34th Annual Lawyer of the Americas Banquet

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34th Annual Lawyer of the Americas Banquet
Hosted by the Inter-American Law Review

Honoring the late John Pate, co-founder of De Sola Pate & Brown, a Venezuelan law and consulting firm.The award will be accepted by his son Thomas Pate, JD ’09

Thursday, March 31, 2016
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University of Miami
Shalala Student Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom
1330 Miller Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146

7:00 pm Cocktails
8:00 – 9:30 pm Dinner & Program

RSVP by March 1, 2016


For more information, contact Gloria Garcia at ggarcia@law.miami.edu or 305-284-8542


John Pate co-founded De Sola Pate & Brown, a Venezuelan law and consulting firm, where he directed the firm’s international corporate and transactional practice. John’s practice involved primarily counseling multinational companies on a broad range of business situations in Venezuela and neighboring countries. During his lengthy career, he handled numerous high profile transactions in the areas of foreign investment bank and project financing, mergers and acquisitions, aviation and others. John was also active in a number of community and extracurricular activities, including having been a member of the advisory board of the Centro Empresarial de Conciliación y Arbitraje (CEDCA), an active contributor in La Asociación Venezolana American de Amistad (AVAA), and a member of various boards of directors of international companies, as well as of several domestic NGOs and civic organizations.