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Litigation: General Commercial — Florida


Akerman LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Offers clients a wide range of expertise across commercial litigation and appellate matters. Areas of particular expertise include insurance, securities and real estate litigation; the team also maintains a fine reputation for its class action defense work. Additionally excels in labor and employment disputes and environmental litigation. Its deep bench is augmented by the presence of four former appellate court judges. Experienced in representing clients within the financial services, leisure, healthcare and technological sectors, among others.

Work highlights Acted for Liberator Medical in shareholder litigation seeking to enjoin its $181 million merger with another company. The plaintiffs claimed that the merger price was unfair.

Successfully acted for Armour Residential REIT in defense of an $85 million shareholder class action relating to its tender offer to acquire Javelin Mortgage Investment Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Foster is recognized for his handling of a range of commercial disputes, most notably including litigation stemming from commercial mortgage foreclosures.

David Ackerman is noted for his experience in employment disputes and professional malpractice claims. He has an impressive reputation in the market, with interviewees naming him a "terrific lawyer."

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Akerman has vast experience in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation, including class action defense, securities and corporate litigation, banking, white collar crime and government investigations, insurance, and real estate.

Service Offerings

  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate
  • Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Landlord-Tenant Litigation
  • Commercial Mortgage Foreclosures & Receiverships
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Consumer Protection Class Actions
  • Environmental Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Fraud and Recovery
  • Federal Tax Litigation & Controversy
  • Financial Institutions Commercial Litigation
  • Government Agency Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • State & Local Tax Litigation and Controversy
  • Trusts, Estates, Guardianship & Other Fiduciary Litigation
  • White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

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Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Established litigation boutique with significant trial and alternative dispute resolution experience. Handles a range of commercial work from contentious environmental matters to real estate and banking disputes. Also possesses notable strengths in financial fraud cases.

Strengths Sources consider the firm to be "a wonderful litigation boutique."

Notable practitioners

John DeVault is a highly experienced business litigator, skilled in matters such as legal malpractice claims and complex commercial disputes. One source reports: "His analytical skills and strategic approach, combined with his knowledge of substance and calm personality, yield excellent results. I'd say he is among the best in Florida."

Henry Coxe is respected by peers for his excellence in the white-collar criminal defense space. Sources say that he is a "go-to in Jacksonville."

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Berger Singerman - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Offers clients a depth of expertise across a range of commercial litigation. Possesses experience in high-stakes litigation relating to bankruptcy, international fraud and shareholder disputes, among other areas. Maintains a fine reputation for its work in real estate and environmental-related litigation. Also regularly called upon for its strengths in insurance and product liability suits. Particular strength in its three Southern Florida offices, with additional presence in the Northern part of the state from its Tallahassee office.

Strengths A client reports: "I very much like their ability to bring any problem to their attention and know that someone qualified is on staff to handle it."

Another interviewee attests: "They're absolutely fantastic. Their motto is 'The Business Law Firm' and they're extremely good at understanding the business."

Notable practitioners

Fouding partner Mitchell Berger serves as cochair of the firm and is noted for his handling of a broad range of business disputes, including bankruptcy litigation, securites fraud cases and real estate litigation. He is described as "a top-shelf practitioner in his field. He is very smart, very responsive and is client service-oriented."

James Gassenheimer offers a wide ranging business disputes practice covering areas such as complex commercial litigation, business torts, bankruptcy litigation and insurance disputes. Sources consider him to be "a great litigator who is incredibly detail-oriented, and good at coming to the crux of an issue and getting his arguments across in an efficient way."

Charles Lichtman continues to be recognized for his handling of high-stakes business disputes such as shareholder disputes, securities litigation and bankruptcy litigation.

Paul Steven Singerman is a leading bankrutpcy lawyer whose practice also encompasses high-stakes business litigation. Sources note that he is "a fantastic lawyer" who is "a consummate strategist and a total class act to deal with."

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Berger Singerman’s Dispute Resolution Team has earned its reputation for successfully and efficiently handling a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters from pre-suit investigation and counseling through every stage of litigation including through trial and appeal. Members of the Team have tried hundreds of significant jury and non-jury trials to verdict and judgment. In 2013, the Dispute Resolution Team was honored to win Litigation Department of the Year (general litigation, mid-size firm category) by the Daily Business Review. The award recognizes law firms that help clients achieve the satisfactory resolution of legal disputes in the private and public sectors.

Berger Singerman routinely practices in state and federal courts in Florida and across the country. Its attorneys also regularly practice in alternative dispute resolution forums, including mediation and arbitration. Team members have handled disputes exceeding a billion dollars in controversy. Team members are committed to delivering appropriately aggressive litigation and creative dispute resolution and strive to reach the best resolution for the client at the earliest practicable moment in the case.

Berger Singerman represents regional, national and international clients from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies.

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Bilzin Sumberg - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Active in both the state and federal court system with expertise in mortgage, healthcare and tax fraud issues. Possesses significant experience at the appellate level. Also frequently engaged to deal with compliance and investigatory matters. A standout practice for partnership and shareholder disputes and additionally noted for its strengths in antitrust, product liability, insurance and construction-related litigation. Experienced in handling matters for a wide array of clients, including those within the manufacturing, retail, financial and real estate sectors.

Strengths Clients describe the team's attorneys as "well-prepared, responsive and highly effective advocates. They are appropriately cost sensitive and are invested in potential long-term working relationships with us as a client."

Sources note: "My experience has been outstanding in all areas. The firm has assembled a team of best-in-class lawyers, each of whom is extremely skilled in his or her field. They cover a broad array of my commercial needs and billing transparency is excellent, fair and linear to its value."

Work highlights Represented Honda in defense of multidistrict class action litigation arising from allegations that its vehicles contain defective Takata-manufactured airbags. The litigation involved claims of personal injury and economic loss, and involved billions of dollars in liability for the client. The claims were settled for $605 million.

Represented the officers and directors of educational institution FCC Holdings in litigation stemming from the company's bankruptcy. Clinger & Hanger, a bankruptcy trustee representing the company's creditors, brought a suit alleging mismanagement on the part of the team's clients.

Notable practitioners

Michael Kreitzer chairs the firm's litigation practices. He offers a broad commercial litigation practice covering areas such as shareholder disputes and lender liability cases. One impressed observer states: "He thinks carefully about the issues and I respect his advice."

Mitchell Widom impresses commentators with his handling of complex commercial litigation, including class actions and partnership disputes. Sources say: "He is brilliant, creative, very knowledgeable and an excellent trial lawyer. Every document he prepares is very well written and on point."

Melissa Pallett-Vasquez enjoys a burgeoning reputation in the commercial litigation space, impressing interviewees with her handling of consumer class action defense, partnership disputes and product defect claims. Sources name her "a fantastic and talented attorney" and note: "One of Melissa’s strengths, in particular, is her ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with the client so that they are aware of their legal exposure and in a manner they can understand."

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Boies Schiller Flexner LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Highly respected litigation boutique with a strong reputation for handling significant commercial disputes. Enjoys an excellent reputation in the market for its expertise in product liability and securities disputes, and is also noted for its proficiency in complex antitrust and IP cases. Equally adept in its representation of plaintiffs and defendants. Clients hail from a broad range of industry sectors, including energy and retail.

Strengths One market observer reports: "Boies is a far superior litigation firm to any other comparable firms in the Florida market."

Another interviewee attests that the team provides "excellent client service and value for money."

Work highlights Acted for Florida Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of NexEra Energy, in defense of a class action claiming that Florida's nuclear cost recovery program is unconstitutional as it violated the dormant Commerce Clause of the US Constitution.

Represented an international law firm in a legal malpractice claim brought by a biotech company. The plaintiffs sought over $800 million in damages.

Notable practitioners

Stuart Singer is a hugely respected commercial litigator with recognized experience in high-stakes business disputes at both trial and appellate level. Interviewees name him "an absolutely excellent lawyer" and an "outstanding commercial litigator."

Carlos Sires has a strong track record in complex commercial litigation, including business torts, securities litigation and banking disputes. Sources label him "a fabulous trial lawyer."

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Carlton Fields - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Offers clients wide-ranging litigation expertise across both civil and white-collar crime issues. Held in high regard for its criminal defense and government investigations work and excels in an array of areas including healthcare, tax and securities fraud cases.

Notable practitioners

Michael Pasano is an experienced white-collar criminal defense attorney with a luminous reputation in the Florida market. He is an outstanding trial lawyer with experience of cases involving allegations of money laundering, healthcare fraud and securities fraud, among other matters. Market observers affirm that Pasano is a "terrific lawyer" and "a leader in the field."

Benjamine Reid is noted for the strength of his handling of complex commercial disputes before both state and federal court. He particularly excels in class action defense, including product liability and toxic tort cases. Interviewees label him "a very fine lawyer."

Adam Schwartz is highlighted for his expertise in the white-collar criminal defense arena, handling cases involving allegations of FCA violations, healthcare fraud and abuse, among other matters. Interviewees agree that Schwartz is a "terrific" practitioner and a "very competent lawyer."

Bruce Berman impresses in the complex commercial litigation space, handling matters such as securities litigation, lending disputes and aviation cases.

Joseph Ianno is a commercial litigator who is recommended for his representation of blue-chip corporate clients in connection with securities, antitrust and consumer fraud class actions, among other matters.

The "super smart" Thomas Meeks is a respected commercial litigator with expertise in matters such as contractual disputes, securities litigation and trade secrets lawsuits. Commentators label him "a fabulous trial lawyer."

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Coffey Burlington - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Litigation boutique based in Miami which frequently represents clients in arbitrations and trials. Highly respected for its ability to handle large-scale and sophisticated litigation across a wide range of areas.

Notable practitioners

Kendall Coffey is a highly respected attorney who is skilled in litigating commercial disputes before both federal and state courts. He is reported by observers to be "an excellent trial lawyer" who is "very, very talented."

Managing partner Robert Burlington offers a broad commercial litigation practice encompassing matters such as real estate disputes and securities class actions. Sources consider him to be "a fabulous trial lawyer."

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Colson Hicks Eidson - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for A premier practice for plaintiff representation, with a deep bench of attorneys with enormous trial experience. Possesses significant expertise in class action matters including personal injury and product liability cases. Additional strengths in professional malpractice litigation.

Notable practitioners

Dean Colson is recognized by members of the Florida commercial litigation Bar as "a tremendous lawyer and statesman for our community." Colson has an outstanding reputation for his plaintiff-side practice in the areas of personal injury, professional malpractice and product liability litigation.

Lewis Eidson is an experienced plaintiff-side lawyer who is highly recommended for his handling of product liability litigation, including class actions. Interviewees consider him to be "an incredibly bright lawyer."

Roberto Martinez offers a broad litigation practice covering areas such as business litigation, product liability disputes and white-collar criminal defense. Market commentators agree that "from a talent point of view, he's right at the top."

The "outstanding" Curtis Miner is an accomplished litigator with experience of a broad array of commercial disputes, including product liability cases, mass torts and class actions. He enjoys a fine reputation among his peers, with interviewees describing him as "one of the best - a fabulous lawyer."

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Diaz Reus & Targ LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Acts for domestic and international clients in a range of commercial disputes. Held in high esteem for its experience dealing with cross-border disputes, it has a focus on Latin American matters and cases with parallel proceedings. Enjoys a fine reputation for its work in financial fraud cases, and also noted for its strengths in shareholder and contract disputes.

Strengths Sources state: "Their main strength is the way they manage the relationship with clients, establishing a mutual confidence in order to understand the problems and focus on the best solution."

Clients report that the team is "reliable, responsive and reasonable. I think very highly of them - they are consistently good."

Work highlights Represented C.V.G. Ferrominera Orinoco in defense of a Rule B maritime attachment action brought by plaintiffs Commodities and Minerals Enterprise.

Represented eight classes of bondholders in actions against the Republic of Argentina following its 2001 defaulting on sovereign debt. The bondholders collectively held around $400 million in defaulted bonds.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Michael Diaz offers a broad litigation practice covering commercial disputes and criminal matters at both trial and arbitration. He is noted as having "a complete understanding about the legal procedures and the best routes to be followed - his performance is excellent."

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Diaz Reus’ litigation department is a global legal practice focused on national and international parallel proceedings, litigations, arbitrations, negotiations, disputes, and appeals in the following broad areas, with Board Certified lawyers in international, criminal, and immigration law:

  • Sovereign trade, commerce, banking, real estate, intellectual property, capital markets, and finance;
  • Fraud, civil litigation, and arbitration;
  • Investigations, asset identification, location, tracing, and recovery;
  • White collar crime, regulatory, and criminal proceedings and defense in matters of corruption, bribery, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, OFAC, Specially Designated Nationals, the Bank Secrecy Act; 
  • Politically sensitive investigations in the recovery of US immigration status and visas; and,
  • Sports and entertainment law.

Serving US-based and global clients, including multinational corporations, government entities, heads of states, political parties, public officials, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, and athletes and entertainers, the department provides legal services across all industries, including finance, banking, energy, oil, utilities, manufacturing, customs, shipping, trade, construction, real estate, infrastructure and power-engineering, sports and entertainment, telecommunications, and more.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Offers impressive bench strength and state coverage to a wide array of clients across a range of commercial disputes as well as white-collar matters. Noted for its highly adept counsel in product liability, banking and securities litigation, and also comes recommended for its strengths in insurance and real estate disputes. Maintains a fine track record in complex cross-border cases and also sought after for its extensive capabilities in appellate cases. Represents a wide array of clients, including those within the telecommunications, financial services and manufacturing sectors.

Strengths One client reports: "I have worked with Greenberg Traurig on some very complex litigation. They do a wonderful job, and they are all very smart and well prepared."

Another interviewee offers a similar assessment: "They did an excellent job. Their attention to detail was tremendous. They prepared our witnesses 100%. They were well prepared and had a good strategy."

Work highlights Acted for Steifel Laboratories and its former CEO in defense of a securities fraud lawsuit brought by the SEC.

Represented TracFone in connection with an internal investigation and voluntary disclosure to the DOJ and the FCC regarding fraud in the Lifeline program, an initiative to provide free telephone services to poverty-level people.

Notable practitioners

Barry Richard is a hugely experienced attorney with a national reputation for the excellence of his commercial and appellate litigation practice. He also has an unparalleled track record in the constitutional law space, having represented George W. Bush in the Florida litigation that determined the 2000 presidential election.

Hilarie Bass enjoys an outstanding reputation for a broad commercial litigation practice that encompasses high-stakes securities disputes, M&A litigation and class action defense. Interviewees describe her as a "very, very tough" advocate, and also report that she is "very intelligent and responsive." She currently serves as the co-president of Greenberg Traurig.

Gregory Kehoe is a leading light in the white-collar criminal defense space. He is a highly experienced trial attorney with experience in all aspects of the white-collar space, including corporate fraud cases and racketeering allegations. He is considered by observers to be "absolutely first-class" and a "terrific lawyer."

Mark Schnapp continues to excel in the white-collar arena, defending individuals in the highest stakes matters and acting for corporations in connection with complex internal and government investigations. Interviewees deem him an "excellent" practitioner.

Jacqueline Becerra achieves impressive levels of market approval for her handling of a broad array of complex white-collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations and FCPA matters. Sources label her a "fabulous" practitioner in this space, and report that she is "a go-to person doing amazing work."

David Coulson is a respected commercial litigator with experience of high-value fraud cases and product liability class actions, among other matters. Sources say that he is "pragmatic, practical and has a good business sense."

David Weinstein offers a broad civil and criminal litigation practice with particular strength in the white-collar space, most notably with respect to matters such as anti-money laundering investigations and tax offences. Interviewees report that he "has good judgment and is a pleasure to work with."

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Gunster - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Broad commercial litigation practice, noted for its strengths in antitrust, IP, real estate and product liability disputes. Also enjoys a very strong reputation for professional malpractice defense work. Represents an array of clients including financial institutions and prominent accountancy and law firms.

Strengths Peers note that the firm has a "very strong litigation practice" with "excellent lawyers."

Notable practitioners

David Wells is a highly skilled attorney who is experienced in a range of commercial disputes, including professional negligence proceedings. Sources name him "an exceptional lawyer" and note that he "wastes no time in getting straight to the point with insightful, intelligent analysis."

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Hill Ward Henderson - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Tampa-based team offering expertise across a wide range of commercial litigation, both statewide and beyond. Represents both individuals and corporations and is well known for its work in breach of contract, securities and IP disputes. Also possesses notable expertise in antitrust, trade secrets, product liability and professional negligence cases. Clients hail from a broad range of industries, including the manufacturing, food and drink, construction and chemical sectors.

Strengths Sources say: "Hill Ward Henderson is one of the finest firms in Tampa specifically and Florida generally. They are high-quality lawyers with deep local connections and regionally-viable rates."

Work highlights Represented Gerdau Ameristeel, an international steel company, in a class action brought by retired employees challenging its alteration of their medical benefits.

Represented IBM in defense of claims of wrongful death and negligence brought by a plaintiff who alleged that a flaw in Florida's web-based child abuse reporting system resulted in an abuse report not being transmitted to the proper authorities, resulting in a child's death. The plaintiff asserted that the system flaw was a result of IBM's negligence.

Notable practitioners

Benjamin Hill is a highly experienced commercial litigator and a widely revered figure in the Florida market. Sources name him "an incredible litigator" and deem him to be "one of the finest lawyers in Florida - unbelievably good."

David Knight is proficient in the general commercial litigation space and is particularly noted for his handling of business torts. He is an experienced advocate before both state and federal court, and is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution and administrative proceedings.

Dennis Waggoner has experience in a range of complex business disputes, including legal malpractice claims and breaches of contract. Clients state that he is a "hard-working, extremely intelligent lawyer who thinks strategically" and that "his primary strength is his ability to simplify complex issues to allow for efficient and effective litigation."

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Our attorneys excel at litigating cases because we approach each case as though it will be tried. Our firm believes that this approach permits our attorneys to prepare cases in a way that gives clients the best opportunity to achieve desired results. Whether it be negotiating a settlement or trying a case to verdict, our attorneys have established a reputation for providing the absolute highest quality of legal services.

Hill Ward Henderson is known for its depth of experience in handling commercial and business tort litigation. Simply put, this experience comes from successfully trying cases.

Our attorneys have experience in handling cases in almost every substantive area, including:

  • Commercial and contract disputes
  • Antitrust
  • Securities and shareholder rights
  • Products liability
  • Insurance coverage
  • Professional liability
  • Employment
  • Mass torts
  • Intellectual property


Hill Ward Henderson seeks at all times to represent its clients efficiently and effectively in all phases of litigation. We are thoughtful, thorough, practical and, as needed, aggressive in our approach to litigation. The firm typically uses a team approach to ensure that tasks are handled by attorneys with appropriate substantive knowledge and experience. The firm's attorneys are backed by the technological resources needed to effectively address our clients' disputes.

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Hogan Lovells US LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Excellent litigation group, offering expertise at trial and appellate level across a range of areas including construction, professional liability and labor and employment disputes. Also excels in complex IP and antitrust litigation and maintains a strong reputation for international arbitration work. Experienced in handling matters for a wide array of clients, including those within the banking, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Strengths Sources say: "The firm is very client-oriented and accommodating in providing its services."

Another interviewee states: "I am very happy with their representation. We have a good working relationship and they make an effort to keep our costs down."

Work highlights Represented Wells Fargo in defense of actions brought by the City of Miami and Miami Gardens under the Fair Housing Act, alleging that widespread foreclosures were caused by racially discriminatory lending practices. The plaintiffs sought high-value damages from lost tax revenue.

Successfully represented IBM México in an ICC arbitration against Iusacell relating to a multibillion-dollar litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The dispute stems from Isuacell's decision to terminate a ten year services agreement by which IBM was contracted to improve and operate Iusacell's IT systems.

Notable practitioners

Marty Steinberg is a hugely respected trial lawyer who is recommended for his handling of complex commercial disputes and white-collar litigation. Sources say: "He is one of the finest attorneys I have ever worked with. He provides invaluable strategic guidance in handling legal matters." Another impressed interviewee names him "the best - the number one lawyer in Miami."

Carol Licko offers expertise in representing clients within the healthcare and financial services sectors, excelling in matters such as FCA litigation. Market commentators consider her to be "an excellent lawyer" and say: "She's very responsive and smart, she knows her area well and she's very practical. She's great at formulating the issues and finding resolutions."

Daniel González is noted for his work in complex commercial litigation and international arbitration, regularly handling cross-border disputes in the USA, Europe and Latin America. He serves as the global head of the Hogan Lovells international arbitration practice.

John O'Sullivan is an accomplished litigator who is noted for a broad commercial disputes practice that covers areas such as IP litigation and consumer finance litigation.

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Holland & Knight LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Possesses highly respected expertise across both civil and white-collar criminal disputes, with significant appellate expertise. Excels in significant financial fraud cases and investigations. Also highlighted for its strengths in product liability, IP and professional malpractice cases. Additionally recognized for its fine track record in First Amendment litigation in the media and entertainment space.

Strengths One client notes that "the client service, wisdom and quality of advice, work and the billing practices are the best I have encountered."

Another interviewee states: "My experience is that their client service is excellent" and that they are "top tier - excellent value for money."

Work highlights Represented the estate of Subway founder Frederick DeLuca in a complex litigation against Delray Beach developer Anthony Pugliese.

Represented Health First Health Plans in defense of a whistle-blower claim brought by a physician alleging that it had defrauded the federal government of over $600 million by providing kickbacks to physicians who referred patients to its facilities.

Notable practitioners

John Hogan chairs the firm's national litigation practice, in addition to heading up its Florida white-collar practice. He is a hugely experienced trial attorney and a widely venerated figure in the Florida market.

Latour Lafferty is recognized for his abilities in the white-collar space, handling criminal defense litigation, internal investigations and FCA litigation, among other matters. Market observers are particularly complimentary of his work in the healthcare fraud space.

Tracy Nichols is recognized for her strength in the securities litigation arena, handling the full range of matters including securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits. She heads up the firm's securities litigation group and serves as cochair of its class action team.

Bill Shepherd is a respected white-collar litigator who is based in the firm's West Palm Beach office. His areas of expertise include government and internal investigations, as well as the representation of individuals in complex fraud cases. One hugely impressed client attests: "Bill is among the very best lawyers with whom I have ever worked and I would strongly recommend him for any matter, even the most complex and challenging from legal, practical and public perspectives."

Sanford Bohrer is a noted media law and First Amendment litigator. Sources say that he is "incredibly knowledgeable and responsive" and note that "his success rate is extremely high in getting matters resolved in a positive way."

Joseph Varner represents clients in both state and federal courts and is proficient in handling a range of commercial disputes including medical malpractice cases and shareholder disputes. Sources state he is an "outstanding lawyer" and "very well respected." Varner heads the firm's Tampa litigation team.

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Miami-based litigation team positioned within a global law firm with significant international resources. Excels in cross-border litigation, particularly with regard to Latin America and the Caribbean. Noted for its adept counsel in financial services disputes, as well as cases concerning product liability, IP, antitrust and real estate. Excellent choice of firm for class action defense work and particularly noted for its work on behalf of government clients. Sector-specific experience pertaining to the food and drink, transportation, financial and manufacturing industries, among others.

Strengths One client reports: "They foster a very welcoming environment, they are very practical and they are very responsive to client requests."

Another source states: "The team worked very, very well. I liked their open-minded attitude - they were keen to accept comments and act accordingly, and it was a nice environment in which to work."

Work highlights Acted for Ryder Truck Rental to bring claims of breach of contract and breach of guaranty against DTLI LLC and Dalmares Produce Company, respectively. The client sought over $2 million in damages.

Notable practitioners

The hugely experienced Barry Davidson continues to be recognized for his immense wealth of knowledge in the commercial litigation arena. He offers expertise in matters such as class action litigation and antitrust disputes.

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Kenny Nachwalter PA - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Distinguished litigation boutique with significant expertise in a range of dispute areas, including professional liability and securities fraud. Also regularly sought after for its expert counsel on antitrust, IP and D&O liability cases.

Strengths Peers note that the firm is "the gold standard in town," and attest that it enjoys "a very fine reputation."

Notable practitioners

Richard Critchlow is a hugely experienced attorney with an excellent reputation for his handling of complex commercial disputes at litigation and arbitration. He excels in a range of high-stakes disputes, including business torts, securities litigation and partnership disputes.

Stanley Wakshlag offers a broad and highly respected commercial litigation practice, covering areas such as securities litigation, class action defense and professional malpractice cases. Interviewees deem him to be "a very fine lawyer."

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Kenny Nachwalter is recognized among the leading complex business litigation firms in Florida and the United States, having built this reputation on the strength of our four decades of consistently vigorous and effective trial presentations in state and federal courts and arbitral forums. Our experience has included many trials with hundreds of millions of dollars and the survival of the businesses at stake.

Kenny Nachwalter represents clients in a broad range of complex commercial disputes. These include professional liability defense, class action defense, director and officer liability, partnership disputes, shareholder derivative actions, lender liability, intellectual property and trade secrets, construction, False Claims Act and Qui tam actions, real estate disputes, trade libel, contracts, fraud and other common law and statutory business torts, appellate, and white collar criminal defense.

While the facts and claims for each case may vary, one constant is our focus on our clients’ particular business and litigation objectives. We draw on the considerable trial experience of our lawyers to inform our strategies for each case that we handle.

The firm has a full complement of litigation and information management technology and non-lawyer professionals supporting our lawyers to master the large volume of business information these cases involve and distill it into strong and effective trial presentations for our clients.

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King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth, PA - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Well-respected litigation boutique covering a wide range of litigation. Maintains particular strengths in professional malpractice suits. Acts for both plaintiffs and defendants, and represents a broad array of clients – including private individuals, public companies and governmental entities – enjoying a fine reputation in the nonprofit, healthcare and education sectors.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner David King is a renowned litigator in the Florida marketplace, handling a wide array of high-stakes commercial disputes and legal malpractice claims. Sources report that he is "a top litigator," with one interviewee affirming that he is "one of the best business minds I have dealt with in law."

