CABA To Host Annual Benefit Gala And Board Installation Dinner

Attorney Manuel Crespo, Jr., Installed as
President of the Voluntary Bar Association

MIAMI – December 8, 2014 – The Cuban American Bar Association will serve as host to its annual gala and installation of officers at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 31, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Fla. The gala raises money for the Cuban American Bar Foundation’s CABA Scholarship Fund, which in the past several years has raised more than $150,000 toward scholarships for law students and other scholars with interests that will promote excellence in the legal profession and legal services community.

Manuel Crespo, Jr., a partner at Miami law firm Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Crespo, Gomez & Machado, will be installed as the organization’s 42nd president. He has been involved with CABA for 24 years, most recently serving as its vice president and director. Crespo focuses his practice in the areas of real property transactions and civil litigation. He received his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Duquesne University, and his law degree from Boston College Law School.

In addition to Crespo, the following officers and board members will be installed at the event:

Anna Marie “Annie” Hernandez

Immediate Past President:
Ricardo Martinez-Cid

2015 Board of Directors:

Nory Acosta-Lopez
Dax Bello
Gina Beovides
Isabel Díaz
Maria D. Garcia
Frances Guasch De La Guardia
Javier López
Yara Lorenzo
Olivia Rodriguez
Jennifer Jimenez Perez
Jorge L. Piedra
Wendy Polit


About the Cuban American Bar Association

The Cuban American Bar Association is a voluntary bar association established in Miami in 1974 to promote equality of its members; serve the public interest by increasing awareness to the study of jurisprudence; foster respect for the law; preserve high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among its peers; provide equal access to and adequate representation of minorities before the courts; facilitate the administration of justice; build close relationships among its members; support Miami-Dade’s indigent community and increasing diversity in the judiciary and legal community. More information is available at