TAMPA, FL – April 29, 2019 – GrayRobinson, P.A. and Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez and Hearing, P.A. (TSG&H) announce a strategic alliance to bolster GrayRobinson’s labor and employment practice and provide TSG&H with additional resources and administrative support for continued growth. The attorneys of TSG&H, a labor and employment boutique with a statewide reputation for its labor and employment practice in the public and private sectors, will be joining GrayRobinson’s Tampa office.
As described by Chambers and Partners, the attorneys of Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez and Hearing bring to GrayRobinson "a particularly strong reputation for work with public sector organizations" and are "well known for assisting clients with a full range of employment litigation." TSG&H also has a Tier 1 ranking in Tampa from U.S. News Best Lawyers for labor law, employment law (management), and labor and employment law litigation.
"We’re pleased to join forces with this prestigious group of lawyers, and we’re excited about the opportunities this alliance provides for our clients. I’ve had the honor of working directly with this firm for some time, and we couldn’t be happier to add them to our employment team," said Mayanne Downs, President and Managing Director of GrayRobinson and City Attorney for the City of Orlando.
A result of TSG&H’s dedication to hard work, quality, loyalty, and attention to detail, its attorneys have been trusted to counsel clients on issues including employment discrimination, union avoidance efforts and defense, employment torts, collective bargaining, contract negotiation and labor arbitration, wage and hour compliance defense, family and medical leave, occupational safety and health, human resource and policy development, class-action defense, education law and ERISA claims.
"Combining one of Florida’s premiere labor and employment boutique law firms with our already outstanding labor and employment practice significantly strengthens the services we are able to offer our clients in the labor and employment law arena," said Fred Schrils, Managing Director of GrayRobinson’s Tampa office.
"I have been friendly with the attorneys at TSGH for many years, some I have even known since I attended law school. Over the years we have referred matters to each other, and our firms have served as co-defense counsel for common clients," said Susan Spradley, Shareholder and Chair of GrayRobinson’s labor and employment practice group. "We work exceptionally well together and I am confident that this team is the perfect fit to integrate into our stellar roster of labor and employment attorneys."
"GrayRobinson reached out to us a few years ago about this combination and we have been discussing the opportunity since then," said Gregory A. Hearing who will join GrayRobinson as a Shareholder. "GrayRobinson’s platform gives us the administrative support and resources to continue to grow our practice. Its entrepreneurial culture aligns well with our firm and will allow us to seamlessly continue providing the best service to our clients. This is a strategic decision giving us the opportunity to focus on what we do best – defending Florida’s employers."
"As we continue to strengthen our services across the state and Washington, D.C., we are focused on providing our clients with a broad network of experience and resources to accelerate their growth," added Mayanne, "we will continue to deliver exceptional results for our clients whose innovations drive Florida business forward."
Read press coverage below:
"Boutique Law Firm Joins Forces with GrayRobinson’s Tampa Office," Tampa Bay Buisness Journal
"Area Firm Strengthens Team with Addition of Employment Law Specialists," Business Observer
"Boutique Law Firm Joins Forces with GrayRobinson’s Tampa Office," Tampa Downtown Partnership
"Thompson, Sizemore Gonzalez and Hearing Joins GrayRobinson," Tampa Bay Newswire
"Thompson, Sizemore Gonzalez and Hearing Joins GrayRobinson," Florida Trend