Carlos Gonzalez

Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?

August 14, 2013 Commentary

The ongoing custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, highlights the challenges that busy parents face today. It is already hard enough for two parents to manage busy professional schedules and still make time for their children. It is even harder when the parents are divorced. Last Friday, an Atlanta judge […]

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High-Stakes Divorce: Litigating Against the 800-Pound Gorilla

August 13, 2013 HIgh-Stakes Family Law

On a hot summer day, a swarm of lawyers files into a courtroom at the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center in downtown Miami. The judge looks up from the bench, a weary expression on his face. This is one of the most contentious cases on his docket, if not the courthouse. There is no love […]

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Why wouldn’t a California resident be entitled to prosecute a lawsuit against Florida companies in Florida?

June 27, 2013 Latin America

The question seems simple enough.  But it took an appeal to the Florida Supreme Court to find the answer – an answer that will have a significant impact on the rights of U.S. litigants in lawsuits that have some relationship to events occurring abroad. The case began when a California resident booked a family vacation […]

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Global Vehicles vs. Mahindra & Mahindra | A case of fraud, misrepresentation and conspiracy

June 12, 2012 Financial Fraud

A bag of false promises. When someone makes a promise then doesn’t deliver on that promise, the normal reaction for the duped is disappointment. But, when a major international truck manufacturer signs a contract with a franchisee dealer that requires significant advance costs, then manipulates the details in such a way that they take the […]

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Dubai International Financial Center | Diaz Reus Opens New Office

April 20, 2011 Dubai

For my blog readers with business or personal concerns in Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), I am pleased to report that my law firm is now positioned to offer you legal representation in the DIFC; having officially established our law offices at Office #31, Level 3, Gate Village Building 4. We are particularly pleased that […]

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Banco Latino S.A.C.A. wins jury trial as court enters multi-million dollar judgment against Milagros Cisneros

March 28, 2011 Latin America

Ten years after Banco Latino, S.A.C.A. sued Milagros Cisneros, a member of the prominent Venezuelan family and her now defunct company, Explotaciones Mineras de Venezuela, C.A. (“Exmivenca”), to collect on a multi-million dollar loan, the case ended with a bang.  After three days of a jury trial, Cisneros’ attorneys, Thomas G. Schultz and Bryan T. […]

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Dubai Debtors Prison Snares Unwary Businesspeople

August 12, 2010 Commentary

Diaz Reus partner Carlos Gonzalez is quoted in a compelling August 11 Bloomberg article on the sorry state of Dubai justice and the dubious incarceration of foreign executives suspected of fraud. While striving to become a world-class financial center, Dubai’s justice system remains archaic and provincial. In an effort to address fraud and over-development, it […]

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Let’s Change the Way Supreme Court Justices are Appointed

August 3, 2010 Commentary

Guest Post by Carlos Gonzalez. President Obama was elected on a platform of change. Yet, when it comes to appointing federal judges, especially justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, change is the last thing we have seen. Consider Elena Kagan. I was disappointed by her nomination, not because I disagree with her views on key […]

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