Gold & Parado has a comprehensive litigation practice and has represented clients in a range of topics both as plaintiff’s and defendant’s counsel. Our clients come from different industries and backgrounds with problems in varied subject matter. We handle lawsuits ranging from simple county court cases to large complex multi-party litigation in Federal District Court or State Complex Business Litigation Division. Every case is important to us and gets the attention and innovative strategy it deserves. Our law firm has prosecuted or defended lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the state of Florida and in numerous other states and Puerto Rico. Our law firm has substantial litigation experience that promotes negotiated settlements when appropriate to full prosecution or defense of claims at trial and appeals. The following is a sample of some of the matters the firm has worked on:
Gold & Parado mainly represents small to mid-size business entities in both their litigation and non-litigation needs. The services our firm provides includes handling mergers and aquisitions; formation of businesses; startup issues, drafting shareholder or operating agreements; drafting employment contracts and restrictive covenants; drafting and reviewing corporate documents; negotiating, drafting and reviewing business contracts, reviewing corporate compliance; lease negotiation and drafting; avoiding litigation; and generally, consulting in all areas of our clients businesses.We have also negotiated specialized complex commercial contracts on behalf of our clients. For instance, on behalf of a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) we negotiated interconnection agreements, market-based rates agreements and wholesale agreements. On behalf of our client who owned and operated television stations, we negotiated distribution agreements with major cable providers and satellite transmission agreements with providers. We found our litigation experience often gives us an advantage in avoiding pitfalls. As in all of our practice areas, full and open communication with the client is the key to success. The objective of the transactional practice is to give clients sensible legal service and competent counsel in corporate issues to strengthen business and protect the continuing success of the company.
Gold & Parado has handled contested matters for our business clients before federal, state and administrative agencies. We represented telecommunications companies before the Federal Communications Commission and the Florida Public Service Commission. We handled insolvency issues, reinsurance disputes, licensing issues, and cease and desist matters before numerous state departments of insurance. We have appeared before Agency For Health Care Administration For Florida on numerous issues. We have also presented matters on behalf of our clients before the Miami-Dade County Planning and Zoning Board and municipalities in Florida. As in our other areas of practice, success before administrative bodies require a thorough knowledge of the business and issues involved, detailed preparation, ingenuity and creativity.
Litigation is a very expensive and time consuming way of resolving disputes. A lawsuit is emotionally draining on the participants and a distraction from operating a business or otherwise enjoying life. The outcome of litigation is always uncertain and the risks are often great. At Gold and Parado, we believe that it is the best interest of our clients to avoid lawsuits, if at all possible. We are big proponents of all reasonable methods to resolve disputes as early as possible. In appropriate circumstances, we are in favor of a pre-suit settlement meeting or pre-suit mediation. The decision of whether to engage in these pre-suit settlement attempts should be made on a case by case basis. Unfortunately, frivolous claims are made or a party has unrealistic demands, which could make early resolution or a sucessful pre-suit mediation impossible.
Although we are not convinced that it is a better alternative to litigation, we have successfully participated in numerous arbitrations around the country. As the practice of law continues to evolve, so does the firm of Gold & Parado. We have knowledge and experience representing clients outside of traditional litigation in a courtroom, including mediations and arbitrations. We have achieved awards in arbitration matters ranging from recovering sales commissions against a small to medium sized international furniture manufacturer, to recovering multi-million dollars in damages for breach of contract and fraud against a telecommunications giant.
Gold & Parado is a full service law firm that can meet your personal needs as well as the needs of your business. If you are looking to buy or rent a home, we can review or prepare the paperwork and represent you at closing. If you are looking to make an investment, we can review the paperwork and assist you in its structure. Gold and Parado can assist you in estate planning by drafting wills, trusts, durable powers of attorneys, health care surrogates and living wills; probate estates and ancillary estates and assist you with other personal legal needs. If you have a matter that we do do not handle such as immigration, divorce or criminal law, we will be happy to recommend a competent attorney in that area.
Gold & Parado is experienced in handling civil appeals, including direct appeals, interlocutory appeals, writs of certiorari and writs of mandamus. Our law office has handled appeals in many of the District Courts of Appeals in Florida as well as the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the the 11th Circuit. Alan C. Gold is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th, and 8th Circuits. Additionally Alan C. Gold is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and was fortunate to successfully litigate a matter before the highest court in the nation.
We have garnered competent experience in many areas of law through our experience and willingness to take on unique challenges facing our clients. Furthermore, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards required. We always strive to assist clients creatively and provide effective advice so our clients have the most optimal knowledge to make the right choices available to them. If you have issues concerning any area of law, contact us and we will be happy to consider how we can help.