Shutts & Bowen partner Terry Vento figures she has provided $650,000 worth of pro bono legal work to the Miami Art Museum over the last 25 years she has served as a trustee.
Her dedication earned her naming rights at the M. Therese Vento Cafe Lounge. The Miami Art Museum moved to its new location on Biscayne Bay in Museum Park this week under its new name, the Perez Art Museum Miami.
Vento said she’s thrilled with the honor even though she doesn’t frequent lounges or bars.
“With all the free legal work I gave them, they told me I would have a naming opportunity,” Vento said. “I thought it would be something small, that I would have a bench somewhere. But they gave me the choice of the lounge or an elevator. It’s kind of exciting.”
Vento and her firm are among a handful of $500,000 to $1 million donors to the museum.
A longtime art aficionado, Vento is a partner in Shutts’ business litigation practice in Miami where she specializes in representing financial institutions.