Business of Law

Commissioner Marc Sarnoff

Ex-Commissioner Sarnoff Joins Shutts & Bowen

By Julie Kay |

Marc Sarnoff, who was forced out of office in November by term limits, is a partner in ithe law firm's Miami office.

Atlanta-based Fields Howell Opening in Miami

By Julie Kay |

The insurance coverage and litigation firm is opening its third office nationally with Armando Rubio, a former partner with Cole Scott & Kissane.

Gaston P. Fernandez, with Hogan Lovells

This Mandarin-Speaking Miami Attorney, with Cuban Roots, is in High Demand

By Julie Kay |

Meet Gaston Fernandez, Hogan Lovells' latest of counsel in Miami. He speaks three languages, racked up 250,000 air miles last year and regularly flies to Latin American and China to negotiate big-dollar deals.

Richard Montes de Oca, managing partner of MDO Partners in Miami.

Latino Businesses Need to Firm Up Succession Plans

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

A survey shows Latino business owners want to keep their companies in the family but are bad at planning for the inevitable.

Rudy Giuliani Jumps to Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig gets a high-profile boost in New York with the addition of Rudolph Giuliani and former federal prosecutor Marc Mukasey from Bracewell & Giuliani.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells Positions Itself for Cross-Border Business

By Julie Kay |

For mega-law firm Hogan Lovells, the fifth largest in the U.S. by lawyer headcount, its focus is on Latin America and China.

Ben Baldanza

Brash, Fee-happy CEO of Spirit Airlines Abruptly Replaced

By Scott Mayerowitz |

Ben Baldanza, who brought lots of fees and "prereclined" seats to the airline industry, is gone from the Miramar-based discount carrier.

DLA Piper Closing Tampa Office

By Julie Kay |

DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world, will be closing its Tampa office in early 2016 and transferring lawyers primarily to Miami.

The outside offices of Elizabeth R. Wellborn, a foreclosure firm- 1701 W. Hillsboro No. 307, Deerfield Beach 33442

Deerfield Beach Foreclosure Firm Behind on Rent When Evicted

By Julie Kay |

Elizabeth Wellborn closed her Deerfield Beach foreclosure law firm after being evicted for nonpayment of $109,221 in rent, a lawsuit said.

Gables' Professional Bank to Buy FirstCity Bank in North Palm Beach

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Coral Gables-based Professional Bank is buying North Palm Beach-based FirstCity Bank for $6.8 million.

Elio F. Martinez, Jr., Jorge Espinosa and William R. Trueba, Jr.

Espinosa Trueba Expands With Martinez White Additions

By Julie Kay |

The Miami intellectual property law firm picks up six lawyers from Martinez, White & Viniegra to form a nine-lawyer IP boutique with a focus on advertising injury insurance defense.

Manny Crespo

CABA President Manny Crespo Heading to Greenspoon Marder

By Julie Kay |

The outgoing Cuban American Bar Association president is leaving the Coral Gables law firm that bears his name to join Greenspoon Marder's Miami office, bolstering its real estate practice.

Seth Miles

Grossman Roth Lawyers Leave to Start Own Firm

By Julie Kay |

Veteran Miami trial lawyers David Buckner and Seth Miles are leaving Grossman Roth after a decade to start their own law firm.

Foreclosure Law Firm Shuts Down in Deerfield Beach

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa and Julie Kay |

The owner of the Law Offices of Elizabeth R. Wellborn said she is closing her Deerfield Beach foreclosure law office after 12 years.

State Rep. Katie Edwards Joins Arnstein & Lehr

By Julie Kay |

The Plantation Democrat joins Chicago-based Arnstein & Lehr as an of counsel in its Fort Lauderdale office.

Akerman Launches Fraud, Recovery Practice

By Celia Ampel |

Partners Michael Goldberg and David Spector will lead an Akerman team that will litigate fraud cases, manage settlement funds for fraud victims and help banks, insurers and retailers detect fraud.

Diaz Reus Opens California Office for Latin American, Asian Clients

By Celia Ampel |

Miami-based Diaz Reus is expanding to gain more flexibility dealing with existing clients.