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Marcelo is an associate attorney in Reed Smith’s Miami office. As part of the firm’s Global Commercial Disputes team, Marcelo focuses his practice on international litigation and arbitration and other complex disputes in state and federal courts. He has experience representing clients in high-stakes matters through all stages of litigation, from pre-suit discussions to appeal and post-judgment enforcement.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2015, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Research Editor, Florida Law Review
  • Florida State University, 2012, B.S., summa cum laude, 4.0 graduate, Honors Program

  • Florida

  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (International Association of Young Lawyers)
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida

  • Honorable Barbara Lagoa, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit

  • Spanish

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Business Litigation, 2020-2021