Gerardo J. Rodriguez-Albizu is a seasoned attorney who represents domestic and international clients at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu has litigated a wide variety of cases, including matters under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), complex commercial matters, international copyright infringement, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) cases, foreign asset seizure, international commercial arbitration, partnership break up disputes, theft of trade secrets, disputes involving banks and financial institutions (including claims under Regulation X), commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes, among other matters. Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu also has experience with matters pending or involving foreign jurisdictions, including Central and South America, the Dominican Republic, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Throughout his legal career Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu has represented a wide spectrum of clients, including banks, small business owners, real estate developers, individuals, and mid-size companies.
Additionally, Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu represents international and domestic intended parents with their reproductive law needs. Having battled infertility for years with his wife, Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu understands the challenges intended parents face in attempting to start their own families. Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu’s experience includes representing intended parents and gestational surrogates in gestational surrogacy agreements and pre-planned adoption agreements (commonly used by same-sex couples), along with representing intended parents and donors in anonymous and known gamete donation agreements.
Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu has received numerous accolades from both clients and the local community in recognition of his legal services, including the “Most Effective Lawyers” award from the South Florida Daily Business Review.
Prior to starting Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.A., Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu worked at the international law firms Greenberg Traurig, P.A., and Diaz, Reus, and Targ, LLP. While in law school Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Edwin G. Torres, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu is a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Miami School of Law, where he also served as a member of the International and Comparative Law Review.
Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2008||08/04/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Most Effective Lawyers||South Florida Daily Business Review||2014|
|Managing Partner||Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.A.||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Greenber Traurig, P.A.||2011 - 2015|
|Attorney||Diaz, Reus, & Targ, LLP||2008 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Martin County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.A.||4 Reasons Your Limited Liability Company (LLC) Needs an Operating Agreement||2019|
|Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.C.||5 Good Reasons to Have Title Insurance to Avoid Costly Title Issues||2019|
|Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.A.||Served with a Lawsuit? 4 Steps You Need to Take Now||2019|
|Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.A.||5 Common Issues Found in Title Searches||2019|
|Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.C.||4 Benefits of Having Ongoing General Counsel Services for Your Business||2019|
|Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.C.||Buying a Home? 4 Common Legal Mistakes to Avoid||2019|
|Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.C.||5 Signs Your Dispute Is Headed for Litigation||2019|
|Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.C.||Paternity Without Adoption: Understanding Florida’s Surrogacy Legal Process||2019|
|Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.C.||Get Started on the Right Foot: Understanding the Difference Between LLCs and Corporations||2019|
|Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.C.||Strong Contracts for Strong Businesses: 5 Clauses You Should Have in Every Contract||2019|
|The Federal Lawyer||Do Extraterritorial RICO Claims Still Exist in a Post-Morrison World?||2012|
|Lexology||Eleventh Circuit Holds that Private Arbitral Tribunals Fall Within Section 1782's Purview||2012|
|Lexology||Southern District of Florida Holds Morrison v. Nat'l Australia Bank Not Limited to Exchange Act Cases||2012|
|Washington Legal Foundation Legal Backgrounder||Judges' Intensified Scrutiny of Criminal Plea Agreements: What Impact on White Collar Defendants?||2011|
|Lexology||Two New U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Will Likely Impact Companies' Drafting of Arbitration Clauses||2010|
|Washington Legal Foundation Legal Backgrounder||Proving Money Laundering Just Got Tougher||2010|
|Lexology||U.S. Courts on Legal Basis for Jurisdiction||2010|
|The Record||Motions for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc: Tips for the Trade||2010|
|China Business Law Journal||China and Latin America: Striking a New Balance||2009|
|University Of Miami School Of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|The Florida Bar's 10th Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference||Southern District of Florida Holds that RICO Does Not Apply to Regulate the Activities of a Foreign-Based RICO Enterprise||2012|
|Treasure Coast Marina v. City of Fort Pierce|
|Sorota v. Sosa||Case dismissed.|
|Guevara v. Republic of Peru|
|Nowicki v. Cessna|
|Canon Latin America v. Lantech|
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