Law Offices of Santiago J. Padilla, P.A.

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Law Offices of
Santiago J. Padilla, P.A. 
Miami, Florida firm serving Miami-Dade Co., Florida
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1001 Brickell Bay Drive, 32nd Floor
Miami, Florida  33131
(Miami-Dade Co.)

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About this office:

The Law Offices of Santiago J. Padilla, P.A. was established in Miami in 1999 to offer small-business clients high-quality legal services at small-firm rates in the following practice areas:

-Immigration law

-Real estate law

-Business acquisitions

-Employment law

-Commercial litigation

Founder Santiago J. Padilla has been practicing law for more than two decades, much of that time spent with major U.S. law firms. He commenced practicing law in 1990 with Troutman, Sanders, Lockerman & Ashmore, one of the largest law firms in Atlanta. Mr. Padilla's practice at that time focused on labor and employment matters, including state and federal court litigation involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Mr. Padilla's clients included Georgia Power Company, AT&T, Mizuno Golf Company and other midsized and large U.S. employers. This experience enables Mr. Padilla to bring the proficiency and sophistication indicative of large firms to his individual and business clients.

Mr. Padilla also has extensive experience in commercial transactions, having represented several large U.S. and foreign companies in cross-border and domestic transactions, including business acquisitions, government privatizations, joint ventures and commercial financing transactions. Mr. Padilla is a legal professional who has the enormous benefit of having worked on complex commercial litigation matters and on sophisticated commercial transactions. As such, he brings a keen and sometimes wary eye to both litigation matters and commercial transactions.

Over the last 10 years, Mr. Padilla has litigated more than 120 cases in state and federal courts and has acted as closing and escrow agent for more than 200 residential and commercial real estate transactions in Miami and South Florida. He has also acted as closing agent for dozens of business acquisitions. In the last decade alone, Mr. Padilla has handled more than 300 immigration matters, including employment-based and investor visas and permanent residency applications.

Since 1999, the firm's legal professionals have concentrated on:

-Immigration and nationality law

-Real estate law

-Commercial transactions and acquisitions

-Labor and employment law

-Commercial litigation


The Law Offices of Santiago J. Padilla, P.A. was established for the specific purpose of offering small businesses and individual clients exceptional legal services at small-firm rates. Our staff consists of U.S. and foreign attorneys and paralegals. Each attorney's mission is to provide high-quality legal services while keeping pace with and anticipating the needs of existing and potential business and individual clients in the Miami area, South Florida and throughout the world. The firm seeks to provide legal services:

-In accordance with the highest standards of the profession

-In a timely manner

-At fair and reasonable rates

Service to the client has always been, and will continue to be, the firm's hallmark. With your best interests in mind, each attorney and staff member seeks to efficiently assist you with your immigration matters, commercial and residential real estate transactions, employment matters and other legal concerns. Think of The Law Offices of Santiago J. Padilla, P.A. as your firm for immigration law, real estate law, employment law and commercial litigation matters.

Depending on the particular case, the firm offers flat-fee and "hybrid" fee arrangements that allow you to control the costs of the case or transaction while meeting your objectives.

Professionals committed to client service

The staff of legal professionals at The Law Offices of Santiago J. Padilla, P.A. is here to serve you. Loyal clients are satisfied clients, and satisfied clients are the foundation of a law firm's success. Each member of the staff knows that satisfaction is multifaceted and defined subjectively, as individual as the client making the judgment. To enhance client service, the firm continually looks for ways to understand and anticipate each client's specific priorities and concerns.

