Estados Unidos - Shutts

Shutts &
Bowen LLP




Shutts & Bowen LLP is a full-service law firm with a deep connection to Florida’s history, a commitment to excellent service for their clients and community, and a focus on diversity in the workplace. For more than 100 years, Shutts has been opening doors to their business clients across the state with sophisticated, cutting-edge legal skills from Florida’s top legal talent.

The firm employs approximately 270 attorneys who focus on more than 30 distinct practice areas, including litigation, construction, financial services, hospitality, insurance, real estate, taxation and trusts, and estates. At Shutts, they are committed to offering sophisticated legal services efficiently and responsively. They aim to work efficiently with businesses and individual clients, as well as with referring national and international law firms and companies. They always strive to provide the highest degree of professionalism and passion for their work.

Shutts & Bowen’s attorneys work in an environment where people are recognized for their value as individuals, giving them the autonomy and freedom to best serve their clients.

Because of our stake in the past, we are poised to become the law firm of the future.




Tax Services

  • International Tax
  • Indirect Taxes
  • Tax Controversy
  • Employee Compensation and Benefits
  • Corporate Tax
  • Real Estate Taxes
  • Tax Exempt Organizations

Tax Advisory Services

  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Personal Tax and Wealth Management
  • Business and Investment Structures
  • Entity Selection


Firm partners


Ricardo J. Souto, Esq.


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 bachelor’s 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 a member of The Florida Bar.


Peter A. 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.


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