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Estrellita S. Sibila, JD, LL.M

Attorney At Law


An award-winning, industry-leading Real Estate Development Attorney, Estrellita S. Sibila serves as counsel to real estate owners, agents, brokers, 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. A Miami native, she 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 guides her clients every step of the way to ensure project success.


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

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University of Miami College of Arts & Science
Bachelor of Science

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The Florida Bar

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English & Spanish

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Ms. Sibila represents property owners ranging from first-time homebuyers to seasoned developers and investors. Her experience includes everything 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, she has successfully obtained approvals and negotiated entitlements and agreements for a diverse portfolio of matters including:

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

Paying It Forward

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  • 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” 
  • Charity’s Star, Key Biscayne Magazine
  • “Pro-Bono Advocates For Good” recognition by Dade County Bar Association
  • Cover of  “Business Monday” in The Miami Herald for “Bar Crawls For Charity”
  • Best-Of Round-Up of “Six South Floridians Who Make An Impact” in The Miami Herald

Making Headlines

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    • “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
    • Mujer Legendaria “Legendary Woman” by Ford Motor Company: 20 Latinas In The U.S. Making A Difference
    • “40 Under 40″ Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County benefitting the 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

    Epic Adventures

    An avid globetrotter, Ms. Sibila has visited nearly 50 countries and more than 500 cities around the world, publishing many of her experiences to inspire others to let their itinerary lead the way.

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    The Quintessential Florida Roadtrip

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    Unique Experiences In The Sunshine State

    Innovative Leadership

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

    Entrepreneurial Spirit

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    • Best-Selling Author of GOAL POWER: Live A Life (Em)Powered By Goals!
    • CEO,, the world’s largest law gift e-tailer
    • Founder & Host, I Know Her, a women’s empowerment podcast

    Did You Know?

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    In addition to her practice, Ms. Sibila is also an orchid enthusiast and has served on the Board of Directors for the South Florida Orchid Society, a local chapter of the American Orchid Society. The Sibila Family Foundation is a donor for the Million Orchid Project at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, with the goal of re-introducing thousands of rare native Florida orchids back into South Florida’s tropical landscape.

    Power Profiles

    Throughout her career, Ms. Sibila has authored a number of notable profiles on influential professionals from around the world. Below is a collection of her Top 10 most inspiring interviews:

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    The Bass Institute For Diversity & Inclusion

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    Amber Kemp-Gerstel

    Disney+ Host & DIY Queen

    Damask Love

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    Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

    President & CEO

    The Miami Foundation

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    Soman Chainani

    Best-Selling Author

    The School For Good & Evil

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    Melissa White

    Executive Director

    Key Biscayne Community Foundation

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    Elysze Held

    Celebrity Stylist 

    Style Out Of The City

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    Stephanie Berman-Eisenberg

    President & CEO

    Carrfour Supportive Housing

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    Carlos Fernandez-Guzman

    President & CEO

    Pacific National Bank

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    Angeles Almuna


    Fashion Strikes Cancer

    Fashion Strikes Cancer

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