Miami Civil Litigation Attorneys

Whether you’re caught in contractual disputes, shareholder disagreements, or any other legal challenges that can arise in the business world, our Miami civil litigation lawyers are here to navigate you toward resolution with precision and care.

At Reichard Tornes, we combine deep legal knowledge with a commitment to personalized service — ensuring that every client receives strategic guidance tailored to their unique situation. Let us be your ally in confronting legal disputes, safeguarding your interests every step of the way.

Expert Civil Litigation Support

Our firm is a boutique and versatile law firm with a broad range of services, catering to diverse clients, both domestic and foreign. Our unique fusion of business experience and legal expertise positions us to address your legal challenges, no matter what. With a focus on achieving positive outcomes while minimizing disruption and mitigating damages and expenses to your operations, we are here to provide strategic solutions that protect and advance your business interests.

What truly sets Reichard Tornes apart in the Miami legal landscape is our licensing across both English and Spanish-speaking jurisdictions. This enhances our capability to serve a diverse clientele, effectively addressing their professional, personal, cultural, and language needs, all while strategically tackling their distinctively complex challenges and legal needs, being able to communicate, draft, and advocate at the highest levels, legally and professionally.

Meet Our Dedicated Miami Civil Litigation Lawyers

We are here to understand the entirety of your situation — considering your professional ambitions, personal circumstances, business environment, cultural nuances, and linguistic needs — as we work diligently toward resolving your civil litigation matters.

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Raúl Reichard offers a legal acumen gained from representing major financial entities to smaller businesses and individuals, both locally and internationally. His expertise spans managing contractual disputes and civil litigation cases, including breach of contract cases, enforcing non-compete clauses among other restrictive agreements, orchestrating settlement talks and negotiations, resolving partnership conflicts, tackling fraud allegations as well as injunctions, and various other commercial legal challenges.

Ultimately, his adeptness in a variety of civil matters and, particularly, dispute resolution, equips him to advise comprehensively on contracts and a broad spectrum of corporate and personal agreements.

Jacqueline Tornés co-founded our practice, bringing her versatile approach to commercial law augmented by her rich background in hospitality management, coupled with more than ten years serving as the general in-house counsel for one of South Florida’s leading restaurant conglomerates. Her insights into multi-million dollar enterprise operations empower her to devise strategic solutions tailored to our clients’ needs.

Jackie’s proficiency encompasses assembling complex business deals across different sectors within corporate legislation; she is equally proficient when it comes to navigating through commercial litigation scenarios.

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Our Areas of Expertise

Our approach combines a deep understanding of civil law with practical solutions tailored to help clients in unique situations. The following is what our Miami business lawyers can do for you in terms of civil litigation: 

  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes: Range from issues over lease agreements, maintenance responsibilities, eviction proceedings, and rent payments. We aim to resolve these conflicts efficiently while ensuring our clients’ rights are protected whether they’re landlords or tenants.
  • Shareholder & Partnership Disputes through negotiation or, if necessary, litigation. Our goal is always to find a solution that preserves the business’s integrity while effectively protecting our client’s interests.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): ADR refers to methods such as mediation and arbitration, which serve as alternatives to traditional courtroom battles. Our expertise lies in facilitating successful resolutions outside of court, saving time, and money, and reducing stress for all parties involved. We focus on resolving disputes in a manner that is both time-efficient and cost-effective for businesses.
  • Corporate Fraud: Dealing with allegations of fraud within a corporate setting requires a delicate balance of aggressive investigation and discreet handling of sensitive information. Our team is adept at uncovering the truth behind fraudulent activities and implementing strategies to prevent future occurrences, safeguarding company assets and reputation in the process.
  • Hospitality Industry Legal Services: Our offerings span from establishment and licensing to regulatory adherence, contract negotiations, and efficient dispute resolution.
  • Legal Settlements in Hospitality Law: Our unwavering loyalty is to secure advantageous settlements for clients in the hospitality field entangled in legal conflicts. Our goal is to minimize your liability while safeguarding your brand’s reputation and financial well-being.
  • Commercial Litigation: Includes addressing business issues such as breach of contract, partnership disagreements, non-compete clauses, fraud accusations, and other commercial concerns.

How We’ve Helped Miami’s Business Community

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Tailored Civil Litigation Support

We understand that every business faces unique challenges and legal disputes. That’s why we offer customized civil litigation support designed to meet your company’s specific needs. Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Case Evaluation: We start by thoroughly assessing your case, considering all aspects to ensure a deep understanding of the issues at hand.
  • Strategic Planning: Armed with insights from our evaluation, we develop a strategic plan tailored to navigate through your legal dispute effectively.
  • Legal Representation: With decades of experience in civil litigation, our attorneys provide robust representation aimed at defending your interests in court or negotiation tables.
  • Personalized Attention: Recognizing that each client’s situation is different, we commit ourselves to providing personalized attention throughout the process.

Choosing us as your partner in civil litigation brings several benefits:

  • Experienced Guidance: Leverage our extensive knowledge and expertise in navigating complex legal landscapes successfully.
  • Commitment to Outcomes: We are dedicated not just to participating in legal processes but also to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your business.
  • Client-Focused Approach: At the core of our practice is a commitment to putting clients first—ensuring decisions made align closely with their goals and expectations.

With us by your side, gain peace of mind knowing you have expert support tailored specifically for success amidst any civil litigation challenges.

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Navigating the Civil Suit Process

Starting a civil lawsuit might feel overwhelming, but with Reichard Tornes leading the way, it gets easier to handle. Here’s a simple guide on how we help our clients from the first meeting until everything is resolved:

Initial Consultation: This is where our partnership begins. We listen intently to understand your unique situation, objectives, and concerns. For business owners, this step involves gathering all relevant documentation and evidence about the case
Case Evaluation: We thoroughly analyze your case against current legal frameworks to advise on the best course of action. During this phase, we assess timelines and set realistic expectations based on similar cases and outcomes.
Filing or Responding to Complaints: Depending on your position in the lawsuit (plaintiff or defendant), we will either file a complaint outlining your claims or respond diligently if you’ve been sued—ensuring compliance with strict deadlines.
Discovery Phase: Perhaps one of the most critical stages, both parties exchange information through depositions, requests for documents, and interrogatories. Preparation is key here as it forms the foundation of your case strategy.
Pre-Trial Motions/Conferences: Before the trial begins, various motions may be filed to address specific issues, potentially leading to the narrowing of dispute points or even resulting in dismissal or settlement. This strategic phase demands astute legal maneuvering.
Trial: The trial phase is the critical point where both parties lay out their arguments, evidence, and testimonies before a judge or jury. It’s a structured process beginning with opening statements from each side, followed by the presentation of evidence, including documents and witness testimonies. Cross-examinations are conducted to challenge the credibility of this evidence and clarify facts for the court. Closing arguments then synthesize all presented information aiming to persuade the judge or jury towards one party’s perspective.
Post-Trial Motions/Appeals: Following the announcement of a verdict, parties may pursue post-trial motions or appeals to challenge the outcome. These avenues involve seeking a new trial due to procedural errors or contesting specific aspects of the judgment based on perceived flaws in legal interpretation during the trial. Appeals require a detailed analysis of the trial proceedings to determine if legal rights were respected and procedural rules adhered to. Careful consideration is necessary to evaluate the potential impact of pursuing these options on broader business objectives.
Settlement Negotiation/Resolution: Settlement negotiations offer an alternative to resolving disputes outside the courtroom. If both parties agree to mutually acceptable terms, a resolution can be achieved without proceeding to trial or appeals. These discussions can take place at any stage of litigation and are encouraged not only for their potential to save time and money but also for providing greater control over outcomes compared to unpredictable jury or judge rulings. We advocate exploring settlement opportunities when strategically advantageous. Our expertise in negotiation tactics for civil cases ensures the representation of our client’s interests, maximizing potential advantages.

The guiding principle of each step outlined above is transparency and communication, ensuring clients are informed of decisions affecting future operations and finances. Every decision is tailored to align closely with the vision of success while effectively managing risks inherent in the complex legal landscape.

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Book a Consultation Today!

With our Miami team at your side, you’ll receive personalized legal strategies designed specifically for your venture’s unique challenges, needs, and business disputes.

We invite you to contact us at 305.407.1734 to schedule your first consultation with our firm in Miami. Taking this step not only connects you with our civil lawyers in Miami but also marks the beginning of a strategic partnership aimed at protecting your rights and what matters most to you.