Attorneys' Profiles

RAUL MORALES

Address: 2600 S. Douglas Road, Suite 305 Coral Gables, FL. 33134 Phone: 305-501-5011 Ext 802 Email: rmorales@mmlawfl.com Download Vcard

Partner

Raul practices in the areas of Complex Business, Real Property, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury, and Insurance Defense. Moreover, Raul also practices in the area of Banking, Creditor's Rights, Real Estate, and Community Association Law.

Raul has litigated as former in house counsel to an insurance company and developer as well as represented community associations, developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, material suppliers, and homeowners in real property disputes. In addition, Raul counsels a wide range of business clients on litigation matters and commercial disputes. A trial attorney, Raul has tried several matters on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, in a variety of cases.

Furthermore, Raul also represents lenders and borrowers in structuring and documenting credit transactions.

Significant Representations
  • Represents well-known Florida developer in its business litigation.
  • Successfully Represented Guarantor in $40 million dollar deficiency proceeding.
  • Represents lenders in transactional and litigation matters.
  • Former in house counsel to developer.
  • Represented receiver of an iconic Miami Beach hotel condominium.
  • Former in house counsel to a major insurance company.
Areas of Concentration
  • Complex Business & Real Property Litigation
  • Banking
  • Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Condominium & Home Owner's Association Law
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Member, Riviera Country Club
  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, Latin Builders Association
  • Member, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
Awards and Recognition
  • Selected as part of the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2009, 2013-2018 Editions for South Florida
Noteworthy Experience
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Judge Ted Bandstra, Federal Southern District Court of Florida (2002)
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Judge Debora White Labora, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida (2001)
Education
  • J.D., St. Thomas University, School of Law, cum laude 2003
  • St. Thomas Law Review, Member
  • St. Thomas Moot Court Board, Member
  • B.A., Florida International University, 1999
Admitted to Practice
  • Florida
Language(s):
  • English
  • Spanish
 

Antonio L. Martinez

Address: 2600 S. Douglas Road, Suite 305 Coral Gables, FL. 33134 Phone: 305-501-5011 Ext 803 Email: amartinez@mmlawfl.com Download Vcard

Partner

Tony has handled a wide array of both complex commercial and residential transactional matters. In addition to advising clients regarding domestic and foreign real estate transactions, Tony has represented national corporate clients and private individuals in all phases of Real Property project development. Furthermore, Tony has represented national lending institutions in document preparation, the negotiation and closing of commercial business and real estate loans.

Before forming Martinez Morales, Tony worked at a high volume boutique law firm that provided title and closing services for both residential and commercial transactions. During his time there he conducted real estate closings, managed the various developer/development closing offices in five cities throughout Florida and managed the policy department, accounting and post-closing departments.

Significant Representations
  • Supervised and closed over 500 units for a developer in Downtown, Miami.
  • Supervised and closed over 12,000 units for a developer throughout Florida.
  • Supervised and closed over 500 units for a developer in Broward County, Florida
  • Represented private lenders in the foreclosure of multiple purchase money mortgages.
  • Represented national lender(s) with document preparation, the negotiation and closing of several large commercial business and real estate loans.
Areas of Concentration
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Asset Based Financing and Banking
  • Business Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Landlord Tenant Disputes
  • Condominium & Home Owner's Association Law
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Member, Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section (RPPTL)
  • Member, Florida Bar RPPTL Landlord Tenant Committee
  • Member, Florida Bar RPPTL Condominium and Association Law Committee
  • Member, Co-Treasurer St. Agatha Home and School Board
Awards and Recognition
  • Selected as part of the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2010 Edition for South Florida
Education
  • J.D., St. Thomas University, School of Law, 2003
  • St. Thomas International Moot Court Board, Member
  • B.A., Florida International University, 2000
Admitted to Practice
  • State of Florida
Language(s):
  • English
  • Spanish

Aaron P. Honaker

Address: 2600 S. Douglas Road, Suite 305 Coral Gables, FL. 33134 Phone: 305-501-5011 Ext. 809 Email: ahonaker@mmlawfl.com Download Vcard

Associate Attorney.

Aaron is a business litigator and trial lawyer who focuses his practice primarily upon the areas of business disputes, including complex commercial litigation, corporate reorganization, creditor's rights, workouts, receiverships, and all matters related to corporate and commercial relationships in federal and state courts. In addition to prevailing in major cases through dispositive motions, Aaron has tried several cases to favorable verdicts. Most recently, Aaron was lead counsel in the successful efforts to investigate and recover the fraudulent transfer of millions of dollars overseas, including Switzerland, Hong Kong and the Isle of Man.

Formerly an associate at a Top 10 international law firm, Aaron has extensive experience in a wide range of litigation matters in construction, e-commerce, electronics, energy, financial services, real estate, and retail industries. Aaron also has represented trustees and other fiduciaries in a variety of corporate bankruptcy proceedings and has extensive experience prosecuting and defending complex and substantial fraudulent transfer and other avoidance claims under federal and state law.

