Salazar Jackson Founding Partners Luis Salazar and Linda Worton Jackson named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyers List

August 4, 2016 Posted in Firm News

Luis Salazar and Linda Worton Jackson, founding partners of the Miami-based law firm Salazar Jackson LLP, have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are chosen by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Mr. Salazar has more than two decades of experience battling for individuals and companies facing crisis. He has tried more than 100 discrete matters in federal and state courts throughout the country on behalf of plaintiffs, defendants, debtors and creditors in a variety of actions. Additionally, he has led the Chapter 11 reorganization efforts of numerous well-known companies in a variety of industrial sectors with combined assets in the billions. He has also successfully conducted out-of-court restructuring, work-outs and financial negotiations. His representation of troubled internet companies during the dotcom era led him to draft and propose The Privacy Policy Enforcement in Bankruptcy Act of 2001, which prohibits bankrupt companies from misusing consumers' private information. The Act also is the first law to require the appointment of a Consumer Privacy Ombudsman to protect the privacy rights of consumers.

Mr. Salazar is widely recognized as a leading attorney, and has been selected Best of the Bar by the South Florida Business Journal, a Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine, listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and named a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide. He has been selected by the Daily Business Review as a Most Effective Lawyer and a Top Dealmaker finalist as well as a Leading Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer by PLC Cross-Border Handbook. An AV-Preeminent rated lawyer, Mr. Salazar was recently named in Chambers USA 2016 among the top Bankruptcy/Restructuring lawyers in Florida.

Ms. Worton Jackson is nicknamed “Action Jackson” by her clients for her ability to move deals quickly and think outside the box.  Attorney At Law Magazine called her “one of the top dealmakers in South Florida.” For over 25 years, Ms. Worton Jackson has been leading businesses and individuals through mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financing transactions, and distressed transactions, closing hundreds of transactions and guiding clients through a variety of bankruptcy matters.  She has appeared as an expert on financial issues and fraud in such esteemed programs as CNBC’s American Greed, Network Financial News and Kidela TV. 

Whether it’s guiding a start-up business through fundamental structuring and finance issues or counseling clients on growth and acquisition strategies, Ms. Worton Jackson is widely regarded as an attorney who can take a corporate transaction from negotiation to closing regardless of the obstacles. She is also a leader in both the corporate and litigation sides of a bankruptcy case.  She was named Best Bankruptcy Litigator in Florida in Acquisition International’s 2016 Dispute Resolution Awards, and the Daily Business Review honored her as a Most Effective Lawyer winner and Top Dealmaker finalist in the Bankruptcy category.  Additionally, she was named in Chambers USA 2016 among the top Bankruptcy/Restructuring lawyers in Florida. In 2015, Acquisition International Legal Awards honored her for her repeated success in Reorganization and Bankruptcy. After being named among the elite list of “Attorneys to Watch” by Attorney at Law Magazine and a Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine, the South Florida Business Journal identified Ms. Worton Jackson as one of the 26 Most Influential Business Women in South Florida in 2015.  She is consistently rated as an AV-Preeminent lawyer (5.0 out of 5.0) by Martindale Hubbell. 

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