Jul 14, 2011
Miami and West Palm Beach, FL – July 14, 2011 – Florida Trend magazine has released its annual Florida Legal Elite list for 2011, recognizing the top 1.8 percent of Florida’s 56,000 lawyers. Richman Greer, P.A. name Shareholders Gerald F. Richman and Alan Greer have been named to the Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame for the third year in a row. Attorneys Manuel A. Garcia-Linares, Michael J. Napoleone, Mark A. Romance, Lyle E. Shapiro, John ‘Jay’ White, III, John R. Whittles and Manuel Farach have been named by their peers to be among the top practitioners in Florida. Adam M. Myron and Ethan J. Wall were named Up and Comers.
Gerald F. Richman, Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Business Litigation, is one of South Florida’s leading complex commercial litigation law practitioners. A resident of Palm Beach Gardens, Richman concentrates his practice in the areas of antitrust, securities, contracts, construction, federal agency matters, banking, civil RICO, professional liability, consumer, employment and civil rights, probate litigation and class action issues. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission, a former president of The Florida Bar and a past president of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Alan G. Greer, Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Business Litigation, concentrates his practice in the areas of civil commercial litigation, antitrust, mediation and arbitration, professional malpractice, construction litigation, class actions and civil appeals. Greer is a past president of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society. In 2010, he was named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and in 2008, he was named The Florida Bar Certified Lawyer of the Year, receiving the Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award.
Manuel A. Garcia-Linares practices primarily in the areas of commercial and class action litigation as well as corporate and transactional matters. Garcia-Linares is the 2011 Chairman and President of the Florida Association of Managing Partners and the immediate past president of the Cuban American Bar Association. He is a Trustee of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and a member of the City of Coral Gables Retirement Board and the City of Coral Gables Parknership Committee.
Michael J. Napoleone maintains a practice in business and commercial litigation with an emphasis on contractual disputes, business dissolutions, and non-competition agreements, as well as intellectual property and probate litigation. Napoleone is the immediate past President of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and serves as the private sector representative on the Board of Directors of the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County.
Mark A. Romance concentrates his practice in commercial and complex litigation. Romance has significant experience in intellectual property, trade secret, non-compete, real estate and product defect litigation. A past president of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, he currently serves as the immediate past chair of Florida's Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and is a past Chair of the Florida Bar Civil Rules Committee.
Lyle E. Shapiro maintains a diverse civil trial practice with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation, business torts, commercial landlord/tenant litigation, non-compete and trade secret litigation, construction litigation and products liability litigation. Since 2007, Shapiro has led a fundraising effort that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Miami-Dade County Law Library.
John ‘Jay’ White, III practices primarily in the areas of commercial and complex business litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice litigation, class actions, and officer and director representation. White is a past President of The Florida Bar, a past president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and he currently serves as a member of the Judicial Qualifications Committee.
John R. Whittles concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, employment law, constitutional law, and election law. Whittles is a past president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and is currently a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association Board of Directors.
Manuel Farach focuses his practice in the areas of real estate and business law, including corporate and mergers and acquisitions; lender representation; debtor/creditor law including bankruptcy and complex mortgage foreclosure litigation. He is currently President of the Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Diocese of Palm Beach, Vice-Chair of the inaugural Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics, Vice Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions for Contract and Business cases and Secretary of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches.
Named an Up and Comer, Adam M. Myron practices in the areas of commercial litigation, professional malpractice liability, employment litigation, personal injury, association law and both commercial and residential real estate transactions. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar's Young Lawyers Division, the Craig S. Bernard American Inns of Court and a committee member of the Young Friends and Family of the South Florida Science Museum.
Also named an Up and Comer, Ethan J. Wall is a business litigation attorney concentrating in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. In 2011, he co-authored The Social Media Guide for Lawyers, a best practices guide for attorneys and law firms. Wall is an Officer of the Executive Board of the Nova Southeastern University's Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer and Secretary.
Farach, Manuel - Of Counsel
Garcia-Linares, Manuel A. - Managing Shareholder
Greer, Alan Graham - Shareholder
Myron, Adam M. - Associate
Napoleone, Michael J. - Shareholder
Richman, Gerald F. - Shareholder
Romance, Mark A. - Shareholder
Shapiro, Lyle E. - Shareholder
White, III., John "Jay" G. - Shareholder