July 9, 2020

Volume X, Number 191

Hill Ward Henderson

Since its inception in 1986, Hill Ward Henderson has grown steadily, while based on a client-focused philosophy that combines the talent, resources, and technologies of a large firm with the attention of a smaller firm. The firm has as its cornerstone an obligation and a commitment to our valued clients of integrity, professionalism and timely, efficient delivery of legal services. We want to be our clients' law firm 50 years from now, and we build our relationships with that in mind.

Hill Ward Henderson started with a vision of a unique law firm — one that would combine the expansive talent, resources, capabilities and technologies of a larger firm with the responsiveness and personal attention of a smaller firm, to deliver powerful, personal service to every client. This idea for an innovative, client-focused firm grew out of the longstanding relationships and collective experience of three of the area's leading attorneys, Benjamin H. Hill, III, David E. Ward, Jr., and Thomas N. Henderson, III. Acting on this vision, on May 1, 1986, these three and four others established Hill Ward Henderson.

As we have grown, our priorities have remained the same. Hill Ward Henderson has as its cornerstone an obligation and a commitment to our valued clients to provide the highest degree of integrity, professionalism and competence to ensure the timely, efficient delivery of high quality legal services. The dividend to our firm has been the long-term relationships we have developed with our clients and with the Tampa community.

Contributing authors from Hill Ward Henderson:

