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
Awards & Recognition
- Dade County Bar Association, Legal Luminary award finalist, bankruptcy practice category
- South Florida Retail Dodged Bullets This Year, But More Shakeout Is Expected In 2021, Bisnow, December 1, 2020
- Miami developer Metronomic files for bankruptcy, The Real Deal, September 30, 2020
- Developer with big vision for West Grove files for bankruptcy, Miami Herald, September 29, 2020
- Metronomic Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: GroveHaus Apartments In Coconut Grove Targeted In Foreclosure, Coconut Grove Waterfront Condos, September 28, 2020
- Metronomic files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, South Florida Business Journal, September 25, 2020
- Wrinkle in Real Estate Bankruptcy Law Leaves Room for Pandemic Cases, Daily Business Review, July 17, 2020
- Decision Limits Receivers’ Power to Recover Torts Damages from Third Parties in Fraud Cases, Daily Business Review, June 3, 2020
- Thinking of Not Paying Rent Amid COVID-19? Landlords Sue Ross Stores, Other Commercial Tenants, Daily Business Review, May 5, 2020
- Retail Reits Do Battle With A New Enemy, GlobeSt, May 1, 2020
- Forever 21’s Bankruptcy Filing Opens Door to Redevelopment of Vacated Spaces, Daily Business Review, October 9, 2019
- J. Crew Working on Turnaround to Avoid Bankruptcy ‘Death Knell,’ Pacer Monitor, April 23, 2019
- Troubled Condos Test Risky Survival Strategy, Daily Business Review, 2009
- Bernard Madoffs’ Palm Beach Mansion Gets Tax Break, Palm Beach Post and Miami Herald, 2009
- 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