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Community Spotlight: Two Blalock Walters


 BRADENTON – Attorneys Jonathan D. Fleece and Jenifer S. Schembri, principals at the law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. are winners of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite of 2014. 

Now in its eleventh edition, Florida Legal Elite presents a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for highest honors by their peers. The lawyers listed exemplify a standard of excellence and by so doing, have garnered the respect and esteem of their colleagues. The list of winners represents fewer than 2% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

 Voting for this year's Legal Elite attorneys began in October 2013 when Florida Trend invited all in-state members of The Florida Bar to participate. Lawyers were asked to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. The list of top nominees was further examined using membership status and histories provided by the Florida Bar. A panel of previous Legal Elite winners, representing different practice areas in cities across the state, reviewed the selection process and the list of finalists. 

Jonathan Fleece is Board Certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar and is also AV Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell. He received the 2013 Manatee County Bar Association’s Community Service Award and also won Health Care Hero of the Year, Non-physician category, by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2012. He is a leading health care and business attorney who provides counsel to closely-held companies, medical and dental practices, billing services companies, hospice providers, home health agencies, behavioral health providers, research companies, ACOs, managed care companies, and various other ancillary health care businesses. Fleece is co-author of the acclaimed book: The New Health age: The Future of Health Care in America. 

Jenifer Schembri practices in the areas of individual and business tax planning, entity formations, corporate business planning, including succession planning and business transitions, charitable planning, and all aspects of estate planning, including trust and estate taxation and wealth preservation. She is Board Certified in Tax Law by The Florida Bar and is also a Certified Public Accountant. She is AV Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell. 

Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice, regional law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. As one of the largest law firms in the area with 23 attorneys, it serves a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout its more than 90-year history the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout the Southwest Florida and beyond.  Blalock Walters’ offices are located in Bradenton, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information, please visit www.blalockwalters.com.


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