People Who Move Miami

VITALS 42. Attorney and Co-Managing Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig in Miami. Chair of the Beacon Council. Honored with the JM Family Enterprises’ 2016 African-American Achievers Award. First-generation Miamian whose father is from Mobile, Alabama, mother is from New Orleans, and with a grandfather of Sicilian descent and a great-grandfather with Jewish roots. Grew up in Kendall, older brother to Kimberly and grandson of former North Miami and Opa-locka city manager Clarence Patterson, who instilled in young Jaret Davis the importance of community involvement. Davis graduated from Miami Killian Senior High, then went on to the University of Miami, graduating in 1996 with a degree in economics and minors in finance and computer science. He returned to UM for law school and landed a summer gig at Greenberg Traurig that eventually turned into a full-time job. Davis rose to administrative shareholder of the firm’s Miami office by age 35. Today he oversees more than 360 attorneys and staff members. He maintains an active corporate practice focused on tech and venture capital clients. He also serves on the board of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital as vice chair. At the Beacon Council, Davis’ ability to turn ideas into results prompted his election to chair for 2017.

CURRENT JOB Co-Managing Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig in Miami. Chair of the Beacon Council.

BEST DAY AT WORK “When we close a major deal, particularly a local one with immense impact. Several years ago when we sold Terremark, that had a catalytic, transformative effect on Miami’s tech ecosystem.”

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