In the past 10 years, Miami has evolved into a center of true international legal services. I say “true” because when I started practicing law in the 1970s, “international practice” in Miami meant mostly representing Latin Americans buying condos on Brickell Avenue. The true international work was being done in New York and Washington.

But Miami evolved. Starting in the late 1970s, as the political tides ebbed and flowed in Latin America, Miami became a natural stopping point. Wealthy Latin Americans hedged their bets, starting businesses here. Miami started gaining international banks, and companies started locating their Latin-American regional headquarters here.

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