Melanie Hancock Brown Employee Benefits lawyer Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Melanie is a Shareholder in the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group. She practices in the area of ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation. Melanie...
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Charles W. Callahan, III Trusts & Estates Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Chad is a Shareholder and Chair of the firm's Trusts and Estates Group. As a Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, his practice is primarily devoted to estate planning,...
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Amelia Campbell Estates Attorney Hill Ward Henderson Law FIrm
Shareholder
Amelia is a Shareholder in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group.  Her practice concentration includes estate planning, estate and trust administration, and business succession planning. ...
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Roland Chase Corporate Attorney Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Roland is a Shareholder in the firm’s Corporate & Tax Group.  Roland’s practice area includes securities, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate law.  Roland has...
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Katherine E. Cole Land Use and Real Estate Lawyer Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Katie is a Shareholder in the firm’s Land Use and Real Estate Group. Her practice primarily involves representing real estate owners in the development of commercial projects and...
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 Kamala E. Corbett  Land Use and Real Estate Lawyer Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Kami is a Shareholder in the firm’s Land Use and Real Estate Group.  She has extensive experience in the areas of land use, comprehensive planning, annexation, Developments of Regional...
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The impacts of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to most industries are far-reaching. Hill Ward Henderson’s COVID-19 Response Team is a cross-disciplinary group of lawyers that is...
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David Felman Tax & Banking Attorney Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Dave is a Shareholder and the practice Co-Chair of the firm's Corporate & Tax Group. He has practiced banking, corporate, and securities law in Tampa and New York City. While with...
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Melina Garcia Litigation Attorney Hill Ward Henderson
Associate
Melina is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on general and complex commercial litigation, including creditors' rights and employment law.  Melina graduated...
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Ryan M. Guerin - Associate HWH Law complex commercial litigation labor and employment
Associate
Ryan is an associate in the firm’s Litigation group. His practice primarily focuses in the area of labor and employment. Ryan also covers an array of general and complex commercial...
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Matthew Hall Insurance Litigator Hill Ward Henderson
Associate
Matthew practices in the firm’s Litigation group, primarily focusing in complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, management-side employment matters and federal court...
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Bret Hamlin employee benefit lawyer Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Bret is a Shareholder in the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group. He practices primarily in the areas of employee benefits, deferred compensation and trusts. Prior...
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Linda D. Hartley Trusts & Estates Litigation Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Linda is a Shareholder in the firm's Trusts & Estates Group, and a Co-Chair of the firm's Taxation Group. Her practice is primarily devoted to estate planning, probate, trust...
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Gordan Hill Employment Litigator Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Gordon is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Employment Law Groups, and is the firm's Assistant General Counsel for Labor and Employment matters. His practice primarily involves...
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Matthew Lastinger Corporate Attorney Hill Ward Henderson
Associate
Matthew, “Matt”, is an associate in the firm’s Corporate and Tax Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, as well as general corporate...
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Jaime R. Maier Land Use and Real Estate Attorney Hill Ward Henderson
Associate
Jaime is an associate in the firm’s Land Use and Real Estate group. She serves clients from both the Tampa and Clearwater offices. Jaime graduated in the top ten percent of her class at...
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Ajay Malshe Tax Lawyer Hill Ward Henderson Law Firm
Senior Counsel
Ajay is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Corporate & Tax Group where he represents privately-held companies, private equity and venture capital funds, institutional investors, family...
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Scott McLaren Commercial and Real Property Litigation Attorney Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Scott is a shareholder in the commercial and real property litigation groups.  He currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee, and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in both...
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Nicholas J. Outman Financial and Corporate Investment Attorney Hill Ward Henderson Law Firm
Shareholder
Nick is a Shareholder in the firm’s Corporate & Tax Group, practicing in the areas of venture capital and private equity, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate...
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Cory J. Person - Shareholder Hill Ward Henderson Litigation and Employment Law
Shareholder
Cory J. Person is a Shareholder with Hill Ward Henderson, practicing in the firm’s Litigation and Employment Law groups. His practice is primarily focused on the defense of products...
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Robert A. Shimberg Commercial Litigation Attorney Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Robert is a Shareholder in the firm's Litigation Group. His primary practice areas include commercial litigation, corporate compliance, cybersecurity, governmental relations and corporate...
813.227.8469
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Kevin Sutton Corporate Lawyer Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Kevin is a Shareholder in the firm’s Corporate & Tax Group.  His primary practice focus is in the area of mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, assisting clients with their...
813.227.8492
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Justin Wallace Tax Attorney Hill Ward Henderson
Associate
Justin is an Associate in the firm’s Corporate & Tax Group.  His practice primarily involves federal and state tax planning and advice for business transactions.  He also engages in...
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Al Ward Executive Compensation Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Al is Co-Chair of the firm's Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits practice. Al is recognized throughout the professional community for his depth of experience and knowledge in the...
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Suzanne E. Ward Trusts & Estates Hill Ward Henderson
Associate
Suzie is an associate in the firm’s Trusts & Estates group. Her practice primarily involves estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, estate and trust administration...
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Zachary Watt Corporate Attorney Hill Ward Henderson
Shareholder
Zachary, “Zach”, is a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate & Tax Group.  He advises clients on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including commercial lending, securities...
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Emily B. Weeks Trusts & Estates Hill Ward Henderson
Associate
Emily is an Associate in the firm's Trusts & Estates Group. Her practice primarily involves estate planning, tax planning, the administration of trusts and estates, and business...
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Prestin Shareholder Corporate & Tax Group
Shareholder
Prestin is a Shareholder in the firm's Corporate & Tax Group.  His practice primarily involves federal and state tax planning and advice for business transactions, mergers and...
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Jeff Wilcox Litigation Attorney Hill Ward Henderson Law Firm
Shareholder
Jeff is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group. His practice primarily focuses on employment law, including wage-hour compliance, FMLA and ADA compliance, allegations of...
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Timothy P Zehnder employee lawyer Hill Ward Henderson
Associate
Tim is an Associate in the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group. His practice focuses primarily on advising client employers (private and public, tax-exempt and for-...
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Hill Ward Henderson’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group was named a 2019 National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for the outstanding thought leadership the practice group provides businesses, nonprofit and governmental entities on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) developments and programs, US Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, executive compensation, and fiduciary matters. The group provides valuable news and analysis concerning 401(k), profit-sharing plans, 457 and 403(b) plans, defined benefit plans, ESOPs and other stock-based employee benefits, and health, welfare, and other fringe benefit plans.  Al Ward, Kirsten L. Vignec, Melanie Hancock Brown, Bret Hamlin, and Timothy P. Zehnder generously share their depth and breadth of experience with the National Law Review’s readers by consistently publishing practical and timely articles.

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