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WEST PALM BEACH (April 11, 2016) – Raul Valero has joined the West Palm Beach office of McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm. Valero works with clients in the firm’s Business department as an associate focusing on real estate transactions.

Valero joins McDonald Hopkins from a regional law firm where he handled transactional work, including real estate matters and contract formation. Valero has experience working with retailers, hotels, and restaurants regarding land use, zoning, and regulatory compliance issues as they relate to the food and beverage industry.

Valero 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 at Shepard Broad Law Center, Valero became the first person of Hispanic descent to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Nova Law Review.

Raul Valero can be reached at or 561.472.2352.
McDonald Hopkins has an integrated team of attorneys who understand the challenges facing the real estate industry. We typically help clients acquire real estate, secure construction and permanent financing, negotiate architect and builder contracts, develop commercial and residential projects, and negotiate leases. Within our Real Estate Practice, our environmental attorneys combine regulatory, technical and business expertise to help clients meet the complex challenges posed by environmental laws and regulations.

About McDonald Hopkins
Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. Our subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, is based in Washington, D.C. and led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit


Deborah W. Kelm
McDonald Hopkins LLC
Phone: 216.348.5733