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Quarles & Brady Names David Cellitti as Tampa Office Managing Partner

Tampa — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that David Cellitti, a partner in the firm's Business Law Practice Group, has been named office managing partner of the firm's Tampa office, effective October 1. In this role, Cellitti will handle day-to-day management of the office, implement operating and strategic plans, and represent the office within the Tampa Bay community.

Cellitti succeeds Kevin Delorey, who has been with the firm since 1985 and served as the Tampa office leader since 2019. He will retire September 30.

"For more than 35 years, Kevin has been a trusted advisor to his clients, a valuable sounding board and mentor for his colleagues, and a great leader in his practice group and the Tampa office," said Mike Aldana, the firm's managing partner. "On behalf of everyone at Quarles & Brady, I want to thank him for his many contributions to our success."

Opened in 2010, Quarles & Brady's full-service Tampa office represents a diverse array of clients and legal services. The office was recently named to the "Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Florida" list by Florida Trend Magazine.

"I am proud and honored to be chosen to lead the lawyers and staff of our Tampa office," said Cellitti. "I congratulate Kevin on his retirement, and look forward to further advancing our Tampa office and firm initiatives. As part of Quarles & Brady's client-first mindset, our team in Tampa will continue to proactively help our clients tackle their legal challenges and be actively involved in the Tampa Bay community."

Cellitti, who is licensed in Florida and Illinois, joined the Tampa office from Quarles & Brady's Chicago office in 2018. He is the firm's Florida Offices' Business Law Practice Group Chair and serves on its pro bono committee. In his practice, Cellitti helps clients on a variety of middle-market mergers and acquisitions and other significant transactions. In addition, he provides counsel on business law matters such as strategic planning, compliance and day-to-day operations, including as outside general counsel.

He, his wife and their three children are residents of the Hyde Park neighborhood. Cellitti serves on the board of directors of Plant High Rowing Association, a nationally competitive and inclusive rowing program for the students of H.B. Plant High School.

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