Emilio Fernandez is President and Founder of North American Advantage Insurance Services (NAAIS). Emilio is responsible for the overall vision and growth of NAAIS, and under his careful stewardship, the company has grown from operating in its home state of Texas to 22 other states and the District of Columbia. He also spearheaded the effort to make NAAIS the preferred homeowners insurance agency for Lennar Homes, the largest homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange by market cap.
Emilio began his career as a commercial real estate attorney 20 years ago. He worked at various major law firms before entering the corporate world, when he accepted the position of Executive Vice President of NAAIS’s parent, North American Title Group, Inc. He has been instrumental in expanding the affiliated title company’s national footprint, making it one of the largest title companies in the country.
Emilio is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar, Dade County Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Cuban American Bar Association. He is an AV-rated lawyer, the highest rating given to practicing attorneys by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. In 2012, he was named one of South Florida’s Top Rated Real Estate Lawyers as published by LexisNexis. He is also a member of the United Way of Miami-Dade County, where he serves on the Young Leaders Society.
He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude in finance in 1990 from the University of Miami. He received a Master of Business Administration in 1991 from the University of Miami and earned his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1994 from New York Law School, where he was the Executive Articles Editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.