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Luis J. Perez

Partner
Miami

Luis J. Perez

Luis Perez is consistently ranked among Florida's premier corporate lawyers. His practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters, including international transactions. His client base is a blend of domestic and international businesses operating in the United States and Latin America.

Luis works with private and publicly held clients on all aspects of their businesses, including formation and governance issues, equity and debt offerings, and acquisitions and dispositions. He also routinely advises U.S., European, and Latin American multinationals in acquiring, establishing, operating, and disposing of their businesses throughout the Americas.

Luis is widely recognized for his work in renewable energy development and financing, as well as insurance and infrastructure. A significant part of his practice involves representing the interests of major financial institutions and construction companies in structuring public-private partnerships throughout the United States and Latin America.

Clients appreciate both his legal knowledge and his understanding of how businesses operate, as well as the role of outside counsel in business success.

Luis's work has been consistently ranked and recognized by Chambers and other legal directories. He is ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Experience

Represented the Board of Directors of a leading energy company in its acquisition of a utility company in the U.S. and its listing in the NYSE.

Advised global insurance company on the Florida aspects of a multinational acquisition and helped obtain and coordinate regional advice.

Advised renewable energy company in its acquisitions and dispositions throughout the United States.

Worked with a large media company in acquiring various businesses throughout Latin America.

Advised and helped successfully resolve an investigation by a multilateral institution.

Represented an auto manufacturer in corporate matters in Central America and the Caribbean.

Advised European multinational in the disposition of its Florida business, including structuring the transaction and obtaining regulatory approvals.

Represented large construction company in several acquisitions throughout the United States.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1983
  • B.A., Rollins College, 1978

Memberships

  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member, The Florida Bar

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Florida

2011

International Trade and Finance Law, 2006-2011; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2006-2007

The Best Lawyers in America

2008-2009

Top Lawyer in South Florida

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite

2009

Chambers Global, Latin America: Corporate and Finance

2009-2011

Chambers Latin America, Corporate/M&A

2009-2011

Business/Corporate, International

Florida Super Lawyers

2010

Chambers Global, Latin America: Corporate/M&A

2004-2013

Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2004-2013; Corporate/M&A: Latin American Investment, 2008-2012

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