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Shutts & Bowen LLP

200 South Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 4100
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: +1 305 358 6300



Ricardo J. Souto, Esq.


Ricardo Souto Mr. Souto is a partner in Shutts & Bowen’s Miami office, where he concentrates his practice in taxation, estate planning and corporate planning.

As a member of the firm’s International Practice Group and Taxation Practice Group, Mr. Souto represents and advises foreign clients with respect to pre-immigration tax planning, investments in the United States and related United States income tax and estate planning matters. Mr. Souto also represents numerous domestic clients in matters involving corporate mergers and acquisitions, income tax planning, and corporate structuring. In addition to advising clients regarding federal tax planning, Mr. Souto’s practice also involves consideration of state and local tax issues.

Mr. Souto holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Law Degree from the University of Florida. He also has an LL.M in Taxation from the University of Miami and is member of The Florida Bar.


Peter A. Lagonowicz


Peter Lagonowicz Mr. Lagonowicz is an international tax and estate planning partner in Shutts & Bowen’s Miami office, where he concentrates his practice on the representation of foreign clients investing in the United States and U.S. based clients investing abroad.

Mr. Lagonowicz has advised foreign clients with inbound activities on a wide range of transactions, including the purchase and sale of U.S. real property, corporate acquisitions and reorganizations and other international financial transactions.  In addition, Mr. Lagonowicz has experience in international tax, trust and estate planning for high net worth individuals and financial institutions.

Mr. Lagonowicz has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Boston College, Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Florida State University, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Miami.