Graduate, Special Course for Cuban Lawyers, University of Florida-1976.

Graduate, University of Havana, Cuba, Doctor’s Degree in Law (LL.D).

Certified Florida Real Estate Broker-1975.

Licenses Mortgage Broker-1985.

Cranbrook High School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Various specialized courses in marketing, advertising, management, literature (Madrid, Spain).

1998 - Present, Cohen & Kandell, P.A. Attorneys at Law, Litigation Consultant.

1996 - Present, Advisor to Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jimmy L Morales.

1977-Present, Real Estate Investments, President of Gables Estates Realty, Inc., a consulting company that reviews and coordinates investments and sales organizations for optimum results.

1975-1977, National Director, Cuban Refugee Program, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. In charge of program providing health, education and welfare assistance to Cuban refugees in the United States, under authority of Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, with annual budget of $85 million. First Cuban-American presidential appointment in the Untied States.


Brigade 2506, Member

National Association of Cuban Lawyers, Member.

Florida International University, Trustee Emeritus. Mercy Hospital, Director, Former President of the Foundation and Chairman Emeritus of the Ambassadors of Mercy Hospital.

Interamerican Businessman Association, Miami, Florida. Member of Delegation to the Canary Islands, Spain, 1992.

Former Member Florida Elections Commission (appointed by the Governor and ratified by the Florida Senate).

International Center, Coral Gables, FL - Director and Founder.

Planning Committee of the City of Coral Gables, Florida.

Governor’s Council on Economic Affairs, Tallahassee, FL - Former Member.

Council of Advisors of the State University System of Florida. University of Miami, Citizens Board and Latin American Advisory Committee - Former Member.

Former Director, Red Cross of Greater Miami.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Director and Treasurer, San Francisco, California - Former Member.


Author of the books: Cuban Refugee Program, The Early Years (1959-1965). Cuba: La Otra Imagen. Un Procer Cubano and of numerous articles, as well as lecturer in universities and private and public organizations.

A critique on the "Linowitz Report", Congressional Record, June 27, 1975, page E 3547.


The Lincoln-Marti National Award, HEW.

Scroll of Friendship of the City of Miami.

Keys to Metropolitan Dade County, Florida.

Keys to the City of Coral Gables.

Keys to the City of Miami.

Honorary Citizen of the City of New Orleans.

Certificate of Appreciation of Metropolitan Dade County, Florida.

Tower Society Award of Florida International University.

Honorary Member of the Association of Cuban Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

December 30, 1975 declared Ricardo Nuñez Day by the cities of Miami and Hialeah and by Dade County in Florida.

CUBA "LA OTRA IMAGEN". Bello libro que refleja el verdadero heoismo cubano en 55 gloriosos capitulos magistralmente escritos. $10.00 incluye el franqueo.

UN PROCER CUBANO. Cartas de José Martí al General Emilio Nuñez. Su vida y documentos historicos de gran trascendencia. $5.00 incluye el franqueo.

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