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Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Litigation boutique with extensive trial experience, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. Particularly renowned for its prowess in real estate and construction disputes. Also noted for its strengths in trade secrets and IP cases, as well as shareholder and partnership conflicts. Clients hail from a broad range of industries, including retail, investment funds and real estate.

Strengths Sources say that the firm provides "exceptional legal representation," and that it "practices at the highest level and clients receive extraordinary value and service."

Observers report: "The team is very well rounded; they have significant resources at their disposal and are very well known and regarded in the legal and business community."

Work highlights Represented Florida Pritkin Center in a dispute with its landlord, the Trump Organization, which had improperly attempted to force the tenant to vacate its premises following its purchase of the Miami resort on which it is located.

Represented Naples Lending Group in defense of claims by Fiddler's Creek for breach of a confidentiality and non-circumvent agreement, breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud. The dispute stemmed from the defendants objections to GFiddler's Creek's plan of Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

Notable practitioners

Alan Kluger is an experienced trial lawyer with expertise in a broad range of commercial, real estate and lending litigation. Sources name him "a tough, effective litigator," and highlight his strength in bet-the-company cases.

Philippe Lieberman handles a range of complex commercial disputes, including real estate litigation, corporate governance disputes and securities litigation. Sources say: "He produces outstanding legal documents, defends at a very high level of skill and has an excellent strategic sense in handling the cases."

Steve Silverman handles a broad array of business and real estate disputes, including business torts, lender liability actions and class action defense.

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Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. is a boutique litigation firm with offices in Miami, Aventura and Boca Raton, Florida and in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The firm focuses on the resolution of complex, high-stakes disputes involving all aspects of business and corporate litigation including real estate, probate, securities and financial fraud, corporate governance, bankruptcy, complex matrimonial matters, professional liability, intellectual property disputes and class actions, in state and federal courts and in AAA, FINRA and ICC Arbitration. The firm’s veteran litigators are often retained to appear in federal and state courts throughout the country and before local and international tribunals, in ‘bet the company’ type cases as a result of their aggressive, results oriented, creative and focused approach to problem solving.

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Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded for its representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in significant commercial litigation. Engaged by a wide range of clients from entrepreneurs to public companies and law firms. Experience includes securities fraud, antitrust, IP and partnership disputes. Go-to practice for large-scale class actions and also noted for its expert counsel in litigation concerning Ponzi schemes. Headquarted in Coral Gables, lending it particular strength in the south of the state.

Strengths A client attests: "The firm has a great reputation, and the team that I worked with always provided great results." The interviewee concludes: "They are definitely a go-to firm."

Work highlights Acted as lead plaintiffs' counsel in Daccache v. Raymond James & Associates, et al, a case involving a multimillion Ponzi scheme revolving around the sales to EB-5 investors at the Jay Peak ski resort in Vermont. The team achieved a $150 million settlement for its clients.

Acted for the trustee of the liquidating trusts for Palm Beach Finance Partners and Palm Beach Finance II, Florida hedge funds which lost $560 million investing in the Petters Ponzi scheme, to bring claims against GE Capital that it had facilitated the fraud.

Notable practitioners

Harley Tropin is particularly noted for his representation of plaintiffs in high-value fraud disputes. Sources say: "He is responsive and always approaches legal issues with significant business acumen." One interviewee also names him "probably the finest litigator I have ever seen in a courtroom."

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Leon Cosgrove LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Flourishing practice offering expertise in high-stakes commercial litigation, particularly in the financial services space. Maintains a fine reputation for its work in real estate disputes and skilled in cases concerning lender liability and bankruptcy. Also excels in IP and labor and employment litigation.

Strengths Sources state: "They are a great boutique firm - excellent litigators, very responsive and very good with clients."

Work highlights Represented Grupo Dolphin in defense of a putative class action alleging that it violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act by printing expiration dates on customer receipts for credit and debit card transactions.

Acted for Volvo Financial Services in a $12 million dispute with VAS Aero Services and private equity firm H.I.G. Capital. The case concerned money owed by Aero following its purchase of aircraft and aircraft parts from Volvo.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Scott Cosgrove is a respected commercial litigator who is particularly noted for his ongoing representation of the State of Florida in litigation against R.J Reynolds and Imperial Tobacco, in which the state is attempting to compel the companies to honor a 1997 settlement under which they must pay $30 million per year in perpetuity. Sources say that he has "very good persuasive ability, and a great reputation and pedigree."

Derek León is a respected commercial litigator with expertise in areas such as consumer fraud and aircraft leasing. Sources describe him as "tenacious, creative, insightful and pragmatic" and note that he has "a firm grasp of strategic implications and big-picture analysis."

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León Cosgrove LLP is a litigation firm comprised of former federal law clerks and top-tier trial lawyers from AmLaw 100 firms.

Highly focused and trial-ready teams represent clients in high-stakes plaintiff and defense matters across a wide range of practice areas, industries, and venues throughout the United States—often going up against and defeating, established global legal brands.

León Cosgrove is the litigation powerhouse for one of the world’s largest banks, several large global retailers, energy companies, as well as domestic and foreign governments. Its lawyers have litigated for defrauded plaintiffs in the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme and for Bank of NY Mellon in a case brought by the Russian Federation. They recovered $120 million for CDR Creances (an instrumentality of the French government) after a French bank was defrauded in a sophisticated international scheme involving dozens of shell companies to hide the collateral for a defaulted bank loan. They recovered $76 million in a construction defect and fraud case on behalf of a large energy company in an international arbitration. The firm has also represented the state of Florida in a dispute involving $30 million owed the state annually under its landmark 1997 tobacco settlement.


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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Offers clients expertise in a range of commercial litigation areas. Frequently handles class action defense on behalf of a variety of clients including financial institutions. Additional areas of expertise include IP and real estate contractual disputes. Noted experience acting as national defense counsel for corporate clients, with a strong track record in complex multidistrict litigation. Retains a standout client base among the energy, transportation and technology sectors.

Strengths Sources describe the Miami litigation team as "very skilled, diligent and sophisticated."

Work highlights Represented pet supplies retailer PetSmart in defense of a class action alleging that the company had improperly attached sales tax to certain animal food, in violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. The plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his class action.

Represented Uber Technologies against a putative class action in which several taxi companies alleged violations of various state and federal laws, including Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, against Uber.

Notable practitioners

Robert Brochin heads up the firm's Miami office. He is an experienced commercial litigator who is recognized for his handling of matters such as real estate and financial services litigation. Sources deem him "an excellent litigator."

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Proven track record. Client-centric service. Tenacious and creative advocacy. These attributes define Morgan Lewis’s global litigation practice upon which clients rely to guide them on their contentious matters, including their most complex crisis management matters. Our litigators handle a broad scope of matters, including commercial disputes and class actions, as well as securities, white collar, employment, intellectual property, antitrust, tax, product liability and mass tort, and environmental litigation.

We are guided by our clients’ business objectives regarding a successful result—early resolution, arbitration, or aggressive courtroom advocacy up to and including US Supreme Court arguments. Depending on the desired result, we are positioned to prevail in every environment. We win in state courts, federal courts, bankruptcy courts, arbitration forums, and US Tax Court; before regulators; and in the court of public opinion.

Our clients are a “who’s who” of industry leaders in financial services, automotive, food and beverage, healthcare, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, retail, and technology. Morgan Lewis litigators routinely represent leading global companies such as HP, Toyota, JPMorgan Chase, Uber, Anthem, Johnson & Johnson Company, Schlumberger, Deutsche Bank, E*TRADE, Health Net, Southern California Gas Company, and Intel, among others, in commercial litigation disputes, many of which involve defending against class actions.

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Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Handles both commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense work, with particular expertise in healthcare, securities and real estate matters. Established and broad Florida presence with noteworthy strength in trusts and estate litigation and real estate disputes.

New developments The firm is the product of a recent merger between Broad & Cassel LLP and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Work highlights Represented Vital Pharmaceuticals to bring a number of claims against a former senior sales executive and certain other former sales staff, following their defection to a competitor. The claims included breach of fiduciary duty, breach of noncompete agreemens and tortious interference.

Represented Grisel Alonso, the federal court-appointed receiver for Elm Tree Investment Advisors, a fund manager which had allegedly operated a Ponzi scheme.

Notable practitioners

Jon Sale cochairs the firm's white-collar defense and compliance department and is noted for his handling of criminal cases relating to charges of money laundering, FCPA violations and tax fraud, among other matters. Interviewees agree that Sale is "a very, very prominent lawyer" in the Florida market.

