Attorney Manny Avila, Esq. has over 26 years legal practice experience. He is available to assist clients as general legal counsel and principal attorney for their legal representation needs.
Consistently throughout his legal career, Avila has very successfully represented numerous major corporate businesses, as well as medium to small business entities and individuals in a broad range of legal matters. While his legal practice concentrates in the fields of civil litigation, transactional/corporate representation and business immigration, attorney Avila and his associated attorneys offer a full range of legal practice services, including personal injury claims (plaintiff and defense work), collection of final judgment awards, real estate transactions, wage claims, immigration court deportation proceedings, criminal defense and high net-worth dissolution of marriage legal representation.
Attorney Manny Avila graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with honors in the top 10% of his class and, before forming his own law firm, he worked for major national and regional law firms practicing both corporate, transactional and litigation legal representation.
Commencing his professional practice with the national law firm of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey, Avila represented the U.S. federal governmental agencies the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) and the Resolution Trust Corporation (“RTC”) in the sale of multi-million dollar real estate holdings, including shopping centers, entire condominium development projects and commercial land deals.
Avila has also represented major financial institutions, such as New York Life Insurance and Aid Association For Lutherans, in their complex commercial real estate transactions. Attorney Avila will represent you in creation of business entities, shareholder agreements, operating agreements and all varieties of business contracts. In cases involving shareholder disputes or employment disputes, Attorney Avila has also represented international institutions and local businesses for the separation from those businesses of officers, directors and shareholders (“business divorce”).
In the field of civil litigation, working with national law firms and major regional law firms, Attorney Avila has represented many national insurance companies, including State Farm, Zurich, Scottsdale, Chubb and Travelers Insurance. He has represented clients in disputes between the insurance carrier and the insured (“first party litigation”) and also in cases where an insurance carrier is or may be contractually responsible for payment of a claim (“third party litigation”).
He had primary responsibility for insurance defense litigation representing the insurance carriers referenced above, as well as major U.S. companies such as The Hertz Corp., PepsiCo, and General Cinema Beverages, involving personal injury, product liability, and breach of contract litigation. Thus, Attorney Avila can represent clients in any form of insurance claims and in litigation where a client has suffered major injury to their person or to their property, as well as cases where a client requires defense from legal liability. Attorney Avila has represented clients in all forms of personal injury litigation, from simple slip and fall cases all the way to wrongful death lawsuits and appeals to the appellate courts.
Attorney Avila has represented businesses and individuals in all forms of contract creation as well as breach of contract in contract litigation, fraud claims, claims for unfair and deceptive practices, judgment collection actions and requests for temporary and permanent injunctive relief. In these legal fields, he has represented the Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Miami, international companies, financial institutions, commercial lenders/factors, building contractors, restaurants, telecommunications companies, commercial/residential service companies, professional associations, condominium associations, members of corporate boards of directors, high net-worth individuals, and minor aged children whose legal rights required protection.