EPGD Business Law

EPGD Business Law

The firm's mission is to provide a high quality, creative, and results oriented legal team to individuals and businesses, and serve as a primary resource and partner in all aspects of clients' business growth and development.

Firm Overview

Corporate Advising, Contract Drafting and Negotiations, Protecting Intellectual Property, Tax Planning Strategies, Navigating Employment, Franchise Law, Estate Planning and Asset Protection, Probate and Guardianship, Commercial Disputes and Litigation.

Main Office

Main Office
777 SW 37th Ave,
Suite 510
Miami FL 33135

Phone

(786) 837-6787

Fax

(305) 718-0687

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Certain services offered at a Flat Fee

Hourly Rates

350

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Certain services provided at Flat Fees

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Office Manager

Nancy Gonzalez

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, German and Turkish

Office Hours

8:30am -5:30pm

Office Manager

Nancy Gonzalez

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, French, German, Turkish

Other Offices

EPGD Business Law / DC Office
1900 M Street NW
Washington

EPGD Business Law / West Palm Beach Office
700 S. Rosemary Ave.
West Palm Beach

Eric Gros-Dubois, Esq.

EPGD Business Law

Eric Gros-Dubois is the founder of EPGD Business Law, head of the firm's corporate and tax practice, and manages the firm's Washington D.C. office. With a JD and MBA, and a specialization in finance, Eric is able to step back and view the legal world through a commercial lens while also acting as a trusted business advisor for his clients.

Before founding EPGD, Mr. Gros-Dubois's areas of concentration included business transactions, tax controversies, and estate & trust planning. While at a prominent firm located in Washington, DC, his path led him to Miami, FL where he handled commercial transactions and business litigation. While attending law school, he spent a summer with a non-profit organization, interned with a private equity group, and devoted a semester to the Federal Tax clinic representing taxpayers before the U.S. Tax Courts, laying the foundation for the future of EPGD Business Law.

When asked to identify his thoughts on practicing law, Eric answers without hesitation: "œPeople aren't hiring us to solve legal problems, they're hiring us to solve personal problems" With his hands-on approach, Eric builds strong client-attorney relationships and finds himself intimately involved in each of his cases even after they've been resolved. Despite his heavy work schedule, Eric still finds the time to be an outstanding member of the community as a trustee of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, former president of the Rotary Club of Brickell, past vice president of BNI Coral Gables, past president of his home owner'™s association, and supporter of many fundraisers devoted to the community. Eric also regularly teaches other lawyers for their continuing legal education, presents to The American Immigration Lawyers Association, and more.

Schools:

Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dallas
Southern Methodist University. Bachelor of Arts(BA). Sigma Chi Fraternity
Washington College of Law. Juris Doctor(JD)
Kogod School of Business. Masters in Business Administration(MBA)

Bar Admissions:

State of New York
State of Maryland
District of Columbia
State of Florida
Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Federal District Court for Maryland
U.S. Tax Court

License

Bar Number: 83381
Florida, 2010

Education

American University, Washington College of Law
JD, Law Degree, 2007

Kogod School of Business. Masters in Business Administration
MBA, Finance, 2008

Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dallas
Highschool Diploma, 1998

Souther Methodist University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), French Language and Literature, 2002

Elizabeth Fernandez, Esq.

EPGD Business Law

Elizabeth Fernandez is an attorney in EPGD Law’s probate and estate planning department. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Florida International University, and is a Lifetime Member of the FIU Alumni Association. Elizabeth earned her Juris Doctor with honors from St. Thomas University School of Law. While at St. Thomas, she was the President of the St. Thomas University Chapter of the Cuban American Bar Association and briefly served as Executive Vice President of the St. Thomas University Trial Team. Elizabeth received the CALI Book Award for Administrative law and earned Dean’s List distinctions several times. Before joining EPGD Law, Mrs. Fernandez interned at the City of Miami City Attorney’s Office, where she assisted in civil litigation matters, and the CABA Pro Bono Project.

