Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Brittainy Joyner (Litigation and Dispute Resolution), Marissa Milazzo (Real Estate), and Nicole Zaworska (Business Transactions) have joined as associates in the firm’s Tampa office. The notable additions come after real estate partners Derek Larsen-Chaney, Raciel Perez, and Josh Podolsky came to the firm in early August and as part of the firm’s track record of attracting talented attorneys to address increased client demand in one of the fastest-growing markets in the nation.
“Spencer Fane continues to recognize the opportunity to grow our team in Florida,” said Kirby McDonough, Office Managing Partner for Spencer Fane in Tampa. “We have assembled a group of attorneys who fit our unique culture and proven ability to provide collaborative and efficient legal services on complex matters. We will continue to pursue measured growth that maintains our commitment to meeting the full spectrum of needs for clients doing business in Florida and the region.”
One of the fastest-growing firms in the country, Spencer Fane currently operates 22 offices and recently surpassed the 400 mark for attorney headcount and continues to climb the annual Am Law 200 rankings based on revenue growth. The firm has experienced double-digit percentage revenue growth for each of the past seven years.
About the Attorneys
Brittainy Joyner – Joyner provides strong and detailed advocacy for her clients while handling their complex litigation matters. Her previous experience includes a broad range of commercial litigation and employment litigation. Additionally, she specifically represented homeowner’s associations through motion practice, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and negotiations.
After completing undergraduate studies at Howard University and earning her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law, Joyner began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, where she prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases. She spent two years as a math teacher with Teach for America in Houston, Texas, before opting to attend law school.
Marissa Milazzo – Milazzo focuses her practice on business law with a particular emphasis on real estate transactions. She represents individuals, companies, developers, and homebuilders through all aspects of their commercial real estate transactions.
Milazzo completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Tampa and earned her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law and will provide valuable support to the growing real estate team.
Nicole Zaworska – Zaworska represents private and public domestic and international companies, as well as individuals, in a broad range of business and transactional matters, including corporate governance and organizational issues, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation. Her experience also includes a strong background in real estate financing, deal structure, and associated litigation.
After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, Zaworska earned her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. She also recently earned an L.L.M. in taxation from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law.