Jacqueline M. De Leon and Jose I. Leon have been named partners in Gordon & Rees’s Miami office. They previously were senior counsel with the firm. Leon has a bachelor’s from the University of Miami and a law degree from the University of Chicago. De Leon has a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State, a master’s of science from Southern Illinois University and a law degree from the University of Miami.
Joseph A. ‘A.J.’ Yolofsky has been named partner at Kelley Kronenberg’s Miami office. He concentrates his multijurisdictional practice in commercial litigation and international arbitration. He was chair of the litigation group for Rafferty Tenenholtz Hess & Hudson, P.A. He is a member of the American Bar Association, National Security Law committee, and The Florida Bar’s military affairs committee. He is a former board member of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. He was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Illinois College of Commerce in 1995, and his law degree is from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Best advice: ‘While serving as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, I learned that if you need something done, you need to be proactive rather than asking people to come to you. Get up and go directly to the person who can help you, whether it be a technician, an office services staff member, a colleague or even a client. This will allow that person to showcase their expertise and shows that you are genuinely interested in their help. Not to mention, you will get what you need much faster.’
Daniel N. Gonzalez has been named partner at Meland Russin & Budwick in Miami. Before, he was of counsel at the firm. Gonzalez received a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a law degree from the University of Florida College of Law.
Best advice he ever received: “It takes years to build a great reputation and only one minute to ruin it.”
Arnstein & Lehr has named Ruben N. Gotlieb as partner. Before, he was a partner at Gotlieb and Associates, P.A. He has a bachelor’s from Touro College, a law degree from the University of Memphis, and two master’s of law degrees from Georgetown University Law Center, one in international and labor law and the second in taxation.
Maximo A. Santiago, Matthew C. Martin, Carlos B. Salup promoted at Gaebe, Mullen Antonelli & DiMatteo
Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo recently promoted the following:
Maximo A. Santiago has been promoted from partner to equity partner in the Coral Gables office. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from the University of Miami.
Matthew C. Martin has been named partner and was previously an associate. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Emory University and his law degree from the University of Miami.
Carlos B. Salup also has been named partner and was previously an associate. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from St. Thomas University.
Aracely Alicea has been named partner at Alvarez Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira LLP. She focuses on international and domestic transactions and has represented clients with business and investment interests in Florida, Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the United States and the Americas. Before, she was founding associate at the firm. Before, she began her legal career at White & Case LLP. She also practiced briefly at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff and Sitterson, P.A. She received her bachelor’s degree in public policy and American institutions from Brown University, and her law degree from the University of Miami.