Michelle Gervais Recognized in Florida Trend’s List of 500 Most Influential Executives
Blank Rome Partner Michelle M. Gervais has been named to The Florida 500, a special supplement of Florida Trend magazine that highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. According to the magazine, “this immense, yearlong research initiative by the editors of Florida Trend has resulted in a personal, engaging look at the states most influential business leaders.” Michelle joins a select group of 56 lawyers recognized in the law category of this year’s edition.
In his publisher’s letter introducing the Florida 500, David Denor notes that the individuals highlighted in this year’s list are the “epitome of influence” and that they all have a “drive to ensure that Florida moves forward in a positive direction.” He also commends the honorees for providing ideas and solutions to the issues that accompany rapid growth, and addressing many of the challenges that the state faces today, such as transportation, technology, infrastructure, the environment, and housing, as well as social, political, and economic equality.
Florida 500 Profile:
Partner, Blank Rome, Tampa
Gervais specializes in sports and entertainment, matrimonial and domestic relations, commercial and business litigation, and consumer finance law. She is a board member of the Women in Sports and Events Tampa Bay chapter and the AdventHealth Tampa Foundation. She’s co-chaired AdventHealth Tampa’s Fashion for Hope benefiting the Kay Meyer Breast Care Center. She also serves on the NCAA Women’s Final Four Tampa Bay Local Advisory Committee.
Education: Central Michigan University (BS), University of Miami (JD)
What I’ve Learned: I never appreciated the amount of effort, time and patience required for managing other attorneys and assisting them with their development. It is truly rewarding and continues to teach me patience.
Favorite Song: Any song from the ’80s big hair bands
Funniest Person: My husband is hands down the funniest person I know. He makes me laugh every day!
For more information on The Florida 500, please floridatrend500.com.