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Mr. Squires is co-founder of the Law Offices of SquiresBenson, P.L., and an International Business and Oil & Gas Lawyer; International and Domestic Litigator; International Oil & Gas, Energy, Construction, and Complex Business Arbitrator on the neutral's roster of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). He's a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators — CCA. He's rated by Super Lawyers and named Rising Star in 2012. He is a 2012 Florida member of the International Association of Lawyers (Union Internationale des Advocats — UIA). The South Florida Business Journal named SquiresBenson, P.L., amongst the Top 25 Alternative Dispute Resolution Firms in 2012 and 2013.

The former President of Conoco Mexico, Ltd., Squires' career began in 1980 as an Offshore Drilling Engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana with Exxon Corporation. He has extensive successful global experience in International Energy, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, and Renewable Energy. This background includes leading teams in new ventures, acquisitions, and dispositions, engineering and operations management positions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. His worldwide technology experience includes serving as Director of Content Management for Universal Music Latin America.  

Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration and Mediation: International and Domestic, Oil & Gas offshore and onshore operations, Energy, Complex Business, Construction, Real Estate, Probate, Environmental;

  • International: Business, Oil & Gas, and Energy Law;

  • Business, Entertainment, and Technology Law;

  • Litigation: International, Business, Oil & Gas, Energy Law, Commercial,

  • Probate, and Real Estate;

  • Real Estate Law: Title Agent, Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund — The Fund; Commercial and Residential Landlord-Tenant Law;

  • Receiverships;

  • Cross-Border Bankruptcy and Reorganization: Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.


Bar Admissions and Licenses:

  • Florida

  • District of Columbia

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

  • Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida

  • Professional Engineer — The State of Texas



  • Juris Doctor, May 1993, Oklahoma City University Law School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  • University of Houston Law Center: International Energy, Technology Transfer, Arbitration and Litigation, Trade, Financial Transactions.

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, May 1980, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.


Mr. Squires is a frequent guest on Spanish Language Television and Radio to speak about Oil & Gas, International Business and Law, and topics of Economic and Political importance.




Languages spoken: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
    13 years, 500 cases
  2. Arbitration: 15%
    12 years, 300 cases
  3. International Law: 15%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Business: 15%
    35 years, 2 thousand cases
  5. Other: 35%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

HSBC Bank Bldg
301 W 41st St Ste 502
Miami Beach, Florida, 331403609


DCActive 200305/25/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200209/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Alternative Dispute Resolution FirmsSouth Florida Business Journal2013
Certificate of MeritDade County Bar Association2012
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Top 25 Alternative Dispute Resolution FirmsSouth Florida Business Journal2012
Certificate of RecognitionCity of Miami Beach2010
Outstanding Community Service AwardLeadership Miami1996
Leadership Development ProgramCenter for Creative Leadership1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-Founding PartnerLaw Offices of SquiresBenson, P.L.2008 - Present
Managing PartnerGilbert K.Squires, P.L.2002 - Present
Director, Latin America Content ManagementVivendi-Universal Music Group2000 - 2001
PresidentSKG Consulting, Inc.1996 - 2002
PresidentConoco Mexico, Ltd.1994 - 1996
Director, Business DevelopmentConoco, Inc.1993 - 1994
Manager, Acquisitions & New VenturesConoco, Inc.1992 - 1993
Sr. Acquisitions AdvisorConoco, Inc.1991 - 1992
Chief of Staff, Group V.P. TechnologyConoco, Inc.1990 - 1991
Area Engr. Mngr. — OKC/CAConoco, Inc.1987 - 1990
Asst. Drilling Mgr./Sr. Drlg. Engr.Conoco, Inc.1985 - 1987
Exploration Offshore Drilling EngineerExxon Company Usa1983 - 1985
Production Offshore Drilling EngineerExxon Company Usa1980 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Grievance Committee CMember2013 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Miami International Arbitration SocietyCo-Founding Member2011 - Present
College of Commercial ArbitratorsFellow2010 - Present
Miami Beach Bar AssociationPast President2009 - 2010
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Florida Bar, International Law SectionMember2003 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Property Rights in Real Property CommitteeMember2003 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1993
Texas A&M University, College StationMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
View From the Arbitration PanelArbitration — Faculty2013
Managing Your First ArbitrationArbitration — Faculty2011