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Leoncio Ernesto De La Pena

Litigation Attorney at Miami, FL

4.5   2 reviews

also known as Leoncio E. de la Peña D.

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1984
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Leoncio E. de la Peñawas born in Cuba. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Florida, with high honors and then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1984. Prior to founding De La Peña Group in 1991, he worked at one of Miami’s pioneer law firms servicing the Latin American market. Mr. de la Peña has extensive experience representing clients in litigation involving a wide range of complex problems. His practice includes dispute resolution arising in such contexts as mergers and acquisitions, shareholder relationships, venture capital, trademark infringement and other financing and securities transactions, partnership dissolutions, real estate transactions, construction projects, as well as a broad range of commercial litigation matters concerning banking issues, securities, business torts, patent infringement, breach of contract, insurance and fidelity-bond coverage. His client list consists of the “who’s who” of Latin America.


Mr. de la Peña has a history of active involvement in social, charitable, corporate, and political organizations. He is currently a board member for Voices for Children and the U.S.-Spain Chamber of Commerce. He remains an active member of the Republican Party of Florida Team 100 and has chaired many political campaigns. He was instrumental in arranging the attendance of President Aznar of Spain at the U.S.-Spain Chamber of Commerce Gala to receive the “2003 Hombre del Año” award. Mr. de la Peña was honored as a recipient of the Ronald McDonald House “Twelve Good Men” distinction, in 2004. In 2006 he was one of the finalists for the Daily Business Reviews “Most Effective Lawyers,” and in 2009 he was selected as an AV-Rated Attorney—the Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell. De La Peña was listed in the 2011 edition of the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, Best Lawyers in America; he has been selected for inclusion in the specialty International Trade and Finance Law, with 19 other lawyers of South Florida.

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De La Peña Group, P.A.
600 Brickell Ave, Suite 1750
Miami, FL, 33131

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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2008
legal counsel of Interanational corporation
Our office has been dealing with a large law firm for many years, therefore we know the dynamic of a law firm mentality. Large firms have lost the eye of the tiger and only care of billing hours, until we hired de la Pena Group I had come to the conclusion that law firms worked for themself not their clients. I never post reviews on the web, but the de la Pena Group law firm is well worth a positive review.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2011
Excellent lawyer dealing with Latinamericans
Leoncio de la Pena helped us in a case dealing with the United States and Latin America. It was a successful case and we are extremely thankful. He speaks perfect Spanish, so we could understand the details of the case.We are going to use this lawyer in the future and we would recommend him to anyone.


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Work Experience

  • CEO
  • De La Peña Group, P.A.
  • 1991 - Present


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Valat International Holdings Ltd. v. El Salvador Networks, et al.
  • $30 Million verdict in favor of Valat
  • Vitcom v. David Godwin, et al.
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  • Voices for Children
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • U.S Spain Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • United Way of Miami-Dade
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV-Rated Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Most Effective Lawyers Finalist
  • Daily Business Review
  • 2006
  • Twelve Good Men
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • 2004


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Speaking Engagements

  • Poder Business Forum
  • Europe The New Frontier?
  • 2004

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Miami Litigation Lawyer Leoncio Ernesto De La Pena
Leoncio Ernesto De La Pena
Litigation Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 39 years