MIAMI — With their Miami firm just a year old, law partners
Ignacio Alvarez and Carlos Gonzalez weren’t looking to make any
But when Rimon Law came calling, they listened — and liked what
“We weren’t looking for it. We liked the practice that we had.
We weren’t looking to join another firm, to join the hierarchy, to
join the committees,” Alvarez told the Florida Record. “The
Rimon platform was too good to pass up.”
Alvarez and Gonzalez joining Rimon Law was announced in a Jan. 1
release on Rimon Law's website.
It was the lack of bureaucracy at the company that lured the pair,
“Rimon gives us the flexibility to run the Miami office and
access a network of attorneys that are very qualified,” he said.
“There is no bureaucracy. They take care of business.”
Alvarez predicts that more firms may go the Rimon way, as clients
and lawyers demand it.
“The way I see the corporate clients, they want to get away from
$1,000 an hour in billing and the marble and the view. They want high
quality without paying. I do see this being the new trend for law
practice,” he said.
Good service with low overhead is appealing to clients, Alvarez
Rimon Law has 17 offices internationally, according to its
website. Alvarez and
Gonzalez, whose boutique firm was called Alvarez Gonzalez, will stay
in their downtown Miami office, according to a report
by Daily Business Review.
“Alvarez Gonzalez’s broad legal experience, international
network, and standing within South Florida’s diverse community make
it an ideal choice for Rimon’s continuing expansion into Florida,”
according to a news
release on the Rimon Law website.
Alvarez focuses his practice on internal corporate investigations,
corporate governance and compliance, civil litigation, regulatory
matters and political advocacy, according to the news
release. Also from the release, Gonzalez's representation
includes individuals, corporations, financial institutions and
government entities “in international and complex civil disputes
and white-collar criminal matters.”
“What’s going to be new now is working together with not only
the great attorneys that Rimon has, but the world platform that we
can provide to our clients,” Alvarez said.
Alvarez earned his Juris Doctor from the Shepard Broad Law Center
at Nova University, according to the Rimon website, and has a
bachelor’s and master’s from Florida International University. He
is fluent in Spanish.
Gonzalez earned his J.D. at Northwestern University’s Pritzker
School of Law in Chicago, and degrees in political science and Middle
Eastern studies from Emory University in Atlanta, according to Rimon.
He is fluent in Spanish and Arabic.
“We are very excited to have Ignacio and Carlos join Rimon. As
the gateway to Latin America, we believe that Miami is a major
business hub. Our decision to expand into Miami reflects our belief
that Miami is now one of the major centers for business, trade, and
the practice of law in the Americas,” Michael
Moradzadeh, CEO and founding partner of Rimon, said
on the firm’s website.