Devona A. Reynolds Perez Selected for Inclusion in Class IV of The Florida Bar Leadership Academy

April 4, 2016 - Categories: Firm News

MIAMI – Murray Law, P.A. is pleased to announce that Devona A. Reynolds Perez has been selected to be a part of Class IV of The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy. As a 2016-2017 Academy Fellow Ms. Reynolds Perez will join a select group of attorneys from around the state who will be provided the opportunity to network, interact, collaborate, and build relationships with state and national bar leaders, as well as develop and enhance their leadership skills.

The Academy was approved by The Florida Bar Board of Governors in January 2013, and was formally dedicated to Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., former Florida Bar, American Bar Association and International Bar Association president. The Academy is a yearlong leadership training program designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within the legal profession, in their chosen path, while enhancing their leadership skills. The program's goal is to reach out to lawyers from across the diverse state of Florida and help give them the skills and resources to become leaders not only in the legal profession but in their communities.

Mrs. Reynolds Perez focuses her practice on franchises, small businesses as well as entrepreneurs.  She has served as outside legal counsel for a number of franchisors, multi-unit restaurant franchisees, area developers, franchisee associations, as well as small to medium sized businesses.  Mrs. Reynolds Perez also has experience defending employers and businesses against FLSA actions, as well as Title VII discrimination claims and ADA accommodation actions. She has drafted and advised clients regarding their franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, as well as employment policies and related agreements. She also advises small business and entrepreneurs regarding corporate structure and business organizations, trademark and copyright registration.

Devona Reynolds Perez was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She received her B.B.A. from the University of Miami, Miami, Florida in 2004 and her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2008.