Adjustment of Status
  • Adjustment of Status through Marriage
    If you entered the United States legally (whether you still have legal status or not) and married a United States Citizen, then you could be eligible to adjust status, i.e.: obtain your green card through marriage without leaving the United States.
  • Adjustment of status through a parent-child petition:
    If you are an unmarried, under 21 years of age child of a United States Citizen, and came to the country legally, you could be eligible to adjust status without leaving the US through a petition from your US citizen father. Similarly if you are over 21 years old and file a petition for your parents to live in this country and your parents entered the country legally, they could be eligible to adjust status without leaving the United States.
Green Card Through Family Petition
Consular Processing
This is the process of bringing a family member from abroad for him/her to live permanently in the US. Whether it is your spouse, parent, child, brother or sister, this is the process suitable for your family member that is still abroad.
Fiancé/Fiancée Visas
If you want to get married to your foreign fiancé/fiancée, you could bring her/him to the United States with a fiancé visa. Once in the United States, you have 90 days to marry your fiancé/fiancée and after that she/he can file for adjustment of status.
Business Visas (E, L, H)
  • E-1
    • The E-1 “Treaty Trader” visa is designed for business owners, business managers, and employees who have to stay in the U.S. for prolonged periods of time to oversee or work for an enterprise that is engaged in trade between the U.S. and the treaty country which qualified the treaty trader for the E-1 designation. For a list of eligible countries see: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/treaty.html
  • E-2
    • The E-2 “Treaty Investors” visa is ideal for a person who is a citizen or national of a treaty country and who wishes to enter the U.S. solely to develop and direct the operation of an enterprise in which he or she has invested, or is in the process of investing a substantial amount of capital. http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/treaty.html
  • L1A
    • The L-1A nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States.  This classification also enables a foreign company, which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an executive or manager to the United States with the purpose of establishing one.
Green Card Through Investment
Green Card Through Employment
If you have a reasonable fear that your life or freedom will be threatened in your country because of something you cannot change in your life, then you might be able to apply for asylum. It is important that, if you are in the United States already, you apply within one year from entering the country. We can help you with the entire process from beginning to end.
Deportation Defense
Other Visas
  • U Visa
    • The U visa was designed for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. This is a powerful visa. If you were helpful to an investigation and the crime you were victim of qualifies, you might be eligible. Unless you have certain crime of your own for which there is no waiver, you could qualify for a waiver, which is filed simultaneously with the U visa application.
  • O Visa
    • The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.

Real Estate

Residential Closings
The purchase of a home or condo involves a substantial amount of money. The transaction can be burdensome. We want to make sure we (1) ease the per se complications of a real estate purchase and (2) protect you. At Ayala, in partnership with Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, we can help make sure you are getting the cleanest, most protective title policy for the title of your home.
Commercial Closings
Commercial Closings are unique. Whether your business is purchasing or selling a warehouse, an empty land, or an entire new building, the transaction involves a lot of money, and needs to be carefully reviewed at every step. Ayala has handled purchase and sale of warehouses, large acres of empty land and entire apartment buildings. We have experience in commercial closings and can guide you through the process. We can draft your purchase and sale contract, issue your title commitment, act as your escrow agent and issue a comprehensive title policy that will protect your purchase.
Refinances are, for title purposes, like t the purchase and sale of a property. Your new lender will want to make sure your title is clean, free of legal claims. Having a good real estate lawyer and title agent can make the difference when dealing with difficult lenders. Many times, lenders not experienced in real estate title work take issue on things in title that are fixable, but that can jeopardize your re-finance transaction.
Complex Real Estate Transactions
Quiet Title Actions
Normally properties obtained through a tax deed go through a quiet title (“cleaning title”) before they can be sold. The goal is to wipe out prior liens so the property goes clean to the new buyer. Other circumstances, like two owners claiming title to the same property can also give rise to quiet title and it may be a useful legal tool for your if you have a title subject to claims of others.
Evictions can be a simple or an extremely complicated process. We have had evictions turn into challenges to the validity of the Landlord’s title. It is important that your eviction lawyer is experienced in Real Estate law to handle any challenges to your action for possession or damages. Our eviction services, backed by our Real Estate litigation practice works to assure you that everything will go as smooth as possible.
Broker Representation
You are a real estate sales agent or broker; you are the procuring cause of a sale and seller does not want to pay your hard-earned commission. We can help you recover that hard-earned commission. Our familiarity with real estate transactions and litigation puts us in unique position to help you obtain your payment.

Business Services

Business Purchase and Sale
Shareholder and Operating Agreements
Lease Drafting or Review
Contract Drafting
Asset Protection and Restructuring
Customer and Business Screening


Commercial Disputes
Small and Medium businesses face, just like consumers, abuse or unfair treatment from bigger, unscrupulous businesses. When this happens, it is important to take swift action first, to reduce damages, and second to put the other party on notice; to send a strong message. It is important that as a business you are protected from abuse by other businesses by a competent lawyer. We have represented dozens of small businesses in commercial disputes in mediation, arbitration or when necessary, litigation. It is important that you rely in an experienced attorney that can navigate the ever-difficult legal world for your business. At Ayala, we not only have the expertise and team to take your case all the way through trial, but we are passionate about small businesses and that passion inevitably energizes the service we give you, making us more active, efficient, and resilient lawyers for you. Contact us if you have a business dispute.
Contractual Disputes
Shareholders Disputes
Shareholder Derivative Actions
Real Estate and Title Disputes
Property and Insurance Claims
Illegal Towing
Anyone towing a vehicle in Florida without the consent of the owner must comply with the requirements of Florida Statutes Section 715.07. If you park and your car was towed when you came back, contact the local police department to report the vehicle as missing. Local law enforcement will be able to tell you whether your vehicle has been towed and, if so, which towing company towed the vehicle and where your vehicle is stored. If your vehicle was damaged in the towing process, you may recover the costs to repair your vehicle. The Statutes also require that the towing company store your vehicle within 10 miles of the towing site. If your vehicle was taken to a storage location more than 10 miles from the location of the tow, your rights may have been violated. If you believe you were not parked illegally, contact our office.
Landlord-Tenant Disputes
Construction Litigation
Consumer Finance Litigation
PACA Administrative Actions
Seed and Agriculture Litigation
Condominium Association Law