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At Herskowitz Shapiro, we are attorneys with big firm experience equipped to handle the most sophisticated real estate and business transactions, and business litigation matters. Our attorneys have had the privilege of representing some of the largest and most successful businesses in the world. We take the time to understand our clients’ objectives - matter by matter - so that we can deliver the quality and efficient legal services our clients expect and demand. We have been designated as a "Best Law Firm", Tier 1 (Miami) - Commercial Litigation, in the 2017-2021 lists by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
Herskowitz Shapiro works with plaintiffs and defendants on all types of business litigation. Our litigation department is headed by co-founding partner Lyle Shapiro, who has handled high-stakes, complex litigation in state and federal courts, and arbitral forums, since 1997. Lyle is recognized as one of the leading litigators in the State of Florida, who has built his reputation on the strength of his preparedness, and his vigorous and effective trial presentations.
The commercial and business litigation disputes that our firm handles, include: employment non-competition intellectual property and trade secret professional liability director and officer liability unfair competition franchise other common and statutory business torts class action landlord-tenant products liability corporate fraud construction partnership trademark real estate trade libel, defamation tortious interference antitrust While the facts and claims for each case may vary, one thing that remains constant is our focus on our clients' particular business and litigation objectives. We work with clients to develop the best strategy for each case that we handle.
Herskowitz Shapiro offers a wide range of corporate and transactional legal services. We take the time necessary to get to know our clients’ businesses and objectives, so that we can assist in the most strategic and cost effective manner. We work with clients to form their entities, to negotiate and draft purchase and sale agreements, and corporate documents such as operating, shareholder, partnership, employment, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, by-laws and resolutions. We also prepare real estate contracts, lease agreements and management agreements. We view our client relationships with a “long term” view. To that end, the corporate and transactional services we provide are well thought out, and consistent with both the short term and long term goals of our clients.
Herskowitz Shapiro’s real estate department is headed by co-founding partner Greg Herskowitz, who is well known in the real estate industry for being accessible to his clients and delivering exceptional client service. Herskowitz Shapiro’s real estate department is also fortunate to have a staff of attorneys and paralegals with a combined experience of over 80 years. Herskowitz Shapiro handles all aspects of commercial and residential transactions throughout the State of Florida, including: Closing, title and escrow services in all aspects of commercial and residential transactions. Lender loan document review and/or preparation. Buyer representation for purchase of residential units/homes from developers, banks and short sale transactions. Seller representation and preparation of seller documents on residential and commercial transactions. Lender or seller financing representation and preparation of loan documents. Draft and review of residential and commercial contracts. FIRPTA Withholding matters (Foreigner sale/purchase). Residential and commercial lease representation. Escrow Agent services. 1031 Exchange for real estate transactions. Formation of legal entities. Preparation of operating, partnership and shareholder agreements. Issuing title insurance. Commercial and residential refinance transactions