The former head of the West Palm Beach office of Yoss LLP disputes the notion that his office has "closed," and says he and another lawyer opted to leave for financial reasons to start their own firm.

John Koenig, the former Yoss partner in charge in West Palm Beach, said he left Tuesday with associate Mandell Sundarsingh to start the Boynton Beach firm Koenig & Dinkin with lawyer Mitch Dinkin. The new firm specializes in collections, commercial litigation and creditors’ rights.