Professional Profile: Barbara Ruiz-Gonzalez 2021

Barbara Ruiz-Gonzalez

Name: Barbara Ruiz-Gonzalez

Title: Attorney

Company: Carrasquillo Law Group

Location: Miami, FL

Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Education: Master’s Degree in Tax; LLM

First job: A receptionist at a law firm. I was intrigued by the work being done, especially the deal closings, and I knew it was a path I wanted to embark on long-term.

First job in real estate or allied field: Lawyer at a title company.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I currently handle real estate, estate planning and tax. In fact, tax has been a specialty of mine for quite some time, and the knowledge I’ve amassed can be used in a variety of industries. I’ve certainly taken on cases for real estate tax related matters.

How do you unwind from a busy day? My favorite way to unwind from a hectic day is to go horseback riding. It has been a hobby of mine for many years. I also run an English Bulldog rescue. Each dog is near and dear to me and it gives me great joy to know that we are quite literally saving their lives.

Favorite book or author: Anything by Michael Connelly

Favorite movie: “The Notebook”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Thomas Rhett’s “Be A Light.” I highly recommend the song and the artist in general.

One word to describe your work environment: Peaceful.

Rules to live by in business: Always be honest.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Michelle Diaz, my best friend from growing up who died of cancer 30 years ago.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job): To have my own horse/dog sanctuary.