AKERMAN

Boca Raton

Joseph M. Landolfi Jr.

Education: Boston University, LLM, 2002; St. Thomas University, J.D., 1997; Fairleigh Dickinson University, M.S., 1994; Villanova University, B.S., 1990

Work history/career highlights: Advisory board, Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, University of Miami Estate and Gift Planning, and Deaf Service Center of Palm Beach County

Practice: Tax

Lateral hire from Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, partner

Miami

Israel Alfonso

Education: New York University, J.D., 1997; University of Miami, B.A., 1994

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association; Board, Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center Trust

Practice: Real estate

Lateral hire from Greenberg Traurig, shareholder

Scott E. Bettridge

Education: John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1995; University of Tennessee, B.A., 1992

Work history/career highlights: Member, University of Miami Citizens Board, Society for Human Resource Management, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Law Symposium New York chapter and American Council of International Personnel

Practice: Labor and employment, immigration planning and compliance practice

Lateral hire from Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, partner

Jennifer Coen Glasser

Education: George Washington University, J.D., 1997; Columbia University, B.A., 1994

Practice: Litigation

Promoted from of counsel

Marbet Lewis

Education: St. Thomas University, J.D., 2004; Florida International University, B.A., 2000

Work history/career highlights: Member, National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys, Cuban American Bar Association, First Amendment Lawyers Association and American Bar Association

Practice: Real estate and alcohol beverage industry practice

Lateral hire from GrayRobinson, shareholder

Robert F. Lewis

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 1997

Work history/career highlights: Member, National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys and Cuban American Bar Association

Practice: Real estate and alcohol beverage industry practice

Lateral hire from GrayRobinson, shareholder

William J. Spratt Jr.

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 1986; Florida International University, M.S., 1974; University of South Florida, B.A., 1968

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association health care section, American Health Lawyers Association and Florida Association of Hospital Attorneys; Former chair and vice chair of the Florida Bar Health Law Certification Committee

Practice: Health care

Lateral hire from K&L Gates, partner

Robert J. Squire

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2002; University of Miami, B.B.A., 1999

Practice: Litigation

Lateral hire from Houck Anderson, shareholder

West Palm Beach

Arlene K. Kline

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1996; Florida State University, B.A., 1994

Work history/career highlights: Member, Academy of Florida Management Attorneys and Palm Beach County Bar Association; Regional board, Anti-Defamation League

Practice:Labor and employment

Promoted from of counsel

ALVAREZ ARRIETA

& DIAZ-SILVEIRA

Miami

Aracely Alicea

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2007; Brown University, B.A., 2000

Work history/career highlights: Member, Florida Bar business law section, Junior League of Miami; Board, Catalyst Miami; Executive committee, Brown Club of Miami

Practice: Corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions

Promoted from associate

ARNSTEIN & LEHR

Miami

Ruben N. Gotlieb

Education: Georgetown University, LLM; University of Memphis, J.D.

Work history/career highlights: Former associate general counsel, Justice Department

Practice: International estate tax, international and domestic estate planning, estate administration. Lateral hire

Mark A. Gotlieb

Education: University of Miami, LLM; Touro Law Center of New York, J.D.

Practice: International and domestic planning, estate administration

Lateral hire

Anthony Kang

Education: Washington University, J.D., 2007; Duke University, B.A., 2004

Work history/career highlights: Former law clerk, U.S. House Judiciary Committee

Practice: Commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate and representation of Chinese and Taiwanese entities and individuals in South Florida

Promoted from associate

Jay M. Rosen

Education: Boston University School, LL.M, 2003; University of Miami, J.D., 2002; George Washington University, B.A., 1999

Work history/career highlights: Outside general counsel to corporate clients

Practice: Corporate transactions and counseling practice group; public and private securities offerings and securities disclosure, corporate governance and debt and equity financing, including private offerings under the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.

Promoted from associate

BAKER & MCKENZIE

Miami

Steven Hadjilogiou

Education: University of Florida, LLM, 2006, J.D., 2005, M.S., 2005, B.S., 2001

Work history/career highlights: Member of the Georwgia Bar; Co-chair, Florida Bar federal tax division; Vice chair, Florida Bar international tax in-bound committee; Member, Florida International Bankers Association young professionals committee; Secretary-treasurer, Greater Miami Tax Institute; Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Adjunct professor, University of Miami School of Law tax LLM program; Three-time recipient, Florida Bar tax section chair’s special merit award

Practice: International tax, state and local tax planning, subpart F planning, treaty issues, partnership tax and general tax

Promoted from associate

BERGER SINGERMAN

Boca Raton

Benjamin Zuckerman

Education: Boston University, J.D.; Harvard University, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association and American Civil Liberties Union

Practice: Complex commercial litigation and corporate

Lateral hire from Buckingham, Doolittle, & Burroughs, partner

Miami

Barry D. Lapides

Education: University of Florida, LLM, J.D.; Emory University, B.B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Advisory board, University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies and AIPAC Miami Club

