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Carlton Fields Ranks Among Best in 2017 Chambers USA Guide

Tampa, Fla. – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that 12 of the firm’s practices and 33 attorneys earned top rankings nationally, and in California, Connecticut, Florida, and Georgia in the 2017 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers.

The Chambers USA Guide ranks law firm practices and attorneys based on merit only.Chambers researchers spend a year conducting in-depth interviews with key in-house counsel, firm clients, and leading private practice attorneys in each U.S. state. The directory also contains editorials of each ranked practice area and attorneys, quotes from clients and peers, and current clients.

The following Carlton Fields practice groups ranked No. 1:

• Construction – 15th consecutive year
• Insurance – 13th consecutive year
• White Collar Crime & Government Investigations – 10th consecutive year

The following firm practice groups ranked in top bands in the state of Connecticut:

• Real Estate

The following firm practice groups ranked in top bands in the state of Florida:

• Antitrust
• Bankruptcy/Restructuring
 Corporate/M&A and Private Equity
• Environmental
• Health Care
• Litigation: General Commercial
• Real Estate
• Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
• Tax

In addition, the following 33 attorneys ranked as leading lawyers in the Guide:


• Charles T. Sharbaugh – Real Estate


• Frank A. Appicelli – Real Estate
• R. Jeffrey Smith – Real Estate

Los Angeles

• Barry Leigh Weissman – Insurance: Reinsurance


• Bruce J. Berman – Litigation: General Commercial
• Bruce Charles King – Construction
• Neal McAliley – Environment
• Thomas J. Meeks – Litigation: General Commercial
• Michael S. Pasano – Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Star Individual)
• Benjamine Reid – Litigation: General Commercial


• Charles J. Cacciabeve – Construction


• Kelly A. Cruz-Brown – Insurance 
• Nancy G. Linnan – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


• D. Matthew Allen – Antitrust
• David P. Burke – Tax, Tax: State & Local
• Matthew J. Conigliaro – Litigation: Appellate
• Cristin Conley Keane – Tax
• Chris S. Coutroulis – Antitrust
• Nathaniel L. Doliner - Corporate/M&A 
• Robert S. Freedman – Real Estate
• James J. Kennedy, III – Healthcare
• Donald R. Kirk – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
• Edgel C. Lester, Jr. – Real Estate
• Laurel Lockett – Environment
• George J. Meyer – Construction
• Luis Prats – Construction
• Gary L. Sasso (President and CEO) – Litigation: Appellate
• Adam P. Schwartz – Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
• Roger D. Schwenke – Environment (Senior Statesman)
• Sylvia H. Walbolt – Litigation: Appellate
• Wm. Cary Wright – Construction

West Palm Beach

• Robert N. Gilbert – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
• Joseph Ianno, Jr. – Litigation: General Commercial


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