Eight Burr & Forman Attorneys Named "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend

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Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been recognized by Florida Trend magazine on its 2015 "Legal Elite" list. Included on this year's list are Orlando-based attorneys Denise Dell-Powell and Peter Vilmos, as well as Tampa attorneys Harvey Kauget, John Schifino and William Schifino, Jr. Fort Lauderdale attorney Brendan A. Sweeney and Tampa attorneys Alex Haddad and Jacqueline Simms-Petredis were all selected as "Up and Comers."

The list of 1,131 honorees, published in the July issue of Florida Trend magazine, includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys. The full list is published in the issue of Florida Trend and is available at http://www.floridatrend.com/legal-elite.

The "Legal Elite" attorneys were listed in the following areas:

  • Denise Dell-Powell, Bankruptcy & Workout
  • Harvey Kauget, Intellectual Property Rights
  • John Schifino, Commercial Litigation
  • William Schifino, Jr., Commercial Litigation
  • Peter Vilmos, Construction


The "Up and Comers" listed are:

  • Brendan Sweeney
  • Alex Haddad
  • Jacqueline Simms-Petredis


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.

About Burr & Forman LLP
For over a century, Burr & Forman LLP's experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and nine offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com.

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