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DLA to close Tampa office after five-year struggle for survival

By Neasa MacErlean

24 December 2015 at 09:10 BST

DLA Piper's office in Tampa, Florida will close early in 2016, with its lawyers transferring over to the control of the Miami office.

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Former partners in the firm have said that it has been struggling to keep going since some of its lawyers left to join another firm in Tampa, Quaries & Brady, in 2010. 

Latin America on the horizon

DLA spokesman Josh Epstein said: 'These moves will allow us to improve service delivery and efficiency by streamlining our operations and bolstering our offerings in the Southeast and Miami in particular, markets that are of key strategic importance to us as we continue to expand in the region, Latin America and beyond.' 

Second tier location

A consultant to the legal sector who asked not to be named said that he was not surprised by the DLA decision, as Tampa is a second ranking destination for the top 25 firms and that few of them had taken the decision to operate from the city. Source: ABA


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