Elizabeth is involved in the following professional associations:

Dade County Bar Association
South Miami Kendall Bar Association
Cuban American Bar Association
Elizabeth is fluent in Spanish, and is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida, She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys attending sporting events and concerts, and spending time with her family

Elizabeth focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Guardianship, Probate, and Advanced Directives.

Education

Florida International University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, minor in English and Philosophy, 2010

St. Thomas University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2015

Oscar Gomez, Esq.

EPGD Business Law

Managing Partner at EPGD Business Law.

Mr. Gomez focuses his practice on all aspects of business law with a heavy focus on business litigation. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Mr. Gomez attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School (2001) before attending college and earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science With Honors at Florida State University (2005). Mr. Gomez worked as a certified crisis hotline counselor for Big Bend of Tallahassee during his time in Tallahassee, made Dean's List consistently, was Political Action Chair for the Hispanic-Latino Student Union, a founding member of the Coalition for Active Voter Education (CAVE), and recognized for his excellent academic record by the Oscar Arias Sanchez Hispanic Honor Society. Mr. Gomez's undergraduate track record earned him the prestigious DePaul Achievement Scholarship to attend DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. During his time in law school Mr. Gomez worked at a Plaintiff's medical malpractice firm in Chicago, IL for two years and as a summer associate at a commercial litigation firm (Garbett, Allen, Roza, P.A.) in Miami, FL.

Mr. Gomez was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida in 2008 and began his career representing institutional lenders in bankruptcy proceedings with a law firm in Broward County, FL until 2010. From 2011 to 2016 Mr. Gomez worked for a firm in Miami, FL (Gonzalez & Wermuth P.L.) handling contract, landlord-tenant, commercial, corporate, real estate, tax, and intellectual property matters. Mr. Gomez is a member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Coral Gables Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, and the Florida State University Alumni Association. Mr. Gomez is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida and the Florida Southern, Middle, and Northern District U.S. Bankruptcy Courts.

Oscar is first and foremost a litigator with a focus on resolving business disputes, partnership disputes, real estate matters, and employment matters. Oscar'™s passion is taking on good cases regardless of Plaintiff or Defense side and resolving a person or business™ issues to the best of his ability.

In 2017 and 2018 Mr. Gomez was named to Florida Trend magazine'™s Florida Legal Elite.

Schools:

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, 2001
Florida State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science With Honors 2005
DePaul University College of Law, J.D. 2008
Bar Admissions:

Florida, 2008
Florida Middle District Bankruptcy Court, 2008
Florida Northern District Bankruptcy Court, 2008
Florida Southern District Bankruptcy Court, 2008
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2008
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2008
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2008
District of Columbia (application pending)
Representative Matters:

Successfully defended business owner against intentional tort claims (conversion and civil theft) brought by a publicly traded company. Won at trial on directed verdict.
Obtained six-figure judgment at trial against competitor business for violation of Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices (FDUPTA) and associated violations of Florida'™s Trademark statute.
Successfully defended Miami business in Fair Labor Standards Act overtime litigation.
Successfully defended Miami Beach realtor through jury trial in action for alleged Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUPTA) and civil theft violations.
Obtained Stipulation of Settlement and attorneys's™ fees for Plaintiff in ADA action brought against owner of a historic building in Downtown Miami.
Successfully prosecuted Breach of Contract action on behalf of Florida real estate developers which led to a settlement for sale of property.
Successfully defended large corporation in whistleblower action by employee.
CLE Presentations:

Enforcement of a Foreign Judgment (2018)*
How to Fight Trademark Infringement and Deceptive and Fraudulent SEO Practices Against Your Business (2018)*
*Course is available online through myLawCLE

On a Personal Note:

In his leisure time Oscar enjoys taking in sights and Miami'™s beautiful weather with his wife and two small dogs (Benji and Molly).
You can also be sure to always find Oscar rooting on his Miami Heat and Florida State Seminoles.

License

Bar Number: 58680
Florida, 2008

Education

Belen Jesuit
Highschool Diploma, 2001

Florida State University
B.S., Political Science, 2005

DePaul University College of Law
J.D., 2008

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