Welcome to The Lions' Den

The Lions' Den is a dynamic and exciting legal practice located in Brickell in Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa and Wall Street in New York City.  Our main areas of practice are in Corporate, Real Estate, Family, Personal Injury, Probate, Estate Planning, Criminal and Tax Law.  However, the services that we provide differ based on location. We represent or have represented powerful foreign organizations, foreign military branches, billion dollar hedge funds, top talent agents and casting companies, multi-million dollar foreclosure disputes, multi-million dollar divorces, defense of the highest profile criminal cases, grammy winning producers and signers, lawsuits against major celebrities, NBA players, professional athletes and more.  You may recognize our firm from recent features on TMZ and local news outlets.  

We provide both Plaintiff and Defense representation for businesses and individuals.  Our greatest legal strength is with litigation (filing and proceeding through a lawsuit). We utilize the court and procedure to satisfy your legal goals.  We attempt to maximize your recovery (financial return) and expedite the legal process, while reducing your total costs.  We utilize our legal expertise and experiences, court procedure and carefully strategize our actions and communications.  Many solutions require brilliant creativity in order to reach your goals. 

We carry Christian values as a law firm but we hire, love and serve all people.  We pray each day and believe that our firm, clients and cases will be blessed.  Not all attorneys are equal.  You need the best attorney because the cost of litigating, time, stress and other losses can be incredible.  The firm is owned by Jonathan E. May MA Esq.  He achieved a graduate degree in communications from the University of Miami and is an expert and professor in communications, debate and persuasion. 

Our office in Miami has twenty-eight (28) five-star reviews and a perfect five-star rating.  Our office in West Palm Beach has sixty-six (66) five-star reviews and a perfect five-star rating.  Jonathan May's Avvo profile has fifteen (15) five-star reviews and a perfect five-star rating, in addition to ten (10) attorney endorsements.  Jonathan May has a perfect ten (10) out of ten (10) rating on Avvo and Justia.  Jonathan May was awarded as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2020. 

Jonathan May (Florida)

Alvaro Acevedo Associate Attorney (Florida)

Derrick Morales Associate Attorney (Florida and New York) 

Contact us at the 305-699-5466 or 844-954-6652, send a email to admin@lionsdenjustice.com or use the form below. 

Practice Areas

International Tax and Transactions 

The Lions' Den provides a wide variety of litigation options and legal services in international taxation and transactions.  Our associate Alvaro Acevedo Esq. is a CPA and has an LLM from Georgetown in International Tax and Transactional Law.  We assist individuals and corporations with structuring large transactions.  We assist with tax planning, structure and organization in order to best preserve our clients assets and ensure that their international transaction or investment is successful.    We will educate you on the process of investing foreign capital in the United States.  While we do not advise you where to invest, we will help to secure your transaction and the transfer of funds.  We work to reduce tax consequences and help you maintain compliance with IRS, Federal, State, County and any other laws that may be applicable. We provide escrow services and UCC transaction agreements which will best protect our clients interests.  

  • Foreign Investment Security and Protection

  • International Tax Structuring and Legal Compliance

  • Transaction Planning and Arrangement 

  • Foreign Real Estate Purchasing Assistance

  • International Business Agreements and Dispute Resolution

  • Escrow Management as Third Party to a Transaction

Corporate, Business and Employment Law

The Lions' Den provides a wide variety of litigation options and legal services in the area of Business and Corporate Law.  We assist Businesses to form and help them succeed.  We advise business owners on the best practices to comply with State and Federal laws.  We protect investors and companies from bad faith or unfair dealings if they break the law.  We bring claims against individuals or the insured and we defend against claims.  Below are some of the common services associated with Corporate and Business Law.  

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

  • Fraud

  • Misrepresentation

  • False Advertising

  • Chargeback Disputes

  • Employment Contracts

  • Minimum Wage Disputes

  • Overtime Pay

  • Derivative Action

  • Removal of Members

  • Operating Agreements

  • Bylaw Drafting and Disputes

  • Bankruptcy

  • Investment Review

  • Insurance Claim

  • Noncompete Agreements and  Litigation

  • Nondisclosure Agreements

  • Fraud 

  • Misrepresentation

  • False Advertising

  • Chargeback

  • Employment Contract

  • Joint Venture

  • Entertainment

  • Breach of Contract Litigation

  • Contract Enforcement

  • Tax

Real Estate Law

The Lions' Den provides a wide variety of litigation options and legal services in the area of Real Estate.  We assist in closings, document preparation, the issuance of title insurance via the Fund and Old Republic as underwriters, purchase disputes, foreclosure, evictions, code compliance, landlord and tenant disputes, insurance claims, mold, warranty claims and much more.  

