May 12, 2015 – MIAMI – Alvarez Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira LLP (AADS), a Miami-based boutique law firm specializing in international and domestic M&A, corporate counsel, finance, real estate, immigration and private wealth services, was named the winner of the Daily Business Review’s 2015 Top Dealmaker award in the Industrial category, as well as a finalist in the Corporate International category.
This recognition comes just as AADS celebrates its third year in business. Amidst stiff competition from some of Miami’s largest, most well-known firms, the awards signal that AADS is quickly establishing its place among South Florida’s shortlist of top corporate and transactional firms.
“These recognitions are a testament to our belief that blue chip lawyers working as a team, executing well and providing clients personal attention is a timeless and winning formula,” said founding partner, Pedro “Tony” Alvarez who launched the firm with a group of other former White & Case lawyers in 2012.
Partner Albert Diaz-Silveira and associate Colleen Grady led the way in helping AADS take top honors in the Industrial category for their work on the multimillion-dollar investment purchase of Pan West Engineers & Constructors LLC by three Trinidadian government agencies.
“We were hired to represent the Trinidadian purchasers last August at the preliminary bid stage and closed the $168 million deal by mid November — a deadline that was important to owner, General Electric,” said Diaz-Silveria. “This was a very strategic purchase of one of the largest liquid natural gas facilities in the Western hemisphere, and of great importance to the people of Trinidad,” added Grady.
As a finalist for the Corporate International award, the firm was recognized for their outstanding work on the $427 million private equity acquisition of a wind farm in Panama. The AADS team of Alvarez, Aracely Alicea, Lauren M. Hunt, Grady and Brian Canida negotiated the financing and purchase, including separate contracts for engineering, procurement and construction.