SOUTH FLORIDA (May 16, 2016) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel today announced West Palm Beach Attorney Matthew Kissner and Fort Lauderdale Partner Scott Knapp have been named finalists in South Florida Business & Wealth’s 2016 Up and Comer Awards. The winners will be announced on June 16.
Candidates for the Up and Comer Awards are judged on their professional and community achievements, as well as demonstrated success in a leadership role. A judging committee comprised of distinguished community leaders, academic leaders and the South Florida Business & Wealth editorial board reviewed nominees and will select the final honorees.
Kissner is an associate in the West Palm Beach office and a member of the firm’s Corporate and Securities, Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. He represents privately and publicly held clients in connection with a variety of business and transactional matters. A South Florida native, Kissner serves on the Business Recruitment Task Force of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County and is a member of the West Palm Beach Kiwanis Club and Florida State University Alumni Association. This month, he will serve as a judge for Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway 2016 Launch Competition. This is an investor pitch event to identify, grow and launch startup companies through FAU Tech Runway, a formal program for mentoring entrepreneurs and their ventures using University resources and local community expertise.
Knapp is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Groups. Concentrating his practice in complex civil matters, Knapp has litigated cases from their inception through verdict in both state and federal courts. He has represented multiple clients, including health care providers, medical device manufacturers, food distributors, pharmaceutical and dietary supplement companies, as well as mortgage lenders and financial institutions in class action claims and multi-district litigation. Additionally, he has devoted his time and talents to Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), serving on the Supreme Board of Governors and providing guidance to chapters located in Florida. Most recently, Knapp was named a 2016 Rising Star by the Daily Business Review.