MIAMI—Pillsbury today announced the opening of its newest office, in Miami, as well as the addition of a prominent six-lawyer team from Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP that will strengthen the firm’s highly regarded commercial litigation and tax practices in both Florida and New York. Partners Jennifer Altman, Shani Rivaux and senior counsel Aryeh Kaplan join the firm’s Litigation group, while partners Michael Kosnitzky, Keith Blum and special counsel Ivan Mitev join Pillsbury’s Tax practice. Jennifer Altman will serve as Managing Partner of the new Miami office.

“Fit is an extremely important part of any decision to open a new office, and Miami is a great match for Pillsbury’s existing offices and practices,” said Firm Chair David Dekker. “The legal market there is very active, with heavy demand in areas like litigation, corporate, M&A, tax, real estate, construction, trusts and estates, transportation, and insurance recovery, which are widely recognized as strengths of our firm. The South Florida market also frequently serves as a gateway for business from Latin America—a region where Pillsbury has a thriving practice—as well as for inbound investment from other parts of the world. All of these elements line up nicely with our global platform.”

Altman, Rivaux and Kaplan have extensive experience litigating a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters at the trial and the appellate level. Their combined practices include healthcare, business torts, corporate investigations, consumer class actions and product liability defense. Together they bring more than 40 years of experience in arbitration, jury and bench trials, as well as appellate work at the state and federal level.

Kosnitzky, Blum, and Mitev focus on matters relating to tax, accounting, auditing and corporate governance, and corporate forensic investigations, as well as the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and hedge funds, cross-border investments, and real estate investments, with a particular focus on partnership and international taxation matters.

“Pillsbury is an exceptional law firm, and we feel privileged to be joining it and expanding its presence into Florida and beyond,” noted Altman. “The firm’s global platform and deep industry knowledge present many great synergies with our own practices. We look forward to partnering with our new colleagues to build a market-leading presence.”

“This exceptional team represents some of the best and brightest legal talent in the country, not just Florida. We are thrilled to have them on board and eager to help them ramp up and grow our presence in Miami,” Dekker added.

The newly announced office will augment Pillsbury’s existing presence in Palm Beach, Fla., where the firm’s highly regarded Estates, Trusts & Tax Planning team already practices.

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