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Firm Profile

Fowler White Burnett PA

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 14th Floor
  • Brickell Arch
  • 1395 Brickell Avenue
  • Miami
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 33131

Firm profile submitted by Fowler White Burnett PA

Managing Partners: Edward J. Briscoe, Christopher E. Knight, Richard A. Wood
Number of partners: 46
Number of lawyers: 79
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Fowler White Burnett is a full-service law firm with four offices located in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Naples. For 75 years, the firm has skillfully combined traditional values with innovative practices to ensure its clients receive the trusted legal counsel reflective of its rich heritage. The firm’s lawyers provide a wide variety of client-focused, proven legal strategies and business solutions to domestic and international clients across a wide spectrum of practice areas. The firm’s proven results has earned them a stellar reputation in the Florida legal community and beyond, including being the only South Florida law firm selected as a member of ALFA International.

PRACTICE AREAS: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Aviation, Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights & Business Restructuring, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Corporate, Environmental & Land Use, Family, Health Care, Immigration, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International, Labor & Employment, Maritime, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability & Toxic Torts, Real Estate, Securities Litigation & Arbitration, Tax, Trust & Estates


8 Partners; 12 fee earners
The aviation group provides value, leadership and the kind of representation that comes from an in-depth understanding of the aviation industry. The group defends complex claims that result from domestic and international mass disasters and aircraft accidents. The group actively represents major airline carriers and diverse segments of the aviation industry including manufacturers, maintenance providers, charter operators, and corporate and individual aircraft owners.
Contact: J. Michael Pennekamp
Tel: 305 789 9260
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Litigation/Securities Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution:
42 Partners; 69 fee earners
The litigation group represents large to small-size businesses and individuals regarding the diverse legal disputes that arise during the course of business. The group additionally represents brokerage firms, clearing firms, corporate officers and directors in the securities arena. The group complements the practice by handling arbitration proceedings throughout the United States and in international venues under the rules of all major arbitral institutions.
Contact: Brian D. Elias
Tel: 305 789 9242
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Tax:
19 Partners; 29 fee earners
The corporate and tax group is experienced in all matters relating to the daily structure and internal operations of business entities, as well as all aspects of local, state, federal and international tax. They provide business services to domestic and international clients and in-depth advice and strategies to minimize tax consequences, maximize tax benefits and comply with applicable tax laws.
Contact: Richard R. Razook
Tel: 305 789 9296
Email: [email protected]

14 Partners; 28 fee earners
The insurance group provides strategic analysis and coverage opinions, handles coverage disputes and bad faith/ extra-contractual claims, and effectively litigates insurance defense matters. The group’s ability to handle a wide range of insurance matters, and their extensive experience in virtually every line of insurance coverage, is reflected in their portfolio of clients.
Contact: Rory Eric Jurman
Tel: 954 377 8105
Email: [email protected]

Medical Malpractice:
10 Partners; 14 fee earners
The medical malpractice group represents health care institutions and medical practitioners against malpractice claims and is widely recognized for defending complex, multi-million dollar cases. The group assists clients in every type of action, and handle matters from pre-suit screening through mediation, or trial to post-trial appeal.
Contact: Christopher E. Knight
Tel: 305 789 9210
Email: [email protected]

8 Partners; 10 fee earners
The maritime group represents all facets of the marine industry, including cargo carriers, cruise lines, commercial and yacht owners, charterers, shippers, terminal operators and insurers. The group assists clients with litigation, natural resources and pollution issues, regulatory compliance, and yacht and vessel transactions and finance.
Contact: James N. Hurley
Tel: 305 789 9218
Email: [email protected]

Products Liability & Toxic Torts:
13 Partners; 19 fee earners
The products liability and toxic torts group represent manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers in both individual actions and mass tort litigation. The group, having served as local counsel in multidistrict litigation and as national counsel overseeing multi-state teams, has defended numerous claims, including those alleging wrongful death, negligence, failure to warn and exposure to hazardous materials.
Contact: Edward J. Briscoe
Tel: 305 789 9252
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
5 Partners; 5 fee earners The real estate group represents major residential and commercial developers, financial institutions, and investors in all real estate transactions from acquisition, finance and development, to leasing and final disposition. The group handles a wide range of real estate projects, including office buildings, mixed-use properties, hotels, and multi-family communities.
Contact: Richard A. Wood
Tel: 305 789 9200
Email: [email protected]

International Work:
The firm’s international group represents multinational corporations, as well as American companies doing business abroad, and in-bound investors doing business or investing in the United States. The group includes Florida Board Certified Attorneys with international law experience, understanding of foreign cultures, and fluency in over seven languages. This provides the group with singular expertise in negotiating international transactions and litigating matters related to corporate law, dispute resolutions, immigration, intellectual property, product liability, real estate, tax, trade and trust and estate.
Contact: John H. Friedhoff
Tel: 305 789 9200
Email: [email protected]


  • 21st Floor,
  • One Financial Plaza,
  • 100 Southeast 3rd Avenue,
  • Fort Lauderdale,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 33394
  • Tel +1 954 377 8100
  • Fax +1 954 377 8101
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 14th Floor,
  • Brickell Arch,
  • 1395 Brickell Avenue,
  • Miami,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 33131
  • Tel +1 305 789 9200
  • Fax +1 305 789 9201
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Suite 2100,
  • Northbridge Center,
  • 515 North Flagler Drive,
  • West Palm Beach,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 33401
  • Tel +1 561 802 9044
  • Fax +1 561 802 9976
  • Email : [email protected]