BMR Law Group

Bello & Martinez PLLC
B&M Law Group, Coral Gables FL
Ian Illych Martinez
(305) 442-7970

Direct: (305) 442-7970
Office: (305) 967-8594
Fax: (305) 442-1727

2850 S Douglas Road
Suite 303
Coral Gables, FL

      Mr. Martinez represents some of South Florida’s leading major corporations in litigation and general corporate advice. Mr. Martinez specializes in creditors’ rights and takes a case from start to post judgement enforcement, including executions. Mr. Martinez also focuses on the prosecution and defense of a variety of complex commercial matters, encompassing real estate, contract, business tort, receivership, dissolutions and personal injury. He is the Special Master for the City Coral Gables where he presides over civil fines. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the federal bar of the United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Currently is on the 11th Circuit Grievance Committee. Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Martinez worked for a mid size firm and a large South-Eastern US firm that represented Fortune 500 clients.

      Mr. Martinez received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami in May 2002 and was admitted to practice in October 2002. While at UM, Mr. Martinez was Editor in Chief of the International and Comparative Law Review (2001-2002) and an Articles and Comments Editor (2000-2001). At UM he received several awards, including: Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Professional Responsibility & Ethics and Student Leader from the UM Law Alumni Association. He received his Bachelors from Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Martinez has studied and lived abroad in Spain and the United Kingdom.

      Prior to working as an attorney, Mr. Martinez was an Intelligence Officer with the United States Central Intelligence Agency. While at CIA he earned two Exceptional Performance Awards, including one for work during the Congo crisis.

      Mr. Martinez is active in various professional and community boards. He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association and the American Bar Association, African Committee. In December 2002 he was appointed to the Miami-Dade Boundaries Commission, where he served until May 2005, when he was appointed as Assistant Secretary to the Industrial Development Authority, where he is still serving. In July 2007, Mr. Martinez was appointed to the City of Coral Gables Traffic Advisory Board.

  • Awards:
    1. Certificate of Meritorious Service from the Florida Bar. June 26,2015
    2. Meritorious Public Service, The Florida Bar. March 31rst, 2013.

    3.       Mr. Martinez is fluent in Spanish.

      Representative Experience
      • Commercial/Litigation:
        1. Successfully defend a local subsidiary of a Venezuelan company sued for six million dollars in Miami.
        2. Represent a US national non-government organization in a joint venture in Sierra Leone for micro credit loans.
        3. Represent the areas third largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in collection efforts throughout South Florida.
        4. Commercial collection work for a local franchisor of a Fortune 100 company throughout South Florida.
        5. Represent one of the oldest and largest souvenir companies in Florida and their litigation throughout Florida.
        6. Obtained a million dollar judgment against a Spanish company for a Dominican Bank.
        7. Represent one of the area’s largest sellers of insurance policies and their commercial transactions.

      • International:
        1. Represents a foreign Goverments' Import Export Board.
        2. Represents an oil broker abroad for its future and spot oil contracts.
        3. Helped negotiate the placement of a mutli-national media company’s debt in London and successfully initiate collection efforts in Mexico, Switzerland and Miami on their behalf.
        4. Negotiate a contract for a local franchisor of a Fortune 100 company for $9 million dollar generators to Argentina.
        5. Negotiate an exclusivity contract for a British Virgin Islands Company and a Hong Kong based entity for distribution rights throughout Asia and the Subcontinent.
        6. Local entity in a licensing and distribution agreement with a Spanish company.
        7. Local distributor of jeans in a contract for manufacturing jeans in Peru and Bolivia.
        8. Represent one of the oldest and largest souvenir companies in Florida and their litigation throughout the Dutch West Indies, Jamaica, Bahamas and Belize.
      Past experience is not an indicator of possible outcomes or success in your own case and should not be taken as such as each case is unique.