Eric A. Cruz


Eric A. Cruz is a partner with Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. Eric’s education included a strong emphasis on business and estate planning topics, and he developed further experience with estate planning and probate matters by serving as a student extern in the probate division of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in Alachua County, Florida. His interests include sports and the growing role of hispanic businesses in Florida. Eric’s practice focuses on business law, real estate transactions, and estate planning. Eric was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is fluent in Spanish.

Eric A. Cruz es un socio con Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. La educación de Eric incluyó un fuerte énfasis en temas de negocios, ley comercial, y planificación de bienes y sucesión. Eric desarrolló más experiencia en la planificación de bienes y sucesiones mientras servía un externado en la división testamentaria del Octavo Circuito Judicial en el Condado de Alachua en Florida. Sus intereses incluyen los deportes y el creciente papel de las empresas hispanas en la Florida. La práctica de Eric se centra en la ley comercial y de negocios, transacciones de bienes raíces, y la planificación de sucesión. Eric nació y fue críado en San Juan, Puerto Rico, y habla español con fluidez.

Practice Areas:

Business Law; Commercial Law; Corporate Law; Contracts; Real Estate; Commercial Real Estate; Real Estate Title Insurance; Leases and Leasing; Trusts and Estates; Estate Planning; Probate; Wills

Professional Recognition:
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” 2018-2024
Professional Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
    • Member, Sections on: Business Law; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
    • Former Member, Young Lawyers Division Law Student Mentoring Program
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
    • Member, Young Lawyers Section
Civic Membership and Activities:
  • Tampa Connection
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2017-2024
    • Immediate Past Chair, 2021-2022
    • Chair, 2020-2021
    • Vice Chair, 2019-2020
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2017-present
    • Former Member and Community Service Chair, Alumni Committee
    • Member, Class of 2015
  • Muller Elementary School Advisory Council, 2017-2023
  • Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce
    • Leadership Brandon, 2011
  • Partners in Network, Inc., Greater Brandon Chapter
    • Past President
  • New Tampa YMCA
    • Youth Sports Volunteer Coach
  • Family of Christ Christian School
    • Volunteer Basketball Coach
  • Speaker:
    • “Drafting Documents to Cure Defects,” Title Law: A to Z, National Business Institute, 2018
  •  Author:
    • “A Warning to Investors in Florida: Superior Liens Survive Foreclosure Sales”, International Society of Primerus Law Firms Stare Decisis Newsletter, 2015
    • “Homeowners’ Associations: Four Common Myths”, International Society of Primerus Law Firms Business Law News, 2014
    • “Common Mistakes Made by Small Business Owners”, Important Legal Topics Affecting Companies Today, International Society of Primerus Law Firms Business Law News, 2013
  • Florida Board of Bar Examiners: Selected to provide professional services for the preparation and scoring of the General Bar Examination
  • Fluent in Spanish / Hablo Español
  • University of Florida, J.D., cum laude, 2010
    • Member, Hispanic/Latino Law Student Association
  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A., Management, cum laude, 2007
Bar and Court Admissions:
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2012
  • Florida, 2010

Eric A. Cruz

Eric A. Cruz
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