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Flora R. Perez focuses her practice on advising public companies on corporate and securities matters, public securities offerings, asset-backed financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions. She is experienced counseling boards and senior management on a variety of legal issues including corporate governance, executive compensation, SEC reporting, compliance, strategic business initiatives, commercial matters, and employment.

Flora advises both public companies on the full range of securities transactions including mergers, tender offers, going private transactions and strategic investments both nationally and internationally.


  • Corporate and securities
  • Corporate governance
  • Public securities offerings
  • Strategic business, financial and transactional planning



  • Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Ryder System, Inc., 2012-2015 
  • Group Director, Corporate Transactions, Securities, Finance and Governance, 2003-2009
  • Assistant Controller, Cargill International Corp., 1992-1996

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Thomson Reuters, "Stand-Out Lawyers," 2024
  • Listed, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, "Top Lawyers," Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2022-2023
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2020-2021
  • Listed, IFLR1000, 2018-2023
    • "Notable Practitioner," Capital Markets: Debt; Capital Markets: Equity, 2023
    • "Rising Star (Florida)," Capital Markets: Debt; Capital Markets: Equity, 2018-2022
  • Listed, Inside Counsel magazine, "Women Poised for Prominence," 2014
  • Listed, Diversity Journal, "Woman Worth Watching," 2014
  • Recipient, "Florida Glass Ceiling Award," Florida Diversity Council, 2013
  • Board Member and Finance Committee Chair, Friends of WLRN
  • Former Board Member, The Women’s Edge (formerly The Commonwealth Institute), a non-profit organization devoted to advancing businesswomen in leadership positions.
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Cuban-American Bar Association
  • Member, Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, Working Group, Corporate Disclosure Effectiveness Committee
  • Member, The Florida Bar


  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1997
  • B.S., Accounting, with high honors, University of Florida, 1992
  • Florida
  • Spanish, Fluent