Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney will officially shutter its Aventura, Fla., office and move the attorneys and staff to its new location in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, the firm has said.

There are currently six attorneys in the Aventura office, including managing shareholder Jack Kessler, who is set to lead the new Fort Lauderdale location.

Buchanan Ingersoll announced its plans to open in Fort Lauderdale back in August when the firm hired finance shareholder Philip M. Hanaka and relocated San Diego shareholder John P. Dyro Sr. to the Aventura location.

Kessler opened the Aventura office in 1990 and co-manages Buchanan Ingersoll’s South Florida operations with Richard Morgan, the managing shareholder of the firm’s Miami office. The firm also has an office in Tampa.

“Buchanan is nationally recognized for its sophisticated experience in the real estate and commercial lending arena, and this sector in South Florida is an area of significant growth,” Kessler said in a statement.

Kessler said in the statement that the Aventura office’s move is part of the firm’s strategic plan to “ensconce itself in South Florida’s growing business market.”

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