Kevin H. Fabrikant, Esq.
Mr. Fabrikant has been the senior partner of his law firm since 2001. Mr. Fabrikant’s areas of legal practice include a focus on corporate and business transactions and litigation, and has been representing clients in real estate matters since 2001. As a transaction and litigation attorney, Mr. Fabrikant has represented clients with complex litigation and transaction matters in the areas of corporate breaches, real estate, business litigation, probate and estates, family law, casualty losses, intellectual property, entertainment law, and investment opportunities.
Mr. Fabrikant has also represented clients on intellectual property matters such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets, including registrations, contract licensing, and litigation in state and federal court as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. Mr. Fabrikant has lectured in Real Estate matters and has been consulted with in the media on real estate issues affecting South Florida. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Fabrikant was involved in the entertainment industry owning a music management company and record label based in New York and a media distribution
Mr. Fabrikant obtained an undergraduate degree in Accounting, and attended law school in South Florida at St. Thomas University School of Law, graduating in 1999. Mr. Fabrikant is an attorney licensed in Florida State as well as Federal Courts, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Mr. Fabrikant has also been engaged for significant appellate work. Mr. Fabrikant has represented clients at countless real estate closing, both residential and commercial, assisted clients with SBA (Small Business Administration) loans, represented clients with purchasing businesses, including with mergers and acquisitions, and represented clients in the asset purchase of medical offices, rental and multi-family properties, and other types of businesses
Rosana E. Hernandez, Esq.
Rosana was awarded a full scholarship to Smith College in Northampton Massachusetts after graduating from High School as Class President and Second in her Graduating Class. As a preeminent all-girl’s liberal arts college where persons with distinguishment such as Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, Former First Lady Barbara Bush, and media mogul Gloria Steinem attended, at Smith College Rosana was exposed to forces that enforced her ability to achieve exceptional status. Rosana obtained her degree in Economics, while mastering the languages of French, Italian, Spanish, and English
Rosana went on to law school at the University of Massachusetts. During and after law school, Rosana worked at the United States Governments Department of Healthcare and Financing Administration where she assisted in the researching and writing of the revised HCFA financing laws and regulations. Thereafter, Rosana went into private practice, working at Zuckerman, Spaeder, Taylor & Evans, LLP, in Downtown Miami, where she was involved in representing clients in Health-Care Administrative Agency Regulation matters, and then to Gilbride, Heller & Brown, P.A., eventually achieving partner status, where she assisted with litigation matters that included the Hedge Fund Administrator CITGO litigation defense in the United States and Ireland.
Michael R. Fabrikant, Esq., of Counsel
Michael received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Miami. Thereafter, Michael went into the military, serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After an Honorable Discharge, Michael went to law school at Stetson University School of Law in Tampa. Not yet feeling complete with his formal education, Michael continued with the University of Miami School of Law to obtain his L.L.M. in taxation. Michael then went on to work for the Internal Revenue Service of the Department of the U.S. Treasury. After several years with the I.R.S., Michael worked for the law firm of Franklin, Ullman, Kimler & Entin before starting his own law firm in 1981. Michael’s law practice has included representing clients before administrative agencies for financial and tax matters and appearing before the United States Tax Court to defend clients against excessive taxation demands of the U.S. Government. Michael has represented clients with trust, probate, and estate matters, and has represented clients in preparing private placements and prospect us preparations, as well as with limited partnerships to raise capital for investment and tax purposes.
Corey Biazzo, Esq
Corey, is a Connecticut native, who grew up in South Florida and Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.
After graduating from high school, Corey served in the U.S. Navy onboard the U.S.S. Harry S. Truman CVN-75 aircraft carrier as a Machinist Mate (MM) in Reactor Propulsion Division. As an MM, Corey helped operate and maintain vital equipment in the ship’s nuclear powered propulsion plant, in addition to other shipboard responsibilities. Corey deployed to the Persian Gulf and the North Arabian Sea during the Truman Strike Group’s 2010 Middle East Deployment. During the deployment the Truman provided close air support to coalition forces operating in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Following his military service, Corey received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from West Virginia University in 2014 where he was a member of the Dean’s List. While attending college, Corey worked at a U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Vet Center as a Veteran Student Work-Study. Corey received his Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law (CSL) in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2016 where Corey graduated as a member of the Dean’s List in the top 25% of his class with Pro Bono Honors. While in law school, Corey worked as a Certified Legal Intern in CSL’s Entrepreneurship Clinic and Driver’s License Restoration Clinic at the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office.
Corey practiced Personal Injury Law, Contract Law and Civil Litigation in Charlotte North Carolina at his former law practice Biazzo & Panchenko Law, PLLC in Charlotte, North Carolina prior to moving to Florida. Corey practiced Personal Injury Law at Lewis Law, P.A. in Tamarac, Florida prior to joining the team at Fabrikant & Associates, PLLC as an Associate Attorney practicing Civil Litigation.
Aside from his responsibilities at the firm, Corey enjoys spending time with family and friends, investing, traveling, fishing, being outside and exploring the world of cryptocurrencies.
Olivia Retenauer, Esq
Olivia Retenauer is an attorney with Fabrikant & Associates, PLLC, practicing various areas of the law in South Florida for more than eight (8) years. Ms. Retenauer has experience in commercial litigation as well as high asset and high conflict family law matters involving business disputes and other equitable distribution issues. Ms. Retenauer’s early years of practice were in the area of commercial transactions. She is known for her zealous advocacy of clients and takes a very hands-on and active approach with her clients. Her presence is always felt in the court room and she is known as a true fighter.
