November 28, 2023

Politics & Law

Brent Zimmerman

Brent Zimmerman is chief legal officer and on the board of directors at Miller Electric Company, a full-service provider of electrical and technology infrastructure that employs 3,250. Zimmerman advises management... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2023

M. Thérèse “Terry” Vento

After a career with Shutts & Bowen, Terry Vento joined signature contemporary art museum Pérez Art Museum Miami as its general counsel in 2015. For decades she gave the museum... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2023

Jalal “Jay” Shehadeh

Jay Shehadeh, general counsel at South Florida’s U.S. Century Bank since 2014, leads a department of 10 that generated more than $1 million in legal fees and title insurance revenues... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2023

Ryan Quinn

Since March 2021 Ryan Quinn has been general counsel at PGT Innovations, a maker of custom windows and doors with 5,500 employees. He advises company leadership on contract negotiations, compliance... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2023

Betsy Pennewill

As general counsel for Community Foundation of Sarasota County, which helps set up charitable funds, then helps issue scholarships and grants in the local community, Betsy Pennewill is responsible for... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2023

Tara Pellegrino

Tara Pellegrino is general counsel for Now Optics, a Florida-based retail eyewear firm with 1,300 employees in 375 sites in 31 states. She oversees legal affairs, from employment, regulatory and... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2023

David Nicholson

As general counsel since 2016, David Nicholson attends to all legal affairs of TECO Energy, an electric and gas utility with a $1 billion-plus capital budget, 3,400 employees and 1.2... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2023

Betsy McCoy

Chief Legal Officer Betsy McCoy created a department for The Related Group that American Legal Media named among the four best in corporate America. For 15 years she has addressed... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2023

Javier Ley-Soto

As general counsel for Miami Dade College, the largest campus-based institution of higher learning in the U.S., with over 165,000 students, Javier Ley-Soto and a modest staff handle labor and... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2023

William Cotterall

At the Florida Justice Association, the largest professional trade group for trial lawyers working in Florida, General Counsel William Cotterall has served five years. He provides legal advice and strategic... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2023

Charbel Barakat

Charbel Barakat is chief counsel, Florida region for D.R. Horton, the biggest homebuilder in Florida and the U.S. As counsel for its largest region, Barakat works with executives on business... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2023

Steven Sonberg

Miami Steven Sonberg oversees strategy and operations at Holland & Knight, formed in 1968, with seven Florida locations and 2,000 attorneys in 35 offices across the U.S. and overseas. He... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

William Scherer

Fort Lauderdale William Scherer co-founded Conrad & Scherer in 1974 (almost 50 years ago), made it into a leading law firm and grew outside Florida. A noted trial attorney, he... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Michelle Suskauer

West Palm Beach Chair of the criminal practice group at Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, an investment and consumer fraud law firm with seven lawyers in six offices, Michelle Suskauer began... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Jesus M. Suarez

Coral Gables A founding partner of Continental, Jesus Suarez helped establish the firm’s reputation among clients in the U.S. and Latin America in legal, political and business settings. Suarez and... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Adele Stone

Fort Lauderdale Adele Stone is head of the Fort Lauderdale office and chair of its real estate practice group at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, a national firm with 15 offices,... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

David Simmons

Orlando Certified by the Florida Bar both as a civil trial lawyer and business litigation attorney, David Simmons is a founding partner of DSK Law, a Central Florida business and... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Ryan Scarpa

Vero Beach At Block & Scarpa, Ryan Scarpa oversees operations and growth strategies, with a focus on commercial and residential real estate, business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, and... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Gary Rosen

Fort Lauderdale In 2012 Gary Rosen became managing shareholder and CEO of Becker, a South Florida firm founded in 1973, with 11 Florida offices. He oversees governance and leads recruitment... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

William Roppolo

Miami William Roppolo leads in Miami a firm with 70-plus offices and over 6,500 lawyers worldwide. He monitors financials and planning, manages growth, and works with the COO on staff... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Jim Robbins

Tampa One of the firm’s founding attorneys and its president, Jim Robbins has been managing shareholder for 20 years. He leads strategy and operations and chairs the compensation and management... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Andrés Rivero

Miami One practice area at Rivero Mestre is international litigation, and Andrés Rivero manages a minority-owned law firm where most employees are bilingual. At a Florida Managing Partners Association event... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Oscar Rivera

Coral Gables Chair of the firm’s real estate practice group, Oscar Rivera also manages three offices in the tri-county area in South Florida, overseeing 44 attorneys and 53 support staff.... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Stuart Ratzan

Miami Stuart Ratzan founded in 2001 the Miami personal injury law firm of Ratzan Weissman & Boldt, where he manages a team of five attorneys. During the pandemic, he helped... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Michael Platner

Fort Lauderdale In addition to co-managing the Fort Lauderdale office of Lewis Brisbois, a national firm, Michael Platner manages the Nashville office, chairs the national corporate practice, co-chairs the securities... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

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