Fort Lauderdale-based Brinkley Morgan is proud to celebrate its 45th anniversary this month. To mark this occasion, the firm will host an internal charitable drive and commit to purchase a minimum of $5,000 worth of food for a local food bank.
Founded in 1975 with a focus on real estate, business law and commercial litigation, Brinkley Morgan has evolved into a full-service law firm to include an impressive roster of 22 attorneys, a number of practice groups and offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach.
“Since the firm’s inception, Brinkley Morgan has become a major influence in the community and legal profession,” said Philip Morgan, partner at Brinkley Morgan. “When I look back, I’m proud to see how the firm’s mission and values have evolved over the years to include increasing diversity in leadership, supporting collaboration among our many practice groups and creating positive impact in the South Florida community through Brinkley Morgan Cares, the firm’s charitable campaign dedicated to supporting local non-profits and helping individuals in need.”
In the 1990’s, the firm developed a niche in Marital and Family law with the addition of Roberta Stanley, who is currently the firm’s Managing Partner. Brinkley Morgan’s other practice groups include real estate; business litigation; corporate; wills, trusts and estate planning; probate litigation; local government; bankruptcy; administrative and tax. Over the years, the firm has built its reputation by not only providing high quality professional legal services to clients but also developing a unique ability to tap into the firm’s other practice areas so clients know they have a team of attorneys who help them with all of their legal matters.
The firm also prioritizes giving back to the South Florida community and encourages attorneys to do the same and hold leadership positions in various non-profit organizations. For example, each year, Brinkley Morgan hosts two to four charity drives to assist various local organizations, including the firm’s annual Halloween Costume Drive in October for the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) in Ft. Lauderdale. The firm’s attorneys and staff personally deliver the costumes each year to the pediatric patients at the center.
Other examples of the firm’s various charity drives include hosting food, hygiene and clothing drives to benefit organizations helping homeless children and adults in Broward and Palm Beach Counties; hosting holiday gift drives for SOS Children’s Villages Florida and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s Adopt-a-Family programs; collecting school supplies for ChildNet of Broward and Palm Beach counties and Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach counties; and holding a book drive benefiting the Palm Beach Literacy Coalition.
“It’s very rare to see a firm stay open for 45 years and this is a huge milestone for us especially as we navigate through uncertain times,” said Stanley. “My outlook for the firm is bright as our associates continue developing into impressive lawyers, originating their own work and handling more cases as the lead attorney. We also have invested in technology offering flexible hours and remote working, which has been beneficial to recruiting and retaining some of the most talented attorneys in their respective practice areas. Our success over the decades has been based on the reputation we have built taking a proactive and innovative approach to each client’s unique personal and business needs, and by maintaining an uncompromising adherence to high ethical standards and legal traditions.”
Brinkley Morgan’s attorneys over the years have won several awards and honors including the Daily Business Review’s Distinguished Leaders and Rising Stars award, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and Up & Comers award; South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers; US News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America among many others. This year, 12 of the firm’s 22 attorneys were selected as Super Lawyers and 13 attorneys selected as Best Lawyers. The firm has Florida Bar Board Certified attorneys in the following practice areas: tax law; marital & family law; real estate; city, county and local government law; wills, trusts, and estates; and business litigation.
Founded in 1975, Brinkley Morgan is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a wide range of professional legal services in the areas of marital and family; wills, trusts and estate planning, and administration; real estate, business litigation and appellate practice; corporate law and business development; probate and trust litigation; bankruptcy and creditors rights; administrative; income, estate and gift tax; and local government. Brinkley Morgan has built its reputation by taking a proactive and creative approach to each client’s unique personal and business needs. Its client-focused strategy and commitment to excellence enable the firm to build long-term client relationships. Brinkley Morgan’s commitment to philanthropy, diversity, and innovation has made the firm an asset to the community.