Ms. Retenauer has a passion for litigation and prides herself on being available for her clients. Ms. Retenauer has worked on matters for professional athletes as well as small business owners and high-cap companies.
As far as her academic background, Ms. Retenauer attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, whereat she received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with high distinction. Ms. Retenauer graduated from Michigan as a third-year graduate and alumni of the Michigan Community Scholars Program.
After attending the University of Michigan, Ms. Retenauer attended the University of Miami School of Law. She graduated in May 2012, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude. At the University of Miami, Ms. Retenauer was a distinguished fellow with the Children and Youth Law Clinic as well as a faculty research assistant, working on published law articles alongside reputable law professors.
In her free time (which is limited), Ms. Retenauer, a Pittsburgh, PA native, enjoys dance and was a prior dance instructor in Miami, FL, watching her favorite NFL team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and walking her dog, JuJu, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Ronnie Gotti, Esq
Mr. Gotti is a trial attorney at Fabrikant and Associates specializing in complex commercial litigation. Mr. Gotti has been in practice for the better half of a decade. Mr. Gotti represents clients in complex commercial matters dealing with financial institutions, commercial and residential real estate, corporate structure, shareholder/investment interests, etc. Mr. Gotti successfully represented multiple clients against one of the nation’s largest bank institutions in a lawsuit pertaining to a misplaced Totten trust. The clients ultimately received the entire amount of damages they claimed in the suit. Selected by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys” for 2018. Mr. Gotti is a dedicated legal counselor who offers years of legal experience with a superior work ethic for the benefit of each of his clients.
Mr. Gotti earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Florida International University in 2009. In 2013, Mr. Gotti received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. Since graduating, Mr. Gotti has concentrated his practice in commercial litigation and personal injury. Prior to joining Fabrikant and Associates, Mr. Gotti represented clients in matters involving catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death having tried cases across the state of Florida.
When not zealously representing his clients, Mr. Gotti enjoys spending time with his family and staying physically active.
Yandiel Muniz, Esq
Yandiel is an associate attorney with Fabrikant & Associates, he was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2017 and has been practicing law ever since. Yandiel has several years of experience as an immigration attorney representing clients in green card employment-based petitions and appearing before immigration court defending clients who were in removal proceedings. Prior to becoming an attorney Yandiel worked as a high school math teacher and head track and field coach.
Yandiel has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Florida International University (FIU) and attended law school at FIU College of Law, where he earned a partial scholarship. During law school he was a member of Law Review for two years and interned with the Broward State Attorney’s Office. Yandiel is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and spent two summers studying abroad, one in Sevilla, Spain and another in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During his undergraduate studies Yandiel competed in Track and Field for four years, earning all-conference honors four times and breaking two school records in High Jump. Yandiel is an avid traveler and has visited more than 60 countries.
Angeline Gonzalez, Florida Registered Paralegal
Angeline moved to Florida, from Puerto Rico, in 2012. She has worked as a Paralegal since 2002 and her experience includes Foreclosure, Securities Fraud and Evictions. In December 2020, Angeline graduated from Broward College and received her Diploma for Paralegal Studies. Angeline is also a Florida Notary Public since 2012 and a Florida Registered Paralegal since March 2021.
Ashley Lawrence, Litigation Paralegal
Ashley Lawrence supports attorneys in the Civil Litigation Department. Prior to joining Fabrikant & Associates PLLC., Ashley assisted attorneys in multiple practice areas, including Subrogation, Creditors Rights, Commercial Debt Collection as well as Local and Foreign Judgment Collection. She has worked in the legal field in Florida for 5+ years.
Melanie Vazquez, Litigation Paralegal
Melanie graduated from the University of Miami as a Certified Paralegal. She has experience working in many different areas of law. Melanie is currently in school to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in order to go to Law School in the future. In her free time away from work, she likes to spend time with her daughter, that she adores. Melanie is very spiritual and family oriented. She is also a cat lover.
Michelle Velazquez, Florida Registered Paralegal
Michelle has been a Legal Assistant/Paralegal since June of 2017 and she joined the team as a Paralegal in the Firm’s Eviction Litigation Department since March of 2019. She also on occasions assist with the Civil Litigation matters. Michelle has previous experience in traffic, debt collection, subrogation and insurance property claims.
Lisa Feix , Litigation Paralegal
Lisa has worked as a Legal Assistant since 2005 in the areas of foreclosure defense, general litigation and real estate. She uses her multitasking skills and customer service experience to provide support to the attorneys and clients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Lynnet Mantilla Montiel, Eviction Admin
Graduated from FIU with a bachelors in Spanish and minor in Translation and Interpretation, focused on English and Spanish Languages. She is passionate about languages and besides English and Spanish she also speaks Italian, a little bit of French, Russian, Mandarin, and Turkish. Lynnet loves helping people and that is why this work is very fulfilling for her.
Our Associate Attorneys are qualified and trained to provide effective legal representation on behalf of our law firm. They have diverse backgrounds from trial experience to accounting and business knowledge to assist with our client’s needs.
Support Staff, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Law Clerks, Firm Administrator
The firm has additional support persons that include law clerks, legal assistants, and file clerks that assist with the preparation of files, maintaining the flow of cases and matters, and assisting with providing our clients with information. These persons provide competent professional assistance to the other members of the law firm team through organized and structured systems to offer a more efficient service to our clients.