Professionals In This Office
- Banking & Financial Services
- Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors'-Debtors' Rights
- Business & Commercial Litigation
- Business & Commercial Transactions
- Class Action Defense & Multi-District Litigation
- Commercial Lending & Finance
- Corporate & Securities
- Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense
- Disaster Preparedness & Recovery
- Green Law and Sustainability
- Intellectual Property
- Labor & Employment
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Project Development & Finance
- Public Finance
- Real Estate: Land Use, Development & Finance
- Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
201 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131-4341
Jones Walker's Miami office is strategically located in the heart of the city's legal and financial district. Our attorneys represent a range of Florida-based and domestic clients, as well as European and Latin American clients conducting business and investing in the United States and abroad. We provide the legal acumen and local knowledge necessary to effectively advise companies and individuals doing business in South Florida's global marketplace, and our multilingual legal professionals have experience working with and in countries throughout the world. Our clients include major multinational corporations, Fortune 500® companies, financial institutions and thrifts, global insurers, small businesses, and emerging companies in the United States and abroad.
General Corporate & Commercial
Our commercial law experience is significant and includes a wide range of representation. Jones Walker's Miami attorneys have represented clients with regard to mergers and acquisitions, major commercial lease transactions, complex financing arrangements, secured lending for financial institutions, asset sales, bankruptcy and foreclosures, private and public offerings, shareholders' buy/sell agreements, distribution and licensing agreements, franchise programs, import/export transactions, and cross-border finance. Additionally, we represent various financial institutions, as well as select borrowers, in a wide range of financing transactions. Our senior-level attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience in these transactions and are supported by associates and special counsel who have worked closely with them on commercial law matters both in Florida and in the international arena.
Financial Services: Insurance, Banking & Investment Products
Our Miami attorneys, working with our Washington, D.C. office, address the needs of a broad spectrum of global and domestic financial service businesses. We assist clients in the development, distribution, and intermediation of insurance, annuities, and investment products, including advice on regulatory enforcement issues involving the USA Patriot Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). We have advised clients on insurance products, broker-dealer regulatory compliance counseling and advocacy, securities laws, insurance company formation, mergers and acquisitions, and regional and international trade agreements under domestic and international laws. Our attorneys in Miami, along with attorneys in our other offices, handle corporate, securities, regulatory, and tax matters on behalf of banks, savings institutions, mortgage bankers, and other financial institutions. We also represent financial institutions before state and federal regulatory authorities. In conjunction with Jones Walker's Business & Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense practices, our Miami attorneys represent clients in virtually any type of investigation, dispute, or litigation related to the financial services industry.
Labor & Employment
Our labor and employment attorneys in Miami defend employers in civil rights and other employment-related litigation, including litigation under federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and their state law counterparts. We also represent companies in connection with administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state agencies, as well with employers' unemployment hearings. Our client services also include proactive counseling, compliance, and training programs. We design affirmative action programs, separation agreements, and comprehensive employee handbooks and personnel policies and procedures. Additionally, to help employers reduce the risks of lawsuits, union organizing efforts, and other workplace problems, we conduct supervisor and employee training programs. Lastly, our services include assisting employers with obtaining temporary visas for foreign employees and providing employers with general immigration advice, such as I-9 compliance and national origin discrimination.
We provide litigation counsel, advice, and support to many of the world's largest corporations, as well as to prominent local and regional companies. The firm's litigation practice has considerable experience managing and resolving class actions in a variety of substantive areas, including antitrust, securities, intellectual property, banking, construction, and products liability, among others. We are experienced with alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and resolving disputes outside court. We have appeared in proceedings under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), and the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules of 1976.