Mr. Gonzalez relishes the challenge in seeking solutions to his clients’ needs in a manner that is proactively aggressive, responsive, ingenious and cost effective.
Alexis Gonzalez, Esq. was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He graduated summa cum laude from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. He then went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, graduating cum laude from the University of Miami. Thereafter, Mr. Gonzalez attended and graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law.
While attending the University of Miami School of Law, Mr. Gonzalez achieved distinction as a member of both the Moot Court Board and the University of Miami Law Review.
Mr. Gonzalez began his legal career as a labor and employment litigator for the management defense firm of Muller, Mintz, et al. (that later merged with Akerman), and Allen Norton & Blue, P.A. In this capacity, he represented employers in race, sex, disability, pregnancy and religion employment discrimination proceedings at the federal, state and local levels; defended claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act; represented employers in contract disputes with current and former employees, including disputes arising out of covenants not to compete and trade secrets; and handling claims for benefits by current or former employees under statutory schemes.
After serving two years in the labor and employment sector, Mr. Gonzalez moved to Ferrell Schultz, et al., seeking to diversify his expertise into the areas of Real Estate and Commercial Law. Due to his prior experience as a litigator, the transition to Commercial Law was seamless. While working with Ferrell Schultz, Mr. Gonzalez was heavily involved in numerous complex and high profile litigation matters whereby he helped obtain multi-million dollar awards and settlements for the firm’s clients. In addition, a major focus of his practice entailed drafting, reviewing and analyzing business contracts, which later facilitated Mr. Gonzalez transition to the areas of real estate and construction law, both at the transactional and litigation level.
When Mr. Gonzalez became independent, the real estate knowledge he developed while at the Ferrell Schultz firm allowed him to obtain a title license with Attorneys Title Insurance Fund. As a title agent, Mr. Gonzalez has closed thousands of real estate transactions, including multi-million dollar purchases of apartments, single family homes and shopping centers. Initially, his work was limited to the representation of purchasers/borrowers and sellers. In this capacity, Mr. Gonzalez became proactive, learning how to best protect purchasers/borrowers by creating the approriate legal structure (entity, trust or other vehicle) to shield them from unnecessary exposure and liability.
Eventually, the expertise Mr. Gonzalez developed in real estate allowed him to also represent banks and private lenders, particularly in the preparation and review of transaction documents, including complex acquisition, refinance and construction loans. Consequently, and as a result of his prior experience as a litigator, this opened the door for Mr. Gonzalez to represent those very same parties in mortgage foreclosure lawsuits.
Over the years, Mr. Gonzalez has further honed his skills and expertise in the firm’s practice areas, representing banking institutions, caterers, condominium/homeowner associations, contractors/subcontractors, developers, insurance companies, property managers, private investors and individuals, real estate and mortgage brokers, residential and commercial real estate owners. He prides himself in developing a strong relationship with his clients that is based on trust, sincerity and reliability.