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Business and Contract Disputes

Our business litigators have vast experience in this broad category of the law, including corporate, partnership and limited liability company dissolutions, fraud, employment contracts, commission and compensation agreements, non-competition agreements, and shareholders' disputes.

Representative Cases

  • Aqua Massage Int’l, Inc. v. Licht, 2004 WL 2359346, 18 Fl. Weekly Fed. D 28, (S.V. Fla. 2004).  Successfully represented business owners and former distributor of computing product in prior employer’s claims for patent infringement and non-compete restrictions contained in distribution agreement.  Court ordered nominal damages against former distributor on patent infringement under the doctrine of equivalence, and determined no breach of post-employment restrictive covenants, pursuant to jury verdict.
  • A challenge over corporate control by a deposed president/director against our clients, the new president and the company, seeking $100,000,000 (settled very favorably to our client).
  • Defense of a $400 million lawsuit by the Federal Government against our clients.
  • A $10 million contract dispute in Los Angeles, between our client – a European company – and the Plaintiff, a former representative seeking commissions.
  • Cohen Financial, LP v. KMC/EC II/LLC, 967 So. 2d 224 ( Fla. 3 rd DCA 2007) Prevailed on behalf of property owner seeking disbursement of loan proceeds in action brought by mortgage broker, seeking to freeze loan proceeds as security in commission dispute.
  • In re Chira, 567 F. 3d 1307 (11th Cir. 2009) Prevailed on behalf of purchaser of assets from bankruptcy estate in adversarial bankruptcy matter, authorizing purchasers acquisition of assets from trustee).
  • Penichet v. American Recruiters Consolidated, Inc., 929 So. 2d 738 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006) Prevailed on behalf of client seeking reversal of trial court judgment holding individual personally liable).
    Represented Officers of Public Corporation in a Breach of Contract and Fraud case against Public Corporation and its primary shareholder for failing to pay Officers performance bonuses in excess of $10,000,000 for structuring and closing sale to company that privatized company. Prior to trial case resolved by way of settlement.
Name Title Phone V-Card Email Office
Perry M. Adair Office Managing Shareholder, Miami 305.260.1016 Miami
Hugo V. Alvarez Shareholder 305.262.4433 Miami
Evan B. Berger Senior Attorney 954.364.6055 Ft. Lauderdale
Keith E. Broll Senior Attorney 407.875.0955 St. Augustine
Steven M. Davis Shareholder 305.262.4433 Miami
Jamie B. Dokovna Shareholder 561.820.2890 West Palm Beach
Howard E. "Buddy" Googe Shareholder 772.286.2990 Stuart
Astrid Guardado Senior Attorney 813.527.3900 Tampa Bay
Sarah Klein Attorney 212.599.3322 New York
Kevin Markow Shareholder 954.985.4174 Ft. Lauderdale
J. Kevin Miller Shareholder 239.433.7707 Ft. Myers
Vincenzo M. Mogavero Shareholder 732.842.1662 Morristown
Marilyn Perez-Martinez Senior Attorney 561.655.5444 Miami
Andrew Polenberg Attorney 954.364.6032 Ft. Lauderdale
Gary C. Rosen Managing Shareholder 954.985.4133 Ft. Lauderdale
Gary M. Schaaf Office Managing Shareholder, Tampa Bay 813.527.3900 Tampa Bay
Michael S. Schwager Shareholder 305.351.1069 Miami
Leslie Sheekley Senior Attorney 850.664.2229 Ft. Walton Beach