Seven Bryant Miller Olive P.A. Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022



Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 19, 2021) ― Bryant Miller Olive P.A. (BMO) is pleased to announce that seven lawyers representing its Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Atlanta offices have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022.

Kenneth R. Artin, Esq. was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 in Orlando in the field of Public Finance Law. This is the 15th year that Artin has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America. He has been actively practicing public finance law since 1986, and has represented municipalities, counties, public and not-for-profit colleges and universities, as well as special taxing districts as disclosure counsel, bond counsel and special development counsel.

Randall C. Clement, Esq. was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 in Orlando in the field of Public Finance Law. In 2021, he was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Orlando. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for the past 17 years. Clement has been involved in the public finance practice since 1982 and has extensive experience in state and local government revenue bond financings in the State of Florida.

James C. Crosland, Esq., who works in the firm’s Miami office, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 in Miami in the fields of Employment Law, Management and Labor Law, Management. Crosland is Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Florida Bar and he has represented management exclusively in the practice of labor and employment law for over four decades. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for the past 22 years.

For the 17th year in a row, Duane D. Draper, Esq. has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Tampa in the field of Public Finance Law. In 2020, he was recognized as Best Lawyers® Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Tampa. Since 1989, Draper has specialized in public finance, either as an attorney or investment banker. He currently co-chairs the firm’s Public Finance Group and serves as the Business Development Chair.

Denise M. Heekin, Esq., managing shareholder of the firm’s Miami office, was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 in Miami in the fields of Employment Law, Management and Litigation, Labor and Employment. Heekin is Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Florida Bar and she has represented management exclusively in the practice of labor and employment law throughout her entire legal career.

Leonard T. Marcinko, Esq. was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 in Atlanta in the field of Public Finance Law. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for the past 17 years. Marcinko has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience dealing with federal tax issues associated with the sale and issuance of tax-exempt bonds, as a government lawyer, as a private law practitioner, and as a public finance investment banker.

Alan S. Zimmet, Esq., who works in the firm’s Tampa office, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 in Tampa in the field of Municipal Law. Zimmet is a member of the firm’s Litigation group and is also a member of the State and Local Government Practice Group. He has more than 35 years of experience, and is board certified by The Florida Bar in the area of City, County and Local Government Law.

“The fact that seven of our attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America is a true reflection of our firm’s dedication to legal excellence,” said JoLinda Herring, Esq., BMO’s CEO and managing shareholder. “They are all outstanding attorneys, and continue to provide extraordinary counsel within their respective practice areas.”

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Best Lawyers has published its list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

"Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide," says CEO Phillip Greer.

The entire The Best Lawyers in America list can be viewed at www.bestlawyers.com/America

About Bryant Miller Olive: With a distinguished 50-year history of serving its clients' needs, Bryant Miller Olive represents governments, businesses and agencies in legal matters relating to public finance, real estate, state and local government law, complex transactions, project finance, litigation, and labor and employment. Firm attorneys are often called upon to handle some of the most complex legal issues in the boardroom and in the courtroom. The firm has offices in Tampa, Tallahassee, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit https://www.bmolaw.com.

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