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Suarez, Francis

Francis X. Suarez

Of Counsel
Tel: +1 (305) 402-4880 Fax: +1 (305) 901-2975

Francis X. Suarez has more than 13 years of experience in real estate and corporate finance, covering the gamut of clients’ real estate needs, from acquisitions and financing to sales and joint ventures. He also has served as outside general counsel to a variety of companies. At Quinn Emanuel, Mr. Suarez advises clients with respect to a wide variety of business disputes.

Mr. Suarez serves as mayor of the City of Miami since 2018. He is dedicated to elevating the quality of life of the residents he serves by focusing on transportation and connectivity issues within the city and beyond, nurturing the growth of a tech-based economy in the area and, by extension, job creation and international opportunities with Latin America. Mr. Suarez was elected to serve as the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors for the 2022-2023 term. He currently serves as Second Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He is vice-chair of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization and immediate past president of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities, to name a few. He previously served as Commissioner for the City of Miami, District 4, working to raise the standards of the city in which he was born and raised. His civic accomplishments on behalf of the city are extensive.

Mr. Suarez was recognized by Fortune Magazine on its "World's 50 Greatest Leaders 2021" list, where he was ranked at #20. In 2019 he was ranked by TIME Magazine as a “Leader,” on the "TIME 100 Next List" and in 2017 he was recognized as Elected Official of the Year by the Latin Builder’s Association.

  • University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
    (J.D., cum laude)
  • Florida International University
  • The State Bar of Florida
  • United States District Court:
    • Southern District of Florida
  • Spanish
  • Greenspoon Marder LLP:
    • Of Counsel, 2018-2021
  • Carlton Fields:
    • Of Counsel, 2017-2018
  • Gray Robinson:
    • Of Counsel
  • Fortune Magazine, #20 on the "World's 50 Greatest Leaders", 2021
  • TIME, “Leader,” TIME 100 Next List, 2019
  • Latin Builder’s Association, “Elected Official of the Year”, 2017

Speaking (representative sample)

  • Speaker, “Destination Miami: Fireside Chat with Mayor Francis Suarez” CREFC, April 15, 2021
  • Speaker, Acronis Global Cyber Summit, October 13, 2019
  • Moderator, “New Wave of Innovative Real Estate Districts,” eMerge Americas Rendezvous #4, March 16, 2017
  • “Rentals, Mixed-Use and Condos and Their Impact on South Florida,” Bisnow, Miami’s Residential & Multifamily Forum, December 13, 2016
  • The Florida Bar
  • Second Vice President, U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • Miami-Dade County League of Cities, Past President
  • Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, Vice-Chair
  • Homeless Trust, Board Member
  • Member of Community Redevelopment Agency for Overtown, Omni and Midtown (Chair)
  • Banyan Health Systems (formerly known as Miami Behavioral Center, Inc.), former Board Member
  • Spectrum Programs, former Board Member