Practice: Commercial real estate

Lateral hire from Duane Morris, partner

Isaac M. Marcushamer

Education: Hofstra University, J.D.; University of Toronto, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Board, Turnaround Management Association Florida chapter and co-chair, Global NextGen Committee; Member, Brazilian Chamber of Commerce of Florida; Former law clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Raymond B. Ray

Practice: Bankruptcy, restructuring and complex commercial litigation

Promoted from associate

Nancy Watkin

Education: University of Miami, LLM, J.D.; University of Florida, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Former partner, Yoss LLP; Board, South Dade Estate Planning Council; Member, Florida Bar tax and real property, probate and taxation section

Practice: Wealth preservation, estate planning and tax

Lateral hire from Nash Axman Watkins, partner

BILZIN SUMBERG BAENA

PRICE & AXELROD

Miami

Bryan Hawks

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2005; Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S., 1997

Work history/career highlights: Member of the Dade County Young Lawyers Division; Former associate, Hogan & Hartson and Greenberg Traurig; Contributor to Blizin Sumberg blog “New Miami”

Practice: Real estate

Promoted from associate

Joshua A. Kaplan

Education: New York University, LLM, 2006; American University, J.D., 2005; University of Florida, M.A., B.S., 2002

Work history/career highlights: Member, New York Bar; Certified public accountant

Practice: Tax

Promoted from associate

Jeffrey I. Snyder

Education: University of Texas, J.D., 2005; University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1999

Work history/career highlights: Member, Florida Bar business law section, Bankrutpcy/UCC committee of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Practice: Restructuring and bankruptcy

Promoted from associate

BROAD AND CASSEL

Boca Raton

David Itskovich

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2004; New York University, B.A., 1999

Work history/career highlights: Graduate, Leadership Fort Lauderdale Program Class XVI

Practice: Banking, institutional lending and real estate

Promoted from associate

Matthew Thompson

Education: Loyola University Chicago, J.D., 2004; University of Wisconsin-Madision, B.B.A, 2001

Practice: Corporate and securities

Promoted from senior counsel

Fort Lauderdale

Matthew Nelles

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1994; Rutgers University, B.S., 1989

Work history/career highlights: Board certified in intellectual property law; Registered patent attorney; Former president, Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida

Practice: Commercial litigation, intellectual property

Promoted from of counsel

Vanessa Reynolds

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1988; Florida International University, B.A., 1979

Work history/career highlights: Certified in health care privacy compliance; Graduate, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce senior executive orientation

Practice: Health care

Promoted from of counsel

Miami

Christopher Staller

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 2003; University of Miami, M.B.A., 2000; University of Florida, B.S., 1999

Work history/career highlights: Member, Leadership Boca Class of 2006

Practice: Real estate and special assets

Promoted from senior counsel

CARLTON FIELDS JORDEN BURT

Miami

Christopher O. Aird

Education: University of Miami, J.D., M.B.A., B.A.

Practice: Complex commercial litigation and construction litigation

Promoted from associate

Andres F. Chagui

Education: University of Southern California, J.D.; Vanderbilt Univeristy, B.A.

Practice: Financial services and insurance litigation and national class actions

Promoted from associate

Tenikka L. Jones

Education: University of Miami, J.D.; Florida State, B.S.

Practice: National trial practice, banking and consumer finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, labor and employment, ERISA and real property litigation

Promoted from associate

Michael E. Strauch

Education: University of Miami, J.D.; University of Maryland, M.A., B.A.

Practice: National trial practice, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, financial services and insurance litigation, and real property litigation

Promoted from associate

West Palm Beach

M. Derek Harris

Education: Georgetown University, J.D.; University of Delaware, B.A.

Practice: Commercial litigation

Promoted from of counsel

COLODNY, FASS, TALENFELD, KARLINKSKY, ABATE & WEBB

Fort Lauderdale

Amy L. Koltnow

Education: Stetson University, J.D., 1991; University of Florida, B.S., 1986

Practice: Insurance litigation, business litigation, administrative, commercial law

Promoted from associate

COFFEY BURLINGTON

Miami

Armando Rosquete

Education: Harvard, J.D.; Cornell University, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Former assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Florida; Former clerk for Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero

Practice: Commercial litigation, internal investigations, white collar criminal

Promoted from associate

DIMOND KAPLAN & ROTHSTEIN

West Palm Beach

Jill Weiss

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 2003; New York University, M.B.A., 1990; Emory University, B.A., 1984

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association and Hispanic Bar Association; President, Palm Beach County Bar Association

Practice: Litigation

Lateral hire from Sachs Sax Caplan, associate

FOLEY & LARDNER

Miami

Carlos Abarca

Education: Stanford Law School, J.D., 1998; IESE, Universidad De Navarra, Spain, M.B.A., 1988; Tufts University, B.A., 1986

Work history/career highlights: Former vice president of corporate finance, Chase Manhattan Bank; Former partner, Tew Cardenas; former of counsel, Greenberg Traurig

Practice: Corporate, lending and cross-border transactions

Lateral hire from Infante Zumpano, partner

Emil Infante

Education: Georgetown University, LLM, 2001; St. Mary’s University, J.D., 1999; University of Dayton, M.A., 1996; Sacred Heart University, B.A., 1994

Work history/career highlights: Member, International Bar Association, Cuban American Bar Association, National Hispanic Bar Association. U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms

Practice: Securities, financial regulation, banking and cross-border transactions

Lateral hire from Infante Zumpano, founder and managing partner

Myla Reizen

Education: University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1995; Vanderbilt University, B.S., 1991

Work history/career highlights: Executive Council, Florida Bar health law section; Member, Florida Bar CLE committee, American Health Lawyers Association and American Bar Association; Former assistant general counsel for national health system

Practice: Health care

Lateral hire from Jones Walker, partner

FOWLER WHITE BURNETT

West Palm Beach

Eric Rosen

Education: California Western, J.D., 1985; Columbia Univeristy, B.A., 1982

Work history/career highlights: Member, Florida Bar business law section, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida and New York Bar; Board, Palm Beach Bar Association north county section

Practice: Restructuring, bankruptcy

Lateral hire from Rosen P.A., partner

FOX ROTHSCHILD

Miami

Raul J. Valdes-Fauli

Education: Harvard University, J.D., 1968; Tulane University, B.A.,1965

Work history/career highlights: Former mayor and city commissioner, Coral Gables; Former partner, Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli and Steel Hector & Davis; Former chair, BBU Bank; President, France Florida Foundation of the Arts; Knight, Order of Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur

Practice: Corporate, financial services, international

Lateral hire from Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli, partner

West Palm Beach

Howard Bergman

Education: Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1975; Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges, B.A., 1971

Work history/career highlights: Board, United Way of Palm Beach County and Economic Council of Palm Beach County; Former managing shareholder, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton office of Greenberg Traurig

Practice: Real estate

Lateral hire from Greenberg Traurig, managing shareholder

Gary M. Dunkel

Education: Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1982; Duke University, B.S., 1979

Work history/career highlights: Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association and Duke University Alumni Admissions Committee; Board, Temple Beth El; Former board member, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County

Practice: Business litigation, financial services, automotive

Lateral hire from Greenberg Traurig, partner

Carol E. Thorstad-Forsyth

Education: New England School of Law, J.D., 2004; Boston University, B.S., 2000

Work history/career highlights: Member, Organizational Involvement American Intellectual Property Law Association; Co-chair, 2014 AIPLA Women in Intellectual Property networking event

Practice: Intellectual property

Promoted from associate

GAEBE, MULLEN,

ANTONELLI & DIMATTEO

Coral Gables

Matthew Martin

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2008; Emory University, B.A., 2005

Work history/career highlights: Member, Dade County Bar Association and Coral Gables Bar Association

Practice: Nursing home/ALF, insurance, personal injury, wrongful death, construction and bankruptcy litigation

Promoted from associate

Carlos Salup

Education: St. Thomas University, J.D., 2006; University of Florida, B.A., 2003

Work history/career highlights: Member, Coral Gables Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Cuban American Bar Association and American Association for Justice

Practice: Catastrophic injury, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, products liability and truck accidents

Promoted from associate

GENOVESE JOBLOVE & BATTISTA

Miami

Carlos E. Sardi

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 2004; University of Miami, M.B.A., 1987, B.B.A., 1985

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bar Association and Venezuelan American National Bar Association

Practice: Promoted from associate

GORDON & REES

Miami

Jose I. Leon

Education: University of Chicago, J.D.; University of Miami, B.A.

Practice: Insurance coverage, bad-faith litigation, employment

Promoted from senior counsel

Jacqueline M. De Leon

Education: University of Miami, J.D.; Southern Illinois University, M.S.; Southeast Missouri State University, B.S.

Practice: Insurance, labor and employment

Promoted from senior counsel

GRAYROBINSON

Boca Raton

Mitchell B. Kirschner

Education: John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1979; Brooklyn College, B.A., 1974

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Florida Bar real property, probate and trust section and Palm Beach County Personnel Appeals Board; Board-certified in real estate; Board, Boca Raton Community Hospital

Practice: Real estate and land use

Lateral hire from Mitchell Kirschner P.A.

J. Michael Marshall

Education: Florida State, J.D., 2001; University of North Carolina, M.B.A., 1998; North Carolina State University, B.S., 1994

Work history/career highlights: Executive member, Riverwalk Trust; Infrastructure committee member, Urban Land Institute; Member, Florida Bar environmental and land use law section

Practice: Land use, planning and zoning

Lateral hire from Siemon & Larsen

Michelle F. Tanzer

Education: Emory University, J.D., B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Arbitration Association; Board, Golf Course Builders Association of America; Creator, IConnect Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

Practice: Residential, resort and club

Lateral hire from Holland & Knight, partner

Fort Lauderdale

Joseph T. Ducanis Jr.

