Carlos A. Zumpano, Nelson C. Bellido, and Antonio C. Castro, Partners at Roig Lawyers, Named to the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers List

June 23, 2014

Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin, Stoller, Zumpano & Bellido, a minority-owned litigation law firm dedicated to serving clients across seven offices throughout Florida, is pleased to announce that partners Carlos A. Zumpano, Nelson C. Bellido, and Antonio (“Tony”) Castro have been named to the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers list.

About Carlos A. Zumpano: Carlos joined the firm in February of 2014 when Zumpano Castro (previously known as Infante Zumpano, which he co-founded) combined forces with Roig Lawyers. He is currently named to the Florida Super Lawyers list (2014, 2013) and was previously recognized as a Florida Rising Star (2011, 2012).

Carlos serves as an advisor to companies and business executives in Florida, across the U.S., and internationally on high-value litigation and internal investigations. He focuses on resolving complex corporate and shareholder disputes.  His work with entrepreneurs and established businesses include matters relating to governance, labor and employment, financing, and the structuring and negotiation of commercial transactions. He has also counseled entertainment and media clients in business transactions, media negotiations, and litigation.

He is a member of the Legal Advisory Council of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO).  He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the South Florida After-School All-Stars, Inc., the South Florida chapter of a national non-profit organization.

At the age of 27, Carlos became one of the youngest attorneys in the United States selected by a foreign country to represent it in federal court litigation. He went on to represent the country in other matters. A former championship swimmer, Carlos swam on the Harvard University Varsity Swim Team (1992-1994). He holds a J.D. from the University of Miami (1999) and an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University (1996).

About Nelson C. Bellido: Nelson is the partner in charge of the firm’s Miami office. His main areas of practice are in complex commercial litigation, insurance law, insurance fraud special investigations, finance law, products liability and domestic and international disputes concerning debtor/creditor relationships and shareholder and partnership disputes. He also has experience in shipping and trade laws, construction litigation, real estate litigation, employment litigation, complex asset recovery, and creation of business documents. He has experience litigating cases in state and federal court and arbitration proceedings.

Nelson is a graduate of Duke University (B.A. 1989) and the University of Florida (J.D. 1992).  Among honors received, Nelson was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade County, Florida to the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust in July 2010. He was recognized in 2013 as Top 100 Lawyers of Florida by Super Lawyers magazine; Top Lawyer in Commercial & Business Litigation by The South Florida Legal Guide (2012 & 2013); Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation by Florida Trend Magazine (2006-2013); Duke University Charles A. Duke Award for Exceptional Service (2013); Forever Duke Community Service Award (2013) and Legal Services of Greater Miami Volunteer Service Award (2006). Nelson has also served as Director of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) (2006-2013), past President (2008), and Director of the League of Prosecutors (2004-2010) and continues to serve the Board of Directors of the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition since 2006.

About Antonio C. Castro: Tony joined the firm in February of 2014 when Zumpano Castro (previously known as Infante Zumpano) joined forces with Roig Lawyers. He has been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list annually from 2011 to 2014 and is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Tony began his career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, where he spent years in the front lines of litigation. He has tried more than 40 jury cases and prosecuted violent criminals, rapists, stalkers, and criminal fraudsters.

Following his government service, he entered private practice in 1996 and later joined a national litigation firm representing major companies in defending mass tort and class action litigation. As litigation counsel, Tony represented clients on early case resolution and damage management issues, witness interviews, fact development, trial team and expert selection. He planned and participated in the pretrial preparation of complex and high-value trials, including mock jury selection and jury trials with national experts.

Tony earlier chaired the litigation department at Infante Zumpano. In this capacity, he represented multinational corporations, individuals and local companies in commercial disputes, including business torts, breach of contract, enforcement of non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, and business dissolutions.

Fluent in Spanish, Tony has handled litigation matters involving various foreign jurisdictions in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, and has litigated numerous matters relating to forum non-conveniens.

He served on The Florida Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee, on the Advisory Committee on Rules and Procedures for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, as Chairman of the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee 11-C, and as President of the Cuban American Bar Association and a Director of the League of Prosecutors. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1993) and a B.A. from Columbia University (1990).