Practice Areas

Financial Industry Litigation

A large portion of our practice is devoted to financial institution litigation, as we represent banks, finance companies and financial institutions. We defend our institutional clients against all types of civil litigation, including receiverships, commercial lease litigation, ADA claims, insurance liability claims, and class action lawsuits. Our attorneys have experience in initiating litigation on behalf of our clients, including creditors’ actions in bankruptcies and commercial foreclosure claims.

General Civil Litigation

We handle a wide variety of civil litigation cases on behalf of financial institutions, real estate developers, businesses, and corporations. Whether we are advocating on behalf of clients in commercial mortgage foreclosure actions, bankruptcy suits, lease litigation, or contract disputes, we possess the skills and experience necessary to help our clients reach the most beneficial outcome.

Appellate Practice and Litigation Support

Our appellate attorneys provide litigation support at the trial level with the goal of preserving all appealable issues in detail. We defend our clients against appeals filed by opposing counsel and initiate appellate review of lower court decisions, when appropriate, to advance our clients’ interests.

Real Estate Litigation

Our lawyers have decades of experience representing banks and other financial institutions in all types of real estate litigation, including commercial mortgage foreclosures, commercial lease disputes, ADA claims, and receiverships.  Our focus is to provide efficient and cost-effective representation.

Bankruptcy

In today’s faltering economy, financial institutions often find themselves involved in the bankruptcy proceedings of corporations, developers, and other business entities.  We step in to enforce creditors’ rights through adversary proceedings, automatic stay litigation, and loan restructuring efforts.

Labor & Employment

We understand that our private and public sector clients of every size have pressing labor and employment needs that require timely, real world business-oriented advice. We partner with our clients to ensure that they receive that practical advice when dealing with one of their largest assets, employees.  We also understand that today’s workforce is extremely diverse and have in turn hired diverse attorneys to provide pro-active and strategic counseling, train management and employees (in English and Spanish), conduct internal investigations (in English and Spanish), and conduct employment-related audits where requested.

Banking & Municipal Finance

Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo has extensive expertise in representing a wide array of banking and financial institutions in connection with all their lending and servicing matters including loan originations and credit facilities of all sizes and complexities, loan purchases and sales with other financial institutions, loan workouts and resolutions with borrowers on troubled loans, as well as advising banks on legal issues related to banking operations. Additionally, the firm has served as lender’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, bond counsel, and issuer’s counsel in connection with some of the most significant South Florida municipal finance transactions during the last 20 years.

Real Estate & Real Estate Finance

Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo’s Real Estate practice group provides a broad spectrum of legal services across virtually all real estate sectors and serves its investor and institutional clients in the core real estate areas of land acquisitions and sales, project development and construction, capital market financing, portfolio lending, commercial leasing and property management. LGP’s real estate practice encompasses the representation of local, national, and international banks and financial institutions, real estate developers, deal sponsors and syndicators, real estate investment trusts, private equity funds, foreign national investors, retailers, property managers and hospitality operating and management companies.

Corporate & Business

Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo’s Corporate and Business practice provides a broad range of legal services from selecting the appropriate type of entity to planning exit strategies and everything in between during the life cycle of a business. Whether a business is seeking capital, creating new strategic alliances, planning business succession or attempting a corporate or financial restructuring, LGP’s experienced attorneys guide its clients through the legal and business issues at hand with an understanding of the client’s business and the industry in which they operate. Our corporate attorneys serve as counsel to numerous Fortune 500 companies and other public companies, privately-held companies and family-owned businesses and frequently serve as special counsel to other law firms throughout the United States on corporate transactions of all levels of sophistication and complexity. LGP’s attorneys focus on providing its clients with added value by providing superior legal counsel and practical solutions to effectively complete a transaction and get the best deal for their clients.