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Geri Bonzon-Keenan

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111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2810
Miami, Florida 33128

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Ileana Cruz

Practice Areas

  • Taxation & Finance


  • Florida State University, Cum Laude, J.D., 2000, Cum Laude
  • Florida International University, B.A. in Political Science, Cum Laude, 1996

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Ileana Cruz

Joined the Office in 2012
Assistant County Attorney
[email protected] 305-375-5296

Ileana Cruz joined the office's Finance and Taxation section in 2012.  Her practice involves advising Miami-Dade's Property Appraiser and Tax Collector in administrative and litigation matters relating to ad valorem taxes, value adjustment board decisions, and local business tax issues, among other matters, Ileana specializes in representing the interests of the Tax Collector, and other Miami-Dade County departments, in federal bankruptcy courts in the Southern District of Florida, as well as federal courts elsewhere in Florida and across the country.

In addition to her tax and bankruptcy litigation practice, Ileana counsels the Finance department on legislative items, drafts ordinances and resolutions, and advises the Board of County Commissioners on tax and finance matters.

Before joining the County Attorney's Office, Ileana practiced with the Financial Restructuring and Insolvency group of the international law firm, White & Case LLP.  She also practiced locally with the Business Restructuring group of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff and Sitterson P.A. in Miami.  Throughout her years of practice, Ileana has represented clients in complex corporate restructuring matters, including Chapter 11 cases, cross-broader restructurings and out-of-court workouts.  She has extensive experience representing creditors and debtors in a wide spectrum of industries, and has prosecuted and defended preference and fraudulent transfer litigation in New York, Delaware and Florida.

Prior Experience

  • Shareholder, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson PA, Miami
  • Senior Associate, White & Case LLP, Miami

Community Involvement, Awards, & Recognition

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter, President-Elect 2014-2015
  • The Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee, Chair 2014-2015
  • The Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow, 2014-2015
  • Florida State University Alumni Board Member
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • The Junior League of Miami 


  • Executive Editor, FSU Law Review, 1999-2000