Practice Areas

Business Law

Passionate About Start-ups And Helping Businesses Of All Sizes

Our clients range from blue-collar to technology start-ups and creatives. They are small and mid-sized business owners whose priority is running a successful business. Attorney Jesus La Rosa has the experience and loves helping entrepreneurs with entity formation and business structure, including governing documents, bylaws, issues related to tax status, and strategic planning.

An Outside General Counsel You Can Depend On

Our clients trust us to provide ongoing guidance on creating employment contracts, unique compensation agreements, employee handbooks, as well as state and city licensing issues, business litigation & arbitration, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, trademarks and employment law compliance. Please think of us as your everyday resource to answer any ongoing legal questions which may arise throughout your business.

Raising Capital

Raising capital can be an essential part of a start-up’s business strategy. So whether your business is looking to issue employee stock options to retain talent, or whether you are looking to raise capital to achieve “product-market fit,” at the law office of La Rosa Law, P.A., we can make sure you get it right the first time.

Attorney Jesus La Rosa has experience issuing SAFEs, Incentive Stock Options, Nonqualified Stock Options, and even using Self-Directed IRAs. So don’t wait until you’ve violated securities laws or created tax liabilities for your team—schedule your consultation today.

Complex Commercial Litigation

La Rosa Law represents businesses of all sizes, focusing on complex litigation matters, including cases involving: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, shareholder or member derivative actions, etc.

Arbitration

We are familiar with using Arbitration to settle disputes out of Court, a tool that often helps Clients reach definitive solutions sooner and for less.

Strategic Planning Regarding Business Ventures And Immigration

Our experience with immigration means that a significant number of our clients are owners of international small and mid-sized businesses looking to grow in the United States. Properly strategizing the move of your business into the United States can mean the difference between acquiring legal stratus and achieving business success and failing to do so. Early and accurate advice on these issues can make all the difference.

Immigration And Naturalization

Steering Through The U.S. Immigration System

Many of our clients are eagerly attempting to realize their goal of living in Miami or establishing a business in southern Florida. At the law office of La Rosa Law, P.A., we believe it is our job to make sure you can get here and stay here. Our attorneys are here to help you achieve success. While it may seem nearly impossible to navigate the obstacles and long list of requirements of the United States Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) system, we will be alongside you from beginning to end.

Attempting to complete the citizenship and naturalization process without the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney could mean missteps that delay the processing of your application. Wherever you are in the process, call our experienced attorneys at (305) 908-3857 for the guidance you need.

Intimately Familiar With The Immigration Process

Attorney Jesus La Rosa and his associates have personal experience with immigration matters. He is highly knowledgeable of the statutes and case law of this ever-changing field of law. He follows up with clients promptly because time is of the essence for immigration matters such as:

Various waivers (perdones) – Including waivers for grounds for inadmissibility, provisional unlawful presence, joint filing requirements, visa waiver program and others

Motions to reopen (Mociones de reapertura para abrir casos ante la corte que ya tienen orden de deportación) – Including for appealing an unfavorable decision such as deportation

N-400 (Ciudadanía) – Application for naturalization

I-485 (Residencia) – Application to register permanent residence or adjust status

I-130 (Peticion familiar) – Petitions for an alien relative

I-751 (Petición para eliminar condiciones en residencia de matrimonio) – Conditional permanent residents who achieved their status through marriage can apply to remove those conditions

Work permits (Permisos de trabajo) – Employment authorization may include filing an I-765 and other forms; nonimmigrant work visas may also be filed for temporary or specialty occupations

Affirmative asylums (Asilos afirmativos) – Safeguarding those in removal proceedings before an immigration judge

Advance Parole (Salida del país con seguro para regresar) – A complex procedure USCIS uses to authorize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to permit an alien to enter the U.S. as a parolee to continue working on pending application before DHS

U-Visa (Visa para victimas de crimenes) – Victims suffering physical or mental injuries as a result of certain crimes may qualify for immigration status

VAWA (visa para victimas de violencia de esposos/esposas) – Protecting those who are victims of domestic violence in their marriage

Attorney La Rosa assists individuals, families and businesses with the myriad processes, no matter their situation, including urgent humanitarian reasons. Do not let fear or confusion stand in your way of achieving your goals. Mr. La Rosa work with you to resolve your legal problem with an innovative and personalized strategy.

Call Now For Clear Answers And Innovative Legal Services

Attorney La Rosa knows how to develop successful methods to address the puzzling USCIS requirements and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security restrictions. Hablamos Español.

Immigration And Florida Law Enforcement

Florida’s Law Enforcement Can Be A Friend Or Foe Of Immigrants

On the one hand, law enforcement reports are instrumental to the smooth processing of a U visa if you have suffered a physical injury or mental anguish as a result of criminal activity. On the other hand, a conviction following an arrest for allegations of criminal activity can result in jail time and deportation. Florida’s local law enforcement officers work with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), but fairness and justice can hard to define without the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney.

If you are seeking the relief provided to crime victims our knowledgeable attorneys, Jesus La Rosa  and his associates will give your situation personal attention. Call La Rosa Law, P.A. at (305) 908-3857 for a consultation right away.

 Do Not Be Afraid: An Attorney Can Help You Understand Your Rights

If you have suffered due to criminal activity, have information about the illegal actions of another or a crime, or can be helpful in investigating a crime or sentencing of a perpetrator of a crime, do not be afraid to step forward. You may qualify for a U nonimmigrant status visa. Certification from a law enforcement officer is critical to this application. The USCIS has a list of crimes that qualify, including those involving:

 Abduction, kidnapping, being held hostage, false imprisonment

Abusive sexual contact, sexual assault, incest and rape

Domestic violence

Fraud in foreign labor contracts, human trafficking, sexual exploitation and prostitution

Involuntary servitude, the slave trade

Manslaughter and murder

Blackmail and extortion

Federal, state or local law enforcement authority, including judges, may complete the critical certification necessary for a U visa. Agencies with criminal investigative jurisdiction such as the Florida Department of Children and Families, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Department of Labor may also complete the certificate. It is important to keep in mind that completion of the certification does not automatically grant a U visa. Before the USCIS grants a U visa, they will conduct a background check of the applicant and family members on the application.

Obtaining A Green Card

There Is More Than One Way To Obtain Your Green Card

You may have already heard about the many ways an immigrant can live and work in the U.S., but you may not be so sure about which road you should choose. Speaking with an experienced immigration attorney can give you the clarity you seek for obtaining a permanent resident card or “green card.” At the law office of La Rosa Law, P.A., attorney Jesus La Rosa can help you understand the process and guide you every step of the way. Call his office at (305) 908-3857 for a consultation to learn more.

Your Family Member Or Employer Can File Petition On Your Behalf

If you qualify for a green card, there is a lot of paperwork to complete. Your family member or employer will have to agree to sponsor you. You may qualify for a permanent resident card if your immediate family member is a U.S. citizen and files a petition, also known as the visa petition or I-130 Petition for Alien Relative, for your green card. An immediate family member includes your:

Spouse

Parent

Stepparent

Fiancé

Generally, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) prioritizes green cards for spouses, fiancé(e)s and adopted children. You may also file this petition if you are a widow/widower or a victim of a battery or cruelty in your marriage.

 Your employer may file a visa petition for you if you are a:

 Skilled professional in the arts, sciences, education, athletics or business

Professor or researcher

Physician willing to practice in an underserved area

Multinational executive

Labor worker

Immigrant investor in a new commercial enterprise

Religious worker

Skilled and unskilled workers may qualify for a range of visas. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you map out the best path for your circumstances.

 Securing Permanent Residence Through Other Statuses

The USCIS grants green cards for other statuses such as refugee or asylee status, human trafficking and crime victim status, a victim of abuse status, including a special immigrant juvenile who is a victim of abuse or neglect. Green cards are also available to those from certain foreign countries. For example, if you are a Cuban native or citizen or the spouse or child of a Cuban citizen and have been living in the U.S. for at least one year, you may be eligible for a green card under the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 (CAA) for adjustment of status.

 Contact La Rosa Law: Green Lights For Your Green Card

At La Rosa Law, attorney La Rosa believes it is his job to help you achieve your goal of living and working in United States. He draws from his personal experience as an immigrant who has successfully met his objectives. Call his office at (305) 908-3857 or send him an email for a consultation to learn how he can help you and your loved ones obtain your green card so you too can get your U.S. permanent resident card.