Lydecker Diaz https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com National Financial & Business Litigaton Law Firm Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:27:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/favicon_lydecker1.jpg Lydecker Diaz https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com 32 32 Waiting to File Bankruptcy Can Be Devastating https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/bankruptcy/waiting-to-file-bankruptcy-can-be-devastating/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:00:11 +0000 https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/?p=13641 Being fully drowned in debts and not having any resources to clear these debts can turn into a nightmare situation for any person or business. The most common solution in such a case is filing for bankruptcy. It is an official declaration that you are unable to pay off your debts due to financial inability. […]

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Being fully drowned in debts and not having any resources to clear these debts can turn into a nightmare situation for any person or business. The most common solution in such a case is filing for bankruptcy. It is an official declaration that you are unable to pay off your debts due to financial inability.

As most professional bankruptcy lawyers will agree, it is advised to file for bankruptcy the moment you believe you won’t be able to repay what you owe.

Avoid The Financial Sweatbox

The “financial sweatbox” refers to the period before bankruptcy is filed.  It is highly advisable to get out of the sweatbox as quickly as possible to as debt collection lawsuits can be filed against the borrower.

There is a negative stigma attached to bankruptcy and this is why many tend to prolong the process. However, getting out of the financial sweatbox should be the main priority so you can start over as quickly as possible.

The Right Time To File For Bankruptcy

The right time to file for bankruptcy is simply when your debt becomes unmanageable.

An unfavorable debt-to-income ratio is one of the first signs that it may be time to consider bankruptcy. Your debt-to-income ratio is the sum of your monthly payments divided by your pre-taxed income. Ideally, what you owe should be less than 40% of your income.

The most obvious sign that its time to file for bankruptcy is when you are taking out new loans to pay off old debts. At this point, you’re only digging a grave that you’ll never get out of.

Speak To The Bankruptcy Attorneys At Lydecker Diaz

At Lydecker Diaz, we can help you start with a clean slate from neverending debt and put a rest to the constant harassment from creditors.

Our team of Miami bankruptcy attorneys is experienced and dedicated to helping our clients make the best financial decisions.

Contact us now to schedule a legal consultation.

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Lydecker Diaz Announces Launch of College Scholarship Program https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/press/lydecker-diaz-announces-launch-of-college-scholarship-program/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 02:06:25 +0000 https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/?p=13345 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Scholarship Program to Benefit College Undergraduate and Graduate Students   MIAMI, FL (July 10, 2018) – Today, law firm, Lydecker Diaz, announced the launch of a scholarship program benefitting an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a U.S. college, university or institute.   The $1,000 Lydecker Diaz Scholarship is open to […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Scholarship Program to Benefit College Undergraduate and Graduate Students

 

MIAMI, FL (July 10, 2018) – Today, law firm, Lydecker Diaz, announced the launch of a scholarship program benefitting an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a U.S. college, university or institute.

 

The $1,000 Lydecker Diaz Scholarship is open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by July 1, 2018. Each applicant must submit a 500 words or less essay that expresses why he or she was born to practice law, or what area of law he or she would prefer to practice in if he or she was to major in a law. One student will win a $1,000 scholarship to use toward school-related expenses such as tuition, books, or room and board.

 

“We are excited to offer this scholarship to one student to help him or her pursue their education and dreams alleviating some of the worry that comes with student-related fees,” said Mark Hendricks, Managing Partner, Lydecker Diaz.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is August 31, 2018. A panel of three judges will announce a winner on September 14, 2018. To apply for this scholarship, please visit https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/scholarship/, or email your application to scholarship@lydeckerdiaz.com.

 

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About Lydecker Diaz

Lydecker Diaz is an AV-rated full-service national law firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Bonita Springs, Jacksonville and Tampa. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in the areas of commercial and financial litigation, intellectual property, labor & employment, appeals, and corporate & business transactions. www.LydeckerDiaz.com

 

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How Maritime Law Works In Florida https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/maritime/how-maritime-law-works-in-florida/ Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:47:46 +0000 https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/?p=13697 What is Maritime Law? Maritime or Admiralty law includes agreements and mandatory regulations that every business or entity must adhere to if they are conducting activities located on or in the sea. It is to be noted that each country has its own set of laws and agreements that fall under their own respective maritime laws. […]

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What is Maritime Law?

Maritime or Admiralty law includes agreements and mandatory regulations that every business or entity must adhere to if they are conducting activities located on or in the sea. It is to be noted that each country has its own set of laws and agreements that fall under their own respective maritime laws.

What Accidents Does Maritime Law Cover?

Any incident that causes personal injury due to activities on the sea fall under the umbrella of maritime law.

For example, a person injured on a rental jet ski is entitled to file a maritime lawsuit against the rental company if the injury resulted from negligence. Maritime cases

In addition, any accidents that take place on a private boat or cruise ship also fall under maritime law. Maritime law also covers mechanical failures of a boat, cruise ship, jet ski, or any other water vessel that may result in an accident or injury to the individual taking part in the activity.

How Does Maritime Law Work in Florida?

In Florida, the nature of any sustained injuries and compensation for these injuries are taken into consideration when a maritime lawsuit is filed. A maritime lawsuit can be filed for the pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and for medical costs due to sustained injuries.

Maritime lawsuits can also seek compensation for future medical expenses such as prescription medications, physical rehabilitation, and any necessary surgical procedures. Property damage and disability claims can also be filed in addition to the maritime case.

How to File for a Maritime Case in Florida

If you were injured on the water due to someone else’s negligence, contact us. Our team of experienced Miami maritime attorneys is fully committed to helping longshoremen, harbor workers, and cruise ship passengers get the proper compensation they deserve for any injuries or damages.

If a maritime lawsuit has been filed against you or your company, contact us for a legal consultation. At Lydecker Diaz and Associates, our attorneys have years of experience representing businesses

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Everything You Should Know About IP Laws https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/ip/everything-you-should-know-about-ip-laws/ Fri, 06 Jul 2018 21:54:29 +0000 https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/?p=13701 Technology and the accessibility of the internet have revolutionized business and consumerism. The growth of the internet and a world that is connected 24/7 has enabled entrepreneurs, businessmen, merchants, artists, and creative minds to reach wide audiences easily. However, the advancement of technology has also increased the chances of infringement. Infringement occurs when your business idea, […]

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Technology and the accessibility of the internet have revolutionized business and consumerism. The growth of the internet and a world that is connected 24/7 has enabled entrepreneurs, businessmen, merchants, artists, and creative minds to reach wide audiences easily. However, the advancement of technology has also increased the chances of infringement. Infringement occurs when your business idea, slogan or anything that is rightfully yours, via a trademark or copyright laws, is used by any other entity without consent.

Simply put, the value of intellectual property (IP) protection has increased a great deal with the progression of the internet. In order to safeguard intellectual property, several IP laws have been written and implemented. Before we shed light on IP laws, let’s have a brief look at what the term intellectual property means.

Defining Intellectual Property

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO):

“Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names, and images used in commerce.”

(Source: http://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/)

Intellectual property can be something as abstract as an idea for a business, product, or service.

IP laws are invaluable because nothing is stolen easier than an idea.

The Law On Intellectual Property

IP laws allow holders of intellectual property that to take any legal action against those who have infringed on or stolen their property.

We have laws that secure our rights to our physical and tangible property and IP laws give us control over intangible properties or assets. IP laws allow creatives to use their skills, talents, and expertise to not only earn a profit, but to also produce goods and services that benefit society.

What do Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Have to Do With IP?

Patents

A patent is an exclusive right to an invention or product for a finite amount of time. The amount of time a patent can last depends on what kind of product it is. A patented product can be used in the market by the owner or they can sell that patent to any other person. In the case of the latter scenario, it is also implied that the original patent owner is transferring the full rights to the product to the new owner.

Items that qualify for patent rights include technological improvements or advancements, ideas for new machines, and even product design. If a particular product has an uncanny resemblance to another product, patent rights can be denied to the owner.

Trademarks

Trademarks generally last indefinitely and are used to maintain a brand’s individuality (branding, slogan, logos, etc). Trademarks ban other entities from utilizing the likeness for profit.

