New Practice Group Leaders Announced by Shutts & Bowen

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Shutts & Bowen Announces New Practice Group LeadersShutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce the firm’s newest Practice Group Leaders (PGLs) – Peter H. Levitt and Kimberly A. Prior. These two partners, based out of the firm’s Miami office, will assist in the management and oversight of the firm’s formal practice groups and have been named Co-Chairs of their respective practices. They will work alongside Co-Chairs Aliette D. Rodz and Bryan Wells, respectively.

Peter H. Levitt has been named Co-Chair of the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group, while Kimberly A. Prior has been named Co-Chair of the Financial Services Practice Group.

Florida, and Miami in particular, has become a hub for international disputes, and Peter will help lead the firm’s international dispute attorneys, who regularly counsel foreign and U.S. clients doing business in many jurisdictions, including North, Central and South America, Asia and Europe. In Kim’s new role, she will be responsible for leading the delivery of high-quality finance, capital markets and financial regulatory advice to the firm’s clients.

Jack McElroy, Shutts & Bowen’s Firmwide Managing Partner, said the firm’s banking, finance, and global disputes capabilities represent an integral component of the firm’s strategic plan going forward, and that Peter and Kimberly have shown tremendous leadership qualities during their time with the firm.

“Shutts continues to solidify its position as one of the top law firms in Florida and the go-to firm for financial services, and international arbitration and litigation,” said Jack. “With Peter and Kim’s appointments to Co-Chairs in their respective practice areas, we have exceptionally strong foundations in place upon which we will continue to build further upon our success.”

Peter’s broad-based practice involves representing financial institutions, property owners, creditors and investors in a wide variety of complex commercial disputes, many of which involve litigation in multiple jurisdictions, cross-border insolvency issues and issues of private international law.  His primary expertise is in bankruptcy, insolvency and real estate law matters with an emphasis on litigation arising in these contexts. He will lead the group alongside Aliette D. Rodz.

Kimberly handles regulatory, transactional, enforcement and corporate matters for domestic and international financial services firms and businesses, including banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers and private equity funds. Kimberly also advises financial institutions and technology companies on regulatory, licensing, corporate and compliance issues in the FinTech space. She will lead the group alongside Bryan Wells.

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Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 270 lawyers located in eight offices across Florida.

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