Robert Kritzman Speaks with Law360 About Joining Lewis Brisbois
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 22, 2020) - Fort Lauderdale Partner Robert Kritzman spoke with Law360 about his recent move to Lewis Brisbois, which was announced in a press release on May 8. In the article, titled "Commercial Transactions Partner Joins Lewis Brisbois In Fla.," Mr. Kritzman discusses making the transition under the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He noted that the timing made for an unusual experience, but that the situation also highlighted the firm's broad platform.
"It's been very interesting, but I think it's probably been about as smooth or seamless as it could be," Mr. Kritzman said. "I've already seen the benefits of the platform, and ... the firm really does a great job matching people up across the geographic platforms."
"I am really looking forward to getting into the Fort Lauderdale office and spending some time with my colleagues there and being able to see people face to face," he added.
Mr. Kritzman also explained how his move to Lewis Brisbois came together quite quickly, after being approached by a recruiter and then Fort Lauderdale Managing Partner Michael Platner. After he took a closer look at the firm, Mr. Kritzman decided it checked off a lot of boxes for him, including the firm's reach and ability to draw on the varied expertise of colleagues in different offices, as well as the large Fort Lauderdale office and the fact that Mr. Platner, who is chair of Lewis Brisbois' Corporate Practice and co-chair of its Securities & Corporate Finance Practices, is based there.
Mr. Kritzman also noted that, with much of his practice focused on the cruise and hospitality industries, the pandemic has certainly impacted his work.
"I'm still doing work with the cruise industry, but unfortunately it's not growth work right now," said Mr. Kritzman. "It's more work helping them get through things with COVID-19."
"I think that there's going to be a lot of restructuring work in helping companies get through this period and get back on their feet," he added.
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