Litigation

Administrative

We have extensive experience guiding our clients through administrative proceedings.  We litigate and present cases in federal, state, and local government hearings.  We also guide our clients through governmental administrative procedures, even advocating for them during the development of rules and regulations.

Appellate

Our firm maintains an active appellate practice, continuing our clients’ advocacy after the conclusion of a trial or proceeding in state and federal courts of appeal. Our appellate experience includes representation of appellants and appellees in final and non-final order appeals, petitioners and respondents in certiorari proceedings, and amicus curiae before the Florida District Courts of Appeal and Florida Supreme Court and in merits briefing and amicus curiae before the United States Supreme Court.

Arbitration

The litigation attorneys at our firm are experienced in a wide variety of arbitration matters. From construction defect cases, to real estate deposit claims, to warranty disputes, our attorneys have represented claimants and respondents in arbitration proceedings of all degrees and complexity. Throughout the process, we recognize the underlying business decisions and risk assessments that our corporate clients must make.

Class Actions

Our class action practice is primarily focused on defending companies against putative class actions involving claims of deceptive and unfair trade practices, statutory violations, products liability, data breaches, and mass torts. We have represented “household-name” companies in class actions pending in several different state and federal courts, tried class actions to jury verdict, and represented clients on appeals of class certification decisions. We provide “big-firm” class action experience and expertise, but employ the attentive, nimble and cost-effective approach of a smaller firm.

Commercial

Our business clients look to us to counsel and represent them in a wide variety of litigation matters, from simple breach of contracts, to Uniform Commercial Code, business tort and warranty claims. Our experience also includes trade secret, employment and non-compete agreements, as well as trademark and trade dress litigation in state and federal courts throughout Florida.

Construction

Our firm’s experienced attorneys can provide a broad array of assistance in construction disputes, whether in arbitration, civil litigation, or mediation. Representing owners, design and engineering professionals, contractors, and sub-contractors, we strive to achieve the most efficient resolution of our clients’ construction problems.

Intellectual Property

You have worked hard for your ideas. We work just as hard to protect and enforce intellectual property rights as we do for real property. We have experience dealing with intangible forms of property and in litigating trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and other intellectual property issues.

Mediation

While working to achieve a compelling posture in litigation, we counsel our clients in their negotiations to reach the best settlement possible at mediation—if one can be reached—while striving to protect their rights and interests.

Professional Licensing

We assist clients in all professions related to real estate in licensing disputes with local and state agencies. We have worked with contractors, engineers, scientists, real estate agents and brokers, and other professionals, to solve problems related to initial licensure, professional complaints, and professional discipline proceedings.

Real Estate and Title Insurance

From simple matters such as boundary line disputes and missed encumbrances, to the most complex and pervasive real estate title issues such as defalcation, multi-million dollar mortgage fraud, and agent termination, our experienced lawyers effectively and efficiently represent title underwriters and their insured customers. We resolve simple claims quickly and efficiently, carefully managing every kind of title claim, of any size, while striving to minimize losses and resolve disputes for our underwriters and their customers as expeditiously as possible.