As COVID-19 spread around the globe, Polsinelli partner Emil Infante was confronted with an unusual request: Find housing for a Central American client’s child, who was waylaid in the U.S. due to border closures aimed at stemming the contagion.

The head of Polsinelli’s new Latin America practice says that under normal circumstances, he would have brought the child into his own home in Miami. But this time was different. Infante instead found a short-term rental in South Florida for the child, who had been studying in Spain before the coronavirus emerged.