Ivan Izquierdo is a trial attorney and maritime lawyer, handling passengers’ personal injury claims, crew-member claims, wrongful death claims, as well as non-maritime personal injury claims.
Mr. Izquierdo attended St. Thomas University where he successfully attained an under-graduate degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, post-graduation Mr. Izquierdo began his career as a professional athlete for a Major League Baseball team. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Izquierdo became a Federal Agent for the Department of Homeland Security, a position he held for many years enabling him to achieve a vast knowledge of criminal and immigration laws. During his time as a federal agent he also acquired the certification of United States Coast Guard Captain of Uninspected Vessels (OUPV), enriching his knowledge of maritime safety and regulations.
Mr. Izquierdo enrolled at St. Thomas University School of Law where he excelled by appearing on the Dean’s List throughout his legal education while as well receiving book awards in the fields of Admiralty/Maritime law and Marine Insurance. During his time there, he received the Public Service Award for amassing over 240 hour of Pro-bono work. Additionally, Mr. Izquierdo was a research assistant for the maritime program at St Thomas University School of Law, ultimately graduating with honors (Cum Laude).
Prior to founding Izquierdo & Leon Law, PLLC., Mr. Izquierdo worked as an attorney at one of the premier maritime and personal injury law firms in the country. He has been involved in several trials on behalf of individuals and families who suffered serious injuries and/or the loss of a loved one.
Mr. Izquierdo is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
He is also a member of the Florida Bar, the Cuban American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association, the American Association For Justice, and Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Izquierdo is also fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Rabdem Leon is a tax attorney that has represented individuals, companies and accountants in front of the IRS at a federal level and at local levels he has argued cases and reached settlements with Departments of Revenue of different states. Mr. Leon has engaged in tax planning for businesses, individual transactions, and individuals conveying efficacy and productivity according to the client needs.
Mr. Leon obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Florida International University. He continued his education career at Saint Thomas School of Law. During his law school education, Mr. Leon took all taxation classes offered in the program and became an active member and treasurer of the Tax Society Group, as well as a supervisor in the IRS – VITA program. Right after law school, Mr. Leon pursued his education and attended University of Florida where he achieved a Master in Tax Law (LLM in Taxation).
As a practitioner, Mr. Leon has settled cases with the IRS and the Florida Department of Revenue, where he has reached satisfactory results to the clients. Mr. Leon has engaged in tax planning and compliance for international non-resident individuals and corporations. Mr. Leon has knowledge and experience in a wide range of taxation and corporate law, which permits him to provide appropriate client representation.