- 30 years of real estate, corporate, and banking transaction experience
- Counsels foreign and domestic clients in real estate matters
- Certified mediator, fully bilingual in English and Spanish, specializing in real estate, construction law and business related disputes.
- Serves as an expert witness in complex real estate litigation
- Chairman of the Coral Gables Board of Adjustment
- Fluent in Spanish and English
Jorge E. Otero, born in Havana, Cuba, September 30, 1950; Education; B.S., with Honors (Electrical Engineering), Princeton University, 1972; M.E. (Industrial Engineering), University of Florida, 1973; Juris Doctor (cum laude), University of Miami, 1984 (President; Moot Court Board, 1983-1984). Mr. Otero is also "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Otero is a dispute resolution specialist certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court mediator.
He served from 2007-2011 as a member of the City of Coral Gables Construction Regulation Board and since May, 2011 has served as a member of the City of Coral Gables Board of Adjustment and in 2013 elected its Chairman.
As a lawyer, Mr. Otero has represented both financial institutions and borrowers in the documentation and closing of commercial and residential real estate secured loans, including those for acquisition, development and construction, and for the securing of guarantees and letters of credit. This representation has included extensive loan modifications, title examination, curing of title problems, and issuance of title insurance policies. Mr. Otero has also represented clients in litigation related to contract disputes, real estate transactions, RESPA and TIL matters, and disputes regarding mortgage loans.
Mr. Otero serves as an advisor in various types of business transactions including most facets of real estate matters; Condominium law, property acquisitions and sales; purchases and sales of businesses; commercial and residential real estate acquisitions; refinancing or restructuring of loans; development and construction financing; joint ventures and syndications.
Christina Otero Geeza was born in Miami, Florida; Education: Princeton University, 2005, A.B. Politics and Economics; Northwestern University School of Law, 2014, J.D. (cum laude). In college, Christina was a member of the Division I Women’s Crew team for four years. While in law school, Christina was President of the Accelerated JD Association, a Julius Miner Moot Court participant, and student in the Bluhm Legal Clinic for Environmental Advocacy.
Christina has a broad corporate practice with a concentration on various types of lending transactions and real estate matters. Additionally, Christina is a part of the firm's Trust and Estate Department, advising clients on how to meet their estate planning objectives, including assistance with drafting wills, powers of attorneys, and trust agreements.
Prior to joining Jorge E. Otero & Associates, P.A., Christina worked at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in the commercial finance department, where her practice focused on representing senior secured lenders, second lien lenders, mezzanine lenders and borrowers in asset-based lending.
Prior to law school, Christina worked as an analyst in Institutional Equity Sales at Goldman Sachs & Co., and as an associate in Private Wealth Management at J.P. Morgan Chase.
Christina is licensed to practice in Illinois and Florida.
Brian M. Otero, was born in Miami, Florida; Education; Barry University, College of Arts and Sciences, 2013, B.A. Political Science; Barry University School of Law, 2016, Juris Doctor (magna cum laude). In college, Brian was a Senator of the Student Government Association and a part of various other school governmental bodies. While in law school, Brian was on the Executive Board of the Law Review, interned at the State Attorney’s Office for the 11th Judicial Circuit, a Senator of the Student Bar Association, a Research Assistant for Professor Barry H. Dubner, a student in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and President of the Intermural Sports Club. Also, Brian co-authored an article in the Washington University Global Studies Law Review. Barry Dubner & Brian Otero, The Human Rights of Sea Pirates: Will the European Court of Human Rights Decisions Get More Killed?, 15 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 215 (2016).
In addition to representing clients in various types of business transactions and real estate matters, Mr. Otero is a part of the firm’s Condominium Department, defending the rights of Condominium Associations on matters ranging from collection litigation, foreclosures, landlord tenant disputes, to issues related to compliance with the requirements of Florida Condominium law. Additionally, Mr. Otero is a part of the firm’s Landlord/Tenant Department, handling residential and commercial cases ranging from evictions to other landlord/tenant disputes. Mr. Otero also advises clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions, including negotiating and drafting of contracts and condominium documents.