Three GrayRobinson shareholders have joined the Miami office of Fox Rothschild weeks after their old boss made the same move.
Michael Sastre, Aaron Epstein and Dania Saavedra joined Fox Rothschild as partners with the firm’s office in expansion mode.
Firm chair Mark Silow called the move “an exciting next step” in South Florida growth, saying, “This group, who will work alongside new partner Steven Zelkowitz, broadens our services in real estate, construction and insurance litigation.”
Sastre has two decades of experience in commercial and insurance litigation handling claims involving construction defects, errors and omissions by architects and engineers, auto and trucking liability, and bad faith.
Epstein handles insurance defense work and business, real estate and construction litigation including partnership disputes and landlord-tenant issues.
Saavedra, a native of Cuba, represents contractors, developers and design professionals in complex commercial litigation with a focus on construction litigation, insurance defense, and contract and lien claims.
They joined the firm shortly after Zelkowitz’s arrival at the end of August. He is expected to succeed Miami managing partner Joseph DeMaria in April, and DeMaria will lead the Miami litigation team.
The Miami office now has 17 attorneys, and Silow has projected growth to 25 to 50 lawyers in the next three to five years.
In 75th place on the Am Law 200 rankings, Philadelphia-based Fox Rothschild has more than 800 attorneys in 21 U.S. offices.
Orlando-based GrayRobinson, at No. 161, has about 300 attorneys in 14 Florida offices and 41 attorneys and consultants in Miami, its second largest office.