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Valentín I. Arenas is a member of the Corporate Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office. Valentín has experience advising private and public companies across a variety of industries with a particular focus in Latin America. Valentín provides counsel to clients on domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raises, strategic investments and alliances, and corporate restructurings. Valentín also assists businesses on corporate governance and other commercial matters.



  • Represented Harvard Jolly Architecture, an architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firm, in its merger with a subsidiary of PBK Architects, a portfolio company of DC Capital Partners.
  • Represented Trax USA Corp., a leading independent provider of aircraft MRO and fleet management software, in sale to AAR Corp., a leading provider of aviation services to commercial and government operators, MROs, and OEMs.
  • Represented Procaps Group, a Colombia-based international health care and pharmaceutical company (NASDAQ: PROC, PROCW), in its $1.1 billion merger with Union Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC traded on the Nasdaq Global Market.
  • Represented a U.S. leading distributor of ethnic foods and beverages in its global expansion through a joint venture with a Central American multinational distributor.
  • Represented a U.S. music talent agency in its joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment.
  • Represented Arcos Dorados, B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ARCO), in its restructurings in Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama.
  • Representing a Spanish multinational temporary staffing agency in general corporate matters and its mergers and acquisitions in the United States.
  • Representing a Colombian full-service logistics and distribution services provider in general corporate matters and its joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in the United States.
  • Representing a Spanish multinational leader in the frozen dough sector doing business in the United States.
  • Representing a Chilean family group on corporate restructurings and U.S.-based investments.
  • Co-counsel to an international fund in its $144 million acquisition of Telefonica’s El Salvador operations.°
  • 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.°

°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
    • President, Young Lawyers Division (Region VIII, Florida), 2020-2022
    • Deputy, Executive Board (Region VIII, Florida), 2022-Present
  • Member, United Way of Miami-Dade
    • Co-Chair, Executive Committee, United Way LINC Miami, 2021-2023
  • Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami
  • Member, Belen Alumni Lawyers Section


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