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Prior to earning his law degree, he worked in the financial services industry for First Data Corp. and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in Boston, Massachusetts where he managed and administered investment portfolios on behalf of mutual and employee union pension funds.  During law school, Mr. Funes was a member of the Massachusetts Trial Attorneys and the Immigrant Worker Rights Group.  His work during law school concentrated in commercial law and litigation.  He interned for The Honorable Celeste Muir in the 11th Judicial Circuit for Miami-Dade County Florida and The Honorable John O’Sullivan in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  He also worked at the State Attorney’s Office for Miami-Dade County, where he represented the State of Florida in the prosecution of crimes.  During his practice, Mr. Funes was an associate for the firm of Levey, Airan, Shevin, LLP in Miami, Florida where he concentrated in civil work, including commercial and construction litigation, collections, negligence, and appellate cases.  His client base included individuals, small companies and corporations.

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Having learned from both the private and public sectors, Mr. Funes is committed to fight for those individuals and entities whose rights have been infringed.  He combines his strong work ethic, experience, and passion for the law in the representation of his clients.

Education:
Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, JD, 2002
Boston University School of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, BS in Business Administration, 1997

Admissions:
State of Florida
Federal U.S. Court for the Southern District of Florida
Washington, D.C.
Federal U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Languages:
Fluent in English and Spanish.  Proficient in Italian.  Knowledge of Portuguese and French.

Alex D. Funes, Managing Attorney

Managing Partner

Mr. Pagan was born in Boston, Massachusetts.  He concentrates his work in bankruptcy, tax law, and commercial litigation and also operates his own firm, Pagan Law PA.  During his academic career, his focus was in taxation.  He was a member of the Tax Student Association and the International Law Society, and he served as a research assistant on various subjects including tax law and bankruptcy.  His internships during law school included private and public practice.

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Education:
New York University School of Law, LLM, 2004
Saint Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida, JD, 2003
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, BS in Business Administration, 1999

Bar Admissions:
State of Florida
Federal U.S. Court for the Southern District of Florida
Federal U.S. Court for the Middle District of Florida
Washington, D.C.
Federal U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Languages:
English and Spanish

Jose A. Pagan, Of Counsel

Of Counsel, Florida

Mr. Juan Funes is a prominent attorney from Honduras who has worked on cases both in the United States and Latin America.  He began his career in the tax field after earning a degree in economics.   His unique combination of work experience as both an economist and as an attorney has proven to be successful when he dedicated himself to tax and commercial law.  He developed his own successful practice, while concurrently acting as the economic advisor to the Honduran government.  His advice on issues such as economics and fiscal policy has been widely sought after.  In addition to forming his own legal practice,  Mr. Funes has also authored several articles in tax and law, as well as a book “Taxation of the Domestic and the International Corporation”, which was heavily relied on by accounting, economics, and legal professionals.  His clients included individuals, small companies and large corporations.

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Following a successful career in commercial law, he concentrated his practice in aviation, catastrophic injury and complex litigation representing plaintiffs.  He has worked with renowned attorneys in the United States such as John O’Quinn and Mike O’Brien, with whom Mr. Funes has worked for over 15 years.  Mr. Funes was a legal representative in cases for which causes of action occurred outside the jurisdiction of the United States.  His experience and knowledge of foreign law was extremely useful to U.S. lawyers in conducting discovery and reaching multi-million dollar settlements for plaintiffs and families of victims.  He fought for victims and family members so that they would receive the compensation they deserved.

Mr. Juan Funes continues to work in the private sector.  Since the adoption of the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), which has increased business between Central America and the U.S., Mr. Funes spends time between Miami, Florida and Honduras.  His legal experience and knowledge is needed for business and individuals that engage in business between the U.S. and Latin America.

Education:
Instituto San Francisco, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Baccaularate in Accounting
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Licenciature in Economics
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Licenciature in Law

Admissions:
Honduras

Memberships:
Colegio de Contadores de Honduras
Colegio de Economistas de Honduras
Colegio de Abogados de Honduras
Partido Nacional de Honduras, Convention President, 1985
Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship International, President 1990

Languages:
Fluent in English and Spanish.

Juan Miguel Funes Padilla, Of Counsel

Of Counsel, Latin America

Mr. Gonzalez was born in Cauas, Puerto Rico.  Mr. Gonzalez concentrates his work in commercial and civil litigation.  In law school, he was a member of the Latino/a Law Student Association and the International Law Society and focused his studies on commercial transactions.  He served as a research assistant on various subjects including international and criminal law.  His internships during law school included private and public practice.  He has worked on disability cases representing applicants in Social Security Administration hearings and on behalf of charitable organizations, and has interned as a clerk for the United States District Court for the Northern District of New Jersey.

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Education:
Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, JD, 2001
Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, BA in Political Science, 1997

Bar Admissions:
Florida

Languages:
Fluent in English and Spanish.

Hector Gonzalez, Of Counsel

Of Counsel, Florida

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