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Jones Day welcomes Lorne S. Cantor and Evan A. Kanter to the Miami Office

February 2019

The global law firm Jones Day announces that Lorne Cantor and Evan Kanter have joined the Firm's M&A Practice as partners in its Miami Office.

"I am excited to welcome Lorne and Evan to Jones Day's Miami Office, where we are deepening our commitment to our clients doing business in this region that is so important to the global economy. Lorne and Evan bring significant corporate transactional experience that will complement what we are doing here and in our M&A Practice worldwide." said Tony Dias, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Miami Office and co-leader of the Firm's Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice. "At Jones Day, whether in Miami or in any of our offices on five continents, our lawyers work collaboratively. Lorne and Evan are excellent additions to that approach."

A South Florida native, Mr. Cantor's practice is focused on representing multinational companies in connection with their M&A, joint venture, and financing transactions. He has significant experience representing companies in the gaming, hospitality and transportation sectors where he has represented both industry and private equity clients. Mr. Cantor has also led numerous transactions in regulated industries and in addition to U.S. domestic matters, is currently representing clients on multiple cross-border transactions in various jurisdictions.

"Our clients call upon us to lead billions of dollars' worth of deals on their behalf each year and adding experienced lawyers like Lorne and Evan helps us to continue to innovate and expand our award-winning client service when we do so," said Lizanne Thomas, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Southeast U.S. Region. "We look forward to their contributions as we continue to grow in Florida."

Mr. Kanter's practice focuses on M&A, capital raising, joint ventures and general corporate law and business matters. He represents a broad range of clients at all stages of development, including private equity funds, portfolio companies, start-up companies and private investors. Mr. Kanter's experience also includes numerous transactions in the gaming and hospitality sectors, as well as medical technology and healthcare sectors.

"Lorne and Evan are not only excellent additions in Miami, they make our leading M&A practice even stronger," said Lyle Ganske, who leads Jones Day's global M&A Practice. "Their vast experience leading transactions for corporate and private equity clients is valuable to our ongoing service to clients."

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.