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Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez joins GrayRobinson as of counsel


Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez has new digs.

Suarez is moving Monday to GrayRobinson's Miami headquarters, where he will join the firm as of counsel, GrayRobinson announced Friday. He is currently of counsel at Alvarez Barbera LLP, where according to the firm "he practices general commercial litigation, with a particular focus on real estate related matters, including real estate transactions, corporate transactions and closings."

GrayRobinson is a full-service law firm that sometimes lobbies Miami City Hall.

Here's the press release:

GrayRobinson Welcomes Commissioner Francis X. Suarez to its Miami Office

MIAMI, Fla. – May 6, 2016 -- GrayRobinson, P.A., announced today that Francis X. Suarez, a practicing attorney in Miami and a City of Miami commissioner, will join the firm on May 9 as of counsel.

He will work out of GrayRobinson’s Miami office.

Suarez comes to GrayRobinson from the firm of Alvarez & Barbara LLP, where he focused on corporate and real estate transactions. 

He has served as a City of Miami Commissioner for the past six years, having been elected to the position in the fall of 2009. Before that, he served in a number of civic capacities, including the Orange Bowl Restoration Committee, the Coral Gate Home Owners Association, the Miami Behavioral Center, Inc. and Spectrum Programs Inc., an organization that counsels troubled young people. He currently also serves as Vice-Chair of the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, tasked with approving federally required plans and transportation policies, and as President of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities.

Suarez first practiced law at the firm of Haley Sinagra Paul and Toland, PA., a Miami law firm. In that position, he specialized in commercial litigation and general transactional matters. Later, he served as general counsel to Doctors Management Group, a consulting firm that served the medical field.

A Miami native, Suarez attended La Salle High School, where he participated in student government and served on the Student Council. Later, he majored in finance at Florida International University, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. He then graduated cum laude from Frederic G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.

Suarez is a member of the Florida and Federal Bar Associations.

About GrayRobinson, P.A.

Founded in 1970, GrayRobinson is a full-service law firm providing legal assistance across the state of Florida. With nearly 300 attorneys and 12 offices throughout Florida, GrayRobinson proudly provides legal assistance for Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, lending institutions, local and state governments, developers, entrepreneurs and individuals. GrayRobinson has continued to stay ahead of the curve with a firm commitment to creativity and innovation. For more information, visit