Our Firm

GrayRobinson is a full-service law and government consulting firm with 15 offices in Florida and Washington, DC. Our attorneys, lobbyists, and consultants provide legal and government affairs counsel to Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, developers, entrepreneurs, and individuals in Florida and throughout the Americas. We are at the forefront of emerging legal, legislative, regulatory, and market trends and we work closely with clients to help them identify opportunities, overcome challenges, and accomplish their business objectives. 

  • History

    We have forged our own path and remain committed to keeping small-firm qualities while providing our clients with the extensive resources found at larger firms. GrayRobinson’s strength is built upon the collective histories of our offices across the State of Florida and Washington, DC, and our roots run deep in each community we serve.

    August 1970

    Charles Gray, Richard Adams, Gordon Harris, and Richard Robinson join their practices to become Gray, Adams, Harris & Robinson P.A.

    January 1990

    The firm expands its presence on Florida's Space Coast by merging with Kirschenbaum and Peeples, an established Brevard County firm.

    January 1996

    GrayRobinson merges with the Melbourne firm of Nohrr & Nohrr. A few months later, the firm moves its Brevard County headquarters to Melbourne.

    February 1996

    The firm continues its statewide expansion, establishing an office in Tallahassee to create a permanent presence in the state capital and further expand the firm's government affairs practice.

    September 2000

    The firm expands into the Tampa market, merging with Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans, a firm with nearly a century of history in Tampa. The merger solidifies GrayRobinson’s presence along the “Interstate 4 Corridor” - a magnet for a number of new companies and industries.

    January 2001

    GrayRobinson merges with Lane, Trohn, Bertrand & Vreeland. Formed in 1926, it is one of the largest firms in Lakeland.

    December 2003

    GrayRobinson establishes its Key West office to serve its neighbors in the southernmost point in the continental United States.

    August 2004

    GrayRobinson opens its office in Naples to service a growing economy in Southwest Florida, providing services to existing and new clients in the practice areas of health care, land use, and state and local government law.

    November 2004

    GrayRobinson opens its third new office in 12 months in the Bank of America Tower in downtown Jacksonville. To meet the growing demands of the Jacksonville market, the office originally serviced clients in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, employment law, bankruptcy, and financial restructuring.

    June 2005

    The firm opens its 10th office to serve the dynamic marketplace of Fort Lauderdale, planting GrayRobinson in the heart of South Florida's growth.

    June 2005

    The firm adds a national alcohol beverage and food law practice led by Richard Blau. This addition expands GrayRobinson’s capabilities, providing the guidance and resources needed to navigate all tiers and levels of the national and international alcohol beverage and food law industries.

    October 2007

    As a clear next step to grow the Florida firm, GrayRobinson continues its strategic expansion across Florida with the opening of its Miami office. The Miami market expansion allows the firm to respond to clients’ needs as well as market trends throughout the state.

    January 2013

    GrayRobinson opens its Gainesville office in UF’s Innovation Square. The move strengthens the firm’s Central Florida presence and intellectual property services provided to tech companies.

    April 2013

    The firm strengthens its position in South Florida by officially opening the doors to a new GrayRobinson office in Boca Raton.

    November 2013

    GrayRobinson announces its acquisition of Hirschhorn & Bieber, P.A., a Miami-based criminal and civil white collar defense law firm. Hirschhorn & Bieber formed on January 1, 2000, representing clients in criminal and civil white collar defense litigation.

    September 2015

    The firm expands across South Florida with the opening of its Fort Myers office to better serve a growing number of clients in one of Florida’s fastest-growing and innovative cities.

    May 2016

    Dean Cannon’s lobbying firm Capitol Insight joins GrayRobinson’s Tallahassee office, creating an unmatched network of professional relationships, lobbying proficiency, and legal background in Florida’s capital.

    January 2018

    GrayRobinson opens its West Palm Beach office as a direct result of clients’ increasing legal needs in the South Florida market, with three prominent litigators from Richman Greer. The new GrayRobinson shareholders include a former Florida Bar president, a recent past president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors.

    February 2019

    GrayRobinson acquires Washington, DC-based federal lobbying firm Eris Group, LLC. The acquisition benefits both firms and their clients, integrating strong federal lobbying experience and helping clients succeed at the intersection of law and politics. The acquisition extends GrayRobinson’s capabilities beyond Florida and expands its capacity to serve clients with federal lobbying needs.

    April 2019

    GrayRobinson and Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing (TSG&H) announce a strategic alliance to augment GrayRobinson’s labor and employment practice and provide TSG&H with additional resources and administrative support for continued growth. TSG&H brings nine attorneys with a statewide reputation for labor and employment representation in the public and private sectors to GrayRobinson’s Tampa office.

  • Mission Statement

    Our mission is to apply our legal, lobbying, and regulatory backgrounds and skills in ways that enable our clients to define and achieve their goals while supporting our communities as a matter of mission as well as passion. We do this while honoring and continuing an established tradition of serving our clients and communities through the cultivation of relationships based upon respect, loyalty, and integrity.

  • Diversity

    GrayRobinson is committed to excellence and we recognize that diversity of ideas and experiences is critical to fulfilling our commitment. That commitment is demonstrated in many ways: by our employment practices and policies which ensure equal opportunity and demand a discrimination and harassment free workplace; opportunities for advancement to shareholder for women and minority lawyers; and our active recruiting efforts at law schools. We continuously review our recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and training practices and initiatives. Our Diversity Committee is charged with recommending specific action that may be taken to achieve the firm’s diversity objectives and goals. In addition, many members of the firm participate in leadership roles within organizations that seek to advance and promote diversity in the workplace, including:

    • Mayanne Downs – As immediate past president and managing director of GrayRobinson, Mayanne served as the highest ranking female at a Florida law firm. She has been a keynote speakers at various events and interviewed frequently regarding diversity in the legal profession including but not limited to: “Notes From a Woman in Leadership” Florida Chapter of Women in Public Finance; “Chapter 7: Getting Back Up, Managing Crises Along The Journey” Her Story: Lessons In Success From Lawyers Who Live It; "How To Overcome Gender Bias in Real-World Legal Scenarios," Florida Association For Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter; “Women Pushing To Overcome Professional, Personal Obstacles In Law,” Daily Business Review; “GrayRobinson Makes Rare Leadership Transition With Female Managing Partner,” Daily Business Review; “How To Climb Your Firm’s Leadership Ladder” Law360; "Building a Law Firm Culture Which Honors Women – Guest Lecture With Mayanne Downs," Solo Practice University; “A Woman For All Seasons,” Orlando Magazine; and “Lawyer Goes Extra Mile To Provide Work-Life Balance For Women,” Orlando Sentinel. Mayanne has been recognized in Florida Super Lawyers “Top 50 Women in Florida” since 2012; named 2014 Woman of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal; and honored with the Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013 from the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
    • Marlene Quintana – Marlene is a past president of the Miami chapter of one of the largest minority bar associations in the country, the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) and former member of the CABA Board of Directors. Marlene was the recipient of the “2014 Florida’s Most Powerful & Influential Woman” award by the National Diversity Council, and was named to the “50 Influentials List” by HispanicBusiness.
    • Sarah Reiner – Sarah is a past president of the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers.
    • Gary Resnick – Gary is a member of The Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
    • Rebecca Rodriguez - Rebecca is a member of The Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
    • Grace Yang –  Grace has been a member of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers since 2000 and as director of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Tampa Bay since 2012. She was named to the Lawyers of Color inaugural “Hot List” in 2013 and named Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2015 Businesswoman of the Year for legal services.
    • GrayRobinson attorneys are part of the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association, Commercial Real Estate Women, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Fort Lauderdale Women’s Executive Club, Go Red for Women, Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, Hispanic National Bar Association, Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando, South Palm Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers, United Way Women’s Leadership, and the Florida Chapter Of Women In Public Finance, among other associations promoting diversity in the legal profession.

    GrayRobinson is also a founding member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. The council, formed in 2009, is an organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The council is committed to eliminating impediments precluding minorities and women from having an opportunity to perform, to succeed and to lead.

  • Community Commitment

    As a firm deeply rooted in Florida, we believe in supporting and giving back each day to the communities where we live and work. Innovative programs like Casual Day for a Cause provide employees with a way to support local non-profit organizations throughout the firm's footprint from anywhere in Florida. Employees have given generously to food distribution centers, homeless shelters, children's homes, animal and wildlife charities, crisis centers, educational programs, programs for the elderly, programs for the disabled, and fundraisers for children facing terrible diseases, to name but a few.

    Since the Casual Day for a Cause initiative began, GrayRobinson employees have raised more than $525,000 for charities throughout the state. In addition, firm employees select organizations each holiday season to support by delivering toys and household necessities.

    In June 2016, following the tragedy at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the formation of the OneOrlando Fund. Through the generosity of GrayRobinson employees and the firm's corporate gift, we were honored to donate more than $25,000 to the fund, providing support to the victims of the tragedy and their families. Members of the firm continue to play a key role in the administration of the OneOrlando Fund.

    The firm also supports a number of organizations throughout the year, including, but not limited to: