Pedro A. Freyre

Lecturer in Law


Pedro A. Freyre is a shareholder and Co Chair of the International Practice Group in the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt.

 After graduating from Belen Jesuit Preparatory High School in Miami, he received his B.A. in Latin American Studies (Magna Cum Laude 1971) and his J.D. (1974) from the University of Miami.

 He is a member of The Florida Bar, the State Bar of Michigan and the Cuban-American Bar Association (CABA) and that organization's CABA on Cuba Committee.

 He is current Co-Chair of the Cuban Juridical Forum, an umbrella organization of Cuban legal institutions dedicated to facilitating a peaceful transition to the rule of law and democracy in the island. Mr. Freyre is also a Trustee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, inmmidiate past Chairman of its Cuba Committee, and Co author of  the "Trade Impact  of a Post Castro Cuba" report.

Mr. Freyre is also a member of the Board of Directors the School of International and Public Affairs of Florida International University.

Mr. Freyre is past Chairman of FACE (Facts About Cuban Exiles); a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to providing information on the Cuban Community in exile.  He was a member of the Steering Committee of the "Memory, Truth and Justice" project sponsored by Florida International University and the Ford Foundation, which focused on the challenges of addressing human rights violations in Cuba in a transition to democracy.

Mr. Freyre has been an Adjunct Instructor in the Political Science Department of Florida International University and has taught courses in International Law, International Relations and U.S. Constitutional Law.  He is a contributing author in the International Transactions Volume published by the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Florida Bar. He has written several Law Review Articles on the impact of U.S. Embargo regulations and Cuban National Reconciliation.  He has also written articles in the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald and Exito Magazine.  He has appeared in Nightline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, the Paula Zahn Show, This Week in South Florida and various other TV shows on the subject of Cuba.    He is a past Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board and the recipient of the Ghandi-King-Ikeda Award for Community Relations. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.