As Miguel Farra chairs Miami Dade College's foundation he oversees complex tax and accounting issues for his firm
A common thread runs through Miguel Farra's business and civic life — his work as an accountant and tax attorney contributes to the free enterprise system. By applying the law so that his clients minimize the taxes they pay, he is helping them protect their families' financial security, grow their businesses and inject life into the economy.
Mr. Farra's views were shaped through experience. About 50 years ago, he came to Miami with his parents, who fled Cuba after Fidel Castro and his" regime seized power.
"Castro took our property away and, little by little, confiscated property that people had, even while they were there," Mr. Farra said. "There was restriction on speech, on what you could do."
After practicing his profession for roughly 37 years, Mr. Farra has reached lofty heights. He is partner at the accounting and business advisory firm of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLC, located in a luxury high-rise office tower on Brickell Bay Drive.
His work includes tax planning and compliance, consulting, mergers and acquisitions, accounting and audit services for domestic and international businesses, and income and estate planning for "high net worth" individuals.
Still, Mr. Farra hasn't forgotten his roots. He serves as chairman of the Miami Dade College Foundation, which helps support the school and its students through fundraising and scholarships. He is director of the US-Cuba Political Action Committee, which educates elected officials and others about the continuing injustices of Castro's Cuba.
Mr. Farra spoke about his career and his civic and political work with Miami Today staff writer Scott Blake at his firm's office in the Brickell financial district.
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