Mark Raymond is recognized for his handling of commercial disputes such as accounting malpractice suits and class actions. Interviewees name him "a terrific litigator." He serves as managing partner of the firm's Miami office and cochair of its business litigation division.

Patricia Lebow is an accomplished commercial litigator in the Florida market, and is adept in a range of contractual and real estate disputes, advising on such matters as part of a broader practice that also encompasses trusts and estate work. She is based in the firm's West Palm Beach office.

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Podhurst Orseck P.A. - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Outstanding practice acting for plaintiffs across complex and high-profile commercial, white-collar crime and appellate litigation. Possesses notable expertise in aviation disaster cases, and is also active in the healthcare, financial services and automotive arenas. Highly regarded for its strengths in product liability and medical malpractice disputes and represents a go-to firm for high-value multidistrict class action litigation.

Notable practitioners

Robert Josefsberg is a doyen of the Florida litigation Bar and a widely venerated figure in both commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense circles. He continues to offer clients the benefit of his immense experience in the space.

Aaron Podhurst is a highly experienced plaintiff-side commercial litigator who is particularly skilled in handling class action disputes. He is described by one admiring commentator as "one of the best lawyers in the world."

Peter Prieto is skilled in both the general commercial litigation and white-collar spheres with impressive experience in representing plaintiffs. Market sources name him "a very fine lawyer."

Steven Marks is an accomplished attorney whose broad plaintiff-side litigation practice covers areas such as product liability cases, aviation litigation and medical malpractice, as well as general commercial disputes.

Ricardo Martinez-Cid is skilled in handling mass torts in the general commercial space, as well as personal injury matters and airline work. He holds an impressive renown among peers, who state he is an "exceptional," "first-rate" and "very effective" attorney.

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Richman Greer PA - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Litigation boutique that handles a wide range of disputes including antitrust, real estate and professional malpractice cases. Possesses significant experience in handling consumer class actions on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Also highly regarded for its accomplished work in product liability, IP and employment disputes, and maintains a fine track record for its work on behalf of clients in the healthcare and financial services sectors. Additional strength in the election law space.

Strengths One client reports the firm's "outstanding" performance, noting: "They know the law very, very well and know all of the issues."

Another interviewee states: "They are terrific to work with. They know the law, and they are diligent and detail-oriented. They are also very mindful of the costs of litigation."

Work highlights Represented United Services Automobile Association in defense of claims brought by Herssein Law Group. The plaintiff alleged that it was owed $20 million by the firm's client, and that a contract for legal services had been breached, forcing closings of its New York and Tampa offices.

Represented Lockton Companies in defense of claims relating to its hire of certain former employees of competitor Willis Americas Administration.

Notable practitioners

Alan Greer is a highly experienced commercial litigator who is accomplished in areas such as professional malpractice claims and IP ligation. One client notes that his "work on our matters has always been excellent - he is very familiar with the judges and gives good guidance."

Gerald Richman offers immense experience in a range of business disputes, including professional liability cases, class action defense and real estate litigation. Interviewees consider him an "excellent" practitioner and agree that he is "very well regarded."

Manuel Garcia Linares enjoys a strong reputation in the South Florida market, handling matters such as class action litigation and director liability cases. Sources say that he is "highly practical and responsive, with a commitment to client service and a terrific problem-solving approach."

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Rivero Mestre LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Experienced business litigators well versed in complex disputes covering a range of matters, including securities, bankruptcy, IP and antitrust. Possesses notable expertise in significant insurance coverage disputes. Also highlighted for its strengths in cross-border litigation and arbitration, particularly in cases relating to Latin America. Experienced in handling matters for a wide array of clients, including those within the real estate, manufacturing, financial and telecommunications industries.

Strengths One client notes: "We have enjoyed working with them - the services offered by them are efficient, with a good turn around and very good value for money. We always feel like they understand our business."

Sources state: "This is a strong team with a deep bench - their written work is excellent."

Work highlights Represented Latin American condominium developer The Solution Group in defense of a trademark infringement suit brought by a New York developer alleging that it had violated its 'cassa' mark in South Florida.

Represented Panasonic in a multimillion-dollar product defect action brought by the Homestead-Miami Speedway motor racing track.

Notable practitioners

Andrés Rivero is an experienced commercial litigator who is noted for his handling of matters such as antitrust disputes, securities litigation and IP disputes. Sources say that he is a "five-star lawyer who is not only very knowledgeable and handles very complicated litigation, but is also very practical and business-oriented."

Amanda McGovern offers an impressive commercial dispute resolution practice, handling litigation and arbitration in South Florida and internationally. One impressed source avers: "She has credibility to burn and she is also quite deft at knowing when to use the hammer versus the glove in a way that maximizes her ability to persuade and negotiate."

Jorge Mestre is noted for his handling of a range of complex commercial disputes, including cross-border cases and multidistrict litigation. Sources note his "deep knowledge of the law" and report that he is "very client-focused."

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded for its extensive expertise in product liability class action litigation. Maintains a fine track record for its work in disputes concerning tobacco, pharmaceutical and medical device products. Also well regarded for its counsel in complex IP and employment litigation. Acts for an impressive roster of blue-chip corporate clients, including airlines, tobacco companies and medical device companies.

Strengths One source states: "They're hard-working, they never let anything drop and they're on top of things. They fight very hard for their client and they are intelligent and knowledgeable."

Sources say that the team's attorneys are "supremely trained and have a wonderful commitment to their client."

Work highlights Acted for Philip Morris in the Engle Progeny litigation, a series of Florida cases that grew out of a decertified product liability class action alleging that cigarettes were defective, and that the defendants were negligent and concealed material information.

Represented medical technology company Stryker in product liability proceedings relating to its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Modular hip implants.

Notable practitioners

William Geraghty is accomplished in product liability disputes and healthcare-related litigation. Sources say that he is an "excellent trial lawyer" and report that "working with him is always a positive experience."

Kenneth Reilly is a respected trial lawyer who is noted for his defense of tobacco industry clients in connection with class action litigation. Sources say: "He is always honing his craft, always learning, and always available to discuss trial strategy and new ideas for representation."

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Squire Patton Boggs - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded for its representation of pharmaceutical and medical product manufacturers in significant litigation. Also possesses notable strength in insurance and securities cases. A go-to practice for class action and multidistrict litigation, and also recommended for its expertise in large-scale cross-border disputes.

Notable practitioners

Alvin Davis is thought of by sources as an "absolutely first-rate" commercial litigator, particularly in the product liability space. His other areas of strength include environmental litigation and securities class actions.

Patricia Lowry offers a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice covering areas such as product liability litigation and pharmaceutical defense. Sources name her "an excellent lawyer" and aver that she is "by far the top pharmaceutical lawyer in South Florida."

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Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Excellent group offering clients a wide range of expertise across real estate, IP, antitrust and construction disputes. Experienced in significant trial work and class actions. Adept at handling cases for a wide array of clients, including companies in the food and drink, transportation and healthcare industries. Additionally recognized as a good choice of firm for municipalities and local government entities.

Strengths One client states: "They are fair, responsive, very knowledgeable and intelligent, and hard-working. Most importantly they care for you as a client. I am 100% happy with them."

Work highlights Acted for 3CInteractive in defense of a shareholder derivative action instituted by the company's former general counsel. The team successfully obtained dismissal of the action.

Represented Erba Diagnostics and certain of its current and former officers and directors in defense of a securities class action alleging violations of Rule 10b-5.

Notable practitioners

The "phenomenal" Eugene Stearns is a highly accomplished commercial litigator with a hugely impressive track record in matters such as securities litigation, insurance coverage disputes and patent litigation. He is considered by market observers to be "one of the best trial lawyers we've had in Florida."

Jay Shapiro offers a broad and highly respected commercial litigation practice covering areas such as antitrust, securities and libel law. He is noted as "a very skilled practitioner and a sophisticated advocate for his clients."

Mary Barzee Flores is an experienced litigator who is recognized for her handling of complex commercial disputes. Interviewees consider her to be an "excellent" practitioner.

David Pollack is a respected and experienced trial lawyer who is noted for his handling of matters such as legal malpractice cases, product liability disputes and defamation litigation. Interviewees attest that he has "an excellent reputation" in the Miami market.

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We represent Fortune 500 corporations, multi-national banks, professional firms, media and entertainment companies, municipalities, insurance companies, other business enterprises and individual clients in a wide variety of litigation matters throughout Florida and nationwide. More than simply “litigators,” our Litigation Department is composed of experienced and accomplished trial lawyers.

Our attorneys have tried virtually every type of business and commercial case, including cases involving the telecommunications industry, securities fraud, product liability, construction defect, lender liability, legal malpractice, commercial foreclosure, breach of contract and insurance. We specialize in class action work, and believe that we have defended more class actions than any other firm in Florida.

