SOURCE: Rasco Klock Reininger Perez Esquenazi Vigil & Nieto

August 11, 2009 13:00 ET

Bankruptcy Expert John Shawde Once Again Selected by Peers for the 2010 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

Shawde Is Partner at the Law Firm of Rasco Klock Reininger Perez Esquenazi Vigil & Nieto

CORAL GABLES, FL--(Marketwire - August 11, 2009) - John C. "Jack" Shawde, a prominent member of the bankruptcy and reorganization bar in Florida, has been once again selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law.

"I am honored to have been named to such a prestigious list as one of The Best Lawyers in America. I especially want to thank my peers for bestowing me with this honor once again. When I got into the field of law, I did not think about being put on any list; I just wanted to be the best lawyer I could be," said John C. Shawde, who heads the bankruptcy practice at Rasco Klock Reininger Perez Esquenazi Vigil & Nieto.

For over a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers® has been regarded -- by both the profession and the public -- as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United State. The Best Lawyers in America also reaches the largest and most targeted audience of any peer-review listing in the legal profession.

"Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 2.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Our annual, advertisement-free publication has been described by The American Lawyer as 'the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice,'" said Steven Naifeh, President, Best Lawyers.

Shawde has also served as lead litigator state and local government contract disputes, contesting or defending bid awards, including disputes involving alleged violations of state sunshine laws. He was among the Top South Florida Lawyers in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the areas of Bankruptcy Litigation and Bid Protest. He was also listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2009 in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law and holds a Martindale-Hubble av rating.

Shawde is a Franklin and Marshall College graduate, who earned his law degree from the University of Miami, cum laude, where he was an editor of the law review. He is admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Court, United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit and United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.

About Rasco Klock Reininger Perez Esquenazi Vigil & Nieto

Based in Coral Gables, we are one of South Florida's premier boutique transactional and litigation law firms, representing many of South Florida's most important entrepreneurs across numerous industries and fields. The firm's practice areas include complex commercial litigation, environmental litigation, bankruptcy litigation, real estate, banking, corporate and trusts and estates; www.rascoklock.com

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