Transactional Skills Program Faculty & Leadership

Often transactional lawyering skills are learned by doing and receiving feedback from senior lawyers. The faculty in the transactional skills program serve in a similar role and are Miami Law professors or partners and lawyers from some of the nation’s top law firms and companies.

Faculty & Leadership

Marcia Narine Weldon

Lecturer in Law
Director, Transactional Skills Program; Faculty Coordinator, Business Compliance & Sustainability Concentration

mln50@miami.edu

(305) 333-9352
Professor Narine Weldon is the director of the Transactional Skills Program, Faculty Coordinator of the Business Compliance & Sustainability Concentration, Transactional Law Concentration, and a Lecturer in Law. She earned her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and her undergraduate degree,...

Ines Bahachille

Lecturer
Adjunct Faculty, J.D. Program

ixb357@miami.edu

(786) 442-4841
Ines Bahachille is Chief Counsel for Mondelēz International, a global snacks and food brands Multinational Company created after the October 2012 spin-off of Kraft -foods products. The company has an annual revenue of about $26 billion and operates in approximately 160 countries. Bahachille is responsible for all the...

Arthur Baker

Lecturer

a.baker10@umiami.edu

Arthur Baker is the managing attorney of Concord Advantage Legal PLLC, a law office dedicated to helping Florida businesses and property owners efficiently navigate real estate and business issues. His practice is focused on providing value-based and business-oriented solutions in the areas of commercial real estate and transactional business...

Paul Berkowitz

Lecturer
Adjunct Faculty, J.D. Program

pxb403@miami.edu

(786) 683-6249
Paul Berkowitz is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig. With more than 45 years of experience counseling both domestic and international companies in a wide range of industries, Berkowitz focuses on serving the capital needs of clients. He advises on domestic and cross-border matters related to the acquisition, disposition of assets, and...

William Bratton

Senior Lecturer
de la Cruz/Mentschikoff Chair in Law and Economics

wxb218@miami.edu

(202) 669-6750
William Bratton joined the University of Miami Law faculty in 2020 as the de la Cruz/Mentschikoff Endowed Chair in Law and Economics and Senior Lecturer. He is also the Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School where he was a member of the faculty and Co-Director of the Institute...

Andrew B Dawson

Professor of Law
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Judge A. Jay Cristol Professor of Bankruptcy Law

a.dawson@miami.edu

(305) 284-8446
Professor Dawson joined the Miami Law faculty in 2011. He received his B.A. from Williams College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence and the Irving Oberman Memorial Award.  Before...

Stephen K. Halpert

Professor of Law

s.halpert@miami.edu

(305) 284-3094
Stephen K. Halpert, Professor of Law, received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1973 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1978. He also was a Harvard Scholar at Emmanuel College of Cambridge University in 1973 and 1974. Before joining the Law School faculty in 1981, Professor Halpert was in private practice with the law firm of Skadden, Arps,...

Lili Levi

Professor of Law

l.levi1@miami.edu

(305) 284-2289
Lili Levi is a Professor of Law at Miami Law where she has taught since 1987. She served as the school’s inaugural Vice Dean for Intellectual Life from August 2019 to July 2021. Levi earned an A.B. summa cum laude and departmental honors in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College in 1977 and a J.D. cum...

Guillermo Alfonso Levy

Lecturer
Adjunct Faculty, J.D. Program

gal6@miami.edu

Guillermo Levy is Principal at Guillermo A. Levy, P.A. and has worked at Caterpillar Inc., as Senior Corporate Counsel, and also as an associate at Hunton & Williams, and at Steel Hector & Davis LLP (n/k/a Squire Patton). Over a 20-year legal career, Levy has focused on providing practical...

Daniel Novela

Lecturer

dxn406@miami.edu

Daniel Novela has over 25 years of legal experience in the areas of Corporate and Art law, and representing high-net-worth individuals and family offices (including offshore structuring, and the acquisition and transfer of aircraft, significant art, real estate, and yachts). Novela also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami...

Santiago Martinez Ojeda

Lecturer

sxm2730@miami.edu


Michelle Pelletier

Lecturer

m.pelletier1@miami.edu

Michelle Pelletier currently works as in-house counsel within the General Counsel’s Organization at American Express, where she provides legal guidance for business clients primarily located in Latin America. She spends her time drafting and negotiating contracts as well as monitoring regulatory developments in the region....

Maria C Rachadell

Lecturer
Adjunct Faculty, J.D. Program

mcr256@miami.edu

María Cecilia Rachadell is the founder of Interjuris Abogados S.C. and has 30 years of experience. She focuses on corporate and financial matters, including, the structuring and implementation of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, joint ventures, project financings and debt financing. She has...


Stephen Sandiford

Lecturer
Adjunct Faculty, J.D. Program

rss234@miami.edu

Stephen Sandiford is a partner at Holland & Knight and focuses his practice on handling mergers and acquisitions (M&A), securities transactions, joint venture agreements and fund formation. Mr. Sandiford has experience in capital raising, corporate governance and providing other day-to-day legal advice that companies...

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Other Affiliated Faculty

Alix Apollon, Julien ApollonAustin Ericsson, Sam Goodman, Carlos Nunez, Ben Wolkov