CARLOS REYES

Your Florida Asset Manager Counselor

Carlos J. Reyes is the son of Cuban immigrants and was born in Miami, Florida. He is a family man celebrating 38 years of marriage, the proud father of three children, and grandfather to five. His story is very similar to that of many Cuban parents who came to this country in the 1950’s wanting a better life. His strong work ethic comes from parents who had nothing when they arrived but built a business and a life through hard work, a “never give up” attitude, and a wholesome belief in and pursuit of the “American Dream.” Carlos applies that same strong work ethic to his law practice and the zealous representation of his clients. He represents his clients in a thoughtful and meaningful way while approaching their legal needs with passion and a strong conviction to help them confront and overcome their challenges. Throughout his career, Carlos has given back to his community as a way of making a further difference in the lives of others. Get in touch with the Reyes Law Group to speak with Carlos directly.

EDUCATION

  • University of Florida, B.S., 1981
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1986

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida, Member in Good Standing

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1990

AWARDS

  • AV Preeminent 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2017 Martindale-Hubbell 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2013
  • Silver Medallion Award 2003
  • Honoree, “Profiles in Leadership” 2002
  • “Valor Award” from American Diabetes Foundation honoring community leaders for their contributions 2002
  • “Lifetime Board Member” of the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward 1999

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Florida Bar 1988-Present
  • Broward County Hispanic Bar Association 1989-Present
  • Leadership Florida 2003-Present
  • BNI Broward Partners Chapter 2012-Present
  • Light of the World Clinic 1995-Present
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gala 2009
  • Broward Partnership for the Homeless 2005-2012
  • Community Foundation of Broward County 2001-2006
  • Memorial Healthcare System 1999-2007

LICENSE

  • Florida 1988-Present

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP, MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

  • Member in Good Standing, Florida Bar, 2016
  • Member in Good Standing, Leadership Florida, 2016
  • Member in Good Standing, Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, 2016
  • Member in Good Standing, NSU Levan Ambassadors Board

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Commissioner, Broward County Charter Review Commission, Term: 2015-2018
  • Board Member and Interim CEO/President, Light of the World Clinic (2016) (Board Member since 1999, Legal Counsel 1998, Board Chairman 2002)
  • Co-chaired, along with Arthur and Belinda Keiser (Keiser University) and Nancy Reyes, the 11th Annual For The Public Good Event (Legal Aid of Broward County,) September 28, 2012
  • Board Member, Broward Partnership for the Homeless (2006-2012; also served as Board Member and Resources Development Chair 2005-2009)
  • Chairman, “Jeb Bush Cystic Fibrosis Gala 2009”, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2009)
  • Board Member and Gold Coast Region Chairman, Leadership Florida (2003-2008)
  • Chairman, “Diamantes Gala,” Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2007 – 2008)
  • Commissioner, Chairman, and Vice Chairman, South Broward Hospital District a/k/a Memorial Healthcare System (1999-2007)
  • Board Member and Chairman, Community Foundation of Broward County (Board Member 2001-2005; Chairman 2006)
  • Board Member, United Way of Broward County (2000-2004; Leadership Giving Chairman, United Way, 2005-2006)
  • Member, Florida Bar Citizen’s Forum (Attorney Representative, 1998-2000)
  • Member, Community Health Purchasing Alliance for Broward County (CHPA), appointed by House of Representatives (1996-1998)
  • President (1995-1996), Vice President (1998), & General Counsel (1988-1990), Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward County, Inc
  • Chairman, Kids Voting Broward County Chapter (1992-1994)

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Signature Grand, Ltd. V. MAP Legacy, Inc., Case No. 12-09921(03) in the Seventeenth Judicial Court of Florida (Broward County), representing the defendant against claims brought forth by the receiver-seller of the landmark property in Broward County known as ‘Signature Grand’. Also prosecuted a counterclaim in the same action for claims against the receiver. Case settled.
  • Signature Grand purchase Transaction – Represented the buyer of the landmark property in Broward County known as the ‘Signature Grand’. This multi-million-dollar transaction was heavily negotiated, detail oriented and complex. It served to remove the property from under 9 years of receivership control.

LECTURES AND PANELS

  • Panelist, “Mortgage Foreclosure Forum – A View From the Bench, Plaintiff and Defense Counsel” – Discussion of the latest developments, approach and procedure for foreclosures in Broward County courts, Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 8, 2012
  • Panelist, “A Panel Discussion: Impact of Foreclosure Actions on Family Law Cases”, at the Broward County Bar Association “Raising the Bar” Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 27, 2012
  • Panelist, “Foreclosures: The new Rules and Practical Realities” – Discussion of the mediation requirements, civil procedure for foreclosures in Florida courts, the foreclosure dynamics, alternate remedies, and what happens after foreclosure occurs, Broward County Women Lawyer’s Association, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 19, 2010
  • Presenter, “Lender Requirements in Commercial Transactions (specifically, condominium conversions)”, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Annual Attorneys’ Assembly, Orlando, Florida, May 6, 2005 and Affiliates Assembly in Coral Springs, Florida, September 23, 2005
  • Panelist, “The Growing Importance of South Florida as a Crossroads for International Business,” presented by NACORE International (a national corporate real estate group, May 9, 2001)
  • Lecturer, “Insurance & Legal Issues Confronting Businesses,” Latin Chamber Seminar, Pembroke Pines, Florida, June 15, 2000
  • Lecturer, “Practicing with Professionalism Seminar,” Florida Bar, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Oct. 1999 and 2000

PUBLICATIONS

  • Authored a myriad of articles regarding legal issues related to real estate transactional & closing work, and foreclosure defense legal work for VIVA magazine, 2010-2013
  • Co-author, “Foreign Investment in the United States”, Latin Law (a supplement of Latin Finance,) October, 1999.