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Miami is the economic driver and cultural center of South Florida. The attorneys in our Downtown Miami office are well positioned to serve the driving industries of this economy — finance, healthcare, real estate and hospitality.

Our diverse team is actively growing to support our long-standing client relationships that have a presence in South Florida.

Learn more about our team and our office below.

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Mark Auerbacher, Shareholder, Litigation

 

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Get To Know Our Core Team

  • Christine J. Alden
  • Mark S. Auerbacher
  • Olivia L. Minnis
  • Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez
  • A. Sheila Oretsky
  • Gina M. Polo
  • Kassandra C. Rebull
  • Melissa Acosta Rodriguez
  • Raquel (Rocky) A. Rodriguez
  • Kyle B. Teal
Shareholder P: 305 347 2363 View Bio

Christine J. Alden

What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?

I have always aspired to be the Chapter President of the South Florida Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association, a bar of approximately 1000 lawyers.  I am currently the President-elect and will ascend to the role of President in May 2019.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. To be involved in drafting common sense legislation for immigration reform
  2. To be invited to and appear on a national television network to talk about immigration
  3. To travel all countries in Asia

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

After taking a couple of trips to Washington DC to lead and organize National Day of Action for our AILA Chapter where we met with the South Florida Congressional Delegation, I now know I would have loved to have been a federal lobbyist on Capitol Hill.

Get to know Christine

 

Shareholder P: 305 347 4087 View Bio

Mark S. Auerbacher

Get to know Mark

 

Associate P: 305 347 2369 View Bio

Olivia L. Minnis

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

My practice focuses on representing corporations and individuals in a variety of immigration matters, with a particular focus on business and employment-based immigration petitions.   

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Travel to Australia, India and Asia
  2. Go whale watching
  3. Ride in a hot air balloon

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

 I would have been a Veterinarian.  

Shareholder P: 305 347 5900 View Bio

Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez

Get to know Jennifer

 

Shareholder P: 305 347 5911 View Bio

A. Sheila Oretsky

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

My practice is diverse in that I represent clients in a variety of industries and have to learn each of their respective businesses in order to be able to provide them with the best representation in a litigation.

Who do you admire in the legal industry and why?

I admire Ruth Bader Ginsberg because she had unprecedented success at a time when women did not have a significant presence in law schools or in the legal profession. She overcame many challenges and her ability to balance her professional accomplishments with a growing family is inspirational.

What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?

Defending and winning a multi-million dollar commercial foreclosure action in a five- day trial while 7 ½ months pregnant.

Shareholder P: 305 347 2362 View Bio

Gina M. Polo

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

Immigration is an ever-changing industry that allows me to be creative in finding solutions for my clients and their businesses.

Who has influenced your career?

My clients – their businesses and creativity inspire me to think outside the box.

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

A psychologist - I like hearing people’s stories.

Get to know Gina

 

Associate P: 305 347 5916 View Bio

Kassandra C. Rebull

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

I probably would have been a school counselor. I enjoy helping others achieve their goals and finding effective solutions.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Visit bordering countries to be in two countries at the same time
  2. Travel to Israel, Australia, Ireland and the Maldives
  3. Venture to all the Disney parks around the world

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I actively represent corporations and individuals in preparing and filing nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, as well as attend in-person interviews with clients, before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Senior Attorney P: 305 347 4094 View Bio

Melissa Acosta Rodriguez

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

I would have been a teacher. The opportunity to foster a love of learning and make an impact on future generations is extremely rewarding.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Hike Zion National Park
  2. Do additional charity work
  3. Buy a cabin in the mountains

Who has influenced your career?

The amazing women lawyers and professionals I have been honored to call my colleagues throughout the years. We are crushing that glass ceiling.

Shareholder P: 305 347 5913 View Bio

Raquel (Rocky) A. Rodriguez

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I am the person who clients call when they need a creative solution to achieve a business objective or overcome a legal challenge, because of my mastery of the tools of litigation and government advocacy.

Who has influenced your career?

My parents influenced my decision to attend law school. My law school professors and my first bosses at Greenberg Traurig taught me how to lawyer, and they motivated me to get involved in activities that led to my bar leadership positions and eventual international involvement. Governor Bush and former U.S. Ambassador Sue Cobb recruited me into state government, which allowed me to develop my government advocacy expertise.

What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?

My proudest professional accomplishment is playing a key role in the development of the life sciences industry in Florida. When I drive past the Florida Atlantic University Honors Campus in Jupiter, Florida, and see the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Scripps Research Institute there, I swell with pride knowing I helped make these happen – more than $500 million in state incentives, plus $500 million in matching cash and in-kind contributions from local governments.

Senior Attorney P: 305 347 5912 View Bio

Kyle B. Teal

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

Every day, I am gifted the opportunity to fight injustice and to defend my clients’ property rights.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Catch a marlin while fishing with my kids
  2. Write a book
  3. Hike across Patagonia

What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?

