Cole Carlson, Brock Magruder, Tucker Thoni, and Joseph Salzverg Elevated to Shareholders of GrayRobinson

September 7, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. – GrayRobinson today announced Cole Carlson, Brock Magruder, Tucker Thoni, and Joseph Salzverg have been elevated to shareholders of the firm, effective immediately.

"As we embark on our new fiscal year, I am proud to announce Cole Carlson, Brock Magruder, Tucker Thoni, and Joseph Salzverg as our newest group of lawyers to join the ranks of shareholder of GrayRobinson," said the firm’s President and CEO Dean Cannon. "Their demonstrated client-commitment and success in our communities embody the culture of our firm, and we could not be more pleased to have them represent GrayRobinson in this elevated role."

GrayRobinson’s newly elected shareholders include:

Cole Y. Carlson, Intellectual Property and Technology, Tampa
Recently named among the "Ones to Watch" for 2021-2022 by Best Lawyers in America, Carlson is known for litigating patent (including Hatch-Waxman), copyright, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, false advertising, and other related state law disputes. A registered patent attorney, Carlson has experience prosecuting patent and trademark matters in front of the USPTO. Carlson also routinely works on myriad intellectual property licensing issues, as well as conducts due diligence for mergers and acquisitions involving intellectual property.

G. Brock Magruder III, Commercial Litigation, Orlando
Recently named among the "Ones to Watch" for 2021-2022 by Best Lawyers in America, Magruder is known for concentrating his practice on commercial litigation and handling cases ranging from simple breach of contract claims to defense of state and federal class action lawsuits. He represents clients in diverse industries from sports and entertainment to health care, as well as several of Florida’s state universities and colleges in public records issues and state and federal constitutional claims.

Tucker Thoni, Taxation, Orlando
Thoni is a commercial transactional attorney known for focusing his practice on tax, real estate, business, finance, and health care matters. He has significant experience with tax and business planning, complex real estate transactions, secured loan transactions, mergers and acquisitions, tax incentive programs, such as qualified opportunity zones, landlord/tenant matters, limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, tax controversies, charitable contributions, and conservation easements.  Thoni is often sought after for speaking engagements and has been published several times by Law360 and others.

Joseph R. Salzverg, Government Affairs and Lobbying, Miami/Tallahassee
Recently named among the "Ones to Watch" for 2021-2022 by Best Lawyers in America and profiled as a Fourth Floor File in INFLUENCE Magazine, Salzverg currently lobbies Florida’s legislative and executive branches of government on a variety of issues. With more than a decade of experience in Florida’s political and public policy arenas, he has served as a campaign manager and political consultant to several members of the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation and as a legislative analyst in the Florida House of Representatives. Salzverg is also known for representing clients before local governments on procurement, land use, and general government matters. He also assists corporate and non-profit interests in market entrance strategies and community engagement initiatives throughout South Florida.

About GrayRobinson
GrayRobinson is a full-service law and government consulting firm with 15 offices in Florida and Washington, D.C. 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. For more information, please visit

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