Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla. (August 20, 2014) – The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that Michael D. Magidson, a principal with the Firm, has become certified as an expert in Health Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. He is now one of only 127 Board-certified health lawyers in Florida, out of over 98,000 Florida lawyers.
Blalock Walters is now one of the few law firms in Florida with 3 or more Board-certified health lawyers. Nearly half of Blalock Walters’ 22 attorneys are now Board-certified across 7 practice areas.
“We are thrilled that Mike has been recognized by The Florida Bar and his peers as a health law expert and we are fortunate to have him on our healthcare transactional and regulatory team. Mike provides clients with exceptional insight and knowledge and Mike’s Board certification shows that Blalock Walters is well-positioned to continue to serve clients in complex health care business transactions and regulatory matters,” noted Robert Stroud, Chair of Blalock Walters’ Business & Corporate and Health Care Law Practice Groups.
Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification. Board certified lawyers are the only lawyers in Florida allowed to refer to themselves as “specialists” or “experts” or to use the letters “B.C.S.” to indicate Board Certified Specialist when referring to their legal credentials. Only six percent of eligible Florida lawyers are Board certified in one or more of 24 certification areas. Board certification requires a lawyer to show substantial involvement in the area of certification, pass a rigorous examination and complete a thorough peer review process.
Magidson is a member of the firm’s Business & Corporate and Health Care Law Practice Groups. He counsels clients regarding entity formation, business governance issues, business transactions and health care transactional and regulatory matters.
Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice, regional law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. As one of the largest law firms in the area with over 20 attorneys, it serves a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout its more than 90-year history the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout the Southwest Florida and beyond. Blalock Walters’ offices are located in Bradenton, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information, please visit www.blalockwalters.com.