Oscar R. Rivera specializes in Real Property and Corporate Law and heads the Real Estate/Corporate Practice Group of the firm. He completed his undergraduate studies in accounting at the University of Miami and received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.
Since 1981 he has represented numerous developers, investment companies, business owners, municipalities, lenders, retailers and management companies throughout the United States and Latin America. His expertise lies in acquisition & sales, leasing, contract/lease enforcement & evictions, loan transactions, foreclosures and workouts. In his practice of law he upholds a personal commitment to being the best in his field and maintains an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Rivera has held several leadership positions within the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the global trade association of the shopping center industry. He has served as the Florida State Director of the ICSC and been a member of the faculty at the ICSC University of Shopping Centers, Divisional Government Relations Chairman for the seven-state Southern Division and Florida Government Relations Committee Chairman. He has also served as Conference Chairman of the Conference of the Americas, Florida Law Symposium and US Shopping Center Law Conference. He is a recipient of the ICSC Trustees Distinguished Service Award and is also a director and officer of the Florida Shopping Centers Political Action Committee. He is also a member of BOMA and NAIOP and has served on the board of directors of the South Florida Chapter of NAIOP.
Mr. Rivera lectures on various topics throughout the United States and South America. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in Florida’s Latin Community. His published works include “Anatomy of a Lease”, “Entertainment Center Leases: Theater, Restaurant and Other Idiosyncratic Issues”, “Rent, Operating Expenses, Marketing and Other Monetary Issues”, “Basic Issues in Commercial Transactions/Leases”, “Navigating Through the De-Malling Maze” and “Formation and Preparation of the Governing Documents for Homeowners and Condominium Associations” and “Extend, Pretend or Workout”.
He is admitted to the Florida Bar (US District Court, Southern District of Florida) and US Tax Court, and is a member of the Cuban-American Bar Association. Active in his community, Mr. Rivera is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana.