Miami Business Lawyer | Corporate & Litigation Law

At Reichard Tornes, we pride ourselves on our reputation for delivering outstanding legal solutions. We genuinely grasp the various needs and hurdles encountered by local businesses.

Whether you’re just starting out and grappling with business formation and regulatory obstacles or you’re an established company tangled up in or needing to initiate litigation, our Miami business lawyers are ready to offer expert guidance and unwavering support with highly personalized attention. 

One-stop shop for your litigation and corporate needs
Highly personalized attention
Legal and business acumen
We speak your language: truly bilingual in legal English and Spanish, versed in Common Law and Civil Law
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Meet Your Trusted Miami Business Litigation Lawyers

We are a boutique international business law firm with over 30 years of combined experience, specializing in both litigation and corporate matters, as well as hospitality law.

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Raúl Reichard brings extensive legal expertise, representing major banking institutions, like Wachovia and Wells Fargo, as well as small to medium-sized companies, individuals, and domestic and international businesses.

In addition, he excels at handling contractual disputes such as breaches, non-compete and other restrictive covenants, settlement negotiations, partnership disputes, fraud, injunctions, and other business torts. His experience with dispute resolution likewise enables him to provide counsel on contracts and all manner of corporate and personal agreements.

Jacqueline Tornés, a founding partner, offers versatile legal counsel in commercial law, and more, drawing on her background in hospitality management and over a decade-long experience as general in-house counsel for one of the largest South Florida restaurant groups.

With a deep understanding of multimillion-dollar business operations and commercial litigation, she provides strategic solutions to clients. Jackie is extremely well-versed in putting together a myriad of business transactions and corporate law in general.

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How We’ve Helped Businesses Thrive

These testimonials and achievements showcase our law office’s commitment to excellence and personalized service and attention, and our track record of success in building trust and credibility with clients throughout Florida and worldwide.

Our Miami Business Law Practice Areas

With expertise in these diverse areas of business law, we are equipped to address any commercial legal challenge faced by businesses and individuals in Miami. Our business law attorneys provide strategic counsel and effective representation to promote clients’ success, growth, and compliance.

Commercial Litigation

We have a proven track record of success in business and commercial litigation, representing those in disputes arising from commercial transactions, business torts, and other commercial matters. Our team is dedicated to protecting our client’s interests and achieving the best possible results in litigation.

Civil Litigation

Our experienced litigators represent businesses in civil litigation matters, advocating for their interests in state and federal courts. We handle a wide range of civil disputes, from breach of contract claims to tortious liability, with a focus on achieving favorable outcomes for our clients.

Dispute Resolution

We specialize in alternative dispute resolution methods, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, to help businesses resolve conflicts efficiently and cost-effectively outside of the courtroom. Our team is skilled in finding creative solutions to complex legal disputes while preserving business relationships.

Contract Law

Our firm excels in all aspects of contract law, from drafting and reviewing contracts to negotiating terms and resolving disputes. We help businesses with putting together, as well as navigating, complex contractual agreements, ensuring their rights and interests are protected while minimizing the risk of litigation and financial loss risks.

Operating Agreements

We are also well-versed in drafting and revising customized operating agreements for businesses, outlining the members’ or shareholders’ rights, responsibilities, and operating procedures. We ensure that operating agreements are tailored to meet the specific needs and advanced objectives of the business while minimizing potential conflicts and disputes.

And, should the need for dispute resolution or collections arise, we are likewise here to handle and help.

Business Formation

We assist entrepreneurs and business owners in the process of business formation, guiding entity selection, corporate governance, and compliance with state and federal regulations. Our goal is to help businesses establish a solid legal foundation for success from the outset.

Hospitality Law

From business formation, licensing and regulatory compliance, to contract negotiation and dispute resolution, our team provides specialized, strategic guidance to help businesses thrive in this competitive market while minimizing legal exposure. We provide counsel and guidance to all manner of hospitality businesses needing expert hospitality advice.

International Law

Our team specializes in navigating the complexities of international law, assisting businesses in resolving international disputes, and forming new businesses in Florida. We provide comprehensive legal business administration advice and representation to help businesses expand while mitigating legal risks and maximizing growth opportunities.

Shareholder Disputes

We have extensive experience in resolving shareholder disputes through negotiation, mediation, litigation, or arbitration. We work to find amicable solutions that protect the interests of all parties involved while minimizing disruptions to business operations and conserving our clients’ time and resources.

Wills, Trust, Estate Planning

Our attorneys help individuals and families plan for the future by drafting wills, trusts, and other estate-planning documents. We provide personalized advice and guidance to ensure that our clients’ wishes are carried out and their assets are protected for future generations, as well as to advise on their asset-protection goals.

Outside General Counsel

We serve as trusted advisors to businesses as their outside general counsel, providing highly cost-effective, ongoing legal guidance and support on a wide range of legal matters. Our team acts as an extension of the business, offering an outside legal department without the human resources burdens.

Furthermore, we provide strategic advice and proactive solutions to help businesses achieve their goals and navigate legal challenges effectively without the costly need of keeping full-time attorneys staffed in-house.

Why You Should Consider a Miami Business Attorney

Having a trusted South Florida business attorney by your side can make all the difference in navigating legal complexities and safeguarding your interests. Here’s when your business may need expert advice:

  • Business Disputes and Litigation: In a dispute or litigation, having an attorney with experience in commercial litigation can help resolve conflicts efficiently and cost-effectively, and protect your business interests in court, all while minimizing costs and disruptions to your business.
  • Business Formation: When starting a new business, seeking legal guidance can ensure proper entity selection (e.g., LLC, corporation, etc.) and compliance with state and federal rules and regulations, and minimizing future legal risks.
  • Contract Drafting and Review: Whether entering into agreements with suppliers, vendors, clients, or partners, having business contracts drafted or reviewed by a business attorney can help clarify terms, mitigate risks, avoid conflict, and protect your rights.
  • Employment Matters: From drafting employee contracts to navigating wage and hour laws and addressing discrimination claims, we can guide you on various employment-related matters to protect your business from legal disputes.
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Whether leasing office space, purchasing property, or negotiating lease agreements, having our team review contracts and handle real estate transactions can prevent costly mistakes and legal issues.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Miami businesses must comply with local, state, and federal regulations across various industries. A business lawyer can ensure that your business operations comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
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Types of Cases We Handle

At Reichard Tornes, we offer comprehensive legal services to assist businesses in navigating various legal needs, objectives, and challenges. Here’s how our experienced team can help you:

  • General Dispute Resolution: Representation and strategic guidance to help businesses resolve disputes efficiently and cost-effectively, whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation.
  • Corporate Matters: From entity formation to corporate governance, compliance, and operating agreements, we provide comprehensive legal support to businesses, ensuring that they operate pursuant to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Hospitality Law: With our deep understanding of the hospitality industry, we provide specialized legal services to businesses in this sector, addressing formation, licensing, regulatory compliance, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution.
  • Negotiated Legal Settlements in Hospitality Law: We work tirelessly to achieve favorable settlements for hospitality businesses involved in legal disputes, minimizing legal exposure and preserving their reputation and financial interests.
  • Commercial Disputes: We specialize in handling complex commercial disputes, offering tailored legal strategies to protect your interests and achieve favorable outcomes in breach of contract cases, partnership disputes, non-competes, and fraud-related matters, among many others.
  • Settlement Negotiations: Our negotiation experts work diligently to reach favorable settlements on behalf of our clients, ensuring that their rights and interests are protected throughout the negotiation process, whether pre-suit or mid-litigation.
  • Debt Collection: With our proven debt collection strategies and legal expertise, we help businesses recover outstanding debts by pursuing legal remedies and negotiating payment arrangements with debtors.
  • Complex Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Specialized legal assistance in navigating complex commercial real estate law transactions, including negotiation, due diligence, and contract drafting, to facilitate successful investments and deals.
  • Employment Matters: Advice on various employment matters, including drafting employment contracts and employee manuals, compliance with labor laws, and defending against employment-related claims.

How We Can Help Navigate Business Litigation

We fully understand the challenges that businesses face when involved in litigation; it’s that simple.

Our local business attorneys in Miami offer a range of specialized services tailored to navigate the complexities of business disputes cost-effectively:

  • Legal Consultation: Comprehensive legal consultations to assess the merits of your case, discuss potential strategies, and determine the best course of action to achieve your objectives in business litigation. 
  • Document Preparation: We meticulously prepare all necessary legal documents, including complaints, responses, motions, and discovery requests, advancing your litigation goals while ensuring accuracy and compliance with court requirements.
  • Negotiation: Advocating on your behalf during negotiation proceedings to seek favorable settlements and resolutions that align with your business goals, saving time and resources compared to prolonged litigation.
  • Courtroom and Proceedings Representation: In cases where litigation is unavoidable, our skilled litigators provide aggressive courtroom representation, presenting compelling arguments and evidence to defend your interests and pursue favorable outcomes. We routinely handle all manners of hearings, including evidentiary, as well as depositions.
  • Proactive Legal Strategies: Beyond reactive litigation, we adopt a proactive approach to legal issues, working closely with clients to identify potential risks, costs, and damages, and develop strategies to mitigate them before they escalate into disputes.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Besides traditional litigation, we explore alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration, offering cost-effective and efficient solutions to resolve conflicts outside the courtroom.

By partnering with Reichard Tornes, PLLC for your business litigation needs, you can trust that you have dedicated advocates committed to protecting your interests and achieving the best possible outcomes.

Why Choose Reichard Tornes for Your Legal Needs

Reichard Tornes stands out among Miami law firms for several compelling reasons.

Our commitment to personalized attention ensures that each client receives tailored solutions to their specific legal needs, fostering trust and satisfaction. 

Moreover, our multilingual capabilities, including fluency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and basic Italian, enable us to effectively communicate with diverse clients and address their concerns with cultural sensitivity. 

Additionally, our firm’s specialized expertise in business law, corporate matters, and litigation with domestic and international clients alike, equips us to handle even the most complex legal challenges with skill and precision. 

With our skilled, small business law firm in Miami, you can expect exceptional service and unwavering dedication to protecting your business interests.

Book a Consultation Today!

Take the first step in safeguarding your interests by scheduling a consultation with Reichard Tornes, your trusted international law attorneys in Miami.

Whether you’re navigating complex business needs and issues, or involved in domestic, out-of-state, or international disputes, our experienced team is dedicated to providing highly effective and personalized solutions to address your unique needs.

Contact us at 305.407.1734 to arrange your initial consultation. Your journey to commercial success starts with Reichard Tornes—don’t hesitate to reach out!