Carmen Contreras-Martinez

Carmen Contreras-Martinez

Counsel

Contact Info

Phone: (305) 428-4528
Fax: (305) 374-4744

Primary Office

Miami
701 Brickell Avenue
17th Floor
Miami, FL 33131

Carmen Contreras-Martinez

Counsel

Carmen Contreras-Martinez represents corporate clients who are involved in commercial disputes or facing financial difficulties that require them to restructure or file for bankruptcy. The dual nature of her practice as a trial lawyer and bankruptcy attorney also positions her to handle cases where unresolved issues connected to contracts, disagreements involving business partners and shareholders, or other matters, may push clients to consider bankruptcy proceedings. Her experience includes representations in both state and federal courts, including U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Carmen has extensive experience handling litigation involving real estate and disputes between businesses. Over the course of her career, she has also been counsel for some of the largest class action and litigation matters in South Florida, such as representing doctors and medical societies against 10 HMOs in one of the nation's largest class-action lawsuits against the managed care industry.

Carmen focuses her bankruptcy work on claims involving Chapter 11, including representing secured lenders, such as investment groups and banks, and helping secured creditors assert their rights. She also serves as counsel for court-appointed receivers. In addition, Carmen helps international insolvency trustees with assets in the United States to file related bankruptcy actions under Chapter 15.

Carmen is fluent in Spanish.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named to the Top Lawyer list by the Florida Legal Guide for 2012, 2013, 2015-2018, 2020

Memberships and Affiliations

Miami-Dade Florida Association of Women Lawyers

  • Board of Directors, 2019-2020
  • Chair, Events Committee, 2018, 2019
  • Co-Chair, Women Making History Event Committee, 2017
  • Judicial Reception Committee, 2015, 2016

Dade County Bar Association, former committee member

National Association of Women Lawyers

American Bar Association, Litigation Section

Women's Fund Miami-Dade, Host Committee

Harvard Alumni Schools Committee

 

Education

J.D., New York Law School

B.A., Harvard University

 

Bar Admissions

Florida

Carmen Contreras-Martinez represents corporate clients who are involved in commercial disputes or facing financial difficulties that require them to restructure or file for bankruptcy. The dual nature of her practice as a trial lawyer and bankruptcy attorney also positions her to handle cases where unresolved issues connected to contracts, disagreements involving business partners and shareholders, or other matters, may push clients to consider bankruptcy proceedings. Her experience includes representations in both state and federal courts, including U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Carmen has extensive experience handling litigation involving real estate and disputes between businesses. Over the course of her career, she has also been counsel for some of the largest class action and litigation matters in South Florida, such as representing doctors and medical societies against 10 HMOs in one of the nation's largest class-action lawsuits against the managed care industry.

Carmen focuses her bankruptcy work on claims involving Chapter 11, including representing secured lenders, such as investment groups and banks, and helping secured creditors assert their rights. She also serves as counsel for court-appointed receivers. In addition, Carmen helps international insolvency trustees with assets in the United States to file related bankruptcy actions under Chapter 15.

Carmen is fluent in Spanish.