  • Title Insurance via Old Republic

  • Property Closings

  • Deeds Creation

  • Landlord or TenantDisputes

  • Deposit Disputes

  • Code Violations

  • Partition Action

  • Purchase Contracts

  • Contract Review

  • Lease Contract

  • Lease Disputes

  • Commercial Lease

  • Eviction

  • Foreclosures

  • Foreclosure Defense

  • Housing Association Disputes

  • Condo Association Disputes

  • Tax Lien Disputes

  • Home Owner's Claim

  • Mold

  • Negligent Security

  • Construction Disputes

  • Contract Formation and Dispute

  • Closing Dispute

Family Law

The Lions' Den provides a wide variety of litigation options and legal services in the area of Family Law.  We assist in divorce, paternity or disestablishment of paternity, timesharing (known in other locations as custody), child support, family modifications, relocation and many other aspects associated with Family Law.  

  • Divorce Petition

  • Custody/Timesharing Petition

  • Child Support Petition

  • Modifications Petition

  • Relocation Petition

  • Prenuptial Agreement

  • Postnuptial Agreement

  • Disestablishment of Paternity

Probate

The Lions' Den provides a wide variety of litigation options and legal services in the area of Probate.  We assist with administrations via will or without a will, we write wills and trusts, we administer estates and assist the heirs to an estate, we represent beneficiaries and ensure they receive their portion of the distribution and more.  

  • Summary Administration

  • Testate Petition

  • Intestate Petition

  • Recovery Disputes

  • Beneficiary Representation

Estate Planning

The Lions' Den provides a wide variety of litigation options and legal services in the area of Estate Planning.  We assist with providing planning and document preparation in order to assist with tax savings, probate avoidance (when necessary) and assist with clients goals and many more.

  • Will

  • Probate

  • Durable Power of Attorney

  • Limited Power of Attorney

  • Trusts

  • Asset Protection

Personal Injury

The Lions' Den provides a wide variety of litigation options and legal services in the area of Personal Injury.  We assist with both individual and insurance claims for injuries that are not the fault of our clients or even defense for the uninsured.  We seek to maximize your recovery but we distinguish ourselves from other firms because we are willing to seek personal responsibility rather than only payment from the insurance company.  

  • Car Accident

  • Mold Claims

  • Negligence

  • Slip and Fall

  • Recklessness

Criminal Law​

The Lions' Den provides defense for the accused with regards to Criminal Law.  We have had great success helping out clients to seek the best deal or to get charges dismissed.  Criminal Law is a sensitive legal matter because often times, peoples lives are at stake.  It is extremely serious.  Also, often times their finances are at stake as well as their family.  We assist to put them in the best position possible given their circumstances.  

  • Misdemeanor

  • Felony

  • White Collar

  • Termination of Probation

  • Driving Under the Influence

  • Boating Under the Influence

  • Drug Trafficking

  • Drug Possession

Entertainment Law​

The Lions' Den provides a wide variety of litigation options and legal services in the area of Entertainment Law.  We assist creators of all kinds in intellectual property protection, reimbursement from others use of intellectual property, joint ventures, production and artists agreements and disputes and much more.  

  • Formation

  • Performance

  • Residency

  • Commission  

  • Dispute

  • Agreements and Litigation

Immigration Law

The Lions' Den provides a wide variety of legal services in with regards to immigration.  We provide representation for immigration applications, including Visa, Citizenship/Naturalization, Investment Visa, Family Visa, Spousal Visa, Extraordinary Ability or Achievement Visas and more. 

  • VIsa Application

  • Naturalization N-400

  • Citizenship Application

  • Investor Visa

  • EB5

  • Citizenship

  • Permanent Resident

  • Green Card I-485

  • Marriage

  • Employment Authorization I-9

Traffic, Civil and More

The Lions' Den provides a wide variety of litigation options and legal services in many more areas than have been listed.  The best option is to call or email if you have a legal concern related to the areas that we have listed.  We have provide representation for traffic representation, general civil disputes and many more areas not listed.  

  • Moving Violations

  • Nonmoving Violations

  • Suspended License

  • Without License

  • Insurance

  • Misdemeanor Violations

  • Tax

  • Investment

  • Entity Formation

  • Trademark

  • Patents

  • Copyrights

  • Noise Complaint

  • Negligent Security

Brickell Miami Office

Come see our office in the Beautiful Brickell Arch (former Espirito Santo Plaza/ Holy Spirit Building) on Brickell Avenue in Miami.  The building also coined the Brickell Arch is  designed with a beautiful arch in the entrance. 

There is valet, garage and street parking available.  You will access the office portion of the building via the second floor elevators that are on the front portion of the building.  Our office is on the 9th Floor.  Once you get off of the elevator, our reception area is on the east side of the building. 

Please kindly let the receptionist know that you have an appointment with  The Lions' Den and we will be with you as quickly as possible.  There is refreshments available for your pleasure. 

West Palm Beach Office

Come visit our beautiful office in the West Palm Beach.  The Lions' Den has made their home at the Northbridge Center at 515 North Flagler Drive, Suite P-300. The building is commonly known as the Darth Vader building because of its massive dark black glass structure.

 

This location offers valet, garage parking and street parking. It features a beautiful glass atrium and recently underwent a beautiful multi-million dollar renovation.  It sits next to the courthouse and overlooks the ocean and Palm Beach Island. 

