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Our Firm

At Goodkind & Florio, P.A. we represent a variety of clients, including individuals, small businesses and large corporations. Due to the unique experiences and qualifications of our attorneys, we are well positioned to provide our clients with a wide breadth of experience and knowledge that usually can only be obtained from a larger group of attorneys and business consultants.

We offer both legal and business expertise in connection with transactions and in complex litigation (at both trial and appellate levels), involving a number of different substantive areas, including but not limited to commercial and residential real estate transactions, real estate development (including commercial, office, multi-family, mixed use and residential projects), leasing, construction, business organizations and structure, partnership and shareholder agreements, employment law, mergers and acquisitions, insurance, real estate financing (acquisition, construction and mezzanine) and telecommunications.

We are an approved title agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company, which are four of the largest underwriters of real estate title insurance in the country. By providing customized outside general counsel services to our clients, we are able to economically and efficiently provide legal services consistent with our client’s fundamental business goals.

Practice Areas

Real Estate Transactions, Leasing, Financing and Ownership Structure

Construction Contracts, Litigation and Developer/Owner Representation

Business Organizations, Structure and Joint Ventures

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Partnership, Operating and Shareholder Agreements

General Business Law and Contract

Our Attorneys

Brian Goodkind

Brian Goodkind

Brian Goodkind is the founding partner of Goodkind & Florio, P.A. and an experienced attorney and business consultant. In the almost 40 years since he graduated first in his class from The University of Florida School of Law, he has worked for large and small law firms, been the managing partner of a seventy-attorney firm, worked as general counsel and then as chief operating officer of a public company and, for the last 17 years, has been the senior partner of Goodkind & Florio, P.A. Brian’s practice areas have included all aspects of real estate, condominiums and construction, commercial and business law, finance and secured transactions, employment law, partnerships and business organizations and the uniform commercial code. Brian’s work in these practice areas began as a litigator in the 1980s and expanded into transactions and negotiations during the 1990s. For the last 20 years, his practice has been both litigation and transactional in all of the above described areas of law. In addition, his experiences as the managing partner of a mid-size law firm and as chief operating officer of a public company enable him to temper his legal advice with both business practicalities and commercial realities so that he truly is a counselor and not just a lawyer.

Brian is conversationally proficient in Spanish. He lives in Coconut Grove with his wife Jo-Ann Forster, and together they have three children and four grandchildren.
Kenneth Florio

Kenneth Florio

Kenneth Florio is a partner at Goodkind & Florio, P.A. and is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Attorney. He focuses his practice in the areas of real estate development and financing, leasing, commercial and residential real estate acquisitions and dispositions, complex commercial litigation, contract litigation and business organizations and structure.

Kenneth regularly represents developers in connection with their acquisition, financing, development, construction and sale of retail, office, mixed-use, self-storage, warehouse, multifamily and residential projects. He leads the firms commercial leasing practice and routinely represents landlords and tenants in connection with the leasing of retail and office space.

Kenneth received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and was a member of the University of Miami Business Law Review. He graduated from the University of Central Florida, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in English writing.

Kenneth is a member of the Florida Bar, the Southern District of Florida and the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Florida Bar.

Vanessa Rousso

Senior Associate
Vanessa Rousso is a senior associate at Goodkind & Florio, P.A., where she focuses on complex commercial litigation, the negotiation of construction contracts, and consulting on condominium law and other real estate matters.

Vanessa graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was selected for the Order of the Coif. She studied game theory at Duke University, where she graduated with honors, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a minor in political science.

Away from the legal arena, Vanessa is ranked among the top female poker players in the world, having amassed more than $4 million in poker tournament winnings worldwide.
Suzanne Wilder

Suzanne Wilder

Senior Counsel
Suzanne Wilder is Senior Counsel at Goodkind & Florio, P.A. Her experience includes over $500 million of transactions pertaining to the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of office, retail, condominium, multifamily, and hospitality properties. Ms. Wilder’s comprehensive law practice includes matters regarding commercial and residential real property, contracts, joint ventures, corporate governance and structure. She has worked both in-house as an executive board member advising on legal and strategic matters involving the investment, management, and development of commercial properties, as well as in private practice representing national banks and commercial real estate owners.

Ms. Wilder earned her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, where she was on the Dean’s List and was a member of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review. She earned a bachelor of science in business and professional management from Nova Southeastern University.
Natalie Koza

Natalie Koza

Natalie is an associate at Goodkind & Florio, P.A. Natalie’s experience includes representing individuals, developers, and investors in complex real estate transactions, including project development, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, commercial financing, commercial leasing, title and escrow services, and residential closings. In addition, Natalie conducts research and analysis, drafts and reviews contracts and pleadings, and assists with the firm’s handling of a variety of commercial and contract-related disputes.

Natalie received her law degree from New England Law|Boston where she served as editor of the New England Law Review and was a member of the intellectual property moot court team. She attended the University of Michigan where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a minor in Political Science.

Our Offices

Main Office4121 La Playa Blvd.
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

P: 305-667-4811

Pinecrest Office12861 SW 68th Avenue
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

P: 786-713-5017