With more than a quarter-century of legal experience, attorney Santiago J. Padilla has been representing individuals and businesses in a wide array of legal matters, including business acquisitions, real estate transactions, immigration petitions, and employment and commercial litigation matters. Mr. Padilla commenced practicing law in 1990 with Troutman, Sanders, Lockerman & Ashmore, one of the largest law firms in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Padilla's practice at that time focused on labor and employment matters, which involved litigation in the state and federal courts. Mr. Padilla also has experience in commercial transactions, having represented several large U.S. and foreign companies in cross-border and domestic transactions, including business acquisitions, government privatizations, joint ventures and commercial financing transactions. Indeed, Mr. Padilla is a legal professional who has the benefit of having worked on complex commercial litigation matters and on sophisticated commercial transactions.
For example, over the last 10 years, Mr. Padilla has litigated more than 120 cases in the state and federal courts and has acted as closing and escrow agent for more than 200 residential and commercial real estate transactions in Miami and South Florida. He has also acted as closing agent for dozens of business acquisitions. In addition, in the last decade alone, Mr. Padilla has handled more than 300 immigration matters, including employment-based visas, investor visas and permanent residency applications.
Having previously worked for major law firms based in New York, Atlanta and Miami, Mr. Padilla now practices in his own firm in Miami, Florida. Mr. Padilla's team includes experienced lawyers and paralegals who speak several foreign languages, including Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Mr. Padilla is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Land Title Association, and Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, which provides title insurance policies through Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||04/19/2020|
|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||1990||07/02/2020|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Santiago J. Padilla, P.A.||1999 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||White & Case||1995 - 1999|
|Associate Attorney||Troutman Sanders Lockerman & Ashmore||1990 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Land Title Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Ohio State University||JD -Juris Doctor||1990|
|Flint v. Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc., 79 So.3d 115 (3rd DCA, Fla. App., 2012).||Client won appeal.|
|940 Lincoln Rd. Enterprises v. Hernandez, 67 So.3d 1192 (3rd DCA, Fla. App., 2011).||Client won appeal.|
|Hernandez v. American General Finance, 39 So.3d 476 (3rd DCA, Fla. App., 2010).||Client won appeal.|
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