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Martinez Molina


Chair of the Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group

(305) 854-0800

Aleida Martinez-Molina represents clients in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. As Chapter 11 debtor’s counsel, she guides clients through the intricacies of the reorganization process. Aleida is also a Subchapter V trustee; since the enactment of the Small Business Reorganization Act in 2019, she has served on the Southern District of Florida’s pool of Chapter 11 Subchapter V/Small Business Trustees.

Aleida prosecutes and defends adversary proceedings, provides expertise in the areas of bankruptcy discharge and preferences, and counsels other litigators on bankruptcy and insolvency issues.

Aleida also handles commercial litigation and serves as general and special counsel to community, condominium, and homeowners’ associations. Her clients’ industries include hospitality, hotels, transportation, cruise lines, freight forwarders, and aviation.

Aleida is bilingual in Spanish and English. She also speaks Brazilian Portuguese and French, and has represented foreign investors, foreign governments, government-owned entities and multinational corporations in international matters. Her experience abroad includes working as a French to English translator in Belgium.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Rules Committee
  • Law Firm Alliance, Bankruptcy Section Co-Chair
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami, Board Member; Audit and Budget Committee
  • Human Rights Watch – Miami/Circle of Friends
  • Friends of Coral Gables Senior High, Inc., Board Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • The Villagers Inc.
  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Dade County Bar Association, Legal Luminary award finalist, bankruptcy practice category

Press Mentions


  • View from the Eyes of a Subchapter V Trustee, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, October 2021
  • Small Business Reorganization Act, University of Miami School of Law’s 31st Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, June 2021
  • 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, 2010-2019
  • Women’s History Month Conference, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman, March 2021

Practice Areas



New York


U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

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

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


Columbia Law School, J.D.

Princeton University, A.B.



Brazilian Portuguese



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