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I am a shareholder with Berman, Kean & Riguera, P.A.  I earned my J.D. at the University Of Miami School Of Law (JD, Magna Cum Laude, 1990), where I was a member of the University of Miami Law Review.  I was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990 and have been practicing continuously in South Florida ever since.  I am also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.    I am rated “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating awarded by that organization.  In addition, I have been selected numerous times for inclusion in Florida Trend Legal Elite magazine, Super Lawyers (Top Attorneys in Florida), and the South Florida Legal Guide - Top Lawyers.


In my 20+ year career, I have successfully handled a wide variety of complex commercial and civil litigation matters for both corporate and individual clients before state and federal courts, as well as arbitration panels.  I have also handled numerous appeals at both the state and federal court level.  I particularly concentrate my practice on litigation matters involving contract disputes, business torts, creditors’ rights, real estate litigation, partner and shareholder disputes, employment litigation defense, commercial landlord/tenant disputes and condominium association litigation.


Other interests: golf, astronomy, history


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 70%
  2. Appeals: 15%
    3 years
  3. Mediation: 15%
    3 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Berman Kean & Riguera P A

2101 W Commercial Blvd
Suite 2800
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33309


FLMember in Good Standing199006/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2013
Abogados Destacados del Sur de la FloridaRevista Abogados2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Top Attorneys in Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Top Attorneys in Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2009
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Top Attorneys In Business LitigationSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBerman, Kean & Riguera, PA2003 - Present
PartnerKatz Barron Squitero Faust1997 - 2003
Managing PartnerJose R. Riguera, PA1997 - 1997
Managing PartnerMorales & Riguera, PA1994 - 1997
AssociateRuden McClosky1990 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17 "I"Chair2012 - Present
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17 "I"Committee Member2011 - Present
Florida Bar Justice Teaching ProgramPresenter2010 - Present
Our Lady of the Lakes Dads' ClubBoard Member2007 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Florida BarMember1990 - Present
Florida International University Alumni AssociationBoard Member1996 - 2004
Broward County Hispanic Bar AssociationBoard Member1990 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
University of Miami Law Review"NCAA v. Tarkanian: The State Action Doctrine Faces a Half-Court Press," 44 Univ. of Miami Law Rev. 197 (1989)1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Florida International UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Bar Grievance Committee InstituteGrievance Committee Procedures2013
Sterling Education ServicesCommercial and Residential Evictions in Florida2002
Lorman Education ServicesLandlord and Tenant Law in Florida2002