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> DePaola, Jason M.
> Hamlin, Curtis D.
> Hawk, Mary R.
> Knowles, Timothy A.
> Porges, Gregory J.
> Prather, Alan H.
> Swift, Bryony G.
> Turffs, James C.
Gregory J. Porges

1205 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205

Phone: (941) 748-3770
Fax: (941) 746-4160
Email: gjp@phkhlaw.com

Chosen as one of Manatee County's Top Ten Legal Legends in 2013, the 2002 recipient of the Manatee County Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award and also chosen as one of the top ten most influential attorneys in the Gulf Coast Business Review's 2002 poll, Gregory Porges was born in Long Island City, New York, on November 25, 1939. He attended St. John's University and Spring Hill College (B.S.C., Alpha Sigma Nu, 1962). He earned his J.D. at Fordham University in 1968, replacing the LL.B conferred by that institution in 1966. He served as Trust Officer with Empire Trust Company, The Bank of New York, and Manatee National Bank during the period 1962 to 1970 and began the practice of law with this firm in April 1970.

When coupled with his tenure in trust banking, Mr. Porges has more than fifty years of experience in the field of trusts and estates. In addition, Mr. Porges has maintained an active practice in corporation and business law, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as in banking and finance, serving for twelve years as a director and executive committee member of Barnett Bank of Manatee County. Mr. Porges also represented the Board of Trustees of State College of Florida for forty years and, for many years, served as legal counsel to major cable television providers with regard to franchise and local government matters.

Past member of Twelfth Judicial Circuit Florida Bar Grievance Committee and presently a member of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel.

Current Employment Position:
President and Managing Principal

Year Joined Organization:

Areas of Practice:
Banking and Business Law
Real Property Law
Administrative and Governmental Law
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Bar Admissions:
New York, 1967
Florida, 1969
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1971
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1982
U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
U.S. Tax Court, 1971

Professional Panels:
Twelfth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel, Member 2014 to date

Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1968 J.D., replaced LL.B. conferred, 1966
St. John's University and Spring Hill College, 1962 B.S.C.,Honors: Alpha Signa Nu

Honors and Awards:
Manatee County Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002
Chosen as One of the Top Ten Most Influential Attorneys, Gulf Coast, Business Review Poll, 2002
Chosen as One of Manatee County's Top Ten Legal Legends in 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Manatee Community Foundation Founder, Past President and Trustee
Manatee County Estate Planning Council, Member
Manatee County Bar Association, Member
New York State Bar Association, Member
The Library Foundation, Past Chairman and Board Member
Tampa Bay Partnership Transportation Task Force
Manatee County Economic Development Council, Past Chairman
The Stillinger Foundation, Director
State College of Florida Foundation, Past President and Trustee
St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Past President and Director
Public School Education Committee, Past Chairman
Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, Past Vice President and Trustee
Leadership Manatee Program, Past Director and Executive Committee Member
Gulf Coast Marine Institute, Past President and Director
City of Bradenton Library Board, Past Director
Manatee County Mental Health Board, Past Vice-Chairman
American Cancer Society, Manatee County, Past Crusade Chairman
Manatee Foundation for Future Scientists, Past Board Member
Manatee County Boys' Clubs, Past Director
Barnett Bank of Manatee County, Past Director and Executive Committee Member
Propeller Club of Port Manatee, Past Board Member and Past President
Planned Parenthood of Southeast and Central Florida, Past Board Member and Vice-Chairman

Birth Information:
November 25, 1939, Long Island City, New York, United States of America