Foley & Lardner LLP announced that the firm has expanded its Orlando office as Todd Miller and Andrew Finkelstein join as partners, Richard Caron joins as of counsel, and Kylie Brown joins as an associate. The addition of these lawyers, who will work collaboratively across the firm’s Finance, Transactions, and Real Estate Practice Groups and its five Florida offices, strengthens Foley’s foothold on the Florida market.
The group focuses on complex transactional matters, including structured finance and secured lending, private equity and mergers and acquisitions, and real estate and other commercial transactions. They counsel clients from an array of industries such as banking and financial services, real estate, automotive, manufacturing, telecommunications, technology, hospitality, and more.
“We are pleased to welcome this skilled group of attorneys to our Orlando office as we continue to grow our presence in that market,” said Jay Rothman, Foley’s chairman and CEO. “Their extensive experience in transactions, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate will benefit our clients seeking counsel on a variety of complex transactional matters.”
The incoming group commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to join Foley. This is an incredible opportunity for us to grow our practices and build on the strong reputation Foley has earned itself in the dynamic Florida market and beyond. With Foley’s resources, highly skilled team, and unmatched commitment to client service, we are confident it’s exactly the right firm to grow our practices within the years to come.”
Todd Miller – Partner, Finance Practice Group
Todd Miller focuses his practice on structured finance and secured lending transactions, including asset-backed loans. His structured finance practice includes timeshare loans, credit cards, auto, trade receivables, and other asset type securitizations on behalf of originators, underwriters, and conduit sponsors. Additionally, Miller has experience working on domestic and international project finance transactions, including real estate, equipment, and aircraft.
Andrew Finkelstein – Partner, Transactions Practice Group
Andrew Finkelstein has extensive experience representing clients in a broad range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, venture capital financings, joint ventures, and other direct investments. He also advises companies in securities law matters, including SEC reporting, compliance, and corporate governance. Finkelstein counsels clients across a variety of industries, including banking and financial services, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, employee outsourcing, real estate, hospitality, restaurant chains, and more.
Richard Caron – Of Counsel, Real Estate Practice Group
Richard Caron advises clients in real estate and other commercial transactions, with a focus on the resort and hospitality industries and master-planned real estate development. His practice also includes representing private equity lenders and financial institutions in structured finance and secured lending transactions, including securitizations and other asset-backed loans.
Kylie Brown – Associate, Finance Practice Group
Kylie Brown represents companies in structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.
The addition of this team is the latest in a series of lateral hires to join Foley’s Orlando office. With this group, the firm has added seven attorneys in Orlando in the past few months, spanning across its corporate and litigation practices.