Ariella Joselyn Gutman



Ariella Gutman practices in the firm’s Miami office. She focuses her practice on corporate, contractual, development, litigation, construction, risk management and security legal matters for a wide variety of retail brands/establishments, concierge companies, concert and sports venues, convention centers, cosmetic and medical spas, health clubs and gyms, lodging establishments and condominiums, nightclubs and bars, pool and beach management companies, restaurants and valet companies. Prior to joining Kubicki Draper, Ariella practiced complex commercial litigation and appeals involving real estate transactions, construction projects, commercial lending relationships and corporate/partnership relations.

Born and raised in South Florida, Ariella graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Journalism and Communication. At University of Florida, Ariella played an active role in the Student Government Association as Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the Student Body from 2009-2010.

In 2011, Ariella received her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. While in law school, Ariella clerked for the Honorable Richard D. Eade at the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit for Broward County, Florida. Additionally, Ariella interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida in the Economic and Environmental Crimes Division.

Practice Areas


  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (J.D., 2011)
    Nova Law Review, Member and Articles Editor; 2009 Public Service Fellowship Recipient
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (B.S., 2008)
    Coca Cola Company National Scholar (2004)


  • State of Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Hospitality and Retail Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Alpha Delta


  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • “Security Legal Issues,” LIV Nightclub, 2017
  • "Hospitality Legal Issues," Grand Beach Hotel, 2017
  • "PIP Qualification," Windhaven, 2013
  • "The Future of PIP," Kubicki Draper PIP/SIU Conference, 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Richard D. Eade, Seventeenth Judicial Court Judge, Law Clerk
  • U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, Economic & Environmental Crimes Division
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Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Office

515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Indian River | Martin | Okeechobee | Palm Beach | Saint Lucie


Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole

Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Alachua | Citrus | Dixie | Gilchrist | Lake | Levy | Marion | Putnam | Sumter | Volusia

Jacksonville Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Lafayette | Madison | Nassau | Saint Johns

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton


Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Bay | Calhoun | Franklin | Gadsden | Gulf | Jackson | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Wakulla | Washington

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee


Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.308.3352

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Our Firm


In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for over five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 100 attorneys.


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In response to the growing needs of its clients, the firm began expanding in the early 1980's and today is a diverse full-service law firm providing trial, appellate, coverage, commercial and real estate transaction services.

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