Anisley Tarragona

Founding Partner

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Anisley Tarragona is a founding partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Ms. Tarragona worked in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where she represented management exclusively. Ms. Tarragona, who was born and raised in Cuba, is fluent in Spanish.

Primary Focus & Experience

Ms. Tarragona’s practice focuses on workplace and business disputes. In her employment practice, Ms. Tarragona handles a wide variety of issues, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other federal and state employment laws. She also has experience in drafting employment agreements and litigating claims arising out of the breach of certain clauses in those agreements, including non-compete and non-solicitation clauses.

Ms. Tarragona also has significant experience in handling business disputes, ranging from breach of contract claims to violations of Section 10b of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. In defending a group action against a hedge fund administrator, Ms. Tarragona participated in obtaining monetary sanctions and an adverse inference instruction against a group of investor plaintiffs who failed to preserve electronic evidence through institution of litigation hold. See Pension Comm. of Univ. of Montreal Pension Plan v. Banc of Am. Secs., LLC, 685 F. Supp. 2d 456 (S.D.N.Y. 2010).

During law school, Ms. Tarragona served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Adalberto Jordan as well as to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Chris M. McAliley at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. During this time, she was also an Associate Editor on the University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review.

Recent Significant Accomplishments

  • Delivered defense verdict after two-week jury trial (2019): Obtained a defense verdict on claims of age discrimination and retaliation in multi-million-dollar suit against a Fortune 500 company after having obtained a directed verdict on claims of defamation against the company and an executive.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a case involving claims of sexual harassment and retaliation under the FCRA as well as off-the-clock claims under the FLSA. Alvino v. Equinox Holdings, Inc., No. 14-80361-CIV-COHN/SELTZER, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161102 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 17, 2014).
  • Dismissal with prejudice (2014): Obtained dismissal with prejudice of common law claims of negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress in federal court.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a case involving disparate treatment and disparate impact claims of race and age discrimination under the ADEA, Title VII, and the FCRA as well as a claim for retaliation under Title VII and the FCRA arising out of a Reduction-in-Force (“RIF”). Fuller v. Edwin B. Stimpson Co. Inc., No. 11-61574-CIV-ROSENBAUM, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 137909 (S.D. Fla. May 21, 2014); Fuller v. Edwin B. Stimpson Co. Inc., 971 F. Supp. 2d 1146 (S.D. Fla. 2013).
  • Obtained favorable opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirming above grant of summary judgment. Fuller v. Edwin B. Stimpson Co. Inc., No. 14-12479, 598 Fed. App’x. 652 (11th Cir. 2015), cert. denied, 136 S. Ct. 177, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 6347 (U.S. Oct. 5, 2015).

Recognition & Accomplishments

Ms. Tarragona has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers from 2013-2018.

EDUCATION

University of Miami School of Law
J.D., 2007

University of Central Florida
B.S.B.A., 2004

ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida

BAR & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • Cuban-American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

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Our Process
1.
Investigate

As a first step, your assigned legal team will gather and review records related to your claim, including any employment contract or offer letter, time sheets, any relevant communications, and any disciplinary actions, including performance improvement plans or termination paperwork.

These documents will help your attorneys evaluate your claims and develop a strategy to obtain the best results for your situation.

2.
Formulate

Once your legal team completes the initial investigation, they will work with you to determine the best legal strategy for your situation. Your legal team will make recommendations and will work with you to formulate the most effective approach to obtain your desired outcome.

3.
Advocate

After you and your legal team formulate the strategy, your legal team will advocate on your behalf to obtain your desired outcome. This could include negotiating a separation package, engaging in pre-suit negotiations, sending a demand letter, and/or filing a charge of discrimination or lawsuit on your behalf.

The attorneys at BT Law are experienced trial lawyers and will advocate for your rights in the courtroom as necessary.

Reviews

Jason and Anisley are one of the best decisions someone can make given the situation. They are knowledgeable, transparent, proactive and communicate with their clients. I have dealt with other attorneys in the past and I’m always frustrated because you don’t get information or you have to chase the attorney and staff down that’s not the case with them.

In finding the right lawyers to represent you, you want to have mutual respect and understanding for each other and clear communication to achieve your goals. BT Law Group is just that. They not only represented me to their fullest abilities, but went above and beyond to truly understand my goals and priorities and provide sound legal advice to achieve such. It was a pleasure working with both Anisley and Jason, I’d highly recommend them.

We very much enjoyed BT Law Group’s founding partner, Anisley Tarragona service and attention to detail. From the onset her approach was practical and conscious of providing the best legal advice while being mindful of suggesting cost effective, conservative solutions. We find her to be a great business partner to service all our employment related legal needs.

I received a prompt and very professional service by the BT Law Group. Ms Tarragona provides tailored advice in the best interest of the client. She was meticulous and explained the pros and cons of my case in very simple terms which allowed me to consider and take the best decision. Very happy with the service. Highly recommended.

Absolutely wonderful and professional services. Represented my mom in a caring and personalized manner. Knowledgeable and ethical. Thank you!

I always consult BT Law Group for employment law matters. They are responsive, practical and efficient. I recommend them to colleagues and friends.

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Jason D. Berkowitz is a Founding Partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Mr. Berkowitz was a Partner in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where he represented management exclusively.
Anisley Tarragona is a founding partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Ms. Tarragona worked in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where she represented management exclusively. Ms. Tarragona, who was born and raised in Cuba, is fluent in Spanish.
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