M&A / Corporate / Venture Capital
B.A., Duke University
J.D., New York University School of Law
Admitted to Practice
Spanish - Fluent
Professional & Community Involvement
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation - Miami Community Advisory Committee
Un Techo Para Mi Pais - US Board of Directors
Endeavor.org - Senior Advisor
Latin American Venture Capital Assoc. (LAVCA) - Member of the Legal Committee
Juan Pablo has been involved in crypto and BTC since 2012 as an investor and then as a legal advisor to several leading crypto ventures. He has been recognized over his many years of practice as a leading practitioner in the areas of Corporate/M&A and Venture Capital. Cappello was recently named one of the “Most Influential Hispanics” by Poder magazine in the areas of science and technology. For 2019 US News/Best Lawyers named Juan Pablo "Lawyer of the Year” for his work in the highly complex area of Derivatives and Futures Law in Miami.
As an attorney, Juan Pablo was named Leading Lawyer of the Year in the Corporate/M&A – Latin America category by the ACQ 2017 British Legal Publication. He also was highly recommended as a leading attorney in Corporate/M&A in 2016 & 2017 by Chambers & Partners Latin America.
Juan Pablo in addition received the recognition as Top Attorney of Florida 2016 by Top Lawyers of Florida, and has been listed for 10 consecutive years in The Best Lawyers of America (2007-2017). He was honored as National Association of distinguished Counsel for his high standards of legal excellency in 2016.
Before launching the Private Advising Group, PA, Juan Pablo was a Principal Shareholder in the Latin American Group of Greenberg Traurig, an international 1,800+ lawyer law firm. Earlier in his career Juan Pablo was a partner in and a director of Patagon.com, which was sold to Banco Santander for a transaction value of over US$750 million.
Juan Pablo is also a well known entrepreneur and deeply involved in supporting venture capital in Latin America. He has co-founded several companies including (i) www.idea.me, the first Latin America crowdfunding site (ii) www.urbita.com, the leading social travel website in Latin America, and (iii) the LAB Miami, a 10,000 sq.ft. center for technology and innovation in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami.
Juan Pablo, a Chilean native, has law firm experience both on Wall Street and in Chile. Earlier in his career, he worked at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton (New York) and Philippi, Yrarrazaval (Santiago) where he focused on international financings, securities offerings and joint ventures.
What clients say about Juan Pablo
Juan Pablo Cappello of Private Advising Group, P.A. is skilled at handling key Latin American M&A transactions and corporate finance mandates. One interviewee singles him out as "a leader in the Miami community," with another praising him as "detail-oriented, flexible and attentive to the client's needs." -From the Chambers Latin America guide
Clients describe Juan Pablo Cappello of Private Advising Group, P.A. as "a highly experienced practitioner with in-depth knowledge of investment structuring across Latin American jurisdictions." They additionally highlight his "good commercial perspective." He has considerable expertise in regional transactions, including cross-border financings, joint ventures and securities offerings.