Tel: 305.779.3574
Fax: 305.779.3561

Assistant: Laura Sierra
Tel: 786.594.4109


Manny is a partner in AVILA’s Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions practice, where he counsels domestic and foreign clients on a variety of complex transactional matters, including finance transactions, as well as cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions. He has represented clients in matters across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Caribbean.   

With a focus on middle-market transactions, he has extensive experience in representing clients in connection with asset-based lending, receivables and supply chain financing, and other financing structures.  With clients ranging from publicly traded companies to closely held businesses, Manny also regularly provides advice in connection with equity and asset-based sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raise transactions and real estate projects at both the sponsor and investor level.  

Prior to joining AVILA, Manny was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm, where he gained significant experience working on a wide range of domestic and international matters.   

He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Florida International University. Manny is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), the Financial & International Business Association (FIBA), the Association of Trade and Forfaiting in the Americas (ATFA), the American College of Investment Counsel (ACIC), and the Penn Law Alumni Network. He has been recognized as a Florida “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and is a recipient of M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award.   

Manny is licensed to practice in the State of Florida, the State of New York and the District of Columbia. He is fluent in English and technical Spanish.  


  • Corporate law 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Commercial financing and lending transactions 
  • Receivables and supply chain finance 
  • Joint ventures and investment transactions  


  • Real estate 
  • Banking and financial services 
  • Technology 
  • Manufacturing and distribution 
  • Hospitality 


Florida International University, B.S. (2001)
University of Pennsylvania, J.D. (2004)


  • American Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association (CABA)
  • Financial & International Business Association (FIBA)
  • Penn Law Alumni Network
  • Association of Trade and Forfaiting in the Americas (ATFA)
  • American College of Investment Counsel (ACIC)


Florida (2004)
District of Columbia (2013)
New York (2014)




  • Represented Pensam Capital in connection with a preferred equity investment for the acquisition of 16 multifamily properties across four states totaling 3,382 units.
  • Represented a Latin American maritime transport company in connection with its U.S. $30,000,000 partial acquisition of a U.S.-based maritime transport company. 
  • Represented a Florida-based private real estate lender and investment firm, as borrower, in connection with a U.S. $25,000,000 Secured Uncommitted Credit Facility. 
  • Represented a major U.S. bank, as purchaser, in connection with a $35,000,000 Non-Recourse and Uncommitted Receivables Purchase Agreement, including negotiations of servicing and trust rights with a major European financial institution. 
  • Represented Star Computer Group, Inc., and certain of its affiliates, as borrowers, in connection with a U.S. $40,000,000 Working Capital Loan from BankUnited. 
  • Represented a foreign investment fund in connection with its U.S. $60,000,000 equity and debt investment in a U.S.-based hospitality group owning multiple high-end resort and condominium projects throughout the United States and the Caribbean. 
  • Represented health care client and its affiliated companies in connection with a U.S. $15,000,000 credit facility provided by a U.S. financial institution. 
  • Represented a large Latin American financial institution in connection with a U.S. $325,000,000 credit facility from a syndicate of 16 European banks. 
  • Represented a large Latin American financial institution in connection with a U.S. $40,000,000 interbank credit facility provided by a European syndicate. 
  • Ongoing representation of a global market research firm in connection with asset purchase transactions crucial to building the company’s portfolio of investments for an aggregate value of $75 million to date.  
  • Provided counsel to a U.S. banking institution in connection with receivables purchase and supply chain finance transactions, including a $250 million receivables purchase facility and participations in excess of $1B. The client has been in the process of expanding its supply chain finance and receivables. Our firm was instrumental in helping to establish this practice, drafting initial program documentation, and advising on specific transactions.  
  • Ongoing representation of a Fortune 500 financial services company in several private placement finance transactions and private placement issuances, both domestic and cross-border. Advised client on $425 million shelf facility in connection with a French issuer. Also represented client in connection with a $100 million shelf facility and related note issuances with respect to a French issuer.   


Publications & Speaking

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as a Florida “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2013 – 2016)
  • Recipient of M&A Advisor 2016 Emerging Leaders Award

Civic Organizations

  • Coral Gables Museum Board of Directors 
  • Phi Betta Kapa