Duane Morris LLP
200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 3400
Miami, FL 33131-2318
Phone:+1 305 960 2200
Fax:+1 305 960 2201
Duane Morris' Miami office provides diverse legal services to domestic and international clients, ranging from large multinational corporations and public entities to individuals and closely held entrepreneurial businesses. Our Miami lawyers understand the local business challenges in concert with the legal challenges faced by our clients doing business not only in Miami-Dade County, but also throughout Florida and the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America. Duane Morris has lawyers in Miami who speak the language of the court room and the negotiating table and also the languages of our clients, including Spanish, Portuguese and German. Drawing on the vast resources of one of the nation's largest law firms, our Miami lawyers dedicate themselves to trying to find effective solutions to the host of business and personal challenges that confront our clients in today's complex and rapidly changing professional environment.
Range of Services
Corporate, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions
Duane Morris corporate attorneys advise early-stage and mature companies on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters. The firm represents clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, hostile acquisitions and defense against takeover attempts. Our attorneys are experienced with venture capital and private equity transactions, and work with our entrepreneurial clients in developing and implementing creative strategies to accomplish their corporate finance and acquisition objectives. Our lawyers regularly assist closely held companies with strategic planning, equity incentives and succession planning. We represent listed and NASDAQ clients in securities offerings and advise public companies on securities law compliance, ongoing reporting obligations and corporate governance issues.
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lawyers in Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group represent clients in all types of complex commercial litigation, from inception through trial and appeal. Our litigators are experienced in an array of areas, including securities, antitrust, intellectual property, environmental and real estate disputes. Members of our Trial Practice Group work closely with the firm's corporate and bankruptcy lawyers and often represent financial institutions. Duane Morris attorneys have represented numerous international and national manufacturers in all forms of products liability and toxic tort litigation, including defense of product class actions, serving as national coordinating counsel, lead counsel, regional counsel or local counsel. Duane Morris also represents both individuals and corporations facing federal and state allegations of criminal conduct, including fraud, environmental crimes, securities violations, RICO violations, trade espionage and a variety of business-related offenses. In addition to representing clients in U.S. forums and before international tribunals, we also provide counsel on settling disputes without conventional litigation by using alternative dispute resolution and advise on methods to anticipate and avoid litigation.
Our Miami-based attorneys function as part of the firm's national Healthcare Practice Group to represent individual and institutional providers in meeting the challenges presented by legislative and economic reform in today's healthcare industry. We are a national leader in developing innovative and creative ways to help healthcare clients increase their profitability and protect their assets. Our health law attorneys advise a wide range of healthcare organizations, hospitals and clinical professionals in regulatory and corporate matters, contract and commercial litigation, labor and employment, real estate, compliance, managed care, credentialing, reimbursement and taxation issues. We serve as general and special counsel to a diverse group of healthcare institutions, professionals, not-for-profit agencies and for-profit companies serving the healthcare industry throughout the country. Our Miami attorneys provide healthcare clients with transactional, tax and corporate advice, as well as representation in litigation in administrative, state and federal trial and appeals courts. We also represent clients and serve as arbitrators and mediators in hearings of all types involving complex medical/legal and managed care issues.
Employment Law and Management Labor Relations
Duane Morris' lawyers represent employers of all sizes in a broad spectrum of labor and employment matters, including equal employment opportunity compliance and litigation, statutory compliance and litigation defense and employment termination. The firm's attorneys provide a full range of labor relations services, representing clients in union-organizing campaigns, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, negotiations of labor contracts and disputes over labor contract provisions. The group assists employers in protecting their proprietary information and in enforcing noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements. Duane Morris lawyers emphasize policies to prevent employment problems through problem prevention programs and services, including seminars and workshops, customized training programs and employment practice audits.
Attorneys in Duane Morris' Employment and Immigration Practice Group serve a diverse group of clients, including multinational corporations, small professional businesses, financial institutions, embassies and individuals. The attorneys have a comprehensive knowledge of the legal, political and business context in which immigration concerns arise. The immigration attorneys not only have a thorough understanding of immigration law, but also understand the bureaucratic intricacies that frequently arise when dealing with decision makers at the Departments of Homeland Security, State, Commerce and Labor.
Our International Practice Group integrates the services of attorneys from various disciplines who practice around the world, creating a global infrastructure of not only international experience, but also enhanced sensitivity to cultural differences. In the area of international trade regulation, we provide advice regarding domestic and international regulatory and commercial aspects of trade in goods and services, including product labeling and other domestic and foreign regulations that affect imports and exports. Our client base includes foreign governments, international and foreign corporations, foreign nationals and domestic entities desiring to conduct business abroad. We have represented U.S. companies in acquisitions abroad, as well as foreign companies in connection with acquisitions in the United States. Attorneys in the Miami office represent clients in Latin America, speak Spanish and Portuguese, and leverage the firm's contacts in the U.S., Europe and Asia to help clients to do business around the world.
Duane Morris' real estate lawyers represent a broad range of high-profile institutional and individual clients in all aspects of real estate transactions. Our Practice Group handles real estate acquisitions and dispositions, financings, workouts and restructurings, development and leasing, land use and zoning, and related litigation. The lawyers in the Miami office are experienced with the issues that often arise in a wide variety of real estate development projects, including condominium communities, marinas, golf courses and private clubs.
Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring
Lawyers in our Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group work in tandem with each client, whether debtor, trustee, lender or other creditor, to develop strategies aimed at deriving maximum value from a troubled entity while simultaneously meeting each client's goals. Clients draw on the firm's extensive reorganization experience gained during its involvement in many of the largest restructurings of the past three decades and the capabilities of a national team of dozens of bankruptcy lawyers in jurisdictions across the United States.
Duane Morris' Wealth Planning Practice Group represents a broad range of closely held business owners and other high net worth individuals with respect to their personal and professional planning. The firm provides estates, trusts, asset planning and related litigation services to individuals, business owners, charitable organizations and fiduciaries. The Wealth Planning attorneys have significant experience in the settlement of decedents' estates, fiduciary income tax matters, administration of trusts and counseling on family matters. Throughout each relationship with clients, Duane Morris attorneys work to minimize tax exposure and implement creative strategies to preserve capital and transfer resources within the client's family and to next generations. The firm also provides all aspects of fiduciary litigation services related to probate, trust and guardianship administration.
Duane Morris' intellectual property lawyers recognize the importance of clients' intellectual capital to the success of their businesses and understand how to uphold intellectual property rights to increase opportunities for clients to enhance market share. The firm's experience includes trademark and copyright, patent matters and brand protection, domestic and international.