Linda Larrea received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1992, where she served as President of the Latin American Law Students Association and was the founder of the Street Law Clinic, which later received federal funding. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami in 1989.
Ms. Larrea started her career as an attorney at one of the world’s leading law firms, Baker & McKenzie, where she handled complex real estate and corporate matters with an emphasis on a European clientele.
Ms. Larrea also worked as an attorney at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where she handled a wide variety of transactions involving institutional clients, individual developers and investors.
Aileen Ortega received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1992 where she served as editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, with Honors, from the University of Florida in 1989. While at the University of Florida, Ms. Ortega served as a councilman for the Business Administration College Student Council and as Chairperson of the Conduct Board. She also received the Outstanding Minority Student Scholar Award in 1989.
Having started her career as an attorney at one of the largest corporate law firms in Florida, Greenberg Traurig, Ms. Ortega has handled complex property matters for major clients involving millions of dollars. She also worked as an attorney at Shutts & Bowen LLP, the oldest law firm in Miami, where she was exposed to transactions involving large, established, institutional clients. She has developed expertise in a wide variety of commercial and real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis on commercial real estate acquisitions and loans. She also has experience in commercial leasing, condominium development, floor plan financing, construction loans, documentary stamp tax and intangible tax issues, loan workouts (including deeds in lieu of foreclosure), partnership and limited liability company matters, title issues, opinion letters, asset-based lending, survey matters, secured transactions and general corporate transactions.
Ms. Ortega also assists clients in structuring joint ventures, partnerships, land trusts, limited liability companies and corporations, and in negotiating and closing many other types of contractual arrangements.
Ms. Ortega has almost 17 years of experience representing lenders, borrowers, real estate developers, investors, brokers, operators, owners’ associations, foreign investors, business owners, landlords, tenants, and condominium associations. Ms. Ortega is a member of the National Association of Professional Women.
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Ms. Larrea’s legal experience has encompassed all aspects of a complex real estate practice, representing clients in joint ventures, construction and permanent lending, and many other areas of real property and corporate practice.
Ms. Larrea has also structured transactions using diverse legal entities such as general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and foreign corporations. She has represented a large number of foreign entities in the United States and has conducted due diligence, organized closings and rendered legal opinions in connection with a variety of real estate and corporate transactions.
She also has significant experience in the development process, including the initial acquisition of raw land, establishment of infrastructure, subdivision of property, project construction and the sale of platted lots. Concurrent with the development process, Ms. Larrea also has structured several property owners associations and has drafted accompanying declarations of restrictive covenants.
Ms. Larrea is fluent in Spanish and Italian, and conversational in French. She was director of the Family Resource Center and has been involved in the Dade Community Foundation and the Leukemia Society of Florida. Ms. Larrea is a member of the National Association of Professional Women.
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Brett Rigby received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2013, where he served as co-founder and President of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Brigham Young University in 2009, with a minor in Business Management.
Before law school, Mr. Rigby spent two years living in Mongolia where he taught English as a second language at universities and government facilities. During law school, Mr. Rigby began working as a law clerk at Larrea & Ortega in 2012.
Mr. Rigby is an Eagle Scout and volunteers his time working with the Boy Scouts of America. His hobbies include snow skiing, water sports, mountain biking, tennis, soccer, racquetball, cars, and spending time with his wife, new baby, and two dogs.
Mr. Rigby is fluent in Mongolian, a certified teacher of English as a second language, and remains an active member of the attorney chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.