Five Stichter Riedel shareholders were recognized as the best lawyers in Tampa by Tampa Magazine in its June 2016 publication following a peer review process. Charles A. Postler, the head of the firm’s corporate and transactional practice, was named the top Tampa lawyer in the following four areas: corporate law, corporate governance law, business organizations law (including LLCs), and closely held companies and family business law. In the firm’s core insolvency practice, Scott A. Stichter was recognized as the top lawyer in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency & reorganization law, while Edward J. Peterson was voted number one in bankruptcy litigation. Barbara Hart, who leads the firm state court loan litigation practice, primarily on the defense side, was listed as the top lawyer in banking and finance litigation. Michael Bachman was listed as the top real estate lawyer.