Aleida Martinez Molina

Partner

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Aleida Martinez-Molina leads the Firm's bankruptcy and insolvency practice, representing clients in South Florida as well as New York. She successfully prosecutes and defends adversary proceedings, provides expertise in the areas of bankruptcy discharge and preferences, and frequently counsels other litigators on the intricacies of bankruptcy and insolvency practice. 

She served as student clerk to the late Honorable Burton R. Lifland, Chief Bankruptcy of the Southern District of New York, and was a member of the Local Rules Committee for the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Florida.  Recently she was recognized by the Dade County Bar as a "Legal Luminary" award finalist in the bankruptcy practice category.

Ms. Martinez-Molina's experience has resulted in:

  • Appropriate guidance for small business debtor clients;
  • Swift dismissal of foreclosure-eve bankruptcies of hotel properties on behalf of lender clients;
  • Successful opposition of turnover of properties to debtor/owners of commercial properties on behalf of creditor clients;
  • Dismissal of abusive bankruptcy filings on behalf of condominium association and municipal clients;
  • Maximum recovery and code compliance for municipal and government entity clients.

Ms. Martinez-Molina also serves as general and special counsel to entities in the hospitality and transportation industry. She regularly represents associations and government entities concerning condominium and association law.  Her clients include large condominium associations, major hotel franchisees, cruise ships, freight forwarders, as well as European and Latin American air carriers. 

Aleida is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. She is conversant in Brazilian Portuguese and French, having represented foreign countries, government-owned entities and multi-national  corporations throughout her career.   Her experience abroad includes working as a translator (French to English) in Belgium. 

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Legal Services of Greater Miami/Board Member
  • Human Rights Watch - Miami/Circle of Friends
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association, Southern District of Florida
  • ABA, Cuban American Bar, Dade County Bar
  • The Villagers Inc./Historic Preservation
  • American Bar Association Air & Space Law Journal, Former Assistant Editor
  • Princeton Club of South Florida, Former President
  • Princeton University Committee To Nominate Alumni Trustees, Former Member
  • Princeton University, Regional Associations and Careers Committee
    Former Chair
  • National Kidney Foundation- Inaugural South Florida Cadillac Golf Invitational Organization Group Member and Sponsor

Presentations

  • "Family Feuds and Chapter 11: What is the Counsel to Do?", American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring Meeting, April 2018
  • “Associations and Bankruptcies,” Community Association Institute, Secured Lenders Group Arizona, January 2010
  • Asociacion de Contadores Publicos Cubanos en el Exilio, Miami, Florida
  • Featured Speaker for CPA Continuing Education Requirements: 2010-2017

Press Mentions

  • Interviewed and Quoted in Daily Business Review article: Bankruptcy: “Troubled Condos Test Risky Survival Strategy,” 2009
  • Interviewed and Quoted in Palm Beach Post and Miami Herald  article: “Bernard Madoffs’ Palm Beach Mansion Gets Tax Break,” 2009

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • French