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Richard Sierra

Business Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

4.8   39 reviews

also known as Rich Sierra, Florida Small Business Legal Center


Licensed for 18 years

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    The Law firm of Richard Sierra & Associates, PA focuses on providing legal services to small businesses and individuals in a wide range of business related matters. Our practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Partnership Disputes, Commercial Collections, Trademark Law, Business Law, Technology/Internet Law, Representation at Mediation, Buying and Selling a Business, Franchise Law and Corporate Counsel Services.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    25%
    The Law firm of Richard Sierra & Associates, PA focuses on providing legal services to small businesses and individuals in a wide range of business related matters. Our practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Partnership Disputes, Commercial Collections, Trademark Law, Business Law, Technology/Internet Law, Representation at Mediation, Buying and Selling a Business, Franchise Law and Corporate Counsel Services.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    The Law firm of Richard Sierra & Associates, PA focuses on providing legal services to small businesses and individuals in a wide range of business related matters. Our practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Partnership Disputes, Commercial Collections, Trademark Law, Business Law, Technology/Internet Law, Representation at Mediation, Buying and Selling a Business, Franchise Law and Corporate Counsel Services.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Litigation
    25%
    The Law firm of Richard Sierra & Associates, PA focuses on providing legal services to small businesses and individuals in a wide range of business related matters. Our practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Partnership Disputes, Commercial Collections, Trademark Law, Business Law, Technology/Internet Law, Representation at Mediation, Buying and Selling a Business, Franchise Law and Corporate Counsel Services.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

 

I am passionate about small business!

“My role as business lawyers is to first understand yourbusiness; second, to identify the legal issues affecting your business; andthird, to offer the legal options available to solve these problems in acost-effective manner.”

Rich Sierra

 

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Licensed for 18 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Richard

