Attorney at Law
Ms. Capote is the founder and Managing Partner of Capote Law Firm. She founded the minority, woman-owned law firm in 2006 with the goal to provide quality service to FDA-regulated companies. Since that time her practice has grown to include other U.S. federal agencies as well as an international trade component.
Ms. Capote focuses her practice on regulatory compliance for the life sciences and food industries. She is an AV Preeminent-Rated attorney, which is the highest level of professional excellence ranking. Ms. Capote represents various clients from Fortune 500 to startup companies in international trade.
Since that time, she has represented companies in the food industry, including dietary supplements, logistics industry, pharmaceutical industry, healthcare industry, and medical device industry. Ms. Capote has been instrumental in creating and implementing compliance programs for various organizations, one of which was recently inspected and received zero findings with regards to Ms. Capote's compliance program.
Ms. Capote's clients have been domestic as well as international including Spain, France, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, South Africa, Portugal, United Kingdom, Russia, Israel, Greece, Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Pakistan, and India.
Ms. Capote's practice focuses on representing clients before regulatory agencies, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission, FDA, EPA, USDA, and Customs and Border Protection including the importation and regulation of foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, drugs, medical devices, and chemicals.
She received her law degree from the University of Miami where she was on the executive committee for both the Hispanic Law Students Association and Phi Alpha Delta. She received her bachelor's degree from Florida State University. She is fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Capote is actively involved in the community through her service to various organizations including CNC, Alpha Charter of Excellence, the Florida Bar, and the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Ms. Capote currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at CNC. CNC is a non-profit organization serving the underprivileged of South Florida through job placements for over 38,700 individuals, enrollment of over 4,980 at-risk students, and has built over 1,900 subsidized housing units for families.
She serves as a board member of Alpha Charter of Excellence, a local independent charter school serving the Little Havana community.
Ms. Capote serves as Regional Deputy President of Region VIII (Florida) of the Hispanic National Bar Association, a national organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories.
She currently serves on the Leadership Academy Committee for the Florida Bar. The mission of the Academy is to enhance the skills of a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers selected from across the state that will enable them to become effective leaders throughout the profession. The Committee is tasked with recruitment and selection of candidates, overseeing the programming and agenda, and fundraising, to name a few.
Ms. Capote was awarded a fellowship to the Florida Bar's Wm. Reece Leadership Academy in 2015, has been recognized by the Miami Herald as a Top Rated Lawyer in 2015, as the Daily Business Review's Top Lawyers in 2016, by Legal Network as a Top Lawyer in Florida for 2018 and 2020, by Florida Trend's Magazine as Legal Elite, Up and Comer, for 2018, and by Super Lawyers, Rising Star for 2019.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
J.D. - University of Miami
B.A. - Florida State University
CNC - Chairman of the Board of Directors
Alpha Charter of Excellence - Board Member
Florida Bar - Leadership Academy Committee Member
Hispanic National Bar Association - Regional Deputy President of Region VIII (Florida)
Fellowship to the Florida Bar's Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, 2015
Top Rated Lawyer - Miami Herald, 2015
Top Lawyers in 2016 - Daily Business Review
Top Lawyer in Florida - Legal Network, 2018, 2020
Legal Elite, Up and Comer - Florida Trend's Magazine, 2018
Rising Star - Super Lawyers, 2019