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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

Ricardo J. Dopico

City Attorney

Ricardo J Dopico

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Education:  Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts (A.B. 1989, Magna Cum Laude); Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (J.D. 1994, Cum Laude).

Member:  The Florida Bar.

Ricardo Dopico joined the City Attorney’s Office in 2021. Mr. Dopico served as Deputy City Attorney responsible for transactional matters, real property, and general business affairs for various City departments, including Economic Development, Procurement, Tourism and Culture, the Office of Capital Improvements, and the Finance Department. On April 3, 2024, the Mayor and City Commission appointed Mr. Dopico as City Attorney.

Prior to joining the City, Mr. Dopico served as the Vice President and General Counsel for Estefan Enterprises, Inc. where he was responsible for the operations of the Business and Legal Affairs Department for every line of business including real estate, hospitality, entertainment, film and television, music production, music publishing, talent management and marketing services.

Before his tenure at Estefan Enterprises, Mr. Dopico was the Vice President of Latin Music at the Recording Industry Association of America, the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies in the United States.

Mr. Dopico commenced his practice at the firm of Steel Hector & Davis LLP, where he represented publicly-traded and private companies in various industries (including healthcare, energy, professional employment organizations, family office) in the areas of public and private debt and equity financings, SEC reporting and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, corporate governance and operational support.