Our Practice

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Small Business Litigation and Risk Management
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Education Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Compliance

Our Approach

Our Firm is committed to developing a partnership with our clients. We provide one on one risk assessment and management to minimize risk and exposure to legal liability. We provide litigation strategy and assessment to help provide positive results and minimize legal costs and liability. We get to know your business to help you achieve success in today's litigious environment.

A Team in Your Corner

Dedicated to knowing your business practices, operations and management to assist in achieving your goals and providing proactive legal advice and servicing your specific legal needs.

Areas of Practice


Corporate and Small Business and Risk Management and Litigation

Concentration on the reduction of risk and legal liability and litigation management. Corporate and Small Business formation; contract negotiations; labor and employment law; Compliance implementation and assessment; Training;  and SOP and Employee Handbook Development.

Employment and Labor Law

Contract Negotiation, Employment and Labor law litigation; SOP and Employee Policy and Procedure Development; Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation prevention and litigation.

Educational Law

Providing customized services to the needs of the educational institution community (Pre-K - Doctoral Programs) including Accreditation, Licensing, Purchase Agreements, Acquisitions, Program and Degree Development, Contract Negotiations, School Openings and Closings, Administrative Agency Investigations (e.g.Title IX, Title VI, Section 504, ADA, Title VII); Specific litigation pertaining to educational institutions and risk assessment.

Risk Management

Knowledge of risks associated with your business is critical to steam lining business operations to maximize profits and minimize legal litigation and the costs of legal liability. Our firm provides risk assessments to identify areas of legal liability and risk and provides affordable and proactive solutions for today's business operations. We get to know your business to provide you with proactive business options.

Managing Partner

Lydia B. Cannizzo


10  Years Human Resource and Business Management Experience. 20 Years  Legal experience representing corporate and small business and educational institutions. Member of the Florida Bar (1999). Adjunct Faculty Member Nova Southeastern University, Inc. Current and Former Affiliations include The Florida Bar, National Association of College and University Attorneys, Member Florida Bar Educational Law Committee, Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Association of Broward County, American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America.