Business of Law

Fort Lauderdale Firm Adds a Name Partner, Drops an Ampersand

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Fort Lauderdale-based law firm Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf has promoted litigator Marcus Susen to name partner and joined the growing number of firms who have ditched their brand ampersand.

Kluger Kaplan Expands into the Midwest With Office in Minneapolis

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Firm hopes to capture some of the legal market in Minnesota, which is home to several Fortune 500 companies.

Rebecca Kibbe, left, and Russel Pfeifer, right, of Manion Gaynor & Manning’s new Miami office.

Manion Gaynor Opens Miami Office, Hires K&L Gates Partner Rebecca Kibbe

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

National litigation firm Manion Gaynor & Manning has opened a Miami office led by Rebecca Kibbe, the former head of K&L Gates' Florida asbestos litigation practice.

The Charging Bull and Fearless Girl statues are sit on Lower Broadway in New York.

Will NYC Invite the 'Fearless Girl' to Stay on Wall Street?

By Verena Dobnik |

Should the "Fearless Girl" stand up to Wall Street's charging bull forever?

Cozen Hires White & Case Litigators as Miami Growth Continues

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Cozen O'Connor's expanding Miami office has hired three additional litigators: two long-time White & Case lawyers and a third who is a law school classmate of one of the hires, and the son of the other.

Wells Fargo: All ATMs Will Take Phone Codes, Not Just Cards

By Ken Sweet |

Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cellphones instead of traditional bank cards.

Israel Practice Leader Moves to Holland & Knight from Greenberg Traurig

By Staff report |

Meital Stavinsky joins Holland & Knight as co-chair of its Israel practice.

Recently retired Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Frank A. Shepherd has joined GrayRobinson as a shareholder in its Miami office.

Retired Judge Frank Shepherd Joins GrayRobinson in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Recently retired Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Frank A. Shepherd has joined GrayRobinson's Miami office as a shareholder.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

US Attorney Ferrer Jumps to Holland & Knight

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Wifredo Ferrer is switching sides in the war on crime, leaving the U.S. attorney's office to join the law firm's white-collar defense practice.

Petros & Elegant's Justin Elegant Jumps to Berger Singerman

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Petros & Elegant name partner and civil litigator Justin Elegant has jumped to Berger Singerman to become a partner in the firm's dispute resolution team in Miami.

Linda Worton Jackson Leaves Salazar Jackson to Join Pardo Gainsburg as Name Partner

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

At her new firm, which will be called Pardo Jackson Gainsburg, Worton Jackson will lead the corporate, financial services and bankruptcy departments.

Todd Ehrenreich (left) and Seth Alhadeff

Lewis Brisbois Adds Five Lawyers in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Lewis Brisbois' new office in Coral Gables has added five lawyers, four of them from the managing partner's old office, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial.

IP Lawyer Matthew Nelles Jumps to Berger Singerman

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Nelles leaves Broad and Cassel, where he specialized in commercial litigation and intellectual property.

Foley & Lardner office in Miami.

Foley & Lardner Hires Former Florida Chief Information Officer in Tallahassee

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Foley & Lardner has hired former State of Florida chief information Jason Allison was responsible for the management and direction of technology programs, services and policies during his time as chief information officer.

Genovese Joblove Hires Maxine Streeter

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Maxine K. Streeter, a former senior litigator for the Office of the Florida Attorney General, has joined Genovese Joblove & Battista as it prepares for three trials.

Holland & Knight Hires New Partner

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Javier Fernandez, a former policy aide and later chief of staff to former City of Miami Mayor Manuel A. Diaz, has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's South Florida government advocacy and development group.

Shutts & Bowen Poaches Real Estate Partner from Jones Day

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

A Jones Day partner and former national co-chairman of Akerman's Latin America and Caribbean practice has joined Shutts & Bowen as a partner in its real estate practice group.

Hector Velasco Perroni, Holland & Knight’s Mexico City office as senior counsel

Greenberg Traurig Environmental Law Expert in Mexico Joins Holland & Knight

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

The senior associate who was at the head of Greenberg Traurig's Mexico City office's environmental practice has moved to Holland & Knight to begin the environmental practice there.