Business of Law

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.

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.

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.

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.

Holland & Knight Opens Anchorage Office

By Julie Kay |

Holland & Knight has opened its 19th U.S. office, the latest being in Anchorage, Alaska, with eight defectors from Patton Boggs.

Andrew M. Smulian

Akerman's Andrew Smulian Discusses Firm's Pro Bono Guardians Ad Litem Commitment

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Akerman chairman and CEO Andrew Smulian discusses the firm's pro bono commitment to serve as guardians ad litem for children.

Beth Alcalde

Beth Alcalde Named Managing Partner Of Akerman's Palm Beach Offices

By Julie Kay |

Akerman tax partner Beth Alcalde has been named managing partner of the firm's Boca Raton, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach offices.

Two Former Greenspoon Attorneys Open Shop in Plantation

By Julie Kay |

Milton Blaut and Michael Weiss worked at the Fort Lauderdale law firm for eight years before starting Blaut Weiss Law Group in Plantation.

Southeast Financial Center

Fox Rothschild Joins Bevy Of Firms At Southeast Financial

By Julie Kay |

Fox Rothschild is the latest law firm to lease space at the Southeast Financial Center, becoming the 26th to call the 55-story office tower home.

Miles McGrane III Joins Salmon & Dulberg as Mediator

By Julie Kay |

Just months after retiring, former Florida Bar president Miles McGrane III has joined Salmon & Dulberg as a mediator.

Bryan Cave Opens Miami Office With Two Prominent Litigators

By Julie Kay |

St. Louis-based Bryan Cave has established a beachhead in Miami, signing a lease for 10,015 square feet at the Southeast Financial Center.

Akerman Senterfitt

Akerman Group Focuses On Medical Marijuana

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Akerman launched a regulated substances task force to assist clients with proposed changes in laws governing regulated substances, including medical marijuana.

Holland & Knight Expands Bogota Office

By Julie Kay |

Holland & Knight is adding 13 attorneys in its Bogota office, significantly expanding its Latin American presence.

Jorge J. Perez

Ex-Judge Jorge Perez Joins Squire Sanders

By Julie Kay |

Former Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Perez is joining the Miami office of Squire Sanders as of counsel.

Julian Stroleny and Christopher Pagan

Former State Prosecutors Launch Medical Marijuana Practice

By Julie Kay |

Two Miami-Dade prosecutors quit their public jobs to become criminal defense attorneys and consult on prospects for legalized medical marijuana.

Barry Mukamal

Soneet Kapila, Barry Mukamal Open Consulting Firm

By Julie Kay |

Soneet Kapila and Barry Mukamal, two of the most prominent forensic accountants and trustees in South Florida, have joined forces to form KapilaMukamal with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.