Juan Monteverde

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Monteverde & Associates founding partner Juan Monteverde, in brief.

Juan Monteverde

Home: New York.  Age: 42.  Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain.  Profession: Class action securities attorney focused on protecting shareholder rights.  Organization: Monteverde & Associates PC.  Title: Founding Partner.  Pronouns: He/Him/His.  Alma mater: California State University, Northridge (B.S., Finance, Business); St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D., cum laude). Languages spoken: English and Spanish.

Recent recognition: Included in Super Lawyers.  Hobbies: Boating, skiing and tennis.  Recent travel or adventure: Mandarina, Mexico, where a scorpion stung me in my spine during the night. Last book read: Biography of Julius Caesar.  Recently viewed and recommended: Took my kids to see Minions: The Rise of Gru.  

What is your greatest joy? A good, aged scotch accompanied by a nice cigar.  What is your greatest fear? Death.  What word or phrase do you use far too often? Let’s do it.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Teachers.  What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? At a boat store.  What is at the top of your bucket list? African safari. How do you relieve stress? Time in my yacht.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Quiet.

What was your first paying job? As a nightclub promoter.  What was your favorite college course? Accounting.  What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Game boy.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? Wall Street.  What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? Moving to the United States.

What is your big idea? 

Crossing diagonal.

What change would you like to see in the world? Climate change under control (so I can be on my yacht more…).  What widely held belief do you reject? In God and religion.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Social media and the lack of human interaction.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Just Do It.  What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? George Clooney.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? Stockbroker.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My watches.  

Personal mission: Collecting experiences and memories.  Personal motto: Do it now.  Favorite quote: “C’est la vie.”

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