Tuesday, January 31, 2012


MIAMI, FLORIDA (January 30, 2012) – The Cuban American Bar Association (“CABA”), will be hosting its annual gala and installation of officers on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at 7:00 pm, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz, a Partner in the Miami office of Broad and Cassel, will be installed as the organization’s 38th President.
She is a member of the Firm's Banking and Institutional Lending, Real Estate and Special Assets Practice Groups.  She has extensive experience in complex real estate transactions for both private and public clients. De las Cuevas-Diaz is a graduate of Florida State University and received her juris doctor from the Tulane University School of Law.

In addition to serving seven terms on the CABA Board of Directors, she has served as a member of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors since 2007 and as Legislative Chair in 2009 and 2010. She is a member of the Latin Builders Association and serves on the Board of Directors for both the Kristi House and the American Red Cross. Her additional civic participation includes the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Builders Association of South Florida, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the National Association of Professional Women and Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW).

De las Cuevas-Diaz was recently appointed by Florida’s U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio to the Florida Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC), and was also selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. She was named to the Space Florida Board of Directors earlier this year, and Florida Trend magazine lauded her as a “Must-Know Floridian.”  She has also accumulated a variety of honors and awards. Most recently, she was named among the Miami Herald’s elite “20 Under 40” list. She has been repeatedly listed as a Florida Trend magazine “Legal Elite – Up & Comer” and Law & Politics magazine “Florida Super Lawyer – Rising Star.” In 2010, she was named among “40 Under 40” by the South Florida Business Journal.

De las Cuevas-Diaz is happily married to Ricardo Diaz. They are blessed with one wonderful son, Jacob.

In addition, the following officers and board members will be installed: 
Sandra M. Ferrera, President-Elect;
Victoria Mendez, Immediate Past President;
Manuel L. Crespo, Jr., Vice-President;
Ricardo Martínez-Cid, Vice-President;
Anna Marie Hernández, Treasurer;
Isabel C. Díaz, Internal Secretary;
Nicole E. Mestre, External Secretary;
Nelson Bellido, Director;
A. Dax  Bello, Director;
Gina Beovides, Director;
Maria D. García, Director;
Javier López, Director;                                   
Jennifer J. Perez, Director; and
Jorge Piedra, Director.

Founded in Miami in 1974, CABA is a voluntary bar association established to promote equality of its members; serve the public interest by increasing awareness to the study of jurisprudence; foster respect for the law; preserve high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among its peers; provide equal access to and adequate representation of minorities before the courts; facilitate the administration of justice; build close relationships among its members; support Miami-Dade’s indigent community and increasing diversity in the judiciary and legal community.  For more information, please contact Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz at (305) 373-9426


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