Vedder Price opened a new office in Miami. Through the move, Vedder Price will continue to serve South Florida client needs in its largest practices (finance, M&A/private equity and global transportation finance) while continuing to expand its capital markets footprint by launching the Miami office location.

“Our Miami office expansion aligns perfectly with our strategic plan,” Michael A. Nemeroff, CEO and president of Vedder Price, said. “Our acclaimed national and international strengths in finance, M&A and global transportation finance work provide significant opportunities for the firm and its clients in Miami’s dynamic and vibrant business environment. Dozens of clients have already relocated to Miami or have established significant operational infrastructure in and around the city.”

The new office location and proximity to the greater Miami community will effectively serve as a gateway for the firm’s existing business relationships with aircraft financiers located in Latin America.

Kenneth Gerasimovich will join the Miami office as a new shareholder in the firm’s finance and transactions practice area. Gerasimovich joined the firm after spending the last 18 years as a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig.

Gerasimovich has extensive experience in his field and concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities, SPAC business combinations and private equity investments. Gerasimovich will also provide the Miami office with significant experience in assisting clients with technology, health care and life sciences, manufacturing, real estate, energy and media-related matters.

Along with Gerasimovich, several current Vedder Price attorneys, including Jennifer Durham King, Theresa Peyton and Daniel Barlin, will relocate to Florida and join the Miami office. King, a shareholder, the firm’s corporate practice area leader and a member of Vedder Price’s board of directors, regularly represents issuers and underwriters in a broad range of transactions, including public and private debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and capital planning and formation.

Peyton, a shareholder in the firm’s global transportation finance team, has extensive experience in commercial and private aircraft finance and leasing matters, rolling stock and plane machinery equipment finance and securities.

Barlin, a counsel and a member of the firm’s global transportation finance team, is an experienced aviation attorney and focuses on assisting clients with commercial aircraft financing, operating and finance leasing and the sale and purchase of aircraft-related matters.

The firm is currently recruiting attorneys to grow the Miami office.