Posted Mar 01, 2012 11:16 pm CST
In what a press release says is only the second such move by a major United States law firm, Florida-based Holland & Knight plans to open an office in Colombia in April.
The Bogota foothold will serve as a hub for the law firm’s growing practice both in Colombia and South America, said Steven Sonberg, the firm’s managing partner, in the release. “Colombia is a leading center for economic growth in Latin America and is poised for further growth with the adoption of the Colombia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. This should increase foreign investment and provide a growing number of Colombian companies opportunities to expand abroad.”
Enrique Gómez-Pinzón, a partner from the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, will head the Bogota office.
The firm also has an office in Mexico City, the Tampa Bay Times notes.