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Overview

Luis de Armas is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP and is the former Chairman of the Corporate Transactions Practice Group. He serves on the firm’s Compensation Committee and previously served on the Executive Committee.

A Martindale Hubbell AV® rated attorney, Luis has been recognized among America’s Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA and named among the Best Lawyers in America® since 2006. He has over 30 years of experience representing clients in corporate and securities law matters, as well as real estate finance and transactions. He has a strong reputation for structuring and negotiating complex mergers and acquisitions, including acquisitions of financial institutions as well as leveraged and international transactions.  He also represents foreign institutions in connection with their investments and operations in the United States.

Outside of his practice, Luis is active in the Miami community, currently serving as a trustee for the Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart, AMIkids of Miami-Dade and on the Orange Bowl Committee.

Education

  • Duke University, J.D.
    • Order of the Coif
    • Duke Law Journal
  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, B.S., Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Board of Trustees, Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart, 2008 – Present
  • Board of Trustees, AMIKids of Miami-Dade, 1990 – Present
  • Orange Bowl Committee, 2008 – Present

Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated. 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
    • Private Equity in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
    • Latin American Investment in 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
    • Lawyer of the Year, International Trade & Finance Law, 2020
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers,” 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2007 and 2008

Languages

  • Spanish

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