Significant Representations
  • Represented Florida Gaming Centers, Inc. and Casino Miami Jai-Alai in sale of substantially all assets for $155 million through Bankruptcy Court approved auction process
  • Represented trustee and successor agent to FDIC of 5th largest bank holding company failure in U.S. history and implemented plan of reorganization through a $1.6 billion equity infusion transaction with Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (now Bank of America, N.A.);
  • Represented Bell Canada (as U.S. counsel) in the acquisition of all Canadian assets of Circuit City Stores, Inc., including over 750 retail operation stores throughout Canada;
  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee of a foreign exchange trading company in avoiding and recovering over $9 million of fraudulent transfers for the benefit of the estate, including successful trial on the merits of a Section 548 avoidance action;
  • Successfully defended Time Warner, Inc. and TMZ.com with respect to legal actions brought by Trustee for Lorraine Brooke Associates, Inc. estate (a Florida corporation established and operated by O.J. Simpson and family) in connection with the alleged publication of manuscript of O.J. Simpson book "If I Did It?"
Areas of Concentration
  • Complex business and real property litigation
  • Commercial and avoidance litigation
  • Serve as fiduciary to bankruptcy estate and other entities;
  • Purchase and sale of assets of financially distressed businesses;
  • Corporate reorganizations, loan workouts and bankruptcy;
  • Financial restructuring
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association, Southern District of Florida
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law and Sports and Entertainment Law Sections
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • United Way of Miami-Dade – Young Leaders Executive Committee (2009)
  • Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami
Awards and Recognitions
  • Selected as part of the Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2012 Edition for South Florida
Articles, Publications & Lectures
  • "Supreme Court Ruling Opens Floodgates to Negligence, Fraud Claims," Daily Business Review, March 22, 2013
  • "Virtual Abodes Considered for Serving Process," Daily Business Review, July 27, 2012
  • "Can E-Discovery, Social Media Obligations and Ethics be Friends?" Daily Business Review, www.law.com, September 19, 2012
  • "DIY eDiscovery: Is Your Organization Ready for an Extreme Makeover?" Corporate Compliance Insights Magazine, February 13, 2013
  • Section 363 Sales, Author and Speaker – program covering a series of issues relating to the sale of assets pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. Specifically, the program addressed (i) Section 363 generally, (ii) credit bidding for assets, (iii) bidding incentives, (iv) sales to insiders, and (v) comparing asset sales under Section 363 to asset sales under a plan of reorganization or liquidation, June 22, 2011
Education
J.D., 2006; Wake Forest University School of Law
  • William I. Belk Scholar
  • CALI Excellence Award: Contracts, Civil Procedure
  • Order of the Barrister
B.B.A., summa cum laude, Finance, 2001; Wake Forest University
  • Graduated first in class (4.0 GPA)
  • Top Finance Major Award and Dean's Medal Recipient
  • Delta Sigma Pi Award - Highest GPA, College of Business
  • Beta Gamma Sigma - President
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
Admitted to Practice
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish (conversational)

Vanessa Brizo

Address: 2600 S. Douglas Road, Suite 305 Coral Gables, FL. 33134 Phone: 305-501-5011 Ext 804 Email: vbrizo@mmlawfl.com Download Vcard

Associate Attorney

Vanessa's focus is in Complex Business, Real Property, and Construction Litigation. Vanessa also practices in Banking, Creditor's Rights, Real Estate, and Community Association Law.

Areas of Concentration
  • Complex Business & Real Property Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Condominium & Home Owner's Association Law
Education
  • J.D., St. Thomas University, School of Law 2013
  • St. Thomas Law Review, Articles Editor
  • B.A., Florida International University, 2010
Admitted to Practice
  • Florida
Language(s):
  • English
  • Spanish

 

 

 

Cristina Hernandez

Address: 2600 S. Douglas Road, Suite 305 Coral Gables, FL. 33134 Phone: 305-501-5011 Ext 810 Email: chernandez@mmlawfl.com Download Vcard

Associate Attorney

Cristina Hernandez is a Real Estate Attorney focused on assisting individuals, corporate investors, and lenders on the intricate aspects of Real Estate Transactions. Cristina’s practice includes Residential Acquisitions, Closings, Title Review, Refinances and all forms of complex Commercial Transactions.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Asset Based Financing and Banking
  • Business Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Condominium & Home Owners Association Law
Education
  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law 2017
  • ILSA Journal of Comparative Law - Associate Bilingual Editor, 2016-2017
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Society - Vice President, 2016-2017
  • B.A., Florida International University 2013
Admitted to Practice
  • Florida
Language(s):
  • English
  • Spanish

Niurka ("Nicky") L. Lopez

Address: 2600 S. Douglas Road, Suite 305 Coral Gables, FL. 33134 Phone: 305-501-5011, Ext. 808 Email: nlopez@mmlawfl.com Download Vcard

Of Counsel

Nicky is Of-Counsel to Martinez Morales. Nicky's practice includes General Commercial Litigation, with an emphasis on Construction, Real Property and Complex Business. Nicky also practices in Administrative Law, Real Estate/Land Development, and Corporate transactions. She has represented investors, developers, contractors, subcontractors, as well as homeowners, on a range of construction and real property transaction and litigation matters. In addition, Nicky serves as general counsel to various contractors, counseling them on complex construction contract drafting, negotiation and implementation; project administration, business transactions, and risk management.

Nicky is also a Circuit Civil Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator since July, 2012, with a focus on general commercial, construction and real estate disputes.

Areas of Concentration
  • Complex Business & Real Property Litigation
  • Construction Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Contract Formation & Administration
  • Construction Liens, Surety Bonds, Performance Guarantees & Insurance Coverage
  • Real Estate Acquisitions & Sales
  • Real Estate Transactions & Litigation
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Florida Bar - General Practice Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member - Forum on Construction Law, Member; Litigation Division, Member; Section of Dispute Resolution, Member; Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, Member; and GPSolo Construction Law Committee, Real Estate Law Committee and Business & Commercial Law Committee, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member - Construction Law Committee and Real Property Committee, Member; and Schools Programs Community Service Committee, Member
  • Cuban American Bar Association, Member
  • Coral Gables Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Association of Woman Lawyers, Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
  • Miami Association of Realtors, Member
  • Florida Association of Realtors, Member
  • National Association of Realtors, Member
Admitted to Practice
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
Language(s):
  • English
  • Spanish



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