DGIM Law, a Miami-based business law boutique, has added a new partner as well as a client relations specialist in a move that expanded the business operations of the small firm that launched just a year and a half ago.
The bankruptcy and commercial litigation firm announced Tuesday the additions of attorney Jonathan E. Groth and director of client relations Veronica L. Barthelemy. Groth comes from Damian & Valori LLP while Barthelemy worked as a legal assistant for multiple law firms.
“The addition of Jonathan and Veronica to our firm represents the strategic direction we set forth when launching DGIM Law only 19 months ago and advances our mission to think differently as legal professionals,” co-founding partner Isaac Marcushamer said in a statement. “We are blessed to be in a strong position, with room for more team members, cases and community initiatives.”
Groth focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, receivership and securities litigation, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, investor and consumer fraud litigation and cryptocurrency insolvency and other related litigation, the firm said.
He has experience handling both litigation and fraud matters from the local and global corporate perspectives, including consumer investor fraud, real estate and securities litigation and commercial litigation.
DGIM Law credits Groth with having an “entrepreneurial spirit” in his approach to practicing law as well as his work outside of it. He was recently elected commissioner and mayor of the Village of Biscayne Park.
“[My work is] a lot about doing good for people, which I find echoes in my community involvement,” Groth said. “I find myself doing that a lot more recently in my professional career, and it’s something that this group, DGIM Law, really emphasizes, doing good and helping others and being kind. There are a lot of really important aspects of personal and professional development and growth that DGIM focuses on that not a lot of other firms do. So I think it’s probably one of the biggest things that attracted me to them.”
Previously, he served as the vice president and board member of the Biscayne Park Foundation. Groth is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut.
In her new position, Barthelemy oversees the administration of the firm. DGIM Law said she has “unbridled joy” in her work that helps bring about new ideas to better serve clients.
Her experience includes more than 20 years in legal administration where she gained skills in financial and administrative management, human relations, legal resources and leadership. She has worked at firms such as Berger Singerman LLP, Greenspoon Marder PA, Legal Assistant and Vezina Lawrence & Piscitelli PA.
Barthelemy is a member of the South Florida Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators.
“What drove me to DGIM Law was the willingness to invest in my professional growth and the understanding of work-life balance. Their comprehension is invaluable and what encourages me to provide DGIM’s client with the greatest assistance,” Barthelemy said in a statement. “I could not be more pleased to be joining a firm that is supportive and caring.”
DGIM law was founded in 2021 by Daniel Gielchinsky and Marcushamer with the goal of providing business law counsel in the commercial litigation and bankruptcy areas. It often helps clients with complex business, litigation and insolvency matters, such as partnership and shareholder disputes, contract disputes, real estate foreclosure, bankruptcy and restructuring and selling or acquiring distressed assets, the firm said.