Michael Grindstaff
Michael Grindstaff ()

Shutts & Bowen has named Orlando partner Michael Grindstaff managing partner of the Miami-based firm, succeeding Joe Bolton.

Grindstaff was named managing partner by the firm’s executive committee Tuesday. He will oversee the firm’s seven offices and 250 lawyers.

“This is an honor and a great opportunity to serve the firm in a new capacity, and our strong leadership team will only make it easier to hit the ground running,” Grindstaff said in a statement.

Bolton, a Miami partner, served as managing partner since 2008.

Grindstaff, who specializes in real estate and land-use law, previously served as statewide chair of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission and chairman of the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission.

Shutts and Bowen has other offices in Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach.