We are a boutique law firm based in Miami, Florida focused on corporate and transactional law. We bring value to our clients by building sound legal structures and strategic relationships that ensure the growth and success of their business and investment ideas. We regularly structure and negotiate domestic and international business transactions for clients who invest in a variety of industries, including software and technology, media and entertainment, real estate financing and syndication, private equity funds and investment vehicles, and healthcare.
 

We are a boutique law firm based in Miami, Florida focused on corporate and transactional law. We bring value to our clients by building sound legal structures and strategic relationships that ensure the growth and success of their business and investment ideas. We regularly structure and negotiate domestic and international business transactions for clients who invest in a variety of industries, including software and technology, media and entertainment, real estate financing and syndication, private equity funds and investment vehicles, and healthcare.
 

SERVICES


SERVICES

software and technology

Every day, South Florida’s tech ecosystem grows by leaps and bounds. We advise a number of businesses that are helping to make South Florida a center for entrepreneurship and innovation.

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  • Key focus areas include:  Software sales and distribution, SasS contracts, software subscription agreements, API licensing and integration, trademark and copyright matters, and GDPR Compliance.
  • We develop successful strategies at every stage of a company’s growth, from inception all the way through to a sale or exit.
  • We want our clients to get the maximum benefit of our experience and strategic relationships in order for their business ideas to flourish.

private equity funds and investment vehicles

We regularly advise clients on matters such fund formation, parallel and feeder funds, asset acquisition and sale, compliance, investor matters, finance and recapitalizations, fund administration, and fund exit.

details

  • We work closely with management in evaluating market analysis, deal structuring, and project management.
  • We are generally responsible for coordinating the due diligence process, the preparation and negotiation of all transaction documents, and advising on regulatory issues. 
  • We ensure that fund documents mitigate risk, facilitate growth, and are aligned with our client’s objectives and strategy.
  • Recent private equity fund transactions have involved performing and non-performing commercial and residential mortgage loans, defaulted debt instruments, distressed real estate assets, litigation financing, venture capital investing, qualified opportunity zones, and crowdfunding. 
  • Portfolio investments have included real estate and non-real estate assets, complex commercial loans and loan workouts, and commercial leasing. These have involved a variety of assets, such as office buildings, apartment complexes, hotels, warehouses, and development properties.

startups and early stage companies

One of the great lessons we have learned over the years is that there is tremendous value for startups and emerging businesses to have sound legal advice at the earliest stages. This not only helps to protect our clients’ interests, but also facilitates scalability, growth, and innovation. The choices you make during the early stage of a business can have significant long term consequences. It is therefore very important to have sound legal advice so that you start your business the right way. We often work with our startup and early stage clients in order to find acceptable fee arrangements and cost efficient solutions to their needs.
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healthcare

A number of our clients own or have invested in a variety of healthcare related businesses. We work closely with them and their healthcare attorneys in order to structure deals in a way that ensures both financial growth and compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.

details

  • Our healthcare transactions have included the merger, acquisition, sale, and consolidation of primary care medical centers and networks, the structuring of joint venture agreements among a variety of providers, and the development of managed care networks in a variety of areas.
  • Currently, our clients have invested in and manage sleep centers, hospitals, and over 100 primary care physician practices throughout the country.

venture capital and strategic partnerships

Venture capital investing and strategic partnerships are only ever successful if they are evaluated and structured correctly.

details

  • Determine the right structure for our client’s investments and strategic alliances
  • Significant experience in drafting many private placement memos and as well as applicable securities laws
  • Relationship management with attorneys and businesses across the world that can help our clients find not only the right structure, but the right partners

media and entertainment

We have negotiated agreements on behalf of production companies, distributors, actors, TV personalities, writers, artists, and not-for profit organizations in matters involving film, television, music, sports, art sales, and live entertainment.

details

  • We advise our clients on legal matters related to the entertainment they produce, such deal structure, financing, development, and intellectual property protection.  
  • Our clients have produced some of the most successful live musical events in South Florida and are an integral part of South Florida’s growing film and television industry. 
  • Recent transactions include the formation of a Chinese Art Fair during Art Basel, the negotiation of all aspects of one of a successful music festival in South Florida, the acquisition by a major Hollywood studio of film rights to recently published book, and licensing rights for a successful fashion brand based in Miami.

