclosures, workouts, business reorganizations and liquidations, distressed asset acquisitions, special counsel assignments and adversary proceedings.
Troy Smith is recognized as “Legal Elite” in the area of Construction Law. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation within the construction industry including contract drafting and litigation, licensing, lien disputes, state and federal public job disputes, construction defect, delay and disruption claims.
Scott Thomas is recognized as “Legal Elite” in the area of Commercial Litigation. Scott is a general commercial litigator, focusing on complex commercial litigation including real estate and land use matters, business torts, IP and contract disputes.
Eric Golden, managing partner of Burr & Forman’s Orlando office, is recognized as a “Legal Elite” in the area of Bankruptcy & Workout law. His practice focuses on representing financial institutions, non-traditional lenders, special servicers and other secured and unsecured creditors in state and federal court litigation and in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases throughout Florida and across the country.
Harvey Kauget is recognized as a “Legal Elite” in the area of Intellectual Property. His practice focuses on the areas of patent, trademark and trade secret litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, IP risk management, portfolio licensing, and client counseling.
John Schifino is recognized as a “Legal Elite” in the area of Civil Trial. John Schifino is a trial and appellate lawyer experienced in handling diverse cases in the areas of business litigation, labor and employment law, and environmental law. John is also a certified state court mediator and has experience mediating a variety of business disputes.
Bill Schifino, managing partner of Burr & Forman’s Tampa office, is recognized as a “Legal Elite” in the area of Business Law. His practice focuses on a variety of litigation and trial practice, including securities litigation and arbitration, professional malpractice litigation, employment litigation, and intellectual property litigation.
Up and Comers
Amy Baruch is recognized as an “Up and Comer” in the area of Marital Law. Amy focuses her practice on commercial litigation, appellate, and family law. Amy has experience representing clients in a range of complex litigation, bankruptcy, and appellate matters involving business torts, contract disputes and general business litigation in both state and federal court.
Justin Bennett is recognized as an “Up and Comer” in the area of Business Law. Justin represents clients in various matters involving business torts, contract disputes, and general business and commercial litigation in both state and federal court.
About Florida Trend’s Legal Elite
Attorneys listed among the “Legal Elite” are chosen by their colleagues from across the state of Florida as attorneys who exemplify a standard of excellence in the profession and show dedication to the practice of law. “Up and Comers” are described by Florida Trend as “respected by their peers for excellence in law, these attorneys under 40 years old represent the future of the legal profession in Florida.”