Roig Lawyers Continues to Expand its Real Estate and Banking Practice and Welcomes former CABA President and Real Estate Attorney Armando J. Bucelo, Jr., as Senior Partner and Chair of Departments

July 23, 2014

Roig Lawyers, a minority-owned litigation law firm dedicated to serving clients across seven offices throughout Florida, is pleased to announce that Armando J. Bucelo, Jr., has joined the firm’s Coral Gables office as Senior Partner. Bucelo will be the Statewide Chair of the expanding Real Estate and Banking practices for the firm. Bucelo served as Special Counsel to the Code Enforcement Board of the City of Miami for over 20 years. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Miami-Dade College for the past 14 years and currently serves as Vice-Chairman.

“Armando is a well-known real estate attorney in Miami and has an impressive list of achievements and accolades to his name,” said founding partner Fernando Roig. “His years of experience, combined with his presence in the banking community, helps the firm to assist banking and real estate clients in important financing transactions, and his years of work within Florida’s government, and insight he provides, will be incredibly valuable to our team as we serve our clients.”

The firm’s Real Estate practice team works with developers, property owners, and investors in the structuring, acquisition, financing, and development of mixed-use, industrial, retail, office, and residential properties. Contract dispute services are available for commercial leases, real estate management, and operating agreements, property ownership claims, purchase and sales contracts, secured loans, and title matters.

The Banking practice at Roig Lawyers advises clients on a variety of commercial lending and financing transactions. Members of the firm have represented both lenders and borrowers in various commercial loan transactions involving asset-based loans, secured and unsecured loans, term and revolving credit loans, and working capital and acquisition loans.

About Armando J. Bucelo, Jr., Armando concentrates his practice in real estate, banking, corporate, and transactional work.

Armando was the first Cuban-American ever to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). He was appointed by former President George H.W. Bush as the first and only Hispanic as well as the first and only Floridian ever selected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac).

Armando was named Cuban-American Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 1995. He was also appointed at the recommendation of the White House as a member of the Board of Directors of the National CORE. Subsequently, he was appointed by President George W. Bush as Chairman of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and continued to serve under President Barack Obama. Armando’s appointment to SIPC was one of the highest appointments ever made to a Cuban American by any administration.

Armando has received numerous awards and honors over the past 30 years, including being named as one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” in the country in multiple issues of Hispanic Businessmagazine.

He earned his Associates in Science Degree from Miami Dade College and his Juris Doctor and Bachelor Degrees from the University of Miami.