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 sixty 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