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Fort Myers attorney named chair of firm’s business litigation department

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 9:15 a.m. May 13, 2024
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Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt has named stockholder and longtime attorney Scott Beatty chair of the Fort Myers-based law firm’s business litigation department.

Beatty joined the firm in 2003 and previously served on the firm’s executive committee, according to a statement. He has also managed the firm’s Naples office. 

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“I want to thank Carlos Kelly for his service as the immediate past chair,” Beatty says in the statement. “I look forward to continuing to work on his progress and achievements that have bolstered our ability to best assist our clients when they need us most — during the challenging times of litigation."

Beatty represents clients across the spectrum of civil, business and commercial litigation. His practice includes real estate litigation, business torts, contract disputes and collections, as well as insurance claims, workers’ compensation defense and appellate cases.

Henderson Franklin has over 50 attorneys and offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples. Its attorneys handle matters in business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, civil litigation, eminent domain, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate and land use and environmental law, among other disciplines. The firm was founded in 2024. 



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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