Education: University of Florida, J.D., 1990; University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, B.S., 1983

Work history/career highlights: Certified in wills, trusts and estates law; Member, Broward County Estate Planning Council

Practice: Estate planning

Lateral hire from Fowler White Boggs, partner

Paul H. Minoff

Education: Rutgers University, J.D., 1999; State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1994

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association; New Jersey Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and Broward County Bar Association; Former vice president and associate general counsel, JPMorgan Chase home loans litigation department

Practice: Litigation

Promoted from of counsel

Michael D. Nicoleau

Education: Cornell University, J.D., 1997; University of Maryland, B.S., 1993

Work history/career highlights: Former in-house counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Practice: Litigation

Lateral hire from FDIC, counsel

Ronald J. Tomassi Jr.

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2006; University of Florida, B.S., 1998

Work history/career highlights: Member, Leadership Fort Lauderdale Class XIX

Practice: Litigation

Promoted from senior associate

Miami

Terrance W. Anderson Jr.

Education: St. Thomas University, J.D., 2006; University of South Florida, B.S., 1999

Work history/career highlights: Member, Dade County Bar Association

Practice: Litigation

Promoted from senior associate

Neil E. Bayer

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 1983; Tufts University, B.A.,1980

Work history/career highlights: Member, Florida Bar grievance committee; Former chair, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society

Practice: Admiralty, maritime and aviation

Lateral hire from Bayer Law Group, partner

William W. Riley Jr.

Education: University of Florida, J.D., 2001; George Washington University, B.A., 1997

Work history/career highlights: Member, Dade County Bar Association, American Bar Association and Latin American Business Association

Practice: Land use, zoning and environmental

Lateral hire from Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, partner

GREENBERG TRAURIG

Miami

Drew A. Altman

Education: University of Florida, J.D., 2006; New College of Florida, B.A., 1997

Work history/career highlights: Former financial adviser, Prudential Sercuries Inc.; Graduate, Leadership Miami

Practice: Corporate and securities

Promoted from associate

Ryan D. Bailine

Education: University of Miami, M.BA., 2003, J.D., 2002; Rutgers University, B.A., 1999

Work history/career highlights: Outside counsel, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart; Board, Jewish Federation of Miami-Dade County; Member, District of Columbia and New Jersey bars

Practice: Land development

Lateral hire from Shutts & Bowen, shareholder

Ilene K. Kobert

Education: University of Miami, J.D.,1988; Syracuse University, A.B., 1985

Work history/career highlights: Former director and senior attorney, Burger King Corp.; former senior real estate attorney, Centres Inc.; Member, American Bar Association

Practice: Real estate

Promoted from of counsel

Ian M. Ross

Education: Duke University, J.D., 2005; Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 2002

Work history/career highlights: Litigation committee vice chair, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; Executive committee co-chair, Americans for Immigrant Justice Young Professionals Group; Event committee, Friends of St. Jude Miami; American Bar Association Young Advocates Committee

Practice: Litigation

Promoted from associate

Victor Semah

Education: Boston University, J.D., 2006; City University of New York at Baruch College, B.A., 2003

Practice: Corporate and securities, emerging technology

Promoted from associate

Brenda K. Supple

Education: St. Thomas University, J.D., 1997; Florida International University, B.A., 1993

Work history/career highlights: Assistant general counsel, Greenberg Traurig; former director, Greenberg Traurig intake and conflict department

Practice: Office of firm counsel

Promoted from of counsel

West Palm Beach

Jonathan C. Chane

Education: Stetson University, J.D., 1997; University of Florida, B.A., 1994

Work history/career highlights: Former assistant state attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit; Former Palm Beach County legal team steering committee for Obama/Biden presidential campaign, 2008; Former White House intern, 1993; President, Temple Judea; Member, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Practice: Litigation

Promoted from of counsel

Jason H. Okleshen

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2001; Emory University, B.A., 1998

Work history/career highlights: Co-chair, commercial litigation and trial advocacy section, Palm Beach County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference; Board, Soup Kitchen of Boynton Beach

Practice: Litigation

Promoted from associate

GREENSPOON MARDER

Boca Raton

Garry W. O’Donnell

Education: University of Dayton, J.D., M.A., B.A.

Work history/career history: Member, Florida Bar business litigation certification committee, American Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association and South Palm Beach County Bar Association; Chair, Florida Bar fee arbitration committee;

Practice: Litigation

Lateral hire from Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, shareholder

Thomas E. Sliney

Education: University of Michigan, J.D.; Dartmouth College, B.A.

