Business of Law

The attorneys of Cohen | Ruiz join the Miami office of McDonald Hopkins.  Photo: From left to right: Regen Shanzer (associate), Joelle H. Dvir (associate), Mario M. Ruiz (member), and Robert A. Cohen (member).

Miami's Cohen Ruiz Closes Shop, Joins Midwestern Firm

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Business advisory firm Cohen Ruiz is winding down operations after 17 years in practice and will join McDonald Hopkins' Miami office July 10.

Margaret Rosenbaum, Salmon Dulberg.

Ex-Miami-Dade Magistrate Rosenbaum Joins Salmon & Dulberg

By Catherine Wilson |

Margaret Rosenbaum retired this year after serving 12 years as a magistrate handling complex cases in the family division.

Prominent Lawyer Burton Landy Leaves Akerman, Joins Harper Meyer in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

International arbitrator Burton Landy has joined Harper Meyer after 20 years at Akerman.

Kendrick Meek.

Ex-U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek Joins King & Spalding

By Catherine Wilson |

The eight-year congressman and Miami Democrat joins the law firm's government advocacy and public policy practice.

BlackRock's offices in New York. Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg

The Wish List From Business for How to Change Finance Rules

By Elizabeth Dexheimer |

BlackRock Inc. wants Congress to change an aspect of the Volcker Rule that is causing headaches within its hedge fund business. Billionaire Paul Singer wants risky derivative bets curtailed and says regulators should lose their authority to step in when large banks are failing. Uber Technologies Inc. says Washington should eliminate red tape that makes it difficult for the private ride-hailing company to issue shares to its drivers.

Don't Underestimate This US Expansion: It's Headed to a Record

By Sho Chandra and Steve Matthews |

This U.S. expansion may be moving like a tortoise, but it's on its way to win the race.

Timothy Ferguson, Laura Ross and Nera Shefer, with Fowler White.

Fowler White Burnett Adds Three Lawyers in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Fowler White Burnett has hired three lawyers to different groups within its Miami office.

Brinkley Morgan Adds Partner, Expands with New Palm Beach County Office

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Fort Lauderdale-based Brinkley Morgan will merge with the Palm Beach County office of matrimony and family lawyer Martin "Guy" Hanes.

Miami Health Care Litigation Partner Leaves DLA Piper, Rejoins McDermott

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

A former head of health care litigation practice at DLA Piper in Miami has jumped back to McDermott Will & Emery's Miami office.

Six Carlton Fields Real Estate Lawyers Jump to Duane Morris in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Six real estate lawyers have jumped to Duane Morris' rapidly growing Miami office following a down year at Carlton Fields, where real estate was one of the financial bright spots.

Left to right: Peter Abreu CIO and Jonathan Cohen,  partner and general counsel Shutts & Bowen

Shutts & Bowen's Cybersecurity Plan Protected It From Ransomware Attack

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Shutts has put into place a comprehensive cybersecurity to allay client fears about the confidentiality of their records.

Juan Azel.

Hunton & Williams Hires Financial and Regulatory Attorney To Boost Its Banking and Compliance Practice

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Hunton & Williams has hired Standard Chartered Bank's former senior legal regulatory counsel Juan Azel to expand its global banking and regulatory compliance practice.

(l-r) Lawrence Ingram, Jessica Kirkwood Alley, Jason Stearns, and Robert Stines, of Freeborn & Peters

Freeborn & Peters Opens Office in Tampa

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Freeborn & Peters has opened its first Florida office in Tampa with four attorneys from Phelps Dunbar.

John Raymond of Broad & Cassel.

Broad and Cassel Opens Office in Palm Beach with Former Akerman Partner

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Broad and Cassel has opened an office in the Town of Palm Beach and hired former Akerman partner and veteran estate planning attorney John Raymond as a partner.

(l-r) Timothy Gillis, Catrina Markwalter, Sue VanLeeuwen, Jason Campbell, and Morgan Foster, of Shutts & Bowen.

Shutts & Bowen Opens Office in Jacksonville

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

It has absorbed the Jacksonville firm Gillis Way & Campbell.

Eric Lundt, left, and Robert Weill, right, of GrayRobinson.

Two Sedgwick Lawyers Move to GrayRobinson, Driven by Commute

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Two longtime Sedgwick lawyers started work at GrayRobinson's Fort Lauderdale office this week after tiring of the Miami commute they inherited when Sedgwick closed its Broward office last summer.

Santander's Brazil Patience Pays off as Rebound Lifts Profit

By Macarena Munoz Montijano |

Banco Santander SA's commitment to stick with Brazil even through recession is paying off as the country's recovering economy and rising currency fuels a jump in the Spanish lender's profit.

Aram Bloom and Gavin White.

Bloom, White Join Miami Office of Wilson Elser

By Catherine Wilson |

Aram Bloom joins as a partner and Gavin White as of counsel.

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.