In addition to our practice in state and federal trial and appellate courts, we represent clients before administrative agencies and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration and mediation. We collaborate with attorneys in the Firm’s other departments to ensure our clients receive a comprehensive review of the legal and practical issues in their matters.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Provides representation to high-profile clients across a range of complex disputes and is esteemed for its strengths in product liability, securities, contract and bankruptcy litigation, among other matters. Maintains particular expertise in class action and multidistrict litigation and possesses broad-ranging sector experience, including energy, manufacturing and life sciences.

Strengths One individual reports: "The team functions well, is always on top of the issues in the case and very hard-working. Weil is an excellent firm and is able to effectively litigate highly complex cases."

Interviewees consider the Weil group to be "an elite litigation team," and report that it is "very service-oriented with a good sense of the client's needs."

Work highlights Represented Procter & Gamble in a multidistrict litigation in which hundreds of plaintiffs alleged that their use of P&G's denture cream product had caused neurological injuries.

Acted for Dometic, winning summary judgment in a putative class action lawsuit alleging that the cooling units in several models of the company's refrigerators contained a latent defect.

Notable practitioners

Edward Soto is a highly accomplished attorney who offers a broad commercial litigation practice encompassing matters such as antitrust, bankruptcy and insurance disputes. Sources say that he is "a very experienced litigator" who shows "impeccable instincts" in his handling of business disputes. Soto serves as the managing partner of the firm's Miami office and co-head of the US complex commercial litigation practice.

Edward McCarthy is an up-and-coming trial lawyer with impressive first chair experience in a range of commercial disputes. His areas of strength include multidistrict litigations and class actions relating to securities disputes and product liability, among other matters. Sources name him "a terrific advocate, both in writing and oral argument."

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White & Case LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Miami base of international firm with a strong reputation for national and cross-border work. Handles a wide range of issues with an emphasis on commercial litigation at both trial and appellate level. Particularly sought after for its expertise in product liability cases and disputes in the financial services sector.

Strengths Sources say: "The team as a whole comprises an abundance of talent, dedication and legal savviness."

One client attests: "White & Case is extremely efficient and client-oriented. They always keep us apprised of developments as they occur and work with us throughout the process."

Work highlights Represented South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai in a complex cross border dispute stemming from claims of breach of contract brought by Key Motors, a former distributor of its vehicles in Jamaica.

Represented Gerber Products in a Florida statewide putative consumer class action in which it was alleged that the labels on Gerber Graduates Puffs products violated the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Fridman heads the firm's white-collar department and is highly proficient in cases involving allegations of healthcare fraud, financial crime and official corruption, among other matters. One client reports: "He is highly organized, with an excellent command of the field and good judgment on how to handle matters - I had complete peace of mind."

Jaime Bianchi is a respected commercial litigator who is noted for his handling of matters such as consumer class actions and contractual disputes. Sources name him an "excellent technical lawyer," with one interviewee reporting: "He has always gone above and beyond in representing us."

James Robinson is particularly noted for his representation of financial services companies in connection with complex commercial disputes, including fraud and lender liability cases. Sources say: "Jim is a strong strategic thinker with a good instinct as to when to fight, hold or concede."

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Senior Statesperson

Colson Hicks Eidson

From the Chambers USA guide

Dean Colson is recognized by members of the Florida commercial litigation Bar as "a tremendous lawyer and statesman for our community." Colson has an outstanding reputation for his plaintiff-side practice in the areas of personal injury, professional malpractice and product liability litigation.

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Senior Statesperson

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The hugely experienced Barry Davidson continues to be recognized for his immense wealth of knowledge in the commercial litigation arena. He offers expertise in matters such as class action litigation and antitrust disputes.

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Senior Statesperson

Squire Patton Boggs

From the Chambers USA guide

Alvin Davis is thought of by sources as an "absolutely first-rate" commercial litigator, particularly in the product liability space. His other areas of strength include environmental litigation and securities class actions.

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Senior Statesperson

Richman Greer PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Alan Greer is a highly experienced commercial litigator who is accomplished in areas such as professional malpractice claims and IP ligation. One client notes that his "work on our matters has always been excellent - he is very familiar with the judges and gives good guidance."

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Senior Statesperson

Benjamin H Hill III

Hill Ward Henderson

From the Chambers USA guide

Benjamin Hill is a highly experienced commercial litigator and a widely revered figure in the Florida market. Sources name him "an incredible litigator" and deem him to be "one of the finest lawyers in Florida - unbelievably good."

^ See whole ranking table

Senior Statesperson

Robert C Josefsberg

Podhurst Orseck P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Josefsberg is a doyen of the Florida litigation Bar and a widely venerated figure in both commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense circles. He continues to offer clients the benefit of his immense experience in the space.

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Senior Statesperson

Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Barry Richard is a hugely experienced attorney with a national reputation for the excellence of his commercial and appellate litigation practice. He also has an unparalleled track record in the constitutional law space, having represented George W. Bush in the Florida litigation that determined the 2000 presidential election.

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Senior Statesperson

Richman Greer, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Gerald Richman offers immense experience in a range of business disputes, including professional liability cases, class action defense and real estate litigation. Interviewees consider him an "excellent" practitioner and agree that he is "very well regarded."

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Senior Statesperson

Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

The "tremendous" Sidney Stubbs of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. is a highly experienced litigator in the Florida marketplace, and is adept in handling high-stakes commercial litigation and legal malpractice disputes.

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Star Individuals

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

The "phenomenal"Eugene Stearns is a highly accomplished commercial litigator with a hugely impressive track record in matters such as securities litigation, insurance coverage disputes and patent litigation. He is considered by market observers to be "one of the best trial lawyers we've had in Florida."

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Band 1

Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Hilarie Bass enjoys an outstanding reputation for a broad commercial litigation practice that encompasses high-stakes securities disputes, M&A litigation and class action defense. Interviewees describe her as a "very, very tough" advocate, and also report that she is "very intelligent and responsive." She currently serves as the co-president of Greenberg Traurig.

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Band 1

Richard H Critchlow

Kenny Nachwalter PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Critchlow is a hugely experienced attorney with an excellent reputation for his handling of complex commercial disputes at litigation and arbitration. He excels in a range of high-stakes disputes, including business torts, securities litigation and partnership disputes.

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Band 1

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

From the Chambers USA guide

John DeVault is a highly experienced business litigator, skilled in matters such as legal malpractice claims and complex commercial disputes. One source reports: "His analytical skills and strategic approach, combined with his knowledge of substance and calm personality, yield excellent results. I'd say he is among the best in Florida."

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Band 1

Colson Hicks Eidson

From the Chambers USA guide

Lewis Eidson is an experienced plaintiff-side lawyer who is highly recommended for his handling of product liability litigation, including class actions. Interviewees consider him to be "an incredibly bright lawyer."

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Band 1

King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Founding partner David King is a renowned litigator in the Florida marketplace, handling a wide array of high-stakes commercial disputes and legal malpractice claims. Sources report that he is "a top litigator," with one interviewee affirming that he is "one of the best business minds I have dealt with in law."

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Band 1

Colson Hicks Eidson

From the Chambers USA guide

Roberto Martinez offers a broad litigation practice covering areas such as business litigation, product liability disputes and white-collar criminal defense. Market commentators agree that "from a talent point of view, he's right at the top."

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Band 1

Podhurst Orseck P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Aaron Podhurst is a highly experienced plaintiff-side commercial litigator who is particularly skilled in handling class action disputes. He is described by one admiring commentator as "one of the best lawyers in the world."

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Band 1

Podhurst Orseck P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Prieto is skilled in both the general commercial litigation and white-collar spheres with impressive experience in representing plaintiffs. Market sources name him "a very fine lawyer."

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Band 1

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stuart Singer is a hugely respected commercial litigator with recognized experience in high-stakes business disputes at both trial and appellate level. Interviewees name him "an absolutely excellent lawyer" and an "outstanding commercial litigator."

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Band 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Soto is a highly accomplished attorney who offers a broad commercial litigation practice encompassing matters such as antitrust, bankruptcy and insurance disputes. Sources say that he is "a very experienced litigator" who shows "impeccable instincts" in his handling of business disputes. Soto serves as the managing partner of the firm's Miami office and co-head of the US complex commercial litigation practice.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Marty Steinberg is a hugely respected trial lawyer who is recommended for his handling of complex commercial disputes and white-collar litigation. Sources say: "He is one of the finest attorneys I have ever worked with. He provides invaluable strategic guidance in handling legal matters." Another impressed interviewee names him "the best - the number one lawyer in Miami."

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Band 1

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

From the Chambers USA guide

Harley Tropin is particularly noted for his representation of plaintiffs in high-value fraud disputes. Sources say: "He is responsive and always approaches legal issues with significant business acumen." One interviewee also names him "probably the finest litigator I have ever seen in a courtroom."

