Oct. 16, 2020
Dade County Legal Aid Society has awarded Miami associate Valentín I. Arenas with a pro bono award in venture law. Valentín has handled six cases in 2020 through the Put Something Back Pro Bono Program’s Venture Law Project, which has reported a surge in pro bono needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Venture Law Project, he has advised and assisted for-profit and non-profit start-ups, as well as early-stage entrepreneurs, on issues related to business formation, tax planning, professional business issues, intellectual property, contracts, compliance, and general operations.
Valentín practices corporate law, representing early and mid-stage companies and their founders. He is active in his community, most recently graduating from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Miami Program. He is also a member of the United Way of Miami-Dade, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, and a number of bar associations, including the Hispanic National Bar Association and Cuban American Bar Association.
Dade County Legal Aid Society provides direct civil legal services for low-income residents of Miami-Dade County. It was founded in 1949 with the goal of providing access to justice for those in need of legal representation. The Venture Law Project falls under the organization's pro bono program, Put Something Back, which matches private attorneys and law firms with qualifying clients.
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