real estate financing and syndication

We have advised clients on numerous transactions involving the acquisition, sale, and financing of real estate, complex commercial loans and loan workouts, and commercial leasing.

details

  • Transactions have involved a variety of performing and non-performing commercial and residential mortgage loans, defaulted debt instruments, and distressed real estate assets, such as office buildings, apartment complexes, hotels, warehouses, and development properties.

dispute resolution

Turning ideas into successful enterprises can be a tricky business. By taking a practical approach to both business and the law, we help clients anticipate problems before they happen and deal with business disputes if they arise.

details

  • We have represented clients many times in both state and federal court and before a number of arbitration bodies, including the American Arbitration Association. 
  • When necessary, we manage litigation counsel on behalf of our clients and always work to finding practical, cost effective solutions.

outside general counsel

We act as outside general counsel to a number of small to mid-sized companies based primarily in South Florida. In addition to the ongoing representation, when necessary, we manage specialized outside counsel on behalf of our clients.

details

  • Fees for general counsel services can be hourly, fixed fee, or monthly retainer.
  • We do not believe in traditional Big Law billing practices and are happy to work with our clients to agree upon mutually acceptable fee arrangements.

software and technology

Every day, South Florida’s tech ecosystem grows by leaps and bounds. We advise a number of businesses that are helping to make South Florida a center for entrepreneurship and innovation.

details

  • Key focus areas include:  Software sales and distribution, SasS contracts, software subscription agreements, API licensing and integration, trademark and copyright matters, and GDPR Compliance.
  • We develop successful strategies at every stage of a company’s growth, from inception all the way through to a sale or exit.
  • We want our clients to get the maximum benefit of our experience and strategic relationships in order for their business ideas to flourish.

private equity funds and investment vehicles

We regularly advise clients on matters such fund formation, parallel and feeder funds, asset acquisition and sale, compliance, investor matters, finance and recapitalizations, fund administration, and fund exit.

details

  • We work closely with management in evaluating market analysis, deal structuring, and project management.
  • We are generally responsible for coordinating the due diligence process, the preparation and negotiation of all transaction documents, and advising on regulatory issues. 
  • We ensure that fund documents mitigate risk, facilitate growth, and are aligned with our client’s objectives and strategy.
  • Recent private equity fund transactions have involved performing and non-performing commercial and residential mortgage loans, defaulted debt instruments, distressed real estate assets, litigation financing, venture capital investing, qualified opportunity zones, and crowdfunding. 
  • Portfolio investments have included real estate and non-real estate assets, complex commercial loans and loan workouts, and commercial leasing. These have involved a variety of assets, such as office buildings, apartment complexes, hotels, warehouses, and development properties.

startups and early stage companies

One of the great lessons we have learned over the years is that there is tremendous value for startups and emerging businesses to have sound legal advice at the earliest stages. This not only helps to protect our clients’ interests, but also facilitates scalability, growth, and innovation. The choices you make during the early stage of a business can have significant long term consequences. It is therefore very important to have sound legal advice so that you start your business the right way. We often work with our startup and early stage clients in order to find acceptable fee arrangements and cost efficient solutions to their needs.
See more

healthcare

A number of our clients own or have invested in a variety of healthcare related businesses. We work closely with them and their healthcare attorneys in order to structure deals in a way that ensures both financial growth and compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.

details

  • Our healthcare transactions have included the merger, acquisition, sale, and consolidation of primary care medical centers and networks, the structuring of joint venture agreements among a variety of providers, and the development of managed care networks in a variety of areas.
  • Currently, our clients have invested in and manage sleep centers, hospitals, and over 100 primary care physician practices throughout the country.

venture capital and strategic partnerships

Venture capital investing and strategic partnerships are only ever successful if they are evaluated and structured correctly.

details

  • Determine the right structure for our client’s investments and strategic alliances
  • Significant experience in drafting many private placement memos and as well as applicable securities laws
  • Relationship management with attorneys and businesses across the world that can help our clients find not only the right structure, but the right partners

media and entertainment

We have negotiated agreements on behalf of production companies, distributors, actors, TV personalities, writers, artists, and not-for profit organizations in matters involving film, television, music, sports, art sales, and live entertainment.

