Firm Profile > Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance > Miami, United States

Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance
United States

International litigation Tier 3

The 'tenacious team' at Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance is noted for its work involving Latin American clients. The Miami based boutique firm has 'small, but impressive dispute resolution practice’. Managing partner Michael Diaz Jr. (who has earned a reputation as is ‘a guru' among his clients) takes the lead in cross-border criminal disputes and also has experience in commercial arbitration. Gary Davidson, who represented the Venezuelan state entity Ferrominera Orinoco in a complex case concerning sovereign immunity, is ‘a towering force and a master of detail and argument'.

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

The 'respected' Miami-based team at Diaz Reus International Law Firm & Alliance is noted for its 'excellent knowledge of domestic and international law', providing 'excellent customer service' to a broad base of clients across Latin America. Key areas of expertise include matters pertaining to national security, public corruption, human rights violations, asset recovery, OFAC, homeland security, specially designated nationals and the recovery of visas. The group is defending former Honduran Presidential candidate, Yani Rosenthal, in federal court in the Southern District of New York, where he has been charged with various counts of money laundering. It is also representing the Central Bank of Venezuela in all of its US compliance issues and sanctions matters. Founding partners Michael Diaz and Robert Targ lead a team which includes Marta Colomar-Garcia and of counsel Juan VargasFausto Sanchez left the firm in January 2019 to co-found Sanchez Fischer, LLP.

Global Managing Partner: Michael Diaz, Jr
Number of partners: 56
Number of lawyers: 60

Offices inUSA: Miami, Florida; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; Houston, Texas. Latin America: Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Caracas, Venezuela; Lima, Peru; Mexico City, Mexico; Monterry, Mexico; Panama, Republic of Panama; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Santiago, Chile; Santo Domingo, DR; Sao Paulo, Brasil; Guatemala, Guatemala. EuropeFrankfurt, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Prague, Czech Republic; Moscow, Russia. Middle East / AsiaAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Lahore, Pakistan; Shanghai, China. Africa: Johannesburg.

Languages: Arabic, Catalan, Czech, English, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Shanghainese, Spanish.

Firm Overview:
Diaz Reus is a global legal practice focused on national and international parallel proceedings and transactions in the following broad areas, with Board Certified lawyers in international and immigration law:
■ Sovereign trade, commerce, banking, real estate, intellectual property, capital markets, project finance
■ Fraud, civil litigation, arbitration and international corporate investigations
■ Investigations, asset identification, location, tracing, and recovery
■ White collar crime, regulatory/criminal investigations and defense in matters of corruption, bribery, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, OFAC, Magnitsky Act, GLOMAG, CAATSA, Specially Designated Nationals, the Bank Secrecy Act; and politically sensitive investigations and the recovery of US immigration status and visas
■ Sports and entertainment law
■ Immigration, family, estate and tax planning law

Serving US-based and global clients, including multinational corporations, sovereign government entities, heads of states, political parties, public officials, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, and athletes and entertainers. Diaz Reus is an entrepreneurial, enterprising, emerging-markets law firm providing traditional legal services across all industries while focusing on promising new business opportunities for its clients. Diaz Reus is dedicated to growing and protecting its clients’ assets and securing their long term stability. From offices located throughout the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, the firm’s multicultural lawyers operate seamlessly in international boardrooms, courts, and arbitral tribunals, giving clients access to boots-on-the-ground, global legal counsel.

Main Areas of Practice:

-Appeals & Trial Support 

-Asset Seizure & Forfeiture
-Athlete Representation & Entertainment
-Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights, Asset Collections
-Business Transactions
-Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Securities
-Estate & Tax Planning
-Financial Institutions, Anti-Money Laundering & Bank Secrecy Act
-Fraud & Asset Recovery
-Immigration, EB-5, Personal Business
-Institutional Investor Securities Class Actions
-Intellectual Property
-International Government Relations
-International Tax
-Litigation & Arbitration
-Mergers & Acquisitions
-Real Estate
-Regulatory Compliance
-White Collar Crime, Government Sanctions, FCPA, OFAC, Magnitsky, CAATSA, GLOMAG

High-stakes Litigation & Arbitration:
Transnational litigation, arbitration, and appellate matters including commercial disputes, sensitive investigations, financial fraud, asset seizure and forfeiture, white collar criminal, asset recoveries, international law, intellectual property rights, and recovery of visas.

