The Florida Business Continuity Task Force

It is our aim to provide the Florida business community with timely information and resources. We will provide you with tangible action items that you can take to be as best equipped as possible to survive throughout the current economic down turn and beyond.

We've assembled an elite team of Florida based professionals and leaders across a variety of sectors (attorneys, accountants, finance, marketing, etc.) to help get you the best resources, information, and next step action items possible.


The Task Force Members

Luis Salazar

Salazar Law

luis@salazar.law | 305-374-4848

Salazar Law serves businesses and individuals seeking to seize financial or business opportunities through start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, or confronting compliance challenges and government investigations, financial crisis, or complex commercial litigation.

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Michael R. Torres


MTorres@paast.com | 305.567.0150 

Michael R. Torres is a founding member of the public accounting firm PAAST, P.L. He has over 20 years of experience providing tax, accounting, attestation, business consulting, forensic accounting, and litigation support services to clients in the banking, hospitality and tourism, manufacturing, media, nonprofit, pharmaceutical, sports and entertainment, technology, and telecommunications industries. Michael’s experience includes domestic and international tax planning and preparation for individuals and corporations; preparing business plans for start ups, mergers and acquisitions; performing internal audits and operational reviews; as well as financial consulting.

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Daniel F. Benavides

Sandman Savrann PLLC

dbenavides@sandsav.com | 305-420-6478

Daniel’s practice at Sandman Savrann is focused almost exclusively in the hospitality industry. He advises hotel, condo-hotel, restaurant and nightclub owners and operators in connection with a wide array of legal matters including acquisitions, leasing, compliance, licensing, guest relations issues, employment matters, ADA issues, data privacy, and litigation.

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Mark Miller

Miller Friel, PLLC

millerm@millerfriel.com | 202.760.3161 

Miller Friel, PLLC is a specialized law firm formed for the sole and exclusive purpose of helping corporate clients maximize their insurance coverage. For the last 25 years, Mr. Miller has practiced exclusively in the area of insurance recovery law, handling complex insurance claims for some of the world’s most well-known companies. His extensive insurance knowledge, focus on detail, and ability to turn complex scenarios into winning legal strategies, has resulted in string of unparalleled successes for his clients. From negotiating billion dollar property insurance settlements to litigating bet-the-company D&O insurance claims, Mr. Miller has successfully handled every kind of insurance claim. 

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Jorge Mestre

Rivero Mestre

jmestre@riveromestre.com | 305 4452500 

Richard Montes de Oca

MDO Partners

rmontes@mdopartners.com | 305-704-8452

Richard Montes de Oca is the Founder and Managing Partner of MDO Partners, a boutique law firm that focuses on Corporate, International and Real Estate Law, as well as Global Compliance and Business Ethics. He is an AV-Preeminent Rated attorney in Corporate, Contracts and International Law. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law where he teaches Contract Drafting, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Compliance.

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Silka Gonzalez


sgonzalez@ermprotect.com | 305-447-6750

Silka Gonzalez is the founder and president of ERMProtect. Since 1998, ERMProtect has provided Information Security and IT risk management services to more than 300 clients in over 20 industries worldwide. Silka has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Cybersecurity. Prior to founding ERMProtect, she was a manager of IT and business services at Price Waterhouse. She also served as Manager of Information Systems Auditing for Diageo PLC and Manager of Information Systems Security for American Bankers Insurance Group (now Assurant Solutions).

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Mike Simmons

WIMS Consulting

msimmons@wims-consulting.com | 305-562-9639

Mike Simmons is the CEO of WIMS Consulting, a consulting firm and full-service marketing and sales agency specializing in marketing strategy, CRM programs, digital marketing, website development, business development, and additional services operating primarily in Charlotte and Miami. He is also the co-founder, and board member of EolianVR and ARRE (Augmented Reality Real Estate).

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Roland Sanchez-Medina Jr.


roland@smgqlaw.com | 305.377.1000

Roland Sanchez-Medina Jr. is a partner at SMGQ Law who focuses his practice in the areas of corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring/restructuring, board governance, domestic and international commercial transactions, commercial and residential real estate transactions, tax and estate planning, and other general transactional services.

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Asnardo Garro


lsierra@arhmf.com | 305.779.3573

Asnardo Garro is a partner in ARHMF’s Corporate and Financial Services practice.  Mr. Garro focuses his practice in representing financial institutions, financial service companies, money services businesses and corporate clients with respect to complex financing transactions, sale and acquisition matters and other complex business transactions. He has detailed experience in the laws and regulations governing such clients and their transactions.

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Jorge A. Mestre is a Partner with Rivero Mestre LLP. He engages exclusively in a commercial-litigation practice, including international arbitration and litigation. In Chambers USA, he has been praised for “his strategic sense and creative thinking in critical litigation matters” and characterized as “a brilliant litigator with the creative edge; he sees a tactical advantage in what seems like an intractable problem.”

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