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.

Diversity Minority Qualified.

Pena Garcia & Diz, PLLC is committed to diversity attorneys in the workplace. PGD is 100% minority owned. We have a commitment to hiring qualified minority lawyers. 75% of PGD is currently staffed by minority and women attorneys. We have recruited and hired, and will endeavor to hire, top minority attorneys in the marketplace . Our partners have collectively over 100 years experience in our respective fields. In addition PGD can deliver high quality service at extremely competitive rates .Our associates are mentored and groomed to become better lawyers directly by our top level seasoned partners. If there are any questions concerning our minority qualifications or commitment to diversity , please contact our diversity partner, Fernando Garcia at fgarcia@pgdlegal.com.


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, corporate 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 formation, operation, liquidation and transfer of diverse businesses as well as condominium associations in operational matters and businesses in defense of ADA , SNAP and Alcohol license violations.

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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 and business planning, commercial, real estate, and loan transactions, and domestic and offshore incorporations, including the formation and structuring of such entities on behalf of investors. Further, Mr. Zabludowski’s extensive experience in representing clients in business matters allows him to effectively assist parties in resolving their business disputes as a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, certified by The Florida Supreme Court.

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Daniel Traugott

Daniel Traugott

Associate

Mr. Traugott is a dedicated attorney who has specialized in insurance defense litigation, with a focus on general and premise liability. He has represented corporations with respect to Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Workers’ Compensation Defense and other premise or general liability matters. Daniel is licensed to practice in the state of Florida.

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Jennifer Gonzalez

Jennifer Gonzalez

Associate

Ms. Gonzalez is an associate specializing in insurance defense litigation. She covers a broad range of legal matters including Wrongful Death, Premises Liability, Automobile Insurance, and First Party Property Insurance. Ms. Gonzalez was admitted to practice in the State of Florida in 2018.

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Our Firm

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.