Manuel A. Garcia-Linares

Managing Shareholder
Location: Miami
Direct: 305.373.4021
Email: mlinares@richmangreer.com
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Professional Experience

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.

Education

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.

Professional Activities

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 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.

Civic Activities

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 Chair of the Belen Alumni Lawyers Section Board and a member of the Board of Trustees of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy.

Admissions

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.

Honors

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.

Publications

2/1/2013
Florida Trend Magazine 2013 - Legal Profession

1/10/2011
Community Service on an Uncertain Economy

3/1/2009
Director Duties for Complex Financial Instruments

Languages

English Spanish

Representative Cases

Antitrust Litigation Class Actions Commercial and Complex Litigation

In The News

1/3/2014
Nine Attorneys Honored by The 2014 South Florida Legal Guide

9/3/2013
Eleven Richman Greer Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers 2014"

7/2/2013
Eighteen Attorneys from Richman Greer, P.A. Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers

12/17/2012
Richman Greer and Seven of its Attorneys Honored by The 2013 South Florida Legal Guide

9/14/2012
Eleven Richman Greer Attorneys named 'Best Lawyers 2013'

7/9/2012
Attorneys From Richman Greer, P.A. Honored by Florida Trend Magazine

6/15/2012
Seventeen Attorneys From Richman Greer, P.A. named 2012 Florida Super Lawyers

12/5/2011
Richman Greer and Eight of its Attorneys Honored by the 2012 South Florida Legal Guide

9/23/2011
Richman Greer's 50 Years Includes Al Gore Advocacy

9/6/2011
Ten Richman Greer Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers 2012"

7/14/2011
Richman Greer Attorneys Honored by Florida Trend Magazine

6/7/2011
Seventeen Attorneys Recognized in 2011 "Florida Super Lawyers"

1/6/2011
Richman Greer Attorneys named to 2011 South Florida Legal Guide

10/20/2010
Garcia-Linares Named President of FL Association of Managing Partners

6/16/2010
Chambers USA ranks Richman Greer as one of the top law firms in Florida

5/27/2010
Sixteen Richman Greer Attorneys named 2010 "Florida Super Lawyers"

1/30/2010
Manuel A. Garcia-Linares installed as President of the Cuban American Bar Association

1/20/2010
Eight Attorneys Honored by the South Florida Legal Guide

10/21/2009
Nine Richman Greer Attorneys Named 2010 “Best Lawyers In America”

2/4/2008
Manuel Garcia-Linares Elected a Vice President of the Cuban American Bar Association

11/19/2007
Six Shareholders Receive High Honors in 2008 South Florida Legal Guide

6/19/2007
Eight Shareholders Named 2007 "Florida Super Lawyers"

1/1/2007
Manuel A. Garcia-Linares named Managing Shareholder

12/22/2005
Manuel Garcia-Linares Re-Elected to CABA Board

12/12/2005
Richman Greer Attorneys named Top Up & Comers

11/1/2004
Romance and Garcia-Linares Named to Up and Comers List