Seasoned bilingual (English/Czech) attorney focusing his practice on international commercial disputes, contracts, and regulatory compliance on behalf of foreign and domestic clients in the U.S. and abroad.
Also skilled in arbitration, intellectual property disputes, foreign sovereign immunity and liability, deceptive trade practices and consumer fraud litigation, insurance coverage, employment law, and maritime law. Mr. Hadaway leads the firm’s recently established Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) practice. He writes about emerging UAS issues at DroneLaw.com.
He played key role in winning a 2008 multimillion-dollar media-rights dispute on behalf of the Honduran National Soccer Federation (Federacion Nacional Autonoma de Futbol de Honduras), earning his Diaz Reus team a Daily Business Review nomination for Most Effective Lawyers in International Law.
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Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Mr. Hadaway holds degrees in criminology from Florida State University, motion picture production from University of Southern California, and Juris Doctor from the University of Miami. He was previously associated with Mase & Lara, P.A., Miami, where he did extensive legal work on behalf of the cruise industry. Prior to attending law school, he worked in the film and television business in Central Europe and Los Angeles.
His University of Miami Law Review article “Executive Privateers: A Discussion on Why the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act Will Not Significantly Reform the Practice of Forfeiture” has been cited in numerous articles and seminars on forfeiture and money-laundering.
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