We handle most types of Federal civil lawsuits. Federal practice differs in many respects from State Court litigation. All motions must be accompanied by a memorandum of law. In most instances the judge will make his or her decision based on the legal memos and a hearing is not required. The pleading requirements are also much more strict and the judges are typically less tolerant of unprofessional conduct.
We handle federal Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices claims, Lanham Act claims, counterfeit product cases, patent infringement claims, diversity cases (where the parties are located in different states), including product liability cases and most other Federal civil cases. We do not handle criminal cases.
We represent individuals and small businesses in the Southern District of Florida which includes Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants.
Litigation often arises in Federal Bankruptcy Cases. Trustees and debtors-in-possession (Chapter 11) may bring lawsuits known as adversary complaints against creditors for preference claims and fraudulent transfers. Debtors may file adversary complaints against creditors or third parties. Creditors may bring adversary claims against a debtor seeking to avoid discharge. A debtor may also file an adversary complaint seeking a determination that certain tax obligations are dischargeable. See our page on Bankruptcy Litigation.
Our firm handles all such matters and represents debtors and creditors. We limit our practice to the Southern District of Florida.
This article is not intended as a substitute for competent legal or accounting representation, but merely as a guide to help you decide whether you need the services of a licensed attorney or CPA.