Elinette Ruiz


Elinette Ruiz is an associate in the Miami office of Arnstein & Lehr LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Municipal & Governmental, Property Tax Appeals, and Land Use practice groups. Prior to joining Arnstein & Lehr, Ms. Ruiz was an associate at the firm of Becker & Poliakoff in Miami.

Ms. Ruiz concentrates her practice in the areas of Land Use and Zoning, Government Procurement, Liquor Licensing and Alcohol and Beverage Regulation on behalf of a wide range of clients. She has experience in government relations at the local, state and federal levels of government. Ms. Ruiz represents builders and developers in all aspects of land use through the entire development process, from zoning approvals to subdivision, building permit matters and environmental issues. Ms. Ruiz also assists clients through the entire government procurement process which includes advocacy before the reviewing bodies.

Ms. Ruiz previously served as an assistant to the Miami Dade County Mayor, advising the Mayor on intergovernmental affairs and special projects. She also gained valuable experience working in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. House of Representatives for Congressman Lincoln Diaz Balart and as an Intern at the U.S. Department of State’s Department of Public Affairs. As a law student, Ms. Ruiz served as a law clerk for The Honorable Judge Mario P. Goderich, Third District Court of Appeal. Prior to law school, she spent three years in the financial industry gaining valuable business acumen as a registered sales associate with Prudential Securities and Salomon Smith Barney, obtaining a General Securities (Series 7) License from the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Florida

Professional Activities and Achievements

League Against Cancer “Liga Contra el Cancer”
Cuban American Bar Association
The Florida Bar


  • St. Thomas University (J.D.)
  • St. Thomas of Villanova University (B.A.)