Copyrights

If an artist wants to safeguard their work from infringement, they can do so by obtaining a copyright. Copyrights can even protect an artist’s unpublished work but it cannot protect an idea that has not been channelized.

Contact Lydecker Diaz For A Legal Consultation

Contact our experienced Miami intellectual property attorneys if your intellectual property was stolen or used without your permission. Our team of attorneys has successfully handled numerous cases involving IP over the years. Contact us now for a legal consultation.

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The Significance of Employment Law https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/employment-law/the-significance-of-employment-law/ Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:26:09 +0000 https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/?p=13295 It is extremely important for every business entity, regardless of its nature, size, and scale, to be up to date with the latest employment laws. Employment laws make up a comprehensive system of guidelines that were created The Department of Labor (DOL) to protect employees from discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, and other kinds […]

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It is extremely important for every business entity, regardless of its nature, size, and scale, to be up to date with the latest employment laws. Employment laws make up a comprehensive system of guidelines that were created The Department of Labor (DOL) to protect employees from discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, and other kinds of unfair treatment in the workplace.

With this system in place, employers are required to follow certain standards when it comes to the treatment of their employees. Moreover, this system also includes benefits that employees can get from their workplace such as health, vision or dental insurance.

Employment law also covers data protection and prevention of malicious behavior in the workplace against any employee. Furthermore, it requires the employer to ensure necessary health and safety measures are followed in the work environment.

Failing to meet any of the requirements of the federally mandated employment laws can lead to serious lawsuits, fines, and also blemish a business or corporation’s  reputation. Simply put, a breach of employment law charge is something that no business would ever want.

Preventing Employment Lawsuits

While there is nothing that can full prevent the threat of litigation, the risk of an employment lawsuit can be mitigated in a few ways:

  • Keeping up with and implementing all health and safety standards in the workplace
  • Granting employees the benefits they were promised
  • Ensuring the rights of your employees are not being compromised during their tenure

What Do When An Employee Files A Case Against You

If an employee files a case against you, it is recommended to hire a reputed and experienced law firm at your earliest convenience.

At Lydecker Diaz our dedicated Miami employment law attorneys have years of experience defending private and public employers in cases involving employee lawsuits in Florida and across the country. With offices in most of the major states of the U.S., we have earned a respected and reputed name in employment law.

Contact Lydecker Diaz For A Consultation With Our Employment Attorneys

At Lydecker Diaz, our skilled attorneys are committed to applying their experience and knowledge of employment and labor laws to provide the best legal represention . We can represent employers in both state and federal courts, and handle the suits filed by their employees.

We also assist employers in creating employee contracts and effective internal policies that are in the best of interest for both parties.

Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation

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Lydecker Diaz Attorneys Recognized with the Prestigious 2018 Super Lawyers Distinction https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/news/lydecker-diaz-attorneys-recognized-with-the-prestigious-2018-super-lawyers-distinction/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:00:22 +0000 https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/?p=13252 (Miami, FL – June 14, 2018) – Today, law firm Lydecker Diaz announced that several attorneys from across the firm’s east coast offices have been selected to appear on the national 2018 Super Lawyers list. The prestigious recognition is given to outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have garnered a high degree […]

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(Miami, FL – June 14, 2018) – Today, law firm Lydecker Diaz announced that several attorneys from across the firm’s east coast offices have been selected to appear on the national 2018 Super Lawyers list. The prestigious recognition is given to outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have garnered a high degree of peer recognition, as well as professional achievement.

Selections are made on a state-by-state basis, each year with the goal of providing a credible, all-encompassing and distinct list of outstanding lawyers that can be a true resource for law practitioners and consumers in search of legal counsel. The selection process is composed of independent research, peer nomination and evaluations.

“We are very proud of the work our attorneys do day in and day out to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of our clients,” said Richard Lydecker, Founding Partner at Lydecker Diaz. “It is a true honor for them to be included in this list and be recognized by our industry peers for their many achievements and commitment to our profession.”  

