Harold “Ed” Patricoff, a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen, has been appointed to the Miami Technology Council as a Board Member. The Technology Council aims to help stimulate and develop high-tech industries and employment opportunities in Miami.
The Council, which consists of 11 members, will offer recommendations to the government concerning incentives, investments, jobs and services that will further attract technology-based enterprises to South Florida.
“The technology business sector in Miami is at an exciting crossroads,” said Patricoff. “As our region looks ahead to become viewed as the Silicon Valley of the East, we have many important decisions ahead of us and I look forward to working with The Technology Council to make this goal a reality.”
The Council will encourage participation from the local community in their effort to support national and international technology promotion and technology-based economic development within the city.
Working directly with the office of the Mayor, the Council will make recommendations regarding technology-based development, capital projects, prepare annual budgets and sponsor conferences to educate the community and stakeholders on new developments in the city.
Patricoff, who is Co-Chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group, is widely recognized as one of the preeminent international commercial litigators and business lawyers in South Florida. In his nearly 34 years of experience, Patricoff has successfully resolved more than 100 high-stakes legal disputes in Latin America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia for multinational corporations and financial institutions and has extensive experience in the power generation, fuel and aviation industries.
Outside of his practice, Patricoff is deeply embedded in the South Florida community. He has served on the board of directors for several organizations including the YMCA of South Florida, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Historical Association of South Florida, the Jay Malina Trade Consortium, the American Nicaraguan Foundation and the Ted Smallwood Store. He was also twice the past chairman of the Metro Miami Board for the American Heart Association
About Shutts & Bowen LLP
Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 300 lawyers in offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Learn more about Shutts & Bowen at www.shutts.com.