October 8, 2021Share
Kelley Kronenberg Partner Howard Talenfeld Selected Once Again to Florida Trend 500
Kelley Kronenberg is pleased to announce that Partner Howard Talenfeld has been selected by the executive editorial team of Florida Trend magazine for the annual Florida 500 list. This special publication, now in its fourth edition, highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. He has received this highly sought-after distinction every year since the list was first launched in 2018.
As a nationwide advocate for children, and now a Partner and Business Unit Leader with Kelley Kronenberg’s Justice for Kids Division, Talenfeld has spent three decades representing and protecting thousands of children in cases of foster care abuse, child sexual abuse, child rape, and other harm, in child welfare and disability settings. His creative legal approaches have achieved extraordinary results in both protecting children and earning significant damage awards – often in excess of Florida’s sovereign immunity limits – as well as bringing to justice those responsible for catastrophic harm to children.
Talenfeld is also the founder and Board President for Florida’s Children First (FCF), a statewide advocacy organization protecting the rights of foster children and other at-risk youth. This organization has obtained legislation and systemic change that has helped tens of thousands of children through the almost 20 years Talenfeld has served as Board President.
Among his many achievements, Talenfeld has also been recognized by The Florida Bar Foundation as the recipient of the 2018 Medal of Honor Award for a Lawyer. Additionally, he has been recognized for his efforts with The Florida Bar’s President’s Award of Merit and the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the 17th Judicial Circuit. He has also received Legal Aid’s Russell Carlisle Award for child advocacy law. He is currently serving his third term as Chair of The Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee.
ABOUT KELLEY KRONENBERG
Kelley Kronenberg is a multi-practice business law firm with nearly 400 employees, more than 175 attorneys, and 12 locations throughout Florida and the United States. Founded in 1980, the firm is one of the fastest-growing law firms in Florida and amongst the largest in the U.S. The firm serves all types and sizes of public and private companies, including small businesses and individuals nationwide. Kelley Kronenberg is recognized amongst the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The firm is ranked amongst the “Largest Law Firms” by the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500, Law360 400, Florida Trend, South Florida Business Journal, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Orlando Business Journal, and Jacksonville Business Journal, South Florida Business & Wealth, South Florida Legal Guide, American Lawyer’s, Daily Business Review “Review 100;” and “Best Law Firms,” U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2021. The firm has been the recipient of many accolades, most recently including being named a “Best Multi-Practice Business Law Firm – USA,” by Acquisition International, “Business of the Year,” and “Top 100 Private Companies,” by South Florida Business Journal.
Kelley Kronenberg is nationally recognized as a “Top 5 Firm for Diversity” in American Lawyer’s “Diversity Scorecard,” including amongst the “Top Firms with Highest Percentage of Black Attorneys,” “Top Firms with Highest Percentage of Hispanic Attorneys,” “Top Firms with Highest Percentage of Minority Attorneys,” “Top Firms with Highest Percentage of Minority Partners,” in 2021, and “America’s Top Corporate Law Firms” by Forbes in 2019. The firm is also recognized as a “Top 20 Firm” in the National Law Journal’s 2021 “Women’s Scorecard,” a national survey that promotes diversity and inclusion and honors women in the workplace. Kelley Kronenberg was selected a 2021 “Diversity Team” winner by Profiles in Diversity Journal and has made diversity a key aspect and feature of the firm, stressing inclusion and equality as part of the firm culture and core values.
The firm earned the Ragan’s “Top Places to Work,” “Top Workplaces USA” award by Energage, and “Top Workplaces for Communication,” “Top Workplaces for Clued-In Leaders,” “Top Workplaces for Top Leaders,” and “Top Workplaces for Innovation” in 2021. Kelley Kronenberg has also been recognized as a “Top Workplace” by the Sun Sentinel and a “Best Place to Work” by the South Florida Business Journal for two consecutive years. For more information, visit www.kklaw.com.
Michelle Martinez Reyes, Chief Relations Officer