Kristen Catasús - Attorney at Law

Kristen Catasús Attorney At Law


Kristen Catasús - Attorney at Law

Associate

T 305-416-6880
F 305-416-6887
D 305-420-3941
Miami 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue Suite 3200 Miami, Florida 33131

Kristen is an associate in the Miami office and a member of the firm’s nationwide alcohol beverage department. Before joining the firm, Kristen was counsel for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits’ regulatory, compliance, and government affairs department. There, she advised the company on tied-house and trade practice matters. She has experience interpreting federal, state, and international beverage laws and regulations. In her time with the company, she worked with state alcohol beverage control authorities and federal agents on investigations into potential industry violations. She also coordinated with industry members in both the distribution and manufacturing tiers to streamline and improve industry standards and practices.

During law school, Kristen was an extern at Bacardi U.S.A.’s general counsel’s office. In this role, she analyzed the Federal Alcohol Administration Act and ensured company compliance with trade practice standards. She also interned for the Honorable Johnathan Goodman at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

  • Background

    Kristen was born and raised in Florida. After graduating from high school, Kristen attended the University of Florida, where she earned her undergraduate degree in criminology and law. Following college, she attended law school at Florida International University’s College of Law. During law school, Kristen was a member of the moot court team and studied abroad in Spain. She graduated with her Juris Doctor degree in 2017 and currently resides in Miami. 

  • Education
    • The University of Florida, B.A., Criminology and Law with a minor in International Relations (2013)
      • Florida Academic Scholars Award Recipient
      • Hernando County Gator Club Award Recipient
      • Rotary Club Scholarship for Academic Performance
    • Universidad de Sevilla, Criminal and Property Law (2015)
    • Florida International University College of Law, J.D. (2017)
      • Dean’s List
      • CALI Award, Highest Grade in Contracts
      • Judge B. Cohen Scholarship, Academic Success
      • Appellate Advocacy/Moot Court Team
      • Intramural Appellate Advocacy Finalist
      • Price Media Law Moot Court Programme Quarterfinalist
  • Admissions
    • Florida
  • Presentations & Seminars
    • Panelist, "Are Hospitality Businesses Ready for State Emergency Orders to be Lifted?," COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series, June 10, 2020
  • Articles & Publications