MAF Lawyers are skilled in litigation, arbitration, investigations and will deploy that experience to help you devise the best strategies.

We have the local knowledge to apply the regulatory, economic, political and cultural context to legal issues and develop case strategies. We regularly handle technically challenging and complex multi-jurisdictional matters. Our global reach allows us to provide you with fully integrated teams and consistent quality wherever you do business. We work with you to manage potential risk and implement the most effective solutions to reduce costly escalation. We aim to solve complex business disputes as swiftly and effectively as possible and provide solutions which are aligned with your business objectives.

 

Corporate Law

MAF  Lawyers deals with the formation and operation of corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. Because corporate law is fundamentelly intertwined with commercial and contract law, it is imperative that any business entity has adequate legal counsel.

Residential Lending

MAF has represented  commercial lenders for over 10 years. We regularly provide guidance to lending institutions in documenting and securing various commercial and residential loan transactions including short sales, foreclosure, and real estate owned (REO). We prepare and negotiate commitment letters and engagement letters, as well as provide review of corporate documents. We see to it that our clients have structured their loans properly and are adequately protected. We regularly assist in financing that is secured with real estate, personal property, agricultural assets, accounts and securities.

Residential Real Estate

Buying a house is the everybody dream. For many people, this will also be the largest financial transaction of their lives. It may even be some client's first encounter with an attorney.

Real Estate Attorneys at MAF helps buyers, sellers and landlords with residential real estate transaction services, such as contracts, leases, title reviews and closings. From the initial contract signing to closing, our team’s individualized attention to our clients' needs is what consistently exceeds their expectations. We work with your realtor, lender or title company to ensure your transaction proceeds as smoothly as possible. 

 

Business Transactions

The MAF  Law Group routinely acts as general counsel for partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. We provide clients with sound counsel and advocacy in contract matters, commercial real estate investments, as well as asset purchases, corporate filings, employment law, and government affairs. We are your one-stop shop when it comes to serving the legal needs of a new or existing company. Your priorities are our number one concern.

Property Management Representation

If you own rental property, you know that it has the potential to be a nasty business. Our attorneys are uniquely qualified to handle your investment property legal matters for you. Don’t let your business get out from under you! Contact us at the onset so that we may put our legal knowledge and experience to work for you.

Commercial Lending

Our team provides counsel to several prominent financial institutions. We advise and assist traditional banking institutions, pension funds, insurance companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, and other less-traditional lenders in structuring a wide variety of transactions. Because we take the time to learn our clients’ businesses, we develop an understanding of the strategies and objectives needed to properly represent both the lending client and its customers.

Wills, Trusts and Estates

An estate planning attorney ensures that in the event of incapacity or death, your financial and personal matters are handled responsibly and in accordance with your objectives at the lowest possible financial and emotional cost. If your estate plan is not well conceived and up-to-date, then the laws of Brazil  may determine how your assets will be distributed. Without adequate planning, the estate can be subject to unnecessarily high estate and income taxes and other costs. Without proper Medicaid planning, assets may be exhausted to pay for long-term care costs and other expenses. The MAF counsels clients in organizing and structuring their estates including preparing and reviewing wills, trusts and other estate planning tools. We counsel Brazilian Federal,State and Municipal executors and trustees on fiduciary duties, we serve as a trustee or estate administrator and we help estate executors and administrators navigate complex probate laws, as well as present matters before the surrogate’s court. Our goal is to ensure that our clients' needs, no matter how big or small, are met.

Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation involves business disputes. Business law is very comprehensive, and often includes negotiations, intellectual property protection, and other business matters that do not involve a conflict. Despite these differences, the terms commercial litigation law and business litigation law are often used interchangeably. While the focus is solely on business disputes, a wide range of litigation matters are included, such as business torts, commercial real estate, debt collection, and contract law. Parties in dispute could include past employees, competitors, vendors, suppliers, and other businesses. These types of cases often involve claims of fraud, employee contract disputes, and unfair competitive practices. The Marino Law Group is well-qualified to handle your business litigation matters for you. Let our knowledge and experience add value to your business.

Criminal Law Services
Our criminal practice focuses on keeping our clients (Foreign and Local) out of jail and keeping your criminal record clear. There are lawyers for every conceivable legal problem. However, if you are facing criminal charges, or you are under investigation, your legal situation is totally different than any other legal problem because it carries a potential jail sentence and/or criminal record which could be a part of your life forever. We are dedicated to providing quality and excellence to our clients while protecting your rights as a criminal defendant and ensuring you get the best possible defense for your case.

  • Post conviction relief

  • Narcotics Violations

  • Money Laundering

  • Theft

  • Sexual Assault

  • Domestic Violence

  • Assault & Battery

  • Alien Smuggling

  • Illegal re-entry after deportation

  • Juvenile Criminal Defense

 

Family Law Services

From resolving conflicts out of court by negotiation, mediation or some other process, to addressing issues that can’t be resolved by agreement in court, we focus on what is best for you.  We provide a broad range of services on family law issues including:

  • Petitions for divorce, legal separation or dissolving a family partnership

  • Temporary relief, such as financial restraints, financial support and use of family home

  • Parenting plans that address the needs of the children

  • Child support

  • Spousal support (maintenance)

  • Property division and property settlement agreementS

  • Restraining Orders

  • Modification of parenting plans

  • Adjustment of child support

  • Modification of child support

  • Estate Planning (Power of attorney, wills, health care directives)

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