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Mr. Saavedra was born in Havana, Cuba and is fluent in English and Spanish. He received his B.A. in 1979 from the University of Connecticut and his J.D. in 1986 from the George Washington University School of Law, while working as Staff Assistant for Congressman William Lehman in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Saavedra is the founding member of our firm, established in 1989. Admitted to the Bars of Florida, Connecticut and Washington D.C., Mr. Saavedra has been granted the distinction of an AV rating by the Martindale Hubbell Association. 

Mr. Saavedra specializes in corporate and commercial transactions, including general aviation related transactions, mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial transactions, land development, property and casualty claims, and business transactions as well as derivative litigation, including transactions associated with the Bahamas and Costa Rica. 

Most notably, during his career Mr. Saavedra has represented sellers, purchasers and lenders in approximately $3.2 billion ($3,200,000,000.00) dollars in cumulative corporate acquisitions and real estate transactions in a variety of asset purchases, land development transactions, complex commercial refinancings, long-term leasehold and subleasehold financings, and distressed debt acquisitions. In 2008, 2009 and 2011, Mr. Saavedra served as corporate counsel for a corporate client in handling a $168 million bond and conventional related financing with SunTrust Bank, N.A., TD Bank, Bank United. In 2013, Mr. Saavedra served as corporate borrower counsel for a $200 million senior credit facility/syndication, providing leadership and coordination among his corporate client and 7 national lenders involved for all aspects of the negotiation and documentation involved in the transaction.

From fixed base operators to international & domestic institutional clients and former international political figures, Mr. Saavedra is pleased to represent diverse clientele in corporate and strategic matters.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 30%
    27 years
  2. Business: 30%
    27 years
  3. Aviation: 15%
    27 years
  4. Mergers & Acquisitions: 15%
    17 years
  5. Banking: 10%
    27 years



Hourly ($350-400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paula Sofie Buzzi

    I endorse this lawyer. Damaso Saavedra is a skilled attorney with a particular focus and talent in the areas of aviation related transactions and litigation, as well as corporate and commercial real estate law.


    Paula Buzzi Aviation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jennie Lynn Colabelli

    I currently work for Damaso W. Saavedra and proudly endorse his practice in the area of Aviation.


    Jennie Colabelli Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Saavedra I Goodwin

312 SE 17th St Fl 2
Ft Lauderdale, FL, 33316-2524


FLMember in Good Standing198609/08/2015
DCInactive 198805/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Managing PartnerSaavedra Goodwin1986 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of ConnecticutPolitical Science and GovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1979