Florida Small Business Legal Center
Florida Small Business Legal Center
6810 N. State Road 7
Coconut Creek, FL, 33073
Florida Small Business Legal Center
37 North Orange Ave, Suite 500
By Appointment Only
Orlando, FL, 32801156
Florida Small Business Legal Center
1792 Bell Tower Lane
By Appointment Only
Weston, FL, 33326
Florida Small Business Legal Center
8950 SW 74th Court Suite 2201
By Appointment Only
Miami, FL, 33156
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
Posted by Jonna | September 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney. Highly Recommend!
Richard Sierra is a top notch attorney. For my business dispute, I did over 10 free attorney consultations before picking Richard Sierra. Many of the attorney's I consulted would get sidetracked on irrelevant matters and not fully answer my questions. Richard was spot on. He always understood what I was asking and what was needed. He provided excellent legal advice, solutions and attorney letters as needed. He was very efficient to get things done and I was very happy with the outcome for my business dispute. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by David | July 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done
I hired rich after being named in a law suit. I didn’t have much money rich worked with me and put me on a small payment plan. We had a mediation and when I saw the way he man handled the other attorney I was blown away he went in fully prepared and got the job done. Got my name off the law suit at a minimal fee. Can not thank him enough
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Posted by Meredith | October 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lucky to have this lawyer
No one want to be in a situation where they need a lawyer, but when necessary you should hope to have a lawyer as good as Mr Sierra. I knew a soon as my case started that I chose the right lawyer and was thankful that he was able to help me. I you will not regret hiring this firm
Posted by Capitist | August 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Richard is a pleasure to work with. He makes the process as simple as possible and works very quickly. I was very satisfied with the job he did for me and I will recommend him to my clients and friends.
Posted by Ian | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rich, thank you for a life-changing 2020!
Rich Sierra is truly a rare gem of a lawyer and person. If you want to get an idea of who he truly is, watch the promo videos on his firm's website. It's easy to dismiss such videos as marketing stories. But after my life-changing experience working with Rich to settle a very difficult business dispute for over 6 months in 2020, I can say hand on heart that the Rich you see in those videos is the real guy. He charges a small fee for a consultation call, however the call is actually valuable advice and exploring strategy to solve your case. Going forward, he confirms with you all planned billing so there are no surprises. Lastly, his pricing is surprisingly affordable, which he can do because he handles a high volume of cases with success. Rich has completed several hundred business dispute mediations and resolutions, and during my mediation, it showed. I'm trying not to ramble here, however, I can't say enough great things about Rich Sierra. Rich cares, is a great listener, and is extremely competent as a business mediator and litigator. One of a kind person. I highly recommend Richard Sierra and his firm, Florida Small Business Legal Center, for anyone needing resolution of a business dispute/legal matter. Rich, thank you so much!
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Posted by Alan | October 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Mr Sierra was very helpful in a case I was involved in. He was prompt,focused,simplified matters and kept me informed. I would use him again.
Posted by Ed Gallagher | October 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and responsive
I have worked with Rich Sierra for over ten years and he has always been responsive and knowledgeable about my "small business" questions. This particular need concerned a trademark renewal. Great job!
Posted by Michael | September 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard did a great job :-)
I must have called 100 attornies before hiring Richard. He was the only one that asked numerous relevant questions before I hired him. Unfortunately, in South FL, most attornies brag how they are better than ice cream without asking relevant questions only to find you bought spoiled milk. Richard was very methodical & meticulous and I knew exactly what he was doing each step of the way. Using a forensic accountant Richard was able to litigate and win my case without going to court. Richard will not cheat or overcharge you. A hard lesson I learned from my first hired attorney. I can highly recommend Richard.
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Posted by eunice | October 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELENTE ABOGADO!!!!!!
Cometimos el error de participar en un esquema de negocios sin estar lo suficientemente documentados y llego el tiempo que las sospechas de que algo no andaba bien se fueron transformando en certezas, necesitábamos un abogado y a través de Avvo, encontré al Licenciado Richard Sierra quien de una manera amable, clara, expedita y concreta nos hizo la evaluación legal del caso y nos dijo en que consistía el problema y planteo las soluciones. En conjunto tomamos decisiones según sus sugerencias legales y este asunto llego a un final feliz. Si tuviéramos que definir al Licenciado Richard Sierra en pocas palabras diríamos que es una Excelente profesional y un Gran Ser Humano. Siempre, esta familia estará agradecida por representarnos, superando barreras culturales y geográficas. GRACIAS RICH
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Posted by Deborah | May 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney
I needed to see an attorney regarding an issue in my business. I found Rich on Avvo, saw his excellent reviews and met with him. He made me feel like there was a solid person behind me, advising me on how to handle the issue. I felt very confident after that and was able to resolve it. I will definitely call Rich in the future to assist me. Please contact him! He is great!
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Posted by Lauren | December 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Local representation
Richard did a fabulous job protecting my interests from a distance and keeping my expenses to a minimum. I am very pleased with the outcome he was able to achieve.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard Sierra
We hired Mr. Sierra when a summons was served to our company as we had defaulted on an equipment lease due to a very bad economy and a struggling business. The amount we were being sued for was approximately $55,000.00. Mr. Sierra negotiated on our behalf & we settled with the bank to whom the money was owed, for $10,000.00 to be paid over the next 17 months. We were very happy & relieved over the outcome as we thought we would have been forced to close our business. Mr. Sierra did a great job and we would defiantly use him again and recommend him to anyone needing his services.
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Posted by Edward | March 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
one of the best lawyers in south Florida
I have used Rich Sierra for 2 cases now in which he was professional, reliable, and won both of my cases with his legal knowledge, expertise, and commitment to his clients. One of the reasons I chose Richard was his dedication and commitment to being a champion martial arts and the court room a winner at everything its in his blood
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Posted by Robert Roscow | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard. Sierra
Very responsive and explained case well.
Posted by John | June 19, 2015
Dispute with foreign shipment
Mr. Sierra handled a difficult case with a local (Miami) shipper with a shipment from Argentina. The shipper or his agent failed to clear the shipment in a timely manner, causing excessive fines and storage costs. Mr. Sierra handled every stage of my lawsuit with the shipping company, and negotiated a fair settlement for me. The proceedings took over 16 months.but Mr. Sierra's team kept me will informed and reached a successful outcome. Thank you.
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Posted by Yamilka | May 10, 2015
Glad I kept his contact information after many years
Mr. Sierra is a pleasure to work with. He is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Mr. Sierra met our requirements regarding time, even though it was a last minute request. He was always contacting us and requesting feedback. Delivered on time and we were pleased with the final product.
Posted by Miguel Ramos | February 18, 2015
Excellent Professionalism
From legal advice for our business to the incorporation of one of our companies and trademark registrations, Mr. Sierra has been there helping us on every step of our way. Excellent professionalism, very knowledgeable on business laws, responsible and honest. We recommend his service to everyone.
Posted by Jose | February 2, 2015
You will not regret working with Rich
I had a Lawsuit filed against me from a major car rental company and I contacted several attorneys in the state of Florida and all kept telling me the same thing and that was to settle. I contacted Rich and he gave me so much information without me even hiring him. He told me he was going to fight the case and not settle. The price was very reasonable and he made me feel as if I were speaking to a friend and not someone who was trying to make money off me. The outcome was more than what I expected. I was skeptical about Rich just because he was the only one who wasn't willing to settle but he delivered what he promised.
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Posted by Daryl | January 11, 2014
Best lawyer for small business did a great job very professional and was able to work with my limited budget
I am very glad that I found Mr.Sierra due to the positive/win of my case, however it's much more than just that he is very professional and has extensive knowledge of business law and litigation as well as mediation and I'm sure he has knowledge of other areas but my case involved these areas specifically.From start to finish he spoke to me as an equal and not in lawyer talk you know what I mean if you have ever needed a lawyer how they typically talk to clients well that was not Mr.Sierra he made me fell very comfortable throughout the entire process and explained everything so I would be able to understand.Not only were other lawyers I spoke with prior to hiring Mr.Sierra $200-$300 dollars an hour more expensive yes that's right $200-$300 more per hr! I could just tell they didn't care about the small business guy like myself, well he did and had total confidence in winning my case which of course made me fell better. As the saying goes at the end of the day if your looking or should I say need a reputable lawyer that won't Bs you and know's how to work with small business on a budget,I guarantee if you just call him and speak to him if he feels he can help you he will tell you he can if he can't he won't give you any bs and take your money,straight forward guy/Lawyer that knows his stuff God Bless him and his Ethics as a lawyer is all I can say.
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Posted by judi | April 19, 2013
I GOT A GOOD SETTLEMENT!
I live on the West Coast and I had to engage Rich to negotiate a settlement with a company with whom do business in Florida. He brokered the settlement and avoided litigation. All for a flat fee which was more than reasonable. I highly recommend his services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Richard Sierra & Associates, PA
  • 2004 - Present
  • CEO
  • Healthcare Recruitment On Line, Inc.
  • 1996 - 2004

