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Arnstein & Lehr welcomes new partner for Tampa office

Edmund S. Whitson IIIs experience will help broaden firms Tampa Bay area capabilities
TAMPA, Fla. February 12, 2015 Edmund S. Whitson III is joining the Tampa office of
Arnstein & Lehr as a partner in its Litigation Practice Group.
Mr. Whitson brings significant experience working with companies on complex matters in
several industries, including banking, real estate, health care and consumer finance. He also
represents clients in a range of landlord/tenant issues. Much of his work has focused on
corporate litigation, including a high-profile 2014 case related to the disposition of the
Channelside Bay Plaza property in Tampa.
Mr. Whitsons broad experience in replevin/garnishment, judgment recovery, creditor rights,
landlord-tenant matters, commercial lending, mergers, and real estate lending and development
will help expand the capabilities of Arnstein & Lehrs Tampa office. Arnstein & Lehr is already
one of the Tampa Bay areas leading law firms in commercial real estate and banking work.
Eds experience and approach make for an excellent fit with our firm, said Ronald B. Cohn,
Managing Partner of Arnstein & Lehrs Tampa office. At Arnstein, we are ready to help
companies at any time with litigation matters, but we also work to avoid litigation when thats the
smartest route, part of our ongoing role as a trusted advisor and consultant for our clients.
Mr. Whitson has also counseled clients in the negotiation of contracts and the preparation of
legal opinions in connection with federal New Markets Tax Credit transactions and
Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act financings.
He has served as administrative hearing officer for Hillsborough County, is rated AV Preeminent
by Martindale-Hubbell and was named to Florida Trend Legal Elite. He also holds the following
professional affiliations: American Bar Association Business Law Section, Southern District
Bankruptcy Bar Association, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, and the American
Bankruptcy Institute.

Mr. Whitson received his J.D. with honors from the University of Florida, and a B.S. in Finance
from the University of Virginias McIntire School of Commerce.
About Arnstein & Lehr
Arnstein & Lehr LLP, with offices in Illinois and Florida, is one of the countrys oldest and most
respected law firms. Since its founding in 1893, the firm has served clients of all sizes
throughout the U.S. and abroad. It is a full-service firm with attorneys practicing in five main
practice areas - business, litigation, local government, tax and estate planning services and real
estate. Clients include governmental bodies, health care entities, financial institutions, trade
associations, individuals and a broad range of businesses in the retail, industrial, manufacturing,
distribution, technology and services sectors. For more information visit: www.arnstein.com.