Our firm handles all aspects of probate administration and litigation concerning:
Administration of Estates
Determinations of Incapacity
Representing Heirs and Beneficiaries in Estate Proceedings
Representing Personal Representatives of Estates
Will Contests Through Undue Influence
Planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing devices for family members is important to consider.
We can assist you with:
Last Will and Testaments
Designation of Healthcare Surrogate
Estate Tax Issues
Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
Durable Powers of Attorney
Establishing Limited Liability Companies
With more than 30 years of transactional and litigation experience, our firm can help you with any of the following real estate issues:
Residential Home Sale Transactions
Zoning, Land-User and Building Permits
Commercial Property Sale Transactions
Real Estate Contracts
We handle all probate related matters, including drafting of wills and trusts, estate administration & litigation, guardianship proceedings involving minors & those declared incapacitated, etc.
Sergio Mendez was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1985 and has more than 30 years of experience. He practiced with his late father for 15 years. Though his practice is limited to Guardianship, Probate and Real Property Law, has handled hundreds of cases across the spectrum of civil litigation. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is President at the Law Offices Mendez & Mendez.
Sergio graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. He served as President of the Cuban American Bar Association in 1999 and on its Board of Directors for fifteen years. He has been licensed for over ten years by the U.S. Department of Treasury - Office of Foreign Assets Control, as one of eight attorneys licensed to handle cuban asset control regulations. He travels frequently to Cuba to represent Cuban heirs in U.S. Probate proceedings. He has also served as a professor at Florida International University teaching Wills, Trusts and Estates.
Daniel is a third generation attorney who joined the firm in 2014 after graduating with honors from St. Thomas University School of Law. Prior to attending St. Thomas, Daniel received his high school degree from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. Daniel currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Belen Alumni Lawyers Association and the Cuban American Bar Association.
Daniel focuses his practice primarily on probate and guardianship administration and litigation, estate planning, and civil litigation. He has successfully participated and argued several appeals in the Third District Court of Appeals. Daniel is also a title agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and represents buyers and sellers in real estate transactions.
Lorena Friger joined the firm in 2020. Lorena attended Florida International University where she graduated Cum Laude after earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature in May 2015. Lorena then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Florida International University College of Law and graduated in December 2017.
Lorena is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Lorena focuses her practice primarily in probate and guardianship administration and litigation, estate planning, and civil litigation. Lorena is also a title agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and represents buyers and sellers in real estate transactions.
Lorena is an active member of the Cuban American Bar Association and volunteers much of her time to several organizations that aid the homeless, help children with special needs, and assist in deferred action for childhood arrival recipients.
The Law Offices Mendez & Mendez, P.A. was founded in 1984 by Luis F. Mendez and his son, Sergio L. Mendez. Luis Mendez began his career as an attorney in 1950, working for Pan American Airlines in Cuba, before moving to the United States with his family in 1962 at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Luis went back to law school for the second time in 1969 and earned his degree at the University of Miami in 1972. Luis worked as a solo practitioner for more than 10 years and co-founded the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) in 1976.
Sergio would follow in his father's footsteps, joining him in 1984 after graduating from Suffolk University. For almost two decades, father and son worked side-by-side at Mendez & Mendez in Coral Gables, Florida, specializing in real estate law and commercial litigation. Luis continued to practice into his 80s, retiring in 2001. Sergio continued where his father left off and established himself as a prominent probate and real estate attorney, thanks to the guidance and mentoring of his father.
Sergio's son, Daniel, joined the firm in 2014, carrying on the family legacy at Mendez & Mendez. A third generation attorney, Daniel has excelled in his fields of practice, focusing on estate planning, probate and guardianship administration and litigation, and civil litigation. Alongside his father, he has become accomplished in his own right working on cases that have set the precedent for future probate law, thus continuing the standard of excellence that Mendez & Mendez has established since its founding.