Partners: Erin E Bohannon, Marko F Cerenko, Deborah S Chames, Ronald C Dresnick, Christina I Echeverri, Lindsay B Haber, Abbey L Kaplan, Bruce A Katzen, Alan J Kluger, Michael T Landen, Todd A Levine, Philippe Lieberman, Jason R Marks, Terri Meyers, Michael S Perse, Josh M Rubens, Steve I Silverman Managing
Partner: Alan J Kluger
Number of partners: 18
Number of lawyers: 29
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. is a boutique litigation firm with offices in Miami and Boca Raton, Florida and 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.
Main Areas of Practice:
Commercial Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution:
The firm handles all facets of business and commercial disputes, including contract, tort, shareholder, joint venture and partnership conflicts; lender liability; disputes involving trade secrets, covenants not to compete and unfair and deceptive trade and business practices; merger and acquisition and post-closing disputes related to purchase-price adjustments; director and officer liability; disputes involving creditor’s rights and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court; fraudulent transfers and other piercing-the-corporateveil issues; accounting malpractice; franchise disputes; investor fraud and stockbroker liability disputes; and class actions, including those relating to securities fraud and consumer claims.
Real Estate & Construction Litigation:
The firm represents developers, mezzanine lenders, property owners, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers, specialty trade contractors, material suppliers and governmental entities in all aspects of real estate and construction litigation, including cases related to distressed assets and restructuring of existing relationships; lender liability issues and commercial foreclosures; restrictive covenants and title issues; brokerage fee disputes on large real estate projects; land trust, joint venture and partnership disputes; property insurance claims; analysis and defense of construction contracts and bonds; claim recognition and issues related to defect, delay and equitable adjustments; construction lien and bond perfection, enforcement and defense; and the identification of and strategic advice regarding, the avoidance, early resolution and litigation of actual or potential construction delay damages.
Intellectual Property Litigation:
The firm’s attorneys handle all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including litigation involving license agreements; trademarks; infringement claims involving architectural plans and building designs; intellectual property ownership disputes; trade secret litigation; litigation under Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act; and claims involving noncompete and non-disclosure agreements.
The firm’s matrimonial practice works with high net worth and high profile clients who are either entering into a marriage, or ending one, to help protect their financial and personal interests. The firm has particular expertise representing high profile sports and entertainment professionals with their matrimonial issues.
Probate, Trust, Guardianship & Fiduciary Litigation:
The firm handles a wide range of probate issues, including trust disputes; family partnerships; will contests; fraud, undue influence and incapacity claims; creditor disputes; fiduciary and trustee misconduct; interference with inheritance rights; and interpretations of wills and trusts. On numerous occasions the firm has represented highly public and well known individuals and families and their related business interests, on trust and probate issues.
The firm represents national and international businesses spanning diverse industries, as well as high net worth individuals.
Representative clients include:
Ametek Aerospace & Defense; Atlantic Coast Automotive; Aztec Group, Inc.; Brixmor Property Group; CEVA Logistics; Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.; Florida Pritikin Center LLC; Fontainebleau Development; Garda Global/Garda Cash Logistics; Group 1 Automotive, Inc.; Harbour Group; Hard Rock Café International (USA), Inc.; Herbalife, Ltd.; International Sales Group LLC; ITG Management Group Lennar Corporation; MSP Recovery LLC; Naples Lending Group; Property Markets Group (PMG Development); RK Centers; RM Equipment; Sargent Avborne; Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.; Smart For Life Weight Loss; Stambul USA; W.A. Huff Fund; Winthrop Realty Trust; Yoo Ltd. d/b/a Philippe Starck by Yoo; and Ytech International.