Julio Eduardo Paez is an experienced commercial litigator with a focus on complex, cross-border disputes, specifically involving Latin America. Licensed to practice law in Venezuela and the United States, he has unique insight into his clients’ business problems.

Julio leverages his critical thinking skills to come up with creative solutions which he is able to effectively communicate to his clients. He is reliable, competitive and hardworking, always putting his client first.

Before joining Rivero Mestre, he worked as a fellow attorney at the University of Miami and was assigned to the Legal Services of Greater Miami. Prior to that, he worked in Venezuela as a lawyer for a real estate company and as a consultant for an industrial company.

He studied law at the University of Miami and has an L.L.M. in Financial Law from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela. With experience as a mortgage broker licensed in insurance and investments, he has a strong passion for public finance and law.


Speaking Engagements

The Litigation Room: Where it Happens Podcast, Speaker, Don’t rely on CAMELS: You may end up getting sued, November 2020



Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in Commercial Litigation, 2024


University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2011

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, L.L.M. in Finacial Law, 1994

Universidad Santa María, Abogado, 1991


Florida Bar

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Practice Areas