Mancebo Law works jointly with its clients in order to prevent litigation; however, when a litigation issue does arise, we stand committed to providing our clients with the highest caliber legal representation
Aggressive. Efficient. Focused.
These are the words that best describe our philosophy toward litigation. At Mancebo Law, we prefer to consult with our clients in the beginning stages of a contested matter to review and discuss potential strategies, and evaluate the costs and benefits associated with each option. From day one we are analyzing the most effective ways to resolve the dispute while developing trial strategies should they be necessary.
Put simply, our focus and objective is to provide a superior result in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Mancebo Law has learned through experience that most cases can be won – or settled favorably – by developing highly focused, innovative and cost-conscious litigation strategies, from the inception of the case through resolution.
Our experience in litigation includes the following:
We are well-versed in disputes involving businesses and the relationships of individuals to those businesses. We believe in advising businesses about various types of risks and evaluating the risks of undertaking or defending a lawsuit or other proceeding. These disputes can involve settlement conferences, mediation, arbitration, litigation, administrative proceedings and occasionally proceedings before other tribunals. We routinely counsel clients on breach of contract, contract defense and breach of fiduciary duty issues.
Construction Law and Litigation
Construction-related disputes are serious issues faced daily by construction and architectural design firms, contractors, sub-trades and material suppliers, governmental agencies, real estate development companies and owners of real estate portfolios. Our Construction Law and Litigation Practice Group has extensive experience in the resolution of complex claims, helping clients manage and control litigation and arbitration costs and avoid unnecessary court action whenever possible. A full range of services is offered to owners, general contractors, construction managers, sureties, engineers, architects, subcontractors and material suppliers. We have successfully guided clients through matters such as: building envelope failures, water intrusion, and mold issues; contract drafting and negotiations; project dispute resolution procedures including dispute resolution boards, mediation and arbitration; breach of contract claims; claims alleging design and construction errors and omissions; claims for extras, delay, acceleration, disruption, loss of productivity and out-of-sequence work; and construction lien and bond disputes. Our objective is always to provide resources, responsiveness, results and superior client service.
Consumer Financial Services Litigation
Mancebo Law’s clients benefit from Mr. Mancebo’s experience serving as counsel to numerous financial services organizations with operations in Florida. We have worked with locally-based community banks, large regional banks, lenders and loan servicers, as well as some of the largest financial institutions in the world.
We understand the issues that surround the financial services industry. Challenges raised by more aggressive borrower’s counsel as well as Florida courts that have become more receptive to borrower’s technical arguments require lender’s counsel to proactively address any systemic weakness in their client’s standard procedures. When these challenges are faced, we stand ready to step in and guide our clients and their personnel through the process.
Laws and regulations are being changed and passed at a frantic pace. Our attorneys are well versed in federal and state statutes and regulations affecting the financial services industry. These include the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and its Florida counterpart (which unlike the Federal Act, applies to creditors as well as debt collectors), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Real Estate Litigation
Mancebo Law has handled a large variety of real estate and business transaction, representing buyers, sellers, and lenders of all types and sizes. Unfortunately, disputes arise from time to time. We counsel our real estate clients on ways to prevent litigation from ever happening in the first place, but when a litigation issue does arise, we stand committed to providing our clients with the best legal representation available. We concentrate in resolving disputes involving all aspects of the sale, development and financing of real property. Many of these matters generally fall into the following areas of law: Foreclosure and Deed-in-lieu of Foreclosure; Contract Disputes involving the Sale of Real Property; Lease Defaults and Injunctive Relief; Broker Commission Disputes; Landlord/Tenant Issues; and Lis Pendens Issues. In the event that you or your company faces a dispute involving real property in Florida, we invite you to consider our experience and credentials.