Business of Law

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.

04/2012-- GrayRobinson in Miami.

GrayRobinson Jumps On Marijuana Bandwagon With New Practice Group

By Julie Kay |

GrayRobinson is the latest law firm to jump into the medical marijuana business, launching a statewide regulated products practice group.

Carlos Loumiet

Carlos Loumiet Moves To Broad And Cassel

By Julie Kay |

Carlos Loumiet, formerly a partner at DLA Piper, Hunton & Williams and Greenberg Traurig, has joined Broad and Cassel as a Miami partner.

Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo

Aereo Presses Case Despite U.S. Supreme Court Setback

By Anick Jesdanun |

Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.

Wells Fargo Net Rises; EPS Fails to Extend 17-Quarter Streak

By Dakin Campbell |

Wells Fargo, the world's most valuable bank, said profit increased 3.8 percent on lower credit costs even as the lender's per-share earnings failed to top the preceding quarter's for the first time since 2009.

Bill Gross Invites Challenges By Pimco Dissidents

By Mary Childs |

Bill Gross was criticized for his strong personality after the heir apparent to Pacific Investment Management Co. resigned in January.

Federal Reserve

Failures In $1.6 Trillion Repo Market Causes Bond Anxiety

By Liz Capo McCormick |

The Federal Reserve's bond purchases combined with demand from banks to meet tightened regulatory requirements is making it harder for traders in the market for repurchase agreements.

Chinese Literally Working Themselves To Death

By Shai Oster |

China is facing an epidemic of overwork, with about 600,000 Chinese a year dying from working too hard, according to the China Youth Daily.

Banks See $50B More in Legal Costs

Europe’s banks face a further $50 billion of legal costs as they catch up with their U.S. counterparts, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.

Michael Grindstaff

Shutts & Bowen Selects New Managing Partner

By Julie Kay |

Orlando partner Michael Grindstaff has been named managing partner of Miami-based Shutts & Bowen, replacing Joe Bolton.

Six Years And Out: Holland & Knight Shuts Down In Abu Dhabi

By Julie Kay |

Six years after its opening, Holland & Knight will close its only Middle East office in Abu Dhabi.

Lester Langer

Ex-Judge Langer Lands At Salmon & Dulberg

By Julie Kay |

Former Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lester Langer is the latest in a string of judges and lawyers to join mediation firm Salmon & Dulberg.