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Valentín I. Arenas is a member of the Corporate Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office. He has experience advising start-up, emerging growth, and public companies in the energy and infrastructure, telecommunications, technology, and manufacturing industries. Valentín provides counsel to domestic and international clients on a wide variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, capital raises, strategic investments and alliances, fund formation, and corporate restructuring. He also assists clients on corporate governance issues and other business-related matters.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Advised technology companies and their international subsidiaries in day-to-day operations, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements in English and Spanish.°
  • Served as outside general counsel for the Americas for a multi-national travel and hospitality company.°
  • Represented the principals of a franchising company in their sale of a 100% interest in an enterprise comprised of multiple fitness studios to a private equity firm.°
  • Represented developers in development and financing of solar and cogeneration facilities.°
  • Represented investment bank in cross-border purchase of multi-national telecommunications company in Latin America.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Arenas prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Beth Bloom, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2015
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Jose Rodriguez, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, 2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, Dade County Legal Aid Society, “Pro Bono Award in Venture Law,” 2020
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
    • 41st Class Graduate, Leadership Miami Program, 2020
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Division (Region VIII, Florida), 2020-2022
  • Member, United Way of Miami-Dade
    • Co-Chair, Executive Committee, United Way LINC Miami, 2020-2022
  • Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami
  • Member, Belen Alumni Lawyers Section

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law
    • Member, Journal of Technology Law & Policy
  • B.A., University of Miami
Admissions
  • Florida
Languages
  • Spanish, Native