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MIAMI, FL –Fourteen lawyers from the Florida business law firm Berger Singerman were listed in the 2008 edition Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite list, published in its July 2008 issue.  This list is compiled from a statewide poll of practicing attorneys in Florida, through which the magazine sought to identify the most highly regarded attorneys among their peers.  

The Florida Legal Elite list represents the top 1.8 percent of lawyers practicing in Florida. The selection process began with notifying and inviting members of The Florida Bar to participate in balloting by providing the names of Florida lawyers they hold in highest regard.   After the ballots were processed, each lawyer was given a score based on the number of votes her or she received and whether the votes came from within the firm or outside the firm. The list of lawyers was further examined using membership status and histories provided by The Florida Bar.  A panel of 2007 Legal Elite lawyers reviewed the selection process and list of finalists.

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Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp Launches Homeland Security & Regulatory Practice
to Help Companies Comply with U.S. Anti-Terrorism and National Security Legislation

TAGLaw's Los Angeles member firm, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MS&K), a leading California-based law firm that has provided integrated legal and business solutions to clients for more than 100 years, today announced that it has formed an interdisciplinary practice group to counsel clients on the various transactional and regulatory challenges created by recent homeland security legislation.

MS&K’s new Homeland Security & Regulatory Practice consists of a team of experienced lawyers with substantial expertise in the security services industry, and particular skills in the areas of immigration and international trade.  The practice group is co-chaired by corporate department head Lessing Gold, international trade counsel Susan Ross and immigration practice leader Frida Glucoft, and taps into the expertise of more than twenty MS&K lawyers in the firm’s Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

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Martin Pringle Attorneys Recognized by
Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers

We are proud to announce that Martin W. Bauer, Jeff Kennedy, Terry L. Mann and Thomas A. Hamill were individually recognized by Law & Politics magazine as Kansas Super Lawyers for 2008. Additionally, Robert Martin, Jeff Kennedy, Terry L. Mann and Ronald B. Rose have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for 2008.

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Herrick Beefs Up White Collar Defense Practice

Herrick is significantly strengthening its White Collar Defense Practice with the arrival of partner Steven D. Feldman.
Steven will play a lead role in building this growing practice area. Prior to joining Herrick, Steven spent more than six years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he served in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, as well as in the General Crimes Unit and the Narcotics Unit. During Steven’s four years as a member of the Securities Unit, he investigated and prosecuted cases under the federal securities laws, including hedge fund frauds, accounting fraud, insider trading, fraudulent offerings of securities and commodities, market manipulation and broker bribery, private placement frauds, and boiler room schemes—often while coordinating parallel proceedings with the SEC, CFTC and court-appointed receivers.

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Zul Rafique in Airport Deal

Zul Rafique and partners TAGLaw's Malaysian member firm, has advised Subang Skypark Sdn Bhd in its plan to transform Terminal 3 of the Subang airport into an ultra-modern general and corporate aviation hub.

In December 2007, Subang SkyPark Sdn Bhd (“SkyPark”) signed a 59-year lease agreement with Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (“MAHB”) for the sub-lease of Terminal 3 of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and on the same day itself, SkyPark announced its RM 300 million plan to transform Terminal 3 into a world-class class regional corporate and general aviation centre which shall be named “SkyPark Malaysia”.

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