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Faculty and Staff

René  Sacasas

René Sacasas

Faculty Ombudsperson, University of Miami and Professor, Business Law

(305) 284-4481
Jenkins 321B

Research Interests

  • Legal implications of international business and real estate development—particularly investment in the U.S. by foreign investors

Selected Publications

“Real Estate Agent as ‘Superbroker:’ Defining and Bridging the Gap Between Residential Realtors’ Abilities and Liabilities,” Real Estate Law Journal (coauthor with Olazábal)

“The Legal Implications of Purchasing,” BBP, Simon & Schuster

“The Purchasing Casebook: 25 Critical Purchasing Law Issues,” BBP, Simon & Schuster

“Credit and Value ‘Comfort’ Instruments: Crossing the Line From Assurance to Legally Significant Reliance and Toward a Theory of Enforceability,” Baylor Law Review

“The Filed Tariff Doctrine: Casualty or Survivor of Deregulation?” Duquesne Law Review

“Accounting for Stock Grants to Nonemployees,” The Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance (coauthor with Munter)

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Attorney, Welbaum, Zook and Jones
  • Attorney and Partner, Merkin and Sacasas
  • International Territorial Representative, Chemical Bank


  • J.D., Emory University, School of Law, 1975
  • , Georgetown University, Graduate School of Foreign Service, 1969 - 1971
  • B.A., The American University, School of Government and Public Administration, 1969


  • International commercial law
  • Purchasing law
  • Real estate acquisition, development and finance
  • Business ethics and attorney/client relations

    School of Business Administration
    P.O. Box 248027, Coral Gables, Florida 33124-6520
TEL: 305-284-4643
FAX: 305-284-6526
GRADUATE: 305-284-2510
UNDERGRADUATE: 305-284-4641