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Band 1

Kenny Nachwalter PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Stanley Wakshlag offers a broad and highly respected commercial litigation practice, covering areas such as securities litigation, class action defense and professional malpractice cases. Interviewees deem him to be "a very fine lawyer."

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Band 2

Mitchell W Berger

Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

Fouding partner Mitchell Berger serves as cochair of the firm and is noted for his handling of a broad range of business disputes, including bankruptcy litigation, securites fraud cases and real estate litigation. He is described as "a top-shelf practitioner in his field. He is very smart, very responsive and is client service-oriented."

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Band 2

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Brochin heads up the firm's Miami office. He is an experienced commercial litigator who is recognized for his handling of matters such as real estate and financial services litigation. Sources deem him "an excellent litigator."

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Band 2

Coffey Burlington

From the Chambers USA guide

Kendall Coffey is a highly respected attorney who is skilled in litigating commercial disputes before both federal and state courts. He is reported by observers to be "an excellent trial lawyer" who is "very, very talented."

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Band 2

V M Diaz & Partners

From the Chambers USA guide

Victor Diaz of V M Diaz & Partners is accomplished in class action disputes and product liability matters. Peers note that he "works incredibly hard and does an incredible job" and is a "brilliant lawyer - a real technician."

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Band 2

Marcos Daniel Jiménez

Marcos D. Jimenez, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Marcos Daniel Jiménez handles a range of complex commercial disputes, including cross-border matters. Clients consider him to be "a broad strategic thinker and an excellent tactician."

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Band 2

Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.

From the Chambers USA guide

Alan Kluger is an experienced trial lawyer with expertise in a broad range of commercial, real estate and lending litigation. Sources name him "a tough, effective litigator," and highlight his strength in bet-the-company cases.

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Band 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Carol Licko offers expertise in representing clients within the healthcare and financial services sectors, excelling in matters such as FCA litigation. Market commentators consider her to be "an excellent lawyer" and say: "She's very responsive and smart, she knows her area well and she's very practical. She's great at formulating the issues and finding resolutions."

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Band 2

Podhurst Orseck P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Marks is an accomplished attorney whose broad plaintiff-side litigation practice covers areas such as product liability cases, aviation litigation and medical malpractice, as well as general commercial disputes.

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Band 2

Colson Hicks Eidson

From the Chambers USA guide

The "outstanding"Curtis Miner is an accomplished litigator with experience of a broad array of commercial disputes, including product liability cases, mass torts and class actions. He enjoys a fine reputation among his peers, with interviewees describing him as "one of the best - a fabulous lawyer."

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Band 2

The Moskowitz Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

Adam Moskowitz, previously of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton LLP, recently founded The Moskowitz Law Firm. He is particularly noted for his plaintiff-side class action litigation practice, often handling matters in the consumer rights space. Sources consider him to be a "highly respected and highly skilled" advocate.

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Band 2

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Tracy Nichols is recognized for her strength in the securities litigation arena, handling the full range of matters including securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits. She heads up the firm's securities litigation group and serves as cochair of its class action team.

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Band 2

Christopher RJ Pace

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Pace of Jones Day is a "very good and very well-respected" attorney with "sterling credentials," say sources. He is experienced in class action disputes and IP matters, among other forms of commercial litigation.

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Band 2

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Raymond is recognized for his handling of commercial disputes such as accounting malpractice suits and class actions. Interviewees name him "a terrific litigator." He serves as managing partner of the firm's Miami office and cochair of its business litigation division.

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Band 2

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Benjamine Reid is noted for the strength of his handling of complex commercial disputes before both state and federal court. He particularly excels in class action defense, including product liability and toxic tort cases. Interviewees label him "a very fine lawyer."

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Band 2

Rivero Mestre LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrés Rivero is an experienced commercial litigator who is noted for his handling of matters such as antitrust disputes, securities litigation and IP disputes. Sources say that he is a "five-star lawyer who is not only very knowledgeable and handles very complicated litigation, but is also very practical and business-oriented."

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Band 3

Sivyer Barlow & Watson, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Mahlon Barlow of Sivyer Barlow & Watson, P.A. is a commercial litigator who is noted for his expertise in matters such as professional malpractice disputes and IP litigation.

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Band 3

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sanford Bohrer is a noted media law and First Amendment litigator. Sources say that he is "incredibly knowledgeable and responsive" and note that "his success rate is extremely high in getting matters resolved in a positive way."

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Band 3

Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

David Coulson is a respected commercial litigator with experience of high-value fraud cases and product liability class actions, among other matters. Sources say that he is "pragmatic, practical and has a good business sense."

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Band 3

Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Foster is recognized for his handling of a range of commercial disputes, most notably including litigation stemming from commercial mortgage foreclosures.

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Band 3

Manuel A Garcia Linares

Richman Greer PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Manuel Garcia Linares enjoys a strong reputation in the South Florida market, handling matters such as class action litigation and director liability cases. Sources say that he is "highly practical and responsive, with a commitment to client service and a terrific problem-solving approach."

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Band 3

James D Gassenheimer

Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

James Gassenheimer offers a wide ranging business disputes practice covering areas such as complex commercial litigation, business torts, bankruptcy litigation and insurance disputes. Sources consider him to be "a great litigator who is incredibly detail-oriented, and good at coming to the crux of an issue and getting his arguments across in an efficient way."

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Band 3

William P Geraghty

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Geraghty is accomplished in product liability disputes and healthcare-related litigation. Sources say that he is an "excellent trial lawyer" and report that "working with him is always a positive experience."

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Band 3

Daniel E González

Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel González is noted for his work in complex commercial litigation and international arbitration, regularly handling cross-border disputes in the USA, Europe and Latin America. He serves as the global head of the Hogan Lovells international arbitration practice.

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Band 3

Hill Ward Henderson

From the Chambers USA guide

David Knight is proficient in the general commercial litigation space and is particularly noted for his handling of business torts. He is an experienced advocate before both state and federal court, and is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution and administrative proceedings.

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Band 3

Michael N Kreitzer

Bilzin Sumberg

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Kreitzer chairs the firm's litigation practices. He offers a broad commercial litigation practice covering areas such as shareholder disputes and lender liability cases. One impressed observer states: "He thinks carefully about the issues and I respect his advice."

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Band 3

Squire Patton Boggs

From the Chambers USA guide

Patricia Lowry offers a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice covering areas such as product liability litigation and pharmaceutical defense. Sources name her "an excellent lawyer" and aver that she is "by far the top pharmaceutical lawyer in South Florida."

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Band 3

Mandel & Mandel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Mandel of Mandel & Mandel LLP is experienced in both commercial and white-collar litigation. Sources aver that he is "an excellent lawyer."

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Band 3

Rivero Mestre LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Amanda McGovern offers an impressive commercial dispute resolution practice, handling litigation and arbitration in South Florida and internationally. One impressed source avers: "She has credibility to burn and she is also quite deft at knowing when to use the hammer versus the glove in a way that maximizes her ability to persuade and negotiate."

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Band 3

Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Louis Mrachek of Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss PA is a respected commercial litigator who is noted for his skill in handling matters such as bankruptcy disputes and class actions. Sources deem him to be a "strong lawyer" with an "excellent reputation."

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Band 3

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lewis Murphy of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is adept in handling cross-border matters along with representing private individual plaintiffs in litigation disputes. One interviewee notes: "He is a gifted strategist and tactician who applies the law to the facts - one of the finest attorneys I have had the pleasure of knowing."

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Band 3

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kenneth Reilly is a respected trial lawyer who is noted for his defense of tobacco industry clients in connection with class action litigation. Sources say: "He is always honing his craft, always learning, and always available to discuss trial strategy and new ideas for representation."

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Band 3

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Jay Shapiro offers a broad and highly respected commercial litigation practice covering areas such as antitrust, securities and libel law. He is noted as "a very skilled practitioner and a sophisticated advocate for his clients."

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Band 3

Nicolas Swerdloff

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Nicolas Swerdloff of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP handles a range of business disputes, including professional malpractice suits and securities litigation. One individual affirms that he is a "top-notch litigator; practical and efficient."

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Band 3

Joseph H Varner III

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Varner represents clients in both state and federal courts and is proficient in handling a range of commercial disputes including medical malpractice cases and shareholder disputes. Sources state he is an "outstanding lawyer" and "very well respected." Varner heads the firm's Tampa litigation team.

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Band 3

Dennis P Waggoner

Hill Ward Henderson

From the Chambers USA guide

Dennis Waggoner has experience in a range of complex business disputes, including legal malpractice claims and breaches of contract. Clients state that he is a "hard-working, extremely intelligent lawyer who thinks strategically" and that "his primary strength is his ability to simplify complex issues to allow for efficient and effective litigation."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Waldman Barnett, P.L.