Complex contract negotiations, finance, real estate, IP licensing, joint ventures, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, customs, trade, and franchising.

Anti-money laundering compliance, BSA, corporate governance, regulatory investigations, FCPA, customs, and criminal and civil RICO cases. Representing banks, corporations, traditional and non-traditional financial institutions, sovereigns, political parties, government entities and officials, and private individuals.

Private Client:
Domestic and international tax, athlete, and entertainer representation. Immigration, trust and estate, and family law matters.

Representative Litigation & Arbitration Matters:
■ Represent holdout group of bondholders in $700 million Argentinean government default
■ Represent US citizen/Venezuelan national in defense of a federal criminal investigation in the Southern District of Florida (Miami) involving allegations of unlicensed money transmitting and money laundering
■ Represent group of US auto dealerships in breach of agreements in importation and sale against Indian truck manufacturer. Claims include fraud, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, unjust enrichment, civil conspiracy, and violations of the federal automobile dealers Act and state ‘dealer day in court’ laws
■ Represent head of political party in lawsuit for defamation against The Wall Street Journal
■ Represent Latin American, Chinese, and Middle Eastern nationals in recovery of US Visas, following investigations for human rights violations and corruption
■ Represent Venezuelan government agency in lawsuit alleging expropriated property in excess of $1 billion, violating the US Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
■ Arbitration of dispute in Panama between US company and Brazilian general contractor engaged in construction of airport
■ Represent parties allegedly defrauded of equal shares in joint venture to sell power-generating turbines to Venezuelan electricity sector. Includes allegations of fraudulent transfer, an out of state trust, an affili- ated company in Panama, and US law enforcement investigations
■ Represented Mexican oil giant, PEMEX, in multimillion-dollar action under federal RICO, involving complex extraterritoriality issues
■ Represented US-multinational corporation victimized by fraudulent acts during government bid process in Peru
■ Represented Central American commodities enterprise in dispute with US-based supplier regarding cross-border shipment of goods under CAFTA-DR
■ Arbitrated commercial dispute in purchase and sale contract transferring airplanes from Central to South American airlines, ultimately sold to a third-party airline in Dubai
■ Represented iron/ore producer in defense of arbitration dispute for maritime vessel and iron/ore contracts in London, Zurich, Miami, and New York
■ Represent prominent, wealthy Honduran family and their business empire against money laundering charges and OFAC designations in federal court in New York City

Department Name Email Telephone
OFAC Sanctions, Corporate investigations and white collar criminal Michael Diaz, Jr.
OFAC Sanctions, Corporate investigations and white collar criminal Robert I. Targ
International litigation and arbitration Brant C. Hadaway
International litigation and arbitration Marta Colomar-Garcia
International litigation and arbitration Gary E. Davidson
International arbitration Michael Diaz, Jr.
International litigation and arbitration Roland Potts
White Collar criminal defense Richard Wiedis
Immigration Michael A. Harris
Real estate George Diaz
Real estate Alexandre Ballerini
Sports and entertainment Ahmand R. Johnson
Litigation, Entertainment Kenneth A. Linzer
Tax planning and estates Julio Barbosa
Tax planning and estates Steve Horowitz
White collar criminal defense Juan Vargas
Civil & Criminal Litigation Greg Ahlgren
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Marta Colomar-Garcia  photo Ms Marta Colomar-Garcia
 Javier Coronado Diaz  photo Javier Coronado Diaz
 Gary Davidson  photo Gary Davidson
 Michael Diaz, Jr.  photo Michael Diaz, Jr.
 Brant Hadaway  photo Brant Hadaway
 Roland Potts  photo Roland Potts
Mr Robert Targ  photo Mr Robert Targ
 Juan Vargas  photo Juan Vargas