Raul Valero
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EMAIL rvalero@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 561.847.2352


Raul is an associate in the firm’s Business Department. He focuses his practice on real estate transactions and commercial finance and lending. Raul has assisted his clients with acquisitions, sales, regulatory compliance, and land use and zoning. Raul also handled nationwide complex commercial litigation matters in both the federal and state level. His diverse case load includes contracts, intellectual property, regulatory compliance class actions, and secured transactions. 

Raul received his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center, where he graduated summa cum laude, and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

While in law school, Raul served as a member of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Honor Society and competed as an advocate. He was also the first person of Hispanic descent to be Editor-in-Chief for the Nova Law Review. Raul is a nine-time winner of the Nova Law Review Red Pen Award and winner of the Stephanie Aleong Impact Award.


Admissions - Court

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Admissions - State

  • Florida


  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Florida Atlantic University

Professional Membership

  • Florida Bar Association


  • English
  • Spanish (proficient)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Purchase Agreements – Comparison of the Florida’s FAR/BAR Form Purchase Agreement and Common Michigan Purchase Agreement Provisions”, State Bar of Michigan – Real Property Law Section, March 3, 2017 
  • “Florida Documentary Stamp Tax and its implications on Merging out of State Entities,” Palm Beach County Bar Association Transactional Law Committee, January 4, 2017