The FIU College of Law Alumni Network is comprised of representatives from each of our alumni classes. This board works with the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs to organize community outreach efforts, alumni gatherings and other programs to benefit FIU Law. This is a volunteer board that is always seeking energetic and committed members.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Joe Goldberg, Law Alumni Network President at Joe.Goldberg@csklegal.com or the Office of Development and External Affairs at 305.348.1118 or via email at email@example.com.
Meet the Board
President FIU College of Law
Joe Goldberg is an associate at the law firm of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. Mr. Goldberg attended the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management. While at the University of Florida, Mr. Goldberg served as the Student Body President. During that period, he also served on the University of Florida Board of Trustees, and on the board of directors of the University of Florida Alumni Association, University of Florida Foundation, and the University Athletic Association. Additionally, he was elected chairman of the Florida Student Association and served as the only student member on the Florida Board of Governors. Mr. Goldberg was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame, is a member of Florida Blue Key Honorary, and was chosen as an Outstanding Male Graduate.
Prior to law school, Mr. Goldberg worked as a regional sales manager for a start-up mobile marketing company, managing local, regional and national marketing campaigns for numerous businesses. He also worked in the hospitality industry managing and overseeing corporate events for fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Goldberg received his Juris Doctor degree from the Florida International University College of Law, cum laude. During law school, he served as a Comments Editor on the Florida International University Law Review, was a member of the Florida International University Moot Court Team, and was elected President of the Student Bar Association. Mr. Goldberg was also on the Dean’s list, and earned the book award for the highest grade in Products Liability and in all three of his legal research and writing classes. Mr. Goldberg lives in Palmetto Bay with his wife, Susie and their yellow lab, Albert and they are expecting a baby boy in September.
Christina MacRobert-Ruiz is an Associate at Perez-Abreu & Martin-Lavielle, PA. Her practice exclusively focuses on Marital and Family law. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Mrs. MacRobert-Ruiz earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications Management and Political Science degree from the University of Miami in 2003. She received a Juris Doctor degree from Florida International University College of Law in 2007.
She is a member of the Florida Bar, Family Law Section; Family Law Chapter of the American Inns of Court Chapter 181; Cuban American Bar Association, Events Committee Member; and FIU Law Alumni Network. Mrs. MacRobert-Ruiz is currently serving her second term as Vice-President of the FIU Law Alumni Network.
Mrs. MacRobert-Ruiz has been recognized as a Rising Star in the area of Family Law by Super Lawyers and the South Florida Legal Guide and was recognized by the American Registry as one of Florida’s Outstanding Young Lawyers in Family Law.
Mrs. MacRobert-Ruiz resides in Miami, Florida with her husband, Joseph A. Ruiz, who is also an attorney and an FIU Law Alum. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Mariel Acosta-Garcia is an associate at the Vasallo Sloane, P.L. Law Firm, with offices located in Pinecrest and Orlando, Florida. Mrs. Acosta-Garcia possesses a diverse background in estate planning, estate and trust administration and tax planning, concentrating on the legal needs of individuals and business clients alike.
Mrs. Acosta-Garcia attended Florida International University as an undergraduate, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree. While an undergraduate student, Mrs. Acosta-Garcia was a Golden Key National Honor Society Member and a Florida Merit Scholar. After graduating, Mrs. Acosta-Garcia maintained close ties with Florida International University, serving on the Board of Advisors for the College of Arts and Sciences and returning to attain her Juris Doctor degree from the College of Law. Mrs. Acosta-Garcia was on the Dean’s List multiple times during her undergraduate and law school studies at Florida International University. During law school, Mrs. Acosta-Garcia was also a recipient of the Florida Bar Foundation’s Summer Fellowship award.
Currently, Mrs. Acosta-Garcia is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami. Mrs. Acosta-Garcia is also a Cuban American Bar Association committee member, assisting with major fundraiser events established to benefit the Association’s Pro Bono Project annually.
Mrs. Acosta-Garcia was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is married to Ariel Garcia.
Seth Denison is a Director for Thoroughbred Capital Partners, a private equity firm, as well as an associate at the law firm of Jorge L. Gurian, P.A. Mr. Denison attended the University of Florida where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees.
Mr. Denison received his Juris Doctor degree from the Florida International University College of Law, cum laude. During law school, Mr. Denison participated in several prestigious internships with Miami-Dade Police Department’s Legal Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm’s Legal Bureau, and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Denison was also on the Dean’s list, and earned several book awards. Mr. Denison lives in Coral Gables with his wife, Melissa and enjoys boating, scuba diving, and skiing in his free time.