December 3, 2015 – MIAMI – Alvarez Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira LLP (AADS), a Miami-based corporate boutique law firm specializing in international and domestic M&A, finance, real estate, immigration and private wealth services, has announced the promotion of Colleen Grady to partnership.
“For our firm, having Colleen join us was an exceptional opportunity to add a highly regarded lawyer and a true leader to our team,” said Pedro “Tony” Alvarez, one of the firm’s founders. “Today, we count ourselves as fortunate to have her with us and very much look forward to her contributions as a member of our partnership,” he added.
Grady focuses on corporate matters with an emphasis on cross-border and domestic M&A transactions. She regularly represents clients with business and investment interests throughout Florida, the Caribbean Basin and Latin America, and has a growing practice representing clients with origins and interests in Scandinavia. She is a seasoned M&A professional with broad experience in joint ventures and complex financings.
Most recently, Grady was part of the team that represented a $150 million purchase of a liquid natural gas processing plant in Trinidad and Tobago, which received the Daily Business Review’s 2015 Top Dealmaker of the Year award in the Industrial category. Grady has been recognized in the past year by the Daily Business Review for several transactions, including the acquisition and financing of the largest wind farm in Central America, and negotiating a Colombian micro-lender’s $50 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.
Prior to joining AADS, Grady was a corporate associate in the Miami, Stockholm and Helsinki offices of the international law firm White & Case LLP for a number of years before teaching at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center from 2005-2014.
“In coming back into the private practice of law from academia, I was thrilled to join a young and growing firm in my chosen area. Now, I look forward to working with my partners to assure its continued success and excellence,” said Grady.
Grady is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, from which she received her J.D., magna cum laude and was inducted into the Order of the Coif in 1997. She is admitted to practice law in both Florida and New York.