About LGP

We leverage diversity of expertise and depth of experience to relentlessly advocate on behalf of our clients’ business, transactional and litigation needs. Client Partnerships Defined by Access, Communication, and Trust We at Liebler, more...

Real Estate & Real Estate Finance

Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo’s Real Estate practice group provides a broad spectrum of legal services across virtually all real estate sectors and serves its investor and institutional clients in the core real estate more...

Premises Liability

From Fortune 500 companies to municipal institutions, Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo represents clients in premises liability actions arising out of business operations. The successful defense of these claims often turns on early identification more...

Corporate & Business Litigation

Our corporate and business practice provides a broad range of legal services for every legal need that arises during the life cycle of a business. From selecting the appropriate type of entity to more...

Tara E. Faenza

Ms. Tara E. Faenza is a Senior Associate, Team Leader of the Firm and a member of the Labor & Employment and Litigation Departments. Ms. Faenza joined the Firm in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Faenza worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, where she tried 20 jury trials and numerous bench trials. Ms. Faenza regularly litigates cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. She defends employers against all types of employment-related claims, including: Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) wage/hour, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblower suits, FMLA violations, breach of contract and general litigation matters. In addition, Tara conducts training seminars for management and human resource professionals on critical topics. Ms. Faenza’s practice involves all aspects of commercial litigation and labor and employment law. Ms. Faenza has practiced in areas such as breach of contract, first-party claims, insurance, and other business disputes. Ms. Faenza represents employers, including private and government, on a full range of employment-related matters and disputes. Ms. Faenza counsels clients with regard to such issues as human resources policies and procedures, workforce reduction, workplace privacy and social media issues, compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and litigation avoidance strategies.

Education:
University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 2013
Employment, Labor, & Immigration Certificate, 2013
Student Commencement Speaker, 2013
University of Phoenix, San Francisco Campus, 2003*
Bachelor of Science, Business Management
*Completed at on-campus night program while working full time

Bar and Court Admissions:
• The Florida Bar, 2013-current
• U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2015- current
• U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2019- current
Professional Memberships and Community Involvement:
· Instructor, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), March 2020
· Presenter, “Employment and Labor Law 2020,” ADP Client Seminar, January 2020
· Speaker, Introduction of the Hon. Bronwyn Miller, Women of Distinction, April 2019
· Guest Commentator, “Stand Your Ground Constitutionality in Florida,” WPLG This Week in South Florida with Michael Putney, July 2017
· Panelist, “Social Media policies and Title VII and the NLRA,” South East eDiscovery & IG Retreat, Atlanta, June 2016
· Speaker, “Employment Law Trends,” Dade County Chiropractic Society Attorney Roundtable, 2016
· Actor, “A Trial Reenactment: Revisiting Japanese-American Internment Camps,” Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2016
· Panelist, “Promises Made in Severance Agreements: What Do They Mean, Why Are They There & Are They Legal?” 2016 EEOC Miami Technical Assistance Seminar
· Speaker, Student Speaker, University of Miami School of Law Graduation, 2013
Distinctions/Honors/Recognition:
• Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2016
• Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2017
• Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2018
• Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2019
• Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2020
• Florida Trend, “Legal Elite, Labor & Employment” 2018
• Dade Legal Aid, Put Something Back, Pro Bono Service Award, 2017
• Student Commencement Speaker, University of Miami School of Law Graduation, 2013
• Constangy, Brooks & Smith Southeast Scholar, 2012
• Dean’s Certificate for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2012
• Honors for Litigation Skills Pretrial and Trial courses, 2012
• University of Miami Trial Team: 2011-2013
• FJA Hon. E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition, 2012, Semi-finalist
• Nova Closing Argument Competition, Semifinalist 2011 & 2012
• Employment, Labor & Immigration Law Certificate
• University of Leipzig -Miami Seminar, Spring 2013 (Leipzig, Germany)