The Firm’s attorneys take the time to understand our clients’ businesses and their industry-specific concerns, so that our legal strategies not only advance litigation but also assist our clients to run their businesses successfully.
Reich Rodriguez views lawsuits differently. When handled efficiently, they are opportunities—for reflection, for empowerment, and even for growth.
The Firm’s attorneys take the time to understand our clients’ businesses and their industry-specific concerns, so that our legal strategies not only advance litigation but also assist our clients to run their businesses successfully. We work with our clients to manage litigation risk, both now and in the future.
Reich Rodriguez represents large institutional clients in unique, complex actions, as well as businesses of all sizes and individual clients in commercial disputes. The Firm’s skilled litigators regularly handle all aspects of complex commercial litigation—from pre-suit investigations to appeals and post-judgment enforcement—and handle cases in Florida’s state and federal courts and beyond.
We have specific experience in suits involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, infringement upon trademarks or other intellectual property, enforcement of judgments, garnishment, violation of antitrust or other competition and consumer protection laws, and business torts.
Litigation, unfortunately, does not automatically end with a final judgment.
Frequently, the party unhappy with a final judgment, a jury’s verdict, or the court’s previous rulings seeks review from an appellate court, which have their own rules and customs. Practice before such courts is significantly different from practice before trial courts and our experienced appellate counsel can assist clients in navigating appeals and avoiding traps for the unwary or inexperienced. This includes all phases of your appeals, including appellate mediation, petitions, and special writs.
We also provide local counsel services to out-of-area clients and law firms litigating in South Florida. We are familiar with local judges and attorneys, and as local counsel we can assist lead counsel in navigating the complex (and often unconventional) South Florida legal landscape.
ARBITRATION & ADR
In the U.S. and internationally, arbitration is gaining favor over lengthy and expensive judicial proceedings as the preferred means of commercial dispute resolution.
Reich Rodriguez has the experience and expertise to meet our clients’ needs in this changing environment.
As the world changes, so too does modern dispute resolution. In the U.S. and internationally, arbitration is gaining favor over lengthy and expensive judicial proceedings as the preferred means of commercial dispute resolution.
The Firm’s attorneys are experienced in U.S. domestic arbitration as well as in international arbitration around the globe. They have arbitrated under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Center for Dispute Resolutions (ICDR), Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM CCBC), and the Financial Agency Regulatory Authority (FINRA), among others.
When litigation ancillary to arbitration proceedings—such as motions to compel arbitration, motions to vacate an arbitral award, and confirmation and enforcement proceedings—are necessary, Reich Rodriguez is here for you.
When drafting arbitration clauses for your business transactions, Reich Rodriguez has experienced counsel—backed by years of involvement on the domestic and international scene—to help you draft effective and enforceable arbitration clauses.
In addition to arbitration, we can also assist you in other forms of Administrative Dispute Resolution (ADR), such as mediation and neutral evaluation of your claims. ADR often saves money and facilitates mutually beneficial settlements, in which the parties (rather than judges, arbitrators, and juries) play the key role in resolving their own disputes. Often this results in more creative and thoughtful solutions, longer-lasting business relationships, and greater client satisfaction.
Consumer laws protect members of the public from scams and allow them to enforce their rights against the government, large corporations, and companies of all sizes. Sometimes, a business may have engaged in unfair practices; in other cases, the businesses may have made honest mistakes or have committed no violation of the consumer laws at all. In any of these situations, having experienced and active defense counsel is critical to the successful resolution of consumer claims.
Reich Rodriguez is experienced and prepared to defend businesses of any size from a variety of actions against them, including claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA), Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), and many other state and federal consumer protection statutes. We also have experience in class actions, with particular emphasis on the challenges facing businesses defending against such actions.
As many businesses turn to arbitration agreements with their customers, motions to compel arbitration, preliminary judicial remedies, and litigation ancillary to arbitration has become more common. We are experienced and prepared to help businesses wield these tools to protect their rights in arbitration. We also assist our clients in drafting new or revising existing arbitration agreements to ensure that they meet the highest standards and are both effective and enforceable.
TRADEMARK & IP DISPUTES
Reich Rodriguez practices in the areas of trademark and intellectual property disputes, helping trademark holders and owners of IP protect their rights. The Firm’s experienced attorneys advise clients on cybersquatting, on-line brand and reputation management, and statutory and common law claims for trademark infringement and consumer protection.
We know that unless our clients actively defend their trademarks and IP, they are putting their critical business property at risk. In this case, it truly is “use it, or lose it!”
Reich Rodriguez’s attorneys help our clients identify infringement and defend their intellectual property, including trademarks and trade secrets. In addition, we have experience with non-compete agreement, and the particular requirements for enforceable agreements in Florida. Because intellectual property can be lost forever if made public, we are also skilled in the tools of the trade used to stop critical business information from being released—temporary restraining orders, injunctions, and confidentiality agreements. Finally, we are pleased to co-counsel with practitioners located in other jurisdictions with trademark or IP claims who need local counsel in South Florida.
We are familiar with local judges and attorneys, and as local counsel we can assist lead counsel in navigating the South Florida legal community.
ART LAW DISPUTES
Serving as the South Florida hub for art law, Reich Rodriguez handles cases involving intellectual property, contract, commercial, and international law.
Reich Rodriguez are highly experienced in international arbitration, federal litigation, and international business transactions, representing art galleries, museums, collectors, UHNWI, and families in disputes over art.
Knowing the specific law and possessing great legal skills are half the art law battle. Reich Rodriguez also knows art. Unlike other assets, art cannot be commingled in a bank account, cannot be divided in parts, and art cannot simply be replaced for something of equal value. Art is by definition unique and begs unique solutions to resolving disputes.
Reich Rodriguez works with leading industry experts and maintains strong relationships across the country making them available where needed.
Reich Rodriguez also knows the art community. With experience working with non-profits, for-profits, start-ups, established business owners, and with individuals, Reich Rodriguez understands the specific needs of the clients and best ways to zealously represent the clients’ interests.
Being located in the heart of South Florida, Reich Rodriguez is perfectly placed to handle international disputes worldwide. Colloquially referred to as the “capital” of South America, Miami, Florida enjoys the advantage of being located “between” Europe and Latin America. Miami is the perfect place for private international dispute resolution and Reich Rodriguez is the perfect team for the dispute. Speaking English, Spanish, and Portuguese, Reich Rodriguez represents clients from the US, Europe and LATAM across a way range of disputes.
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