 

Our office is on the 3rd Floor. Once you enter the main entrance of the building, locate the security personal in the lobby.  Ask them to direct you to suite P-300 and they will direct you to an elevator behind them.  Once you reach the reception area, please kindly let the receptionist know that you have an appointment with The Lions' Den and we will be with you as quickly as possible. There are refreshments available for your pleasure.                         

Tampa Office

Come visit our beautiful office in the Tampa, Florida.  The Lions' Den has made their home at the 400 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida 33602. 

 

Our office is on the 19th Floor. Once you enter the main entrance of the building, locate the security personal in the lobby.  Ask them to direct you to suite 1900 and they will direct you to an elevator behind them.  Once you reach the reception area, please kindly let the receptionist know that you have an appointment with The Lions' Den and we will be with you as quickly as possible. There are refreshments available for your pleasure.                         

Wall Street New York City Office

Come see our beautiful office on Wall Street in New York City.  Our office is on the 11th Floor.  Please kindly let the receptionist know that you have an appointment with The Lions' Den and we will be with you as quickly as possible.  There is refreshments available for your pleasure. 

Derrick Morales is our New York barred attorney.  

We offer the following legal services: 

  • International transactional law

  • Federal tax

  • Criminal law

  • Personal Injury

  • Immigration

                         

General Counsel 

The Lions' Den offers general counsel for businesses.  Our availability for clients is very limited so a retainer is required to ensure that our services are available.  Retainer agreements  fluctuate based on the time and needs of the client.  We provide a wide array of legal services for our clients such as follows: 

  • entity formation

  • tax strategy and coordination

  • contract formation

  • legal compliance

  • contract litigation 

  • employment law  

The value that we add to a business can be immeasurable.  We help businesses collect debt, prevent lawsuits, legal compliance, tax structure and avoid liability.    

Jonathan May's Awards

  • 2020 Superlawyers "Rising Star"

  • 2020 Who's Who in the World

  • 2020 Award "Up and Comers" from South Florida Legal Guide

  • 2020 Lawyers of Distinction appearing in the publication "The American Lawyer"

  • 2020 Finance Monthly Legal Awards for Civil Law

  • 2020 Invitation to Distinguished Justice Advocates 

  • 2019 Three Best Rated  "Top 3 Business Lawyers"

  • 2019 Association of American Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Attorneys"

  • 2019 Ten Best Law Firms Selection for Florida

  • 2019 Feature in 20th anniversary South Florida Legal Guide

  • 2019 The National Asosciation of Distinguished Counsel Fellowship Invitation

  • 2018 Marquis Who's Who Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

  • 2017 Opporty Best Real Estate Law Firm in Miami, Florida

  • 2017 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys "Ten Best Attorneys" 

  • 2017 International Finance Award for "Best Wills, Probate and Inheritance Law" in Florida by Acquisition International Magazine

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys recognition as "10 Best Attorney"

  • 2017 Acquisition International Magazine: Best Family Law Firm to The Lions Den and Jonathan May

  • 2017 Finance Monthly Global Award "Immigration Law Firm of the Year"

  • 2017 Requested feature in Gayborhood for helping the LGBTQ community

  • 2017 Lawyer Monthly Legal Award for Civil Law, Lawyer of the Year in the United States

  • 2017 Marquis Who's Who in American Law Biography Candidate and Featured Attorney 

  • 2017 Yelp Five Star Review

  • 2016 Custody XChange "Top 10 Family Law Attorneys"

  • 2016 Three Best Rated  "Top 3 Divorce Attorney"

  • 2016 Yelp "People Love Us on Yelp" Award

  • 2014 Thumbtack "Top 3 Divorce Attorneys in Palmetto Bay"

Publications

Brain Development in Children Subject to Divorce

Custody Factors

Handling Conflict

Do You Need a Will?

Community Service

The Lions Den performs many services to help the community: 

  • We read books to five different classes at Washington Elementary in Boynton Beach in support of Lawyers for Literacy on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017. 

  • We issued a Scholarship of $1,500 to a student at Riviera Beach High School in May of 2018.  

  • We provide necessities the homeless at least once a month on the 15th of the month. 

  • We do random acts of kindness to show God's heart towards people. 

Last Event June 28th, 2019

We believe in rejoicing and celebrating, so we have periodic events.  We had a grand opening of our West Palm Beach office located at Northbridge Center at 515 North Flagler Drive, Suite P-300 on Friday, June 28th, 2019.  Check back for our next event and Please RSVP below if you would like to come.

Miami Office

Attention Jonathan May

Brickell Arch (Former Espirito Santo Plaza)

1395 Brickell Ave, Suite 900

Miami, FL 33131

West Palm Beach Office

Attention Jonathan May

Northbridge Center

515 North Flagler Drive, Suite P-300

West Palm Beach FL 33401

Tampa Office

Attention Jonathan May

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1900

Tampa, Florida 33602

New York City Office

Attention Jonathan May (Florida Bar) or

Attention Derrick Morales (New York Bar)

48 Wall Street, Suite 1100

New York, New York, 10005

Phone: 305-699-5466

Phone: 844-954-6652

Admin@lionsdenjustice.com

Hours: Please call anytime.  Leave a message if we are not available.