PUNTA GORDA, FL (October 2007) – Board certified attorney Guy S. Emerich, a shareholder and director of Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett and Carr, P.A., was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 in the field of Trusts & Estates (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
“It is a great honor for me to be selected for Best Lawyers in America,” Emerich commented. Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett and Carr, P.A. president Jack O. Hackett II added, “The firm is proud of Guy and of his commitment to quality, professionalism and compassion that leads to an honor of this nature.”
Emerich, former president of the firm, is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estate Law. He focuses his practice in estate planning and trust and probate administration. He is also a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
Active both personally and professionally, Emerich is a member of the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, and the Charlotte County Bar Association, for which he has served as its president. He is currently the co-vice chairman of the Mentoring Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of The Florida Bar, and a member of the Section’s Executive Council. Emerich has held leadership and board positions with numerous organizations, including the Port United Methodist Church and Charlotte County Mental Health Services. He currently serves as a director of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the Charlotte County Art Guild Endowment Trust.
Emerich received his Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctor degree (with honors) from the University of Florida, where he served as an editor of the University of Florida Law Review and as an assistant professor of law. He received his Master of Laws degree in estate planning from the University of Miami.