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October 17, 2018

THE LIST: Law Firms

THE LIST: Law Firms
An overhead view of Akerman’s reception area at its Brickell City Centre offices.

Greenberg Traurig ranks first in number of lawyers

Compiled by Gilberto Medina, Research Director

Led by Greenberg Traurig’s 297 local lawyers, South Florida Business & Wealth reveals its list of the Top 100 South Florida law firms in monthly segments of 25.

In this issue, we reveal the Top 25, ranked by number of South Florida lawyers. Subsequent issues: July, 26-50; August, 51-75; and September, 76-100. Look for our continued coverage of law and business in South Florida.

To be considered for any upcoming SFBW list, contact Gilberto Medina at gmedina@sfbwmag.com or 954.666.0531.

Ranked by number of South Florida lawyers. Ties broken by number of South Florida partners, then South Florida staff.

1

Greenberg Traurig PA

Address: 333 SE Second Ave.,

Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131

Website: gtlaw.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 297

Number of S. Fla. partners: 179

Number of S. Fla. staff: 680

Number of S. Fla. offices: 8

Firm managing partner:

Brian L. Duffy

2

Akerman LLP

Address: 98 SE Seventh St.,

Suite 1100, Miami, FL 33131

Website: akerman.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 272

Number of S. Fla. partners: 174

Number of S. Fla. staff: 486

Number of S. Fla. offices: 4

Firm managing partner:

David Spector

3

Cole, Scott & Kissane PA*

Address: 9150 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1400, Miami, FL 33156

Website: cskleagal.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 220

Number of S. Fla. partners: 85

Number of S. Fla. staff: 527

Number of S. Fla. offices: 4

Firm managing partner:

Richard P. Cole

4

  Holland & Knight*

Address: 701 Brickell Ave.,

Suite 3300, Miami, FL 33131

Website: hklaw.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 190

Number of S. Fla. partners: 119

Number of S. Fla. offices: 3

5

Shutts & Bowen LLP

Address: 200 S. Biscayne Blvd.,

Suite 4100, Miami, FL 33131

Website: shutts.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 165

Number of S. Fla. partners: 110

Number of S. Fla. staff: 334

Number of S. Fla. offices: 3

Firm managing partner:

Micky Grindstaff

Lobby of Gunster’s Miami office, No. 6 on The List.

6

Gunster

Address: 777 S. Flagler Drive,

Suite 500 East,

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Website: gunster.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 140

Number of S. Fla. partners: 86

Number of S. Fla. staff: 296

Number of S. Fla. offices: 5

Firm managing partner:

H. William Perry

The lobby of Greenspoon Marder’s downtown Fort Lauderdale headquarters.

7

Greenspoon Marder LLP

Address: 200 E. Broward Blvd.,

Suite 1800,

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Website: gmlaw.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 136

Number of S. Fla. partners: 67

Number of S. Fla. staff: 476

Number of S. Fla. offices: 7

Firm managing partner:

Gerald Greenspoon

8

Carlton Fields
Jorden Burt PA

Address: 100 SE Second St.,

Suite 4200, Miami, FL 33131

Website: carltonfields.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 116

Number of S. Fla. partners: 71

Number of S. Fla. staff: 204

Number of S. Fla. offices: 2

Firm managing partner:

Gary Sass

9

Stearns Weaver Miller

Address: 150 W. Flagler St.,

Suite 2200, Miami, FL 33130

Website: stearnsweaver.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 103

Number of S. Fla. partners: 79

Number of S. Fla. staff: 250

Number of S. Fla. offices: 5

Firm managing partner:

Rick Schatz

10

GrayRobinson PA*

Address: 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000,

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Website: gray-robinson.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 102

Number of S. Fla. partners: 73

Number of S. Fla. offices: 4

Firm managing partner:
J. Charles Gray

11

Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford PA

Address: 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 800,

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Website: wickersmith.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 102

Number of S. Fla. partners: 41

Number of S. Fla. staff: 227

Number of S. Fla. offices: 3

Firm managing partner:

