Aileen Ortega received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1992 where she served as editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, with Honors, from the University of Florida in 1989.
While at the University of Florida, Ms. Ortega served as a councilman for the Business Administration College Student Council and as Chairperson of the Conduct Board. She also received the Outstanding Minority Student Scholar Award in 1989.
Having started her career as an attorney at one of the largest corporate law firms in Florida, Greenberg Traurig, Ms. Ortega has handled complex property matters for major clients involving millions of dollars. She also worked as an attorney at Shutts & Bowen LLP, the oldest law firm in Miami, where she was exposed to transactions involving large, established, institutional clients.
She has developed expertise in a wide variety of commercial and real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis on commercial real estate acquisitions and loans. She also has experience in commercial leasing, condominium development, floor plan financing, construction loans, documentary stamp tax and intangible tax issues, loan workouts (including deeds in lieu of foreclosure), partnership and limited liability company matters, title issues, opinion letters, asset-based lending, survey matters, secured transactions and general corporate transactions.
Ms. Ortega also assists clients in structuring joint ventures, partnerships, land trusts, limited liability companies and corporations, and in negotiating and closing many other types of contractual arrangements.
Ms. Ortega has almost 17 years of experience representing lenders, borrowers, real estate developers, investors, brokers, operators, owners’ associations, foreign investors, business owners, landlords, tenants, and condominium associations. Ms. Ortega is a member of the National Association of Professional Women.
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