The article stated that: “Thirtysome lawyers might strike you as too small a group for a firm to expand internationally in any significant way. That’s not stopping Coral Gables, Fla. based Zumpano, Patricios & Winker. The firm has three offices in Florida and a growing number of representative offices around the world. The firm currently has a presence in San Jose, Costa Rica; Freeport & Nassau, Bahamas; Mexico City, Mexico; Madrid, Spain; Panama City, Panama; and opened most recently in Milan, Italy. Managing partner Joseph Zumpano says his firm follows the “stream of commerce” to set up shop in hot spots around South America and Europe. The idea of opening an office in a country that is an origin of significant immigration to the United States, or a major source of imports, isn’t a new one, but Zumpano Patricios & Winker’s approach may be. Rather than opening offices in foreign countries, they affiliate exclusively with small, local law firms, creating an office within the foreign firm.s facilities. Zumpano says it helps to keep from alienating the local legal community that isn’t looking for extra competition from North America lawyers.”
An article in the Coral Gables Gazette cited the expansion of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. through the addition of four attorneys, “bringing the attorney count to 36.” Jeffrey Flanagan and W. Chad Williard have affiliated with ZP&W as of counsel. Lori Desnick has been hired as a senior associate attorney and Martha Esperon has been hired as an associate. Flanagan and Williard focus their practice on real estate and land use and zoning law. Both received their juris doctor from the University of Miami. Desnick focuses her practice on health law, transactional law and federal and state regulatory compliance. Prior to joining ZP&W, Desnick was an Assistant General Counsel to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. She received both her juris doctor and master in health administration from the St. Louis University Schools of Law and Public Health. Esperon will be focusing her practice in transactional and regulatory matters in the areas of corporate, real estate and trusts and estates law. She received her undergraduate degree from Florida International University and her juris doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law.
The Sun-Sentinel cited Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A.’s opening of three new representative offices in Europe under its “new globalism strategy.” The article states that these openings bring ZP&W’s tally to “10 offices in seven countries in the Americas and Europe.” The three new representative offices are in Madrid, Spain and in Pesaro and Milan, Italy.
An acknowledgment of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. as a benefactor to the Dade County Courthouse Restoration Project ran in The Daily Business Review. The Historic Courtoom 61 Restoration Committee acknowledged “the generous contribution of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A.”