Managing Shareholder: R James Robbins, Jr
Number of shareholders: 64
Number of other lawyers: 36
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Hill Ward Henderson is a full-service commercial law firm that caters to the varied needs of clients spanning a broad range of industries and professions. The firm’s attorneys are experienced in multiple legal disciplines, and are familiar with the most ground-breaking legal issues and trends. Hill Ward Henderson is committed to serving with the utmost integrity, professionalism and breadth of legal knowledge. The depth of the firm’s “bench strength” spans a vast number of years of experience as well as the hiring of attorneys from some of the best law schools in the U.S. With over 100 attorneys, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the firm among the top firms in Tampa for practice excellence.
Main Areas of Practice:
The Litigation Group at Hill Ward Henderson represents corporations in state and national litigation matters including: antitrust and trade regulation, appellate, class action and complex mass tort, commercial, consumer products, criminal defense, eminent domain, employment, industrial/commercial products, insurance, intellectual property and trade secrets, international disputes and resolution, mediation, noncompete, personal injury defense, products liability, professional liability and securities litigation.
Contact: Dennis P Waggoner
HillWard Henderson’s Real Estate Group is widely regarded as one of the elite practices in Florida for its depth of personnel, experience and knowledge applied to all aspects of commercial real estate. The firm represents clients in a vast range of complex issues and transactions in a number of areas, including: acquisition and development, commercial leasing, entity formation and tax structuring, finance, property tax litigation, real property litigation and zoning and land use.
Contact: Jonathan P Jennewein
Corporate & Tax:
The Corporate and Tax Group at Hill Ward Henderson represents public and private companies of all sizes in corporate matters and business transactions. Hill Ward Henderson attorneys serve in the following areas of practice: general corporate advice, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate governance matters, joint ventures and partnerships, tax planning, venture capital and private equity.
Contact: David S Felman
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights:
At Hill Ward Henderson, the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group regularly handles a broad variety of sophisticated bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation matters, creditors’ rights litigation, foreclosure proceedings, problem loan workouts, lender liability litigation and other related complex commercial litigation cases. The firm represents and advises many of the state’s leading financial institutions, private lenders, investment groups, leasing companies, public and private corporations, commercial landlords and real estate investment entities in all aspects of the debtor/creditor relationship.
Contact: Keith T Appleby
Construction & Design:
Hill Ward Henderson represents private developers, government agencies, architects, engineers,design-build firms, homebuilders, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Attorneys in the Construction and Design Group serve in the following areas of practice: claim avoidance, construction claims, contractor documents and project management, design claims, insurance and surety issues, as well as mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Contact: Timothy A Hunt
Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits:
Hill Ward Henderson has one of the largest employee benefits practices in the Southeast. The Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Group provides a full range of services in connection with the establishment and maintenance of all types of employee benefit and executive compensation plans. Attorneys serve in the following areas of practice: executive compensation, fiduciary and prohibited transactions, health and welfare plans, professional employer organizations, qualified retirement plans, representation before federal agencies and tax-exempt organizations.
Contact: Alton C Ward
Hill Ward Henderson serves as counsel to publicly and privately held companies that conduct business within the automotive industry. Many of the firm’s clients own or operate multiple automotive dealerships, and among these, almost all of the franchise brands sold in the United States are represented. As part of the transactional practice, the firm assists clients in acquisitions and divestitures, real estate matters, land use and zoning issues, joint ventures, securities law compliance, tax strategies, preferred lending and vendor relationships, and general corporate governance items. The firm’s litigation and regulatory attorneys assist clients with sales, finance, insurance compliance, consumer and products liability litigation, regulatory investigations and equity ownership disputes.
Contact: R James Robbins, Jr
The Healthcare Group at Hill Ward Henderson offers a wide range of services to a variety of clients within the healthcare industry. Attorneys at the firm provide advice and assistance across a broad spectrum of state and federal regulatory issues, as well as transactional and operational matters. A wide range of litigation services and administrative representation are also provided.
Contact: R Reid Haney
Trusts & Estates:
Hill Ward Henderson represents a wide range of clients in the area of Trusts and Estates including wealthy individuals, multigenerational families, business owners, professionals, charities and other nonprofit organisations and professional fiduciaries. The Trusts and Estates Group provides a wide range of services including estate planning, asset protection planning, estate, trust and probate administration, family business succession planning, charitable gift planning, fiduciary controversies and litigation representation.
Contact: Linda D Hartley
Some of the firm’s representative clients include: Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.; Bay Care Health System Inc.; Chrysler, LLC; Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation; Global Imaging Systems, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; Latt Maxcy Corporation; Lifestyle Family Fitness, Inc.; OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC; Progress Energy; Pulte Home Corporation; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Raymond James & Associate, Inc.; SRI Surgical Express, Inc.; SunTrust Banks, Inc.; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Tropicana Products, Inc.; Verizon Florida;Walter Energy, Inc.
- 101 East Kennedy Boulevard,
- Suite 3700,
- FL 33602
- Tel +1 813 221 3900
- Fax +1 813 221 2900
- Website : www.hwhlaw.com