Attorneys from across the firm’s 14 offices were acknowledged in this year’s 2018 Super Lawyers list. Among those recognized in this year’s list are:

  • Diana Beaz Cluff: A Miami native and Partner at the firm’s Miami office, Baez Cluff is recognized as one of the area’s Top-Rated Civil Litigation Attorneys on the 2018 Super Lawyers list. At Lydecker Diaz, she manages an array of cases in both state and federal court through trail, representing various businesses, municipalities, and marinas.
  • Michelle Diverio: Since 2014, Miami-based partner Diverio has been recognized as a Super Lawyer. This year, she once again makes the list as a Top-Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney. Diverio serves as coverage counsel for first and third party property claims, bad faith litigation, fire/theft/fraud investigation, and windstorm coverage and defense. She litigates insurance disputes involving high exposure commercial and homeowner losses and bad faith issues in both State and Federal court.
  • Emanuel Galimidi: A Partner in the firm’s Miami office, Galimidi is once again being recognized as a Top-Rated Transportation and Maritime Attorney by Super Lawyers Magazine. At Lydecker Diaz, he handles a wide-range of complex litigation and transactional matters. In addition to advising clients on domestic and foreign real estate transactions, Galimidi has successfully represented national corporate and private individuals in all phases of litigation before State and Federal courts, as well as city and county commissions.
  • Rober J. Pariser: A Partner at Lydecker Diaz’s New Jersey and New York offices, Pariser was recognized as a 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star for Professional Liability Defense. This is the eighth consecutive year in which he is included in the list. Pariser has extensive civil litigation experience and handles cases from inception through trial.
  • Stephanie Pidermann: As a Partner at Lydecker Diaz’s Miami office, Pidermann’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trail litigation with a primary focus on professional and government liability, and labor and employment litigation. For the third consecutive year, she is recognized as a Top-Rated Civil Litigation Attorney. Pidermann also received the Florida Legal Trend Legal Elite Award this year.

 

To access the complete list of Super Lawyers and learn more about the recognition visit https://www.superlawyers.com/

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About Lydecker Diaz

Lydecker Diaz is an AV-rated full-service national law firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Bonita Springs, Jacksonville and Tampa. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in the areas of commercial and financial litigation, intellectual property, labor & employment, appeals, and corporate & business transactions. www.LydeckerDiaz.com

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Why You Should Hire A Construction Litigation Attorney Before A Lawsuit https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/construction/why-you-should-hire-a-construction-litigation-attorney-before-lawsuit/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:13:22 +0000 https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/?p=13298 Construction disputes can be complex and often times involve a wide range of issues that full under commercial litigation. The most common kinds of construction disputes usually involve breach of contract and construction defects. Breach of contract disputes in contstruction can arise from: Errors in the contract Failing to meet obligations that were laid out […]

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Construction disputes can be complex and often times involve a wide range of issues that full under commercial litigation.

The most common kinds of construction disputes usually involve breach of contract and construction defects. Breach of contract disputes in contstruction can arise from:

  • Errors in the contract
  • Failing to meet obligations that were laid out in the contract

If your construction business is facing a lawsuit, an experience construction litigation can assist you with proper representation.

4 Negative Outcomes of a Construction Lawsuit

1. Fines

If your company has been found liable in a construction lawsuit, you may have to pay a substantial fine that can greatly impact your business.

2. Project Delays

A pending lawsuit can slow or even halt work on current projects until the dispute has been settled. These delays in processes can lead to significant monetary losses for the company.

3. More Conflicts

A disturbance during a construction project completion can give rise to numerous other complications and conflicts. Since construction projects are typically huge, different parties can be involved in a single project. Therefore, a small conflict can result in even more issues among the various parties.

4. Damaged Reputation

Being on the losing end of a construction lawsuit can damage a company’s reputation in an industry where it is extremely important.

Why You Should Hire An Attorney Before A Conflict Arises

It is ideal to hire a construction litigation attorney during the initial construction period rather than getting them on board when a conflict has surfaced.

The major benefit of having an attorney on board prior to project commencement is that all of the parties will be on the same page at the time of signing the contract. Therefore, there will be limited chances of any disputes to arise in the later stages of the project. If a dispute arises, an experienced construction attorney can assist in resolving in a more timely and effective manner.

