Practice Areas

Administrative Law

We represent clients in a broad range of agency and court litigation involving challenges to federal and state government policies, rules and regulations. We also defend clients in a wide variety of enforcement actions involving federal and state regulations. Our lawyers also have substantial experience with petitions for review to, and appeals from, agency action. Read More...

Administrative Law

We represent clients in a broad range of agency and court litigation involving challenges to federal and state government policies, rules and regulations. We also defend clients in a wide variety of enforcement actions involving federal and state regulations. Our lawyers also have substantial experience with petitions for review to, and appeals from, agency action. Our in-depth understanding of the government regulatory process enables us to develop strategies and solutions consistent with the business objectives of our clients.


Antitrust Law

We represent clients in a broad range of agency and court litigation involving challenges to federal and state government policies, rules and regulations. We also defend clients in a wide variety of enforcement actions involving federal and state regulations. Our lawyers also have substantial experience with petitions for review to, and appeals from, agency action. Read More...

Antitrust Law

We represent clients in connection with compliance, civil federal and state antitrust investigations, enforcement actions, and in matters in which our clients seek enforcement actions against others. Our experience includes allegations of violations of the Sherman Act, the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), and other laws addressing anti- competitive practices.

We also have extensive experience in handling all antitrust aspects of acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. We are experienced in evaluating potential antitrust risks in light of appropriate client objectives


Corporate Law

We offer our clients practical experience and legal knowledge in a variety of business and corporate matters, including general corporate advice, financial services, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, corporate governance and project finance. We also regularly work with attorneys in the firm's other practice areas, including Real Estate, Antitrust, Labor and Employment and Litigation to contribute to matters when needed Read More...

Corporate Law

We offer our clients practical experience and legal knowledge in a variety of business and corporate matters, including general corporate advice, financial services, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, corporate governance and project finance. We also regularly work with attorneys in the firm's other practice areas, including Real Estate, Antitrust, Labor and Employment and Litigation to contribute to matters when needed. Our clients range from closely held family businesses to Fortune 100 corporations in myraid industries, such as telecommunications, health care, manufacturing and transportation. We have extensive experience in representing buyers and sellers in acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. Our mergers and acquisitions practice often draws upon the significant experience of our Administrative Law, Health Law and Antitrust Law Departments. We advise public and private companies, and their directors and officers, on a variety of corporate governance issues, including developing corporate governance policies, board committee charters, codes of conduct, and other corporate programs and policies. We render our corporate law services with an overall understanding of the shifting industry forces that may stand in the way of a transaction, we offer creative solutions to achieve our clients' goals in a compliant and efficient manner.


Criminal Law

The experience of the lawyers in our Criminal Law Department range from high-profile trials and investigations to grand jury and agency investigations and corporate internal investigations. Read More...

Criminal Law

We have extensive experience defending corporations and individuals in connection with criminal investigations and prosecution. In today's legal environment, being able to call on attorneys with breadth and depth in criminal law, including investigations, trials and appeals, is not a luxury, it is a necessity. The experience of the lawyers in our Criminal Law Department range from high-profile trials and investigations to grand jury and agency investigations and corporate internal investigations. Federal, State and Local statues and regulations govern almost all areas of U.S. business activities. Legitimate businesses and the people who lead them may find themselves witnesses, subjects, and even targets of domestic investigations in such diverse areas as antitrust, governmental contracting, tax, import/export, banking, insurance, and healthcare. Obviously, a prerequisite to mitigating possible investigation is to conduct business in a manner that is compliant with the law.


Estate Planning

Our Estate Planning and Probate Department attorneys focus on assisting clients with protecting and managing their estates both during life and after death. Our attorneys use their extensive experience to assist clients, including individuals, fi duciaries, and non-profit entities, attain their goals. Read More...

Estate Planning

Our Estate Planning and Probate Department attorneys focus on assisting clients with protecting and managing their estates both during life and after death. Our attorneys use their extensive experience to assist clients, including individuals, fiduciaries, and non-profit entities, to attain their goals. Our practice involves lifetime tax and business planning for individuals and estate and trust administration. Although the focus of the practice is on estate planning and probate, it is our belief that this practice includes more than properly drafting and administering wills and trust agreements. Therefore, we offer extensive experience in business planning for owners of closely held businesses, real estate transactions, and estate planning. In addition, we work with clients to develop and implement lifetime gift programs, insurance programs, and charitable giving programs appropriate to the client's desires, needs, and resources.
Estate administration is a major part of our practice. We advise estates of all sizes, and counsel personal representatives. In addition, the firm advises fiduciaries on business issues affecting estates and trusts. We have a broad array of knowledge in all facets of business planning, estate planning and administration. It is our goal to satisfy not only our clients' concerns about the disposition of their assets, but the well-being of their families.


Family Law

We provide legal counsel and advice to clients concerning divorce, annulment, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, child support, property division, alimony, custody and visitation, paternity, guardianship and adoption issues.Read More...

Family Law

Issues that arise in the practice of family law can be complicated and often entail personal matters of a very sensitive nature. The attorneys in our Family Law Department combine advocacy with sensitivity for the emotional issues typically involved.
We provide legal counsel and advice to clients concerning divorce, annulment, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, child support, property division, alimony, custody and visitation, paternity, guardianship, and adoption issues. The full capacity of our firm is also available to provide support to clients on related personal matters that often arise in family law matters. For example, estate planning issues and the transfer of real estate often need to be addressed as the result of major changes in personal and family circumstances.


Health Law

We serve a wide variety of health care providers, including physicians, proprietary and not-for-profit hospitals; skilled nursing, assisted living and long-term care facilities; and ambulatory and other specialty facilities.Read More...

Health Law

Not only do heath care providers require sound legal advice to comply with the law, they also require practical, focused, and innovative, legal counsel regarding their business. Our Health Law attorneys, are entrepreneurially focused and endeavor to provide our clients with counsel and experience to meet their needs.
We regularly represent hospitals and hospital systems. We also have a history of serving provider networks, skilled nursing facilities, assisted and long-term care facilities and ambulatory and other special facilities. Our Health Law attorneys also have experience in managed care payors. Further, we have represented providers and managed their networks in connection with managed care contracting and regulatory matters.
In today's health care environment, providers constantly face challenges that could impact their operations including with respect to accreditation and certification, reimbursement, and federal and state regulatory action. We have substantial experience in helping providers navigate these issues.
We also regularly provide legal advice to physician groups and physicians. We perform practice formation, consolidation, and separation, and prepare and review the spectrum of physician community and are intimately knowledgeable about the business and legal aspects of physician practices.
We understand the complexities of our clients' organizations. Our clients have called on us not only for legal services in connection with health care law matters, but also for advice in matters of antitrust, labor and employment, immigration, administrative law, and real estate.


Immigration Law

The lawyers in our Immigration Law Department focus on all aspects of immigration law, specifically providing counsel to both individuals and domestic and multinational corporations.Read More...

Immigration Law

The lawyers in our Immigration Law Department focus on all aspects of immigration law, specifically providing counsel to both individuals and domestic and multinational corporations. As the pool for technical talent becomes more global, business leaders must be able to draw upon this talent in order to compete domestically and globally. We have extensive experience in providing immigration counseling for businesses regarding the temporary and permanent employment of foreign employees in the United States, and strategic planning for the employment of personnel worldwide. As regulations from the Department of Homeland Security continue to evolve, our attorneys assist our clients in long- and short-term planning.

Our immigration experience incorporates a broad range of matters, including assisting employers and individuals in acquiring proper work authorization, petitioning for U.S. nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) visas; ensuring timely applications for extensions for temporary visa holders; providing short-and long-range immigration planning for employers and employees, coordination of immigration and executive relocation policies/strategies; criminal immigration matters, post-green card strategy for foreign national employees in the United States; employment verification policies, audits and development of risk management strategies and maintenance of public access files; acquisition of U.S. Passports; training company human resource professionals; and hiring and termination of foreign national employees within and outside the United States.


International Law

Internationalization of a firm’s capabilities is critical to its success in today’s global marketplace. Clients are constantly demanding integrated global advice on a variety of issues. ZP&W currently has a total of 20 locations in 13 countries, ranging from the United States to Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Asia. Its significant international footprint equips ZP&W to serve its clients across the globe.Read More...

International Law

Internationalization of a firm’s capabilities is critical to its success in today’s global marketplace. Clients are constantly demanding integrated global advice on a variety of issues, ZP&W currently has a total of 20 locations in 13 countries, ranging from the United States to Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Asia. Its significant international footprint equips ZP&W to serve its clients across the globe.

True to its philosophy of “New Globalism,” ZP&W does not seek to take market share from other law firms in their foreign relevant markets. Rather, ZP&W implements a foreign satellite office model that focuses on co-counseling with established law firms in order to effectively service the stream of commerce that exists between nations.

In order to bring added efficiencies to the model and consistent with certain principles that are fundamental to it – such as those of sharing and humility – ZP&W actually establishes a Satellite Office within the other’s premises. All of the Satellite Offices are being aligned through common business identifiers (i.e. signage, business cards, letterhead), an integrated telecommunication system, integrated electronic communications systems, and the physical presence of ZP&W Attorney Coordinators.

ZP&W’s Attorney Coordinators exclusively provide administrative and operational services relevant to the efficient implementation of the ZP&W model, Attorney Coordinators staff legal matters and coordinate the operations of ZP&W and the foreign firm in which the applicable Satellite Offices are located. The result – both law firms jointly partake in the matter and provide the operational efficiencies that clients crave in the international legal world.

