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John A. Ritter, Esq. (1942-2010)
Born Cleveland, Ohio, November 18, 1942: admitted to Bar 1968, Ohio: 1970, Florida: U.S. Supreme Court, 1973, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.
Education: Laval University, Quebec, Canada: Northwestern University (B.S. 1965); Case Western Reserve University (J.D., 1968). Yale University (L.L.M. 1970). Author, “Condominium Conversions,” 55 Florida Bar Journal 94, (1981);
Law Professor, University of Miami, 1970-1976. Adjunct Professor, Nova University Law School, 1979-1982, City Attorney, City of Miami Beach, 1980-1983, Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Ohio 1968-1969.
Member: Ohio State and American Bar Associations, National Lawyers, The Florida Bar, American Land Title Association. Languages: French
Louis D. Zaretsky, Esq. (Partner)
Born New York, N.Y., March 6, 1963: admitted to Bar 1991, Florida. Education: Long Island University-Southampton College, (B.A. 1986); University of Miami (J.D., 1991). Attorney’s Real Property Council of Dade County. Member: City of North Miami Planning Commission. Member: Miami Beach, Dade County and American Bar Association; The Florida Bar (Member, Section on: Real Property and Probate), Attorneys Title Insurance Fund.
Oren D. Lieber, Esq. (Partner)
Born New York, New York, May 11, 1973: admitted to Bar 2000, New York, Florida and New Jersey.
Education: Yeshiva University (B.A., 1996); University of Miami (J.D., 1999), Member: The Florida Bar
Member, Section of Real Property and Probate), Dade County Bar Association. Member: City of Miami
Beach Safety Committee. Language: Hebrew.
Vivian A. Jaime, Esq. (Partner)
Born New York, New York, July 28, 1970: admitted to Bar 2004, Florida. Education: University of Miami.
Dennise M. Blackwell-Pineda, Esq. (Associate)
Ms. Blackwell-Pineda was born in New Jersey, July 23, 1971 and moved to Miami with her family in 1981. Ms. Blackwell-Pineda was admitted to The Florida Bar in 2004 and graduated from the University of Miami in 1995 with a B.A. in History and in 2004 graduated with a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law. In addition to being admitted to The Florida Bar, Ms. Blackwell-Pineda is also admitted to practice in the Florida Middle District Bankruptcy Court, Florida Southern District Bankruptcy Court, U.S. District Court, Middle District and U.S. District Court, Southern District. She is a member of the Miami-Dade County Bar Association and Section of Real Property and Probate and speaks fluent Spanish
Dora Acherman, Esq. (Associate)
Ms. Achermanís practice focuses on real estate transactional and litigation matters. Her previous legal experience includes work in medical malpractice defense and commercial litigation, in cases involving constitutional and complex procedural issues, and jurisdictional issues in domestic and international litigation.
Ms. Acherman graduated magna cum laude from Florida International Universityís College of Law, where she was a Deanís Scholarship recipient, and a member of the Law Review. She received CALI Book Awards for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Professional Responsibility, International and Comparative Law, and Immigration Law. Her Law Review comment on environmental justice was published in the FIU Law Review.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Acherman earned a Doctorate in Sociology. She conducted research, taught doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students, and wrote grant proposals. Ms. Acherman served as project director of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research project, designed to evaluate programs that aimed at increasing minority participation in the biomedical sciences.
Fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew.