Lawyer and Miami Lobbyist Seasoned in Generating Private and Public Sector Value
Luis Andre Gazitua is a Miami-based attorney and lobbyist specializing in procurement in Miami-Dade County, the municipalities of the greater Miami area, and Miami-Dade Public Schools. He represents clients from pre-bid, through bid protest, award, and project implementation stages. Gazitua represents clients in all industries, including technology, infrastructure, and transportation.
In 2017, Gazitua assisted private clients in closing almost half a billion dollars in competitive solicitations in the infrastructure and services sectors. In 2019, he expects to close one hundred and fifty million dollars in the third quarter in the transportation and public safety sectors.
Gazitua is a National Board Board Member of Maverick PAC (MavPAC). MavPAC is the most active conservative political organization that engages the under 40 professional community in the national political process. MavPAC’s fundraising history and achievements in membership growth have positioned MavPAC to develop the future base of the Republican Party further and lead a new generation of conservative activists, distinguished young professionals, and future public servants.
Gazitua authored the Miami-Dade County Strong Mayor Charter Amendment approved by voters in 2006. He coordinated the signature campaign for the Amendment and acted as pro-bono General Counsel to the Citizens for Reform political action committee before the Circuit Court and the 3d District Court of Appeal.
As Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Luis was a key player in the creation of the CareerSource South Florida Workforce Investment Board, Region 23, of the State of Florida. CareerSource is a government instrumentality of both Miami-Dade and Monroe County whose creation required the approval of Workforce Florida and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. The SFWIB, now with a staff of 80, invests almost 50 million dollars annually for job training and placement services.
Before joining the Office of the Mayor, Luis assisted Bob Josefsberg in terrorist litigation against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization. Where the plaintiff, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, was attacked in 2002 by a Palestinian terrorist organization backed by the Palestinian Authority and the U.S. district court in Miami ruled the Palestinian Authority pay the victim $16 million. See, Saperstein v. Palestinian Authority, 2006 WL 3804718 (S.D. Fla. 2006).
Gazitua’s current and former clients include: Clean Energy – founded by the late T. Boone Pickens, Clean Energy the nation’s largest compressed natural gas fueling services company; Honeywell – a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address global challenges such as energy efficiency and safety and security; Comcast – the world’s largest media, entertainment, and communications company; The GEO Group – a Florida-based company specializing in privatized corrections, detention, and mental health treatment, domestically and internationally; Leonardo – a global high technology company and critical player in Aerospace, Defence & Security; and SHI – the largest corporate reseller of software, hardware, and related services, providing government agencies, educational institutions and Fortune 1000-Fortune 500 companies with all of their technology needs globally.
Gazitua frequently contributes opinion pieces to the Miami Herald.Gazitua Letelier is your Miami Lobbying Firm.