Joseph R. Gomez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Coral Gables, FL

Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Gomez & Machado, LLP
 | 201 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-377-1000
Fax: 305-424-0237
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (50%),
  • Tax: Business (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Joseph R. Gomez is an attorney at Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Gomez & Machado, LLP, in Coral Gables, Florida. Mr. Gomez represents clients throughout the Miami area in business, corporate, real estate and tax law, handling matters involving business formation, commercial transactions, estate planning, IRS disputes and both international and domestic tax planning.

    Admitted to practice law in Florida since 1987, Mr. Gomez has been involved in several high-profile cases throughout his career. Some of his cases involved serving as counsel for a joint venture involving a car rental company and a media company and being part of a multimillion-dollar sale of two New York City buildings. He serves a diverse client base throughout the country, assisting individuals with their business, investment, portfolio and tax needs

    Mr. Gomez enjoys sharing his legal knowledge with his peers and has authored numerous articles for local and national publications and spoken for groups such as The Florida Bar and the National Business Institute. He has been named a “legal elite” by Florida Trend magazine and is the recipient of an American Jurisprudence Book Award.

    An active member of The Florida Bar, Mr. Gomez has served in many different roles for the organization over the course of his legal career. He has been a member of various bar committees and served as an executive council member of the bar’s business law section.

    Mr. Gomez holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master of laws degree in taxation from the University of Miami. He earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business/Corporate
    • 30%Tax
    • 20%Real Estate
    Focus Areas

    Business Organizations, Tax Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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    About Joseph Gomez

    Admitted: 1987, Florida

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    • Selected as Florida Legal Elite ™ by Florida Trend Magazine, 2011
    • Florida Legal Elite, Business Law, 2011
    • Associate Editor, Law Review, Univ. of Miami Moot Court Board, Univ. of Miami Appellate Law, American Jurisprudence Book Award

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, NCCSL and ABA LLC Acts Review, Florida LLC Chapter 608 Drafting Committee
    • Executive Council Member, Business Law Section, Florida Bar, 2006 - 2008
    • Co-Vice Chair, Corporations, Securities, & Financial Services Committee of The Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, June 2006 - 2008
    • Chair, Corporations, Securities, & Financial Services Committee of The Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, June 2008 - 2009
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    • Committee Member, Tax Section of the Florida Bar
    • Committee Member, Third Party Legal Opinions Standards, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
    • Task Force Member, RE-RULPA Review, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar (Article 5 Subcommittee)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker, Choosing the Right Entity for Conducting Business (The Greater Miami Tax Institute), The City Club Miami
    • Article, "Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions for the Corporate Lawyer" published in the Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law
    • Article, "Understanding the Sections 338 and 338(h)(10) Elections" published in The Tax Advisor, a national publication
    • Speaker, Mastering Mergers and Acquisitions in Florida (National Business Institute)
    • Article, "Third Party Legal Opinion Standard of Care in Florida", NAMWOLF Newsletter
    • Speaker, Structuring the Business Venture: Balancing the Competing Interests (a CLE Presentation of The Florida Bar)
    • Profiled in Bowne's Digest for Corporate and Securities Lawyers, Abstracts of Insightful Current Articles from Legal Periodicals.
    • Florida Articles, "Understanding the Sections 338 and 338(h)(10) Elections" published in The Tax Advisor, a national publication.
    • Florida, Mergers and Acquisitions in Florida: The Art of Doing Deals For National Business Institute, Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel Miami
    • Florida, Structuring the Business Venture: Balancing the Competing Interests For The Florida Bar (Business Law Section), Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami

    Representative Clients:

    • Represented a retail complex in a $26 million refinancing of real estate debt
    • Represented a privately held medical device company in various rounds of preferred stock investments by a venture capital firm
    • Represented a privately held automobile parts manufacturer in a cross border joint venture with a publicly held South Korean metals manufacturer
    • Represented a group of developers in a private placement offering of limited partnership interests in connection with the development of a $48 million retail and office condominium project
    • Represented a professional baseball player in an IRS Tax Court dispute obtaining a substantial reduction of taxes and penalties owned to the IRS
    • Represented an automobile dealer in a $20 million reverse 1031 tax-free exchange
    • Represented large private equity firms in a variety of tax matters, including pre-IPO tax planning, investment restructurings in cross border transactions, and portfolio investments in CFCs and PFICs
    • Represented a privately held media company in a joint venture with the world's leading rental car company for the supply of content loaded hand held video devices
    • Represented a privately held company in corporate aspects of its sale of 2 buildings on Times Square for $102 million

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    Educational Background:

    • University of Miami, B.B.A. in Finance, cum laude, 1984
    • University of Miami, L.L.M. in Taxation, 2001
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    Office Location for Joseph R. Gomez

    201 Alhambra Circle
    Coral Gables, FL 33134

    Phone: 305-377-1000

    Fax: 305-424-0237

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