1977 Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida.
1979 Certificate from Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico.
1979 Certificate from University Rafael Landivar, Antigua, Guatemala.
1979 President-University of Florida Spanish American Law Student Association
1980 Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida School of Law.
1984 Outstanding Young Men of America
1991 Who’s Who in American Law
2006 Manchester Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals
2018 Marquis Who’s Who in the World
2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
Member: Admitted to
1981 Supreme Court of the State of Florida
1981 United States Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit
1989 U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
1982 U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1987 U.S. Tax Court
1989 Trial Bar for the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
Mr. Cruz has over 40 years of legal experience, in both the Federal and State Court level. Mr. Cruz is well versed in many facets of the law and our resident expert in litigation. When you need your interests protected, he's who you want in your corner. Mr. Cruz received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida School of Law in 1980 and studied international law in Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico and Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala. He founded his own practice in 1986 and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Supreme Court State of Florida, United States District Court for the Southern District, United States Tax Court, United States Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit, and is a member of the Trial Bar for the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. He was recognized as Outstanding Young Men of America, Who’s Who in American Law, Manchester Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals and received a City of Miami Certificate of Appreciation. He has represented airlines in various litigation matters in both Federal and State Courts, including Hague Convention litigation. He also represents businesses and individuals, counseling and litigating corporate, contractual, transactional, commercial, real estate, business and acquisitions matters, including creating business plans and subscription agreements, as well as in negotiating overseas agreements and drafting terms thereof. He advises corporate clients on preventive practices, such as employment relations, avoidance of discrimination claims, drafting employment, golden parachute and non-compete agreements and represents sundry multispecialty medical groups as well as over the counter supplement companies in various business, company/corporate, Federal and State regulatory and litigation matters.
2013 Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University
2017 Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
2020 Juris Doctorate from Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University
Dean’s List Honors from the Shepard Broad College of Law for the Term of Fall 2018.
Dean’s List Honors from the Shepard Broad College of Law for the Term of Winter 2019.
Dean’s List Honors from the Shepard Broad College of Law for the Term of Fall 2019.
Dean’s List Honors from the Shepard Broad College of Law for the Term of Winter 2020.
Graduated Juris Doctorate with Cum Laude Honors from the Shepard Broad College of Law.
Admitted to Practice:
Florida Bar Member
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
Cuban American Bar Association
Broward County Hispanic Bar Association
A Cum Laude Graduate from the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University, Richard brings to our firm a strong research-oriented background. Prior to graduating Law School, Mr. Cruz Blanco established himself in the legal community with extensive experience as a Florida Registered Paralegal, and has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Florida Bar Registered Paralegals Committee.
- Assists attorney in a variety of Contract, Breach of Contract, Probate, Real Estate, Fraud in the Inducement, Declaratory Actions, Cancellation of Deeds, Quiet Title, Intentional Interference with an Advantageous Business relationship, and more cases, by reviewing and applying Florida statutes and conducts legal research on Lexis Advance.
- Assists in finalizing Motions, Complaints, Discovery with supervising attorney in order to ensure grammatical accuracy and correct sentence structure.
- Communicates with Court personnel and other Attorneys to coordinate hearings or other issues.
- Manages, organizes and helps plan several philanthropic projects and events for Attorney
- Conceptualized and launched a small business that provided services to the public.
- Has experienced in hiring, training and supervising employees, including educating on proper facility procedures, company policies, along with mentoring and coaching.
-Holds a 120 Hour TEFL Certification
A University of Florida graduate, she has extensive experience having worked as a Personal Assistant, Legal Secretary, and an entrepreneur at 18. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, recognized for National Leadership and Honors. Ms. Cruz is also TEFL Certified, and assists in providing a seamless experience for our Clients.
Bachelor of Science/Business Administration,
Majors in Finance and Marketing.
University of Florida.
-Extremely versatile from high-profile experience in financial industry.
-Establishes amicable rapports with international and national clients leading to earning clientele’s trust and confidence.
- Coordinates office operations for efficiency and adherence to company policies.
-Supervises and aids administrative staff for the overall smooth operation of the office.
A graduate from the University of Florida, with Degrees in Finance and Marketing, and nearly 30 years of experience in the Financial sector, Mrs. Cruz brings a wealth of knowledge to our team for the smooth operations of our office as the Office Administrator.
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