Work history/ career highlights: Trustee, R.A. Ritter Foundation; Member, Boca Raton Humane Society Foundation; Advisory board, Florida Atlantic University College of Arts and Letters; Board of Overseers, Lynn University; Member, Republican Party of Palm Beach County

Practice: Estates and trusts

Lateral hire from Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, shareholder

Fort Lauderdale

Dariel Abrahamy

Education: University of Miami, J.D.; Washington University, B.S., B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Member, Leadership Broward Class XXIX; Lecturer, Sterling Education Services-Landlord- tenant law

Practice: Litigation

Promoted from associate

Michael J. Alman

Education: South Texas, J.D.; University of Florida, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Member, Broward County Bar Association and American Bar Association

Practice: Family and marital

Lateral hire from Michael Alman P.A., shareholder

Jeffrey Backman

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D.; Florida Atlantic University, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Planning Association Broward section

Practice: Litigation

Promoted from associate

Steven Wherry

Education: University of Akron, J.D.; Citadel, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Membe, Boy Scouts of America Legal Aid Service of Broward County; Member, Florida Bar NEXT steering committee

Practice: Administrative and government

Lateral hire from Wherry Law P.A., shareholder

GROSSMAN ROTH

Coral Gables

Brett von Borke

Education: Boston College, J.D., 2007, B.A., 2003

Work history/career highlights: Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, Dade County Bar Association and Coral Gables Bar Association

Practice: Complex business litigation, class actions, personal injury

Promoted from associate

GUNSTER

Miami

Angel A. Cortinas

Education: Harvard, J.D., 1987; Brown University, B.A., 1984

Work history/career highlights: Former judge, Third District Court of Appeal; Adjunct professor of Florida constitutional law, University of Miami and Florida International University

Practice: Business litigation, white-collar criminal defense, appeals, receiverships, arbitration, mediation and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Lateral hire from Third District Court of Appeal

Simon Ferro

Education: University of Florida, J.D., 1978; University of Miami, B.A., 1975

Work history/career highlights: Former U.S. Ambassador to Panama; Former board member, Overseas Private Investment Corp.; Former chair, Florida Democratic Party

Practice: Environmental and land use

Lateral hire from Genovese Joblove & Battista

Jorge D. Guttman

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2005; Eckerd College, B.A., 2000

Work history/career highlights: Member, Venezuelan American National Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Cuban American Bar Association and American Bar Association

Practice: Business litigation, international, torts, fraud, breach of contract and real estate disputes

Promoted from associate

Marc Brody

Education: New York University, LLM, 2006; Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 2005; Hofstra University, B.B.A., 1995

Work history/career highlights: Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association

Practice: Business law, technology and emerging companies, corporate governance, franchise and tax

Promoted from associate

HOLLAND & KNIGHT

Miami

Miguel A. De Grandy

Education: University of Florida, J.D., 1981, B.S., 1979

Work history/career highlights: Former member, Florida House; Fomer chairman, Cuban-American Caucus of State Legislators

Practice: Litigation, dispute resolution, government procurement, contracts, land use and regulatory issues

Lateral hire from Miguel A. De Grandy P.A., principal shareholder

Anna Marie Hernandez

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2001; Florida International University, B.A., 1997

Work history/career highlights: Vice president, Cuban American Bar Association; Director, Spellman-Hoeveler American Inns of Court

Practice: Real estate and commercial litigation

Promoted from senior counsel

Juan C. Zorilla

Education: Boston College, J.D., 1983, B.A., 1980

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association and Cuban American Bar Association

Practice: Commercial litigation and bankruptcy

Lateral hire from Zorrilla & Associates, founder

HINSHAW & CULBERTSON

Coral Gables

Eric A. Hiller

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2006; Colgate University, B.A., 2003

Work history/career highlights: Former law clerk for the Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Peter R. Lopez; Member, Dade County Bar Association and Caribbean Bar Association

Practice: Insurance coverage and complex commercial litigation

Promoted from associate

John Lukacs

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., University of Florida, B.S.

Work history/career highlights: Member of the Dade County Bar Association; Recipient, Put Something Back pro bono award

Practice: Complex business disputes and commercial litigation

Lateral hire from John C. Lukacs P.A., founder and principal

Pedro E. Hernandez

Education: Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2006; Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A., 2003

Work history/career highlights: Member, Cuban American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association and Dade County Defense Bar Association

Practice: Commercial, construction, coverage and health care litigation

Promoted from associate

K&L GATES

Miami

David Baghdassarian

Education: Hofstra University, J.D.; New York University, B.A.

Practice: Health care

Promoted from associate

Rebecca C. Kibbe

Education: University of Miami, J.D.; Spring Hill College, B.S.

Practice: Toxic tort

Promoted from associate

KATZ BARRON SQUITERO FAUST FRIEDBERG ENGLISH & ALLEN

Fort Lauderdale

Charles J. Duffy III

Education: Duquesne University, J.D., 1990, B.S., 1987

Work history/career highlights: Former general counsel, Kirk Pharmaceuticals LLC and AndaPharm LLC; Member, Pennsylvania Bar

Practice: Private equity, mergers and acquisitions, real estate development and Internet/technology

Lateral hire from Charles J. Duffy III, principal

Michael S. Greene

Education: University of Florida, J.D., 1981, B.A., 1978

Work history/career highlights: Certified indoor environmentalist, Indoor Air Quality Association; Advisory board, University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies

Practice: Real estate development, acquisition and finance, workouts and restructuring, design, construction and hospitality

Lateral hire from Boyd & Jenerette, partner

Jacqueline F. Howe

Education: Rutgers University, B.A., 1990; Michigan State University, J.D., 1996

Work history/career highlights: Adjunct law professor, Nova Southeastern University

Practice: Litigation, commercial and complex litigation, franchise litigation, employment and real estate

Lateral hire from Howe Austin P.L., managing partner

Shari Ben Moussa

Education: University of Florida, J.D., 2007; Washington University, B.A., 2002

Work history/career highlights: Vice chair and advertising coordinator, Florida Bar ActionLine; Member, Dade County Bar Association and American Bar Association; Executive council, Florida Bar real property, probate and trust section

Practice: Real estate

Promoted from associate

KELLEY KRONENBERG

Fort Lauderdale

Robert D. Friedman

Education: Florida State University, J.D., 2002; University of Maryland, B.S., 1999

Work history/career highlights: Member, Tamarac and Coconut Creek Chambers of Commerce, Construction Association of South Florida, Associated General Contractors of America and District of Columbia Bar

Practice: Workers’ compensation

Promoted from associate

Melissa A. O’Connor

Education: St. Thomas University, J.D., 2007; John Hopkins University, M.S., 2001; University of Miami, B.A., 1997

Work history/career highlights: Member, Hawaii Bar; LEED green associate, Green Building Certification Institute; Former environmental scientist, Hawaii Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch

Practice: Environmental

Promoted from associate

Amy B. Siegel

Education: Emory University, J.D., 2001; Washington University, B.A., 1998

Work history/career highlights: Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association workers’ compensation practice committee and the Georgia Bar

Practice: Workers’ compensation defense

Promoted from associate

Tanaz Salehi

Education: St. Thomas University, J.D., 2007; University of Florida, B.A., 2001

Work history/career highlights: Member, California Bar, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Women’s Emergency Network and FemEx Miami

Practice: Property, casualty claim, construction defense, civil litigation, wrongful death and catastrophic injury liability

Promoted from associate

Miami

Joseph A. Yolofsky

Education: University of Illinois, J.D., 2004, B.S., 1995

Work history/career highlights: Member, Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association, Florida Bar’s military affairs committee; Major, U.S. Marine Corps

Practice: Business and commercial litigation

Lateral hire from Rafferty Law Firm, chair of litigation group

KLUGER KAPLAN SILVERMAN KATZEN & LEVINE

Miami???

Justin Kaplan

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2006; University of Florida, B.A., 2002

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association, Cuban American Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, Dade County Bar Association, University of Miami Alumni Association and University of Florida Alumni Association

Practice: Complex business disputes

Promoted from associate

Michael Landen

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1998; University of Florida, B.S.,1994

Practice: Commercial litigation, labor and employment

Promoted from of counsel

Terri Meyers

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1990; George Washington University, B.A., 1986

Work history/career highlights: Member, South Palm Beach Bar Association, Gold Coast Builders Association and Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers

Practice: Commercial complex litigation

Promoted from of counsel

KOZYAK TROPIN & THROCKMORTON

Coral Gables

Javier A. Lopez

Education: George Washington University, J.D., 2005; Harvard University, B.A., 2002

Work history/career highlights: Former White House legal clerk; Former intern for U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart; Board, Cuban American Bar Association

Practice: Commercial litigation

Promoted from associate

LEON COSGROVE

Coral Gables

James R. Bryan

Education: University of Florida, J.D., 2003; Yale University, B.A., 1998

Work history/career highlights: Member of the Dade County Bar Association; Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee; Former clerk for the HOnorable William P. Dimitrouleas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Practice: Complex commercial litigation, class action, antitrust, intellectual property

Lateral hire from Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

Andrew Boese

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2004; Excelsior College, B.S., 1995

Work history/career highlights: Adjunct faculty member of the University of Miami; Captain in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps.

Practice: Civil trial, appellate, complex commercial litigation

Latearl hire from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, associate

Benjamin Weinberg

Education: University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 2000, B.A., 1996

Work history/career highlights: Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Practice: Complex commercial litigation and financial services

Lateral hire from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, associate

Andrew Zaron

Education: University of Florida, J.D., 1992; University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1989

Work history/career highlights: Former bankruptcy and restructuring clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert A. Mark

Practice: Bankruptcy and restructuring, commercial litigation

Lateral hire from DLA Piper, partner

LYDECKER DIAZ

Miami

Reginald Clyne

Education: Duke University, J.D., M.P.A.; University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Member, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission and Florida Bar member outreach committee; Former president, Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association; Member, Mayor’s Urban Revitalization Task Force; Executive board, Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP; Member, Southern District of Florida ad hoc readmission committee; Executive board, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce

Practice: Complex commercial, employment, environmental and mass tort litigation

Lateral hire from Clyne & Associates, founding partner

MARKOWITZ, RINGEL,

TRUSTY & HARTOG

Miami

Adrian C. Delancy

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 1995; Georgetown University, B.S., 1991

