Francisco J. Cerezo, partner with Foley & Lardner LLP’s Miami office and chair of its Latin America Practice, was recently named co-chair of Foley’s International Practice. Cerezo focuses his practice on corporate and international matters, advising U.S. and foreign companies, family groups and sovereigns doing business in the Americas and the Caribbean. He joined the firm in 2011 and is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities and International Practices.
In his new team industry leadership role, Cerezo will be responsible for overseeing individual teams that are organized by major geographical areas and each headed by partners with local experience in matters including commercial transactions, customs and import regulations, immigration matters, international dispute resolution, and international tax and estate planning.
Mr. Cerezo’s professional memberships include the Council of the Americas, American Bar Association, International Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and The Florida Bar. His community involvement includes serving as board member and trustee of the Carlos Albizu University Foundation and membership in Lawyers for Children America, Inc., Columbia University School of Law Alumni Association and Leadership Circle of the United Way of Miami.
Mr. Cerezo is admitted to practice in Florida and New York. He speaks fluent Spanish and conversational French.