Jose A. Casal is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office. Mr. Casal practices in the areas of business and real estate litigation, international litigation and arbitration, and bankruptcy and creditors' rights. He handles civil trials in Florida state and federal courts, and has conducted international arbitrations in Miami and New York. His representative matters include corporate and partnership disputes, real estate and title insurance claims, commercial mortgage foreclosures and commercial landlord/tenant disputes, receiverships, workout transactions, bankruptcy litigation, international litigation, banking litigation, aircraft lease and financing disputes, prejudgment and post judgment remedies, defense of foreign bank account reporting (FBAR) violations, and legal malpractice and ethics claims.

Mr. Casal is a member of Holland & Knight's Directors Committee and serves as the Professional Responsibility Partner for the firm's Miami office.

While at the University of Miami School of Law, Mr. Casal was associate editor of the InterAmerican Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, B.S., International Economics
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration - Commercial, 2010-2021; International Trade and Finance Law, 2005-2021; Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Miami International Trade and Finance Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2008-2020
  • Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers magazine, March 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • InterAmerican Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Order of the Coif
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish