PENSACOLA (June 30, 2022):
June 30, 2022 – Clark Partington is pleased to congratulate eight of its attorneys for their recent recognition and inclusion in the 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list. Firm shareholders receiving recognition as Florida Super Lawyers include Douglas A. Bates, Jeremy C. Branning, Daniel E. Harrell, Bruce D. Partington and Scott A. Remington, and Super Lawyer Rising Stars include Megan F. Fry, shareholder, Alfred J. Lojo, Of Counsel, and Glenn E. Lovett, shareholder.
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2022 Florida Super Lawyers | Clark Partington
Douglas A. Bates, Commercial Litigation, Department Chair
Super Lawyer, 2014-2022; Rising Star, 2009-2013
Doug is a shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation department. His practice is focused on commercial and real estate litigation, with a large focus on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights cases. He has handled insolvency matters, distressed business situations, and special asset cases across the state of Florida and the United States.
In addition to being selected to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and Florida Super Lawyers, since 2012 Doug has consistently received recognition and ranking by Chambers USA for his legal knowledge, experience, and client service in the area of “Bankruptcy Restructuring for North and Central Florida.” Doug is also a member of the Clark Partington bankruptcy team that consistently received recognition by Best Law Firms as Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization.
On July 1, 2022, Doug will begin his term as Chair of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar. In 2019, he was recognized as the Section’s Member of the Year, and has proudly served for over 15 years on the Section’s Executive Council. Doug is the President-Elect of Pensacola Sports Board of Directors, and the past President of Pensacola State College Foundation Board of Governors. He also stays active in numerous other local, statewide, and national organizations.
Jeremy C. Branning, General Litigation
Super Lawyer, 2017-2022; Rising Star, 2010-2016
Jeremy is a shareholder in the firm’s General Litigation department. His years of litigation experience and position on the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar have allowed him to work with lawyers and professionals across the state, in a wide variety of cases. He knows the issues and challenges of litigation. Jeremy’s litigation practice includes a specialization and focus on litigation involving professionals and professional service providers, including physicians, other healthcare professionals, attorneys, architects, and engineers, among others. Jeremy’s current roles with the Florida Bar include serving a third term as the First Circuit’s Representative on the Florida Bar Board of Governors and serving on the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar.
Daniel E. Harrell, General Litigation
Super Lawyer, 2021-2022; Rising Star, 2012-2017
Daniel is a shareholder in the firm’s General Litigation department. His practice focuses primarily on labor and employment litigation and counseling, and non-compete and restrictive covenant litigation.
Daniel’s labor and employment experience includes: Title VII actions involving race, gender and national origin discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, hostile work environment, constructive discharge and retaliation claims; claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act; Fair Labor Standards Act single-plaintiff and collective actions; ERISA actions alleging breaches of fiduciary duties; and union negotiations, disputes and arbitrations. Daniel regularly provides day-to-day advice and counseling to clients regarding compliance with various state and federal employment laws.
Appointed in 2019 by Governor DeSantis, Daniel is currently serving on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida.
Bruce D. Partington, General Litigation, Department Chair
Super Lawyer, 2006-2022
Bruce is a shareholder and Chair of the firm’s General Litigation department. Board Certified in Construction Law since 2005, Bruce Partington’s legal practice is largely devoted to this area as well as other commercial, real property, and insurance litigation. Partington regularly represents those involved with the construction and development process such as private owners and developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
Partington is also an active member of the Florida Bar, serving as Vice Chair of the Construction Law Committee within the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section, in addition to serving on the Construction Law Certification Committee.
Scott A. Remington, Real Estate & Corporate Litigation and Governmental Affairs
Super Lawyer, 2016-2022
Scott is a shareholder in the firm’s Commercial Litigation department, and past Firm President. His practice is focused in real estate & corporate litigation and governmental affairs. Scott’s clients include individuals, banks, and businesses across the Southeast.
Scott serves as general counsel to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos minor league baseball team and has represented some of the most transformative leaders in the community. He also serves as general counsel for Triumph Gulf Coast—the organization responsible for distributing $1.5 billion in economic aid resulting from the state’s lawsuit against BP.
2022 Florida Rising Stars
Megan F. Fry, Business Litigation
Rising Star, 2012-2022
Megan F. Fry is a shareholder who focuses primarily on business and real estate litigation in state and federal courts in Florida and Alabama. She represents title insurers and their insureds, real estate owners, individuals and financial institutions in all types of litigation matters, including but not limited to, real property disputes, title liability and commercial real estate defaults. Her practice also focuses on business dissolution, shareholder disputes and general commercial litigation.
Alfred J. Lojo, Estate & Probate
Rising Star, 2019-2022
Alfred, Of Counsel, is an attorney in the firm’s transaction department where he concentrates in real estate, taxation, corporate law, business transactions, probate, and estate planning. He provides a detailed yet practical approach when assisting clients with complex matters ranging from real estate development to the purchase or sale of a business. Alfred also frequently works with clients to design and implement strategies to carry out their estate planning or asset protection objectives.
Glenn E. Lovett,
Rising Star, 2021-2022
Glenn E. Lovett is a shareholder in the firm’s transaction department. His practice areas include business law and health law. Glenn’s business and corporate practice focuses on asset (or stock) sales and acquisitions, private placements, corporate formation and governance, intellectual property, and contract drafting and review. His health law practice focuses on providing guidance to practitioners, group practices, clinical study organizations, and regulated facilities on various state and federal issues, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the “Stark” law, the “Anti-kickback” statute, Medicare, Medicaid, and relevant portions of the federal and state False Claims Acts.
About Clark Partington:
Clark Partington is a preeminent law firm in the Florida panhandle with offices in Pensacola, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach & Tallahassee. Since 1976 Clark Partington is proud to serve the people and businesses of Florida through an innovative and collaborative approach to practicing law. Our lawyers are consistently recognized for their service to the profession and excellence in the courtroom. More information about the firm’s practice, its attorneys, and recognitions may be found at www.clarkpartington.com.