Nicholas Christin

12

Bilzin Sumberg

Address: 1450 Brickell Ave.,

23rd Floor, Miami, FL 33131

Website: bilzin.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 99

Number of S. Fla. partners: 51

Number of S. Fla. staff: 230

Number of S. Fla. offices: 1

Firm managing partner: John C. Sumberg

13

Kelley Kronenberg

Address: 8201 Peters Road,

Suite 4000,

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324

Website: kelleykronenberg.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 90

Number of S. Fla. partners: 41

Number of S. Fla. staff: 201

Number of S. Fla. offices: 4

Firm managing partner:

Michael J. Fichtel

14

Broad and Cassel LLP

Address: 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33131

Website: broadandcassel.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 84

Number of S. Fla. partners: 38

Number of S. Fla. staff: 172

Number of S. Fla. offices: 5

Firm managing partner:

C. David Brown II

15

Fowler White
Burnett PA

Address: 1395 Brickell Ave.,

14th Floor, Miami, FL 33131

Website: fowler-white.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 80

Number of S. Fla. partners: 50

Number of S. Fla. staff: 167

Number of S. Fla. offices: 4

Firm managing partner:

Christopher E. Knight

16

White & Case LLP

Address: 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4900, Miami, FL 33131

Website: whitecase.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 75

Number of S. Fla. partners: 24

Number of S. Fla. staff: 125

Number of S. Fla. offices: 1

Firm managing partner:

Jaime Bianchi

17

Berger Singerman LLP

Address: 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000,

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Website: bergersingerman.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 69

Number of S. Fla. partners: 51

Number of S. Fla. staff: 160

Number of S. Fla. offices: 3

Firm managing partner:

James L. Berger

18

  Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman PL

Address: 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700,

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Website: wsh-law.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 69

Number of S. Fla. partners: 46

Number of S. Fla. staff: 98

Number of S. Fla. offices: 3

Firm managing partner:

Mitch Burnstein

The reception area of Becker’s Fort Lauderdale office.

19

Becker

Address: 1 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1800,

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Website: beckerlawyers.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 61

Number of S. Fla. partners: 15

Number of S. Fla. staff: 183

Number of S. Fla. offices: 3

Firm managing partner:

Gary Rosen

Becker, with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast. We provide services in areas of law including construction, business litigation, real estate, government law and lobbying, corporate law, and condominium and homeowners’ association law.

Our experienced attorneys and solid track record of innovative thinking always puts the focus on you – your business, your circumstances, your objectives, your challenges. We do it all with one goal in mind: moving you forward. Becker. We’re poised to take on your challenges and turn them into opportunities.

20

  Kubicki Draper

Address: 25 W. Flagler St., Penthouse, Miami, FL 33130

Website: kubickidraper.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 69

Number of S. Fla. partners: 51

Number of S. Fla. staff: 160

Number of S. Fla. offices: 3

Firm managing partner:

James L. Berger

21

Roig Lawyers

Address: 1255 S. Military Trail, Suite 100,

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Website: roiglawyers.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 60

Number of S. Fla. partners: 17

Number of S. Fla. staff: 166

Number of S. Fla. offices: 3

Firm managing partner:

Michael Rosenberg

22

Saul Ewing
Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Address: 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3600, Miami, FL 33131

Website: saul.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 55

Number of S. Fla. partners: 32

Number of S. Fla. staff: 124

Number of S. Fla. offices: 3

Firm managing partner:

Barry F. Levin

23

Vernis & Bowling

Address: 1680 NE 135th St., Miami, FL 33181

Website: national-law.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 53

Number of S. Fla. partners: 9

Number of S. Fla. staff: 150

Number of S. Fla. offices: 3

Firm managing partner:

Robert Bowling and

Jeffrey Vernis

24

Liebler, Gonzalez
& Portuondo*

Address: 44 W. Flagler St.,

Miami, FL 33130

Website: lgplaw.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 52

Number of S. Fla. offices: 1

25

Lydecker Diaz

Address: 1221 Brickell Ave.,

19th Floor, Miami, FL 33131

Website: lydeckerdiaz.com

Number of S. Fla. lawyers: 51

Number of S. Fla. partners: 24

Number of S. Fla. staff: 127

Number of S. Fla. offices: 4

Firm managing partner:

Mark Hendricks

Sources: Firm representatives;

* denotes data was obtained from firm websites

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