Business of Law

I Object: Introducing a New Blog From Carlton Fields

By Julie Kay |

Attorneys at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt are introducing a new blog geared to trial, appellate and in-house counsel managing litigation.

Howard Talenfeld

Why Noted Children's Advocate Howard Talenfeld Is Leaving Colodny Fass

By Julie Kay |

Howard Talenfeld, one of the nation's preeminent children's rights attorneys, is leaving Colodny Fass to launch his own firm focusing on the representation of abused and neglected children.

Large Hedge Fund Firms Are Experiencing Fall Slump

By Kelly Bit |

Billionaire John Paulson's namesake firm had some of the biggest declines last month, losing as much as 11 percent in one of its funds.

Fed Aim Off Target as Inflation Drops Near Danger Zone

By Craig Torres |

The Fed needs a clear strategy for getting the inflation rate higher after falling short of its 2 percent target for 28 consecutive months.

Akerman Plans Move From Downtown Miami to Brickell City Centre

By Julie Kay |

After months of speculation, Akerman announces it will move its Miami headquarters next fall from the SunTrust International Center to a building under construction at Brickell City Centre.

Brickell World Plaza at 600 Brickell Ave.

Gunster Leaves Downtown Miami, Moves to Brickell World Plaza

By Julie Kay |

The law firm has moved its Miami office from downtown to 600 Brickell at Brickell World Plaza.

After Contentious Split, Retired Partner Wins $2.3M Against Old Firm

By Adolfo Pesquera |

The West Palm Beach law firm of Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O'Connell was hit with the judgment in a dispute over a founding partner's retirement benefits.

Morgan Lewis in Merger Talks with Bingham McCutchen

By Julie Kay |

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is the latest law firm to explore a merger with Boston-based Bingham McCutchen. While Bingham lacks a Florida office, Morgan Lewis has maintained a Miami office since 1977.

Jeffrey Shapiro

Arnstein & Lehr To Be Headed by Miami Partner Jeffrey Shapiro

By Julie Kay |

Miami partner Jeffrey Shapiro is set to become the first non-Chicago chair of Arnstein & Lehr.

Christina Rogers said she wasn't looking to leave McKenna Long when Greenberg recruited her.

Greenberg Traurig Starts Atlanta Real Estate Practice

By Meredith Hobbs |

Greenberg Traurig has recruited real estate partner Christina Rogers from McKenna Long & Aldridge to build a real estate practice for its Atlanta office.

Eric Rapkin

Eric Rapkin New Akerman's Managing Partner in Fort Lauderdale

By Julie Kay |

Eric Rapkin succeeds David Ristaino, who is leaving the join a Miami health care client as general counsel.

Jerry Clements

Edwards Wildman, Locke Lord Agree To Push Forward With Merger

By Brian Baxter |

Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer have tentatively agreed to push forward with a potential merger that would create Locke Lord Edwards, a 1,076-lawyer firm.

Paralegal Linda McGrath-Cruz, Anrstein & Lehr

South Florida Paralegals' Salaries On Par With Nation

By Julie Kay |

A national survey of paralegals finds South Florida paralegals fall in the mid-range nationally, earning an average hourly rate of $33.76.

Miami Center at 201 S. Biscayne Blvd.

Kluger Kaplan Expands Miami Center Office

By Adolfo Pesquera |

The law firm is moving to more space on a higher floor on a 12-year lease at the Miami Center.

Emilio J. Alvarez-Farre

Greenberg Traurig Team Helps Close Merger Of Mexican Companies

By Julie Kay |

Greenberg Traurig represented Mexico's largest paper producer, which agreed to buy a leading manufacturer and seller of paper and notebooks in Mexico.

DLA Piper Adds Floor At Southeast Financial Center

By Julie Kay |

DLA Piper is the latest law firm to expand office space at the Southeast Financial Center, signing a long-term lease for 45,134 square feet.

Peter Prieto

Podhurst Orseck Partner On GM MDL Committee

By John Pacenti |

Miami attorney Peter Prieto has been chosen to join the executive steering committee for multidistrict litigation over General Motors ignition switch problems.

Jeffrey Tenen and Israel Sanchez

Attorneys Return to Greenberg Traurig and Launch Aircraft Practice

By Julie Kay |

After a brief departure to another firm, Miami shareholders Jeffrey Tenen and Israel Sanchez have returned to Greenberg Traurig to launch a global aircraft and equipment finance and leasing practice.

Luis M. O'Naghten

This Top Arbitration Attorney Leaves Akerman For Baker & McKenzie

By Julie Kay |

Miami international arbitration powerhouse Luis O'Naghten has defected from Akerman to Baker & McKenzie.

Espirito Santo Bonds Fall As Biggest Shareholder Files For Protection

By Joao Lima and John Glover |

Portugal's central bank wants to avoid tapping into a bailout fund.

Banking Ikea-Style Puts Billionaire's Model To Test

By Katarina Gustafsson |

Ikea billionaire Ingvar Kamprad peddles his frugal retail acumen at his Ikano Bank.

While Economy May Be Sluggish, It's Sturdier

As the economy has slowly healed, analysts say it has replaced some critical weaknesses with newfound strengths.