Elinette Ruiz-Diaz de la Portilla
Elinette Ruiz practices in the areas of land use and zoning, and litigation with a particular emphasis on governmental, administrative, land use and procurement law. She has experience at the local, state and federal levels of government.
Elinette represents builders, developers and land owners in land use matters throughout the development process, from zoning approvals to subdivision, including due diligence reviews, vested rights claims, local comprehensive plan amendments, historic preservation approvals, permit matters, and environmental issues.
Elinette also represents clients doing business with government agencies through the intricate public procurement process, including quasi-judicial bid protests and related litigation.
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).