Saturday, November 5, 2011

American Cancer Society Appoints Jorge Luis Lopez to Florida Board of Directors

MIAMI – November 4, 2011 –Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., principal and founder of Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm, has been appointed to the Board of Directors the Florida Division of the American Cancer Society to serve as Director-at-Large. In this role, Mr. Lopez will be representing the Miami-Dade area, and will be responsible for developing and approving strategic and annual plans that advance the fight against cancer. He will serve a one year term.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The Florida Division Board of Directors is the governing body for the American Cancer Society in Florida. In addition to his position as Director-at-Large, Mr. Lopez and his wife, Marile were the Chairs of the 2011 American Cancer Society Gala event and served as co-chairs the prior year. He has been an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society for the Miami Dade area for more than three years.

Mr. Lopez has more than 25 years of experience representing municipal governments, Florida 100 and Fortune 500 companies before federal, state and local governments. He has been listed as one of the Top Lawyers in South Florida since 2004 by the South Florida Legal Guide and was also included in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 and 2010 editions. In addition, the Miami Herald named him a South Florida Top Lawyer in 2010.

Active in the community, Mr. Lopez donates his time to a number of charitable organizations. He is a founding member and chair of the Parks Foundation, as well as a member of the Cultural Affairs Council. The Arts & Business Council awarded Mr. Lopez the 2011 Arts Advocate of the Year award in recognition of his leadership in promoting issues important to the cultural community. Mr. Lopez serves on the board of directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys. He is also a past member of the Miami Dade County Charter Review Task Force, Miami-Dade College Foundation Trust and past chair of the Miami Dade United Way Governmental Relations Committee.

Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
Jorge Luis Lopez Law firm is a Miami-based law firm specializing in governmental affairs. The firm represents Municipal Governments, Florida 100 and Fortune 500 companies at the federal, state and local levels. As the sole practitioner with more than 20 years of governmental affairs experience, Jorge Luis Lopez advises clients on the development and response to government regulations, procurement cycles, land use, zoning and redistricting. In addition to his dedication to serving clients, Jorge is also highly-involved in the community, serving on the boards of such reputable community organizations as the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council and the Miami-Dade Parks Foundation. For more information, please visit


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