Andrew B. Sasso has received the honor of the Ralph Richards Award by the Clearwater Bar Association in recognition of his service to the legal profession and our community. The Ralph Richards Award is presented to a member of the Clearwater Bar Association who demonstrates an extraordinary sense of care, dedication, concern and service to both the legal profession and the community at large as exemplified by the late Ralph Richards.
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MFM is proud to once again be a Diamond sponsor for the Tampa General Hospital Foundation’s Employee Golf Tournament, to be held at Lake Jovita Golf Resort on March 19, 2017.
Thank you to the Florida Aquarium for hosting the 2016 MFM Summer Picnic, and for providing a special guest!
The Firm looks forward to the contributions of these new Board members and also takes this opportunity to express appreciation and deep gratitude to James W. Martin, Jr. and William B. Taylor, IV as they retire from Board service.
Congratulations to the following attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017:
Andrew M. Brown – Legal, Medical & Professional Malpractice Defense; Personal Injury Defense
James W. Goodwin, II – Tax Law; Trusts & Estates
Joshua Magidson – Commercial Litigation
James A. Martin, Jr. – Medical Malpractice Defense
Charles A. Moore, III – Corporate Law
Stephen H. Reynolds – Real Estate Law
Andrew B. Sasso – Trusts & Estates
Stephen H. Sears – Legal & Medical Malpractice Defense; Personal Injury Defense
William B. Taylor, IV – Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental
The Barney Masterson American Inn of Court has awarded Joshua Magidson “The Barney” for 2016. The Barney is awarded annually to the lawyer who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, civility and legal excellence in the practice of law.
The Barney Masterson American Inn of Court was formed in Pinellas County in 1988 by judges and lawyers seeking to improve the skills, the professionalism, and the legal ethics with which the bench and the bar perform their duties.
Mr. Magidson is a Shareholder with Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of Business Litigation and Real Estate Litigation. He is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law and currently serves as its Chairman of the Board of Overseers.
Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen shareholder Stella Thayer has been listed among the most influential women in Tampa Bay Sports by the Tampa Bay Times. The story features her role as the owner of Tampa Bay Downs and her family’s history with the track.
Thayer has more than 49 years of experience representing clients in business and corporate matters, tax and planning, and wills, trusts and estate planning.
Ashley Taylor has been elected to Shareholder at Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen. After graduation from the University of Florida and Southern Methodist University, Ms. Taylor joined the Firm and began her law practice in the area of civil litigation. Currently focusing her practice in Family Law, she assists clients with domestic disputes, separation, divorce and custody matters. Ashley is also a member of 2016 Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute. Congratulations Ashley!!
The Firm is proud to be the Primary Sponsor of the 2016 Governor’s Day Luncheon which officially opens the historic Florida State Fair. Like the Fair, Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen has served clients throughout Florida for over a century and the Firm remains committed to a tradition of individual client attention and the highest caliber of service. The Luncheon also celebrates the Tampa Metro Civitan Citizen of the Year – an award bestowed upon a local Community leader. We are proud to have had members of the Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen family receive this honor in past years.
Congratulations to the following attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2015.
Andrew M. Brown – Medical Malpractice – Defense
James W. Goodwin, II – Business/Corporate
Joshua Magidson – Business Litigation
William B. Taylor, IV – Environmental
Brian J. Aungst, Jr. – Medical Malpractice – Defense
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.The Rising Star designation is awarded to those attorneys who have met the Super Lawyer requirements, are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.