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association; President, Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services

Practice: Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights

Promoted from associate

Jeremy Firth

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2004; University of Massachusetts at Lowell, B.S., 2001

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, South Miami-Kendall Bar Association and Commercial Law League of America

Practice: Business litigation and dispute resolution

Promoted from associate

Joshua H. Rosenberg

Education: University of Miami, LLM, 2005, J.D., 2004; University of Maryland, B.A., 2000

Work history/career highlights: Member, Dade County Bar Association and South Miami-Kendall Bar Association

Practice: Probate, guardianship, estate planning and elder law

Promoted from associate

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY

Miami

Effie Silva

Education: University of Florida, J.D., 2001; Wellesley College, B.A., 1996

Work history/career highlights: Board, Dade County Bar Association, Legal Services of Greater Miami, American Inns of Court

Practice: Commercial litigation, health care litigation and international arbitration

Lateral hire from Baker & McKenzie, associate

MELAND RUSSIN & BUDWICK

Miami

Daniel N. Gonzalez

Education: University of Florida, J.D.; Boston College, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: President, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida

Practice: Financial restructuring, reorganization, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy trustee representation

Promoted from of counsel

PANZA MAURER & MAYNARD

Fort Lauderdale

Pascale Achille

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D; Florida State University, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Member, Broward County chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters; Former assistant state attorney, Broward County

Practice: Commercial, transactional and real estate

Pamela M. Kane

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1985; University of Florida, B.A., 1981

Work history/career highlights: Member, Florida Bar environmental and land use section, American Bar Association; Board, Young at Art Inc. and South Plantation High School Advisory Council

Practice: Administrative, regulatory, land use, property rights and environmental

Robin J. King

Education: University of Miami, J.D.,1984; Florida International University, M.S., 1980, B.S., 1979; University of Miami, B.A., 1975

Work history/career highlights: Executive council, Florida Bar real property trust law section; Member, Florida Bar attorney trust liaison conference committee, Florida Bar guardianship rules committee and United Way of Broward County and Broward Partnership for the Homeless planned giving committees; Board, Broward Health Foundation and Make a Wish Foundation planned giving committees

Practice: Estate planning, probate, trusts and guardianship administration

Lateral hire, partner

PODHURST ORSECK

Miami

John Gravante

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2002; Florida Atlantic University, B.A., 1999

Work history/career highlights: Member, Dade County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Miami-Dade Justice Association, American Association for Justice and Florida Justice Association

Practice: Complex commercial litigation, class actions and personal injury

Promoted from associate

Ramon Rasco

Education: Columbia University, J.D., 2002; Harvard University, A.B., 1999

Work history/career highlights: Member, Dade County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, American Justice Association and Cuban American Bar Association

Practice: Commercial litigation, personal injury/wrongful death litigation, aviation litigation, complex class actions and white collar criminal defense

Promoted from associate

RIVERO MESTRE

Coral Gables

Paula Aguila

Education: University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2007; Florida International University, B.A., 2004

Work history/career highlights: Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity; Intern, Judge José Salgado, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires

Practice: Complex commercial litigation, including international litigation and arbitration, and white collar criminal defense

Promoted from associate

Charlie Whorton

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2007; North Carolina State University, B.S., 2004

Work history/career highlights: Judicial intern, U.S. Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff and Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Henry Leyte-Vidal; Executive editor, University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

Practice: Commercial litigation

Promoted from associate

RUMBERGER KIRK & CALDWELL

Miami

Marty Fulgueira Elfenbein

Education: University of Florida, J.D., 2005, B.S., 2002

Work history/career highlights: Member, International Aviation Women’s Association and Defense Research Institute aviation section

Practice: Aviation, product liability and casualty defense

Promoted from associate

Nicole Sieb Smith

Education: University of Miami, J.D.,. 2005; Smith College, B.A., 1996

Work history/career highlights: Member, Florida Bar student education and admissions committee

Practice: Commercial litigation and employment

Promoted from associate

SHOOK, HARDY & BACON

Miami

Alexandra Bach Lagos

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2006; Smith College, B.A.,2003

Practice: Products liability defense and civil litigation defense

Promoted from associate

SHUTTS & BOWEN

Fort Lauderdale

George N. Andrews

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 2005; Barry University, B.S., 1992

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association, Broward Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and Leadership Broward

Practice: Business litigation

Promoted from associate

Miami

Alfredo L. Gonzalez Jr.

