Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A. is a multidisciplinary civil practice law firm located in Miami, Florida, specializing in the representation of businesses, institutions and individuals in appeals, bankruptcy and workouts, receiverships, creditors rights, mediation-arbitration services, commercial litigation, probate and guardianship, civil litigation and real estate law. Our firm successfully combines the expertise and sophistication of a large firm practice with the close personal service found in smaller firms.

Our Commitment to Clients

Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog P.A. is committed to providing superior legal counsel in the most cost-effective manner possible. We strive to be counselors, advisors and problem solvers to our clients. We do so by knowing our clients, their goals and objectives and by providing value-added services beyond what you might expect from a law firm. Our clients often describe us as sharp, honest lawyers with solid knowledge of the law.

Practice Groups

Our firm is comprised of over four main practice groups focused on specific industries or areas of law. This practice group structure enables our attorneys to thoroughly understand the issues confronting certain industries and areas of the law.

Cutting Edge Technology

We believe that technology has allowed us to improve communications, increase efficiency and obtain research information at a level far beyond most other law firms. For our clients, we believe the result is better legal representation and significant cost savings. This also gives us a clear advantage over other Florida law firms.


Martindale-Hubbell rates Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog P.A. as an AV (highest rating) law firm. Jerry Markowitz, managing partner, is listed among seventeen South Florida lawyers in the latest edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Management & Demographics
Management & Personnel
Senior Partner
Senior Partner
Of Counsel
Managing Shareholder
Male: 6
Female: 4
Asian: 1
Black / African American: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 1
White / Caucasian: 8
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Female: 1
White / Caucasian: 1
Asian: 1
Male: 1
Female: 9
Hispanic / Latinx: 3
White / Caucasian: 7
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 3
Female: 12
Black / African American: 2
Hispanic / Latinx: 12
White / Caucasian: 1
Persons with Disabilities: 1
Lian de la Riva
Trusts + Estates
Ross Hartog
Restructuring + Insolvency
954 767 0030
Thomas Ringel
Real Estate + Business
Candis Trusty
Probate + Guardianship
Jerry Markowitz
Litigation + Dispute Resolution

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  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closings
  • Commercial
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Debtors' Rights
  • Elder Law
  • Litigation
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trustee Representation
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workouts and Restructurings

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