General Counsel & Managing Director
Isaac joined Kaplan Residential in August of 2018, after a decade in private practice with a Florida- based regional law firm. As you might imagine, he’s no stranger to solving problems – wherever they might occur. During his career, Isaac was involved in solving problems in virtually all sectors of the economy and across multiple legal disciplines. He has been acknowledged by Chambers & Partners USA in the bankruptcy and restructuring area and by SuperLawyers.
At Kaplan Residential, Isaac brings the company a unique perspective to identifying value-oriented real estate opportunities. He has deep knowledge in multiple disciplines, and he focuses it well. Whether sourcing and analyzing the company’s acquisitions and transactions or identifying equity and capital partners, he has a keen eye for spotting and encouraging potential. Additionally, Isaac oversees oversee all corporate, real estate, litigation and transactions for the company, which has a track record of more than $3 billion in development.
A native of Mexico City and raised in Canada, Isaac’s global mindset and diverse background allow for a distinct synergy with Kaplan Residential’s offerings. Throughout his career, he has been actively sought for litigation and negotiations. He has represented bankruptcy trustees and worked through complex transactions of distressed entities. He has represented opportunistic investors and handled non-traditional investments. And he has excelled at all.
Isaac obtained his law degree cum laude from Hofstra University School of Law and his undergraduate degree in economics and political science from the University of Toronto. In his spare time, when not with his wife Evelyn and two daughters, Isaac is an avid fan of the Edmonton Oilers and a very amateur fisherman and golfer.
He is admitted to the bar in the states of Florida and New York, and also holds admissions in the following:
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals