Experience

We are a full-service law firm serving clients throughout Florida, nationally and internationally. Our business attorneys are highly experienced in US based and cross border commercial transactions, business entity planning and governance, mergers and acquisitions, employment and labor law, franchise and distributorship matters and real estate law. Our litigation attorneys offer a broad based commercial and defense litigation practice on a statewide and national level.

Our attorneys actively involved in business and professional organizations based throughout North America and Europe. Thus, we have a unique understanding of many foreign jurisdictions, their respective business environments and trends, as well as their interplay with the United States.


Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation and Business Workout Practice

Our Firm's commercial litigation practice includes trials and appeals in the state and federal courts at all levels and participation in various forms of alternative dispute resolution. We are highly experienced in representing clients in matters that involve a wide range of business activities and provide the resources to deal with commercial, and insurance litigation.

The Firm’s practice also focuses on all aspects of reorganizations, buyouts, loan restructurings and workouts. We are able to respond quickly to complex and troubled situations. We also provide advice to and frequently work with sources of capital and business consulting groups which are regularly involved in providing their financial resources and expertise.

Corporate and Business Practice

We counsel our clients with respect to the legal and business aspects of organizing, operating, financing and expanding their businesses. We also act as general or special counsel to closely held and family owned businesses, advising our clients in a wide variety of planning issues, including, but not limited to structuring and negotiating the acquisition and disposition of businesses, organizing and planning new business ventures, restructurings and risk management.

We also advise clients on a full range of general and internal business matters, including business governance, risk management, labor and employment matters and severance disputes, consulting and management arrangements, non-competition and confidentiality agreements and the protection of trade secrets and intellectual property rights.

We routinely provide advice to our clients with respect to issues relating to business ownership and succession planning.

In recent years we have become quite active in representing startup companies and the venture capital firms that support them. We also work with an extensive network of institutional lenders, investment bankers and advisors, venture capital firms and private investors

Insurance Litigation

Our insurance clients trust us to defend them and their insureds in state wide and national litigation matters regarding complex issues and high exposure matters. Our attorneys successfully represent clients in life insurance, general liability, health insurance, professional liability and property/casualty liability cases.

Real Estate Practice and Lender Representation

Our Firm brings a broad base of diversified experience to the legal needs of Florida's real estate community and lending institutions. The Firm represents businesses, individual entrepreneurs and investors involved in the commercial and residential real estate industry in connection with the acquisition, operation, sale and financing of hotels, assisted and independent living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, apartment buildings, shopping centers, office buildings and warehouses. Additionally, our Firm provides counsel to numerous domestic and international equity investors.

We represent developers in the creation, operation and turnover of condominium developments, planned unit developments and mixed-use projects, and in the negotiation of related construction, vendor, brokerage, consulting and management contracts.

We have extensive experience assisting landlords and tenants with respect to the drafting and negotiation of complex industrial office, supermarket and shopping center leases throughout the country and regularly represent both property owners and tenants in lease disputes.

Today’s business world is complex and you need knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel to help navigate through all issues and obstacles .We will find strategies, resources, and solutions for taking your business in a successful direction.


Legal Team

Ronald Pena

Ronald Pena

Managing Partner

Mr. Pena’s business practice includes matters in the area of civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis in commercial litigation as well as the defense of transportation companies. Mr. Pena has over 20 years of experience representing his clients in both state and federal court, including matters of business practices, partnership disputes, financial disputes, and issues arising out of the formation, organization and structuring of business entities such as limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships and joint ventures.

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Fernando Garcia

Partner

Fernando Garcia has more than 35 years of experience in real estate and commercial law, serving as counsel to entrepreneurs, investors, developers, lenders, institutional and corporate clients in complex real estate and commercial transactions. He represents clients in the acquisition, leasing, development, financing and sale of residential, mixed-use and commercial projects, including apartment buildings, shopping centers, hotels, office buildings and warehouses.

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Luis Diz

Partner

Luis Diz focuses his practice in general liability and commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on matters involving premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, trucking litigation, products liability, construction defect claims, labor and employment matters, ADA litigation, and contractual disputes.

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Daniel Zabludowski

Partner

Daniel Zabludowski has more than thirty-five years of experience representing clients in the areas of corporate, business and commercial transactions, real estate, loan transactions, and domestic and offshore incorporations, including the formation and structuring of such entities on behalf of investors.

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Magaly Lujardo

Magaly Lujardo

Associate

With more than seventeen years of experience, Maggie Lujardo has litigated in both the civil and criminal arenas. Ms. Lujardo has dedicated a great majority of her time specializing in civil and commercial litigation, as well as real estate transactional matters. She has represented multi-billion dollar corporations in premises and general liability cases and is licensed to practice in both state and federal court.

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Alejandro Gutierrez

Alejandro Gutierrez

Associate

Alejandro’s experience includes working as a Student Attorney for the Investor Advocacy Clinic of the FIU College of Law where he helped investors who had disputes with their brokers, interning for the City Attorney’s Office of the City of Miami in both the Employment and Government, Land Use and Quality of Life Division and working as a research assistant for Dean M.C. Mirow. Prior to joining the firm, Alejandro practiced in the areas of general liability, employment law, and family law.

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Our Firm

Pena Garcia & Diz , provides exceptional legal services to high net worth individuals, emerging businesses, lending institutions, local and state agencies, entrepreneurs, developers and individuals on a national and international basis. Our firm has an exceptional litigation practice serving a wide range of businesses, institutional clients and individual entrepreneurs . We believe our positive track record and the high satisfaction of our clients speak for themselves, and we welcome the opportunity to service your litigation needs.