Zumpano Patricios and the ZP Land Holding Companies have acquired the 328 Minorca Avenue Building in Coral Gables. Together with the 312 Minorca Avenue Building previously purchased in 2008, the resulting office building complex will provide the firm with more than 40 offices, four conference rooms and 20 parking spaces for attorneys at its headquarters.
The multimillion-dollar purchase, redevelopment and headquarters expansion project will be named “Counsel Commons.”
“Coral Gables is a vibrant community, one that we have called our firm’s home since its inception,” said Zumpano Patricios Founder and President Joseph Zumpano. “We are excited about yet another real estate development—this time in the City Beautiful—as we commence our 20th year here in Coral Gables.”
Located in the epicenter of downtown Coral Gables, renowned architect Ramon Pacheco has been selected to lead the design effort for Counsel Commons, which will boast a tempered elegance and Mediterranean-style architecture complementary to the firm’s existing facilities. Once completed, the property will be one of the largest owner-occupied professional service office buildings in the area.
The firm congratulates ONE Sotheby’s Agents Manny Chamizo III and Michael Martinez for their work on this transaction, and for the successful closing of this purchase.
Zumpano Patricios’ expansion is consistent with its success in purchasing and redeveloping buildings in marquee locations across the United States. The new Coral Gables headquarters project will join the existing portfolio of owned buildings in the firm’s other marquee locations, including: 134 East 38th Street in New York City near Grand Central Station, 829 North Milwaukee Avenue, in Downtown Chicago, and 2061 E. Murray Holladay Road in Salt Lake City.
Zumpano Patricios, which is embarking on its milestone 20th year in practice, has offices in Miami, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. The firm has a reputation for trying significant cases of international importance including Weininger v. Castro in which almost $24 million was recovered in the landmark case against Fidel and Raul Castro representing the daughter of CIA Pilot Thomas “Pete” Ray. In addition, Zumpano became the first attorney in U.S. history to recover for a victim of terrorism against a Mexican cartel in his representation of the son of a slain former UN Ambassador in Caballero v. FARC, et al. More than $20 million has been recovered on that case thus far.