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Miami Law Group Expands Latin America Practice

February 5, 2014

Staff Reports --

A Miami-based law firm is expanding its Latin American practice by adding four attorneys, the law group announced.

Foley & Lardner LLP launched its Latin America practice out of the Miami office in 2011, advising U.S. and multinationals on complex financings, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets work and the structuring of deals.

Attorneys joining the firm are:

--Emil R. Infante will focus his practice on securities, financial regulation, banking and cross-border transactions.

--Carlos Abarca has worked with some of the largest firms in the country as well as Fortune 500 companies with corporate and commercial transactions with an emphasis on cross-border transactions.

--Daniel Diaz Leyva is joining Foley & Lardner to focus on a range of general transactional work, primarily in business, real estate, corporate and public affairs.

--Rosana Gutierrez served previously as an advisor to the president for the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico, where she provided counsel and strategic consulting on various corporate matters.

"The timing is ripe to further expand our Latin America practice as Miami continues to evolve as a global center for international business," said Francisco J. Cerezo, chair of the firm's Latin America practice and co-chair of its international practice. "As we continue expansion of our transactional work across the globe, the wide-ranging corporate and international experience of Emil, Carlos, Daniel and Rosana will be a tremendous asset to our clients and critical resource in expanding our reach and identifying new opportunities in the region."

With the latest staff additions, Foley & Lardner's Miami office has increased to 31 attorneys, 10 of which have been hired in the past 12 months.

William Davis, managing partner of the Miami office, expects the Latin American practice to keep growing.

"Multinational companies continue to look to Miami as their entryway to the U.S. market and the addition of these highly experienced attorneys, particularly in corporate and international matters, will help us better serve our clients and meet that growing demand," Davis said in a press release.

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