People On The Move - Legal

Oct. 22

Elena Otero has joined Holland & Knight’s Miami office as an associate. Otero joins the real estate section and represents borrowers, lenders, purchasers and sellers in the acquisition, sale and financing of real estate. She worked at Katz, Barron, Squitero, Faust, Friedberg, English & Allen. Otero received her bachelor and law degrees from the University of Miami.

David Haber, founding partner of the Miami Law Office of David B. Haber, has been elected to the University of Florida Hillel’s board of directors. Haber received his bachelor and law degrees from the University of Florida.

Paul Jacobs has joined Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith and will be based in the Boca Raton office, focusing on personal injury litigation in the areas of automobile injury, motorcycle and ATV injury, wrongful/accidental deaths, and insurance bad faith. Jacobs worked at Jacobs & Straus. Jacobs got his law degree from the University of Miami and bachelor degree from State University of New York at Binghamton.

Michael C. Minardi has joined Kelley Kronenberg as partner in the West Palm Beach office. He owned and operated Minardi Law. Minardi will co-chair the new regulated substances practice group.

Sergio M. Eslait and Alexander P. Gil have joined the Elias Law Firm firm as associates. Eslait specializes in banking/lender representation, real estate and estate planning. Eslait has a bachelor degree, summa cum laude, from Florida International University and a law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami. Gil specializes in domestic and international estate planning, tax planning, asset protection, probate, trust and guardianship administration. Gil received his bachelor degree from Florida International University, and his law degree, magna cum laude, and a masters of law degree from the University of Miami.

Shahram M. Siddiqui joins Berger Singerman as a partner and member of the business, finance & tax team. He will work in the Miami office. Siddiqui was executive vice president and corporate counsel to LNR Property. Siddiqui received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh and two bachelor degrees, both magna cum laude, from Boston University.