Contract litigation is the core of all commercial litigation. Piedra & Associates, P.A. has extensive experience litigating all types of contract disputes. Our expertise in this area allows us to immediately recognize the factual and legal strengths and weaknesses in any case and to focus our efforts on those issues which will ultimately decide the case. This approach allows us to resolve each case in an efficient and effective manner. Our attorneys have successfully litigated hundreds of cases that involve written contracts, oral contracts, contracts implied by the law and contracts implied by the conduct of the parties.
Piedra & Associates, P.A. has a unique expertise in litigating partnership disputes. Our attorneys have successfully litigated dozens of partnership disputes where the parties have a written partnership agreement, as well as cases where the partnership had no written agreement at all. We have represented doctors, lawyers, veterinarians, developers, and business owners of all types in partnership disputes.
Companies are governed by different sets of laws and in some cases, shareholders or member agreements. All of the members, shareholders, directors, officers, and managers have obligations to each other and to the company. We understand these obligations and have extensive experience in asserting or defending the rights of both the minority or the majority position. In addition, our attorneys are experienced in litigating “deadlock” situations.
Real Estate Litigation
Real estate litigation is a unique sub-field of commercial litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing parties enforce real estate purchase and sale contracts, property disputes between multiple owners of real estate, claims and issues with respect to the title and/or true ownership of property, lease disputes, disputes among neighboring property owners, and the enforcement of mortgages. Our attorneys have successfully tried and arbitrated dozens of cases on behalf of developers and land owners in actions to specifically require the parties to sell real property.
We are experienced in representing developers, contractors, and material men in construction disputes. Our firm has successfully represented clients in construction defect cases, delay cases, breach of construction contract cases, claims of lien, warranty and bonding issues. We understand construction contracts and the issues that arise in the development of a large project. Our attorneys have participated in many of the largest constructions defect cases that have been litigated in Miami-Dade County over the past 10 years.
In Florida, condominiums are governed by a specific set of laws. These laws present the requirements for owners and condominium associations in issues related to common areas, facilities, expenses by the condominium association, and the obligatory provisions for the association's bylaws. We work on behalf of condominium associations and developers in settling disagreements over leases, restrictions, collection of maintenance assessments, housing discrimination, litigation, and enforcement of contracts, liens and foreclosures. We help associations and developers understand their rights and obligations under Florida condominium law.
Banking law is a very specific discipline and expertise is required. We provide services in asset recovery involving outstanding debts, bankruptcy, liquidations, receiverships, and property recovery. We handle litigation among banks and third parties, fraud victims, creditors, and beneficial owners of money. We are also equipped to handle complex and commercial real estate foreclosures in an efficient and effective manner.
Some insurance companies reject claims or under compensate for damages to individuals and/or property. We handle insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Piedra & Associates, P.A. has successfully handled several multi-million dollar property insurance claims.
All businesses are affected by bankruptcy and insolvency issues either directly or indirectly. We are experienced in representing creditors defend their position in bankruptcy court.
Real Estate Transactions
Piedra & Associates, P.A. conducts a variety of commercial and residential real-estate, as well as, corporate related services. The firm is actively engaged in the representation of national, regional and
state banking institutions, as well as individual and corporate borrowers. The firm assists its clients with structuring and documenting numerous types of transactions ranging from real estate acquisitions, sales, leasing, to negotiation and preparation of partnership, shareholder and operating agreements. The firm's representation of lending institutions consists of closing residential and commercial transactions, including the preparation and documentation of loans ranging from real-estate secured to
asset-based loan transactions. Within the scope of its services, the firm provides both residential and commercial title related services, which include title examination, settlement and closing services, as well as the issuance of owners and lenders title insurance policies.
Piedra & Associates represents business in their employment related matters and litigation on the local, state and federal level. We handle discrimination, wage and hour claims, FMLA, ADA, harassment, whistleblower and retaliation claims. We also provide day-to-day guidance and advice for human resource professionals and departments in an effort to help our clients avoid claims and litigation.