Hugo V. Alvarez

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HALVAREZ@beckerlawyers.com

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Practices

Credentials

    Education

      • Tulane University, J.D.
      • University of Maine, B.A., with distinction

    Bar Admissions

      • Florida

    Court Admissions

      • Florida Supreme Court
      • Supreme Court of the United States
      • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
      • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
      • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
      • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

    Clerkships

      • Judicial Clerk to the Hon. William H. Byrnes of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals of Louisiana
      • Law Clerk and Appellate Case Manager for the Appellate Division of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in and for West Palm Beach, Florida, where he worked closely with current Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga.

Perspectives

  • SuperLawyers

Bio

Hugo V. Alvarez has successfully worked on a large volume of cases with significant financial exposure. Fortune 500 companies, prominent real estate developers, municipalities, insurance companies, hotels, financial institutions, condominium/homeowner’s associations and general contractors have all sought his legal advice and deep local community ties to help get issues resolved. Hugo has been published in the Miami-Daily Business Review, appeared on CNN, and Spanish TV, and is often quoted in leading business periodicals such as the South Florida Business Journal on local legal topics.

Mr. Alvarez works closely with his clients to understand their legal needs and business. He does this by focusing on his client’s objectives and not just on a pending dispute. By being involved in every aspect of his client’s business he can help navigate his client’s directives and help avoid brewing disputes while also preparing for litigation.

Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Alvarez has extensive litigation experience involving real estate and insurance disputes in South Florida for both domestic and foreign companies. He is also a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator.

EXPERIENCE

  • Secured $1.8 million dollar judgment for movie maker
  • Secured $500,000 judgment for violation of a non-compete agreement
  • Secured defense verdict in favor of general contractor in a jury trial
  • Secured hundreds of favorable results involving Hurricane Wilma and Hurricane Irma disputes
  • Secured dismissal of prominent real estate developer in a dispute involving millions of dollars
  • Represented the court appointed receiver overseeing a major real estate project on Miami Beach involving 98 units and over ten million dollars in dispute
  • Participated in over a hundred residential real estate transactions
  • Represented both cities and counties as it relates to their legal disputes and legal needs
  • Participated in the collections and foreclosures for condo associations, banks, and individual investors

RECOGNITION

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Dade County Bar Association Legal Luminary Award Winner, 2017
  • Avvo ranking of 10 out of 10
  • LBA Rookie Director of the Year Nominee, 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2010-2013, 2015
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite “Up and Comer”, 2005-2009
  • South Florida Business Journal Key Partner Award Finalist, 2006 – 2007
  • South Florida Business Journal Up and Comer, 2007
  • Business Leader Media Movers and Shakers Award, 2009
  • Columbus Athletic Hall of Fame, 2017

PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Secretary, Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Director, Latin Builders Association
  • Member, Columbus Alumni Association
  • Former Director, Builders Association of South Florida
  • Board of Governors, Churchill Society of South Florida