Tampa law firm Hill Ward Henderson has elevated four of its attorneys — Andrew Holway, Justin Wallace, Nicole Walsh and Trae Weingardt — to shareholders. The firm, which also has an office in Clearwater, has 115 lawyers, 72 of whom are partners.
Holway, according to a news release, is a member of the firm’s construction litigation group. He represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, building code inspectors and sureties in litigation and arbitration.
Wallace, meanwhile, is a member of the firm’s corporate and tax group and works closely with developers and investors in real estate transactions. He handles federal and state tax planning for business transactions, including the tax consequences arising from the formation, operation, ownership and sale of C corporations, S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
Walsh, the release states, is a member of the Hill Ward Henderson's personal injury group and represents clients in defense of product liability and tort claims, as well as premises liability and personal injury actions.
She also represents automobile dealerships defending cases on sales, finance and insurance and advertising practices, and she has extensive experience in both federal and state court, as well as arbitration matters.
Weingardt is a member of the firm’s real property litigation group and represents property owners in Florida whose properties have been valued above fair market value. He also assists businesses in procurement matters and bid protests and was previously involved in representing major tobacco companies in individual smoking and health litigation.
Brian Hartz is the Business Observer’s Tampa Bay editor. He has worked for the publication since 2017. Brian holds a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and has been a St. Petersburg resident since 2013. He has also worked for newspapers and magazines in Indiana, Canada and New Zealand.