Javier Talamo a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States Federal Court in the Southern District of Florida. He has twenty years of business experience in the health care industry in areas including regulatory compliance, administration, and operations of clinical, home health services and products.
Mr. Talamo received his B.A. cum laude from St. Thomas University and his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Nova Southern University School of Law. Since becoming a Florida Lawyer, Mr. Talamo has combined his health care experience and legal skills to represent health care providers and related businesses including pharmacies, medical equipment companies, home health agencies, rehabilitation and testing facilities.
Mr. Talamo provides these and other clients with advice and counsel on legislative and regulatory matters, merger and acquisitions of businesses and practices, contracts of all kinds, licensure, and advice on accreditation, billing, and management to ensure compliance with the highly regulated state and federal law on provision of health care.
Mr. Talamo also has extensive experience in general business law including real estate, and governmental matters. He is a published author and has been active on a pro bono basis with refugee legal programs helping to assimilate new refugees into the United States. His practice areas include health law, administrative law, real estate law, and corporate structuring and governance.
Daniel L. Leyton joined the firm as a partner in 2012, after having been a name partner with the Miami firm of de la O, Marko, Magolnick & Leyton for six years. Prior to that, Mr. Leyton had been an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of New York’s prestigious Proskauer Rose LLP (practicing in the firm’s Boca Raton office). Mr. Leyton has aggressively and successfully litigated a wide variety of matters, in both State and Federal Court, involving extremely complicated commercial relationships and cutting-edge legal issues. His experience includes representing high profile clients, such as an assignee for the benefit of the creditors of a large South Florida Internet mortgage company in a well-publicized action against the company’s directors and its venture capitalist financiers. He successfully represented a leading Internet diamond retailer in litigation to protect the company’s right to use its Internet address, and also an inventor in litigation designed to reacquire the rights to a valuable invention. Mr. Leyton regularly counsels businesses in how to handle employment matters and avoid labor disputes, and regularly defends companies in lawsuits alleging various workplace violations.
Mr. Leyton is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1990, and his law degree, with honors, in 1995. In law school, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Business Law Review, and was elected to the University of Miami School of Law Bar and Gavel Honor Society, as well as the national leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa, and the national honor society for graduate and professional school students, Alpha Epsilon Lambda. A member of the Florida Bar, Mr. Leyton is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He lives in Coral Gables with his wife, Vanessa, and their daughter.
Diego Machado focuses on the representation of investors and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and corporate counsel work with a strong emphasis in the complex and continuously changing health care market. Representative clients include medical centers, physicians, dentists, management services organizations (“MSO’s”), physician organizations and networks, home health agencies, licensed mental health clinics, medical spas, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, and pharmacies. Alongside his transactional work he regularly represents clients in front of state and federal administrative agencies such as the Agency for Health Care Administration (“AHCA”) and the Department of Labor (“DOL”). Clients look to Diego for his ability to obtain creative resolutions while minimizing risk and maximizing their relationships, which strengthens our clients’ position in their respective fields and markets.
In addition to his healthcare practice, Diego regularly advises clients in the art market. Diego is well-situated to represent artists, investors, collectors, dealers, auction houses, brokers, museums, galleries, lenders and insurers in transactional and litigation matters involving sales, consignments, provenance and authenticity, loans, commission disputes, financing, and insured losses. With over 20 years of experience in the international art market before deciding to practice law, Diego has been working with artists, collectors, art foundations, and institutions in a variety of high-level positions.
With his firsthand experience of the art market combined with his practical and nuanced knowledge of the practice of law, he and his network of advisors, curators, and appraisers, are able to provide a unique view of how the art world functions. This experience brings an approach to the practice of law that many attorneys who practice in the art market do not have. This experience allows Diego to provide targeted solutions tailored to the specific needs of artists, curators, artists’ estates, museums, collectors, advisors, galleries, auction houses, investors, banks, and insurance companies.
1925 - 2018
Harold Kravitz (1925-2018) was the founding member of Kravitz Talamo & Leyton, PLLC, and a beloved member of the Miami legal community for more than 50 years. His professional background was in banking, municipal law, insurance, automotive and constructions industries, and ERISA trusts. He received his B.B.A. and his Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Miami after completing World War II service with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the NPD Board of Directors since 1957, and was a President Emeritus of NPF. Mr. Kravitz had also been a director and chairman of several banks. But Harold was so much more than his professional accomplishments.
Born to Ukranian immigrants in Philadelphia on January 7, 1925, Harold grew up in Atlantic City during the turbulent era immortalized on the TV show “Boardwalk Empire.” Harold’s family thrived in an all African-American neighborhood, an experience that helped instill his ‘color blind’ nature his whole life, he treated everyone equally, regardless of race, gender, nationality, or creed. Harold enlisted in World War II in 1943, becoming a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. He saw action in France and Germany and took part in the Battle of the Bulge. Harold had never even flown in a plane before becoming a paratrooper and liked to note how he “went up in eleven planes before he ever landed in one.” He later received many accolades for his service, including France’s highest military award, the Legion of Honor medal, in 2014. Harold went on to receive a law degree in 1949 from the University of Miami on the GI bill. While working as a math tutor, he met his future wife Betty Berke. They went on to be married for 64 years, until her death in 2013. Harold and his family settled in Hialeah in 1950. At the time, the area had a very small Jewish community and anti-Semitism was a daily occurrence. But just like when he was demoted during WWII for punching a fellow soldier for anti-Semitic remarks, Harold refused to give up. He opened a successful law practice and served as Hialeah’s city attorney for years. As Harold’s prominence grew, he expanded into business and served as a director and chairman at several banks. Harold ultimately practiced law in the Miami area until he was in his 90s. One of his proudest professional accomplishments was helping Jeanne Levey to found the National Parkinson Foundation in Miami in 1957. Harold continued to work with the foundation until his death, serving as a board member from 1957 to 2016, and, after, as President Emeritus. True to his giving nature, Harold had no personal connection with the disease; he just wanted to help. Harold was also a renowned fisherman in the Florida Keys for over 50 years. Nearly every weekend he could be found on his boat, the Ronco Grande, staking out the fishing spot known as Kravitz’s Crevice. Harold was also an early scuba diver and often doubled for actor Lloyd Bridges for underwater scenes on the TV show “Sea Hunt.” As busy as Harold was in his various pursuits, he always took time out for those in need. Harold’s generosity and compassion were legendary throughout his life and that is likely what he will be remembered for more than anything else. Family was very important to Harold as well. He shared a legal practice with his daughter Shelley for ten years and was incredibly proud when she became a county judge in 1993. Shelley sadly preceded Harold in death by two days, on January 2. Harold treated all of us, at the Firm, like his extended family, and we are all blessed to have had the opportunity to work with—and, more importantly, to know—our founding member, Harold Kravitz.