#MiamiTech Movement and the Law

Miami has steadily been building its ecosystem for technology and entrepreneurship, but now has the national spotlight as each day another technology, venture capital or finance company announces its relocation to South Florida. On two separate days, panelists shared insights about the priority legal issues for Miami’s evolving tech scene, as well as the human capital needs for lawyers who can service this unique and dynamic community.

In two sessions, panelists discussed #MiamiTech Movement and the Law: Perspectives on current legal issues for entrepreneurs and discussed key legal issues that are relevant to entrepreneurs including intellectual property, regulatory compliance, antitrust issues impacting digital markets, and the law of VC investment contracting.

Watch Session 2 from April 28, 2021

Watch Session 2 from April 28, 2021

Andres Sawicki
Professor of Law and Director, Business of Innovation, Law, & Technology (BILT) Concentration

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

John M. Newman
Associate Professor of Law

Marcia Narine Weldon
Director, Transactional Skills Program, and Professor of Legal Writing & Lecturer in Law

Jaime Vining
Co-Director, Startup Clinic, and Adjunct Faculty, J.D. Program

Watch Session 1 from Wednesday April 14, 2021

Watch Session 1 from Wednesday April 14, 2021

Jaret Davis, J.D. '99
Co-Managing Shareholder of the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Joycelyn Brown, J.D. '08
Managing Partner at IPS Legal Group, P.A.

Leigh-Ann Buchanan, J.D. '09
President, aīre ventures

Adam T. Smith, J.D. '97
Special Advisor, Carlton Fields

Mayor Francis Suarez
City of Miami