University of Miami, B.A.
magna cum laude (1977)
Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
cum laude (1980)
Florida Bar Association
American Bar Association
Cuban-American Bar Association
Florida International Bankers Association
South Florida Banking Institute
Alcides I. Avila is a founding partner of ARHMF and an attorney in its Corporate and Financial Services practice. Prior to the formation of ARHMF in 2007, Mr. Avila was a partner in the Miami office of an AmLaw 20 national law firm and was the practice group leader of that firm’s Financial Services Practice Group.
Mr. Avila represents domestic and foreign clients in all aspects of bank regulatory, lending, mergers and acquisitions and other transactional matters. With over 35 years of experience, he regularly represents clients before the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and other regulatory agencies.
Mr. Avila has represented numerous foreign financial institutions and investors in establishing and expanding banking operations in the United States. In addition to his banking practice, he has extensive experience in domestic and international business transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions and financings. Mr. Avila has also served as independent counsel to the Board of Directors of various banks in connection with compliance and enforcement actions.