Formally known as Aran, Correa & Guarch, P.A., the Firm was founded April 16, 1990, in Miami, Florida, by Fernando S. Aran, Danny Correa and Jorge M. Guarch, Jr.
On January 1, 2005, Craig B. Shapiro, a then associate with the firm became a shareholder. All three founding members and the firm are AV rated.
The associate attorney is Anthony Torrente. Of counsel to the firm are Oscar A. Garcia and Daniel Guerrieri.
255 University Drive
Coral Gables FL 33134
Aran Correa Guarch & Shapiro, P.A. will represent your real Estate legal matters.
Firm's Primary Areas of Practice:
The firm has extensive experience in Commercial and construction litigation including breach of contract, construction defects, negligent construction, and construction lien law; Condominium law and condominium association representation; Admiralty and maritime law with emphasis on ship's mortgage foreclosures and defense work including personal injuries, wrongful deaths, cargo claims and collisions; Insurance defense, including personal injury, wrongful death and premises liability; Products liability particularly as it relates to power plant generators and resource recovery facilities; Commercial and residential real estate transactions representing lending institutions, commercial entities and individuals. The firm has limited experience in labor law, environmental law and bankruptcy matters.
Fernando S. Aran was born in Havana, Cuba on July 25, 1957. He attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School where he joined Troop 43 at the age of 11. He graduated from Belen in 1975 and enrolled at the University of Miami. He graduated from the University of Miami cum laude in 1978 with a bachelor of business administration, majoring in accounting. He attended the Georgetown University Law Center where he received his juris doctor degree in 1981. Upon graduation from Georgetown, he went to work as an associate with the law firm of Smathers & Thompson. Smathers & Thompson merged with the New York law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren in July of 1987 and Fernando stayed with the firm until the formation of ARAN CORREA & GUARCH, P.A. in 1990. Mr. Aran is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and served on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners from 1996 to 2001, and during the last year of his term he served as the Chair. Mr. Aran still serves on the Board as an Emeritus Member. Mr. Aran served on the Florida Bar's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, and was the Chair of the Florida Bar's Eleventh Judicial Grievance Committee "J" Section. He is a member of the American Bar Association, and served on the American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry--Specialty Trade Contractors and Supplies Division. Mr. Aran is also a member of the Dade County Bar Association and the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is past president of the Cuban American Bar Association, past president of the Southeast Region of the Hispanic National Bar Association, and past president of the United States Propeller Club, Port of Miami. Mr. Aran is an Eagle Scout and currently serves as Chairman of the Executive Board of the South Florida Council and Vice President of the Southern Region-Boy Scouts of America. He was the President of the South Florida Council Boy Scouts of America in 2005 and 2006. Mr. Aran was also a founder and immediate past President of the Belen Alumni Association of Jesuit Schools. Mr. Aran is a member of FACE (Facts About Cuban Exiles). Mr. Aran was also selected by the U.S. Department of Defense to attend the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference 79 (JCOC '79). The JCOC is an official program of the Department of Defense to acquaint leading citizens with programs and policies as they relate to our national defense. He is also a Member of DOCA (Defense Orientation Conference Association). DOCA is a non-political, non-partisan, non-profit association directed toward the interest of national defense without special advocacy of any particular military service or defense concept. His areas of practice are general and commercial litigation, maritime law, construction law and real estate matters.
Danny Correa was born in Miami, Florida on February 18, 1963. He graduated from Florida International University in 1985 with a bachelor of business administration, majoring in business management. Mr. Correa is also a licensed Florida Realtor and licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent. While attending Florida International University, he operated an insurance agency specializing in property and casualty risk. He attended Florida State University School of Law where he received his juris doctor degree in December of 1987. He is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Broward County, and the Cuban American Bar Association. Danny's primary area of practice is civil litigation with emphasis in insurance law and Florida condominium law.
J. M. Guarch, Jr. "J" was born in Miami, Florida on September 22, 1959. He received a Bachelor of Science, majoring in business and marketing from Florida State University in 1981. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Florida State University, he went to work for Raybestos-Manhattan in Stratford, Connecticut. Thereafter, he worked for Polaroid Corporation. In 1985, he went back to Florida State University to attend law school. He was an Article and Notes Editor of the Florida State University Law Review and he was also a law clerk for Dean Talbot D'Alemberte. Jorge received his juris doctor degree with honors from Florida State University in 1988 and went to work for Kelley Drye & Warren's Miami office. He is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, the Dade County Bar Association and the Cuban American Bar Association. Jorge is a past member of the Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar and the Board of Directors of the Florida State University Seminole Club of Greater Miami. He serves as a Florida Bar/American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division FEMA/Florida Disaster Legal Assistance Volunteer and is a member of the Florida Bar Scope Program. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables, on the Board of Directors for the Miami Children's Theater, a member of the Board of Directors of the LaSalle High School Alumni Association, Past President and current Board member of the Ocean Reef Angelfish Cay # 5 Condominium Association. He also served as a member of the City of Coral Gables Park and Recreation Advisory Board. His primary areas of practice are complex commercial litigation, maritime, real estate and construction law.
Craig was born in Miami Beach, Florida. He graduated from the University of Miami in 1987, with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, and received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in 1996. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Shapiro was instrumental in the development, construction, sales and management of numerous commercial/industrial, retail and residential real estate developments in the South Florida area. Mr. Shapiro is a member of the Florida Bar and United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle District, and is also a licensed Florida Real Estate Salesperson. Mr. Shapiro was also a legal assistant and Bar Counsel for The Florida Bar.
Anthony Torrente was born in Miami, Florida on December 23, 1984. He attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and graduated in 2003. Upon graduation from Belen, he enrolled in Florida State University. He graduated cum laude in 2007, double majoring in History and Political Science. Mr. Torrente primarily concentrated on ethnic conflicts in Europe and wrote his dissertation on the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Florida State, he went to work for State Representative Marcelo Llorente as a Legislative Aide in the Florida House of Representatives. Thereafter, he worked for Terremark Worldwide in the Human Resources/Legal Department handling various employment and compliance issues. After working at Terremark, he enrolled into law school at Barry University. At Barry, he was President of the Hispanic American Law School Association and member of the Law Review. During his time at Barry he worked at Bristol Myers Squibb in the International Law/Compliance Department and was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge Bob Leblanc in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. Mr. Torrente is a member of the Florida Bar, Cuban American Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
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