Pieter A. Weyts
Pieter Weyts is a partner with NEXT Legal, LLC, a Miami-based boutique law firm focused on corporate, finance and real estate transactions—and he has the distinction of being named Private Equity Lawyer of the Year in 2017. With 20 years of corporate experience and a keen legal mind, he leads the firm’s corporate practice, specializing in private equity, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Born in Belgium, his multilingual skills in six languages allow him to serve a broad and diverse client base, a reflection of the firm’s unique cross-border capabilities.
Pieter and his three partners founded NEXT Legal in 2018, when they decided to join forces and open their own practice after working together for five years their previous law firm. The firm’s clients include prominent entrepreneurs, venture capital funds, investment funds and high net worth families, spanning from South Florida to Latin America to Europe, and from China and India to Russia.
Service and Integrity
All hailing from big law firms in New York and Miami, this group of skilled lawyers left their legal behemoths to form a practice where they could work closely with clients centered around the firm’s core values of service and integrity. Pieter shares: “Our clients entrust us with their most important business and financial transactions and we ‘go the extra mile’ to serve our clients in achieving their strategic objectives. We serve our clients in often challenging and complex transactions and strive to do so in the most pragmatic and efficient manner. We act as true partners to our clients who appreciate that they can rely on our support under any circumstances.”
As a boutique firm, Pieter and his partners apply the highest levels of integrity to all their work. “Our clients know that they can rely on the quality and integrity of our work in getting the deal done. Our integrity is also crucial in establishing a relationship of trust and confidence with our clients, especially when we handle very sensitive transactions or information,” Pieter adds.
Pieter grew up in Belgium, and after receiving his law degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, he moved to New York to pursue his JD from Columbia Law School and his MBA from Columbia Business School. He began his career in 2001 as a corporate attorney at Davis Polk, one of Wall Street’s finest firms, where he focused on investment funds, M&A and securities offerings, and advised several non-US companies listed on the NYSE. Seven years later, he fulfilled his dream and moved to Miami, where he ran his own firm for four years before assuming the role of in-house counsel for an international company. As fate would have it, Pieter moved back to private practice where the idea for NEXT Legal was born.
Pieter A. Weyts
Partner — NEXT Legal, LLC.
1395 Brickell Avenue, Suite 950
Miami, FL 33131