Vanessa M. Bertran

PARTNER
Brief info
Vanessa actively handles a significant range of real estate matters, from commercial and residential transactions and closings, to sophisticated commercial foreclosure litigation, to real estate operation issues including landlord/tenant disputes and evictions. Her practice also includes probate administration and general litigation.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented private investor in constitutional challenge regarding amendments to the Florida Condominium Act.
  • Represented clients in the sale, purchase, and refinance of commercial and residential properties.
  • Represented distressed investors and opportunity funds in acquiring note and title to properties.
  • Represented clients in restructuring real estate loan agreements.
  • Represented clients in administrating their estates.
  • Represented major lending institutions in multimillion dollar foreclosure actions.
  • Regularly advised clients in commercial lease disputes, zoning and land use matters, leasing, brokerage issues, employment law, and construction and lien issues.
  • Represented several property management companies in landlord/tenant issues including lease terminations and eviction proceedings.
  • Represented private investor in constitutional challenge regarding amendments to the Florida Condominium Act.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Thomas University School of Law Outstanding Pro Bono Award
  • Peter T. Fay Inn of Court, Member
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award
  • National Dean’s List at Florida International University
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Scholar of Promise

PUBLICATIONS

  • “If the Shoe Fits: Antitrust and Bankruptcy Reorganization”, Dade County Bar Association Journal, January 2013
  • CABA Brief, Spring 2011
  • CABA Brief, Summer 2011
  • “Justice Watch: Suit Challenges State Law Redirecting Rent Payments,” Daily Business Review, May 2011

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Cuban American Bar Association, CABA Brief Committee, Media Editor
  • Young Philanthropist of Baptist Health, Social Committee
  • Builders Association of South Florida, Member
  • Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy trust (MDEAT) Homeownership Assistance Program (HAP) Certified mortgage loan broker

EDUCATION

  • J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law
  • B.A., Florida International University

ADMITTED TO

  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida;
  • District of Columbia Bar

PRIOR AFFILIATIONS

  • Vanessa M. Bertran, P.A.
  • Law Office of Charles W. Battisti
  • Infante, Zumpano, Salazar & Miloch, LLC
  • Gamba and Lombaba, PA
  • Miami-Dade County Court, Judicial Intern for Judge Victoria del Pino

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