MIAMI

Miami Tower

100 S.E. Second Street, Suite 3500

Miami, FL 33131-2158

P: 305 347 4080 F: 305 347 4089

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 below.

Miami Office Head

Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez

Buchanan Notches Win on Behalf of McDonald’s

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Buchanan Event: Taking Advantage of Opportunity Zones

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Christine Alden to Speak at Immigration 101 South Florida Conference

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Sheila Oretsky Appointed to Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors

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Miami Office Head Jen Olmedo-Rodriguez Presents Prestigious Faculty Award at FIU

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Gina Polo Conducts Immigration Training Session at HNBA Convention

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Robert Kohlman Recognized as Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami

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Immigration Attorneys Bring Aid to Detainees in TX

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Miami Attorneys Named to Florida Trend 2018 Legal Elite List

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Five Miami Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers ® List

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Gina Polo Participates on Immigration Panel

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Mark Auerbacher Quoted in Daily Business Review

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Buchanan Notches Win on Behalf of McDonald’s

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Sheila Oretsky Appointed to Miami Beach Chamber…

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Gina Polo Conducts Immigration Training Session…

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Robert Kohlman Recognized as Family Law “Lawyer…

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Immigration Attorneys Bring Aid to Detainees…

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Miami Attorneys Named to Florida Trend 2018…

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Five Miami Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers…

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Gina Polo Participates on Immigration Panel

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Mark Auerbacher Quoted in Daily Business…

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Buchanan Notches Win on Behalf of McDonald’s

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Buchanan Event: Taking Advantage of Opportunity Zones

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Christine Alden to Speak at Immigration 101 South Florida Conference

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Sheila Oretsky Appointed to Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors

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Miami Office Head Jen Olmedo-Rodriguez Presents Prestigious Faculty Award at FIU

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Gina Polo Conducts Immigration Training Session at HNBA Convention

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Robert Kohlman Recognized as Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami

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Immigration Attorneys Bring Aid to Detainees in TX

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Miami Attorneys Named to Florida Trend 2018 Legal Elite List

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Five Miami Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers ® List

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Gina Polo Participates on Immigration Panel

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Mark Auerbacher Quoted in Daily Business Review

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Get To Know Our Core Team

  • Christine J. Alden
  • Edward Ibeh II
  • Stephanie Koutsodendris
  • Olivia L. Minnis
  • A. Sheila Oretsky
  • Gina Polo
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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.

Associate P: 305 347 5790 View Bio

Edward Ibeh II

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

Record label A&R

Who has influenced your career?

My 1L year Civil Procedure Professor, Sergio Campos.

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I strive to provide concise and accurate representation that follows a strategic plan that is created based upon the client’s ultimate goals.

Associate P: 305 347 5731 View Bio

Stephanie Koutsodendris

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I help clients involved in business and employment-related disputes and assist in proactively preventing these disputes.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Visit penguins in Antartica
  2. See the Pyramids in Egypt
  3. Learn a new language

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

Probably a career in private wealth management or a similar role. I have been told I can be quite persuasive at selling when I am passionate about the product.

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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 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 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 Our Core Team

  • Christine J. Alden
  • Edward Ibeh II
  • Stephanie Koutsodendris
  • Olivia L. Minnis
  • A. Sheila Oretsky
  • Gina Polo
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.

Associate P: 305 347 5790 View Bio

Edward Ibeh II

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

Record label A&R

Who has influenced your career?

My 1L year Civil Procedure Professor, Sergio Campos.

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I strive to provide concise and accurate representation that follows a strategic plan that is created based upon the client’s ultimate goals.

Associate P: 305 347 5731 View Bio

Stephanie Koutsodendris

How would you describe your practice in one sentence?

I help clients involved in business and employment-related disputes and assist in proactively preventing these disputes.

What are three items on your bucket list?

  1. Visit penguins in Antartica
  2. See the Pyramids in Egypt
  3. Learn a new language

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

Probably a career in private wealth management or a similar role. I have been told I can be quite persuasive at selling when I am passionate about the product.

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 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 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.