Previously published on Fowler White Boggs merged with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney on March 14, 2014.

Tampa, FL- Fowler White Boggs is pleased to announce that five of their attorneys have been selected by Best Lawyers as 2012 “Lawyers of the Year” for their practice specialty and location.

Mitchell I. Horowitz has been named Tampa’s Litigation & Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year.  Mr. Horowitz practices in the area of civil tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and Florida Department of Revenue, including U. S. Tax Court, federal district court and state court litigation; transactional and business law representation.

Eric J. Holshouser has been named Jacksonville’s Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year and Litigation - Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year.  Mr. Holshouser practices all aspects of labor and employment law, including equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, health and safety, employee benefits, non-compete, trade secret and wrongful discharge law, as well as legal matters involving union-company relations.

Richard A. Jacobson has been named Tampa’s International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year.  Mr. Jacobson's legal practice includes  assisting foreign clients with pre-residency tax planning; foreign investors in U.S. real estate;  and U.S. companies doing business overseas.

Linda Loomis Shelley has been named Tallahassee’s Administrative / Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year and Government Relations Practice Lawyer of the Year.  Ms. Shelley has significant experience in environmental and land use permitting before state, regional and local entities and provides advice and assistance regarding Florida administrative practice and litigation.

Jacob D. Varn has been named Tallahassee’s Water Law Lawyer of the Year.  Mr. Varn has experience in environmental and land use law, administrative and governmental law, and transportation law.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.       

Providing comprehensive legal services to our clients for nearly 70 years, Fowler White Boggs is one of Florida’s most respected law firms.  Our Firm is internationally connected with a Florida focus with more than 140 attorneys in five offices located in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Tampa.