The firm's legal professionals include U.S. and foreign lawyers and highly trained paralegals and legal assistants. In addition, the firm has the pleasure of having Of-Counsel relationships with lawyers in a variety of disciplines, such as estate planning and taxes.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Immigration and Nationality Law; Real Estate Transactions; Business Acquisitions; Labor and Employment Law; Commercial Litigation; Immigration Law; Asylum; Business Immigration; Citizenship; Deportation; Consular Law; Employment Authorizations; Diplomatic Immunity; Employment Immigration; Employment Visas; Family Immigration Law; Immigration Discrimination; Investor Visas; Labor Certifications; Permanent Visas; Political Asylum; Refugee Law; Religious Visas; Removal Proceedings; Visas; Real Estate; Adverse Possession; Boundary Disputes; Common Interest Community Law; Community Association Law; Condominium Association Law; Condominium Conversions; Condominium Development; Condominium Law; Condominium Timeshares; Conservation Easements; Conveyancing; Cooperative Conversions; Cooperative Housing Association Law; Cooperative Housing Law; Easements; Historic Conservation Easements; Homeowners Association Law; International Real Estate; Land Acquisitions; Land Sales; Land Trusts; Manufactured Housing Law; Mixed Use Development; Mobile Home Law; Planned Unit Development Law; Property Management; Quiet Title; Real Estate Acquisitions; Real Estate Arbitration; Real Estate Banking Law; Real Estate Bankruptcy; Real Estate Brokerage Law; Real Estate Brokers Licensing; Real Estate Brokers Malpractice; Real Estate Brokers Malpractice Defense; Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability; Real Estate Collections; Real Estate Contracts; Real Estate Development; Real Estate Errors and Omissions; Real Estate Exchanges; Real Estate Finance; Real Estate Foreclosure; Real Estate Fraud; Real Estate Investment; Real Estate Investment Taxation; Real Estate Investment Trusts; Real Estate Joint Ventures; Real Estate Leasing; Real Estate Litigation; Real Estate Mediation; Real Estate Partnerships; Real Estate Restructuring; Real Estate Sales; Real Estate Secured Lending; Real Estate Securities; Real Estate Settlements; Real Estate Syndication; Real Estate Tax Appeals; Real Estate Tax Assessment; Real Estate Tax Foreclosure; Real Estate Tax Liens; Real Estate Taxation; Real Estate Title; Real Estate Title Examination; Real Estate Title Insurance; Real Estate Trade Association Law; Real Estate Valuation; Real Estate Workouts; Real Property; Real Property Acquisitions; Real Property Development; Real Property Finance; Residential Real Estate; Residential Real Estate Acquisitions; Residential Real Estate Development; Residential Real Estate Finance; Residential Real Estate Foreclosure; Residential Real Estate Sales; Right of Way Easements; Waterfront Development; Mergers and Acquisitions; Business Divestitures; International Merger Notification; International Mergers and Acquisitions; Leveraged Buyouts; Leveraged Acquisitions; Merger Reorganization; Mergers and Acquisitions Finance; Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation; Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Premerger Notification; Spin-Offs; Labor and Employment; Affirmative Action; Age Discrimination in Employment; Americans With Disabilities Act; Caregiver Discrimination; Child Labor Law; Civil Service; Collective Bargaining; Confidentiality Agreements; Covenants Not To Compete; Employee Discipline; Employee Leasing; Employee Drug Testing; Employee Privacy; Employee Rights; Employer Intentional Torts; Employer Liability; Employer Rights; Employment Arbitration; Employment Breach of Contract; Employment Civil Rights; Employment Claims; Employment Class Actions; Employment Contracts; Employment Defense; Employment Disability Discrimination; Employment Discrimination; Employment Law; Employment Litigation; Employment Mediation; Employment Practices Liability Insurance; Employment Rights; Employment Terminiation; Employment at Will; Equal Employment Opportunity Law; Executive Employment Law; Executive Severance Contracts; Executive Transfers; Fair Employment Practices; Fair Labor Standards; Family and Medical Leave Act; Federal Employment Law; Harassment; Human Resources Law; International Employment Contracts; International Labor Law; Labor Antitrust; Labor Arbitration; Labor Law; Labor Legislation; Labor Relations; Labor Strikes; Management Employment Law; Management Labor Law; Minimum Wage Law; National Labor Relations Act; Negligent Hiring; National Origin Discrimination; Noncompete Litigation; Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements; Outsourcing; Personnel Policies; Personnel Training; Pregnancy Discrimination; Prevailing Wage Litigation; Public Sector Collective Bargaining; Public Sector Employment Law; Public Sector Labor Relations; Reductions in Force; Restrictive Covenants; Retaliatory Discharge; Security Clearances; Sexual Harassment; Title VII Discrimination; Unfair Labor Practices; Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Union Contract Negotiations; Union Elections; Union Labor Law; Union Organization; WARN Act; Wage and Hour Class Actions; Wage and Hour Law; Whistleblower Litigation; Workplace Violence; Wrongful Termination; Wrongful Termination Defense; Commercial Law; Commercial Arbitration; Commercial Bad Faith; Commercial Constitutional Law; Commercial Crimes; Commercial Fraud; Commercial Liability; Commercial Mediation; Commercial Torts; Commercial Transactions; Commercial Transfers; Commercial Trusts; Complex Commercial Litigation; International Commercial Arbitration; International Commercial Law; International Sale of Goods; Negotiable Instruments; Retail Liability; Sale of Goods; Secured Transactions; Uniform Commercial Code; Warehousing.

Year Established: 1999

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