I graduated from Harvard Law School in 1993. Prior to law school, I graduated summa cum laude from the Pierre Laclede Honors College at the University of Missouri, and am a distinguished veteran of the U.S. Army.
My areas of expertise are Business Transactions, Contracts and Contract Disputes, Bankruptcy, and all areas of Real Estate.
In the area of Business Law, I bring in-house and real-world, business-related experience to the table when assisting clients with a variety of transactions, whether they be domestic or international. In doing so, for example, I provide a unique perspective when it comes to assisting a client with due diligence and counseling relating to the acquisition of other businesses and/or new technologies, negotiating and drafting license or consulting agreements, closing the purchase of a distressed real estate asset, assisting a client through the morass of foreclosure, and addressing the regulatory issues relating to such transactions.
I understand and facilitate my clients’ desire to get to Yes, having trained under Roger Fisher, the author of Getting to Yes and founder of modern day Alternative Dispute Resolution, at the Harvard Negotiation Project.
Bruce Bennett is the Director of Government Relations at The Victoria Law Group. His area of practice is focused primarily on banking, corporate, as well as legislative matters on the state and federal levels. In this capacity, Mr. Bennett provides strategic advice to municipal, corporate, educational, construction, trade association and organizational clients on a broad range of government relations, financial, and international policy matters.
With more than 20 years of experience serving the public and private sectors, Mr. Bennett began his career in Washington, D.C. working as a legislative representative on Capitol Hill on behalf of the City of New York. Since that time, he has worked on national domestic policy issues and on international business, development and security matters in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America. He has also specialized in corporate legislative issues on behalf of a Fortune 500 company in the area of Internet security and data privacy matters on Capitol Hill as well as with several state legislatures.
As a public servant, he has been very active in his community. Mr. Bennett has been recognized on Capitol Hill for the work that he has done on behalf of homeless families in the Washington, D.C. area. He has also spoken at conferences in Brazil that focused on street children, worked on environmental issues in Haiti and on food security matters in Ethiopia. Finally, he represented Georgetown University Law Center in a prison educational program designed to help people transition back into the local community.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center where he focused on International Law and Trade Matters. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he majored in Political Science/International Relations. He is a member of the Washington, D.C. Bar.
He also completed the Strategic Public-Sector Negotiation Program at the Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the International Conflict Resolution Program at the United States Institute for Peace, Bethesda, Maryland. He currently serves on several boards including Our Kids, Inc., The Beacon Council’s Executive Committee, and The Latin Builders Association.
David R. Berley, graduated from Boston College Law School. He’s been practicing law for over forty years, concentrating in areas of corporate, commercial, real estate, international and banking law.
Dave’s mission at The Victoria Law group is to provide our clients with quality legal representation, professional diligence, decades of experience and personal attention.
Dave is currently active in: Miami Heart Association; Jewish Federation of Greater Miami.
Selected Past and Present Positions
Gessimbergue Monteiro, Jr. is a U.S. Senior Paralegal and admitted as a Brazilian attorney with over ten years of experience in Brazil. He is currently enrolled in the Taxation LLM Program at the University of Miami, and works in conjunction with the staff and professionals at The Victoria Law Group, under the supervision of Managing Attorney Bob Arnold.
Mr. Monteiro Jr is a seasoned professional well versed in international business conducting cross-border transactions, inbound and outbound projects, and due diligence review across a wide array of industries including international trading and commodities supply chain, construction and development, oil and gas, renewable energy, consumer products and services, and real estate.
Vanessa is a Miami native who has completed her Master in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business at Saint Thomas University, School of Business.
Before joining the Victoria Law Group family, she interned for the Production Management department with MTV Latin America in Miami Beach. In addition she was a Paralegal for the State Attorney’s Office.
Vanessa’s works mainly on Real Estate, Bankruptcy, and Litigation matters at the firm.
The Victoria Law Group consists of competent and dependable attorneys and legal professionals who are highly knowledgeable in the field of real estate law. Our team of legal professionals has assisted several residential and commercial clients with various legal matters associated with real estate including but not limited to the preparation and revision of contracts, acquisition of properties, refinances, foreclosures, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, short sales, landlord tenant disputes, eminent domain, leasing as well as enforcements and evictions.
There is no case too complex for The Victoria Law Group to handle. We understand Miami Real Estate; we were built for Miami Real Estate. We know how important the real estate industry is to the global economy and we work hard to provide our clients with the best solution for all their legal needs.
Representation in our Real Estate Practice Area includes sales, leases, title insurance and other transactions in addition to structuring complex sale and acquisition agreements and negotiating and closing complex mortgage financing on behalf of lenders and developers.