details

  • We advise our clients on legal matters related to the entertainment they produce, such deal structure, financing, development, and intellectual property protection.  
  • Our clients have produced some of the most successful live musical events in South Florida and are an integral part of South Florida’s growing film and television industry. 
  • Recent transactions include the formation of a Chinese Art Fair during Art Basel, the negotiation of all aspects of one of a successful music festival in South Florida, the acquisition by a major Hollywood studio of film rights to recently published book, and licensing rights for a successful fashion brand based in Miami.

real estate financing and syndication

We have advised clients on numerous transactions involving the acquisition, sale, and financing of real estate, complex commercial loans and loan workouts, and commercial leasing.

details

  • Transactions have involved a variety of performing and non-performing commercial and residential mortgage loans, defaulted debt instruments, and distressed real estate assets, such as office buildings, apartment complexes, hotels, warehouses, and development properties.

dispute resolution

Turning ideas into successful enterprises can be a tricky business. By taking a practical approach to both business and the law, we help clients anticipate problems before they happen and deal with business disputes if they arise.

details

  • We have represented clients many times in both state and federal court and before a number of arbitration bodies, including the American Arbitration Association. 
  • When necessary, we manage litigation counsel on behalf of our clients and always work to finding practical, cost effective solutions.

outside general counsel

We act as outside general counsel to a number of small to mid-sized companies based primarily in South Florida. In addition to the ongoing representation, when necessary, we manage specialized outside counsel on behalf of our clients.

details

  • Fees for general counsel services can be hourly, fixed fee, or monthly retainer.
  • We do not believe in traditional Big Law billing practices and are happy to work with our clients to agree upon mutually acceptable fee arrangements.

ATTORNEY PROFILE

ATTORNEY PROFILE

Pedro G. Menocal

Pedro G. Menocal

Managing Partner

Pedro Menocal is a legal, business, and strategic advisor with over 20 years’ experience representing clients, big and small, from all over the world.

His domestic and international practice focuses on the following key areas:

  • General corporate and business law
  • Venture capital investing
  • Private equity funds
  • Real estate financing and syndication and a variety of investment vehicles
  • Clients include: software & technology, entrepreneurship, media & entertainment, and healthcare.

Primarily servicing the South Florida area, he serves as outside general counsel responsible for all legal and business affairs for a number of small to mid-sized businesses and private equity funds. 

Currently, he is the general counsel of Humantelligence Inc. (“HT” ). HT is a cloud-based, SaaS platform that leverages A.I. and behavioral science to help companies measure, manage, and hire for culture.

Pedro is active in the community and regularly provides pro-bono legal services to a number of civic organizations. See more. Additionally, he has authored Cubanisms – A look at Cuba through Art and Words (Mango Publishing Group), a narrative about the Cuban language, Cuba, and the Cuban people.

Living in multiple countries, he is a worldly, educated, global citizen and appreciates and respects different approaches and views.  Pedro earned a B.A. in English Literature and International Relations from Florida International University and a J.D. from the University of Miami.

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Pedro G. Menocal

Pedro G. Menocal

Managing Partner

Pedro Menocal is a legal, business, and strategic advisor with over 20 years’ experience representing clients, big and small, from all over the world.

His domestic and international practice focuses on the following key areas:

  • General corporate and business law
  • Venture capital investing
  • Private equity funds
  • Real estate financing and syndication and a variety of investment vehicles
  • Clients include: software & technology, entrepreneurship, media & entertainment, and healthcare.
Primarily servicing the South Florida area, he serves as outside general counsel responsible for all legal and business affairs for a number of small to mid-sized businesses and private equity funds. 

Currently, he is the general counsel of Humantelligence Inc. (“HT” ). HT is a cloud-based, SaaS platform that leverages A.I. and behavioral science to help companies measure, manage, and hire for culture.

Pedro is active in the community and regularly provides pro-bono legal services to a number of civic organizations. See more. Additionally, he has authored Cubanisms – A look at Cuba through Art and Words (Mango Publishing Group), a narrative about the Cuban language, Cuba, and the Cuban people.

Living in multiple countries, he is a worldly, educated, global citizen and appreciates and respects different approaches and views.  Pedro earned a B.A. in English Literature and International Relations from Florida International University and a J.D. from the University of Miami.

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CONTACT

1680 Michigan Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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