Miami, FL April 8, 2019 – Stumphauzer & Sloman, PLLC have announced that Adam Foslid, Ian Ross, and Timothy Kolaya, three partners from Greenberg Traurig, P.A.’s Miami office, have joined the firm as name partners. The firm will be renamed Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya, PLLC.
“We are excited to welcome Adam, Ian, and Tim, three accomplished litigators with national practices and fantastic reputations. Adam has chaired one of the largest and most prestigious litigation departments in Florida, and with Tim and Ian, has litigated bet-the-company cases on behalf of national and international clients,” said Ryan Stumphauzer. “Their experience in complex commercial matters will complement our Chambers & Partners-recognized white collar and government investigations practice and transform our firm into a full-service litigation boutique,” said Jeff Sloman, the former U.S. Attorney who joined the firm in 2015.
Prior to joining Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya, Mr. Foslid was the chairman of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami litigation department, and, prior to that, served as the office’s Co- Hiring Shareholder. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, listed in The Legal 500 United States, and named a Most Effective Lawyer for Class Action Litigation. Mr. Ross has been listed in The Legal 500 United States and recognized as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers. Mr. Kolaya was the recipient of the Dade County Bar Association’s “Rising Superstar Award,” and also has been recognized as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers.
“We are thrilled to join Ryan and Jeff, who have built a premier white collar and government investigations practice,” said Adam Foslid. “This is an opportunity to work with great friends and great lawyers, and we look forward to growing the firm together.”
“The merger of these two groups will succeed not only because it combines stellar lawyers but because their practices—white collar and commercial litigation—are complimentary. They are a boutique firm to be reckoned with,” said Peter Prieto of Podhurst Orseck, P.A. Wilfred Ferrer, Executive Partner of Holland & Knight’s Miami office, added, “This is a premier law firm with highly experienced, first-rate lawyers who collectively demonstrate intellectual rigor, a track record of successful results in both criminal and civil matters, and impeccable integrity.”
Messrs. Foslid, Kolaya, and Ross will bring their new firm decades of BigLaw expertise across the spectrum of commercial matters. Mr. Foslid concerates his practice on complex commercial, business, class action, and product liability litigation before courts and arbitral panels throughout the United States. Mr. Ross represents clients in business disputes, financial and securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, and class actions, including claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Mr. Kolaya, an engineer and former construction manager, counsels clients on a wide array of disputes involving real estate, construction, commercial transactions, and business torts.
They are also leaders in the community and active in charitable and civic organizations. Mr. Foslid serves a Governor-appointed Commissioner on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Third District Court of Appeals. He was appointed by Chief Judge Bertila Soto to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Professionalism Panel, and serves on the Boards for Habitat for Humanity of Great Miami, The First Tee of Miami Foundation, and the George Washington University Law School. Mr. Ross serves on the Boards for Americans for Immigrant Justice, the Miami-Dade Urban Debate League, and the Regional Board for Read to a Child, and has been recognized as a Pro Bono Hero. Mr. Kolaya serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Miami Law Alumni Association, is a Member of the Florida Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee, and is the Chair of the South Florida Chapter of The Parkinson’s Foundation.
About Stumpahuzer & Sloman, PLLC
Stumphauzer & Sloman has received some of the highest rankings and peer review ratings available in the legal industry. It has been ranked as a Leading Florida Law Firm in White Collar Crime & Government Investigations by Chambers & Partners, and both Ryan Stumphauzer and Jeff Sloman have been awarded the top honor of AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Ryan Stumphauzer and Jeff Sloman represent clients in government regulatory enforcement matters, white collar criminal litigation, internal investigations, whistleblower suits and fraud-related civil litigation. Prior to founding Stumphauzer & Sloman, Mr. Stumphauzer served as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida, where he was a founding member of South Florida’s highly-publicized Medicare Fraud Strike Force and personally directed hundreds of cases involving allegations of health care fraud, mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, identity theft, and violations of HIPAA and the Anti-Kickback Statute. Before joining the firm, Mr. Sloman distinguished himself as a twenty-year federal prosecutor, serving as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Chief of the Criminal Division, during which time he tried approximately 50 cases to verdict and twice received the Department of Justice’s “Director’s Award” for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.