Overview

  • Office Head of Constangy's Tampa, Lakeland and Port St. Lucie Offices
  • Recognized in publications, Best Lawyers in America (1995-2018) 
  • Recognized in Florida Super Lawyers (2006-2016, 2018)
  • Recognized in Chambers USA Guide
  • Successfully represented companies in claims involving sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, race, disability, age, religious and sex discrimination
  • Successfully represented companies in wage hour claims
  • Assisted companies in due diligence in mergers and acquisitions
  • Acted as chief spokesman in numerous collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations
  • Successfully handled numerous union election campaigns
  • Provide companies with preventive training in all aspects of labor and employment law
  • AV® Peer Review Rated By Martindale-Hubbell

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Society For Healthcare Human Resources Administration
  • The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section, Chairman
  • Florida Hospices and Palliative Care
  • Mid Florida Society for Human Resource Management, President (2005)
  • Tampa Bay Pension Council
  • Florida West Coast Employee Benefits Council
  • Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office, Board of Trustees, President (2004-2005)
  • Leadership Tampa Alumni
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • Tampa Museum of Art, Vice President of Finance (2000-2001)
    • Board of Trustees (1998-2001)
  • University of Tampa Board of Fellows 

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • "Pension, Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plans," West Coast Employers Association, Tampa, FL
  • "FMLA/ADA Workshop-Don’t “Leave” Work Without It," American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Convocation, Orlando, FL
  • "Collective Bargaining and Grievance Handling and Procedures," Stetson College of Law, Clearwater, FL
  • "Laws Governing the Workplace," Florida Association of Court Clerks, Orlando, FL
  • "Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law," Florida Healthcare Human Resources Association
  • “The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (1860)

Practice Emphasis

  • Defense of employers in all areas of labor and employment law
  • Collective bargaining, arbitration and union avoidance
  • Benefits law

Industries

Education

Boston College School of Law

  • J.D., 1974
  • Editor, Boston College Law Review, 1973-74

Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations

  • B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, 1970

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1974
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