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Mayor Suarez Joins New Miami Law Firm

In legal news: Miami Mayor Francis Suarez just added a major item to the top of his resume. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is opening an office in Miami with 10 attorneys, including the telegenic, tech-evangelist mayor in the role of “of counsel.”

This will mark the firm’s third opening in 2021 in the United States after Austin and Atlanta, but the choice of South Florida was strategic. With Suarez’s marquee name now attached, Quinn Emanuel will be well-positioned to capitalize on the city’s unique rep as the nation’s next tech and fintech center.

Some of the firm’s top attorneys in New York and Washington, D.C., are swarming to relocate to help build up the Miami practice. No doubt Suarez is a magnet.

“We have big plans for Miami,” said Quinn Emanuel founder John Quinn in a statement. “Under Mayor Suarez’s leadership, it has become a magnet for businesses, entrepreneurs and investment talent,” he said. “With our leading complex commercial litigation and IP practices—and with our thriving Latin American practice—opening here is an obvious step.”

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

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BIOGRAPHY

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.