Anna Marie “Annie” Hernandez, President-Elect

Annie Hernandez is a partner at Holland & Knight. She is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation practice groups. She has extensive experience in handling matters involving commercial lease disputes, title insurance litigation, collection actions, commercial foreclosures, general business disputes, and protection of creditors rights.
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Jorge Piedra, Director

Jorge L. Piedra is a trial lawyer.  Trained and mentored by some of Florida’s top trial lawyers, Mr. Piedra enjoys a reputation as one of the finest commercial litigators in South Florida. Mr. Piedra was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida in 1996.
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Ralph MacNamara, Treasurer

Ralph MacNamara serves as Director of Advisory Services for Kaufman, Rossin & Co., one of the largest independent accounting firms in Florida and one of the top 100 CPA firms in the country. He is a member of the firm’s Forensic Advisory and Valuation Services Practice Group and regularly works with attorneys to assist with their forensic accounting, economic damages, e-discovery and expert testimony needs.
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Monica Cunill-Fals, Secretary

Monica Cunill-Fals is a partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Alexrod LLP in the Real Estate Group. Monica represents local, national and international clients in the acquisition, disposition, development, financing and leasing of various types of commercial real estate projects including shopping centers, office buildings, hotels and apartment complexes. She also represents special servicers (including the largest special servicer in the country) of securitized commercial real estate loans with respect to loan modifications, discounted payoffs, partial releases, REO sales, loan sales, loan assumptions and interest transfers.
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Manuel Crespo Jr., CABA’s President

Manuel L. Crespo, Jr., is a shareholder at Greenspoon Marder Law. Mr. Crespo concentrates in the following areas of practice: residential and commercial real estate transactions, and real property dispute litigation.
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Ricardo Martinez-Cid, Immediate Past President

Ricardo earned his undergraduate degree in only three years at the University of Miami (B.A. cum laude 1997) and his Juris Doctorate at Yale Law School (J.D. 2000) where he was the William S. Beinecke Scholar. While a law student, Ricardo was a director at Yale’s renowned clinical program. He served on the Board of Directors of the Latino Law Students Association, and was an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. Before joining the firm, Ricardo served as a law clerk to the Honorable James Lawrence King on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He joined the firm in 2002 and was named a partner in 2006.
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Eddie Dominguez, Director

Eddie Dominguez is City National Bank’s Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Community Relations. He oversees the $4.9 billion Miami-based bank’s marketing, messaging and community engagement, including media relations, internal and external communications, advertising, events, sponsorships and donations. He is on the boards of the Miami Book Fair International, a 30-year cultural icon in South Florida, and the Cuban American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Project, which provides legal services to those in need.
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Javier A. Ley-Soto, Director

Currently the Chief Regional Counsel for the Florida Department of Children and Families, Mr. Ley-Soto oversees the general counsel functions of the Department for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. He worked at a boutique law firm prior to joining the Department handling commercial litigation matters.
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Dax Bello, Director

A. Dax Bello earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Miami (B.A. 2005), and his Juris Doctorate with honors at St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D. 2008). While a law student, Dax was a member of STU’s internationally acclaimed Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, as well as its International Moot Court Board where he competed internationally in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, attaining a rank of third in the Southeast Super Regional. He was also a founding Executive Board Member of the Cuban American Student Bar Association (CASBA).
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