Business of Law

Attorneys, Court Expedite Bankruptcy of Women's Retailer

By Celia Ampel |

A Miami bankruptcy judge confirmed the liquidation plan of women's clothing retailer Simply Fashion Stores Ltd.

Clint J. Gage

Dickinson Wright Breaks Into South Florida Market

By Roy Strom |

Big Law's push into the South Florida market has continued with news Monday that Am Law 200 firm Dickinson Wright has set up shop in Fort Lauderdale.

Zelle Opens Miami Office With Three Attorneys

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

The Zelle insurance and antitrust law firm is opening an office led by a former Cozen O'Connor partner.

Workers' Compensation Rates Could Jump After Court Ruling

By Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida |

After a Florida Supreme Court ruling last month that struck down a limit on attorney fees, workers' compensation insurance rates could go up 17.1 percent, according to a proposal submitted to state regulators.

Hunton & Williams Eying Transatlantic Tie-Up with UK’s Addleshaws

By James Booth |

Hunton & Williams is in merger talks with midmarket U.K. firm Addleshaw Goddard, Legal Week has learned, with Addleshaw managing partner John Joyce expected to discuss the negotiations with partners Tuesday evening.

2015-  Biscayne Bank, at 3121 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, Fl..

Biscayne Bank Named in Panama Papers as Intermediary

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Miami-based Biscayne Bank turns up in the Panama Papers linked to a Colombian sold waste company owner, but the bank calls the listing a mistake.

Florida Agency That Recruits Jobs Will Soon Be Slashing Them

By Gary Fineout, Associated Press |

Fresh off a stinging rebuke by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, the state's economic development agency will move ahead with a plan to lay off roughly a third of its employees.

Judge Grants FTC Bid to Block Office Depot-Staples Deal

By C. Ryan Barber |

Shares in Boca Raton-based Office Depot shrink 38 percent after a federal judge rejects its plans to merger with office supply rival Staples.

Port of Miami

Spending Expected to Rise Next 5 Years at Florida Ports

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida |

Nearly $3.7 billion is projected to be spent, through state, local and private dollars, over the next five years to handle growing international trade at the majority of Florida seaports, according to a report released by the Florida Ports Council.

Bacardi Limited mourns the loss of Ruben Rodriguez, 79, retired chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Bacardi Limited, who passed away earlier this week in Connecticut.

Ex-Bacardi Chairman Ruben Rodriguez Dies at 79

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

The retired Bacardi chairman and CEO died after a long illness.

Tampa Capitalist Ventures Publicly Into Voucher Program

By Brandon Larrabee, News Service of Florida |

For years, Tampa venture capitalist John Kirtley has been a largely behind-the-scenes figure in Florida's de facto school voucher program.

Trump Towers I, II and III in Sunny Isles Beach. Trump Tower I is located at 16001 Collins Ave.

Condo Owners Claim Bad Construction at Trump Towers

By Carla Vianna |

Unit owners are suing the developers of the Trump Towers in Sunny Isles Beach, claiming several hundred alleged construction defects.

Jeffrey A. Neiman

Tax Attorneys See Reason for Clients to Worry About Panama Papers Inquiries

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Some tax attorneys are getting more calls from clients concerned about offshore accounts, and the attorneys expect more scrutiny to come.

9 Lawyers, Including Partners, Leave Carlton Fields for Duane Morris

By Julie Kay |

Five Miami partners, including former Akerman president Robert Zinn, and four associates from Carlton Fields Jorden Burt are decamping for Duane Morris.

A security guard sit outside the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama City, Sunday, April 3, 2016. German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung says it has obtained a vast trove of documents detailing the offshore financial dealings of the rich and famous. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism says the latest trove contains includes nearly 40 years of data from the Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The company didnít immediately respond to a request for comment. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Firm Linked to Panama Papers Targeted in Brazil, Could Face US Probe

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Mossack Fonseca, whose client records of offshore accounts are international media fodder, has been targeted by Brazil's anti-corruption investigators and may be open to U.S. inquiries.

Greenspoon Marder Opens New York Office

By Julie Kay |

The Fort Lauderdale-based law firm recruited nine lawyers from Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan.

Joseph DeMaria

Joseph DeMaria Named Fox Rothschild's First Miami Managing Partner

By Julie Kay |

Joseph DeMaria, formerly of Tew Cardenas, has been named the first managing partner of the Miami office of Fox Rothschild.