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Holland & Knight partners depart, form own firm

In 1 on January 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Six partners from the Miami office of Holland & Knight, P.A. have left to form Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP.

The attorneys left in hopes of establishing a "premier boutique firm for domestic and international business and litigation, but with the flexibility and personal service of a boutique organization," according to the firm's release.

The new firm is to be located at 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Penthouse 1225, in Coral Gables.

"This is a dream come true for us," said Alcides Avila, who led Holland & Knight's banking and finance group. "We are a group of entrepreneurs with a common dream of establishing a premier boutique law firm. While we were all very content and grateful to be at Holland & Knight, we've always had a desire to be in a boutique setting."

Wilfredo Rodriguez, Eugenio Hernandez, Patricia Hernandez, Daniel Mena and Marco Ferri join Avila at the new firm.

The six partners come from various practice backgrounds, including real estate, international arbitration, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and banking litigation. Many have known each other for almost 20 years.

"As a whole, we believe that our value proposition to the client is compelling," Avila said. "Our level of expertise in the practice areas in which we are engaged is unprecedented. We are now simply offering that expertise in another setting."

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