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Anthony & Partners is pleased to announce that Andrew Ghekas, Nicholas Lafalce and Townsend Belt are the newest Partners of the firm.

Andrew [left] joined A&P in 2015 and his experience includes representing financial institutions, private equity lenders, corporations, individuals in noncompete, fraudulent transfer, commercial foreclosure, and other general commercial litigation.

Nicholas [center] joined A&P in 2015 and focuses his practice on creditor’s rights, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, commercial mortgage foreclosure, and collection actions.

Townsend [right] joined A&P in 2020 and represents clients in a broad spectrum of matters including real estate litigation, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, bankruptcy, and other civil matters.

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2020 Best Lawyers in America – Barbara Hardy Luikart

Barbara Luikart

Barbara Hardy Luikart was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® in America 2020 for Real Estate Law.

Barbara and Anthony & Partners will appear in the Florida regional Best Lawyers publication for her ranking in Real Estate Law (published October 25th). Her listing can also be found in Best Lawyers in America reference book published annually.

John Anthony and Stephenie Anthony Recognized as Florida Legal Elite

John A. Anthony

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John A. Anthony and Stephenie B. Anthony Recognized as Florida Legal Elite


ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (June 24, 2019) – John A. Anthony and Stephenie B. Anthony, Anthony & Partners, LLC, Tampa, Florida were recently recognized in the 2019 edition of Florida Trend’sFlorida Legal Elite™. The list of 1,126 honorees includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys.

To compile the list, Florida Trend invited all actively practicing Florida lawyers to name the attorneys that they hold in highest regard – lawyers with whom they have personally worked and would recommend to others. The winner list represents just over 1% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

Florida Bar President John M. Stewart remarks, “The Florida Bar and its more than 106,000 members are meeting the challenge of adapting the practice of law with evolving technologies to better serve our clients and the public.  Lawyers from across our vast state, representing practices small and large, are embracing these efforts, which are making legal services more affordable to many and helping to close the justice gap. For the public and our profession, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite remains a reliable guide to Florida’s top legal talent, as recommended by their peers.”

“For the past 16 years, our 250,000 readers have turned to Florida Legal Elite as a guide to help select trusted legal partners to handle many crucial corporate assignments,” says Publisher David Denor. “This July issue provides a valuable resource for these readers, and  FloridaTrend.com offers an additional pathway to access this key information."

The entire Legal Elite roster, including Hall of Fame inductees and top Up and Comers, can be viewed at www.FloridaTrend.com/Legal-Elite.

We are 2019 Florida Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Rising Stars have been announced:  Congratulations to Barbara Luikart (Real Estate) for being selected as a 2019 Florida Super Lawyer and Andrew Ghekas (Business Litigation) as a 2019 Florida Rising Star.  They will be listed in the June 2019 Super Lawyers Magazine and the July/August issue of Tampa Bay Magazine.  This is an honor reserved for attorneys who exhibit excellence in their field of practice.  We are very proud of Barbara and Andrew for being selected.

Barbara Luikart

2019 Super Lawyer

Barbara Luikart


Andrew Ghekas

2019 Florida Rising Star

Andrew Ghekas

Stan Rowe recognized in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “People on the Move”

Stanford D. Rowe

Anthony & Partners is proud to announce that Stanford D. Rowe, Esquire was recently recognized in the October 2017 edition of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “People on the Move.”  After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in finance at Florida State University and his Juris Doctorate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Stan joined Anthony & Partners as an associate attorney in July of 2017.  He focuses his practice on commercial litigation.