Robert A. Stok established Stok Folk & Kon in 1999 as a home for a unique blend of business
acumen, creative resourcefulness and intellectual rigor that he brings to the practice of law. His
gifts for writing and argumentation have made him an indispensable ally for hundreds of clients he’s
served since becoming an attorney in 1990.An attorney who practices business law is not the same as an attorney who has real business
experience. Our firm’s founder and managing partner, Robert A. Stok, has more than 25 years of
financial experience in the securities and commodities industries. He is recognized on Wall Street and
beyond for his achievements in the brokerage arena as an innovative thinker who makes the “undoable
deal” a done deal. Creative thinking, business savvy and perseverance make the difference for business
clients seeking a resourceful, effective attorney.Mr. Stok has extensive experience and expertise in commercial and residential real estate
transactions and closings. He earned his JD, cum laude, from the University of Miami, where he served
as a member of the Dean’s Circle. Mr. Stok’s passion for the arts inspired him to become a founder of
the South Florida Art Center.
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1989Cum Laude Honors: Member, University of Miami Dean’s Circle
B.A., Queen’s College of the City University of New York, New York, New York,
JOSHUA R. KON
Mr. Kon’s practice focuses on complex commercial and real estate litigation, lender liability,
partnership disputes, professional malpractice and appellate law. He is well known for coming up with
unique solutions to his clients’ complicated problems.Mr. Kon is also deeply committed to his community, and represents not-for-profit organizations on
a pro bono basis, assisting charities in raising much needed funds so that they can continue their
good works.Joshua R. Kon was inspired to become an attorney following his studies of Talmudic law. Prior to
graduating Summa Cum Laude from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Mr. Kon owned
and managed a successful small business with locations in Miami and New York.
J.D., Nova Southeastern Law University, Fort Lauderdale, FloridaSumma Cum Laude Honors: Graduated in the top 2% of the class Honors: Scored in
the top 1% nationally on the Bar exam Honors: Dean’s list every semester Honors: Editor on law
review Honors: Goodwin Scholar
BENJAMIN P. NIGRO
Benjamin is a partner at the firm with a practice focused on real estate and business
transactions, and real estate litigation. Benjamin received his Juris Doctorate from the University of
Miami School of Law, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, was a member of the International and
Comparative Law Review, and received multiple scholarships and awards, including the Dean’s and Cali
Honors Award in Federal Courts and the Dean’s Merit Scholarship.After graduating from law school, Benjamin has developed an acute understanding of real estate
matters, both from a litigation and a transactional perspective. He has years of experience as a
litigator and has obtained favorable judgments for his clients in cases ranging from evictions and
foreclosures to complex commercial real estate disputes and appellate matters in jurisdictions
throughout the country.Having developed a passion for real estate law through his litigation experience, Benjamin became
highly accomplished in all aspects of real estate transactions, including purchase and sale
transactions, leasing, development and land use, construction law, condominium law and real estate
finance. Benjamin further honed his knowledge and skills of real estate and commercial transactions as
corporate counsel for a Miami-based national real estate investment firm, where he was involved in the
full spectrum of transactional matters. Benjamin received his B.B.A. from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and graduated Summa Cum
Laude with a focus in international business. With an emphasis on excellent client relations, Benjamin
blends his unique perspective of litigation and transactional experience to handle all matters with
the utmost professionalism and care.
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables,
FloridaHonors: Dean’s List; Dean’s and Cali Honors Award – Federal Courts; Falk,
Waas, Hernandez & Cortina, P.A. Scholarship; Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Activities: Member of the International and Comparative Law Review; Admiral (President) Maritime Law
B.B.A., International Business, Summa Cum Laude, University of Missouri – St.
Louis, St. Louis, MissouriHonors: Dean’s List, Emerging Leaders Program, Phi Kappa Phi National Honors
Jeanette Menendez graduated from American Intercontinental University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s
Degree in Business Management. She has over 20 years of experience in which she has managed medium to
large size business entities.Jeanette’s areas of responsibility include management of all administrative, financial,
human-resources and day-to-day office operations. Outside of the office, Jeanette enjoys traveling and
spending time with her family.
Director of Business Development
Thais has been an innovative and visionary real estate professional for over 15 years,
specializing in real property transactions involving international buyers, sellers and investors.
Thais’ professional experience includes organizing and conducting seminars throughout Latin America
and the U.S that cultivated investors for the South Florida real estate industry.Thais holds a degree in Business Administration and is fluent in Spanish. She enjoys the challenge
of discovering new markets and business opportunities under her leadership. As the Director of Business Development for Foremost Title, Thais employs her real estate
expertise as an advisor and marketer, to introduce real estate professionals, developers, bankers and
mortgage brokers to Foremost Title so that they can experience the highest level of service in the
title industry with technology and skills that make the closing process smooth, efficient, expeditious
and air tight.
Tanya concentrates her legal practice in the area of transactional law, primarily representing clients in a variety of real estate transactions. Tanya was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Long before becoming an attorney, Tanya had always been fascinated with mental wellness, which inspired her to get a bachelor's in psychology at the University of Puerto Rico, where she graduated magna cum laude.Tanya received her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and was on the Dean’s List every semester. Prior to joining Stok Kon + Braverman, she worked at a boutique real estate firm which allowed her to obtain hands-on experience representing sellers, buyers, and private lenders, in the conveyance of residential and commercial real estate, and performing title services.She provides her clients with a down-to-earth, straightforward approach to their respective legal issues so that every one of her clients understands the legal process and knows that their interests are being fully represented and protected by Tanya.In her free time, Tanya enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and finding ways to help others.