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Raul Arencibia Jr.

Business Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1980
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Raul

Learn Raul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business

    44 years

  2. Litigation

    44 years, 250 cases


I would prefer that the reviews of my present and former clients, and the endorsements of lawyers I have had the pleasure of working with/against for over 40 years of practice, will speak to my abilities, qualifications, dedication, truthfulness and integrity. I loathe selling myself. 

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell has recognized me for the highest level of ethical standards and professional excellence.  I am a South Florida Top Rated Lawyer. Generations of lawyers have relied on LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell for 140 years as the authoritative source to confirm credentials based on independent evaluations of skills and experience. I have been rated by my peers pursuant to confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary to be AV Preeminent--the highest Peer Review Rating available. 

On a scale of 1-10, I am rated 10 (Superb)  by AVVO. 

I thank my many clients, co-counsel and opposing counsel over many years who have helped me achieve this superb rating.  Thank you.





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Raul Arencibia
17900 SW 83 Avenue
Miami, FL, 33157

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Brian | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I did not think that I needed an attorney, until I was sued . Raul was referred to me by a friend . When I contacted him , he was able to schedule an appointment with me the very next day. After I hired Raul he did not waste any time , just jumped into action. He took a case that seem like a sure loss for me, and turned it into me feeling that I actually had a chance to win. I ended up settling the case for a lot less that if I did not have him at my side.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fast,Easy Effective
I hired Raul to draft an employment agreement between my company and a new hire. Raul was very professional and the process was quick and easy. The agreement drafted to meet everyone of my requirements and he added somethings that I over looked. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Eduardo | October 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Collections and product quality situation
Mr. Arencibia was able to intercede for us in regards to a collection situation that involved product quality issues. He helped us negotiate successfully a mutually agreeable solution with our supplier.
Posted by Katherine McCallum | August 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent at his job & extremly compassionate!
I had a very complicated case that was causing me to endure the worst few months of my life. Raul educated me on all the confusing legal aspects involved, answered every one of my million questions in a quick & thorough manner, did diligent and extensive research to find supporting facts, and advised me in a manner I found to be professional, straight-forward, & of the highest quality. In addition to his excellent professional conduct, his humanity, compassion, and kindness were an unexpected (& much needed) surprise. As I found Raul through Avvo, I had no idea what to expect but, I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a brilliant lawyer and I could not have been happier with how he handled my case and our professional relationship.
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Posted by Timothy F. Susich, CPA | February 6, 2013
Business Ownership Dispute
Raul immediately responded to a time sensitive matter for a client. He also brought in a team required to address an aggressive takeover attempt. His knowledge and experience proved to be the solution that my client urgently needed. They were thus able to maintain their business ownership interest and are now prospering as the viral influence has been eliminated.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2013
Caring, Responsible and Effective Attorney
Raul Arencibia helped me handle an estate case that involved a total of 5 siblings and 1 step-sibling each living in different states. The case was complicated by some siblings having different representation, as well as there being a multitude of filings with and meetings with the Executor, etc. In particular, there were some issues with regard to the liquidation of a townhouse. Since this is an area in which he practices law, I relied upon Mr. Arencibia to guide the complex process of the sale and distribution of funds to the Estate. He came through admirably. Mr. Arencibia always took the time to inform me, listened carefully to my requests and comments and always provided thoughtful suggestions to help me make informed decisions. He communicated effectively and proactively with my sibling's attorneys and we ended up with a fast closure and settling of the Estate's assets. I will not hesitate to contact and use Mr. Arencibia for appropriate future legal needs I may have.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Patterson Law Firm
  • 2022 - Present
  • Owner
  • Arencibia Attorneys
  • 2002 - Present
  • Special Counsel
  • Kilpatrick Stockton
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Member
  • Bailey Harper & Arencibia
  • 1991 - 1999
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  • Harvard Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Saenz v. Pena
  • Reversal in favor of Defendant/Appellant
  • Profilet v. Cambridge Financial Corp.
  • Motions to dismiss denied/granted, in part
  • Paul v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Reversal in favor of Plaintiff/Appellant
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  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Business Network International - Dadeland Chapter
  • President
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Business Network International
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Puerto Rican Professional Association of South Florida
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Economic Opportunity Family Health Center, Inc.
  • Director
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Florida Bar, Council of Executive Councils
  • Delegate
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Florida Bar, All Bar Conference on Diversity
  • Co-chair
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Florida Supreme Court, Advisory Committee for the 2001 Conference of the National Consortium of Task Forces and Commissions on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts
  • Co-Chair
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Florida Bar, Council of Sections
  • Delegate
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Florida Supreme Court, Racial and Ethnic Bias Study Commission
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities Law Section
  • Vice-Chair
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Florida Bar, Judicial Administration, Selection and Tenure Committee
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2008
  • Dade County Bar Association, Banking and Corporate Litigation Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Dade County Bar Association, Appellate Court Committee
  • Co-Chair, Appellate Court Liaison Subcommittee
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities in the Profession Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities in the Profession Committee
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Dade County Bar Association, Communications Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1983 - 1984
  • Dade County Bar Association, Community Relations Coordinating Committee
  • Member
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Legal Leaders -- South Florida's Top Rated Attorney of 2013
  • American Law Institute
  • 2013
  • Biographee, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America
  • Marquis Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America
  • 1989
  • Biographee, Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 1987
  • Biographee, Who's Who in Florida's Latin Community
  • Who's Who in Florida's Latin Community
  • 1986
  • Founders Day Award
  • New York University
  • 1977
  • New York University Scholar
  • New York University
  • 1973
  • Regents Scholarship
  • State of New York
  • 1973
  • Biographee, Who's Who in Finance and Industry
  • Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Industry
  • N/A
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  • Introduction to Construction Law
  • Bonds: The Protective Layer in the Construction Process
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Bar 2001 Annual Meeting
  • Masters Seminar on Professionalism, "Successful Lawyering in a Diverse Society"
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Raul
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Top notch lawyer, highly recommended. Raul is in fact one of my go to guys for matters we cannot handle."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I highly reccomend Raul as a litigation lawyer. He is knowledgeable, skillful and vigorously represents his clients interests. I have worked on severl matters with Raul over the past 9 years and have seen his skills up close."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an intelligent litigator with many years of experience. He focuses on the heart of the matter and aggressively represents his client's cause."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I needed to bring in an aggressive and smart litigator to help with a complex civil case, I called in Raul. He did all the things right to help me look good with my client. I heartily endorse Raul."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Raul is a terrific litigator, and a very clever Attorney. He is a great friend and his advise has helped me more times than I can count."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When things don't go your way in the court below, Raul is your go-to attorney for appeals. If it is a case likely to be appealed, involve him pre-trial."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Mr. Arencibia over the years and have always been extremely satisfied with his work ethic and ability."
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Miami Business Lawyer Raul Arencibia Jr.
Raul Arencibia Jr.
Business Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 43 years