Rene V. Murai received his B.A. degree from Brown University and his law degree cum laude from Columbia University Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Columbia Law Review.
Rene started private practice with the New York law firm of Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, where he was a member of the corporate department. He concentrates his practice in banking, corporate and commercial real estate matters. He has handled acquisitions or sales of businesses with assets in the hundreds of millions of dollars, as well as those of smaller enterprises. He has been general counsel to a number of businesses. For 10 years he served on the Board of Directors of PanAmerican Bank until its sale and served as its Acting Chairman of the Board for the last five of those years. He has been active in numerous civic activities and served from 2004 – 2008 as Chairman of the Board of Miami Children’s Hospital. He has chaired the board of other organizations such as the Florida Bar Foundation, the University of Miami Citizens Board, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., Mesa Redonda, and the Miami City Club. Rene has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been recognized by many legal publications, including The Best Lawyers in America – Banking and Real Estate Law, Florida’s Super Lawyers, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and South Florida Legal Guide to Top Lawyers.