Counsel Brian Canida

Brian Canida strives to use his financial background to get a better understanding of his clients’ goals at all stages of the corporate and investment processes. Brian seeks to see every matter from the perspective of the client in order to craft the legal strategy that puts the client in the best position possible to meet its business objectives.

Brian leads the firm’s Venture Capital practice, focusing on advising emerging companies and investors on both ongoing and transaction-specific matters, including those related to corporate and securities law, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions and technology transactions. He is also a venture capital investor and heavily involved in supporting the technology and venture capital ecosystem in both South Florida and Latin America.

Prior to joining Alvarez Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira, Brian was an associate with Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York, where he advised the firm’s financial services-centered client base on investment management, corporate and transactional matters.

Brian graduated from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2007 with a B.S.F.S. in International Economics. After completing an investment banking internship with Deutsche Bank AG, Brian continued his post-graduate studies at Georgetown and graduated with a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2010, while also obtaining a Certificate in Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis from Fordham University’s Graduate International Political Economy & Development Program.

Brian is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association and the New York Bar Association. Brian also provides services to the Dade Legal Aid Venture Law Project, a pro bono legal services clinic for local entrepreneurs. He is fluent in both Spanish and English and is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida and New York.

Memberships/ Associations

Cuban American Bar Association
Dade Legal Aid Venture Law Project

Admitted to Practice Law in:

Florida
New York