James M. Meyer is a founding partner of the law firm Harper Meyer. He concentrates his practice on the representation of U.S. and Latin American-based multinational corporations, financial institutions, manufacturers, franchisors, family offices and private high net worth clients in general corporate matters, commercial transactions, cross-border leasing, financing, sales and acquisitions of capital equipment, including aircraft and yachts. His experience in such matters also extends throughout the Caribbean.
Mr. Meyer is Chairman of the L2B Aviation Group, which is the world’s largest and most highly ranked international network of aviation law firms, which specializes in providing legal advice to the aviation industry. Mr. Meyer currently serves as Secretary of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is a member of the Steering Committee for International Law Studies at Florida International University College of Law. He is a member of the Citizens Board of the University of Miami. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law, teaching International Secured Finance, and is a frequent lecturer and commentator on international commercial matters. He is active in the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) where he serves as a member of the Tax and Regulatory Committee. He is an active member of the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), as well as a member of the Air and Space Forum, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, International Law and Franchising Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). Mr. Meyer is also a member of the International Bar Association, as well as a member of the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is a director of Ayudame A Vivir Foundation Inc. (a charitable organization supporting pediatric cancer facilities), as well as a director of The X Family Foundation (a foundation that assists families affected by Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic disorder that often leads to autism). He is also President of Asopuente International, (a charitable organization dedicated to supporting women’s causes in the lower income sectors of society). He also served on the Steering Committee for Dwyane Wade’s charitable organization Wade’s World Foundation, and its Night at the RunWade from 2013 until 2015. He is a member of the Council of the Americas, Inter-American Dialogue and the Caribbean Central American Action organization. He is also a member of the Host Committee for the 2020 International Bar Association Annual Conference, and a Board Member of the Ayiti Community Trust which is an endowed fund that provides sustainable support to Haitian organizations in Haiti.
Mr. Meyer was honored for his outstanding and exemplary service in the field of international law as the 37th Annual Lawyer of the Americas by the University of Miami School of Law’s Inter-American Law Review. He has been ranked by Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report for Corporate Law. He has also been named to the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers by the WHO’S WHO LEGAL organization as well as Florida’s Who’s Who Legal. He is also listed in The Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers, named by Latin Lawyer as one of the “leading Miami-based Latin America focused practitioners,” and repeatedly named by Florida Trend Magazine as one of the state’s Legal Elite®. Law & Politics Magazine has also recognized him as a Florida Super Lawyer® and Miami Today nominated him as one of the best legal leaders in Miami. He has also been named as one of Florida’s “Top Lawyers” by South Florida Legal Guide®.
Mr. Meyer received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Arizona State University, Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he served as Articles and Comments Editor of the Law Review.
- Representation of U.S. and Latin American-based multinational corporations, financial institutions, manufacturers, franchisors and family offices in general corporate matters
- Commercial transactions
- Cross-border leasing, financing, sales and acquisitions of capital equipment
- Maritime law
- Law: University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- Undergraduate: Arizona State University, Phi Beta Kappa, B.A., magna cum laude
- The Florida Bar
- International Bar Association
- Fluent in Spanish