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Four Shareholders Nominated to 2012 Florida Trend Legal Elite

The ninth edition of Florida Trend Legal Elite has been issued and we are proud to announce that four shareholders have been recognized by their peers this year, two for the first time, Karen Asher-Cohen and Jeffrey Frehn.  Donna Blanton and Christopher Lunny, who have consistently been nominated, are also included this year.  Lawyers were asked to name those fellow attorneys who they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. 

Karen Asher-Cohen
Karen is a member of the firm’s Insurance Team, having served many years at the Office of Insurance Regulation, ultimately reaching the position of Deputy Commissioner.  Karen has over 25 years experience primarily in the areas of litigation, insurance, and regulatory law.  Karen provides advice to clients concerning compliance with state and federal insurance laws and rules, product development, rate filings, formation and acquisition of companies, and reinsurance transactions.



Donna is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice.  Donna practices in the areas of Florida administrative law and appellate advocacy, with an emphasis on cases involving public procurement, insurance regulation, energy, telecommunications and public utility law, professional licensing and discipline, and affordable housing. Donna has been nominated for Florida Trend’s Legal Elite five times.



Jeff Frehn
Jeff over the past 22 years has represented clients before numerous state agencies and at the Division of Administrative Hearings.  Jeff’s practice areas include healthcare and government procurement.  Jeff has represented both private and public entities in bid protests and other disputes involving some of the state’s largest contracts.  His healthcare representation has included hospitals, physicians, DME providers and other healthcare entities. 



Chris Lunny
Chris heads up the firm’s labor and employment practice and also practices corporate law and litigation.  Chris represents management and has extensive experience assisting clients in the resolution of issues that arise in all phases of the employment relationship.  In litigation, Chris represents public and private employers in all forms of employment related litigation, including breach of non-competition agreements, trade secret concerns, Fair Labor Standards Act litigation, and the defense of race, age, disability, pregnancy, gender discrimination/sexual harassment and whistleblower claims.  Chris has been nominated for Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for the past 6 consecutive years. 

Congratulations to our four nominees