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Edilsa Ruiz

Edilsa Ruiz serves as General Counsel of Pensam, overseeing the company’s legal and corporate governance functions.  She is also active in all aspects of transactional matters pertaining to acquisitions, dispositions and other investments by Pensam and provides counsel on the overall management of all legal activities for the company.

Edilsa joined Pensam in June 2021 after a successful career at Avila, Rodriguez, Hernandez, Mena & Garro, LLP, a well-known multiple practice law firm in Miami, Florida, where she served as a Partner of the firm’s corporate and financial services practice.  Prior to that, Edilsa began her legal career as an associate attorney in the corporate practice group at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a prestigious and well-recognized international law firm.

Edilsa has counseled companies of all sizes on a wide variety of corporate governance matters as well as transactional matters in the areas of joint ventures, preferred equity investments (with a focus on real estate investments), domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, and general contractual matters.

Edilsa received her law degree from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and her bachelor of business administration from Florida International University.

Edilsa is a member of the Florida Bar.


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Yusleidy Arrojo, CMA, CPA

Yusleidy Arrojo is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Yusleidy serves as Assistant Controller for Pensam.

Her responsibilities include: creating and maintaining a standard chart of accounts for Pensam, preparing financial statements, and overseeing the firm’s accounts payable and receivable. Prior to joining Pensam, Yusleidy worked as an accountant for an international wholesale company, where she oversaw all internal and external operations for the company.  She has over 10 years of experience in the accounting field.

Yusleidy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Matanzas, Cuba and a Masters of Accounting degree from Nova Southeastern University.


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Viviana Angulo

Viviana Angulo serves as Office Manager & HR Coordinator for Pensam.

Her responsibilities include day-to-day operations of the Pensam office as well as administrative assistance. She provides technical and logistical support for special projects, meetings, conferences, and events. Additionally, she completes administrative duties for the human resources department including recruitment, maintaining employee records, and provides administrative support to all employees.

Viviana graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Lynn University. Prior to joining Pensam, she worked in the Hospitality industry as an Event Manager. Viviana’s past roles include organizing facilities and managing all event details such as décor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, guest lists and equipment.

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Nisha Bhatia

Nisha is a Principal and Senior General Counsel at Pensam. After joining Pensam as a legal intern in 2009, Nisha became General Counsel in 2010, and Senior General Counsel in 2021. As Senior General Counsel, Nisha oversees Pensam’s legal department, and counsels Pensam’s department heads on strategic and tactical planning for all aspects of internal, corporate, investment and transactional matters. Nisha manages regulatory and compliance, conducts transactional legal due diligence, negotiates corporate agreements and legal transactions, structures investments, and supports project management initiatives. During her tenure at Pensam, Nisha has closed $8 billion of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, refinances, and structure financing.

Nisha received a B.A. from Rutgers University, and earned a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. Nisha is a member of the Florida Bar.


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Lena Martinez, CPA

Lena Martinez, CPA serves as Financial Controller for Pensam.

In her role as Pensam’s Financial Controller, Lena’s responsibilities include creating and maintaining a standard chart of accounts for Pensam, documenting all transactional data, preparing financial statements, and managing the firm’s accounts receivable and accounts payable.  Prior to joining Pensam, Lena worked as an accountant for a statewide real estate developer and subsequently as a senior accountant at an international wholesale company.

Lena earned Bachelors and Masters of Accounting from Florida International University.


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Ivonne Matus

Ivonne serves as Paralegal for Pensam Residential, working directly with the General Counsel.

Ivonne’s responsibilities include title and survey management for real estate investments, entity management and legal items relating to investor relations and compliance.

Prior to joining Pensam Residential in 2018, Ivonne worked at a reputable Miami law firm for ten years.  Her law firm experience included coordinating residential and commercial real estate closings and assisting with a high volume of complex international corporate matters and transactions, including offshore trust and entity management and mergers and acquisitions. Having handled hundreds of closings in her over two-decade career, she conducts extensive due diligence, title examinations and survey reviews.

Ivonne is fluent in Spanish.