Business of Law

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.

Jones Day Adds Partner to Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulation Practice in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Sergio Alvarez-Mena, the former head legal counsel for the 11 U.S.-based private bank offices of Credit Suisse Securities, has joined the financial institutions litigation and regulation practice at Jones Day's Miami offices.

IP Boutique Rapacke Law Expands to South Florida

By Gina Passarella |

Intellectual property boutique The Rapacke Law Group has expanded into South Florida with the opening of a Fort Lauderdale office.

Brian Tannebaum Moves to Bast Amron

By Staff report |

The Miami attorney will create the firm's ethics, professional responsibility and white-collar defense practice.

Young Berman Opens Boca Raton Office

By Gina Passarella |

South Florida boutique Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez has opened a third office in the region with the launch of a Boca Raton location.

Alexander Heylin, left, and Robert T. Watson of Kobre & Kim

Ex-Prosecutor Joins Kobre & Kim in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Former federal prosecutor Robert T. Watson joins Kobre & Kim's Miami office, and Alexander Heylin bolsters the firm's British Virgin Islands office.

(l-r) Ed Arista, partner with Arista Law, Aliette Del Pozo Rodz, chairwoman of Shutts & Bowen Cuba Task Force, Aymee D. Valdivia, Holland & Knight associate and a licensed attorney in Cuba, and Antonio Rodiles, Cuban dissident and founder of Estado de Sat.

Cuban American Bar Association Discusses Doing Business in Cuba

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

The Cuban American Bar Association held its first conference addressing doing business in Cuba.

Gunster's Greg Bader

$40 Million Bank Deal Closes With Others in the Works

By John Lantigua |

Gunster shareholder Greg Bader worked on the third Stonegate Bank purchase in four years, and another is on tap.

An illustration of Mexico City New International Airport

Mexico City's New International Airport Prompts $2B Bond Offering

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

The Mexico City New International Airport is expected to become the biggest airport in Latin America. A recent $2 billion bond issuance for its development is the biggest initial bond offering for an airport in Latin America's history.

Walt Disney World

International Turmoil, Park Pricing Dents Orlando Tourism

By Mike Schneider, Associated Press |

A vacation in Orlando is almost a rite of passage for some well-off Brazilians who often bring back suitcases filled with electronics and clothes that are cheaper in Florida than they are at home.

Carlos Vejar, Mexico's former general counsel for international trade, now with Holland & Knight’s Mexico City office as senior counsel.

Mexico's General Counsel For International Trade Joins Holland & Knight

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

The former general counsel for international trade in Mexico's Ministry of Economy has joined Holland & Knight's Mexico City office as senior counsel.

Marc Shuster, left, and Robert Barron of the Berger Singerman law firm.

South Florida Attorneys Help Land $247 Million Loan for PortMiami Terminal

By John Lantigua |

The loan covers terminal construction for Royal Caribbean Cruises under a lease with port owner Miami-Dade County.