From the Chambers USA guide

Glen Waldman of Waldman Barnett, P.L. is an accomplished commercial litigator with strong experience of class actions and complex cross-border disputes. Sources say: "He is an incredible asset. His strategic insights are always insightful and appropriate, and the results he generates consistently exceed expectations. He is efficient, thorough and cost-effective."

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Band 3

Gunster

From the Chambers USA guide

David Wells is a highly skilled attorney who is experienced in a range of commercial disputes, including professional negligence proceedings. Sources name him "an exceptional lawyer" and note that he "wastes no time in getting straight to the point with insightful, intelligent analysis."

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Band 3

Bilzin Sumberg

From the Chambers USA guide

Mitchell Widom impresses commentators with his handling of complex commercial litigation, including class actions and partnership disputes. Sources say: "He is brilliant, creative, very knowledgeable and an excellent trial lawyer. Every document he prepares is very well written and on point."

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Band 4

David P. Ackerman

Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Ackerman is noted for his experience in employment disputes and professional malpractice claims. He has an impressive reputation in the market, with interviewees naming him a "terrific lawyer."

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Band 4

Mary Barzee Flores

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Mary Barzee Flores is an experienced litigator who is recognized for her handling of complex commercial disputes. Interviewees consider her to be an "excellent" practitioner.

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Band 4

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Berman impresses in the complex commercial litigation space, handling matters such as securities litigation, lending disputes and aviation cases.

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Band 4

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jaime Bianchi is a respected commercial litigator who is noted for his handling of matters such as consumer class actions and contractual disputes. Sources name him an "excellent technical lawyer," with one interviewee reporting: "He has always gone above and beyond in representing us."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Robert Burlington

Coffey Burlington

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing partner Robert Burlington offers a broad commercial litigation practice encompassing matters such as real estate disputes and securities class actions. Sources consider him to be "a fabulous trial lawyer."

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Band 4

Leon Cosgrove LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Founding partner Scott Cosgrove is a respected commercial litigator who is particularly noted for his ongoing representation of the State of Florida in litigation against R.J Reynolds and Imperial Tobacco, in which the state is attempting to compel the companies to honor a 1997 settlement under which they must pay $30 million per year in perpetuity. Sources say that he has "very good persuasive ability, and a great reputation and pedigree."

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Band 4

Diaz Reus & Targ LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing partner Michael Diaz offers a broad litigation practice covering commercial disputes and criminal matters at both trial and arbitration. He is noted as having "a complete understanding about the legal procedures and the best routes to be followed - his performance is excellent."

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Band 4

Hall, Lamb, Hall & Leto P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Hall, the managing partner of Hall, Lamb, Hall & Leto P.A., enters the rankings after receiving broad market approval for his commercial litigation practice, including his handling of securities litigation, professional malpractice disputes and personal injury cases. One impressed source avers: "Andrew Hall is probably the best strategist when it comes to litigation and his overall understanding of the law is quite outstanding."

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Band 4

Mark, Migdal & Hayden

From the Chambers USA guide

Donald Hayden of Mark, Migdal & Hayden is accomplished in handling large class action disputes, contractual breaches and fraud disputes, among other matters. Interviewees consider him to be "prompt, thoughtful, effective and very responsive in providing answers to difficult legal issues."

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Band 4

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Huck of Jones Day handles a range of business and regulatory litigation, most notably with respect to the healthcare, environmental and transportation spheres. Sources consider him to be "an excellent lawyer" and report that he is "very, very smart."

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Band 4

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Ianno is a commercial litigator who is recommended for his representation of blue-chip corporate clients in connection with securities, antitrust and consumer fraud class actions, among other matters.

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Band 4

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Patricia Lebow is an accomplished commercial litigator in the Florida market, and is adept in a range of contractual and real estate disputes, advising on such matters as part of a broader practice that also encompasses trusts and estate work. She is based in the firm's West Palm Beach office.

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Band 4

Leon Cosgrove LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Derek León is a respected commercial litigator with expertise in areas such as consumer fraud and aircraft leasing. Sources describe him as "tenacious, creative, insightful and pragmatic" and note that he has"a firm grasp of strategic implications and big-picture analysis."

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Band 4

Charles H Lichtman

Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Lichtman continues to be recognized for his handling of high-stakes business disputes such as shareholder disputes, securities litigation and bankruptcy litigation.

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Band 4

Philippe Lieberman

Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.

From the Chambers USA guide

Philippe Lieberman handles a range of complex commercial disputes, including real estate litigation, corporate governance disputes and securities litigation. Sources say: "He produces outstanding legal documents, defends at a very high level of skill and has an excellent strategic sense in handling the cases."

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Band 4

Link & Rockenbach, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Link of Link & Rockenbach, P.A. is an experienced commercial litigator with strength in areas such as securities litigation and professional liability disputes.

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Band 4

Ricardo Martinez-Cid

Podhurst Orseck P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Ricardo Martinez-Cid is skilled in handling mass torts in the general commercial space, as well as personal injury matters and airline work. He holds an impressive renown among peers, who state he is an "exceptional,""first-rate" and "very effective" attorney.

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Band 4

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

The "super smart" Thomas Meeks is a respected commercial litigator with expertise in matters such as contractual disputes, securities litigation and trade secrets lawsuits. Commentators label him "a fabulous trial lawyer."

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Band 4

Rivero Mestre LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jorge Mestre is noted for his handling of a range of complex commercial disputes, including cross-border cases and multidistrict litigation. Sources note his "deep knowledge of the law" and report that he is "very client-focused."

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Band 4

Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Mullins heads up the department at Reed Smith LLP and is experienced in cross-border litigation disputes and matters involving IP. Observers label him "a talented lawyer and a good guy."

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Band 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John O'Sullivan is an accomplished litigator who is noted for a broad commercial disputes practice that covers areas such as IP litigation and consumer finance litigation.

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Band 4

Melissa Pallett-Vasquez

Bilzin Sumberg

From the Chambers USA guide

Melissa Pallett-Vasquez enjoys a burgeoning reputation in the commercial litigation space, impressing interviewees with her handling of consumer class action defense, partnership disputes and product defect claims. Sources name her "a fantastic and talented attorney" and note: "One of Melissa’s strengths, in particular, is her ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with the client so that they are aware of their legal exposure and in a manner they can understand."

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Band 4

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

David Pollack is a respected and experienced trial lawyer who is noted for his handling of matters such as legal malpractice cases, product liability disputes and defamation litigation. Interviewees attest that he has "an excellent reputation" in the Miami market.

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Band 4

James N. Robinson II

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Robinson is particularly noted for his representation of financial services companies in connection with complex commercial disputes, including fraud and lender liability cases. Sources say: "Jim is a strong strategic thinker with a good instinct as to when to fight, hold or concede."

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Band 4

Thomas A Tucker Ronzetti

Tucker Ronzetti, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Thomas Tucker Ronzetti is particularly noted for his handling of cases involving complex fraud, including Ponzi schemes, deception and false advertising.

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Band 4

William Schifino Jr

Burr & Forman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Schifino of Burr & Forman LLP is an accomplished business litigator with experience in matters such as securities litigation, professional malpractice cases and IP disputes. He serves as managing partner of the firm's Tampa office.

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Band 4

Steve I Silverman

Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.

From the Chambers USA guide

Steve Silverman handles a broad array of business and real estate disputes, including business torts, lender liability actions and class action defense.

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Band 4

Paul Steven Singerman

Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Steven Singerman is a leading bankrutpcy lawyer whose practice also encompasses high-stakes business litigation. Sources note that he is "a fantastic lawyer" who is "a consummate strategist and a total class act to deal with."

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Band 4

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Carlos Sires has a strong track record in complex commercial litigation, including business torts, securities litigation and banking disputes. Sources label him "a fabulous trial lawyer."

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Band 4

Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very effective" Robert Vaughan of Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP handles a range of commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes, business torts and insurance litigation.

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Up and Coming

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward McCarthy is an up-and-coming trial lawyer with impressive first chair experience in a range of commercial disputes. His areas of strength include multidistrict litigations and class actions relating to securities disputes and product liability, among other matters. Sources name him "a terrific advocate, both in writing and oral argument."

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Up and Coming

Meland Russin & Budwick PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Ostroff of Meland Russin & Budwick PA handles complex commercial disputes as part of a broader practice that also encompasses employment litigation and trade secrets disputes. Sources label him "a great tactician," and say: "He is very responsive and practical at resolving disputes without perpetuating unnecessary litigation."

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Up and Coming

Tenzer PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Laura Reich of Tenzer PLLC is an up-and-coming commercial litigator, known for her skill involving IP disputes and bankruptcy cases, among other matters.

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