Business of Law

Carlos F. Gonzalez and Ignacio Alvarez of Rimon Law.

Rimon Law Opens Office in Miami With Addition of Florida Partners

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

The two name partners of Alvarez Gonzalez, a year-old international litigation and white collar defense law firm, have joined Rimon Law to establish the national firm's Miami practice.

Bernstein Osberg-Braun Name Partner Jumps to Arnstein & Lehr with Practice Group

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

The employment-based-immigration practice — and one of the founding partners — of Miami immigration firm Bernstein Osberg-Braun has moved to Arnstein & Lehr to expand that firm's EB-5 practice.

Effie D. Silva.

Effie Silva Joins Duane Morris From McDermott Will

By Staff report |

The commercial litigator and arbitration attorney has been recognized for pro bono work on behalf of children.

Francisco Gallegos, left, and Maria Cecilia Romoleroux, right, Corral & Rosales.

Ecuadorean IP Practice Joins with Quito-based IP Firm Corral & Rosales

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Corral & Rosales, a prominent intellectual property law firm in Ecuador, has merged with the Quito intellectual property boutique firm Estudio Juridico Gallegos. The merger creates one of the strongest intellectual property practice groups in Latin America.

Manuel A. Fernandez, left, and Albert Delgado, right, of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman.

Kasowitz Benson Picks Up Two Akerman Real Estate Partners

By Staff report |

Manuel A. Fernandez and Albert J. Delgado make the crosstown move in Miami.

Two Corporate Lawyers Switch to Holland & Knight From Akerman

By Staff report |

Bradley Houser and Shane Segarra join an expanding H&K corporate team in Miami.

From Right to left: Brett Schneider, Marc Solomon, Anthony Soroka, Matthew Ramenda and Milton Collins.

Municipal Government Practice Firm Opens Third South Florida Office

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Florida municipal government practice firm Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman has opened a third South Florida office, this one in Boca Raton, where the firm plans to hire a handful of new attorneys. The firm may make replacement hires in the Fort Lauderdale as well.

Marcos Carrasco Menchaca, left, and Alejandro Nemo Gomez Strozzi, right, of Gardere’s Mexico City office.

Gardere Expands in Mexico City with Addition of Five International Trade Attorneys

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Gardere's Mexico City office has hired five international trade attorneys from local firms. Mexican trade attorneys expect Trump administration will mean more work for lawyers.

A flag flies on a green lined with villas at the Trump International Golf Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

United Arab Emirates Golf Club Shows Pitfalls of Trump Presidency

By Jon Gambrell, Associated Press |

The decorative clock bearing the name of America's incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, but the developers behind the project already are counting the money they've made.

Miles Clark of Carnival Corp. demonstrates the Ocean Compass interface before CES International, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Cruise Company Carnival Gets Personal With Concierge Tech

By Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press |

What if your room on a cruise ship were to unlock automatically as you approach, or if the wait staff could bring your favorite cocktail before you even ask?

There's a CrossFit War Being Fought Over Your Feet

By Kyle Stock |

Fitness companies are fighting for a piece of the market for the CrossFit community.

Congressional Aide Jodi Davidson Joins Colodny Fass

By Staff report |

The former aide to U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be a government consultant with the law firm.

Aviation Transaction Attorney Patrice Robinet Joins Akerman

By Staff report |

He comes from the general counsel's post at Apollo Aviation Group.

Emilio J. Alvarez-Farre of Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig Advises on 2 Mexico Deals

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Greenberg Traurig has been working on a couple of major deals in Mexico: a $409 million two-currency credit facility for a paper producer, and a joint venture that will have to be approved by Mexican regulators.

Ed Pozzuoli.

Tripp Scott Forms Governmental Consulting Affiliate

By Meghan Tribe |

Fort Lauderdale law firm Tripp Scott's government affairs practice has joined forces with state lobbying firm Ericks Consultants Inc. to create a new governmental consulting group, Tripp Scott Ericks (TSE) Consulting.

Miami Partner Tapped to Grow McDermott's Corporate Practice

By Gina Passarella |

In the wake of McDermott Will & Emery's broader leadership changes, Miami-based private equity partner Harris Siskind has been named to fill the open position of global head of the firm's corporate and transactional practice.

Revenue Growth Sluggish in Southeast, But Region Could Finish Year Strong

By Meredith Hobbs |

A rise in inventory that outpaces the national average going into the fourth quarter could help otherwise slowing revenue growth in the Southeast, Citi Private Bank's 3Q survey shows.

Former Miami-Dade Judge Joins Bryan Cave

By Celia Ampel |

Former Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge J. Perez has moved to Bryan Cave from Squire Patton Boggs.

Judge William Thomas and Judge Beatrice Butchko

2 Judges Tapped for Miami-Dade Complex Business Litigation Division

By Celia Ampel |

Miami-Dade Circuit Court has chosen the two judges who will join the newly expanded complex business litigation division in January.

Liz Dudek

Greenberg Traurig Adds Fla. Health Care Agency Secretary

By Gina Passarella |

Liz Dudek, who stepped down last month as secretary of the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, has joined Greenberg Traurig's Tallahassee office.

Brazil-based Partner Simone Musa to Chair Baker & McKenzie's Global Tax Practice

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Baker & McKenzie has elected its Latin America tax practice regional chairwoman Simone Musa to head the firm's global tax practice. She's the first woman to be appointed to their global tax practice chairmanship.

Bar Foundation Hires Pro Bono Program Officer

By Celia Ampel |

The Florida Bar Foundation hired a South Florida pro bono program officer, who will work from Miami office space donated by Akerman.

Starwood's Former Director of Compliance Joins Squire Patton Boggs

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Jose Martin Davila, director of compliance for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in the Americas and French Polynesia, has joined Squire Patton Boggs as of counsel in the firm's government investigations and white collar practice in Miami.