Attorneys Maryvel De Castro Valdes and Shari Wald Garrett Named as Partners at Siegfried Rivera

June 19, 2019

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 19, 2019) —- Siegfried Rivera is proud to announce that attorneys Maryvel De Castro Valdes and Shari Wald Garrett have been named as partners. Valdes joined the firm in 2014 and concentrates her practice in community association and real estate law, while Garrett joined in 2004 and practices in the area of community association law.

“Our firm is very proud of both Maryvel and Shari on their promotions as partners,” said Steven M. Siegfried, the firm’s founding partner. “They are both hard workers and invaluable members of our team, and we are pleased to welcome them to the ranks of the firm’s partners.”

In addition to her work in community association and real estate law, Maryvel de Castro Valdes has extensive experience representing community associations in both condominium lien foreclosure actions and mortgage foreclosure actions. She also represents a broad range of clients in real estate matters including acquisitions, commercial lending, lease transactions and landlord/tenant disputes. She received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University in 2003.

Shari Wald Garrett focuses her practice on full service community association representation, as well as commercial litigation. Her extensive experience representing condominium and homeowners associations throughout Florida includes general representation, handling developer and owner disputes, negotiating and drafting contracts, amending and interpreting governing documents and handling election disputes. She received her Juris Doctor from University of Miami School of Law in 2001.

Founded in 1977, Siegfried Rivera focuses on all aspects of construction, community association, real estate and corporate law. The firm provides representation to a diverse client base throughout Florida and the nation, including owner, developers, contractors and trade contractors building the most complex projects in the world, as well as representation to more than 500 community associations throughout Florida. It maintains offices in Coral Gables, Plantation and West Palm Beach, Florida. Additional information on the law firm is available at or by calling (305) 442-3334 or toll-free at 1-800-737-1390.