Asnardo ‘Nardy’ Garro Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Banking and Finance Law

Best Lawyers® has named Banking Practice Co-Leader Asnardo ‘Nardy’ Garro “Lawyer of the Year” in the Banking & Finance category, the highest distinction bestowed upon individual attorneys for their achievement in a specific practice area and geographic region.  

Asnardo Garro, partner and co-leader of AVILA’s Banking and Corporate practices, earned the distinction of Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law, a recognition bestowed upon individual lawyers who received the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. According to Best Lawyers®, “only one lawyer is recognized as the ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for a specialty and metropolitan location per edition.”  

Mr. Garro represents financial institutions, financial services companies, money services businesses, and corporate clients with respect to complex financing transactions, sale and acquisition matters, and other complex business transactions. He also represents corporate clients in domestic, international and cross-border mergers, joint venture and acquisition transactions.  

Mr. Garro is the third AVILA Banking partner recognized in this category, joining founders Alcides I. Avila and Patricia M. Hernandez, who both previously earned individual Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law recognitions. 

“Nardy has been an integral part of our Banking team since he joined the firm 16 years ago,” said Founding Partner Alcides I. Avila. “This well-deserved recognition is a testament to his hard work and dedication to his clients, and his utmost professionalism toward his colleagues.” 

In addition to his Lawyer of the Year recognition, Mr. Garro earned a 5 Year Milestone recognition, as 2024 marks the 5th time he has been included in the Best Lawyers® list.  

“Nardy’s innovative vision and unwavering committment to excellence have been key to developing our Banking practice,” said Managing Partner Patricia M. Hernandez. “I am grateful for his leadership and valuable contributions, and I look forward to working alongside him as we continue to grow.” 

Fifteen attorneys at Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Garro LLP (AVILA) were recognized in the 2024 Best Lawyers® list, including Asnardo. Since 2006, several partners have been listed in various categories, including every key practice area at the firm: Banking & Finance; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions; Immigration; and Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use.  

Best Lawyers® states their lists have been compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. They believe that the quality of their survey directly relates to the caliber of voters, so only lawyers who were previously recognized by Best Lawyers® were invited to review their constituents for the 2024 recognitions.