Stearns Weaver Miller Names 11 New Shareholders

Stearns Weaver Miller announced that Amanda Bennis, Laura Lefebvre Balard, Aubrey Burris, David Coulter, Paul Crucet, Coral Del Mar López, Ivette Delgado, Amy Jellicorse, William Lawrence, Lisette Martinez, and Erin Tilton have been promoted to Shareholders. The newest Shareholders span the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Tallahassee offices and have wide-ranging practices.

Amanda Bennis (Miami, Corporate & Securities) focuses on mergers & acquisitions, commercial and asset-based lending, banking and financial institutions, capital markets, commercial transactions, life sciences, corporate law, securities and compliance and corporate governance. View Amanda’s full bio.

Laura Lefebvre Balard (Miami, Affordable Housing & Real Estate) represents clients in different aspects of real estate including the financing, acquisition, disposition and development of high quality affordable housing and multi-family developments and commercial real estate projects. View Laura’s full bio.

Aubrey Burris (Tampa, Real Estate) concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate acquisition, development and financing and condominium and homeowner association documentation. She represents developers, home builders, property owners, lenders, and borrowers in the acquisition and development of commercial properties and other complex business matters. View Aubrey’s full bio.

David Coulter (Miami, Litigation & Dispute Resolution) practices in all areas of commercial dispute resolution, in domestic and international arbitration proceedings and before state and federal courts, through trial and appeal. View David’s full bio.

Paul Crucet (Miami, Labor & Employment) specializes in defending employers from discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims, wage and hour claims, and charges of unfair labor practices before the NLRB. He advises employers on structuring and properly classifying their workforce, assists in the preparation of independent contractor and employee agreements, and negotiates collective bargaining agreements. View Paul’s full bio.

Coral Del Mar López (Miami, Litigation & Dispute Resolution) focuses her practice on commercial business litigation, representing clients in class actions, arbitrations, and single-plaintiff actions in multiple jurisdictions. She has litigated a wide variety of disputes in state and federal courts. View Coral’s full bio.

Ivette Delgado (Miami, Ad Valorem Tax & Real Estate) focuses her practice on helping both residential and commercial property owners reduce their property tax liabilities through administrative appeals before Value Adjustment Boards and in Circuit Court. She also has experience in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial and residential development, commercial leasing, financing, and general corporate work. View Ivette’s full bio.

Amy Jellicorse (Fort Lauderdale, Corporate & Securities) focuses her practice on representing clients in the real estate and hospitality industries in structuring and drafting joint venture arrangements, structuring and offering interests in pooled investment funds, and sophisticated debt, equity and mezzanine financing transactions. View Amy’s full bio.

William Lawrence (Fort Lauderdale, Real Estate) focuses his practice on commercial real estate finance transactions with an emphasis on representing borrowers in connection with construction loans, term loans and refinancings and purchase and sale transactions representing both buyers and sellers of office, retail, industrial and vacant land/developable land projects. View Will’s full bio.

Lisette Martinez (Miami, Affordable Housing & Real Estate) represents developers in all areas of transactional real estate including the acquisition, financing, construction, rehabilitation and development of multifamily developments focusing particularly on high-quality affordable housing. View Lisette’s full bio.

Erin Tilton (Tallahassee, Land Development, Zoning & Environmental) focuses her practice on representing private and public sector clients before local, regional, and state agencies, courts, and elected bodies on environmental, real estate development, and land use matters. She is skilled in developing and implementing litigation strategy as it relates to obtaining, challenging, and defending development approvals. View Erin’s full bio.

About Stearns Weaver Miller
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson is a full-service law firm with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Tallahassee, and Coral Gables, Florida. We offer multidisciplinary solutions with a focus on Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Business Restructuring, Corporate & Securities, Government & Administrative, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Commercial Finance and Loan Restructuring & Workouts, Land Development, Zoning & Environmental, Marital & Family Law and Tax. For more information, visit