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Burton A. Landy, American lawyer, specializing in the field of International Law, Banking, ADR. Member of Steel Hector & Davis LLP.


Landy, Burton Aaron was born on August 16, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Louis J. and Clara (Ernstein) Landy.


Student, National University Mexico, 1948. Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1950. Postgraduate scholar, University Havana, 1951.

Juris Doctor, University Miami, 1952. Postgraduate fellow, Inter-American Academy Comparative Law, Havana, Cuba, 1956.


Practice law in international field, Miami, since 1955. Partner firm Ammerman & Landy, 1957-1963, Paul, Landy, Beiley & Harper, P.A. and predecessor firm, 1964-1994, Steel Hector & Davis, 1994-1997. Partner firm, chairman emeritus International Practice Group Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson, P.A., since 1997.

President ICCA Miami, Inc., since 2011. Lecturer Latin American business law University Miami School Law, 1972-1975. Also international law conferences in the United States and abroad.

Member National Conference on Foreign Aspects of the United States National Security, Washington, 1958. Member organizing committee Miami regional conference Committee for International Economic Growth, 1958. Member United States Department Commerce Regional Export Expansion Council, 1969-1974, member District Export Council, since 1978.

Member United States Secretary State Advisory Committee on Private International Law. Director Florida Council International Development, since 1977, chairman 1986-1987, 99. Member University Miami Citizens Board, since 1977.

Chairman Florida delegate Southeast United States-Japan Association, 1980-1982. Member advisory committee 1st Miami Trade Fair of Americas, 1978. Director, vice president Greater Miami Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., since 1978.

Member organizing committee, lecturer 4 Inter-American Aviation Law Conferences. Board directors Inter-American Bar Legal Foundation, VIII FTAA Ministerial, American Business Forum. Participant Aquaculture Symposium Science and Man in the American mathematical society, Mexico City, Florida Gov's Economic Mission to Japan and Hong Kong, 1978.

Member board executive advisors Law and Economics Center. Member visiting committee, international advisory board University Miami School Business. Member international finance council Office Comptroller of Florida.

Founding chairman Florida-Korea Economic Cooperative Committee, since 1982, Southeast United States-Korea Economic Committee, since 1985. Chairman Expo 500 Florida-Columbus Society, 1985-1987. Founding co-chairman Southern Florida Roundtable-Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1982-1985.

Chairman Florida Governor's Conference on World Trade, since 1984. Founding general counsel Florida International Bankers Association. Director, former general counsel Florida International Insurance and Reins.

Association, chairman Latin American Carribbean Business Promotion Advisory Council to the United States Secretary of Commerce and Aid Adminstr. Appointee Florida International Trade and Investment Council. Member steering committee Summit of Americas, since 1994, co-chair post summit planning committee.

Strategic planning committee Mayor Miami Dade County International Trade Commission. Chairman, Miami International Arbitration Society, since 2008.


Chairman City of Miami International Trade and Development Committee, 1984-1986. Founding chairman Miami International Arbitration Society, since 2008. Chairman international task force Beacon Council of Dade County, Florida, 1985, director, chairman, since 1991.

Board directors, executive committee International Commercial Dispute Resolution Center, Miami International Arbitration and Mediation Institute. Chairman Commercial Dispute Resolution Center Americans, Miami, since 1995. Appointed by Governor of Florida to International Currency and Barter Commission, 1986.

Lecturer University Miami Inter-Ban course Latin America bankers. Steering committee Summit of the Americas, Miami, 1994, co-chair post Summit Planning Committee, 1994. Co-chair mayor Miami-Dade County Strategic Planning for International Trade, since 1998.

Co-chair strategic planning committee Mayor of Miami Dade County International Trade Commission. Board directors Trade Mission Center American, since 2000, International Trade Council Miami-Dade County, Florida, Florida Free Trade Area Agreement, Inc. Member international advisory committee Enterprise Florida, since 2000.

Board trustee Florida Free Trade Area of the Americas. Board directors Florida Free Trade Agreement Americans, Inc., chairman, since 2006. Chairman World Services Group, 2006-2007, chairman, 2006-2007.

With JACGC, United States Air Force, 1952-1954, Korea. To major Reserve; Fellow American Bar Association Foundation (chairman committee arrangements international and comparative law section 1964-1965, committee on Inter-American affairs of American Bar Association 1985-1987). Member Inter-American Bar Association (assistant secretary-general 1957-1959, treasurer 11th conference 1959, co-chairman junior bar section 1963-1965, mem council since 1969, executive committee since 1975, president 1982-1984, Diploma de Honor 1987, William Roy Vallance award 1989), Spanish American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association (vice chairman administrative law committee 1965, vice chairman international and comparative law committee 1967-1968, chairman aeronautical law committee 1968-1969), Dade County Bar Association (chairman foreign laws and language committee 1964-1965), International Center Florida (World Trade Center, president 1981-1982), World Peace Through Law Center, Miami Committee Foreign Relations, Institute Ibero American Derecho Aeronautical, American Society International Law, Council International Visitors, American Foreign Law Association (president Miami 1958), appointed to National and International panels of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, since 2003, Bar of South Korea (honorary member), Greater Miami Chamber of Chamber (board governor since 1986), Colombian-American C. of Chamber (board directors since 1986), Peruvian-American C. of Chamber (board director), Norwegian American C. of Chamber (board director), Phi Alpha Delta.


Married Eleonora M. Simmel, August 4, 1957. Children: Michael Simmel, Alisa Anne.