MIAMI — The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) has named Evian White De Leon Chief Legal Counsel. With more than 52,000 total members, MIAMI is the largest local Realtor Association in the nation, has the fourth largest MLS nationally, the fifth largest commercial association and over 220 global partners worldwide.
In addition to serving as in-house counsel for MIAMI, White De Leon will oversee professional standards and grievances, human resources and legal education for members. She will also support the government affairs and public policy team.
“After collaborating with MIAMI the past two years on affordable housing issues, I am thrilled to join as Chief Legal Counsel where I will be able to support the mission, members, and our community,” White De Leon said. “Working at MIAMI also allows me the opportunity to continue to advance my passion, which has always been making my vibrant hometown of Miami a place where all residents have the opportunity to thrive.”
White De Leon graduated from the University of Miami School of Law after studying International Relations, Spanish and Literature at Florida International University, both in Miami and in Spain. Most recently, White De Leon served as Deputy Director of Miami Homes for All, Inc., a nonprofit with a vision that everyone in Miami has a safe and stable place to call home through affordable housing and youth homelessness policy advocacy, research, and coalition building.
“We are very excited to have Evian with us to further enhance our leading-edge organization, and to provide additional resources to benefit our organization, our members and the communities we serve,” MIAMI CEO Teresa King Kinney said. “Evian brings vast knowledge, skills and expertise on a variety of subject areas relevant to our organization, the housing industry and association management, making her a valuable addition to our executive team.”
After graduating from law school, she worked as a litigator at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. for almost seven years. She subsequently joined Miami Beach Community Health Center, Inc. (MBCHC) as their Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Programs. At MBCHC she represented the interests of the organization to improve operations, quality of patient care, and to mitigate risk. She also developed relationships with government and community partners to expand access to quality, affordable health care.
Outside of the office, White De Leon just finished her term as the President of the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and a three-year term as an investigative member of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11P. Evian also participated in Class III of The Florida Bar Leadership Academy and Class IX of the Miami Fellows with The Miami Foundation.
About the MIAMI Association of Realtors
The MIAMI Association of Realtors was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 100 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of six organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward-MIAMI Association of Realtors, the Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS-MIAMI) Council, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents 52,000 total real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S. and has official partnerships with over 220 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is staging.miamirealtors.com