Kimberly A. Prior is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP where she is a member of the Financial Services Practice Group. Kimberly handles regulatory, transactional, enforcement and corporate matters for domestic and international financial services firms and businesses, including banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers and private equity funds. Kimberly also advises financial institutions and technology companies on regulatory, licensing, corporate and compliance issues in the FinTech space.

Kimberly has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law teaching an advanced seminar focused on current issues in financial institution mergers and acquisitions. She currently teaches a course at the University of Miami School of Law on the regulation of blockchain and digital assets. Kim is the co-author of "Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology: US Law and Regulation," a textbook that examines the legal and regulatory approaches regarding the most important issues impacting the blockchain space. She is also the co-author of a chapter on recent developments in cross-border securities law. She currently serves as General Counsel to the Florida International Bankers Association.



  • University of Miami, LL.M., Taxation, 2005
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Florida State University, B.S., Finance and Marketing, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Professional and Civic

  • General Counsel, Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA)
  • Chair, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee, Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA)
  • Active Member, Orange Bowl Committee 
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Banking Law

News & Insights


  • Speaker, "Bitcoin, Blockchain Technology & Intellectual Property Law," Dade County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee Seminar, May 2018
  • Co-presenter, “Financial Markets Regulatory Enforcement,” NICE Actimize 2016 Symposium, October 2016
  • Presenter, “FinTech and Regulation,” Colombia Banking Association Annual Finance Law Meeting, September 2016


News & Speaking Engagements

Practice Areas

Industry Focus


  • Daily Business Review, On The Rise Honoree, 2019
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking & Finance: Regulatory, 2017-2021
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comers, 2018-2021

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