Carl A. Fornaris - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Carl A. Fornaris

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 305-579-0626

Carl A. Fornaris is Co-Chair of the firm's Financial Regulatory and Compliance Practice. With 20 years of legal experience, Carl concentrates his practice on the representation of financial services firms in all aspects of their business. In particular, he represents U.S. and non-U.S. firms on finance and corporate matters, and provides supervisory and compliance counseling for institutions regulated by the Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC, FinCEN, CFPB, SEC, FINRA, Florida Office of Financial Regulation and other state supervisory authorities.

Carl is also active representing lenders and credit parties in financing transactions of all types, particularly credits to non-U.S. loan parties, asset-based credits, acquisition financing and letters of credit.

Carl advises banks, their holding companies, investment advisers, securities broker dealers, money services businesses and other financial institutions on capital-raising transactions, Volcker Rule implementation, CFPB compliance, critical examination reports and enforcement proceedings, and compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, FATCA, USA PATRIOT Act/BSA/AML and OFAC sanctions programs. Carl also advises former officers and directors of failed banks in connection with threatened or actual administrative and civil claims.

Carl is the immediate past General Counsel of the Florida International Bankers’ Association and sits on the Board of Directors of FIBA. Previously, he served as Head of Legal and Compliance for the Latin America region of Barclays Bank PLC, with responsibility for managing legal and compliance matters throughout the region of Latin America. He began his legal career in Washington, D.C. with an international law firm.

University of MiamiBS 1990The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawJ.D. 1993

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Areas of Concentration
  • Banking and financial services law, regulation and compliance
  • Commercial lending
  • Latin America cross-border transactions
  • Anti-money laundering and OFAC compliance

Office Location

333 SE Second Avenue, Suite 4400
Miami, FL 33131
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Securities Regulation of the Miami Metro Area
Carl A. Fornaris has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law (International)
Financial Services Regulation Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation