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Nine Bryant Miller Olive P.A. Shareholders Recognized in 'The Best Lawyers in America' 2024



Bryant Miller Olive P.A. (BMO) is proud to have nine shareholders, representing its Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and Atlanta offices, recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2024. The 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 5% of elite lawyers in the nation across 150 practice areas.


Kenneth R. Artin, Esq. was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America2024 in Orlando in the field of Public Finance Law. This is the 17th 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, and special taxing districts as disclosure counsel, bond counsel and special development counsel.


Duane D. Draper, Esq. has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 in Tampa in the field of Public Finance Law. This is the 19th year he has been recognized. In 2020, he was honored as the 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.


Randall C. Clement, Esq. has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 in Orlando in the field of Public Finance Law. This is the 19th year that Clement has been recognized. Involved in the public finance practice since 1982, he has extensive experience in state and local government revenue bond financings in the State of Florida. Clement’s focus is on airport, hospital, multi-family and single-family housing, electric, and water and sewer utility financings, as well as various special tax and enterprise fund financings.


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 2024 in Miami in the fields of Employment Law for Management and Litigation for 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 third 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 2024 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 a focus on commercial paper programs. She has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for the past six years.


Leonard T. Marcinko, Esq. was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America2024 in Atlanta in the field of Public Finance Law. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for the past 19 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.


David C. Miller, Esq., a shareholder based in the firm’s Miami office, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 in Miami in the field of Employment Law, Management. This is the second 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.


Misty W. Taylor, Esq., was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America2024 in Orlando in the field of Public Finance Law. This is the first year that she has been selected for the list. Her practice focuses on community development and stewardship districts, affordable housing, healthcare and general local governments. She serves as chair of BMO’s Special District Finance practice group and is also on the Board of Directors for the firm.


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 2024 in Tampa in the fields of Municipal Law and Litigation, Municipal. Zimmet is a member of the firm’s Litigation group and also a member of the Government Counsel Services Practice Group. He has more than 40 years of experience and is board certified by The Florida Bar in City, County, and Local Government Law. This is Zimmet’s third year being recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.


“Bryant Miller Olive P.A. continues to have multiple shareholders selected to The Best Lawyers in America, which is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Herring. “These recognitions are provided by their legal peers, which mirrors the respect we continue to earn in the legal industry in various practice areas.”


For the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than 13.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 76,000 leading lawyers included in the milestone 30thedition. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list 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 more than four 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.


More on 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.


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Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers recognitions are compiled based on an exhaustive Purely Peer Review® evaluation. More than 123,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and Best Lawyers have received more than 20 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For more information, visit https://www.bestlawyers.com/.


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