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About Roland Sanchez-Medina Jr.

A Cuba native, Roland Sanchez-Medina was two when his parents were assigned to the Belgian Congo and later granted political asylum in South Africa. His physician father moved the family to Philadelphia before eventually establishing an orthopedic surgery practice in Miami.

Sanchez-Medina graduated from Boston College Law School in 1991, then earned an L.L.M. in taxation from the New York University School of Law in 1992. He received a B.B.A. from the University of Miami in 1988.

Sanchez-Medina is a member of the Business Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and International Law sections. Bilingual, he served as CABA president in 2009. Since his election to the Board of Governors more than eight years ago, Sanchez-Medina has served on many board committees, and recently chaired the influential Program Evaluation Committee.

His extensive history of community and professional service includes stints as chairman of the Miami-Dade County School Board’s Budget & Audit Committee, chairman of the board of directors and general counsel of South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Orange Bowl Committee.

Sanchez-Medina is a partner at Miami-based SMGQ Law, an AV-rated, certified minority-owned, full service law firm with offices in Florida and Georgia. He focuses his practice in the areas of corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring/restructuring, board governance, domestic and international commercial transactions, commercial and residential real estate transactions, tax and estate planning, and other general transactional services.

Prior to forming SMGQ, Sanchez-Medina was a partner at the national law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery, where he was a member of the Corporate Department, and was a senior associate at the national law firm of Holland & Knight.

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Roland Sanchez-Medina, Jr., becomes president of The Florida Bar

Stressing the Cuban roots he shares with Supreme Court justices, and pledging to help lawyers navigate the “pressure cooker” of modern practice, Roland Sanchez-Medina, Jr., was sworn in Friday as the 76th president of The Florida Bar. A gregarious Miami transactional lawyer who is known for wearing his heart on his sleeve, Sanchez-Medina alternated between…

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The Florida Bar to swear in new president and president-elect tomorrow

Miami’s Roland Sanchez-Medina, Jr., will be sworn in as The Florida Bar’s 76th president and West Palm Beach’s Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes will become president-elect tomorrow at the 2024 Annual Florida Bar Convention. The installation of the two top officers, along with a State of the Bar address by outgoing President F. Scott Westheimer, will be…

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