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Hot on the heels of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez joining Quinn Emanuel in an of counsel role, former two-time Miami Mayor Xavier L. Suarez—the current mayor’s father—has announced that he is joining Greenspoon Marder in an of counsel role.

It’s a bit of musical chairs, as Mayor Francis Suarez was previously with Greenspoon Marder.

“Xavier is an incredibly well respected individual and lawyer in Florida and beyond. Together, we look forward to making this relationship a huge success,” says Gerry Greenspoon, co-managing director at Greenspoon Marder. “We are thrilled to welcome Xavier to the firm. His deep roots and decades of experience serving the Miami community make him an ideal fit for the firm’s plan of strategic growth and development in South Florida,” says Michael Marder, co-managing director at Greenspoon Marder.

The first Cuban-born mayor of a major U.S. city, Mr. Suarez served as Mayor of the City of Miami beginning in 1985 and was reelected in 1987 and 1989. His work concentrated on the construction of affordable housing, prioritized community neighborhood improvements, and received national praise for his effective handling of civil disturbances. He comes to Greenspoon Marder with more than 40 years of experience in litigation, real estate, corporate, and healthcare care law as well as representing government agencies.

 

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Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.