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 Michael Diaz, Jr.

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Global Managing Partner, Founder, of Diaz Reus international law firm, and noted litigator is focused on helping corporate and individual victims of international financial fraud recoup assets—Ponzi schemes (including Madoff and Standford), pyramid schemes, money laundering, and RICO litigation. (See BusinessWeek “The Asset Hunters,” July 6, 2009.)

Cuban-born bilingual international attorney and former Assistant State Attorney for Janet Reno, successfully investigating and prosecuting highly publicized corruption, economic, drug and other cases. Over 25 years in private practice defending and investigating noted Latin American money-laundering and public corruption cases: Montesinos, Aleman/Jerez, Casablanca, Rosemont, and more.

International Law Practice

Represents multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. Most recent published case-opinions on international matters:

  • Argentine Bondholders Class-Action (Asset Recovery) Writ and order
  • Elsevier Publishing vs. PPT Subscriptions (Copyright Law)
  • Honduran National Soccer Federation (FENAFUTH) vs. Traffic Sports (International Arbitration)
  • Canon Latin America, Inc. vs. Lantech (C.R.), S.A. (International Anti-suit Injunction)
  • Guevara vs. Republic of Peru (Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act)
  • Redfield Investments, A.V.V. vs. Village of PineCrest(International Service of Process)

Frequent Guest Lecturer on International Fraud, Money Laundering, Banking, and Asset Recovery topics

Highly honored and frequent guest lecturer and commentator on international legal and banking issues.

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell,
  • Designated 2011 “Most Effective Lawyers,” International Law Category by the South Florida Daily Business Review.
  • Selected as a 2011 “100 Latinos Miami,” a project that identifies and recognizes a group of individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds and age groups in the South Florida area, and who by virtue of their talent and success contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of the region.
  • Latin Business Chronicle selection as a 2012 “Top 50 Latin America’s Legal All Stars” selection based on a number of criteria, including involvement in recent prominent deals in Latin America.
  • See complete list of honors and achievements here.

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Brant C. Hadaway, Partner

Seasoned bilingual (English/Czech) attorney and partner at Diaz Reus & Targ,  focusing his practice on international commercial disputes on behalf of foreign and domestic clients in the U.S. and abroad.

Played key role in 2008 multimillion-dollar media-rights dispute win for Honduran Soccer Federation (Federacion Nacional Autonoma de Futbol de Honduras), earning his Diaz Reus team a Daily Business Review nomination for Most Effective Lawyers in International Law and likely giving other Latin American soccer leagues more leeway in breaking monopolistic control over media rights.

Admitted to practice in Florida, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, United States Supreme Court, and Supreme Court of England and Wales. Also skilled in arbitration, deceptive trade practices and consumer fraud litigation, insurance coverage, employment law, international law, maritime law.

Formerly in motion picture and television industry. Holds degrees in criminology from Florida State University, motion picture production from University of Southern California, and Juris Doctor from the University of Miami. Previously associated with Mase & Lara, P.A., Miami.

His University of Miami Law Review article “Executive Privateers: A Discussion on Why the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act Will Not Significantly Reform the Practice of Forfeiture” cited in numerous articles and seminars on forfeiture and money-laundering.

Gary Davidson

Gary E. Davidson, Partner

High-stakes international litigator and arbitrator with noted successes in state and federal courts and before AAA and other arbitral tribunals. He is designated as “Top Lawyers 2013” International Litigation, South Florida Legal Guide,  “Florida Super Lawyers” 2013 (International Law), Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, and “Most Effective Lawyers,” International Law Category by the South Florida, Daily Business Review for successful efforts as legal counsel for Venezuela’s Banco Latino.

Frequent speaker and author on international law, he currently sits on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar’s International Law Section.

In 2013 he was selected to the steering committee for the”International Disputes” group of International Referral, playing an influential role in the collaborative development of attorney members of International Referral, the worlds largest group of advisory firms.

Former adjunct professor of law, Nova Southeastern University School of Law, he was also a visiting lecturer in International and Comparative Law, University of Tartu, Estonia, and Comenius University, Slovakia. Former liaison to Slovakia for American Bar Association Central and Eastern European Law Initiative, providing advice and assistance to various Slovak governmental and judicial organs at independence.

Learn more about Gary’s case work here.