was organized on February 1, 1987 under the name of Goytisolo & S�ez. In July of
1991, Messrs. Jose E. Martinez (University of Miami B.B.A., 1962, and LL.B., 1965) and
Renaldy J. Gutierrez (University of Miami J.D. 1985 cum laude and Harvard University
LL.M., 1988), joined the firm as counsel, and became name partners in September 1992
(later to be known as Martinez & Gutierrez). In September 2002, as a result of Mr.
Martinezs judicial appointment to the United States District Court for the Southern
District of Florida, the firm was renamed Gutierrez & Associates. The firm is
av rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Gutierrez was in-house counsel to an important
international investment group before joining the firm. He is admitted to the Nicaragua Bar Association. He is a Commissioner of the East Everglades Acquisition Project; and a panel member under ICDR International Commercial Arbitration and of the ICSID (World Bank).
Kathleen M. Sales,
(Duke University, B.A., 1989, and New York Law School, J.D., 1997), born in Newton,
Massachusetts, June 15, 1967; admitted to Bar: Florida, 1998. Practice area: General Civil
Litigation; Product Liability Litigation. Ms. Sales became an associate in April 1999
Lourdes N. Gutierrez, (Florida International University, B.A., 1989, and St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2008), born in Managua, Nicaragua, October 23, 1975; admitted to Bar: Florida, 2008. Practice area: Real Estate; Corporate Law; and Commercial Transactions. Ms. Gutierrez became an associate in October 2008.
J. Schaffer, (Indiana University, J.D., cum laude, 1971). Practice
Areas: General Civil and Trial Practice; Appellate Practice in all Courts; Commercial
Litigation; Collections; Corporate Law; Business Law.
Daniel H. Forman, (Antioch School of
Law, Washington D.C., J.D. 1976). Practice Areas: Criminal Litigation. Appellate Practice
in all Courts.
Primary Areas of Practice
The firm has extensive experience in
litigation relating to insurance defense, product liability defense, collections,
construction, and civil litigation, in general. Likewise, its attorneys have substantial
experience in business and corporate law, real estate acquisitions and development. The
firm is an approved title agent for Attorneys Title Insurance Fund.
Gutierrez: Judd L. Kessler, Esq., (301/320-9170) and Theodore O. Prounis, Esq. (212/421-0306).
American Airlines, Borden, Inc., California
Insurance Commissioner, United States Tobacco International, Ford Motor Company, The
Philip Morris Companies, Florida Department of Insurance, Emerson Electric Co., E.I. du Pont de Nemours
& Company, and U.S. Education Finance Corporation.