Juan Pablo Cappello
Juan Pablo was recently named one of the “Most Influential Hispanics” in by Poder magazine in the areas of science and technology and in 2012 was selected as a “Top 50 Entrepreneur” by Business Leader magazine.
As an attorney Juan Pablo was named Lawyer of the Year (2013) in derivative and futures law from the Miami area by Best Lawyer. He was also named the Leading Lawyer of the Year in the Corporate/M&A – Latin America category at the ACQ 2013 Law Awards.
Before launching the Private Advising Group, PA, Juan Pablo was a Principal Shareholder in the Latin American Group of Greenberg Traurig, an international 1,800+ lawyer law firm. Earlier in his career Juan Pablo was a partner in and a director of Patagon.com, which was sold to Banco Santander for a transaction value of over US$750 million.
Juan Pablo is also a well known entrepreneur and deeply involved in supporting venture capital in Latin America. He has co-founded several companies including (i) www.idea.me, the first Latin America crowdfunding site (ii) www.urbita.com, the leading social travel website in Latin America, and (iii) the LAB Miami, a 10,000 sq.ft. center for technology and innovation in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami.
He also serves on the Knight Foundation Advisory Committee, as well as the US Board of Un Techo Para Mi Pais. Juan Pablo also is a senior advisor of Endeavor.org and a member of the Legal Committee of the Latin American Venture Capital Association.
Juan Pablo, a Chilean native, has law firm experience both on Wall Street and in Chile. Earlier in his career, he worked at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton (New York) and Philippi, Yrarrazaval (Santiago) where he focused on international financings, securities offerings and joint ventures.
Juan Pablo graduated with a B.A. from Duke University and holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from New York University School of Law. He is fluent in Spanish and is admitted to practice law in Florida, and New York.