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.
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, and construction and lien issues.
Represented clients in resolving code compliance matters.
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
“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
Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Miami-Dade County, President
Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade
West Kendall Foundation Board of Baptist Health
Young Philanthropist of Baptist Health, Social Committee