Manuel A. Garcia-Linares
Manuel A. Garcia-Linares serves as the Firm's Managing Shareholder. A member of the firm since 1993, Mr. Garcia-Linares concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial and business litigation, officer and director liability, real estate litigation, probate and trust litigation, professional malpractice (legal and accounting) and class action litigation. He also handles corporate and transactional matters for the firm. Mr. Garcia-Linares was a judicial intern to United States District Court Judge George Arceneaux, Jr., E. D. Louisiana and a law clerk to the Honorable Juan Ramirez, Jr., 11th Judicial Circuit.
Mr. Garcia-Linares graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Miami and received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Tulane Law School. While at the University of Miami, he served as the vice president of administration of Alpha Kappa Psi and was a member of the varsity crew team. While at Tulane, he was an associate editor of The Tulane Law Review, a member of La Alianza Del Derecho, and a volunteer for the Internal Revenue Services’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Mr. Garcia-Linares is a Past President of the Cuban American Bar Association (Board of Directors, 2002, 2005 to 2011, Treasurer 2002, Vice President 2007-08, President-Elect 2009, President 2010), Past President and currently a Board member of the Cuban American Bar Foundation (President 2011), and a member of the American Bar Association (House of Delegates 2012), and Dade County Bar Association.
He also holds a Certified Public Accountant license from the State of Florida. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a member and Past President of the Cuban American Certified Public Accountants Association, Inc. (President, 2000-2001).
Mr. Garcia-Linares has lectured and written articles on accounting malpractice and document retention policies.
Mr. Garcia-Linares is active in his community serving on the City of Coral Gables Retirement Board (Past Chairman and Board Member, 2002-Present) and City of Coral Gables Parknership Committee. He was Vice President of the St. Theresa School Board and a member of the Belen Jesuit Preparatory School Board Leadership Development Group. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Belen Alumni Lawyers Section Board and a member of the Board of Trustees of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy.
Mr. Garcia-Linares is a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
While in law school, Mr. Garcia-Linares received the David L. Herman Award and the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Professionalism, was made a member of the Tulane Chapter of the Order of the Coif, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Law Schools.
He also received the Union Planters Bank Young Hispanic Leadership Award for Distinguished Professional Accomplishments and Community Service in 2000, was a Finalist for the South Florida Business Journal Up & Comers Award in 2008, and has been listed in the South Florida Legal Guide, List of South Florida’s Top Lawyers from 2001 through 2014, Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2007-2014, Florida Superlawyers 2007-2014, Best Lawyers in America 2010-2014 and Chambers USA 2013-2014. Mr. Garcia-Linares was recognized as one of the 2008 Most Effective Lawyers for Class Actions.
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