Steven Naclerio, counsel to the firm, focuses his practice on business transactions, corporate counsel, counsel for high-net-worth individuals, business litigation, regulatory matters, trademark law, antitrust, international business, and government affairs.
Mr. Naclerio, who joined the firm in 2008, has experience in complex civil matters including corporate and LLC formation, contracts, alcohol regulatory matters, FTC matters and trademark infringement. He has handled matters for such clients as the Bacardi companies, AMF, and Sterling Drug as well as a variety of individual and corporate local interests.
Prior to joining the firm, he worked in senior national and international positions for the worldwide Bacardi companies, including serving for more than 10 years as its General Counsel for the United States. He also served as group legal coordinator for the international Bacardi Limited holding company, presidential assistant and director of government relations and external affairs for the group.
He also worked as a United States Naval Officer, giving legal advice to the admiral in the Panama Canal Zone on a variety of civil and military issues, including negotiating with Panamanian authorities regarding detained personnel.
His professional and community involvement includes serving as a student mentor at the University of Miami School of Business and a member of the By Laws and Legal Committee of Riviera Country Club. He also served as an adjunct professor at Nova University School of Law, lecturing in law and corporate finance topics. He was a member of the Coral Gables City Retirement Board and has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Youth Center.
Education and Admissions
Steven Naclerio received a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a law degree from Duke University School of Law.
He is admitted to:
- The Florida Bar
- The New York Bar
- The District of Columbia Bar
Mr. Naclerio has received many honors throughout his career, including being selected as a member of the Colgate University Washington Studies Program and a managing editor of the Duke Law School Legal Writing Program. He has served on the Board of Directors of several of the Bacardi Companies and beverage alcohol industry associations. He was elected chairman of the board of the Distilled Spirits Counsel of the United States and International Center for Alcohol Policies. He has contributed articles to many professional and popular publications.