RELATIONSHIP WITH CLIENTS
The firm provides high-quality, individualized legal service to its clients. We work closely with each client to understand the practical aspects of their business, which enables us to provide them sound, practical advice and services adapted to their individual needs.
Our earliest clients were principally from Latin America, primarily Colombia and Venezuela. The firm’s practice has now expanded, and we represent clients from countries throughout the world. Our principal office is located in Miami, Florida, with affiliate relationships in Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.
WHAT OUR ATTORNEYS CAN PROVIDE OUR CLIENTS
Our firm’s lawyers have extremely diverse backgrounds. We are fluent in the languages and are familiar with the cultures of our clients’ native countries. Our attorneys speak Spanish, Portuguese, German and French. More importantly, we have lived, studied and worked in Europe and various Latin American countries. We not only speak the languages conversationally, but are able to negotiate and draft legal documents in these languages. Lawyers of the firm have been employed by the United States Government, both in Washington D.C. and overseas, with foreign governments, and with international organizations. When a transaction involves foreign law, the firm can call upon lawyers throughout the world with whom it maintains close relationships.
Because we understand our clients’ wish to be able to budget for legal expenses, we are prepared to discuss the costs of our legal services per project in advance and to provide a reasonable, accurate estimate of total fees and costs to be charged. The firm customarily charges on an hourly or a per project rate for its services. In all cases, our goal is to hold fees to a minimum consistent with providing the highest quality of legal representation.
PRINCIPAL PRACTICE AREAS
IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY
Services provided include: Advice and counseling regarding United States Immigration and Naturalization procedures and the alternatives available to those who wish to live and work in the U.S.; assistance in preparing the appropriate visa petitions and in structuring new business enterprises in the U.S.; assistance in connection with the USCIS or Consular processing of visa applications.
BUSINESS AND CORPORATE
Services provided include: Assistance to foreign companies in forming subsidiaries and representative offices in the U.S.; as well as corporate counseling for commercial operations; assistance in the areas of trademark registration and licensing; taxation and real estate transactions.
Services provided include: Representation of foreign nationals investing in the United States and American clients investing abroad; advice and representation regarding technology licensing and assistance in project financing/funding through international organizations.
US Market Development
Is an International Business Development Consulting Firm and a division of J. David Peña & Associates based in Miami, Florida. US Market Development provides a full range of international business consulting services for clients interested in doing business in Latin America and Latin American clients interested in entering the US market. We assist companies interested in investing, manufacturing or opening an office or factory in the United States and vice versa. US Market Development specializes in guiding small, medium, and family-owned businesses to expand their operations from Latin America to the US and US companies to Latin America.