Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, attorney Jesus La Rosa started his career off strong by attending the nationally recognized University of Iowa, College of Law, on a full-tuition scholarship. Having been inspired by his own experience migrating to the United Stated (a journey that meant he lived in Venezuela for several years), he studied immigration law as an elective and spent time as a student practitioner and interpreter for Iowa Law’s legal clinic. While at Iowa Law, Mr. La Rosa also distinguished himself as an adept legal writer both by earning the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Analysis, Writing and Research I (for writing the most comprehensive memo among his peers) and by serving as Associate Editor for the school’s journal on Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems (an international and comparative law journal).
Mr. La Rosa’s legal interests, going beyond immigration law, include corporate and business law. For that reason, he also doubled up on business-law related courses. His performance on those courses landed him an early position as a Law Clerk for Principal Financial Group (a fortune 250 company) where he successfully completed projects in the fields of commercial litigation, governance, compliance, pensions and IRAs, real estate, securities, trusts, insurance, and international commercial contracts.
In his private practice, Mr. La Rosa remains passionate about start-ups and helps founders with entity formation, tax status issues, and small business strategic planning.
University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
- J.D. – 2019
Florida International University, Miami, Florida
- B.A. – 2016
- Major: Philosophy
- Minor: Psychology
- Executive Office of Immigration Review
- US Southern District of Florida
Current Employment Position
- Founder (Shareholder/President)
Cindy Llanes has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in International Relations from Florida International University and began the journey toward a diverse legal career.
During law school at St. Thomas University, Cindy Llanes delved into immigration and tax law, demonstrating a passion for helping clients navigate complex legal matters. In recognition of outstanding dedication and commitment, Cindy Llanes received the Outstanding Clinical Team Award from the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) during her second year while focusing on immigration law.
In the final year of law school, Cindy Llanes shifted focus to tax law, further expanding her expertise. Today, she continues to provide valuable legal insights, drawing on this diverse background.
St. Thomas University College of Law
- J.D. – 2021
Florida International University, Miami,
- B.A. – 2016
- Major: Political Science
- Minor: International Relations
- US Southern District of Florida
Current Employment Position:
- Attorney, Of Counsel
Melissa brings a wealth of experience and a strong educational background to our team. With a dedicated career as a legal assistant, Melissa has spent three years specializing in first-party litigation. Her passion for the law and her commitment to excellence have made her an invaluable asset to our firm.
Melissa’s educational journey is marked by her dedication to rigorous intellectual pursuits. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Political Science, having pursued a focused pre-law curriculum at Florida International University. This academic background has equipped her with critical thinking skills and a deep understanding of ethical and legal principles that she brings to her work every day.
One of Melissa’s standout qualities is her bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish. This skill enables her to effectively communicate with a diverse range of clients and navigate the intricacies of the legal system with ease.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Melissa is a well-rounded individual with a love for reading, travel, and quality family time. Her Cuban heritage, combined with her Miami upbringing, has instilled in her a deep appreciation for culture and community. She cherishes moments spent with her family in the Florida Keys, where she enjoys the sun, sea, and quality time together.
Melissa Corrales is not just a legal assistant; she is an aspiring law student with a passion for justice and a commitment to her clients. Her dedication to her work and her diverse background make her an exceptional addition to our team. We are proud to have Melissa as part of our firm, and we look forward to seeing her future successes as she continues to pursue her legal career.
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