Fox Rothschild Named Among Top Firms and Attorneys by South Florida Legal Guide

February 2, 2016 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, it was named among the “Top Firms” in the region by the South Florida Legal Guide.

Fox is also excited to acknowledge its South Florida partners who were named “Top Lawyers” by the Guide: Amy S. Rubin, Raúl J. Valdés-Fauli, Joseph DeMaria and David A. Greene. Additionally, Partner Heather L. Ries was noted as a “Top Up and Comer.”

The South Florida Legal Guide has a highly selective process for inclusion in its listings, part of which requires all Top Lawyers listed to be nominated by fellow attorneys in South Florida. The Top Lawyers listings have been a go-to source for attorneys and businesses in the area for the past 15 years.

Managing Partner of the firm's West Palm Beach and Miami offices, Rubin is a certified specialist in Civil Trial and Business Litigation Law by The Florida Bar. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and has significant experience in handling class action and multidistrict litigation in state and federal courts. Rubin’s practice is diverse and encompasses contract disputes, real estate, banking and probate litigation, actions brought under Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Title VII, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and trade secret and restrictive covenant cases involving non-compete agreements.

A renowned public servant and former Mayor of the City of Coral Gables from 1993 to 2001, Valdes-Fauli’s experience in corporate and banking matters dates back more than four decades. He is a dedicated advocate to many professional, trade and civic groups and has spent significant time in elected government positions throughout his career.

Certified by the Florida Bar as Business Litigation Specialist, DeMaria is an aggressive courtroom advocate on behalf of his clients. He has managed some of South Florida’s most high-profile complex business litigation and financial criminal defense cases during his career, which have drawn national media attention. DeMaria has served since 1994 as an adjunct professor at the University Of Miami School Of Law.

Greene focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation matters involving banking, title insurance, real estate and construction litigation. Greene also has experience in franchise litigation, securities disputes, physician group dissolutions and other business disputes. He is a Past President of Leadership Palm Beach County and contributes to the firm’s South Florida Trial Blog.

Ries concentrates her practice in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, where she represents trustees, creditors, businesses, institutional lenders and community banks in areas of corporate restructuring, orderly liquidation, bankruptcy-related litigation and debtor-creditor relations. She also practices in the area of litigation and has substantial experience in state and federal court disputes, including matters involving contract disputes, probate, guardianship and family law disputes, secured lending, and bank operation litigation matters.