Who we are

Julian M. Arronte, Esq.,  Managing-Member

I am a passionate supporter of entrepreneurs and small businesses.  It is this passion that inspired me to start Arronte Law Firm and to focus on being a small business lawyer.

Prior to founding Arronte Law Firm, I practiced as a business litigation attorney with Andresen & Arronte, PLLC.  As a litigator, I helped small businesses and individuals resolve their legal problems.  I am able to provide value to my clients by identifying issues early that could potentially lead to expensive litigation if overlooked.  My goal is to allow my clients to focus on running their business while minimizing the likelihood of costly and potentially devastating litigation.

I graduated from Wake Forest University, School of Law and received my undergraduate degree in economics with a focus on markets and management from Duke University.  While at Duke, I was on an entrepreneurship team that was awarded the first ever Duke Entrepreneurship Award.

Prior to law school, I had the remarkable opportunity to work as a business consultant with IBM.   My position at IBM exposed me to various high-tech companies across the country and even internationally.  In many instances, I am able to apply the lessons I learned at IBM in guiding North Carolina’s small businesses through varying legal and business issues.

I spent the majority of my childhood working for small businesses in both the accounting and construction fields.  As a Charlotte small business owner myselfI have a passion for the small business engine that drives both our local and national economies.

Background:

  • Wake Forest University, School of Law
  • Duke University
  • Attorney at litigation firm Andresen & Arronte, PLLC
  • Consultant at IBM working with global Fortune 100 companies

 

Professional Associations and Community Involvement:

  • The North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg Hispanic Latino Lawyer’s Bar, founding member and former Treasurer
  • Latin American Chamber of Commerce
  • YMCA – former Johnston Branch Board of Manager
  • Duke University Alumni Association
  • Duke Club of Charlotte

 

Ann Marie Gaitan, Esq., Associate

Mrs. Ann Marie Gaitan focuses her practice in the areas of Health Care, and Food, Drug and Cosmetics (FDA) Law.

Mrs. Gaitan helps health care providers navigate the complex and evolving legal framework imposed by Congress, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Prior to joining the firm, Ann Marie served as an attorney at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) where she was the attorney to Administrative Law Judge Catherine R. Fuller and Administrative Law Judge Ronald R. Howell. She has a deep understanding of the Medicare program and the effects the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Balanced Budget Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and others, have on Medicare benefits. Working at OMHA provided Mrs. Gaitan with a unique insight into the Administrative Law process, while also allowing her to develop an incomparable understanding of the coverage and reimbursement issues health providers and suppliers face on a day-to-day basis.

Much of Mrs. Gaitan’s practice is focused on representing domestic and global companies dedicated to manufacturing, distributing, and marketing of foods, medical foods, dietary supplements, OTC drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. She helps clients in obtaining FDA marketing clearance or approval, advertising and promotional issues, conducting regulatory due diligence, and responding to government investigations and enforcement actions arising from alleged violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics, the Federal Trade Commission Act, and the Florida Dug and Cosmetic Act. Mrs. Gaitan represents clients in all matters regarding the FDA and FTC compliance, as well as the rules and regulations enforced by the USDA, EPA, and other state and federal agencies.

Mrs. Gaitan was born in Miami and has lived in Washington DC, New York City and Madrid. She is a native Spanish speaker.  She is licensed in the State of Florida and has also been admitted into the federal bar.

Background:

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, New York, NY
  • B.B.A., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

 

Professional Associations and Community Involvement:

  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association