I have achieved various favorable results for property owner-clients, but my proudest accomplishment is probably winning a pro-bono case for an immigrant youth who can now legally remain in the United States and continue to thrive.

Get To Know Our Core Team

  • Christine J. Alden
  • Mark S. Auerbacher
  • Olivia L. Minnis
  • Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez
  • A. Sheila Oretsky
  • Gina M. Polo
  • Kassandra C. Rebull
  • Melissa Acosta Rodriguez
  • Raquel (Rocky) A. Rodriguez
  • Kyle B. Teal

Christine J. Alden

Shareholder

Email

P: 305 347 2363 View Bio

What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?

I have always aspired to be the Chapter President of the South Florida Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association, a bar of approximately 1000 lawyers.  I am currently the President-elect and will ascend to the role of President in May 2019.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. To be involved in drafting common sense legislation for immigration reform
  2. To be invited to and appear on a national television network to talk about immigration
  3. To travel all countries in Asia

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

After taking a couple of trips to Washington DC to lead and organize National Day of Action for our AILA Chapter where we met with the South Florida Congressional Delegation, I now know I would have loved to have been a federal lobbyist on Capitol Hill.

Get to know Christine

 

Mark S. Auerbacher

Shareholder

Email

P: 305 347 4087 View Bio

Get to know Mark

 

Olivia L. Minnis

Associate

Email

P: 305 347 2369 View Bio

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

My practice focuses on representing corporations and individuals in a variety of immigration matters, with a particular focus on business and employment-based immigration petitions.   

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Travel to Australia, India and Asia
  2. Go whale watching
  3. Ride in a hot air balloon

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

 I would have been a Veterinarian.  

Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez

Shareholder

Email

P: 305 347 5900 View Bio

Get to know Jennifer

 

A. Sheila Oretsky

Shareholder

Email

P: 305 347 5911 View Bio

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

My practice is diverse in that I represent clients in a variety of industries and have to learn each of their respective businesses in order to be able to provide them with the best representation in a litigation.

Who do you admire in the legal industry and why?

I admire Ruth Bader Ginsberg because she had unprecedented success at a time when women did not have a significant presence in law schools or in the legal profession. She overcame many challenges and her ability to balance her professional accomplishments with a growing family is inspirational.

What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?

Defending and winning a multi-million dollar commercial foreclosure action in a five- day trial while 7 ½ months pregnant.

Gina M. Polo

Shareholder

Email

P: 305 347 2362 View Bio

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

Immigration is an ever-changing industry that allows me to be creative in finding solutions for my clients and their businesses.

Who has influenced your career?

My clients – their businesses and creativity inspire me to think outside the box.

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

A psychologist - I like hearing people’s stories.

Get to know Gina

 

Kassandra C. Rebull

Associate

Email

P: 305 347 5916 View Bio

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

I probably would have been a school counselor. I enjoy helping others achieve their goals and finding effective solutions.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Visit bordering countries to be in two countries at the same time
  2. Travel to Israel, Australia, Ireland and the Maldives
  3. Venture to all the Disney parks around the world

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I actively represent corporations and individuals in preparing and filing nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, as well as attend in-person interviews with clients, before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Melissa Acosta Rodriguez

Senior Attorney

Email

P: 305 347 4094 View Bio

If you weren’t an attorney, what career would you have chosen?

I would have been a teacher. The opportunity to foster a love of learning and make an impact on future generations is extremely rewarding.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Hike Zion National Park
  2. Do additional charity work
  3. Buy a cabin in the mountains

Who has influenced your career?

The amazing women lawyers and professionals I have been honored to call my colleagues throughout the years. We are crushing that glass ceiling.

Raquel (Rocky) A. Rodriguez

Shareholder

Email

P: 305 347 5913 View Bio

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I am the person who clients call when they need a creative solution to achieve a business objective or overcome a legal challenge, because of my mastery of the tools of litigation and government advocacy.

Who has influenced your career?

My parents influenced my decision to attend law school. My law school professors and my first bosses at Greenberg Traurig taught me how to lawyer, and they motivated me to get involved in activities that led to my bar leadership positions and eventual international involvement. Governor Bush and former U.S. Ambassador Sue Cobb recruited me into state government, which allowed me to develop my government advocacy expertise.

What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?

My proudest professional accomplishment is playing a key role in the development of the life sciences industry in Florida. When I drive past the Florida Atlantic University Honors Campus in Jupiter, Florida, and see the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Scripps Research Institute there, I swell with pride knowing I helped make these happen – more than $500 million in state incentives, plus $500 million in matching cash and in-kind contributions from local governments.

Kyle B. Teal

Senior Attorney

Email

P: 305 347 5912 View Bio

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

Every day, I am gifted the opportunity to fight injustice and to defend my clients’ property rights.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Catch a marlin while fishing with my kids
  2. Write a book
  3. Hike across Patagonia

What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?

I have achieved various favorable results for property owner-clients, but my proudest accomplishment is probably winning a pro-bono case for an immigrant youth who can now legally remain in the United States and continue to thrive.