Shutts & Bowen LLP was one of only three firms to be ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners in Banking & Finance – Florida. Partner Bowman Brown was also the only attorney in Florida to be recognized as a “Star Individual” in Banking & Finance, given only to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field.
The 250-lawyer, statewide law firm, founded in 1910, has a large and growing presence on Florida’s west coast with a full-service office in Tampa and a new office in Sarasota, in addition to offices in Orlando, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked by Chambers in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.
The firm proudly retains its position as one on the top banking and finance teams in Florida, offering a full range of legal services across the spectrum of related issues to both domestic and international trusts, banks, broker-dealers and funds. Particularly noted for its regulatory expertise by Chambers, Shutts & Bowen “counts some of the foremost practitioners in the state among its ranks and has also developed strength in niche areas such as electronic banking.”
Mr. Brown is chairman of Shutts & Bowen’s Executive Committee and the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group. Chambers reported that Mr. Brown “is widely considered ‘a dean of the Banking Bar’ in Florida. He has an excellent reputation in the market and is highly respected for his expertise in regulatory issues. Sources interviewed by Chambers appreciate that he maintains strong relationships with many of the key regulators.”