Rebecca L. Mendez is a Miami commercial real estate attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office and a member of the firm's Real Estate practice.

Ms. Mendez focuses her practice on the representation of both institutional and non-institutional commercial real estate lenders, bridge lenders, investors and developers in connection with the financing, acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate assets including retail shopping centers, office buildings, apartment buildings, hotels, warehouse/industrial and mixed-use properties located throughout the United States.

Ms. Mendez also provides representation to both institutional and non-institutional lenders in connection with the origination and securitization of commercial real estate loans.

She also provides representation in connection with a wide variety of complex commercial real estate transactions involving commercial lease negotiation, joint venture acquisitions, property development, community development districts, mortgage-backed securities and property management.

Ms. Mendez also represents institutional lenders in connection with the disposition of distressed real estate assets and distressed loans including loan modifications, workouts and loan sale transactions. She works closely with the special asset and real estate owned (REO) departments at the community banks and other institutional lenders.

Ms. Mendez also provides representation in various pro bono matters dealing with non-profit organizations.

At the Florida International University College of Law, she served as Comments Editor of the FIU Law Review.


  • Florida International University College of Law, J.D., with honors
  • University of Florida, B.S., Finance, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • 2019 and 2020 Gala After-Party Committee, Miami City Ballet, July 2018-present
  • SebastianStrong Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono Committee, Transactional Law Liaison for Miami Office, 2014-present
  • Holland & Knight Associate Liaison Committee, 2014-2017
  • Florida International University College of Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2014-2015
  • Junior League of Miami, Co-Chair and Communications Council Board Member, 2013-2014
  • United Way, Young Leader, 2013-2014
  • Cuban American Bar Association, 2011-present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2007-2012
  • Florida International University Law Review, Comments Editor, 2006-2007 
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Rising Star, Class of 2016
  • Leadership Award, Junior League of Miami, 2014
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements