Maria Jose


Founder and Managing Attorney

Personal mantra:

“I expand in abundance, success, and love every day, as I inspire those around me to do the same.”
― Gay Hendricks

Let’s get personal:

Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. Mother to two little boys Oliver (6 years old) and Enzo (4 years old). Married her Brazilian sweetheart, Valci Godoy.
Pets include their first child, Duke, a ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Blue, their beta fish.
Her biggest passion is to travel with her husband and children while building memories through their connections. She is passionate about personal growth and inspires others to expand and grow in abundance.

Causes she supports:

Supporting professional women grow and expand through education and mentorship


Real estate and business law. She is also considered a thought leader for businesses that are looking to leverage blockchain technology, such as Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), enabling her to speak at various events and offer education on how blockchain technology will likely affect traditional businesses and transactions.

Professional experience:

MJ has more than 13 years of experience as a business and real estate attorney. She has represented hundreds of foreign and domestic business owners and investors in real estate acquisitions, leasing, management, sale of commercial and residential properties, and other various business transactions.
In 2021, Simply Legal was retained to represent a client in the purchase and financing of an immense commercial property in Florida valued at over 500 million dollars. This is a true testament to the trust clients have in the firm as attorneys and advisors.

What do you want the client to feel when working with you?

“We take the approach to representing clients more holistically, and not just on a matter-to-matter basis. We want our clients to feel that we care about their growth as a whole and we support them in reaching their goals.”


Awards & Publications

-Recipient of SFBW’s 2022 Prestigious Women Award.
-Simply Legal has been awarded the Top Boutique Law Firm in Miami, Florida by South Florida Business and Wealth in 2021.
-Recipient of Super Lawyers’ 2019 “Rising Stars” Award;
-Featured 2019 Superstar in Attorney at Law Magazine; and
-Recipient of Legal Elite’s 2017 Excellence Award for Commercial Acquisitions



– Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Juris Doctorate
-University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Bachelor of Arts in international Studies, Political Science and French


Bar Admissions and Certifications


– Florida
-U.S.  District Court for the Southern District of florida
-Title Agent Certification
-Real Estate Agent License

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