Cesar L. Alvarez

Cesar L. Alvarez


Greenberg Traurig LLP

Recognized since 1993

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

International Trade and Finance Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - International Trade and Finance Law
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Cesar L. Alvarez currently serves as the Co-Chairman of Greenberg Traurig. Prior to this appointment, Cesar served the firm as its Executive Chairman for more than three years, and as its Chief Executive Officer for 13 years. He began his tenure as CEO in 1997, when the firm had 325 lawyers in eight offices and directed the firm through its growth to approximately 1850 attorneys and government professionals in more than 36 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, including strategic alliances in Milan and Rome, Italy. The firm has been recognized as the fastest growing law firm in the United States over the last five years and is the 7th largest law firm in the country. In addition, Chambers and Partners, world leaders in client-led intelligence on the legal profession, through a panel of independent judges, selected Greenberg Traurig as "2007 U.S. Law Firm of the Year." In 2008, Cesar was honored by Chambers and Partners with its "Lifetime Achievement Award" and by the American Bar Association with their "Spirit of Excellence Award." Prior to becoming CEO of the firm, Cesar practiced securities, corporate and international law for more than 25 years. He has represented numerous public companies and serves on the board of directors of several publicly traded corporations and charitable organizations. Cesar has been recognized nationally and in his community for his professional, business and charitable leadership. He has been recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," by The National Law Journal in 1997, 2000 and 2006 (the last 3 editions), one of the top most powerful Hispanics by PODER's Power Issue, and "The 25 Best Latinos in Business," Hispanic Magazine's Power Issue, both in 2008.

Location

  • 333 Southeast Second Avenue, Suite 4400
    Miami, FL 33131

Languages

  • Spanish

Education

  • University of Florida, MBA, graduated 1970
  • University of Florida, BS, graduated 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - International Trade and Finance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • International Trade and Finance Law, Miami (2019)
  • Corporate Law, Miami (2015)
  • International Trade and Finance Law, Miami (2013)
  • Corporate Law, Miami (2012)
  • International Trade and Finance Law, Miami (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law

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