About Us

Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP is a full-service Miami law firm offering its clients highly personalized attention. Our attorneys are involved in nearly all legal aspects of the commercial world, including the planning and coordination of business and family offices, the operations of which are based in the U.S. and abroad. We assist our clients with their legal needs in the areas of tax planning, trusts and estates, immigration and naturalization, business transactions, mergers & acquisitions, aviation, maritime, real estate, complex cross-border transactions, banking and securitization of lenders’ rights, commercial litigation and arbitration, trusts and estates litigation, intellectual property, and franchising and licensing.  Our firm prides itself on having robust international and domestic practices. Harper Meyer represents a number of significant international enterprises and large institutions doing business in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and around the world.

Over the years our lawyers have engaged in a variety of transactions, both complex and routine, touching practically every state in the U.S., as well as every country in Latin America and the Caribbean, Canada, and the EU.

One of our strengths is the legal network of top-notch foreign lawyers and law firms with which we have established relationships over many years.  We work with the finest and most prestigious law firms in the hemisphere and are able to identify the right lawyer in each country depending on the particular project under consideration.  In addition, to the extent a project being undertaken for a client entails areas of specialization beyond our own, we can comfortably reach out to our colleagues, both in Miami and elsewhere, to assist us in representing our clients to the fullest extent necessary.

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Firm History

Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP was founded by three friends and lawyers, George Harper, James Meyer, and Manuel Perez, in 2002. Shortly thereafter they were joined by Steven Hagen and, more recently, Patrick O’Connor, Ron Albert, and Mike Dribin. Our primary motivation was the creation of a personal-services law firm, the practice of which would mirror the international business climate of Miami. Thus while our roots are firmly planted in South Florida, our practice – like the geographical extent of the South Florida economy – knows no boundaries.

All of our partners have had extensive experience at large, multi-office law firms. George Harper, Jim Meyer, and Steve Hagen had practiced law together for a number of years at the then-premier Miami international law firm of Paul, Landy, Beiley & Harper, P.A., founded in 1964. When that firm dissolved in 1994, Harper and Meyer moved on to Steel Hector & Davis, and Hagen to Holland & Knight.  Prior to their joining Harper Meyer, Manuel Perez was with  Kilpatrick Stockton, Patrick O’Connor was with Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Ron Albert was with Holland & Knight, and Mike Dribin was with Broad & Cassell.  Steven Harper joined the firm as an associate in 2006, followed by Andrea Olivos-Kah in 2008, Patricia O’Connor in 2009, and Rose Parish-Ramon in 2010.

Harper Meyer was founded on a simple premise: that a smaller, more close-knit firm, composed of highly-experienced lawyers and able to offer first-class legal services at reasonable rates, would be conducive to serving our clients in the more personalized manner which, we firmly believe, is a vital component of a healthy and long-lasting attorney-client relationship. The steady growth of our firm since its founding five years ago appears to validate our belief in this regard. Many of our clients have been with us for in excess of 20 years, and several for as long as 30 years. Their trust and their support over the years have been a great source of pride and satisfaction to us.

Today we apply our experience to assist a broad range of clients including both large and small corporations that are involved in business in Florida, elsewhere in the U.S., and around the world. We work closely with clients based in and outside the state to coordinate their activities in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. While much of our practice concentrates on corporate and commercial transactions, we also do a substantial amount of work for individuals, particularly in the areas of tax, trusts, and estate planning, both domestically and internationally.