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Juan P.
Loumiet

Partner

Miami
(305) 854-0800
jloumiet@wsh-law.com

Juan Loumiet is a seasoned attorney whose real estate, hospitality, corporate, and finance career spans decades.

Prior to joining Weiss Serota in 2021, Juan practiced at Greenberg Traurig in Miami for more than four decades, where he also founded that firm’s bankruptcy practice and served in various leadership positions.

Juan represents developers of high-end hotels, resorts and mixed-use projects in the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America, negotiating complex joint ventures, hotel and resort management agreements, loans and leases. Prior to joining Weiss Serota, his most recent transactions included the merger of the Ritz-Carlton South Beach with the Sagamore Hotel, the assemblage of the Raleigh, Richmond and South Seas hotels in Miami Beach, and the development of the newest Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City and Icon Park in Orlando.

Juan has also served as counsel to financial institutions, providing advice with respect to construction, development and permanent loans for major projects, national and foreign property owners, developers, and hotel companies. He has underwritten title insurance policies issued for properties acquired or financed in Caribbean and Latin American jurisdictions and has been involved as counsel in major bankruptcies representing debtors, creditors and acquirers. Juan has also represented corporate entities across multiple industries, from software companies to major automobile dealers.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Miami Foundation, Former Board Member and first Hispanic Board Chair
  • Perez Art Museum Miami, Former Board Member
  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Former Board Member, Executive Committee Member, Board Vice President and Chairman of various Board Committees
  • United Way of Miami-Dade County, Former Board Member and Campaign Committee Member
  • Miami City Ballet, Former Director and Vice President; Chairman of the Construction Committee for the MCB’s permanent home
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Former Director and Chairman of the Board; Affordable Housing Committee
  • The Miami Children’s Chorus, Former Chairman and Director
  • Archbishop’s Charities Drive of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, Former Chairman
  • La Liga Contra el Cancer (The League Against Cancer), Former Director
  • Advisory Board on Pluralism in Philanthropy of the Council on Foundations, Former Member
  • Neighborhood Lending Partners of South Florida. Inc., Former Director
  • Dade County Advisory Board of LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), Former Board Member
  • Dade County Partnership for Community and Economic Development, Former Board Member
  • Cuban Oral History Project and Center at St. Thomas University, Founding Chairman, Advisory Board

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law, 2008-present
  • Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year – Real Estate Finance Category, 2013
  • Daily Business Review, Finalist, Top Dealmaker of the Year – Hotels Category, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Practice Areas

Admissions

Florida, 1974

Education

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1973

    • Senior Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Law Review
    • Clerk, Wig and Robe Legal Honor Society

Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1971

Languages

Spanish

French (conversational)

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