Wednesday, April 27, 2011


ORLANDO, Fla.; April 27, 2011 — The ninth edition of the prominent legal guide Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, the only legal directory to rank law firms and individual attorneys, will highlight 19 Broad and Cassel attorneys as leaders in their respective fields, while the firm will be listed as among the best in 9 statewide practice areas and 2 national practice areas. The 2011 edition of Chambers USA will be released June 2011, and will reveal final tiered rankings and editorial content.

Among the firm’s leading attorneys are longtime Chambers honorees: Firm Chairman C. David Brown, II, Fort Lauderdale Managing Partner Gabriel L. Imperato, West Palm Beach Managing Partner Patricia Lebow, and Miami Managing Partner Mark F. Raymond.

The Broad and Cassel attorneys listed below have been recommended as “Leaders in their Field” in Chambers USA 2011. Each will be included in the Florida/National ranking tables and receive editorial commentary in the book.

· Arvin Jaffe, Boca Raton — Banking & Finance: Transactional (Florida)

· Beverly Pohl, Fort Lauderdale — Litigation: Appellate (Florida)

· C. David Brown, II, Orlando — Real Estate (Florida)

· Clifford Hertz, West Palm Beach — Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Florida)

· Douglas L. Mannheimer, Tallahassee — Healthcare (Florida)

· Douglas Rillstone, Tallahassee — Environment (Florida)

· Douglas Starcher, Orlando — Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Florida)

· Gabriel L. Imperato, Fort Lauderdale — Healthcare (Florida); Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)

· James Slater, Orlando — Real Estate (Florida)

· Joseph Stanton, Orlando — Banking & Finance: Public Finance (Florida)

· Kathleen Deutsch, West Palm Beach — Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Florida)

· Lester Perling, Fort Lauderdale — Healthcare (Florida)

· Mark F. Raymond, Miami — Litigation: General Commercial (Florida)

· Michael K. Wilson, Orlando — Construction (Florida)

· Mike Segal, Miami — Healthcare (Florida); Healthcare: Transactional (Nationwide)

· Miriam de Oliveira, Miami — Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Florida)

· Patricia Lebow, West Palm Beach — Litigation: General Commercial (Florida)

· Roy S. Kobert, Orlando — Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Florida)

· Stephanie Russo, Miami — Healthcare (Florida)

In addition to Firm attorneys who have been listed as “Leaders in their Field,” the Firm also received rankings for the following statewide practice areas:

· Banking & Finance

· Bankruptcy/Restructuring

· Construction

· Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

· Environment

· Healthcare

· Litigation: General Commercial

· Real Estate

· Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

The Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, is an independent, objective, research-based legal directory. Attorneys and law firms are selected for inclusion by strong recommendations from the market and according to reputation. This year, more than 50 full-time researchers conducted thousands of interviews in order to determine the most exceptional law firms and attorneys.

Based in London, Chambers and Partners began as a general book publisher in 1969, then launched a legal recruitment consultancy four years later. The Chambers Directory has been published since 1990.

Broad and Cassel is a Florida based law firm, serving clients worldwide from Boca Raton, Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Founded by Alvin Cassel and Shepard Broad in 1946, the Firm has more than 160 attorneys with extensive experience in a wide variety of practice areas including: Corporate and Securities; Construction Law and Litigation; Real Estate Development; Estate Planning and Trusts; Commercial Litigation; Health Law; Law Use and Environmental Law; Taxation; Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights; Labor and Employment; Eminent Domain; Auto Dealership/Repair Shop Defense and Regulatory Compliance; Appellate Law; Public Finance and Capital Projects; and White Collar Crime and Civil Fraud Defense. For more information, please visit us online at


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