Leoncio E. de la Peña, was 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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