Four Attorneys Join Shutts & Bowen


Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce the addition for four new attorneys to the firm. These new hires bring a diverse range of legal experience to support our more than 30 practice areas. With approximately 260 attorneys throughout the state of Florida, Shutts & Bowen is proud of hiring attorneys that exemplify the firm’s century of leadership and service.

Nicole Ballante (Associate, Orlando) is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Nicole focuses her practice on complex litigation matters in business, construction and real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Nicole was a Legal Extern for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee and a Criminal Organizations Intern for the Florida Office of the Attorney General.

Maria Alejandra Lopez-Contreras (Project Attorney, Miami) is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. She focuses her practice in corporate advisory work related to intangible assets in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and Internet laws, focusing on entertainment law and its related legal issues. She has handled copyright assignments, artist, director and music royalties’ negotiation, and drafted contracts related to films as well as sports teams sponsor agreements.

Alex Roe (Associate, Tampa) is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. Alex’s practice focuses on corporate, regulatory, and transactional matters. Prior to joining the firm, Alex was an intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Florida.

Kevin Rosen (Partner, Miami) is a member of the Financial Services Practice Group and the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Taskforce. Kevin focuses his practice on cybersecurity, privacy, data security, securities regulation, and financial regulation. Kevin previously served as Senior Regional Counsel in the Department of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Associate Regional Director with FINRA Dispute Resolution, and Senior Attorney with the Florida Department of Banking and Finance.

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Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 300 lawyers located in eight offices across Florida.

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