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. Drawing from his extensive litigation experience, Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu assists clients with their business law needs including forming new entities, drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, and buy/sell agreements, negotiating franchise agreements, and various other contractual agreements.
Additionally, Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu also has significant experience in representing U.S. and international clients with their real estate needs. Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu’s experience includes assisting clients in all facets of a real estate transaction – from negotiating the purchase and sale agreement, to conducting the closing and issuing title insurance. In this regard Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu possesses experience in handling construction to permanent financing transactions, transactions involving national lenders, and all cash deals. Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu also assists clients with drafting and negotiating both commercial and residential leases, either on behalf of landlords or prospective tenants.
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. 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 and the “Outside Counsel of the Year” award from Areas USA, Inc. 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.