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Meet Estrellita S. Sibila

“All the world’s eyes are focused on Miami’s booming real estate market right now — our practice thrives on helping our clients continue to evolve the exciting skyline while adding to the residential and commercial options available in and around The Magic City.” — Estrellita S. Sibila

An award-winning, industry-leading Real Estate Development Attorney, Estrellita S. Sibila serves as counsel to real estate owners, investors and developers throughout South Florida.

Recognized as a go-to expert on real estate law topics related to the exciting, ever-evolving Miami skyline, she is frequently invited to serve as a panelist, speaker, columnist, lecturer and media source for the latest in real estate law.

Ms. Sibila taps decades of hands-on experience in real estate to create timely and winning strategies for her clients. From site identification, through purchase, construction, and final lease-up or sale, she counsels her clients every step of the way to ensure project success.

Proven Results

Ms. Sibila represents property owners ranging from first-time homebuyers to seasoned developers and investors. Her experience ranges from traditional purchase and sales to complex matters involving land use, zoning and developmental approvals.

She appears before city and county boards throughout South Florida representing the best interests of her clients and advocating on their behalf.

Throughout her career, Ms. Sibila has successfully obtained land use and development approvals and negotiated entitlements and agreements for:

      • Residential & Commercial Properties
      • Class-A Office Buildings
      • Mixed-Use Developments
      • Multifamily & Affordable Housing Projects
      • Sustainable Development Districts
      • Religious Institutions
      • Educational Institutions
      • Animal Clinics, Pet Hotels & Animal Boarding
      • Cellular & Communication Towers
      • Distributed Antenna Systems
      • Digital, Billboard & Mural Approvals
      • Out-of-Home Advertising
      • Self-Storage Facilities

Career Highlights

      • “The Achiever” front-page profile in Miami Today
      • “Top 20 Under 40” by Brickell Magazine
      • “Best Of Miami Special Anniversary Edition: Best In Planning” by Miami Today
      • First attorney in Miami-Dade County to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Accredited Professional Credential
      • “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyer Magazine
      • “Up & Coming Attorney” by Florida Trend Magazine
      • “Top 30 Under 30 in Commercial Real Estate” and “Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Florida Real Estate” by Real Estate Florida Magazine
      • “40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers” by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
      • “Comcast Newsmakers” spotlight on the implementation of sustainable development strategies in existing buildings
      • Dedication of University Of Miami 2010 Undergraduate Pre-Law Manual
      • Selected as “Miami Leaders Of The Future” by Latino Leaders Magazine

Leadership Engagement & Innovation

      • Urban Land Institute Real Estate Fellow
      • Leadership Miami, Class XXX
      • Miami Fellows Initiative, Class VI
      • Inaugural HYPE Go-Getter Award Recipient

Entrepreneurial Spirit

      • Author: Goal Power: Live A Life (Em)Powered By Goals!
      • Founder, 100LawGifts.com, the world’s largest e-tailer for law gifts
      • Founder & Host, Women Empowerment Podcast

Time, Talent  & Treasure

      • Founder of Sibila Family Foundation and We Love 305
      • Director of PhilanthroFest, the nation’s largest civic engagement festival
      • Miami-Dade County Proclamation designating April 11 as PhilanthroFest Day
      • Donor, Million Orchid Project @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
      • United4Good “Philanthropy Innovation Award” recipient
      • Charity’s Star, Key Biscayne Magazine
      • “Pro-Bono Advocates For Good” recognition by Dade County Bar Association
      • Cover of The Miami Herald‘s “Business Monday” for “Bar Crawls For Charity” 
      • The Miami Herald‘s “Six South Floridians Who Make An Impact”

Education

University of Miami School of Law
LL.M., Master of Laws in Real Property Development
Juris Doctor

University of Miami College of Arts & Science
Bachelor of Science

ADMISSIONS
The Florida Bar

LANGUAGES
English & Spanish

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Estrellita Sibila In The News

Estrellita S. Sibila writes about the economic impact on South Florida’s “Opportunity Zones”.
Office Space Redux Estrellita Sibila
Estrellita S. Sibila quoted regarding the purchase of Sibila Law new headquarters in downtown Coral Gables.
Dishing With Estrellita S. Sibila" Article published in InDoral Magazine, September 2018. Photo of Fracesca Cruz and Estrellita S. Sibila InDoral Magazine
Estrellita S. Sibila joins Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Francesca Cruz for “Dishing With…Platicas y Platillos,” an intimate interview