Assisting homebuyers and real estate investors in Florida
Located in the heart of Miami's financial district the Law Office of Yana A. Manotas, P.A. provides legal services to domestic and foreign clients in the areas of real estate, business and intellectual property. We can assist in negotiating and closing your real estate transactions. Our firm can assist foreign individuals and businesses investing in Florida real estate. We can help with planning the structure for your real estate, formation of appropriate companies onshore or offshore and drafting of corporate documents like operating agreements and by-laws.
With our intellectual property experience, whether you’re an artist, designer, or business owner, we can help protect your trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and try to provide cost effective strategies.
Please contact us directly for a consultation, or use a form at the bottom of this page to inquire about our services.
Areas of Practice
residential real estate
Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases one can make. It is important to work with a real estate attorney knowledgeable in the complexities of real estate law. We can handle every aspect of purchase contract, including negotiation, drafting, and review. We can further help you understand everything you need to know about mortgage contingency, loan documentation, lender fees, taking title and title insurance.
REAL ESTATE FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS
The U.S. remains the most stable and secure country for foreign investment. Florida with its beautiful beaches and growing infrastructure is particularly attractive for foreign buyers. In the purchase of a beach vacation home, rental property or a second home, foreigners face additional sets of important issues. Our firm will assist in formation of the proper structure to hold your real estate, form appropriate business entities onshore and offshore, provide guidance pertaining to your U.S. tax obligations, and assist you with your travel visa application.
We can provide legal counsel and representation regarding all the issues our clients could face as sellers, including responding to the buyer's contract contingencies, required disclosures, preparation of closing documents, representation at closing, closing statement review, closing costs, conveying marketable title, title defects and issues with your own lender.
BUSINESS AND CORPORATE SERVICES
We will advise you on the right form for your business, assist with corporate formation, registered agent service, and foreign qualification. We can hep manage your corporate compliance through preparing your organizational documents, by-laws and corporate minute books. We can handle winding up and dissolution of business entities. We can also assist with negotiating, drafting, reviewing, and advising on a wide array of contracts and agreements.
TITLE AND ESCROW SERVICES
We will diligently examine all title documents to make sure there are no clouds on the title. As authorized agents of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, we can issue title insurance policies at the lowest rates allowed by Florida law. We can also provide escrow services. We will take responsibility for the allocation, collection and distribution of all funds in a secure manner and in strict accordance with the appropriate instructions that we receive.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERVICES
We handle copyright and trademark registrations and responses to office actions at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as prosecution of opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. If your intellectual property has been infringed, we may negotiate the most favorable licensing and settlement agreement and represent you in patent, trademark, copyright and general litigation in federal and state court.
Use the form below to contact us regarding your legal enquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. To best service your needs, please describe the issue you are having and tell us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.