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Four McGlinchey Attorneys Named 2022 Florida Super Lawyers, Rising StarsRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that four attorneys in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville offices have been named to the 2022 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
- Joseph A. Apatov (Member, Fort Lauderdale) – 2022 Florida Rising Stars, Consumer Law
- Ralph W. Confreda, Jr. (Of Counsel, Fort Lauderdale) – 2022 Florida Rising Stars, Business Litigation
- Adina Pollan (Member, Jacksonville) – 2022 Florida Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy: Business, General Litigation
- Charles E. Stoecker (Of Counsel, Fort Lauderdale) – 2022 Florida Rising Stars, Banking
Joe Apatov litigates on behalf of financial services clients in both state and federal courts, with an emphasis on defending banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, private-label card issuers, and automobile finance companies. He has worked extensively with several major consumer protection statutes. His experience also includes representing financial institutions in complex mortgage foreclosure litigation. A substantial portion of Joe’s practice involves consumer class action litigation. He has been recognized in Florida Rising Stars since 2018.
Ralph Confreda, Jr. is an experienced trial lawyer who advises financial institutions on consumer finance litigation involving mortgages, related real estate issues, and class actions as well as complex commercial litigation. His work for financial clients involves contested mortgage foreclosures, real estate and title issues, declaratory judgments, quiet title, and breach of contract claims, among various other claims under federal and state consumer protection statutes. Ralph also represents large and small clients in complex commercial litigation, including class actions, in Florida. He has been recognized in Florida Rising Stars since 2017.
Adina Pollan has more than 17 years of experience as a trusted counselor whose versatile practice spans every point along the corporate life cycle, from bankruptcy and commercial litigation to corporate formation, governance, and transactions. Her background spanning Big Law, boutique firms, and solo practice affords her a unique capacity to advocate for the interests of business and individual clients in a wide variety of contexts. She offers particular familiarity with the bankruptcy courts and processes for clients in financial distress. Adina was recognized in Florida Rising Stars from 2012-2018. This is her second year being named to Florida Super Lawyers.
Chase Stoecker is a versatile attorney who supports clients nationwide with employment counsel and commercial and financial services litigation. In his employment practice, Chase drafts and advises on documentation such as employee handbooks, compensation, and non-compete agreements. In his broad commercial litigation practice, Chase works with clients in a wide variety of business disputes, from breach of contract actions to property management and premises liability, contested mortgage foreclosure actions (both commercial and residential), and actions involving consumer protection statutes. He has been recognized in Florida Rising Stars since 2018.
Since 2004, more than 80 McGlinchey attorneys have received the distinction of being included in Super Lawyers and the publication’s Rising Stars lists nationwide. Super Lawyers names outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than the top 5% of attorneys in each state, as nominated by their peers, are reviewed by an independent research team that focuses on professional accomplishments, peer recognition, and community involvement to be recognized. The Rising Stars list recognizes the top 2.5% of lawyers in the state who are 40 years old or younger or have been in practice 10 years or fewer.
For more information about Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, and its selection process, please visit the Super Lawyers website.