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Cozen O’Connor has lured a trio of additional lawyers to its expanding Miami office, including 30-year White & Case litigator Charles C. Kline, another White & Case veteran and Kline’s son, who was practicing in-house at Miami-based Kelly Tractor Co.

Kline, his son Charles R. “Reid” Kline and former White & Case senior associate Jason Domark all joined the Philadelphia-based firm Monday as members, extending Cozen’s expansion push in Miami and deepening its bench of commercial litigators.

The Miami office has grown from seven lawyers to 35 in the last three years, and the firm plans to move into larger office space in its current downtown building at 200 Biscayne Boulevard in the coming months. The new space will include the 30th floor and part of the 29th floor, adding room for about another 10 attorneys.

Some of the growth has been individual hires, but Cozen also hired four immigration lawyers from Fox Rothschild early this year, and in 2016 the office gained 15 intellectual property lawyers from a combination with the Feldman Gale firm, which was almost all of their Miami office, said Martin Schrier, the office’s managing partner and vice chair of the firm’s corporate practice group.

“They’ve had some fantastic growth with some really great people,” Domark said. “Cozen as a whole is known for having a great litigation practice, which was fantastic for us. We saw Cozen as a great platform to service our existing clients and to also grow our business. They have all these great different areas of litigation that complement our practice.” He cited Cozen’s IP, labor and employment and M&A expertise as strong draws.

Domark spent more than a dozen years at White & Case, with a focus on fiduciary litigation, including trusts and estates and partnership issues, and real estate disputes. Charles Kline was at the firm for 28 years and was once the Miami office managing partner. His practive encompasses antitrust, unfair trade practices, business tort, foreign corrupt practices and constitutional claims against governmental agencies.

Reid Kline’s practice focuses on commercial litigation but with an emphasis on contract disputes, international disputes and real estate property development litigation.

“Reid and I graduated from law school together so we’ve been friends for over a decade and we’ve actually gotten a chance to work together a few times as well,” Domark said. “On matters at White & Case when we needed some help he would come in.”

Schrier said Cozen spends two years integrating new members’ into the nationwide firm and providing opportunities to get to know the resources available, including partners at other locations.

“That’s easy when you only have 30 to 35 people,” Schrier said. “The hard part is learning who the people around the firm are that can help you expand your practice.”

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Cozen O’Connor has lured a trio of additional lawyers to its expanding Miami office, including 30-year White & Case litigator Charles C. Kline, another White & Case veteran and Kline’s son, who was practicing in-house at Miami-based Kelly Tractor Co.

Kline, his son Charles R. “Reid” Kline and former White & Case senior associate Jason Domark all joined the Philadelphia-based firm Monday as members, extending Cozen’s expansion push in Miami and deepening its bench of commercial litigators.

The Miami office has grown from seven lawyers to 35 in the last three years, and the firm plans to move into larger office space in its current downtown building at 200 Biscayne Boulevard in the coming months. The new space will include the 30th floor and part of the 29th floor, adding room for about another 10 attorneys.

Some of the growth has been individual hires, but Cozen also hired four immigration lawyers from Fox Rothschild early this year, and in 2016 the office gained 15 intellectual property lawyers from a combination with the Feldman Gale firm, which was almost all of their Miami office, said Martin Schrier, the office’s managing partner and vice chair of the firm’s corporate practice group.

“They’ve had some fantastic growth with some really great people,” Domark said. “Cozen as a whole is known for having a great litigation practice, which was fantastic for us. We saw Cozen as a great platform to service our existing clients and to also grow our business. They have all these great different areas of litigation that complement our practice.” He cited Cozen’s IP, labor and employment and M&A expertise as strong draws.

Domark spent more than a dozen years at White & Case , with a focus on fiduciary litigation, including trusts and estates and partnership issues, and real estate disputes. Charles Kline was at the firm for 28 years and was once the Miami office managing partner. His practive encompasses antitrust, unfair trade practices, business tort, foreign corrupt practices and constitutional claims against governmental agencies.

Reid Kline’s practice focuses on commercial litigation but with an emphasis on contract disputes, international disputes and real estate property development litigation.

“Reid and I graduated from law school together so we’ve been friends for over a decade and we’ve actually gotten a chance to work together a few times as well,” Domark said. “On matters at White & Case when we needed some help he would come in.”

Schrier said Cozen spends two years integrating new members’ into the nationwide firm and providing opportunities to get to know the resources available, including partners at other locations.

“That’s easy when you only have 30 to 35 people,” Schrier said. “The hard part is learning who the people around the firm are that can help you expand your practice.”

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