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Erik A. Perez

Erik A. Perez

Dedicated to obtaining the best results for my clients
  • Insurance Claims, Business Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Florida
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Biography

Mr. Perez’s practice includes several aspects of federal and state civil litigation with a focus on complex commercial, property damage, and personal injury. While a large portion of his practice involves civil litigation, Mr. Perez also represents clients in a broad spectrum of real estate and commercial transactions.

In his practice, Mr. Perez has successfully represented a wide array of individuals including homeowners, injured parties, developers, contractors, small business owners, publicly traded technology companies, and insurance carriers in a variety of contexts. This has allowed Mr. Perez to have a unique perspective and substantial competitive advantage in his practice areas because he has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in complex commercial cases, property damage claims, and personal injury litigation.

Mr. Perez has practiced at several well-known law firms in the legal areas of complex commercial law, property damage, and personal injury. Mr. Perez has effectively represented clients in all phases of litigation and arbitration including trials, final hearings, summary judgment proceedings, and mediations.

Mr. Perez cares deeply about his clients and has established wonderful friendships and continuous working relationships with many of them. Mr. Perez is an avid philanthropist who has supported several causes for the underrepresented and underprivileged in his community. His dedication to client service is unparalleled and he truly exhausts all of his resources in order to obtain the best result for his clients. His willingness to help his clients regardless of the circumstances is what separates him from other attorneys.

Education
Florida International University
B.B.A. | International Business
Honors: Deans List
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University of Miami
J.D. | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: International Moot Court, Tenants' Rights Clinic
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Professional Experience
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Perez Mayoral, P.A.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Can a public adjuster be an independent appraiser?
Law 360
Speaking Engagements
Negotiating Settlements, 80 SW 8th Street, Suite 3000
Rumberger Kirk
Presentation to younger attorneys on theories and strategies as to settlement negotiations.
Certifications
Certified Real Estate Sales Associate
Florida Real Estate Commission
Awards
Deans Merit Award
University of Miami School of Law
Professional Associations
Miami-Dade County Bar Association
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Elevate Church Miami
Member
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Cuban American Bar Assoc. Pro Bono Project
Member
Current
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The Florida Bar  # 0115564
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 0115564
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11th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Insurance Claims
    Business Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Finance, Business Litigation
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Homeowners Association
    Collections
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Water line clogged in apartment building and backing up into shower drain and flooding the floor.
A: This is an excellent question that I come across weekly. I've helped many clients with this issue. Since the property is in a condo association, the pipe may be what is considered a "common element" or "common area" pipe. If the plumber has determined that the pipe services other units at the Association, it will be a common element pipe. Thus, the Association will be responsible for paying for the damages, including the plumbers bill. These types of leaks may be destructive and affect other areas of your unit which may cause further damages. My recommendation is to document everything by taking photos, saving all invoices, and saving all correspondence with the association. Thereafter, immediately contact a Florida lawyer to open a claim.
Q. Am I able as owner acting as contractor exempt from having contractor sign site plan that is accurate and correct?
A: That is an administrative issue that may be determined by the local design and review board and local regulations. Please provide further information regarding the jurisdiction and local rules. The Florida Statute you cited is primarily for the regulation of licensed contractors and prohibits unlicensed contracting. As is stated in the statute, there is an exemption when "[o]wners of property when acting as their own contractor and providing direct, onsite supervision themselves of all work not performed by licensed contractors." This appears to be separate from the issue you have described pertaining to approval for the site plan.
Q. I recently payed for a new septic system the estimate was 10900 . Now they are done they are trying to charge me double
A: It depends on the terms of the estimate and the written agreement (if any). Unfortunately, contractors sometimes complete these sort of practices. It is important that you negotiate a contract clearly indicating the scope of work prior to hiring the contractor. Nevertheless, sometimes there may be a change order due to unforeseen circumstances. However, double the prices seems unreasonable. You must carefully review the terms of the agreement.
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Contact & Map
Perez Mayoral, P.A. - Coral Gables
2600 S Douglas Rd, Suite 1007
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Toll-Free: (800) 777-1305
Telephone: (305) 928-1077
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Perez Mayoral, P.A. - Downtown Miami
66 West Flagler Street, Suite 900
Miami, FL 33130
Toll-Free: (800) 777-1305
Telephone: (786) 670-9866
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed