Foley Jacksonville Attorneys Named Florida "Super Lawyers"

26 July 2007 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Six Attorneys Ranked by Peers in Practice

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that six attorneys have been named 2007 Florida “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics Media, Inc.

The Foley attorneys named and their primary practices as classified by Law & Politics are: Allan P. Clark, employment & labor; Charles E. Commander III, real estate; Gardner F. Davis, business/corporate; Kevin E. Hyde, employment & labor; Emerson M. Lotzia, real estate; and Robert M. Rhodes, real estate.

To compile the annual list, Law & Politics surveyed more than 44,000 lawyers across Florida, asking them to vote for the best lawyers they have personally observed in action. The final list features the top five percent of Florida attorneys in more than 60 areas of practice.

Allan P. Clark is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Construction Practices. He focuses his practice in the areas of construction law, employment law for management, surety law and mediation. In addition to maintaining an active law practice, he is also a certified circuit and federal court mediator.

Charles E. Commander III is a member of the firm’s Finance & Financial Institutions and Real Estate Practices and the firm’s Hospitality, Resort & Golf Industry Team. He advises and counsels corporate, financial institution and real estate clients in all aspects of their business.

Gardner F. Davis is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities and Business Reorganizations Practices. Davis is particularly knowledgeable in regard to buying, selling, and recapitalizing companies, restructuring financially distressed enterprises and counseling officers and directors in corporate governance and control situations.

Kevin E. Hyde is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice and Automotive Industry Team. He represents employers in a variety of human resources matters, including day-to-day employment counseling, and he regularly advises employers on creating appropriate compensation systems. Hyde is an elected official, serving as a member of the Jacksonville City Council.

Emerson M. Lotzia is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice and its Hospitality, Resort & Golf Industry Team. Lotzia represents lenders, developers and tenants in real estate financing, development and leasing matters. He has extensive experience in condominium law, federal and Florida land sales registrations and exemptions, community development districts and the representation of developers of golf course mixed-use communities.

Robert M. Rhodes, of counsel, is a member of the Real Estate Practice. He has extensive experience in land use and environmental law and real estate development. He currently chairs the Northeast Florida Advisory Council for the Trust For Public Land, the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission, the Florida Coastal School of Law Board of Trustees and chaired the City of Jacksonville Mayor’s Growth Management Task Force.

Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries.

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