MIAMI, July 12, 2004 – LAWFUEL – Adorno & Yoss, the largest certifie…

MIAMI, July 12, 2004 – LAWFUEL – Adorno & Yoss, the largest certified
minority-owned law firm in the United States and a Corporate Plus member of
the National Minority Suppliers Development Council ( http://www.nmsdc.org ),
announced today that it has agreed to combine its practice with 21-attorney
Alvarado, Smith & Sanchez, one of California’s largest minority-owned full
service law firms. This development increases Adorno & Yoss’ presence to
185 attorneys in nine offices throughout the United States.

This combination is another step in Adorno & Yoss’ plan to expand its
geographical footprint to effectively compete for and service national
contracts. Last month, Adorno & Yoss announced the opening of its Atlanta, GA
office and expects to open new offices in Baltimore, MD/Washington D.C and New
York City within the next few months.

“We are responding to two business needs of corporate America: First, the
ability to provide legal services on a national or regional basis and second,
the advancement of minority-owned companies,” said Hank Adorno, President of
Adorno & Yoss. “The focus of this firm is to provide our clients with the
best quality of legal services throughout the United States, performed by
lawyers from diverse backgrounds.”

“We have been looking for an opportunity to expand our firm to better
serve our client base. We believe Adorno & Yoss is the perfect fit for our
organization due to our shared commitment of delivering high quality legal
services and unparalleled client service while furthering minority development
and empowerment,” said Ray Alvarado, President of Alvarado, Smith & Sanchez.

“We are undoubtedly pleased. Our friends at the Alvarado, Smith and
Sanchez firm are just as committed as we are to our plan to create a national
legal powerhouse able to compete head-on with traditional legal providers.
Additionally, our experience as the only law firm member of the National
Minority Supplier Development Council’s Corporate Plus program has shown that
Corporate America is eager to provide opportunities to qualified, full service
minority-owned law firms with a national footprint. This combination
reaffirms our commitment to Corporate Plus,” said Adorno.
Adorno & Yoss’ California presence will include offices in Irvine and Los
Angeles.

ABOUT THE FIRM

Adorno & Yoss is the largest certified minority-owned law firm in the
country with 185 attorneys. Adorno & Yoss provides a full range of legal
services to corporations ranging from Fortune 500 and publicly traded
companies to major insurance organizations as well as governments and
individuals. Please visit our web site at http://www.adorno.com for more
information. Adorno & Yoss is a Corporate Plus member of the National
Minority Supplier Development Council ( http://www.nmsdc.org ). The firm is
Managing Director of Law Firm of the Americas ( http://www.lfalaw.org ), an
alliance of law firms providing legal services of the highest quality to
individuals and corporations doing business in the hemisphere and the Iberian
Peninsula. Additionally, the firm is a member of the State Capital Global Law
Firm Group ( http://www.statecapitallaw.com ). For more information about the
firm, LFA or SCGLF, please contact Francisco J. Gonzalez at [email protected] .

Adorno & Yoss, Largest Certified U.S. Minority-Owned Law Firm, Adds California Offices

Firm on Target to Create a Major National Footprint

MIAMI, July 12 /PRNewswire/ — Adorno & Yoss, the largest certified
minority-owned law firm in the United States and a Corporate Plus member of
the National Minority Suppliers Development Council ( http://www.nmsdc.org ),
announced today that it has agreed to combine its practice with 21-attorney
Alvarado, Smith & Sanchez, one of California’s largest minority-owned full
service law firms. This development increases Adorno & Yoss’ presence to
185 attorneys in nine offices throughout the United States.

This combination is another step in Adorno & Yoss’ plan to expand its
geographical footprint to effectively compete for and service national
contracts. Last month, Adorno & Yoss announced the opening of its Atlanta, GA
office and expects to open new offices in Baltimore, MD/Washington D.C and New
York City within the next few months.

“We are responding to two business needs of corporate America: First, the
ability to provide legal services on a national or regional basis and second,
the advancement of minority-owned companies,” said Hank Adorno, President of
Adorno & Yoss. “The focus of this firm is to provide our clients with the
best quality of legal services throughout the United States, performed by
lawyers from diverse backgrounds.”

“We have been looking for an opportunity to expand our firm to better
serve our client base. We believe Adorno & Yoss is the perfect fit for our
organization due to our shared commitment of delivering high quality legal
services and unparalleled client service while furthering minority development
and empowerment,” said Ray Alvarado, President of Alvarado, Smith & Sanchez.

“We are undoubtedly pleased. Our friends at the Alvarado, Smith and
Sanchez firm are just as committed as we are to our plan to create a national
legal powerhouse able to compete head-on with traditional legal providers.
Additionally, our experience as the only law firm member of the National
Minority Supplier Development Council’s Corporate Plus program has shown that
Corporate America is eager to provide opportunities to qualified, full service
minority-owned law firms with a national footprint. This combination
reaffirms our commitment to Corporate Plus,” said Adorno.

Adorno & Yoss’ California presence will include offices in Irvine and Los
Angeles.

ABOUT THE FIRM
Adorno & Yoss is the largest certified minority-owned law firm in the
country with 185 attorneys. Adorno & Yoss provides a full range of legal
services to corporations ranging from Fortune 500 and publicly traded
companies to major insurance organizations as well as governments and
individuals. Please visit our web site at http://www.adorno.com for more
information. Adorno & Yoss is a Corporate Plus member of the National
Minority Supplier Development Council ( http://www.nmsdc.org ). The firm is
Managing Director of Law Firm of the Americas ( http://www.lfalaw.org ), an
alliance of law firms providing legal services of the highest quality to
individuals and corporations doing business in the hemisphere and the Iberian
Peninsula. Additionally, the firm is a member of the State Capital Global Law
Firm Group ( http://www.statecapitallaw.com ). For more information about the
firm, LFA or SCGLF, please contact Francisco J. Gonzalez at [email protected] .

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