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Real Estate

Ayala Obtains $350,000 Settlement for its Client in Four-Year-Old Eviction Turned Quiet-Title Dispute

In a case that started as a simple eviction for possession back in 2017, and after numerous hearings, briefs, and appeals, Ayala finally reached a settlement for its client. Originally, after Ayala’s client filed for eviction, the tenant/defendant’s counterclaimed in the eviction case alleging—to our client’s surprise—that they were the actual owners of the property. This defense alone created a plethora of jurisdictional challenges, transfers,…
Ayala Law P.A.
September 16, 2021
Civil Litigation

Ayala’s Settlement in Multimillion Dollar PPE Scam Featured in Law360.com

Ayala’s settlement in multimillion-dollar PPE scam was featured in renowned legal site law360.com. The Complaint in the case alleges that Apex Distribution LLC and its partners (lead by Defendant Hector Alvarez) conspired to induce Plaintiffs to invest two million dollars in a PPE scam. The Complaint further alleges that after numerous demands for an accounting of the funds and the return of the same, Defendants gave…
Ayala Law P.A.
September 16, 2021
Immigration

Low-Investment Visa Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs Wanting to Establish in the U.S.

Most people have heard about the EB-5 visa which requires $500,000 or 1 Million (depending on where the investment is made) to immigrate to the United States. In addition to the large capital investment, the EB-5 program requires that the business creates 10 employment positions for US citizens; quite a difficult task. Most of the time, the amount required to present an approvable visa is…
Ayala Law P.A.
September 3, 2021
Remolque

Estafas de Remolque: lo Que Debe Saber Sobre las Tácticas Engañosas de las Empresas de Remolque en el Sur de Florida

Ser remolcado es un evento traumático. Es posible que este yendo a dejar a su hijo en la escuela para luego encontrarse que no esta su auto. Hoy, discutimos una táctica ilegal común que vemos en las compañías de remolque cuando los consumidores van a recoger su vehículo después de un remolque. Imagina que te remolcan (legal o ilegalmente, ese es un tema aparte) y…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 19, 2021
Wrongful Towing

Towing Scams – What You Must Know About Towing Companies Deceptive Tactics in South Florida

Being towed is a traumatic event. You may have been going to drop your child at school to then find yourself car-less. Today, we discuss a common illegal tactic we see from towing companies at the time consumers go to pick up their vehicle after a tow. Imagine you were towed (legally or illegally, that’s a separate topic) and you go pick up your vehicle.…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 19, 2021
Business

Does my U.S. Trademark Registration Protect My Mark in Puerto Rico? What You Need to Know

The Lanham (Trademark) Act enacted July 5, 1946,  (15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.) is the primary federal trademark law in the United States. Now, if you register a trademark in the U.S. under the Lanham Act, does that trademark protection apply in Puerto Rico? We explain below. Puerto Rico has a unique status in that it is not an independent country or part of the U.S. as a state. It is rather a…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 18, 2021
Consumer Protection

Ayala Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. for Its Deceptive Collection and “Late” Charges Practices

Ayala filed a Class Action lawsuit on behalf of its client against California Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. (CPS). In the Complaint, Ayala’s client alleges that CPS consistently charges “late fees” even though consumers pay their car payments before the paying deadline. Because CPS processes the payments after that, CPS slams consumers with late fees on already unfair and one-sided car loans. The Complaint also alleges…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 6, 2021
Business

Difference Between Member-Managed and Manager-Managed LLC – What You Need to Know.

    By Cooper Eisinger. When forming your new limited liability company (“LLC”), one of your first tasks is to decide whether it will be a “member-managed LLC” or a “manager-managed LLC.” In a member-managed LLC, all members (owners) of the LLC actively engage in the day-to-day operations of the LLC and run the LLC. In a manager-managed LLC, members of the LLC choose to…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 4, 2021
Civil Litigation

Ayala Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Marina Palms Residences for Years of Overcharge in Transfer fees

Ayala filed a Class Action lawsuit on behalf of its client against Marina Palms Residence North Condominium Association Inc. (Marina Palms), for overcharging transfer fees during the years. Under Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes, condominiums may not charge more than $100 per applicant “in connection with the sale, mortgage, lease, sublease, or other transfer of a unit.” §718.112(2)(I). For many years, Marina Palms has…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 23, 2021