PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Litigation
Labor and Employment
Real Estate Litigation

EDUCATION

J.D., cum laude, University of Miami, 1989
B.B.A., major in Accounting, University of Miami, 1986

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Florida U.S. District
Court for the Southern District of Florida

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Spanish, fluent
French, conversational

AFFILLIATIONS

The Florida Bar, Member
Republican National Lawyers Association, Member
Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
Florida Bar Grievance Committee
Puente de Jovenes
Cuban-American Bar Association, Member
Church of the Little Flower
Key Biscayne Community Sailing Foundation

J
AVIER RODRIGUEZ
Javier J. Rodriguez is one of the founders and is the Managing Partner of Perez & Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez leads the commercial litigation, labor and employment, and real estate litigation practice groups. Mr. Rodriguez’s practice includes the representation of banks, creditors, business owners, title insurers, and other Fortune 1000 corporations in matters relating to commercial disputes, real estate litigation, title insurance claims, labor and employment claims, as well as wrongful death, professional liability and admiralty claims. Mr. Rodriguez has tried to verdict over 80 jury and non-jury trials and arbitrations in his career. He is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell (their highest rating for professional competence and ethical standards), is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates and is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida to serve as a Mediator in Circuit-Civil cases.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Currently represents a Colorado community bank where the bank seeks the return of more than $1 Million stolen from it by a former officer who used the funds in a separate business. Due to his extensive experience with these types of matters, Mr. Rodriguez has formulated an ingenious litigation strategy to secure the return of the funds stolen from bank through equitable means.
  • Represented a large real estate developer in the purchase of a $16 Million shopping center in the midst of a complex foreclosure proceeding which had been contentiously litigated for five years between the bank holding the note and mortgage on the shopping center and its owners. Mr. Rodriguez was able to complete the foreclosure of the shopping center within 6 months after his client purchased the note.
  • Represented a community health center in the trial of a medical malpractice case which was televised nationally on Court TV.
  • Represented the American affiliate of a French multi-national in connection with the tender offer for a 25 year operating contract on an oil field in Guatemala. This representation included the tender offer process, the negotiation of the operating contract, and managing subsequent litigation with the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Republic of Guatemala, after it breached the terms of the tender.

BACKGROUND

Background Mr. Rodriguez has served as a National Vice-President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Hispanic National Bar Association. He served as a moderator of that organization’s Election Forum, televised live nationally in the United States on the C-Span Network. He was also a founder and President of Puente de Jovenes, a group of young professionals committed to supporting political dissident youths in Cuba. Javier served as host of Puente’s Spanish language radio show on WQBA 1140 AM in Miami. Mr. Rodriguez is currently the Florida Chairman of the Republican National Lawyers Association. He has worked in many Republican Campaigns over the years, and has served in the front lines of Election Day operations. Publications Co-Author, “Synopsis and Analysis of U.S. Laws Relating to Economic Embargo of Cuba,” International Law Quarterly, winter 1993.