Carlos J. Abarca is a partner and corporate lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where his practice focuses on finance, commercial, corporate, energy, and cross-border transactions. He has extensive experience working along-side counsel from foreign jurisdictions, and has particular experience and familiarity with the legal systems, culture, and business practices of Spain and Latin America.
Mr. Abarca is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. He is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities Practice, Finance & Financial Institutions Practice, and Energy Industry Team.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Abarca served as vice president of Corporate Finance at Chase Manhattan Bank where he was involved in structuring financings for acquisitions, working capital needs and long term assets both in the U.S. and in Latin America.
In his law practice, Mr. Abarca has worked with some of the largest firms in the country and worked on sophisticated transaction with an emphasis on cross-border matters.
He has represented Fortune 500 companies in acquisitions and divestitures, lenders and borrowers in domestic and cross-border transactions, and Florida entities in general corporate matters.
Education : Mr. Abarca earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his M.B.A. from IESE in Barcelona.
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Mr. Abarca is admitted to practice in Florida and is a member of The Florida Bar.