A construction litigation attorney can also help to negotiate an accurate liquidated damage clause by reviewing all the relevant documents and identifying the points that can aid opposing sides beforehand. This identification will help them to prepare for the case accordingly in case a dispute arises.

You Can Rely On Lydecker Diaz For Construction Disputes

At Lydecker Diaz, commercial litigation is our specialty. Our skilled Miami construction attorneys have years of experience in successfully handling construction disputes in Florida, and throughout the country. Contact us for a legal consultation today.

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Lydecker Diaz Tops South Florida Business Journal’s Top Law Firms List https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/press/lydecker-diaz-tops-south-florida-business-journals-top-law-firms-list/ Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:56:57 +0000 https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/?p=13225 We are excited to announce that Lydecker Diaz has been recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as one of the top 25 law firms in the tri-county. The firm is featured in a list among 100 of South Florida’s most prominent law practitioners. For the full list of top law firms featuring Lydecker Diaz […]

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We are excited to announce that Lydecker Diaz has been recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as one of the top 25 law firms in the tri-county. The firm is featured in a list among 100 of South Florida’s most prominent law practitioners.

For the full list of top law firms featuring Lydecker Diaz click here.

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Accounting Malpractice Lawsuits Can Be Devastating To A Firm https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/financial/accounting-malpractice-lawsuits-can-be-devastating-to-a-firm/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:28:22 +0000 https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/?p=13307 Accountants, by law, have to follow certain standards when providing services to their clients. Not following these set standards can be deemed as accounting negligence or malpractice.For example, if an accountant hasn’t filed their client’s tax returns before the due date, this is considered negligence. An accounting malpractice lawsuit is absolutely the worst nightmare for […]

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Accountants, by law, have to follow certain standards when providing services to their clients. Not following these set standards can be deemed as accounting negligence or malpractice.For example, if an accountant hasn’t filed their client’s tax returns before the due date, this is considered negligence.

An accounting malpractice lawsuit is absolutely the worst nightmare for any accounting firm. Here’s why:

Monetary Losses

Much like any other commercial litigation or financial litigation issue, an accounting malpractice lawsuit can lead to huge monetary losses if a judgment is ruled against an accountant or accounting firm.

Ruining Reputation and Credibility

Apart from the fines and costs associated with losing an accounting malpractice lawsuit, accountants are also at the risk of having their reputation and credibility affected adversely.

License Revocation

In certain cases, if substantial intentional malpractice has been proven, an accountant’s license may be revoked.

Call Lydecker Diaz If You Are Facing An Accounting Malpractice Lawsuit

At Lydecker Diaz, we are one of the leading law firms in the U.S when it comes to financial litigation disputes. Our accounting malpractice attorneys in Miami have years of experience in providing solutions to complex accounting malpractices disputes in Florida, and across the United States.

Our attorneys thoroughly evaluate accounting malpractice cases and use a combination of experience, expertise, and dedication to reduce any potential damage as a result of the lawsuit.

Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation with one of our talented attorneys.

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Outside the Office Adventures for Team Lydecker Diaz https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/outside_the_office_adventures_for_team_lydecker_diaz/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.lydeckerdiaz.com/?p=12984 As part of the firm’s ongoing initiative to engage its employees, this spring, Lydecker Diaz partners and associates traded their suits for casual gear to participate in a family fun day at Zoo Miami and partake in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. On March 24, Lydecker Diaz employees and their families gathered at Zoo Miami […]

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As part of the firm’s ongoing initiative to engage its employees, this spring, Lydecker Diaz partners and associates traded their suits for casual gear to participate in a family fun day at Zoo Miami and partake in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run.

On March 24, Lydecker Diaz employees and their families gathered at Zoo Miami where they enjoyed a series of animal encounters and a picnic lunch at the park. The fun-filled day also included a private tram tour throughout the zoo to discuss the various animals on display.

 

On April 26, a team of 34 employees strapped on their running shoes and joined over 38,000 participants at the 33rd annual Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. The race is one of the largest 5K activities in the nation and draws athletes from across South Florida.

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