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William McCullough Returns to Shutts as Partner; 2nd Major ‘Homecoming’ in Two Weeks

William McCullough has rejoined Shutts & Bowen LLP as a partner in its Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. McCullough, who previously practiced with Shutts & Bowen for about 20 years, returns after four years as a partner in the Miami office of Holland & Knight LLP.

McCullough’s return coincides with that of partner Kimberly Prior, who rejoined Shutts & Bowen last week after two years as a partner with the Miami office of Baker McKenzie.

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Public-Private Partnerships Becoming More Popular

The utilization by local governments of public-private deals, otherwise known as public-private partnerships or P3s, continued to grow in popularity over the course of 2017. We expect that popularity to continue as more and more local governments become familiar with and experience the benefits of such projects.

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Shutts & Bowen Names Five New Partners

Shutts & Bowen LLP named five new partners during its annual meeting.

“We are proud of the exceptional attorneys who we promoted to partners this year,” said Managing Partner Micky Grindstaff. “This diverse group of individuals has made extraordinary contributions to the firm. We welcome their fresh perspectives and varied backgrounds and look forward to their continued success.”

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Daniel O’Keefe Appointed to University of Florida Board of Trustees

Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce the appointment of Orlando partner Daniel O’Keefe to the University of Florida Board of Trustees. Daniel, who was appointed by the Florida Board of Governors, will serve a five-year term on the Board.

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Kimberly Prior Returns to Shutts as Partner In the Financial Services Practice Group

Kimberly Prior has rejoined Shutts & Bowen LLP as a partner in its Financial Services Practice Group in the firm’s Miami office. She rejoins Shutts & Bowen LLP after two years as an equity partner at Baker McKenzie. For 10 years before joining Baker McKenzie, she practiced at Shutts & Bowen LLP.

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Managing Partners Selected as 2018 South Florida Power Leaders

Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that partners Joseph M. Goldstein, Arthur J. Menor and Francis E. Rodriguez have been selected as South Florida Power Leaders by the South Florida Business Journal. This year’s list reflects a “dynamic regional marketplace” and highlights leaders from South Florida’s private, public and civic sectors who have steered their companies to prosperity and helped the region thrive.

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Shutts & Bowen Attorneys Selected for Inclusion as “Top Lawyers” and “Top Up and Comers”

The South Florida Legal Guide has published their annual list of Top Lawyers and Top Up and Comers. Among them are 18 Shutts & Bowen attorneys. Selections are made by peer nominations of attorneys well regarded in the legal community and a distinguished record of achievement. These attorneys are listed below.

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Aliette DelPozo Rodz Selected for In the Company of Women Awards

Miami partner Aliette DelPozo Rodz has been selected to receive the Government & Law Award during the 30th annual In the Company of Women Awards on March 8, 2018. Aliette is among an elite group of South Florida women being recognized for their service, leadership and contribution to women.

Awardees are selected by a panel of community leaders organized by the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women based on the criteria of promotion of pluralism, professional development, community involvement, leadership and vision, and contribution to women’s progress in 13 categories.

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Shutts Lawyers Sue Angola for $52M of Unpaid Electric Bills

Shutts & Bowen attorneys filed a $52 million lawsuit against the African nation of Angola on behalf of its client, LS Energia, claiming years of underpayment for operating two of its power plants.

The two Angolan facilities provided electricity to more than 2 million people in the Portuguese-speaking nation. Angola is the largest oil exporter and producer in sub-Saharan Africa, which caused the country to face hardships when oil prices dropped.

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Shutts & Bowen Named to 2018 Best Law Firms List

Shutts & Bowen has been ranked in the 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

The “Best Law Firms” list recognizes firms for their professional excellence and consistently compelling ratings from clients and peers. In order to rank in the list, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, which acknowledges the top 4 percent of practicing U.S. attorneys. Shutts & Bowen had 78 attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018.

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