We are a Miami law firm focused on complex international and domestic business and real estate transactions and litigation.


Our team has an entrepreneurial spirit. We left “Big Law” to do fewer things better, focus on a small group of select clients and operate more efficiently, delivering our services at a lower overall cost. Our firm was named as a 2016 “Best Law Firm”-Tier 1 in Corporate law by U.S News & World Report. Recently we were also named as the “Best Corporate Law Firm of the Year”– 2016 by Finance Monthly.

Practice Areas


We represent startups with their formation/structure and financing rounds, funds, businesses with private placements (capital raises) and M&A (buying/selling businesses), high net worth individuals and entities with their business transactions, immigration considerations and asset planning and all clients with general corporate advisement and contract dispute advise.


We represent Florida-based and international real estate developers, funds and investors in connection with a broad range of complex real estate transactions in Miami and throughout Florida. Our experience includes representing clients in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing (including, acquisition, construction and mezzanine financing), operation and leasing of commercial, residential and mixed-use properties and developments.


We have a fully bilingual practice that specializes in resolving domestic and international disputes. We represent clients in domestic and international proceedings, both in English and Spanish, in federal and state courts, and in arbitral tribunals. We represent clients in commercial litigation, white-collar crimes, FCPA, fraud, corruption, intellectual property, labor and employment, and probate cases. Additionally, we conduct internal investigations in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia.


Sofia Yague is a highly talented VC lawyer, who brings to the table practical solutions to the common challenges faced by a startup company. She guided us through the different legal documents, simplifying to a great degree the fundraising process. Her civil and common law background and her extensive experience with emerging-growth companies, allows her to provide a level of services which is very rare in the legal market.

Santiago Maggi, CEO of Dvdendo


I am now working on my second venture with PAG. With my first company, the PAG team assisted us with all our corporate legal needs, from the very beginning at incorporation until the sale of the company. I am now starting to work on a new venture and it was a no-brainer for me to work with PAG again.


Tavo Zambrano, CEO Skydrop

Biscayne Americas

PAG certainly does fewer things, better.  I appreciate the PAG team’s personalized attention

Robert Koffler, Biscayne Americas

Aninat Schwencke & Via

Juan Pablo and the PAG team in a few short years have become the ‘Go To” law firm to handle cross-border LatAm focused work.

Juan Schwencke, Aninat Schwencke & Via

LAB Miami

Some of the most business minded, pro-deal lawyers I have every worked with.  It is a pleasure to work with happy lawyers who love what they do.

Tigre Wenrich, LAB Miami

AGP Miami

When I heard PAG was a law firm built around the notion that “happiness” was a priority, I sort of smirked.  Having spent the past few years working with PAG, I realize I am happier and there is one less bit of stress in my life.

Marco Giberti, AGP Miami


Simply the best team of lawyers I have every worked with.  I am grateful for all the business advice the PAG team has given me.

Demain Bellumio, Senzari

IBS Capital Advisors

Most lawyers practice law with a lot of ego.  PAG just gets problems solved and deals closed. No drama and no ego.  A real pleasure to work with such fine professionals and human beings.

Eduardo Barco, IBS Capital Advisors 

FJ Labs

Jackson and his team at PAG are insightful, strategic corporate attorneys with unique expertise in Venture Capital deals. As a VC investor in tech companies with global operations in all stages, they have proven valuable throughout the course of our investments – from incubating the business with the founders to negotiating with later-stage institutional investors. He understands the need to be responsive and can handle complex multi-jurisdiction legal issues with ease, and the quality of work is what I expect from a large law firm. PAG is a trusted partner of our group.

FJ Labs, Jose Marin (co-founder)

Best Law Firms 2017

Finance Monthly Law Awards 2016

Winner in the category of-Corporate Law Firm of the Year -USA

US News 2016

We were selected by US News & World Report Best Lawyers as a 2016 Tier 1 Best Law Firm in three different specialties: Corporate Law, Derivatives and Futures Law, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law.

Best Law Firms

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announce the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Our firm was named as a 2015 “Best Law Firm” – Tier 1 in Corporate Law, Derivatives and Futures Law, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Chambers & Partners Global

Juan Pablo Cappello was ranked in 2015 by Chambers & Partners Global

ACQ5 Law Awards 2016

Corporate /M&A Lawyer of the Year, Juan Pablo Cappello, Best International Lawyer of the Year Jaime D. Guttman and Private Advising Group Capital Law Firm of the Year.

Overall Finance Law Firm of the Year -

Private Advising Group was the winner in the category of Finance Law firm of the year.

Super Lawyers 2016

Jason Stark was named in the Super Lawyers List for consecutive year.

Best Lawyers 2016

Juan Pablo Cappello was enrolled in the Best Lawyers List for year 2016.

Chambers & Partners Latin America 2015

Juan Pablo Cappello was ranked in 2015 by Chambers & Partners Latin America.

Super Lawyers 2015

Jaime D. Guttman awarded by Super Lawyers.

U.S. News & World Report

Private Advising Group awarded as one of 2015 Best Law Firms in the Corporate and Litigation practice areas.

Chambers Latin America

Our firm is a constant reference for Latin American transactions.

US (FL)- Venture Capital Law Firm of the Year

Winner in the category of Venture Capital Law Firm – US (FL) 2016.

Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Juan Pablo Cappello was recognized as: Juan Cappello, of Private Advising Group, P.A., has been selected to the 2016 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel