Raul Perez Ballaga and Chad M. Freedman opened their law firm, Ballaga & Freedman, LLP, in August 2014. The firm’s office is located at 396 Alhambra Circle, Suite 204, in Coral Gables, Florida. Ballaga & Freedman bring a combined twenty five years’ experience in matters involving real estate transactions, business transactions, complex financing, corporate planning and title insurance matters.
Raul Perez Ballaga has been practicing real estate law since 2000. He is Board Certified in Real Estate Law, a distinction that less than one percent of all attorneys in the State of Florida can attest to. He currently serves as Chair of the Title Insurance Committee for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and is active in The Florida Bar’s continuing education programs. Ballaga is particularly versed in title insurance matters. He has represented banking institutions, as well as commercial and residential clients, in business transactions and closings.
Ballaga has also served in the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee and was a Board Member of the Florida International University Alumni Association from 2003 to 2008. He is also a Wish Grantor for the Make a Wish Foundation.
Chad M. Freedman received his juris doctorate from the University Of Miami School Of Law in 2004 and has practiced in the real estate and corporate arenas, both as a transactional attorney and as a litigator, for more than 10 years. He has been privileged to work with a number of local and national real estate developers, investors, landlords, tenants and lending institutions in matters involving acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, condominium formation/conversion, and other related issues. Among them include the likes of Agave Holdings, LLC, and Banyan Street Partners, LLC, two of the preeminent South Florida commercial real estate development entities. Like Raul Ballaga, Chad has also represented title insurance underwriters and/or insureds in matters involving financial fraud and professional malpractice.
Freedman is a member of the University of Miami Citizens Board and the Commercial and Industrial Association of South Florida and a past member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami program.