Cristina Suárez focuses on creditors’ rights, including bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, restructurings and litigation involving the Uniform Commercial Code. Her experience also includes fraud tracing and pursuing assets on behalf of defrauded clients.
Specifically, Suárez has represented clients in commercial loan enforcement cases, including actions for foreclosure of commercial real property and replevin and suits on notes and guaranties. Additionally, she represents lenders in the negotiation and documentation of workout agreements including restructuring of loans and forbearance agreements. Suárez has also represented bank clients in operational litigation cases involving forged endorsements and wire transfer frauds in both state and federal court.
As a native Spanish speaker, Suárez provides counsel to Astigarraga Davis’ international clients.
Suárez graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University with a B.S. in English Education. As a Dean’s Scholar Scholarship recipient, she earned her J.D. magna cum laude and graduated first in her class from Florida International University College of Law. While in law school, she served as president of the Board of Advocates, comments editor for the FIU Law Review and was recognized on the Dean’s List every semester. Suárez was also a semifinalist at both the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition and at the Regional Round of the National Moot Court Competition. As a law student, she received the CALI Book Awards for Excellence in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Immigration Law, Antitrust Law, Legal Skills & Values I, II, & III.
After serving as a law clerk at Astigarraga Davis, Suárez moved to Orlando, Florida to serve as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable G. Kendall Sharp, of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Suárez serves on the FIU College of Law Alumni Board. She is a member of both the American and the Dade County Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She is also a member of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida.