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Smart and practical. Strategic and tenacious. Friendly and accessible. Best & Flanagan’s practice is founded on the belief that we provide the best advice when we understand our clients, their businesses, their goals and their people, and when the lines of communication with our clients and their other advisors are broad and deep. Whether we are providing business or real estate advice, individual estate and private wealth planning or representation in a dispute, you can expect a customized approach and a team dedicated to understanding where you want to go and helping you get there.
Elizabeth R. Cox / Attorney
Kim Ruckdaschel-HaleyKim Ruckdaschel-Haley
Kim M. Ruckdaschel-Haley / Attorney
John SullivanJohn Sullivan
John A. Sullivan / Attorney
Janna KupstisJanna Kupstis
Janna M. Kupstis / Attorney
Michael HattingMichael Hatting
Michael T. Hatting / Attorney

Best & Flanagan provides a platform where I can provide thoughtful and effective representation for clients to advance their interests. It feels great to be surrounded by a team of smart and practical attorneys who work together toward this common goal.

Kim Ruckdaschel-Haley is an experienced litigator who regularly represents institutions and individuals in complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including trust and probate, securities, contract, fiduciary duty, corporate governance, and other disputes. She also provides advice in an effort to find efficient solutions short of the courtroom where doing so meets clients' goals.


John Sullivan is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Construction, Employment and Litigation practice groups. John represents individuals, closely-held businesses, corporations and nonprofit corporations across a broad range of industries.

With an entrepreneurial mentality and driven personality, John is passionate about representing his clients. John has represented clients in matters involving a diverse array of legal issues, including trademark infringement, shareholder disputes, employment non-compete matters and contract disputes. He understands the complex issues that can confront these clients and is able to craft persuasive and creative arguments to get a practical solution.


Janna assists her clients with drafting wills and trusts, tax planning, probate and trust administration, and elder law matters.

Janna creates custom estate plans for families and individuals of all asset levels including, wills, trusts, disability planning, wealth transfer techniques, business succession, tax planning, and assists clients having assets in or transitioning residency to Florida. 


I try to get to know my clients' business objectives and tailor my legal services to those objectives.  I am practical and results oriented. 

Mike helps real estate developers, owners, investors and lenders buy, sell, develop, finance and lease all types of commercial and residential real estate projects. With experience in virtually every phase of a project, Mike regularly advises clients on commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, project development, joint venture financing, formation of real estate investment funds, property management and leasing. For corporate clients, he provides business law advice related to entity formation, structure and governance.

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