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Eight Bryant Miller Olive P.A. Shareholders Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America" 2023

Bryant Miller Olive P.A. (BMO) is pleased to announce that eight shareholders representing its Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and Atlanta offices have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. Additionally, Randall C. Clement, Esq. was designated “Best Lawyer of the Year” in Orlando for Public Finance, a distinction presented to only one attorney in a given geographical region and practice area for each edition.


Clement has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for the past 18 years. He 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.



Kenneth R. Artin, Esq. was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 in Orlando in the field of Public Finance Law. This is the 16th 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.


For the 18th year in a row, Duane D. Draper, Esq. has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 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 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© 2023 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. This is her second year being recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.


JoLinda L. Herring, Esq., BMO’s CEO and managing shareholder, was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 in Miami in the field of Public Finance Law. Herring’s practice is dedicated to municipal law, governmental tax-exempt financings, and blue-sky securities law, with an expertise in commercial paper programs. She been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for the past five years.


Leonard T. Marcinko, Esq. was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 in Atlanta in the field of Public Finance Law. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for the past 18 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. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for the past 18 years.


David C. Miller, Esq., a shareholder who works in the firm’s Miami office, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 in Miami in the field of Employment Law, Management. This is the first year for Miller to achieve this distinction. He is board-certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar. An attorney for more than 20 years, his focus is on labor unions, employment litigation and human resources counseling, exclusively representing management. He also represents public sector employers who sponsor pension plans.


Alan S. Zimmet, Esq., who is based in the firm’s Tampa office, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 in Tampa in the field of Municipal Law and Litigation, Municipal. 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 City, County, and Local Government Law. This is Zimmet’s second year being recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.


“It is an outstanding accomplishment that eight shareholders at Bryant Miller Olive P.A. have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America,” said Herring. “These recognitions are a testament to our dedication to providing extraordinary legal counsel in a variety of 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 based on 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.


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


About Bryant Miller Olive

With a distinguished history of over 50 years 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 http://www.bmolaw.com.


About Best Lawyers®: Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. For more information, visit www.bestlawyers.com.


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