Rebecca L. Mendez is an associate 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 institutional lenders 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 throughout the United States.

Ms. Mendez also represents institutional lenders in connection with the disposition of distressed real estate assets and distressed loans, working closely with the special asset and REO departments of commercial banks.

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

Ms. Mendez has provided representation in various pro bono matters dealing with immigration law, social security disability claims, human rights and international claims.

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 Gala Committee, Miami City Ballet, July 2018-present
  • SebastianStrong Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono Committee, 2014-present
  • Holland & Knight Associate Liaison Committee, 2014-present
  • 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