Samir Patel is an innovation and technology attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office and head of the firm's Document Automation Program.

Mr. Patel works with financial institutions, insurance companies and corporate legal departments on implementing intelligent process automation within financial transaction and litigation workflows.

Also, with a technical background in blockchain technology and smart contracts, Mr. Patel represents startups and emerging growth companies navigating the legal and regulatory issues encountering the nascent industry. Additionally, Mr. Patel works with artists, sports gambling companies and athletes looking to enhance their products and brands through the integration of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology.

Mr. Patel is actively involved as a consultant, mentor and project manager to law and business students participating in international legal innovation competitions. As part of the University of Miami Law School's Law Without Walls program and the Toronto Metropolitan University Legal Innovation Zone's Legal Innovation Bootcamp, Mr. Patel teaches students entrepreneurial skills such as design thinking, pitching and prototyping in a virtual experiential learning environment.

While in law school, Mr. Patel assisted upper-level students navigating through Article 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) as a teaching assistant in sales and leases. He also was a teaching assistant in contracts for first-year students.

In 2021, Mr. Patel was appointed to the first-ever Miami-Dade County Cryptocurrency Task Force by District 8 Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins.


  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
  • Brock University, B.A., Sports Management, with honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Miami-Dade County Cryptocurrency Task Force
  • Sports Business and Leadership Association, Florida Advisor
  • Miami Legal Hackers, Co-Founder
  • American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, Innovation Committee Member, 2019-2020


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