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L. Trent Stinson, Esq.

Mr. Stinson received his bachelor’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University in 1982 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1985 from Harvard Law School. At Harvard, Mr. Stinson served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

Mr. Stinson is a member of the Illinois (1985) and Florida Bar (1999). He is fluent in Spanish.

Mr. Stinson began his career in 1985 as an associate with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw in Chicago. He then served as a top in-house attorney for a multibillion dollar subsidiary of Minnesota, Mining and Manufacturing (3M) and thereafter as Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel of a multibillion Nissan affiliate in the U.S.

After working in-house at 3M and Nissan, Mr. Stinson served as Of Counsel at Akerman Senterfitt & Eidson in Miami. Today, Mr. Stinson acts as Of Counsel to the firm, specializing in sophisticated transactional corporate law.

Mr. Stinson concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and international law for primarily automotive, aviation, banking and financial institutions, venture capital and private equity, and diversified manufacturing companies. In addition to acting as outside legal counsel for several U.S. and foreign corporations, he has served as counsel to a number of community civic and charitable organizations. Representative clients include Allstate Insurance, AutoNation, Bally Total Fitness, Brunswick, the Economic Opportunity Family Health Center, Honeywell, KERO Holdings, The Metris Companies, Nissan, RVL Equipment and Walgreens.

Mr. Stinson regularly co-counsels with seasoned attorneys on matters requiring specialization and expertise in legal disciplines such as commercial litigation, trusts and estate planning, probate litigation, immigration, intellectual property, employment discrimination, and appellate practice.

Mr. Stinson has been involved in numerous civic and community events throughout his career, including serving on the Board of the Heartland Alliance for Human Rights & Human Needs (f/k/a Travelers & Immigrants Aid), as well as the Economic Opportunity Family Health Center, among many other civic and community organizations. As a result of this civic and community involvement, Mr. Stinson has received countless awards recognizing his contribution and proactive community and civic participation.

Mr. Stinson takes pride in his ability to offer comprehensive, sophisticated legal representation to clients and is strongly committed to community service, recognizing the continuing importance of lawyers to society through their active involvement in civic and community activities.