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McDonald Hopkins welcomes litigator Christine Dimitriou to our Miami office

MIAMI– McDonald Hopkins, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, welcomes litigator Christine M. Dimitriou to the Miami office as an associate.

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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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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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Gladys Perez Appointed to Miami-Dade County Commission for Women

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa appointed Shutts & Bowen Partner and retired Miami-Dade County Court Judge, Gladys Perez Villanueva, to the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women. The Commission for Women is under the purview of Miami-Dade’s Office of Community Advocacy, a division of the Chair’s Office. The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women was created in 1971 as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners, the County administration and the public at large about issues pertaining to the status of women. The Commission for Women also advocates for women in the community and strives to improve their quality of life.

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Francois Henriquez published in the Credit Union Times: Alternative Capital vs. the Tax Exemption: A False Choice

Francois Henriquez, MiamiIn the March 1, 2017 issue of the Credit Union Times, Francois Henriquez discusses the recent NCUA notice of proposed rulemaking on alternative forms of capital for federally-insured credit unions.

Francois suggests that credit unions have little to fear about the structure of potential alternative capital instruments adversely affecting their federal and state income tax exemption as long as they continue their commitment of “operating for mutual purposes.” He also predicts alternative capital for credit unions should become a reality this time around.

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Prominent International Real Estate Lawyer, Rafael A. Aguilar, Joins Shutts & Bowen LLP

Shutts & Bowen LLP announces that Rafael A. Aguilar has joined the firm’s Miami office as a partner in its Real Estate Practice Group.

Mr. Aguilar brings to Shutts more than 20 years of experience representing real estate developers, home builders, financial institutions, private equity funds, and other investors in sophisticated commercial transactions throughout the United States and in Latin America, with an emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings.

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Veteran Transactional Lawyer J. Thomas Cookson Joins Shutts & Bowen LLP

Shutts & Bowen LLP announces that J. Thomas Cookson has joined the firm’s Miami office as a Partner in its Corporate Practice Group.

Mr. Cookson concentrates his practice in structuring and negotiating complex business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, debt and equity financings, and securities offerings.

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Veteran Transactional Lawyers J. Thomas Cookson Joins Shutts & Bowen LLP

Shutts & Bowen LLP announces that J. Thomas Cookson has joined the firm’s Miami office as a Partner in its Corporate Practice Group.

Mr. Cookson concentrates his practice in structuring and negotiating complex business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, debt and equity financings, and securities offerings.

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City of Miami EB-5 Regional Center 2016 Conference Update

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Ronald Fieldstone

Ronald R. Fieldstone

The City of Miami Regional Center held a regular presentation on “The Present and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.” The uniqueness of the program involved the presentation of certain public/private partnership transactions being considered which were quite unique and exciting. These projects included the following:

  1. Miami Marine Stadium. This is an old, cherished relic of the City located on Key Biscayne that is in the process of being renovated and that will potentially utilize EB-5 capital up to $40 million.
  2. VA Facilities Near VA Hospital. A VA affiliate is in the process of undertaking a VA Village that is to provide for housing and other benefits to veterans. That is being highly supported by all government agencies and is likewise seeking EB-5 capital to fund the development of the project.
  3. The 10-Mile Underline Project. Miami has a Metrorail system that travels down U.S. 1, and like other cities, it is exploring the utilization of the land which has 100-feet width to develop various opportunities in the 10-mile stretch in a primary section of Miami-Dade County. This project potentially could involve capital expenditures in excess of $100 million and again, EB-5 capital is being considered in connection with this project.
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Aliette DelPozo Rodz to Present in Knowledge Group Webinar

Rodz, Aliette - MiamiDirectors and high-ranking officers of privately and publicly held companies around the globe operate in an extremely difficult and complex business, legal and regulatory environment. A clear understanding of the fundamentals of corporate duties and obligations is important to help directors focus on the right issues and take the right action.

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