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One of Florida’s most diverse law firms expands – delancyhill, P.A. joins Hamilton Miller Birthisel, LLP

MIAMI – delancyhill, P.A., a litigation and transactional boutique law firm established in 2001, is expanding its Florida and international presence and joining Hamilton Miller Birthisel, a trial law firm specializing in insurance defense and coverage, premises liability, medical and professional liability, labor and employment, admiralty and maritime, construction, and complex business litigation. The strategic alliance will continue Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel’s rise as the largest blackowned and one of the most diverse law firms in the State of Florida and the Caribbean region.

The founding members of delancyhill, Michelle Delancy and Marlon Hill, each have 20 years of local and international law firm experience. Delancy now serves as the managing partner of delancyhill. Delancy and Hill join Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel as partners. “This alliance not only enhances the services we now offer to our growing client base in the U.S. and the Caribbean, delancyhill brings a solid corporate transactional and government law practice with a duo of attorneys who are perfectly aligned with our core values,” said Jerry Hamilton, managing partner of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel.

“We are delighted to join Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel. We can now leverage our success as a boutique law firm by merging with an established mid-sized firm experiencing phenomenal growth. We look forward to supporting and expanding our national and international presence with the deeper resources of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel,” said Hill who has 20 years of corporate law and transactional experience, combined with a background in international business transactions, intellectual property and government law.

“There are considerable synergies between the two firms that will allow us to serve our clients in Florida and the Caribbean with efficiency, responsiveness, exceptional resources, and a multicultural team,” said Delancy, who for 20 years has been a trial lawyer in Florida in the areas of complex commercial litigation, administrative law, and construction defense.

Delancy and Hill will begin their work with Hamilton Miller effective Monday, January 5, 2015 and can be reached at 305-379-3686.

From L-R: Partners Marlon Hill, Michelle Delancy, Jennifer Miller, Jerry Hamilton
From L-R: Partners Marlon Hill, Michelle Delancy, Jennifer Miller, Jerry Hamilton

Why did delancyhill choose to join HMB?

Together as one law firm, under the brand of HM&B, we will combine our strengths and resources to expand the depth of services to our current and future clients.

Additional strategic advantages include:
– Expanded scope of legal services to national and international clients
– Expanded talent pool
– Additional entrepreneurial and leadership expertise

The alliance will broaden the reach of HM&B and delancyhill in Florida and the Caribbean and leverage HMB’s efficiency and well-established, exceptional resources. Both firms share a passion for excellence in the legal profession and a commitment to the South Florida and Caribbean communities.

What does this alliance mean for me, the client?
This alliance will bring to HM&B exceptional legal talent to serve our combined national and international client base, and provide delancyhill’s current clients with the resources and greater efficiencies of a mid-sized firm.

What will be the scope of legal services provided by HMB?  

HM&B will continue to offer legal counsel in a wide range of practice areas, especially in the areas of insurance defense and coverage, premises liability, medical and professional liability, labor and employment, admiralty and maritime, and complex business litigation. With the addition of delancyhill, HM&B will expand its provision of services in corporate transactions, administrative law, intellectual property, and commercial litigation.

What is the current status of your integration and what’s next? 

Effective January 5, 2015, delancyhill will join and further their integration with HM&B. delancyhill will wind down its operations and consolidate all of its digital infrastructure with the platforms of HM&B.

How will this impact the services to clients or fees for services?  

The alliance will have no impact on the services and/or fees to clients. In fact, all clients will maintain and enjoy the highest levels of customer service and enhanced efficiencies.

How will the alliance impact the local community?

With the alliance, HM&B will leverage and continue its commitment to Florida and Caribbean markets. As one of the most diverse in the State of Florida, the addition of delancyhill and HM&B will continue and expand HM&B’s support and participation in a number of local community organizations, including, but not limited to, local voluntary bar associations, chambers of commerce, community institutions such as, The Miami Foundation, Miami Parking Authority, Miami Book Fair International, Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation, and Orange Bowl Committee.

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