Marta Colomar Garcia has been named partner at Diaz Reus & Targ. She is in the firm’s Miami office, and she also heads the firm’s Mexico City office. She has been an attorney and associate at the firm. Colomar Garcia, a certified anti-money laundering specialist, has extensive legal experience in the U.S., Spain and Latin America. A frequent guest contributor to the television news network CNN Español, she also writes on topics including international finance, government, banking, and money laundering for Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor publications. She has law degrees from Nova Southeastern University and the Universitat de Barcelona.
Best advice she ever received: There ar
e a lot of pieces of advice that have helped me craft my career. Here are the ones that have marked me the most. From my mother: Never cry in the office; thick skin. From my father: Work because you enjoy it, don’t do it because of the money. From my now-partner Michael: Fight equally for each client, no matter whether it’s a billion-dollar case or a $5,000 dispute. From my former boss Addie: You are not going to the firm to make friends; you are there to work and make the law firm grow.
Luis M. O’Naghten has joined Baker & McKenzie’s North American Litigation Practice and International Arbitration Group as a partner in the Miami office. Before he was at Akerman, where he was chair of the firm’s International Litigation and Arbitration Practice. O’Naghten has a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown and a law degree from Columbia. He also teaches a course on federal and state arbitration at the University of Miami School of Law, and a class on international arbitration at Universidad Panamericana (Mexico).
Jeffrey S. Tenen, left, and Israel I. Sanchez, below, have been named shareholders at Greenberg Traurig. Tenen and Sanchez were most recently partner and of counsel, respectively, at the Miami office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Both men were also previously shareholders at Greenberg Traurig. Tenen has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tufts and a law degree from The Catholic University of America. Sanchez has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Akerman has named three new partners:
David Gellen, a corporate lawyer, will be in the Boca Raton office. Before he was at FriendFiner Networks Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from Temple University.
Michelle Gonzalez, at right, a real estate lawyer, will be in Miami. She has moved from Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo. She has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami.
Stacey Ibarra, at left, a litigator, in West Palm Beach. She moved from Gunster. A former assistant state attorney and an assistant statewide prosecutor under the Office of the Attorney General, she has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and a law degree from the University of Florida.
Scott D. Kravetz, left, and Alvin Lodish have joined Duane Morris as partners in the firm’s Trial Practice Group. They were both previously at Daniels Kashtan. Lodish has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history, and a master’s in public administration, from the University of Pittsburgh, and a law degree from Antioch School of Law. Kravetz has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami.
Maria Isabel Hoelle has been named a partner in the Miami office of Arnstein & Lehr. Before, she was partner and led the litigation group at the Miami office of Fowler Rodriguez. Hoelle has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration from Florida International University and a law degree from the Catholic University of America.