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MDO PARTNERS Recognized By Goldman Sachs and Miami-Dade College for Graduation

Last month, Managing Partner, Richard Montes de Oca, graduated alongside other successful small business owners from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. The purpose of the program is to "help jobs and economic growth by providing small business owners in Miami with practical business education, business support services and access to capital," according to Goldman Sachs. Launched in September the scholars participate in curriculum designed by Babson College and delivered by Miami Dade College's School of Business.

The graduation ceremony included congratulatory remarks from Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, President of Miami-Dade
College Dr. Eduardo Padrón, and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. Other guests included: Lieutenant Governor of Florida Carlos Lopez-Cantera,
MiamiDade County Mayor Carlos Giménez, City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, President & CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Javier Palomarez, and President of Babson College Dr. Kerry Healey.

"The growth of these small businesses will have a ripple effect, contributing to the vitality of both the local national economy," remarked Mr. Blankfein. "With the help of [Miami-Dade College] and our partners in the small business owners who are graduating today have gained more of the skills and knowledge they hire more employees and grow their businesses," he continued.
"Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy," said Mr. Montes de Oca. "Three years ago, became an entrepreneur and launched my own small business. In a short time, our law firm, MDO Partners, attained considerable growth and recognition. I am grateful to Goldman Sachs, Miami Dade College, Babson College, the program staff and my fellow scholars. As a graduate of the program, I am honored to have a rewarding educational experience, valuable business tools and lifelong friendships."

About MDO Partners

MDO Partners is a boutique law firm that focuses on corporate, international and real estate law, as well global compliance and business ethics. The firm is comprised of a solid team of attorneys and advisors 100 years of experience who are committed to the business goals and best interests of its clients.

About Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net worth
individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

About Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College is the largest and most diverse college in the nation. With seven campuses, two centers and more than 165,000 students from across the world, the College offers over 300 programs of study 3/14/2016 MDO Partners - News (Goldman Sachs 10K Graduation)
several degree options.

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