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Ofonedu-Ime Goodwyn is a Florida Board Certified Real Estate Attorney with a reputation for delivering exceptional work product and providing responsive, high-quality client service. His practice focuses on real estate and commercial transactions, including corporate matters, secured lending transactions, and the acquisition, disposition, development, and leasing of real property. Ofonedu regularly represents closely held companies, national and regional lenders, and a diverse range of borrowers and developers in a variety of commercial matters.

Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Ofonedu was a real estate and litigation associate at Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo in Miami. He began his legal career at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York City immediately after graduating from Columbia Law School (CLS).

As part of a CLS Human Rights fellowship, Ofonedu served as a summer research intern with the Lawyer's Collective HIV/AIDS Unit, in Mumbai, India, where he developed an ongoing interest in social enterprise as a mechanism for community development.

Prior to moving to South Florida, Ofonedu accepted a position at his alma mater, George School, a Quaker college preparatory school in Newtown, Pennsylvania, to give back to his community by teaching and mentoring the next generation of young leaders.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Board Certified Real Estate Attorney
  • National Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a Top 40 under 40 by the National Bar Association, 2019 – 2020
  • Named to DiversityMBA's list of "Top 100 under 50 Diverse Emerging Leaders," 2018
  • Selected by Legacy (formerly Success South Florida) magazine as one of "40 Under 40: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow," 2010

Personal

Ofonedu is deeply committed to family—including his wife and three young daughters. He is guided by the values of integrity, stewardship, and equity, which he learned to cherish early in life. Ofonedu strives for excellence, believes in doing the right thing—"even if nobody's watching"—and wants to make his community a better place for his daughters and the generations to follow.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, Vice Chair of Board of Directors

J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2005

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2002