Business of Law

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.

Foley & Lardner logo in Miami.

Florida DEP Official Joins Foley & Lardner as State Reveals Payments of Millions to both Foley and Latham

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

The head of the Florida DEP is leaving to work for Foley & Lardner amid scrutiny over how much the state agreed to pay in legal fees, just months after the firm won a state contract to handle money Florida received from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.

LeClairRyan Opens Office in Boca Raton

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

LeClairRyan has opened an office in Boca Raton and plans to expand the office within the next year to include several more attorneys.

 Michael Genden.

Retired Miami-Dade Judge Joins Firm as Mediator

By Celia Ampel |

Recently retired Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Genden is taking on a new role as a mediator.

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.