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FORT LAUDERDALE / TAMPA / Tallahassee, Fla. – July 7, 2015 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is pleased to announce that eight of the firm's Florida-based attorneys have been named to Florida Trend magazine's 2015 Legal Elite and Hall of Fame lists. The Florida Legal Elite are the top lawyers practicing in Florida, according to the results of the magazine's statewide attorney surveys, and represent fewer than two percent of Florida Bar members actively practicing in Florida. 

John Emmanuel, Rhea F. Law and Linda Loomis Shelley were named to the Legal Elite Hall of Fame category. To be considered, an attorney must have been a Legal Elite winner for each of the past five years. A panel of lawyers was consulted to evaluate the Legal Elite and make the final selection of Hall of Fame honorees.

The following Buchanan attorneys were recognized this year on the Legal Elite list for their respective practices:

Jesse H. Diner – Commercial Litigation

John D. Emmanuel
– Bankruptcy & Workout

Darren D. Farfante
– Commercial Litigation

Rhea F. Law
– Real Estate

Hala A. Sandridge
– Appellate

Adele I. Stone
– Real Estate

Linda Loomis Shelley
– Environmental & Land Use

Edward M. Waller
- Health

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