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MIAMI (August 2023) - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney continues its strategic growth with the addition of Sammy Epelbaum in its litigation section. Epelbaum has joined the Miami office as counsel. He is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, class action defense, and other corporate law matters.

“We are excited to welcome Sammy to the firm,” said Gretchen Jankowski, shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s litigation section. “His experience is aligned with our clients’ needs and he will play a key role in the expansion of our class action team in Florida.”

Epelbaum represents a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, closed corporations, and high-net worth individuals before state and federal circuit, district and appellate courts and arbitral panels. He also has considerable experience representing non-profit organizations and technology start-up companies. In addition to his litigation practice, Epelbaum acts as “outside general counsel” for a number of businesses and non-profit organizations.

“Buchanan’s impressive reputation in Florida attracted me to joining the firm,” said Epelbuam. “I look forward to working with my Buchanan colleagues to offer enhanced value to clients in Florida and across the firm’s national platform.”

Prior to joining Buchanan, Epelbaum worked at an esteemed boutique litigation firm in Miami. He also has extensive in-house experience. He was the In-House General Counsel to a $100 million a year 501(c)(3) corporation that was charged by the State of Florida as the lead agency for community-based foster care and related services in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties and was the Director of Compliance to one of the premier technology solutions providers to the child welfare system.   

Epelbaum was honored by the Cuban American Bar Association with the Outstanding Member Award in 2022. He is an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers. He holds a law degree from Emory University School of Law and a B.A./B.S. from the University of Florida.