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Omar Franco Becker Senior Director Omar Franco. Courtesy photo

As the Florida Bar and other states consider non-attorney ownership of law firms, some law firms are coming up with creative approaches to give top privileges to professionals outside the attorney ranks.

This month, Becker, a midsize Fort Lauderdale-based firm, announced that one of its lobbyists, Omar Franco, who has been a lobbyist for 22 years, was promoted to a new position at the firm that provides equity shareholder-like privileges.

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Dan Roe

I'm a reporter covering the business of law, focusing on Florida-based and national law firms for the Daily Business Review, The American Lawyer, Law.com and other ALM publications. Reach me at: [email protected] or on Twitter at @dan_roe_.

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