Padilla, Santiago J.

355 Alhambra CircleSuite 801Coral Gables, FL 33134

Updated: 11/02/2015


Santiago J. Padilla joined the firm's Miami office as a partner in 2014, bringing 24 years of transactional and litigation experience. He has built a formidable legal career focused in the areas of international project development and finance, government privatization, international financing transactions, immigration law, real estate, business acquisitions and joint ventures, energy, corporate law, and employment law.

Mr. Padilla has represented major U.S. companies with the...


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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner, Fowler Rodriguez LLP, since September 1, 2014


  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish

Practice Areas

  • International Project Development
  • Government Privatization
  • International Financing Transactions
  • Immigration Law
  • Real Estate
  • Business Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
  • Energy
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law


Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1990
  • Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2004

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2001 - 2015
  • American Land Title Association, 2010 - 2015
  • Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC

Classes and Seminars

  • “Electric Power Rate-Making and the Role of the Public Service Commission,” Seminar on Electric Energy Regulation sponsored by Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1993
  • “Characteristics of Power Purchase Agreements in Latin America,” The Second Mercosur Energy Summit, Miami, Florida, October 1996
  • “Bidding on and Obtaining IDB Financed Projects”, Inter-American Development Bank Conference on Infrastructure Project Development, Miami, Florida, July 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Resort Villa Condominium Association- President of the Board of Directors, Key Biscayne, Florida, May 1998-December 2004

Past Positions

  • Steel Hector & Davis, LLP, Attorney
  • White & Case, Attorney
  • Troutman Sanders, Attorney


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 1990
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Law Review: OSU Journal on Dispute Resolution
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1987
    B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration
    Honors: Dean's List
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • An Approach to Due Diligence in International Projects,” M. Stuart Sutherland and Santiago J. Padilla, Georgia Bar Journal, Fall, 1995
  • “The Privatization of Yacyretá - Issues for Private Sector Participants,” J. Alberto González-Pita, Santiago J. Padilla and Baruki González, Project Finance International, Spring 1996
  • “Charting a Course: Analyzing and Mitigating Project Risk,” J. Alberto González-Pita, Santiago J. Padilla and Baruki González, Corporate Finance in Latin America (Latin Finance Special Supplement), March 1996
  • “Financiación de Megaproyectos,” J. Alberto González -Pita, Santiago J. Padilla, Dinero, April 1996
  • “Mexican Electric Power Development Plan- The Foreign Investor Perspective,” Alexis E. Rovzar, Santiago J. Padilla and Rafael Romo, Latin American Law and Business Report, May 1996

Office Information


355 Alhambra CircleSuite 801Coral Gables, FL 33134


  • 786-364-8401


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