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FoundationNews & AnnouncementsNon-Profit
March 26, 2020

Ayala’s Team Represents the New Foundation in Honor of Former Colleague and Friend Dayana Nogareda Esq.

  We are proud to announce that we will be representing the DAYANA NOGAREDA-FIOL FOUNDATION, a foundation created to continue the legacy of former attorney and friend of the firm, Dayana Nogareda, Esq. As stated, by Attorney Maura, “I was a close friend of the family for many years. I have seen Dayana’s character, grit, and passion for those in most legal need, and that…
BusinessNews & Announcements
March 23, 2020

Ayala Sues American Express for Recalling Already-Earned Payment to Its Contractor-Client

Ayala files lawsuit against American Express and a contractor for damages caused by recalling a processed payment for services already delivered to the contractor-defendant. In the lawsuit, Ayala alleges that American Express, without any verification, or due diligence of any kind, took the side of the contractor-defendant and recalled a payment already approved for Ayala’s client. As stated by Attorney Maura, “we are proud to…
immigrationNews & Announcements
March 20, 2020

Important Immigration Repercussions of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has had some important repercussions in the immigration world. Travel bans, applications for visas halted, hearings suspended, immigrants stranded. Below you can find some of the recent updates from some of the most important government agencies related to immigration. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) One of the major rules implemented by this administration was the Public Charge Rule. The Rule…
CoronavirusNews & Announcements
March 13, 2020

Coronavirus Facts: What You Should And What You Should Not Worry About

Unfortunately the Coronavirus has invaded every aspect of our lives and turned it around drastically in a matter of days. In this environment, it is important to make decisions based on facts rather than speculation. What is a virus? A virus is a microscopical biological entity that reproduces inside cells of a living host. Once they infect the cells of the host, it reproduces at…
Class ActionIllegal TowingLitigation
March 7, 2020

Florida Judge Certifies a Class of Hundreds of Owners Whose Vehicles Were Towed by American Towing of Miami

On March 6, 2020, a Florida judge certified a class of nearly 300 hundred vehicle owners whose vehicles were towed by American Towing of Miami (American), a south Florida towing company. The case was field originally in July 2018 in county court and then transferred to circuit court in March 2019. After overcoming innumerable hurdles and the defense dilatory tactics, Ayala was able to prevail…
In the News
March 3, 2020

Spanish Legal News Lexlatin.com Publishes Article of Ayala’s Attorney Regarding Benefits of Having a Subsidiary in the US.

The legal news site lexlatin.com published article in Spanish of attorney Eduardo A. Maura regarding the advantages and disadvantages for South American businesses of establishing a subsidiary in the United States. In the article, Maura highlights benefits such as access to the US courts, forum selection clauses, potential access to business visas, and strategic positioning in a reputable market such as the U.S. Disadvantages include…
BusinessNews & Announcements
February 21, 2020

How Can I Protect My Small business From Lawsuits?—Insurance (Part IV).

In this part IV of the “how can I protect my small business from lawsuits” articles, I focus on insurance. How can having insurance protect me from lawsuits? It may not, but at least the insurance could pay for the lawsuit—sometimes. When any of the things mentioned in Part I, II, or III of my recommendations to protect your business from lawsuits do not work,…
Civil TheftNews & Announcements
February 14, 2020

Ayala Obtains a $202,921 Judgment, Including Attorney’s Fees and Costs, in Civil Theft Lawsuit in Florida.

Ayala obtained a $202,921 judgment in a lawsuit filed in Circuit Court in Broward County Florida, against a so called real estate “investment advisor” who defrauded Ayala’s Client. The lawsuit alleged that “ . . . held themselves out to be experienced real estate investors and investment advisers able to purchase foreclosures properties at auction, and sell them at large profits.” Under the guise of…
BusinessIn the NewslawyerNews & Announcements
February 7, 2020

How can I Protect My Small Business From Lawsuits? —Layering (Part III).

In this part III of the “how can I protect my small business from lawsuits” articles, I focus on layering. What do I mean by layering? You can have, for example, a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and you, the human, be the owner of 100% of it. That type of ownership structure will give you the least protection possible. The law treats this type of…
BusinessContractInvestmentsLawsuitlawyerNews & Announcements
January 28, 2020

How Can I Protect My Small Business From Lawsuits? —Separation (Part II).

By Eduardo A. Maura. Out of the many things I tell small business owners, when they ask me how to protect their businesses, separation is high in my list of recommendations. But what do I mean by separation? What I mean is, separate your business from yourself or your family or your other businesses. It is quite common that small business owners are the managers…
Breach of ContractBusinessCivil ActionsContractInvestmentslawyerLitigationNews & Announcements
January 22, 2020

How Can I Protect My Small Business From Lawsuits?—Compliance (Part I).

By Eduardo A. Maura. I’ve represented dozens of small businesses throughout the years. The main concern or question I am asked is still: How do I protect my business from lawsuits? The first thing that comes to mind is compliance. It is extremely important that businesses comply with all laws, regulations, and codes. Oftentimes, during litigation, litigants will use any violations of the law, ordinance,…
Agricultural LitigationBreach of ContractBusinessCivil ActionsLawsuitlawyerLitigationNews & AnnouncementsSeed Litigation
December 21, 2019

Ayala Defeats Motion for Summary Judgment in Contentious Defective Seeds Case in the Central District of California

Ayala defeated the Defendant Corona Seeds’ Motion for Summary Judgement (MSJ). An MSJ is a request to the court in which the party moving argues that there are no factual issues in dispute, and the judge, rather than the jury, should decide the case in its favor. In the case, Ayala’s clients, two Peruvian growers, allege that they were sold defective seeds from the defendant…

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Honesty, Work Ethic, and Value.

Because we value honesty and integrity. We don’t take shortcuts. At Ayala, you can be sure that you will always have the most honest legal opinion about your case, even if that means not having you as a client. We will review your record and give you an opinion based on rigorous analysis of the facts and many years of experience helping people and small businesses. Also, we will not sacrifice our integrity even in the face of opposing parties’ questionable ethics. We will take the longer, harder, ethical approach.

Because we take pride in our work ethic and we put it at your service. At Ayala, we strive to create a culture and work environment that minimizes any error based on lack of effort, lack of attention to detail, or lack of work—period. We strongly believe that for what you pay for your case, a strong work ethic and competence are the minimum you should get. At the same time, the combination of hard work and competence is what has historically made us obtain successful results for our clients.

Because we believe we add real value to our cases by either winning them or putting you in the best position to win. While other firms take pride on taking your calls, we take pride in adding real value to your case through hard work and strategic, intelligent approach focused on the end result—not billing. We believe that for the dollars you pay us, we add value to your particular problem. To us, the best customer service is: results.

Finally, we are a law firm of immigrants, and while that alone does not make us better than anyone, our immigration history is in our DNA. The struggles and sacrifices of coming to this country as immigrants, without resources or basic knowledge of the language, have forged our soul and legal character. We put, whatever that has given us in terms of resilience, to work for your case. We strongly support immigrant entrepreneurship and small businesses. We want to be a reliable, accessible and affordable source of legal support for entrepreneurs and immigrants.

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