René  Sacasas

René Sacasas

Faculty Ombudsperson, University of Miami and Professor, Business Law

Research Interests

Legal implications of international business and real estate development; and investment in the U.S. by foreign investors

Featured Publications

  • Real Estate Agent as Superbroker: Defining and Bridging the Gap Between Residential Realtors Abilities and Liabilities, Real Estate Law Journal (coauthor with Olazabal)

    The Legal Implications of Purchasing, BBP, Simon Schuster

    The Purchasing Casebook: 25 Critical Purchasing Law Issues, BBP, Simon Schuster

    Credit and Value Comfort Instruments: Crossing the Line From Assurance to Legally Significant Reliance and Toward a Theory of Enforceability, Baylor Law Review

    The Filed Tariff Doctrine: Casualty or Survivor of Deregulation? Duquesne Law Review

    Accounting for Stock Grants to Nonemployees, The Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance (coauthor with Munter)

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Faculty, University of Miami Graduate School, 2004 - Present
  • Professor, Business Law, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2002 - Present
  • Associate Faculty, University of Miami Graduate School of International Studies, 1996 - 2002
  • Associate Professor, Business Law, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1991 - 2002
  • Assistant Professor, Business Law, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1985 - 1991
  • Adjunct Professor, International Business, Florida International University School of Business Administration, 1979 - 1980
  • Attorney, Of Counsel, Private Practice, Welbaum, Guernsey, Hingston, Greenleaf & Gregory, 1995 - 2006
  • Attorney, Of Counsel, Private Practice, Welbaum, Zook & Jones, 1986 - 1995
  • Attorney, Partner, Private Practice, Merkin & Sacasas, 1979 - 1986
  • Attorney, Associate, Private Practice, Welbaum, Zook, Jones & Williams, 1976 - 1979
  • Law Clerk, Private Practice, McClarty & Aiken, 1974 - 1976
  • International Territorial Representative, Chemical Bank, 1971 - 1973

Specialties

  • International commercial law
  • Purchasing law
  • Real estate acquisition, development and finance
  • Business ethics and attorney/client relations

Degrees

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1975
  • Georgetown University Last Revised December 1, 2016 Graduate School of Foreign Service, 1971
  • B.A., The American University School of Government and Public Administration, 1969

Honors and Awards

  • James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award, University of Miami, 2015
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992, 1987, 1986
  • Curriculum Development Grant, 1992
  • Iron Arrow Honor Society, 1991
  • Max Orovitz Summer Research Award, 1990
René  Sacasas

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