BUSINESS/CORPORATE

LITIGATION

IMMIGRATION

The combination of a strong business background with our legal experience allows us to provide a full range of corporate legal services to our corporate clients. We assist both established companies and new entrepreneurs with the planning, organizing and forming new ventures, establishing capital structure, securing funding and retaining talent. We guide and establish both standard and highly innovative business structures. We also advise and assist with financing and secured lending, commercial contracts, equipment leases, and the fiduciary obligations of the Board of Directors and officers.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Whether your M&A is domestic or international, our firm can coordinate all necessary transactions to ensure a successful transfer, such as: structuring acquisition or disposition of business assets, including real and personal property, intellectual property, copyrights, and the transfer of patents.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

In today's competitive business environment, employers must protect themselves from unfair competition and the drain of proprietary programs. We work with clients to develop comprehensive trade secret protection programs, including drafting Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality, and Non-Compete agreements.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

We advise clients on wage & hour issues and compliance. We draft executive compensation packages, employee contracts and employee manuals, severance agreements, and advise business clients on all the federal and state labor laws to prevent employee litigation exposure and workplace disputes. We counsel clients about termination of employees, and assist with Employee Handbook and Policies packages for small to medium-size businesses.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Our firm handles sale and lease agreements as well as developing construction exchanges, partnerships and joint ventures. Our clients include corporate businesses, real estate trusts, and high-net-worth investors.

While most of us try to resolve our disputes without litigation, sometimes it becomes necessary to commence court proceedings or indeed defend them if they are started against you. But, without the right advice and assistance, litigation can be a minefield. Our clients always have a willing and able friend in us to assist them through the litigation process. Whether you are an individual or a business we will give your case the care and attention it deserves.

Litigation can be stressful and expensive so in all cases an early assessment of the merits of your case is carried out to provide sound legal advice. Our aim is to provide a sensible and cost effective remedy to your problem whether the matter is proceeding through the courts or not.

The Law Office of Mikhael E. Keifitz, Esq. handles both minor and complex civil litigation matters and also provides strategic counseling outside the litigation context. Given our size and flexibility, we deliver our legal services cost effectively and provide hands-on attention to each matter. Above all, we approach our cases with intellectual rigor, creative thinking, and a commitment to excellence.

Our core litigation areas include accident and personal injury, insurance coverage and claims, and employment disputes. We also represent clients in a broad range of commerical litigation areas, including breach of contract, construction, and landlord-tenant disputes.

The practice of U.S. immigration law is complex. The dense bureaucracies that are the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the United States Department of State (USDOS), the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the United States Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) present a challenge to foreign nationals and employers desiring to successfully navigate applications through them.

Our firm's value to clients is in our ability to make the immigration process as smooth as possible by drawing on our expertise in this complex field and our ability to partner with the best immigration professional in South Florida.

Our clients can expect thorough advice, experienced staff, streamlined processes, current technology and timely responses to their questions and queries, whether e-mailed, faxed, phoned or in-person.

If you are seeking an experienced professional to assist you or your company with a U.S. visa, an outbound visa, deportation/removal defense, or an application for citizenship, please allow the Law Office of Mikhael E. Keifitz, Esq., an experienced immigration law firm, to assist you with the process.