April 24, 2024

Managing Partners

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

Scott Plankey

Tampa Scott Plankey directs hiring and evaluations of his Tampa staff for Hightower Law, a firm with 40 lawyers of whom 65% are minorities and/or women. Plankey leads growth strategies... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Jorge Piedra

Miami Jorge Piedra manages some 30 lawyers and 20 staff and attends to administration, finances and business development at KTT, a complex commercial litigation firm in Miami centered on class... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

H. William Perry

West Palm Beach Gunster got its start in West Palm Beach in 1925. From H. William Perry’s office in West Palm, he manages daily operations at this full-service commercial law... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Luis A. Perez

Miami Chair of Akerman’s Latin America and Caribbean practice, Luis Perez litigates in courts and arbitration forums around the world. His journey from 1960s Cuban refugee to international lawyer brings... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Eric Ostroff

Miami The pandemic marked the start of Eric Ostroff’s tenure as managing partner, and he well-positioned the firm, doubling the number of attorneys, growing office space in downtown Miami and... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Daniel Novigrod

Miami In the Miami office of Hightower Law, a corporate defense firm, Daniel Novigrod sets goals, procedures and policies, oversees hiring and conducts staff evaluations, negotiates contracts with clients and... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Leslie Miller Tomczak

Fort Lauderdale Leslie Miller Tomczak is the first female office managing partner of Akerman, with 700 lawyers in 24 cities across the U.S. She has served in this role for... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Jorge Mestre

Miami As manager of a firm where 75% of lawyers and 90% of staff belong to minority groups, Jorge Mestre is a mentor and advocate for diversity and inclusion. The... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Sean McQuaid

St. Petersburg At the oldest full-service law firm in St. Petersburg, Sean McQuaid is president and managing partner. He has grown the firm from 17 employees to 45; he supervises... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Sigrid McCawley

Fort Lauderdale Boies Schiller Flexner is a global firm (London and Milan) with three Florida offices; in Fort Lauderdale, Sigrid McCawley helps oversee the work of attorneys firmwide. Her practice... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

Craig Mayfield

Tampa Craig Mayfield manages the Florida office and is on the board of Bradley, founded 1870 in Alabama, 600-plus attorneys, offices in Texas and the Southeast, and serving business clients.... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2023

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