Buchanan Ingersoll in Merger Talks With Fla. Firm

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Cozen O'Connor, Duane Morris and Fox Rothschild have all either opened new offices or expanded in existing locations in the South Florida market in the last year.

Kessler had said the market is heating up with new deals and construction projects in the works, a continued influx of investment and people from South America and a resurgence of investment from Europe.

In April, Fox Rothschild opened a Coral Gables, Fla., office near Miami with the hire of two banking attorneys. The firm already had a West Palm Beach location in the state. There are around 25 attorneys between the two offices.

Fox Rothschild managing partner Mark Silow said at the time that Miami "seems to have fully recovered. Things are really booming down there." He said Fox Rothschild has a growing international practice, so the Latin America component was a plus.

In March, Cozen O'Connor opened in West Palm Beach with a team of partners from Edwards Wildman and Duane Morris grew in the region with additional attorneys from Edwards Wildman.

Julie Kay is a reporter for the Daily Business Review, a Legal affiliate based in Florida.

Gina Passarella can be contacted at 215-557-2494 or at gpassarella@alm.com. Follow her on Twitter @GPassarellaTLI.

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