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Michael Elkins, Esq. Selected for 2022 Florida Super Lawyers List 

Super Lawyers recently named Michael Elkins, Esq., founder and partner of Fort Lauderdale-based MLE Law, to its 2022 Florida Super Lawyers List. This year’s designation marks Elkins’s fourth consecutive year as a Super Lawyer (2019–2022). Previously, he was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for five straight years (2011–2015). Elkins focuses his practice on Labor and Employment Law. He assists clients with their day-to-day legal needs, administrative claims, pending matters in courts at any level and employer/employee-specific issues.

After spending most of his career working in large to mid-size Florida law firms, Elkins founded MLE Law to modernize the business of law by providing alternative fee structures wherein clients are not charged for phoning, emailing or texting about their matters. The firm allows for modern, efficient and global representation while only charging clients for actual legal work produced.  

Elkins is also the creator and host of the “Quarter Four” podcast, which he founded in 2018 to promote MLE Law and his overall brand. The podcast covers the intersection between business and sports, providing listeners an insider perspective of the psychology of what makes individuals successful on and off the field.

“I am honored to once again be selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list, to which honorees are selected by their peers in the legal field,” Elkins says. “By making the business of law more efficient and beneficial for the client through the use of technology, I am pleased to be a changemaker in today’s legal industry.”

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The annual process selects no more than 5 percent of lawyers in Florida. 

 

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Drew Limsky

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BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.