CORAL GABLES, Florida – Two lawyers from Coral
Gables law firm Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP are recognized
as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2017.
Patricia M. Hernandez
and Wilfredo A. Rodriguez have been included in the list of widely renowned and
respected attorneys released by Best Lawyers annually. The peer review publication
applauded the contributions and achievements of the two lawyers from Avila
Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP (ARHMF). Both Hernandez and Rodriguez
are partners at the law firm.
Hernandez is one of the
founding partners at ARHMF. Her legal expertise covers cases linked to
corporate and financial services. In particular, Hernandez is known for her
work with banks and financial services corporations. In addition to these, she
has been handling cases involving domestic and international financial institutions.
These matters typically comprise aspects of regulatory, compliance, lending,
mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional concerns.
Aside from being named
as one of the 2017 “Lawyers of the Year” for her work in banking and financial
law in Miami, Hernandez has been recognized by other awards in
the industry as well. In 2016, she was named as one of the Best Lawyers in the Business
Edition of Women in the Law section for banking and finance law. In the same
year, she was named as one of the Top 100 Female Attorneys by Latinvex Latin America.
She has been consistently recognized as one of South Florida’s top finance
attorneys by the South Florida Legal Guide from 2010 to 2016 as well.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez brings
over 25 years of litigation, trial, and arbitration experience to the law firm.
A founding partner of ARHMF as well, he formerly served as one of the practice group
leaders of the International Litigation and Arbitration practice group of an
AmLaw 20 national law firm. Rodriguez generally handles issues linked to contractual
matters, business torts and fraud cases. He has worked on franchise and
management agreements in the hospitality and other industries, corporate and
partnership dissolutions, unfair competition, fraudulent transfers,
intellectual property, and real estate-related actions. His professional experience
also extends to other international arbitration-related matters such as
pre-arbitration interim and conservatory measures and post-arbitration award
recognition, annulment, enforcement and collection actions.
His work in the
practice area of international arbitration - commercial in Miami earned him a
spot in the 2017 list of “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. A holder of the
highest Martindale-Hubbell rating for his profession years, he has garnered
several awards throughout his career. These include being names as one of the Florida
Super Lawyers from 2008 to 2016. Rodriguez also received commendations from the
Chambers & Partners Global, International Who’s Who of Commercial
Litigation Lawyers, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite.
“The firm is excited
and humbled to have two of its partners recognized as ‘Lawyers of the Year’ by
Best Lawyers. We all share in the pride that accompanies such a rare
designation,” shared Alcides I. Avila, managing partner at ARHMF, in a press