MIAMI, February, 14, 2018 – Miami-based global law firm Diaz Reus & Targ announced today that two new attorneys have joined the firm: real estate Partner Alexandre Ballerini in Miami and Associate Attorney Javier Coronado in Bogotá.
Multifaceted, multilingual attorney Alexandre Ballerini focuses his practice on complex real estate transactions, from acquisition to redevelopment and dispositions; sales of businesses or business assets; and corporate governance and compliance matters. He also assists high net worth clients with estate planning, estate & business successions, and other forms of asset protection.
Prior to becoming a member of the Florida Bar, Alexandre worked in banking, real estate brokerage management, real estate development, and finance. He holds an MBA from the University of Hartford and a J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law.
“Alex Ballerini’s multifaceted experience is a great asset to our Real Estate practice. We are delighted to welcome him to our firm,” said Global Managing Partner Michael Diaz, Jr.
Javier Coronado is a bilingual litigator skillful in advocating cases, conducting parallel investigations, advising on litigation strategies, and negotiating resolutions in complex, high-stakes criminal and civil disputes. He brings legal experience in the U.S. and Colombia to his practice, which includes international litigation in the areas of white collar-crime and government investigations.
Mr. Coronado counsels and represents individuals and corporations in matters involving domestic and foreign corruption, tax evasion, anti-money laundering laws, and financial fraud. He also advises clients in business transactions, corporate governance, and entity formation, particularly, in securing the client’s compliance with international, U.S., and Colombian legal standards, regulations, and best practices.
He is also experienced in handling constitutional and human rights litigation, including disputes before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Apart from being a skilled transnational and bicultural litigator, Mr. Coronado is a noteworthy scholar in the areas of criminal law and procedure. He regularly serves as an adjunct professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Law School in Bogota, and writes articles and comments in the same fields for various law journals and widely publicized newsletters such as The Interamerican Dialogue and Latin Counsel.
Admitted to practice law in Colombia and New York, he holds an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania and an LL.B., with honors, from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá).
Michael Diaz, Jr., Global Managing Partner, comments that “The addition of an experienced attorney in criminal litigation such as Javier will reinforce our capability to handle complex cross-border matters involving Latin America and the United States. Javier will be very valuable to our clients in government investigations, regulatory compliance, fraud, and asset recovery matters, particularly to our office in Colombia.”
Marta Colomar-Garcia, Administrative Managing Partner