Akerman LLP- The law firm added Andres Mendoza as a partner in the firm’s Miami, Florida office. He focuses on joint ventures, private placements, M&A and private equity. Before joining Akerman, Mendoza was with Bilzin Sumberg.

Baker & McKenzie- The advisory firm named Michael DeFranco as the global chair of its M&A practice. He replaces Tim Gee, who will continue to advise on M&A transactions for Baker. DeFranco is based in Chicago and has been a partner at Baker since 2007.

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