Elinette Ruiz-Diaz de la Portilla

Elinette Ruiz concentrates her practice in the areas of land use and zoning, liquor licensing and administrative law on behalf of a wide range of clients. She has experience at the local and federal levels of government. Elinette represents builders, developers and land owners in all aspects of land use through the entire development process, from zoning approvals to subdivision, including due diligence reviews, vested rights claims, local comprehensive plan amendments, historic preservation approvals, permit matters, Brownfields redevelopment and environmental issues. Elinette also represents private companies doing business with government agencies through the intricate public procurement process, including quasi-judicial bid protests and related litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Elinette was an associate at the firm of Becker & Poliakoff in Miami.

Elinette previously served as an Assistant to the Miami Dade County Mayor in the Office of the Senior Advisor. She also gained experience in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Staff Assistant for Congressman Diaz Balart, and as an intern at the U.S. Department of State, Department of Public Affairs. 

Prior to law school, she spent three years in the financial industry as a Registered Sales Associate with Citi Global Wealth Management Smith Barney obtaining a General Securities (Series 7) License from the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).



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