January 20, 2021 | LINK TO ARTICLE
Spiritus Law has tapped Steven Zelkowitz as managing partner in the law firm’s Miami office. Zelkowitz previously worked with the firm’s founding partners, Marbet and Robert Lewis, for more than 10 years. Jonathan Portuondo is also joining the firm as an associate and will work closely with Zelkowitz.
As the former Managing Partner of Fox Rothschild’s Miami Office, Zelkowitz brings more than 30 years of experience in business and transactional matters in the real estate and financial services industries, including infrastructure & development, hospitality, and public/private partnerships. Zelkowitz also brings the additional benefit of his law firm managerial experience, having previously served as Managing Partner of the Miami offices of Am Law 100 and Am Law 200 law firms.
“The natural synergy between Steven’s practice and our existing practices supports our firm’s strategic growth plan.” said Robert Lewis, Co-Founding Partner, and COO at Spiritus. “Over the past 15 years as friends, colleagues and even competitors, we have been fortunate to build a relationship of trust with Steven. Our mutual respect and our commitment to collaboration will enable us to develop innovative solutions for our clients as they adjust to their new normal and rebuild their financial platforms.”
About Spiritus Law:
Spiritus Law is an entrepreneurial regulatory and business law firm focused on the representation of highly regulated industries by offering legal services in the areas of alcohol and tobacco law, federal, state and local regulatory and business licensing, hospitality law and licensing, commercial and residential development, land use and zoning, real estate transactions, government relations, banking and lending, general commercial retail including the retail sale of regulated products and public/private partnership transactions. The Firm is founded on traditional principles of client counseling and teamwork with a cutting-edge twist on regulatory innovation and modern problem-solving. Spiritus Law combines a unique blend of professionals, including attorneys, government consultants, licensing assistants and paralegals to assist its diverse clients. Our modern approach to transparent client representation and employee engagement defines our collaborative spirit and progressive energy.
Primary service areas include: Alcohol Licensing & Regulatory Compliance, Alcohol Production & Distribution Transactions, Financial Services, Food & Hospitality Industry Compliance, Infrastructure & Development, Public/Private Partnerships, Real Estate, Administrative Enforcement Defense. Our firm services an array of highly regulated industries, including alcohol producers, sports teams, hotels, restaurants, theme parks, movie theaters, grocery stores, liquor stores, bars, commercial developers, municipal governments, investment firms and individual investors, lending institutions, security service providers, firearms suppliers and more.