Education: Columbia University, J.D., 2004; University of Miami, B.A., 2000

Work history/career highlights: Former clerk to Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero; Former assistant general counsel, University of Miami; Member, New York Bar

Practice: Immigration and appellate

Promoted from associate

Harris J. Koroglu

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2006, B.S., 2002

Work history/career highlights: Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association and American Bar Association

Practice: Creditors rights and bankruptcy

Promoted from associate

Rachel M. LaMontagne

Education: St. Thomas University, J.D., 1996; Florida State University, B.S., 1993

Practice: Personal injury and litigation

Promoted from of counsel

West Palm Beach

Daniel J. Barsky

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2006; Bates College, B.S., 2003

Work history/career highlights: Board, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries and Palm Beach County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association young lawyers division

Practice: Business litigation and intellectual property

Promoted from associate

SMITH CURRIE & HANCOCK

Fort Lauderdale

Adam Haimo

Education: Washington University, J.D., 2001; Brandeis University, B.A., 1998

Work history/career highlights: Dade County Bar Association Pro Bono Award 2008

Practice: Litigation and construction litigation

Lateral hire from Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, partner

THORNTON DAVIS & FEIN

Miami

Matthew C. Henning

Education: University of Miami, J.D.; University of Tennessee, B.S.

Work history/career highlights: Former public relations consultant

Practice: Litigation

Promoted from associate

TRIPP SCOTT

Fort Lauderdale

Catalina M. Avalos

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D.; Florida International University, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Former Broward County court judge

Practice: Labor, employment and commercial litigation

Promoted from non-administrative director

VER PLOEG & LUMPKIN

Miami

Danya J. Pincavage

Education: University of Miami , J.D.; Dartmouth College, B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Former judicial intern, U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Ferguson

Practice: Insurance coverage and bad faith litigation

Promoted from associate

WARD DAMON

West Palm Beach

Adam Seligman

Education: Stetson University, J.D., M.B.A.; University of Florida, B.S.

Work history/career highlights: Member, Palm Beach Bar Association; Advisory council, Mandel JCC Palm Beaches

Practice: Real estate

Lateral hire

WEISS SEROTA HELFMAN PASTORIZA COLE & BONISKE

Coral Gables

Alan Fertel

Education: University of Miami, J.D.

Work history/career highlights: Member, New Jersey Bar; Vice chair, Miami-Dade Sports Commission; Board, Miami-Dade County Special Olympics; Dean’s advisory board, St. Thomas University School of Business

Practice: Civil litigation, commercial, family, sports and entertainment

Lateral hire from Boyd & Jenerette, partner

Roger Kobert

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 1988; University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1985

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association international law section; Past chair, Cystic Fibrosis Foudnation Corporate Olympics

Practice: Litigation, cross-border counseling and advocacy, and appellate

Lateral hire from Rafferty Kobert Tenenholtz & Hess, partner

Fort Lauderdale

Matthew Pearl

Education: American University, J.D., 2004; Florida International University, B.A., 2001

Practice: Special counsel to local governments, public transportation agencies, community redevelopment agencies, pubic finance and public-private transactions

Promoted from associate

Alison Smith

Education: Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 2003, B.A., 2000

Work history/career highlights: Member, Caribbean Bar Association, Stephen R. Booher American Inns of the Court and Florida Association for Women Lawyer Miami-Dade chapter

Practice: Employment litigation, arbitration, labor and employment, and police legal advisement

Promoted from associate

Marc I. Solomon

Education: George Washington University, J.D., 1985; Dickinson College, B.A., 1982

Work history/career highlights: Member, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Anti-Defamation League; Anti-Defamation League civil rights and public affairs committees

Practice: Administrative, regulatory, business organization and transactions, government affairs and procurement

Lateral hire from Marc I. Solomon P.A., partner

WHITE & CASE

Miami

Angela D. Daker

Education: Northwestern University, J.D., 1998; Knox College, B.A., 1995

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association, National Bar Association and Dade County Bar Association

Practice: Disputes

Promoted from of counsel

Victor G. Mendoza

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 1995; Boston College, M.A., 1992

Work history/career highlights: Member, American Bar Association

Practice: Corporate

Promoted from of counsel

WICKER SMITH O’HARA

MCCOY & FORD

Coral Gables

David R. Cook

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 2007; University of North Carolina, B.A., 2003

Work history/career highlights: Member, Dade County Bar Association young lawyers division

Practice: Civil litigation

Promoted from associate

Fort Lauderdale

John A. Campbell III

Education: University of Miami, J.D., 1993; Florida International University, B.S., 1990

Work history/career highlights: Member, Broward County Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates and Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council

Practice: Medical malpractice, premises liability, trucking litigation, long-term care litigation and commercial litigation

Lateral hire from unknown, partner

Rafferty E. Taylor

Education: University of Buffalo, J.D., 2005; Cornell University, B.S., 2001

Work history/career highlights: Member, Broward County Bar Association

Practice: Products liability, pharmaceutical defense, commercial litigation and electronic discovery matters

Promoted from associate

ZUMPANO PATRICIOS & WINKER

Coral Gables

Beatriz Rivas

Education: University of Miami, J.D., B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Member, Cuban American Bar Association and Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Practice: Health care and commercial litigation

Promoted from associate

Matthew T. Wright

Education: American University, J.D.; Stanford University, M.A., B.A.

Work history/career highlights: Former law clerk to District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Odessa Vincent and Maryland Circuit Judge Christopher Henderson

Practice: Litigation AND regulatory

Lateral hire from DeMahey Labrador & Drake, associate