Gunster Snags Fla. Appellate Judge For Miami Office

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT) -- Judge Angel Cortinas of Florida's Third District Court of Appeal is leaving the bench this summer to join Gunster Yoakley & Stewart PA's Miami office, where his practice will include white collar defense and receivership work, Judge Cortinas told Law360 on Friday.

Judge Cortinas, who will join the firm as a shareholder Aug. 1, tendered his notice of resignation to Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday, telling Law360 that Gunster gave him an offer he couldn't refuse.

"The opportunities I'll have at Gunster, I really won't have anywhere else," Judge Cortinas said. "Gunster has been significantly expanding its Miami office, and...

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