Annette C. Escobar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated International Attorney in Miami, FL

 | 201 S Biscayne Blvd, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-542-0544
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • International (50%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation, including fraud and asset recovery, Annette C. Escobar is the founder of the ACE Law Firm. Based in Miami, Florida, she represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, as well as overseas. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 2000, Ms. Escobar is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    The types of cases that Ms. Escobar has handled in her domestic commercial litigation practice have included contract and fiduciary duty breaches, fraud, investment disputes, tortious interference with contractual relations, and similar matters. She has also overseen international litigation, developing a case strategy and working with trusted local counsel. Some of her work in this regard has included international treaties, forum non conveniens and sovereign immunity.

    Ms. Escobar's asset recovery practice involves her representation of clients who have been the victims of theft, financial fraud or corruption. She seeks to make her clients whole by targeting individual assets and by filing lawsuits against the responsible parties, as well as their aiders and abettors. Ms. Escobar's successful track record in all of her professional endeavors, as well as the overall high quality of her work, has resulted in a great deal of recognition from her fellow attorneys, including an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, the South Florida Legal Guide has included her in its annual Top Lawyers list. Ms. Escobar attended the St. Thomas University School of Law, where she served on the St. Thomas Law Review before being awarded her Juris Doctor with high honors in 2000.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%International
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Bankruptcy: Business
    • 10%Appellate


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2015

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    About Annette Escobar

    Admitted: 2000, Florida

    Professional Webpage:


    • South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers
    • Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, 2018, 2010-15
    • Who’s Who Legal: Fraud and Asset Recovery
    • Latinvex Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers 2018-19
    • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders
    • Secretary of the Florida Appellate Committee of the Florida Bar, prolific and award-winning author
    • Board of the Florida Bar Journal

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Florida

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guttierrez v. Gutierrez, 14 So. 3d 1250 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009): on behalf of intervenor, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, successfully obtained affirmance of order denying motion to vacate judgment based upon alleged fraud for failure to disclose asset in marital settlement agreement
    • 2012 and 2016 INSOL International conferences in Colombia and the British Virgin Islands
    • In re Application of DVLP LLC, 2010 WL 3781567 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 23, 2010): granting application for judicial assistance in favor of foreign proceedings pending in Anguilla
    • In re Application of Alves Braga, 272 F.R.D. 621 (S.D. Fla. 2011): granting motion for assistance under 28 U.S.C. 1782 for use in foreign liquidation pending in Brazil
    • In re Application of Mesa Power Group, LLC, 878 F. Supp. 2d 1296 (S.D. Fla. 2012): granting motion for assistance under 28 U.S.C. 1782 for use in NAFTA proceedings commenced in Canada
    • In re Consorcio Ecuadoriano Telecommunicaciones, S.A., 2014 WL 104132 (11th Cir. 2014), vacating 685 F.3d 987(11th Cir. 2012): successfully obtained affirmance on appeal of order permitting 28 U.S.C. 1782 action to obtain discovery in support of reasonably contemplated foreign litigation


    • See Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., University of Miami (1997), Double major in International Finance and Marketing and Business Management and OrganizationsMinor in Computer Information SystemsHonor Graduates
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    201 S Biscayne Blvd
    Suite 800
    Miami, FL 33131

    Phone: 305-542-0544

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    Last Updated: 3/12/2020

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