Pablo S. Quesada

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Coral Gables, FL

Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Crespo, Gomez & Machado, LLP
 | 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1205
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-377-1000
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (70%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Pablo S. Quesada provides important insights into domestic and international legal affairs to support clients at Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Gomez & Machado LLP. As a founding partner at the firm, he advises individuals and businesses in Miami, Florida, about matters that involve corporate business law, real estate transactions, and estate planning and probate law. He is prepared to help clients navigate diverse issues such as tax planning, private stock and debt issuances, financing, international business transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

He has represented clients who have been involved in securities offerings valued at over $600 million and assisted developers and investors in the financing and sales of more than $150 million worth of commercial real estate in Florida and the Caribbean. He has managed the acquisition of a publicly traded company by a privately held company and overseen the process when a U.S. corporation bought a competitor’s operation in Mexico.

Mr. Quesada is a fluent Spanish speaker, and he has been recognized by his fellow professionals for his accomplishments and ethical standards through his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He belongs to The Florida Bar, the State Bar of Georgia and the Cuban American Bar Association. His activities to support his community have included participation on the Beautification Advisory Committee for the Town of Miami Lakes and serving as director of the South Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. In addition to Florida and Georgia, Mr. Quesada is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He received his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1996 from Florida State University College of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (70%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Real Estate (20%): Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Real Estate: Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011

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About Pablo Quesada

Admitted 1997, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.smgqlaw.com/attorneys/Pablo/S.+Quesada/

Honors and Awards:

  • Florida Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Selected as "13 to Watch in 2013" by Attorney At Law Magazine, Miami Edition
  • Selected as a 2015 Top Attorney by South Florida Legal Guide
  • Selected as a 2014 Top Attorney by South Florida Legal Guide
  • Selected as a 2013 Top Attorney by South Florida Legal Guide
  • Selected as a 2012 Top Attorney by South Florida Legal Guide
  • Selected as a 2010 Top Up and Comer by South Florida Legal Guide
  • Selected as a 2009 Top Up and Comer by South Florida Legal Guide
  • Selected as a 2011 Top Up and Comer by South Florida Legal Guide

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Cuban American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law, International and Real Property, Trust and Probate Sections, Member
  • The Florida Bar’s Florida Business Corporation Act (Chapter 607) Project, Officer and Director Subcommittee, Working Group Co-Chair
  • The Florida Bar’s Florida Business Corporation Act (Chapter 607) Project, Shareholder Subcommittee, Working Group Co-Chair
  • The Florida Bar’s Florida Business Corporation Act (Chapter 607) Project, Participant
  • The Florida Bar’s Eleventh Circuit Grievance Committee “E”, Vice-Chair
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida
  • Georgia
  • Florida

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Latin Builders’ Association, Member
  • NAMWOLF, Member
  • Friends for Fosters, Inc., Founder
  • University of Miami Citizens Board, Member
  • Stonebrook Estates, Code Compliance Appeal Committee, Chairman
  • South Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Past Director
  • Beautification Advisory Committee for the Town of Miami Lakes, Past Member

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • “Advising the Florida Shar eholder in a Deadlock Scenario? Beware Not to Unknowingly Offer Its Shares for Sale,” CABA Briefs Magazine (Spring 2007) (published by the Cuban American Bar Association)

Transactions:

  • Representation of a corporation in the negotiation of sponsorship rights in premier soccer tournaments in Latin America.
  • Representation of a corporation in the negotiation of a petroleum-related services agreement with a South American national oil company (NOC).
  • Representation of a wireless telecommunications company in the negotiation of a master distribution agreement for Latin America with a leading original equipment manufacturer.Representation of a corporation in the negotiation of a software licensing and services agreement with a South American telephone operator.
  • Representation of a developer in the negotiation of a management and franchise agreement with a luxury hotel brand.
  • Representation of an investor group in the proposed purchase of a land parcel in the Dominican Republic for the development of resort-styled residences and hotel.
  • Representation of a developer in the formation of a joint venture with a Caribbean government for the acquisition of a 35-acre land parcel to be developed as resort-styled residences and hotel.
  • Representation of an offshore corporation in a restructuring of its operations, involving material modifications to its organizational documents necessitating board approval, and the approval of over 100 entity-shareholders based throughout the world.
  • Representation of an operating division in the worldwide restructuring of a corporation's operations, with an emphasis in analyzing asset allocation and indemnity implications.
  • Representation of a publicly traded company in the acquisition of acute care hospitals in Louisiana.
  • Representation of a privately-held company in its acquisition, via a share exchange, of a publicly traded shell company.
  • Representation of a 50% percent shareholder in a shareholder and management buy-out of a Florida mortgage lender .
  • Representation of a Spanish-based telecommunications and information systems company in establishing its U.S. subsidiary to oversee its operations in the Americas and Canada.
  • Representation of a Miami-based aircraft repair station in the sale of its operations to a publicly traded company, and the negotiation of the management team's buy-out.
  • Representation of a U.S. corporation in the purchase of a competitor's operations in Mexico, via an asset purchase.
  •  Representation of a U.S.-based multinational in the sale of its U.S. operations, via an asset sale.
  • Representation of a client in the structuring and formation of a private equity fund for investment in diversified fine art objects.
  • Representation of a client in the structuring and formation of three real estate funds, to focus on real estate projects in select U.S. markets, the Caribbean and the emerging markets of the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Negotiation and structuring of financing for development entity responsible for the development of a foreign housing compound for the U.S. Department of State.
  • Negotiation with national research university for the worlwide licensing rights to newly-developed medical device.
  • Representation of a Fortune 100 insurance company, providing it with specialized assistance in the areas of contests and promotions and assisting with national promotional and marketing events and campaigns
  • Outside general counsel to various manufacturers and worldwide distributors of wireless products.
  • General Counsel to one of the largest military apparel manufacturers and largest supplier of combat trousers to U.S. Army.

Representative Clients:

  • The Prudential Life Insurance Company of America.
  • Bluewater Defense, Inc.
  • BAP Development Group
  • Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc.
  • COPD Foundation, Inc.
  • Home Financing Center
  • KBS Companies
  • Visa, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • University of Miami, B.B.A., Major: Accounting, 1993

Industry Groups

  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Latin Builders Association
  • NAMWOLF
  • Find Me Online
    WebsiteWebsite - www.smgqlaw.com
    Office Location for Pablo S. Quesada

    201 Alhambra Circle
    Suite 1205
    Coral Gables, FL 33134

    Phone: 305-377-1000

     

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