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Tampa
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • M&M Exp. Enterprises Inc. v. Bolbose
  • $166,800 for the Defendant

Associations

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • NSU Law Alumni Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • University of Tampa Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Commercial Litigation Firm of The Year 2018 - South East Florida
  • US Business News Legal Elite Awards
  • 2018
  • Best Commercial Litigation & Business Law Firm-
  • Legal Elite Awards 2017 - North America News
  • 2017
  • Charter Review Commission Member
  • Broward County Commission
  • 2002
  • Special Award as outgoing President
  • South Florida Association of Healthcare Recruiters
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Strategic & Ethical Business Development for Lawyers
  • Business Development Panel
  • 2012
  • Law Practice 2.0: Using the Internet & Social Media
  • Using Technology for Client Management
  • 2012
  • Avvocating 2012
  • How to Maximize Avvo
  • 2012
  • Internet Marketing for Lawyers Seminar
  • Internet Marketing for Lawyers
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (26)
Endorse Richard
Business Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Rich Sierra for several years now having met him at a legal education conference. He is an amazing business attorney and helps his clients with all legal aspects of their businesses. He works extremely hard for his clients and always strives to educate and help his clients achieve the best results possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rich represents his clients vigorously and ethically. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. Sierra at a mediation many years ago. I saw him advocate vigorously for his clients as well as exhibit competence and professionalism."
Business Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard Sierra is an excellent attorney who is passionate about his clients and delivering competent, valuable legal services and advice. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended a civil mediation training and had the opportunity to work with Richard Sierra on several contract dispute mediations. He exhibited exemplary professionalism, thorough knowledge of the law, and an excellent demeanor. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Other
"I had the pleasure of meeting Richard a few months ago, and I found him to be personable, professional, and proficient in all areas of small business law. I highly endorse Richard."
Business Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Rich and would recommend him to clients without hesitation."
Business Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as he is very knowledgeable and helpful!"
Business Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great business lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"More than any attorney I know, Rich Sierra understands the needs of business owners. He has crafted his practice to meet those needs. He is trustworthy, understated and hard working. I give him my highest endorsement."
Business Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Richard Sierra based upon my personal knowledge and experience with him. I have known Rich as a businessman, a fellow law school grad, and now as an astute and highly qualified business law expert. It is not often that one can find the experience and background in an attorney that Rich combines and brings forward for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've recognized Richard to be a prominent lawyer within our south FL legal community for few years now and have been fortunate enough to work with him as corporate counsel to a business litigation matter involving his client. I quickly learned realized one great attribute about Richard was the ability to understand both the transactional and litigation aspects of a simple or complex business dispute involving business partners of closely-held company. In addition to his intellect and experience, Richard offers his clients great responsiveness and quality work product at legal fees that are reasonably priced."
Business Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a smart and creative lawyer while at the same time providing fair and reasonable monetary value to his clients."
Business Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rich for quite some time now and can say that he is well versed in the law for the area he practices. He has assisted me with my own personal business law needs and I would encourage anyone to meet with him to discuss their issues. Rich will not disappoint with his knowledge and aptitude in business law."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Rich Sierra. He is a very knowledgeable attorney, particularly in the area of business litigation. As a former business owner himself, he is uniquely tuned-in to the goals and concerns of business owners. In working with Rich, I saw his attention to detail and how hard he works to successfully and efficiently resolve matters for his clients. Anyone looking for strong legal representation, provided with honesty and integrity should contact Rich Sierra."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is my pleasure to endorse Rich's work. I've had the privilege to work with him as a colleague in various cases. Rich is very responsive to client's needs, knowledgeable, and results oriented. He is also compassionate and takes the time to listen to clients and their needs. I highly recommend Rich's services."
Business Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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