The model is not a network because all of the Satellite Offices are operationally integrated, ZP&W has a physical presence in each of its satellite offices, and both firms respectively enjoy real-time financial outcome together on a per matter basis, rather than waiting for one to refer a matter to the other. Lastly, the model varies from a traditional “bricks and mortar” model whereby the goal would otherwise be to usurp marker share in the applicable foreign country. Rather than taking market share in the applicable foreign country. Rather than taking market share from foreign law firms, we add it. Because ZP&W has redefined the target market as the commerce that exists between nations, rather than within nations, its international office model focuses on co-counseling with prominent firms in order to capture and efficiently service that commerce.

ZP&W implements its international satellite office model through formal co-counseling agreements that are structured and disclosed in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct Regulating the Florida Bar.


Labor and Employment Law

We assist employers in addressing the challenges of an increasingly regulated workplace. Our clients benefit from the counsel of lawyers with in-depth, practical experience. From representing clients in Americans with Disabilities Act litigation to breach of contract claims, we act as counselors, negotiators and litigators Read More...

Labor and Employment Law

We assist employers in addressing the challenges of an increasingly regulated workplace. Our clients benefit from the counsel of lawyers with in-depth, practical experience. From representing clients in Americans with Disabilities Act litigation to breach of contract claims, we act as counselors, negotiators and litigators. We have represented clients in resolving issues ranging from employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, to claims arising under Title VII and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Our lawyers also assist clients in negotiating high-level employment contracts and handling difficult termination issues, as well as sensitive matters involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets. Our lawyers have litigated employment disputes in state and federal courts.

A significant portion of our practice is devoted to assisting employers in human relations and personnel matters. We have counseled employers in the development and implementation of handbooks, as well as a variety of personnel policies and procedures such as disciplinary polices, policies concerning reasonable accommodation of handicapped employees, drug and alcohol testing programs, family and medical leave policies, and affirmative action plans.


Litigation Law

The lawyers in our Litigation Department have a track record of successfully resolving our clients' disputes at every level of litigation. Our lawyers' hands-on trial experience is utilized to represent our client's interests at every stage of a dispute. Read More...

Litigation Law

Our lawyers' hands-on trial experience is utilized to represent our client's interests at every stage of a dispute. As experienced trial and appellate attorneys, we regularly try the most sophisticated and complex cases. Our clients’ goals are of paramount importance. We consider all the options, first evaluating whether litigation can be avoided through alternative measures. If not, we then work with the client to develop a strategy on handling the resolution of the dispute in the most effective manner. We are backed by an array of capabilities and resources, which allows us to represent clients across borders, industries, and practice areas. We utilize state-of-the-art technology to help us better serve our clients. We also have extensive appellate experience. Appellate decisions are the backbone of the law. The published opinions of appellate courts establish the precedent for cases that follow. Appellate practice thus presents a unique opportunity to shape the law.


Real Estate Law

Our Real Estate Department has experience with virtually every kind of legal matter that arises with respect to real estate. Our experience includes sales and purchases, real property litigation, and zoning and land use planning. Read More...

Real Estate Law

Our Real Estate Department has experience with virtually every kind of legal matter that arises with respect to real estate. Our experience includes sale and purchases, real property litigation, and zoning and land use planning.

We work with our clients to assist them in responding to the challenges and opportunities of the real estate industry, often through innovative and sophisticated approaches that meet client requirements for practical and cost-effective solutions.

We are experienced in all phases of the acquisition process, from negotiation of letter of intent and purchase and sale agreements through project completion and permanent finance. Our acquisition and development work includes advice on governmental regulatory matters, zoning matters and environmental issues. We also have extensive experience in leasing transactions. We are experienced landlords and tenants in all types of office, retail and industrial leasing transactions. We are experienced in documenting issues involving indemnities, subrogation, subordination, insurance, condemnation provisions, CAM and operating expense pass-through provisions and rental escalation clauses.


Securities Law

The lawyers in our securities department provide a full range of services, from transactional advice and support, to internal investigations, to defense and guidance during civil and/or criminal investigations, and to vigorous litigation in self-regulatory, and administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement proceedings. Read More...

Securities Law

The lawyers in our securities department provide a full range of services, from transactional advice and support, to internal investigations, to defense and guidance during civil and/or criminal investigations, and to vigorous litigation in self-regulation, and administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement proceedings.

We assist our clients with compliance issues in the offer and sale of all types of securities. This work includes drafting and filing regulatory and disclosure documents, and negotiating and drafting the accompanying contractual arrangements. We regularly assist clients in responding to direct inquiries from federal and state regulators. If needed, we also provide clients a seamless transition to the defense of their practices.

We assist clients with developing a thorough understanding of the factual and legal terrain applicable to pertinent issues. We combine a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory landscape with an appreciation of our clients’ businesses and assist our clients with anticipating trends and developments.