Miami

As an established center for international commerce, banking, and trade, Miami is a thriving hub for public and private international law. With nationally recognized practices and attorneys in such areas as corporate law, M&A, banking and finance, health care, Latin American investment, litigation, labor and employment, immigration, real estate, bankruptcy, and franchise law, Foley’s Miami office offers a full range of sophisticated legal services to meet the needs of clients large and small, domestic or international. Our strong combination of legal experience, cultural fluency, and political sophistication allows our Miami attorneys to readily serve the diverse needs of our clients as the city continues to expand its prominence in the global economy.
  • Five Miami attorneys were named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016
  • In 2015, Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers ranked our Miami attorneys for excellence in banking and finance, corporate/M&A and private equity, franchising, health care, insurance, labor and employment, Latin American investment, and real estate, and three attorneys received individual national or local recognition 
  • In 2014, Foley was named to the Law360's Florida Powerhouses list for our sizable presence in Florida and our significant regional accomplishments
  • One Miami attorney was recognized in The Legal 500 guide for the United States in 2013
  • Miami received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in the area of franchise law
  • Three Miami attorneys were named to the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers® list, published by Law & Politics magazine

Foley's Miami attorneys are known not only for their business savvy and legal acumen, but also for their commitment to the community in which they live and work, including the following organizations:

  • Catholic Legal Services
  • Beacon Council
  • Coconut Grove Arts Festival
  • CHARLEE Homes for Children
  • Friends of the Miami Marine Stadium
  • Put Something Back/Dade Legal Aid
  • Give a Buck for Special Equestrians
  • Samaritan Centers of South Florida

Our Miami attorneys provide counsel and insight in all areas of corporate law, with particular skill and experience in the following areas:

Latin America: Our multidisciplinary Latin America Practice has extensive experience representing U.S. and international clients doing business in the Americas. We have handled matters in every Latin American and major Caribbean country and have served as trusted advisors to clients ranging from large multinationals and sovereigns to entrepreneurs and prominent family groups. We can assist you with a comprehensive range of services: complex cross-border and international M&A transactions into and from the Americas; a broad range of international banking and financial or public finance matters; international tax structuring and estate planning; the representation of high-net-worth individuals with respect to inbound and outbound transactional work; public and private debt and equity vehicles in the United States or for Latin-American-focused funds; all aspects of both the public and private sides of Public Private Partnerships (P3) infrastructure projects throughout the United States and abroad; energy and infrastructure; hospitality; litigation involving cross-border disputes, white collar, internal investigations, or the FCPA; and public policy and government relations.

Litigation: As part of one of the largest and most comprehensive litigation practices in the country, our Miami attorneys understand the business side of the challenges and risks posed by potential and actual lawsuits. Our litigation philosophy is to provide you with comprehensive legal advice that covers all available options before deciding the best course of action — whether it is litigation, arbitration, mediation, or alternative dispute resolution. While our litigators, who have substantial experience in both trial-level and appellate litigation, represent clients in matters of all magnitude and subject matter, our Miami litigation team is particularly strong in the areas of distribution and franchise litigation; general commercial litigation; and patent, trademark, copyright, and trademark counseling and litigation.

Business Law: Our Miami office offers the full range of corporate services, enabling us to meet the unique business needs of both domestic and foreign companies ranging from investment banks and Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies, and the small- and middle-market companies in between. Our corporate clients view our attorneys as trusted business counselors, resulting in a broad business law practice that includes areas such as M&A, domestic and international estate and tax planning, transactional and securities, banking and finance, public finance, real estate, tax, and securities litigation, enforcement, and regulation. Supported by Foley's national platform and an international network of colleagues, our Miami Business Law attorneys understand, interpret, and stay ahead of the economic and regulatory trends that impact your business.

Labor and Employment: Our Miami attorneys represent employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage and hour, trade secrets/noncompete, employment discrimination, labor negotiations, labor arbitrations, and NLRB proceedings. Our attorneys also counsel employers concerning reductions in force, the ADA, the FMLA, and workplace harassment. From small administrative matters to large class actions, our attorneys will work with you on lean staffing models and careful budgets in a way that achieves results with maximum efficiency.

Government Relations: Foley's Miami office is also home to members of Foley's Florida Government & Public Policy practice. Our attorneys and public affairs advisors advocate daily before the legislative and executive branches on behalf of dozens of clients in areas such as insurance, health care, and pharmaceutical industry regulation as well as technology procurement, tort reform, gaming, transportation/infrastructure policy, and economic development. Our Florida government and advocacy practice includes experience such as:

  • Attorneys who recently served or currently serve as counselors to Florida governors and the speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
  • Secretary of the Florida Department of Management Services (the state's primary procurement agency)
  • Deputy cabinet aide to the governor, who oversaw issues such as environmental/state land matters, insurance industry regulation, financial institution regulation, and the state pension fund
  • Health policy chief in the Office of the Governor and staff director to the House Health Policy Committee
  • Former staff director to the House Education Committee and legislative aide
  • Board chair to Associated Industries of Florida

Immigration, Nationality, and Consular Law: Having served as immigration counsel to a wide range U.S. and international clients — public, private, and municipal — we appreciate the multi-dimensional role immigration matters frequently play across our firm's practices. For example, we frequently work in tandem with the seasoned attorneys in our Labor & Employment, Taxation, Business Law, and Litigation Practices. By employing the firm's varied professional disciplines, technical resources, and government contacts, we have acquired a reputation for strategic and successful immigration planning.

Health Care: The health care attorneys in our Miami office are an integral part of the Foley's Health Care Industry Team, which was named “Law Firm of the Year — Health Care Law” for three of the past four years on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list for our ability to provide a broad range of participants in the health care industry with value-added, pragmatic legal advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Only one firm in the country receives this recognition each year. Our Miami attorneys represent a wide range of clients in the health care industry, including hospitals, health systems, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and other health care entities. We counsel our health care clients on many diverse matters, including issues involving government investigations, health care regulatory matters, internal investigations, compliance, value-based purchasing, quality standards, bundled payments, readmissions, and care transition between acute and post-acute providers.

Manufacturing: As manufacturing and distribution chains move rapidly and exponentially into the international arena, our Miami attorneys are well positioned to assist them with global expansion issues. We take a holistic approach to the industry, working closely with colleagues from all practices, industry teams, and offices across the firm to deliver comprehensive solutions that help you achieve your international business goals. We are working shoulder to shoulder with clients to focus on advanced manufacturing issues such as continuous process improvement; customer-focused innovation; human capital acquisition, development, and retention; enterprise-wide supply and distribution chain management and collaboration; sustainability; global engagement; reshoring; facilities siting, reconfiguration, and management; foreign direct investment; strategic acquisitions and divestitures; government and public affairs; next-generation technologies; and Big Data, as well as traditional areas such as corporate, labor, tax, and IP.

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