Our Orlando attorneys have particular strength in a wide variety of areas:
Real Estate: We represent residential and commercial real estate clients in the planning, financing, development, construction, and leasing of property. Our zoning and land use practice includes working with governmental bodies, agencies, and boards regarding permits and approvals.
Transactional and Securities: We represent both issuers and underwriters in publicly offered equity and debt securities that require registration with the SEC and issuers of privately placed securities. Our attorneys have represented clients in industries such as manufacturing, retailing, mining, health services, environmental services, real estate, energy, and financial services. We also can assist you through all stages of the business life cycle, offering sophisticated legal advice on creating, structuring, financing, and growing businesses. We also advise on mutual funds, investments, and hedge funds as well as broker-dealers.
Finance: Our Orlando attorneys have extensive experience in the financial institutions arena, counseling and representing the full range of financial services industry clients, including a number of major financial institutions. Attorneys in our Finance & Financial Institutions Practice have litigated cases concerning financial-services-related issues in all general jurisdiction and administrative courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Environmental: Our Environmental Regulation attorneys serve the special needs of our Florida clients. We routinely practice before and have extensive contacts with state and federal regulatory agencies and tribunals, and we provide counsel on the full range of environmental compliance and permitting matters.
Tax: Individuals and closely held businesses frequently require similar personal legal guidance and counsel on tax, the creation and administration of trusts, powers of attorney, succession planning, business control, and organization matters. Our attorneys have many years of experience with Florida's distinct estate, trust, and probate laws, guardianships, the administration of estates and trusts, and the litigation that can arise in these matters.
Consumer Financial Services: We have the broad-based experience to provide you with the practical and strategic advice you need. We represent financial institutions, businesses in the credit card industry, and other financial services companies in all types of disputes with their borrowers. Our clients include commercial banks, thrifts, finance companies, credit card issuers, acquirers and processors, and mortgage bankers. We have handled litigation and counseling matters involving virtually every consumer protective statute.
Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Our litigators are experienced in handling and — when necessary — trying complex and high-stakes business disputes. We provide complete state and federal trial and appellate representation, arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution services, and we counsel and represent clients in administrative adjudications and in regulatory investigations and hearings.
Labor and Employment: Our nationally recognized litigators and attorneys focus on specific areas of employment law, handling litigation and labor matters skillfully and cost-effectively — from the largest actions to the smallest labor arbitrations.
Construction: We provide comprehensive legal services to governmental clients and the construction industry, counseling public and private owners, construction firms, contractors, suppliers, architects, and engineers regarding transactions, business operations, finance, tax, employment and labor union negotiations, bid protests, insurance, regulatory and environmental filings, arbitration, mediation, and litigation.
Bankruptcy: We regularly represent parties in all aspects of bankruptcy law, and our bankruptcy attorneys work integrally with the firm's other highly regarded practices, including our industry-focused groups, to form multidisciplinary restructuring teams with a focus on your specific industry.
Hospitality & Leisure
Our multidisciplinary Hospitality & Leisure Industry Team prides itself in delivering industry-specific services related to golf courses, clubs, hotels and restaurants, resorts, and timeshare/fractional ownership and timeshare properties. We can assist you with both day-to-day operational issues as well as your most difficult legal challenges.
We have extensive experience representing providers of independent senior housing, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) across the country. Our clients include the largest national providers as well as local providers of senior housing and long-term care, and we have worked closely with public companies, closely held companies, and not-for-profit providers.
As our clients move into the future of manufacturing, our Orlando attorneys are working shoulder to shoulder with them 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. 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 business goals.
Government and Public Policy
We provide comprehensive legal services to units of state and local governments in airport and airport authority creation and operation, the acquisition of property for governmental use, and other legislative and municipal law matters. Our attorneys are leaders in representing units of government in the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, special assessments, and project revenues to provide funds for planning, acquiring, and developing all types of public facilities and infrastructures.
We also provide a wide range of innovative public policy services, including issue advocacy before both the executive and legislative branches of government. Our team understands how public policy is formed and the forces behind the decisions that seriously affect your ability to achieve goals. We combine our extensive legal knowledge with powerful integrated communications and research skills, so you no longer need to work with multiple firms to achieve your strategic objectives.