León Cosgrove

Law Firm León Cosgrove LLC Hires Three New Attorneys

By: Derek E. León

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — November 26, 2013 — León Cosgrove, LLC, a business litigation boutique, has added new partners Andrew B. Boese and James R. Bryan and new associate Seida Wood.

Andrew B. Boese joins León Cosgrove, LLC as a partner focusing on civil trial and appellate matters and on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts and arbitration venues. He has extensive experience in financial services litigation, qui tam whistleblower actions, consumer protection actions, business torts, contract disputes, municipal law, and complex land use disputes. His appellate experience includes oral arguments before Florida’s Third and Fourth District Courts of Appeal and the Circuit Court Appellate Division.

Mr. Boese was a litigation associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Miami. Before that, he was an Assistant Attorney and Chief of the Appellate Practice for Miami-Dade County. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami School of Law, and was honorably discharged as a captain after eight years in the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Corp. Mr. Boese received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, and his B.S. from Excelsior College in Albany, New York.

James R. Bryan joins León Cosgrove, LLC as a partner focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, intellectual property, antitrust, torts, securities, healthcare, employment, and class actions.

Mr. Bryan practiced at Boies, Schiller, and Flexner, LLP, a national litigation boutique, where he worked on high-profile litigation matters for a number of the firm’s institutional clients. Prior to joining León Cosgrove, LLC, Mr. Bryan practiced at Kozyak, Tropin and Throckmorton, P.A, a Miami litigation boutique, where he gained first-hand experience running complex commercial litigation cases and handling everything from initial case evaluation to final appeals. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida, and his B.A. from Yale University.

Seida A. Wood joins León Cosgrove, LLC as an associate focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation. She graduated summa cum laude, in the top 5% of her class, from the University of Miami School of Law, where she received a number of academic awards, including the Soia Mentschikoff scholarship, and was on the editorial board of the Miami Law Review. She was also a clinical fellow with the UM Children & Youth Law Clinic, and has since done pro bono work in the area of child advocacy. Ms. Wood earned her B.A. from Florida International University.

About León Cosgrove, LLC
León Cosgrove, LLC is a concierge-style business litigation boutique founded by attorneys with a combined 50-year track record of success in complex commercial litigation involving financial services, class actions, insurance recovery, intellectual property, real estate, among other matters. León Cosgrove approaches every case as if it’s headed to trial, because success only comes with a credible trial threat.

There is no costly pyramid structure at León Cosgrove. It is lean and un-leveraged without structural bloat to deliver better results at less cost. Because the firm views its clients as partners, León Cosgrove will share risk in both plaintiff and defense cases all over the country. The firm’s offices are at 255 Alhambra Circle in Coral Gables.