Alexander Lugo

Alexander Lugo

Alexander Lugo is a business of law reporter based in Miami who is focused on covering law firms in South Florida.

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July 05, 2024 | Daily Business Review

Big Law Has Eased Its Sprint into Florida. But For Midsize Firms, the Phone Keeps Ringing

"I haven't seen a decline in inquiries. We get inquiries from both the law firms directly, and people in the business who are trying to create partnerships between offices and firms," said Scott Hawkins, chairman of West Palm Beach-based Jones Walker.

By Alexander Lugo

5 minute read

July 03, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Real Estate, Tech Investments Drive Borrowing Across Am Law 200

Over 71% of firms reporting to The American Lawyer that they maintained debt last year were in the Second Hundred, but some Am Law 100 firms also have spending needs that have them turning to credit.

By Alexander Lugo

5 minute read

July 01, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Akerman Opens New Wilmington Office Anchored by 2 Litigation Partners From McCarter & English

Andrew Dupre will head the Florida-founded firm's 25th office. The firm's leaders cite client demand for "boots on the ground" in the state's courts.

By Alexander Lugo

2 minute read

June 27, 2024 | Daily Business Review

Morrison & Foerster Won't Renew Miami Lease After Opening in City in 2019

The Am Law 100 firm will transition to a "flexible office space model" for its nine local attorneys after its lease expires at the end of 2024.

By Alexander Lugo

3 minute read

June 26, 2024 | Daily Business Review

New Florida Bar President Wants to Provide More Tools To Help Combat Stress

Incoming Florida Bar president Roland Sanchez-Medina envisions a tenure where he can offer lawyers tools to help them become more efficient. Helping solo practitioners and small firms address cybersecurity, for example, can be a way to help ease stress for lawyers across the state.

By Alexander Lugo

8 minute read

June 25, 2024 | Daily Business Review

Wilson Elser Hires Five Partners in Miami From Boston-Based MG+M

The Am Law 200 firm will expand its Miami office physically to accommodate the new team, which includes associates and paralegals and is led by five partners focused on maritime, insurance and products liability.

By Alexander Lugo

2 minute read

June 24, 2024 | Daily Business Review

Recently Created Bankruptcy Option for Small Businesses Gets Restricted After Sunset Period Ends

In 2019, the federal government created the Subchapter V bankruptcy filing option, which helped small businesses go through bankruptcy much quicker and with less fees. But after the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill on Friday, the number of businesses that can qualify shrunk.

By Alexander Lugo

3 minute read

June 24, 2024 | Pro Mid Market

More Lawyers Are Giving Up Big Law Pay to Move to Midsize Firms. What's Driving Their Departures?

Midsize firms and boutiques are constantly selling their firms as a perfect landing zone for lawyers looking to leave Big Law because of price inflation and bureaucracy. Some firms have been finding increasing success with the selling points as downstream lateral moves have been on the rise.

By Alexander Lugo

5 minute read

June 21, 2024 | Daily Business Review

Mindful of Risks, Holland & Knight's New Diversity Partner Aims to Maintain 'Robust' Strategy

O'Kelly McWilliams replaces Tiffani Lee, who held the role since 2008 but was recently promoted to deputy managing partner.

By Alexander Lugo

3 minute read

June 21, 2024 | Daily Business Review

Kirkland & Ellis Doubles its Miami Summer Associate Class, Outpacing Other Recent Big Law Entrants

"What we're finding is that Miami is a super desirable place to be," said Kirkland partner Jeremy Liss. "The people that we identified as potential stars that want that Wall Street experience are choosing to come to Kirkland Miami."

By Alexander Lugo

5 minute read