The Team

Carlos E. Alvarez


Carlos E. Alvarez is Of Counsel to The Legal Team, PLLC, where he serves as a skilled litigator and commercial attorney.  With a focus on complex commercial litigation and international arbitration, Carlos provides comprehensive general counsel services to small and medium-sized businesses, offering strategic advice on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters.  His expertise lies in handling business torts and contractual issues, as well as representing receivers in both state and federal courts.

Carlos has significant experience in various industries, including hospitality, insurance, telecommunications, real estate, and banking.  He adeptly manages highly contested matters involving substantial financial stakes and multiple parties across Florida’s state and federal courts, successfully arguing cases in the Complex Business Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit and conducting oral arguments at the Third District Court of Appeal.

Prior to his current role, Carlos served as an associate at a prominent Florida law firm, where he handled a diverse array of federal and state court cases, including commercial and bankruptcy litigation.  His experience encompasses taking and defending depositions, successfully mediating numerous cases, and extensive motion practice.  Carlos has significant experience representing receivers in both state and federal courts, navigating complex legal issues and ensuring the effective management of assets and liabilities.

As an active member of the legal community, Carlos belongs to several organizations, including the Florida Bar, Colombian Bar Association, Miami International Arbitration Society, and the Dade County Bar Association.  He frequently publishes and speaks on topics related to international arbitration, cryptocurrency, regulatory and governmental issues, cannabis law, and artificial intelligence demonstrating his commitment to staying at the forefront of emerging legal trends.

Carlos earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, and L.L.M. in International Arbitration from the University of Miami School of Law.  During his time in law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the International Comparative Law Review and vice president of the Hispanic Law Student Association.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and French, magna cum laude, from St. John’s University in 2014.  A native of Colombia, Carlos is fluent in Spanish and English, and proficient in French.  His diverse background and dedication to his clients ensure that he provides exceptional legal representation and counsel, tailored to meet the unique needs of each business he serves.

* CEA PLLC is a separate firm from The Legal Team, PLLC.  The “Of Counsel” designation is used to describe the relationship between the two firms and their lawyers in jointly representing certain common clients on specified matters.  Carlos E. Alvarez is not an attorney employed by The Legal Team, PLLC.  The Legal Team, PLLC, and its attorneys are likewise not employed by CEA PLLC.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Colombian Bar Association, Member
  • Miami International Arbitration Society, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • A Call to Higher Action: Cannabis Prohibition in the United States and Canada Makes for an Uncertain Future – August 25, 2017 – University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review- Volume 24, Issue 2, Spring 2017
  • Smart Arbitration Clauses Medium Article – August 27, 2018
  • The Ten-Minute Book: A Flow State Practice – December 13, 2023

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation & Business Tort Disputes
  • General Counsel & Advisory Services
  • Bankruptcy & Receivership Investigations & White-Collar Defense
  • Commercial and Contractual Disputes


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, cum laude
  • L.L.M., International Arbitration at University of Miami School of Law
  • B.A., St. John’s University, magna cum laude


  • Florida

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Foreign Languages

  • Spanish
  • French
4000 Ponce de Leon, Suite 470, Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
By Appointment Only

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The Legal Team is a multi-practice business law firm that specializes in complex commercial litigation, corporate and business transactions, international law with a focus on Cuba, labor and employment, entertainment, real estate, and title services, ADA compliance for businesses, intellectual property including trademark and copyright and trusts and estates. The Legal Team serves domestic and international clients, from startups to larger companies, with the goal of becoming your go-to team when a legal issue arises so that you can continue to focus on growing your business. Calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.

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