Alejandro García Villalpando has joined Akerman Senterfitt as a shareholder in the taxation practice group focusing on domestic and international tax and corporate matters. He was counsel at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle.
Construction law firm Peckar & Abramson has added senior partner Frank Rapoport, who will lead the firm's public-private partnerships practice. Rapoport, who concentrates on construction, government contracts, infrastructure development and public-private partnerships, was a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has promoted Daniel Rivlin, litigation, and Kelly Ann Toy, financial services, to counsel.
Michael Stutman, a Mishcon de Reya partner and head of its New York family group, has been elected president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter.
The American Law Institute has named its newly elected members. New members in New York include Ethan Brecher, partner, Law Office of Ethan A. Brecher; Karin Ann DeMasi, litigation partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Zachary Fasman, partner, Paul Hastings; Sean Griffith, professor, Fordham University School of Law; Kenneth Kettering, visiting professor, Brooklyn Law School; Judge Raymond Lohier of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and Richard Squire, associate professor, Fordham Law.