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WHWW Named a 2019 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers©

Nine From Firm Named 2018 Best Lawyers In America©

WHWW was recently named a 2019 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers©.

Several of the firm’s areas of practice were recognized in the report, including Banking & Finance Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Real Estate Law and Trusts & Estates Law.

Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The rankings are based on client, attorney and law firm assessments.

Randy Rush was named Lawyer of the Year for Orlando in the area of Real Estate Law.In addition, twelve WHWW lawyers were recently selected as Best Lawyers in America© (2019), and Randy Rush was named Lawyer of the Year for Orlando in the area of Real Estate Law.

The list of honorees includes, Rusty Carolan in Banking and Finance Law, Business Organizations and Corporate Law; Jeff Deery in Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance; Brad Saxton in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Bankruptcy; Trippe Cheek, Commercial Litigation; Glenn Jensen, Litigation – Real Estate; Greg Holzhauer in Real Estate Law; Craig Minegar in Real Estate Law; Randy Rush in Real Estate Law; Michael Carolan, Real Estate Law; Nicole Carolan, Real Estate Law; Harold Ward in Trusts and Estates and Graham White in Trusts and Estates.

WHWW Welcomes Attorney Lauren Reynolds

Lauren Reynolds

WHWW is pleased to welcome litigation attorney Lauren Reynolds, practicing in real estate and commercial litigation, including title claims, quiet title actions, foreclosures, contract disputes, landlord-tenant matters and other related matters.

Lauren brings experience representing mortgage servicers, banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions in state and federal court litigation. Her experience also includes handling contested foreclosures, defending against claims brought under state and federal banking and consumer protection statutes, and assisting in federal court appeals.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Barnard College in New York and her J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law.

Kudos to our Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers®

Central Florida Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2018

Congratulations to the following attorneys for being named 2018 Super Lawyers! Trippe Cheek (Land Use/Zoning), Ryan Davis (Bankruptcy: Business), Jeff Deery (General Litigation), and Brad Saxton (Bankruptcy: Business).

And this year the firm is celebrating three Rising Stars – Andrew Roy (Bankruptcy: Business), and NEW TO THE LIST, Jamie Blucher (Bankruptcy: Business) and Brandon DeGel (Real Estate).

WHWW Welcomes Attorney Gerrard L. Grant

Gerrard L. Grant

WHWW is pleased to welcome attorney Gerrard L. Grant, practicing in business and taxation.

Gerrard is highly experienced, with more than 10 years as in-house counsel and vice president of a large financial investment firm, as an Assistant City Attorney for Atlanta, Georgia, and in private practice.

He is Florida Bar Board Certified in Tax Law, holds his LL.M. in Taxation, a Master of Science in Taxation, is a CPA and admitted to practice law in Florida and Georgia. In 2014, he was named as a 40 under 40 award winner by the National Bar Association.

He holds his J.D. and advanced law degree (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Florida College of Law. Gerrard also attended the University of Central Florida where he earned his B.S.B.A. in Accounting and M.S. degree in Taxation. In addition, Gerrard earned a certificate in Comparative Tax Policy and Administration from Harvard University.

Deactivated – Ninth Judicial Circuit (Orange and Osceola County) Business Court

On July 2, 2018, the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, which covers Orange and Osceola Counties, will deactivate its Business Court.

Cases now pending in Business Court will be assigned to other Circuit Civil divisions and Judges between now and July 2, 2018. Any trials and pretrial dates scheduled to occur in Business Court after July 2, 2018 are cancelled. New trial and pretrial dates will be rescheduled by the division Judge to which the case is assigned. Discovery and disclosure deadlines included in previously issued Orders will remain in place.

Effective immediately, any lawsuits that previously met Business Court qualifications will now be randomly assigned to a Civil Division Judge. Parties may request that certain civil lawsuits be designated “complex litigation” under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, and such requests may be heard by the assigned Civil Division Judge assigned to the case.

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Civil Division has eight (8) Circuit Judges in Orange County and two (2) Circuit Judges in Osceola County.

If you have a case scheduled in Business Court, please contact your attorney to confirm whether any case deadlines may be impacted. It may take several weeks before current Business Court cases are reassigned to other civil divisions. Your attorney can confirm when your Business Court case is reassigned.

A copy of the Order can be found at the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s website: https://www.ninthcircuit.org