AS AN ATTORNEY...
Persuasive Advocacy & Litigation Skills: Civil, Commercial, Probate, and Foreclosure Litigation, including appeals (presented oral argument to U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals). Criminal Defense. Transactional work in Labor & Employment Law, Contracts, and Estate Planning. Excellent written and oral communication skills are brought to bear on persuasive argument and zealously advocating my client's rights and claims.
Effective Depositions, Motion Calenda, & Litigation Strategies: Extremely adept at preparing and conducting aggressive and effective depositions of opposing parties, often eliciting incriminatory or contradictory responses, or revealing weaknesses in the opponent’s case. Evidentiary advantages thus gained result in a quicker resolution of the dispute. Prepare and argue persuasive motions that successfully advance the case. Result-driven, outside-the-box litigation strategies.
Successful Mediation & Negotiation Skills: Participated in numerous successful mediation sessions and settlement negotiations for clients with win-win results. Effective negotiations that produce major time and monetary savings for clients, avoiding protracted litigation or excessive settlement amounts.
Cost-Effective Time & Case Management: High level of proficiency in organizing and preparing for trial and conducting discovery. Provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to legal and business problems, including efficient use of contact and case management software.
Certified International Business Acumen & Award-Winning Business Development: Capable of generating financial growth and nurturing client relationships. Persuasive written, verbal, and presentation skills that create quality legal and business results. Strong multicultural human relations, management, and negotiation skills are dynamically applied to successful advocacy, litigation, and dispute resolution.
Dual Law Degrees & International Law: Juris Doctor, with an International Law Concentration and Civil Law Certification, and a Licentiate of Laws, thus licensed to practice in Spain as well as pro hac vice in the E.U. and Latin America. A multi-disciplinary/-jurisdictional approach, for example, saved a Spanish client thousands of dollars by defeating a breach of contract case brought by a major U.S. bank.
AS A MEDIATOR...
Effective Mediation of Civil Disputes: Impartial, professional mediation of civil litigation, bringing over 15 years of corporate business experience, as well as my litigation experience in the civil arena, to bear on resolving the dispute with win-win solutions. Extremely experienced with Residential Mortgage Foreclosure cases.
Certified International Business Acumen & Award-Winning Business Development: Strong multicultural human relations and negotiation skills are dynamically applied to successful dispute resolution.
Languages spoken: French, Spanish, Portuguese, English
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Up & Comers Award Winner, Sales & Marketing||PriceWaterhouse Coopers & Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce||1993|
|Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit & County Civil Mediator||Private Practice||2010 - Present|
|Attorney & Counselor at Law||Private Practice||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.||2009 - 2009|
|Attorney||Private practice||2008 - 2009|
|Attorney||Richard S. Gendler & Associates, P.A.||2006 - 2008|
|Attorney||Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office||2006 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Forida Bar Journal Editorial Board||Vice-Chair||2011 - 2012|
|Collins Center for Public Policy||Mediator||2010 - Present|
|FL Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center||Certified Circuit Civil Mediator||2010 - Present|
|American Arbitration Association||Mediator||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association, International Law Section, Latin American and Caribbean Law Committee||Co-chair||2007 - 2008|
|American Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division, International Law Committee||Co-chair||2007 - 2008|
|Miami Beach Bar Association||President Elect (2016); Director & Website Chair||2006 - Present|
|The Florida Bar Journal Editorial Board||Editor||2006 - Present|
|The Florida Bar Journal Editorial Board||Editor||2006 - 2012|
|Hispanic National Bar Association||Member||2004 - 2007|
|Cuban-American Bar Association||Member||2004 - 2007|
|ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law||The Political Economy of Violence and Insecurity in the Borderlands of Northern Kenya (Spanish Translation)||2002|
|University of Barcelona Law School||Civil Law||Licentiate of Laws||2005|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Yale University||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|MBBA Law Month||The Rule of Law||2015|