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Jorge L. Piedra Jorge L. Piedra, managing partner, Piedra & Associates, is an avid fisherman. Photo: J. Albert Diaz

Jorge Piedra can take even the most innocuous of hobbies and make them competitive. Take fishing for instance: Although it’s been a passion of his since he was a little boy, the former Cuban American Bar Association president and Piedra & Associates founder told the DBR his preferred pastime “took on a life of its own” upon adulthood.

“We started winning tournaments very early,” Piedra said of his fishing team. The commercial litigator has notched his fair share of aquatic achievements, including first place in the 2008 edition of the World Sailfish Championship—“one of the biggest billfish tournaments in the world at the time”—in addition to winning “virtually every important billfish tournament in Florida” as well as the Miami Swordfish Tournament in 2013.

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Zach Schlein

Zach Schlein is a writer based in Miami. Originally from Montville, New Jersey, he holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida and is the litigation reporter for Daily Business Review. He can be reached at his email address, [email protected]

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