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Seven attorneys at McDonald Hopkins honored as top attorneys in Florida
Six named Florida Super Lawyers and one named Florida Rising Star

Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida (June 12, 2014) – Six attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list as among the top attorneys in Florida for 2014, and one attorney was recognized on the Florida Rising Stars list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state under the age of 40 can be named to the Rising Stars list.

Florida Super Lawyers:

Marc H. Auerbach; Member, Healthcare Practice
Auerbach’s vast health and corporate law expertise includes fraud and abuse issues, compensation structures, practice integrations, clinical trials, a variety of purchase or sale engagements, and licensure of intellectual property, as well as other goods and services from commercialization, derivative development and utilization of licensed property.

Peter M. Bernhardt; Member, Litigation Department
Bernhardt focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in contract disputes, partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, claims for legal and accounting malpractice, construction litigation, employment litigation, probate litigation, real estate litigation, landlord/tenant matters, and business torts.

Alan M. Burger; Member, Business Department and Litigation Department
Burger’s practice focuses on assisting entities with daily business counsel, complex business related litigation, disputes amongst business owners, franchise and distribution litigation and real property related litigation. Burger has also acted as counsel with respect to mergers, acquisitions, financings, and commercial real property transactions.

John T. Metzger; Managing Member, West Palm Beach Office and Member, Firm Executive Committee
Metzger has extensive experience assisting clients in complex real estate transactions and business litigation matters, including secured lending, distressed real estate, title claims, land development, land use and zoning, land subdivision and platting, agricultural loans and tax exemptions, sales, property owner's associations, construction contracts and liens, acquisitions, and leasing.

Bruce E. Reinhart; Member, White Collar and Government Compliance Practice
Reinhart is a nationally recognized trial attorney and distinguished former federal prosecutor. He focuses his practice on defending corporations and individuals in federal criminal investigations and regulatory enforcement matters. Reinhart conducts internal investigations and provides compliance counseling for businesses of all sizes. He also represents corporations and individuals in asset forfeiture proceedings.

Raquel A. Rodriguez; Managing Member, Miami Office and Member, Litigation Department
Rodriguez has extensive experience counseling clients on various litigation matters, such as commercial, international, real estate, constitutional, administrative, and election law, as well as dispute resolution and strategy, crisis and risk management, government affairs, economic development incentives, and inbound and out-bound transactions.

Florida Rising Star:
Amy B. Spagnole-DeRosa; Member, Intellectual Property Practice
Spagnole-DeRosa focuses her practice on a wide variety of intellectual property law matters, with a particular emphasis on strategic portfolio development, protection and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights, licensing and e-commerce transactions.

About McDonald Hopkins
McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. The more than 80-year-old firm opened its Miami office in April 2011 and West Palm Beach in 2004. In January 2013, McDonald Hopkins launched a new subsidiary based in Washington, D.C., McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit