Our Experience.

Below are representative matters associated with our practice areas that serve to illustrate our subject matter and industry experience.  If you have additional questions regarding our specific experience, or would like to request a statement of qualifications, please contact us.

Advertising & Marketing Law
We represent businesses and entrepreneurs by addressing advertising and media issues associated with potential business lines.  Examples include the representation of several companies in evaluating multi-level marketing strategies, the evaluation of compliance risks associated with new marketing efforts undertaken by a major shared ownership company, and the counselling of several companies that develop innovative communicative methodologies involving interplays with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Our firm has experience representing companies in the manufacturing, solar energy, automotive, financial services, health care, aviation, hospitality, shared ownership, technology, public relations, and lead-generation industry sectors in specifically evaluating advertising and media compliance issues associated with marketing materials, contractual arrangements with vendors, and litigation or regulatory proceedings associated with allegations of violations of various state and federal laws. 

We also assist large companies in developing and implementing internal policies, procedures, and checklists to ensure in-house and affiliate advertising and marketing efforts remain compliant with legal requirements. This enables in-house non-lawyer teams to spot and avoid legal issues as part of the development of internal advertising and marketing efforts, without the necessity of including legal review as part of the first stage of a business unit's development process.

Other specific examples of our experience include the representation of an international publicly traded company in the successful resolution of a dispute with a competitor revolving around the use of the term "industry-leading" in marketing materials, the successful negotiated resolution of a dispute with a state consumer protection agency regarding allegations of unlawful and deceptive trade practices associated with online marketing materials for an international technology services company, representation of a lead generation company in dozens of individual contractual arrangements involving the collection and use of information for advertising and marketing purposes (as well as successful resolution of several disputes regarding the contracts at issue), and representation of an international full service public relations agency as outside general counsel in addressing a wide range of advertising and marketing issues on a routine basis. 

Arts & Entertainment Law
Our collective representation of businesses involved in artistic endeavors includes representation of an international Paris-based gallery in litigation with a New York-based dealer involving allegations of over $15 million in damages associated with a variety of alleged misconduct related to tortious interference with business relationships with an internationally recognized artist, the representation of a television shopping network in a litigation with a content producer revolving around a series of promotional events featuring one of the most commercially successful bands in the United States, and the representation of an internationally recognized illustrator in a variety of contract and dispute resolution matters.
 
Our experience associated with the representation of those in the entertainment field includes negotiating a multitude of shopping agreements for television and film, performance agreements for appearances on network television shows, reality television agreements (from the representation of talent, related entities associated with the production, as well as production), as well as drafting and negotiating royalty and license agreements for media content.
Business Counseling
We represent companies from the second-stage to the Fortune 100, acting as trusted advisors and counselors through a businesses' life cycle. Representative examples include representation of an online retailer where, according to the client, "quick and resolute actions" in addressing a complex international dispute associated with intellectual property "preserved our ecommerce operations[,]" regularly providing advice and business counseling on strategic product development matters for a globally leading data protection company utilized by over four-thousand global organizations in protecting over forty petabytes of data, representation of an international public relations firm as outside general counsel on business and operational matters, representation of an innovative lead generation company as outside general counsel to advise on strategic and business matters, as well as representation of a vessel manufacturer as outside general counsel on a variety of contractual, intellectual property, and dispute resolution matters.


Other examples include the representation of several companies that develop innovative communicative methodologies involving interplays with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, representation and counseling of several information security and privacy companies on business and legal strategies associated with business growth, representation of a variety of health care entities in evaluating business opportunities associated with telemedicine and other lines of business involving the interplay of technology and medical practice, the representation of staffing companies in addressing a variety of complicated business issues associated with regular operations, and the representation of several financial services companies in long-term business planning and strategic evaluation of new business lines and technologies.

Commercial Real Estate

On the transactional side, our commercial real estate experience includes representation of the negotiation, due diligence, and closing of an $86 million contract for sale by REIT of eighty multi-state convenience store and gas station sites, serving as general counsel for the developer of 2,000-acre industrial, office and mixed use project, the representation of an international shared ownership company in large scale acquisitions and development of land for phased projects, including numerous side agreements for construction of roadway and drainage improvements, sales center leases, drainage, roadway easements, options for purchase of other parcels. Our experience further includes the representation of a prominent developer in planning, development, marketing and transactional work for 350-acre mixed use development in Orange County, Florida, including all aspects of development and sales of real estate.

It further includes representation of an international aggregate distribution company in performing comprehensive real estate due diligence and lease review for 36 leasehold or fee simple interests in aggregate distribution terminals. We also have extensive experience in representing health care entities in the negotiation, due diligence, and closing of a multitude of commercial real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, and commercial leasing for medical facilities.

Collectively, we have negotiated thousands of commercial lease agreements, assisted with the negotiation and closing of sales of office and industrial properties, provided counsel on development, platting, land use and utility issues, addressed property owner association, brokerage, and infrastructure construction issues. Our experience also includes the representation of land owners in land use matters, including negotiation of Chapter 163 agreement and amendments, assistance in DRI matters, including analysis of abandonment, negotiation of donations to local government, and negotiations involving purchase and sale of water and sewer capacity and entitlements.

On the litigation side, our commercial real estate experience includes successful prosecution of a multitude of hotly litigated commercial foreclosure proceedings (involving receivership proceedings in many litigations) for a Fortune 20 company, obtaining hundred of millions of dollars in aggregate in a variety of judgments over the span of several years, as well as a number of commercial litigation proceedings for a variety of servicers involving complex issues of law and fact, including no-liability defense trial in a Florida-based litigation seeking approximately $20 million in damages (subsequently upheld on appeal) revolving around allegations of the swapping of signature pages, the successful representation of a number of institutional landlords in commercial landlord-tenant eviction proceedings, and representation of a national mobile home park owner in litigation proceedings involving slander of title issues.

Commercial Transactions

We provide a broad range of complex commercial transactional expertise and counseling to clients in a wide range of industry sectors. Our collective experience includes representation of two publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) formed to acquire and operate a diverse portfolio of commercial real estate assets and real estate-related assets on a global basis, with a total of $3 billion in offerings, representation of a leading shared ownership company in a $400 million senior note offering, the representation of a senior housing developer in multiple bond offerings for over $6 million to develop various senior housing projects, representation of a public lighting solutions manufacturer in a $20 million secondary public offering, work on a $550 million sale of a professional sports team, representation of a large outpatient medical services provider in multiple asset purchases across the country associated with national expansion efforts, and advising several publicly traded companies on securities exchange (NYSE, NASDAQ and OTC) compliance.

Our attorneys also have extensive experience in a wide range of technology-focused transactions, having negotiated and documented a multitude of technology-focused agreements in the shared ownership, manufacturing, solar energy, automotive, financial services, health care, aviation, hospitality, technology, public relations, and lead-generation industry sectors. We regularly assist in negotiating and documenting SaaS agreements, master services agreements and statements of work, technology systems procurement agreements, domain name purchase and sale agreements, cloud services agreements, and other collateral technology related transactional agreements. We further assist large companies in developing decision matrices, clause banks, form agreements and standardized addendums, and checklist-based structured negotiation processes, so that our clients can streamline and improve quality with their in-house processes associated with routine technology transactions.

Our firm's experience additionally includes assisting companies and high net worth individuals in the negotiation, documentation, and consummation of commercial transactions associated with the formation of a wide range of juridical entities and joint ventures- as well as collateral capital-raising transactions, and routine transactional work associated with ongoing business operations.

Cybersecurity & Breach Coach

We protect businesses before, during, and after an attack—providing legal guidance, resources, and deep expertise in the cyber landscape. Aside from our deep expertise in cybersecurity matters, our collective experience in workplace law, commercial litigation, privacy, and business legal matters makes our firm particularly well suited to provide holistic guidance in a variety of legal subject matters entwined with cybersecurity issues.

Representative experience includes our representation of a public body corporate in a high-profile breach involving unauthorized access to the personal information of several hundred thousand children, as well as coordination with law enforcement, regulatory authorities, media, and regulatory authorities throughout the breach, the representation of a major children’s hospital in a series of information security incidents resulting in no-fine findings from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR HHS) after a lengthy investigation and regulatory process, representation of a major pharmaceutical services company in a regulatory investigation with OCR HHS in responding to false allegations of information systems compromise by a foreign governmental entity resulting in a no-fine finding by OCR HHS, representation of a children’s hospital in addressing issues and an OCR HHS investigation associated with unsecured medical pager devices and the compromise of a patient information associated with the same, the representation of a pediatric health system based in Florida in addressing and revising information security policies, as well as addressing small-scale data security issues associated with lost physical copies of patient data, and intrusions associated with the pediatric health system’s information systems.

It further includes the representation of a prominent not-for-profit in a cyber intrusion seeking to redirect approximately $7 million in funds through hacking of a CFO email account, with the successful prevention of the redirection of funds, the representation of a home medical equipment provider in incident response and law enforcement notification associated with a large-scale employee information, representation of three law firms as breach coach in addressing all aspects of investigation, incident response, and notification associated with data breaches, the representation of a national mortgage lender as breach coach and counsel in addressing, classifying, and taking all steps congruent to a variety of compromises on a regular basis associated with the mortgage lender’s business operations, representation of an international data services provider in acting as breach coach for the unauthorized access to a wide variety of employee information, and the accompanying notification tasks associated with the unauthorized access, the representation of a major hospital system in Florida in addressing a variety of small-scale breach issues associated with information security incidents, as well as the creation of all corresponding information security policies and breach notification rubrics for the hospital system.

Our experience also includes the representation of a number of entities, in the real estate, gaming, publication, health care, and legal serrvices industries in matters involving fraudulent wire transfers associated with cybersecurity incidents, as well as accompanying litigation associated with the fraudulent transfers.  It also includes epresentation of a national health care provider headquartered in Florida associated with a phishing scam resulting in the disclosure of all employee W2 information, including U.S. and Canadian employees, as well as the representation of a national outpatient radiological service provider in in addressing a variety of small-scale breach issues associated with information security incidents, as well as the creation of all corresponding information security policies and breach notification rubrics for the provider, and work on multitude of small matters involving O365 compromises, phishing attempts, wire redirections, and other matters involving coordination with law enforcement, public relations and crisis communications firms, forensic vendors, credit monitoring, and identity protection services vendors.

Education Law

Our firm has experience in addressing the complex and interrelated regulatory and legal issues associated with public and private educational institutions, as well as service providers in the educational arena, in a variety of contexts.

Representative examples of our educational work include the negotiation of a multitude of licensing agreements with educational institutions across the country, conducting an internal investigation for a private religious university operating in Florida to address allegations of misconduct, representation in disciplinary matters involving allegations of plagiarism by faculty members, providing advice and counseling in addressing Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and public records issues, guiding campus leadership of a private educational institution on legal issues associated with firearms on campus (including the preparation and implementation of appropriate policies), as well representation of a virtual school provider in a data breach matter involving several hundred thousand children, preparing policies and procedures for a private university based in Florida on information security and privacy issues.

Our experience also includes the representation of several mobile application developers operating in the education arena, including preparing all terms and collateral agreements, as well as addressing issues associated with FERPA and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the representation of an educational services content provider in negotiation and successful consummation of a transaction with the State of Florida, as well as counseling for a national private educational institution on information security and privacy matters associated with daily operations and the maintenance of student records.

We also regularly represent educational institutions and educational providers in litigation and dispute resolution matters. Representative examples of our experience in representing education services companies and educational institutions includes the representation of one of the U.S. News & World Report top 10 best public universities in First Amendment litigation, representation of a private for-profit University focusing on entertainment and media on a variety of dispute resolution matters, successfully resolving most matters prior to litigation, and the representation of an educational service provider in two related litigations in the Northern District of Florida involving a number of complex copyright and trade secret issues.

Financial Services

Our firm's financial services practice, led by the former General Counsel of the Florida Bankers' Association with over thirty years of industry experience, has deep experience representing financial institutions and money services businesses in regulatory and operational matters, as well as litigation matters.

On the operational side, representative examples include facilitating the licensure of the first Bitcoin ATM in the state of Florida, as well as advice and counseling of a variety of clients in regulatory and operational matters, including cryptocurrency related legal issues, licensure and charter issues, acquisitions, safety and soundness issues, state and federal regulatory compliance, funds transfers (including ACH), operational procedures and liability avoidance, and the USA Patriot Act, including Know Your Customer Rules and Anti-Money Laundering Statutes and Regulations (federal and state).

On the litigation side, representative examples of our experience include a no-liability defense trial verdict for a major financial institution in a Florida-based litigation seeking approximately $20 million in damages (subsequently upheld on appeal), representation of a national bank in the defense of a putative class action based on an alleged violation of Florida's "at par" statute for having assessed a $5.00 per check convenience fee to cash a check, which was drawn on the bank, over-the-counter for a non-accountholder, representation of a consumer banking company in the defense of a class-action suit against deferred presentment provider involving challenges to personal jurisdiction, efforts to enforce arbitration agreement, opposition to class certification, and application of statutory safe-harbor for agency approved activities.

Other litigation experience includes representation of a bank and financial services company in a matter involving attempt by plaintiffs to impose securities regulatory obligations on bank account relationship with its business account-holder who allegedly engaged in securities fraud, representation at trial and on appeal of a national bank in litigation concerning liability for late return of a multi-million-dollar check through domestic and international clearance channels and application of Article 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and representation of a national bank in various Florida-based collections proceedings. Select appellate experience includes representation of a consumer financial services company in Florida in reinstatement of appeal from order denying arbitration, representation in an appeal from a district court order upholding bankruptcy court's dismissal with prejudice of claims of fraud on the court with approximately $26 million at issue.

Health Care

Our health care practice is grounded in a deep understanding of the legal and business issues surrounding the healthcare industry. This understanding comes from our collective experience; our attorneys have served in general counsel positions in the pharmaceutical, outpatient services, and health care technology spaces, and we have regularly worked on a wide range of health care matters throughout our careers.

Representative matters include the representation of several leading hospital systems across the country in addressing compliance, litigation, information security, privacy, as well as labor and employment matters, representation of outpatient service providers in California, Arizona, and Florida in addressing regulatory, commercial real estate, litigation, and labor and employment matters, as well as undertaking a number of purchase-side transactions of individual and group health care practices, including negotiation, diligence, and documentation of the transactions, and the start-to-finish creation of all documentation and compliance policies for several telemedicine and online medical service provider platforms. Other examples include the representation of a major children’s hospital in a series of information security incidents resulting in no-fine findings from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR HHS) after a lengthy investigation and regulatory process, and the representation of a major pharmaceutical services company in a regulatory investigation with OCR HHS in responding to false allegations of information systems compromise by a foreign governmental entity resulting in a no-fine finding by OCR HHS.

Our firm has also represented many group practices and health care entities in corporate formation, governance, and re-organization, as well as assisting physicians and business owners in negotiating and entering into partnerships, ownership arrangements with juridical entities, and executive compensation arrangements. We have also assisted public companies in the health care industry sector regarding periodic SEC reporting, corporate governance, director fiduciary duties, and general securities and corporate matters.

We also have extensive health care litigation experience, including the successful representation of a leading air ambulance service provider in payor litigation, representation of several hospitals in payor litigation related to routine and systematic underpayment for services, representation of several health care providers in a number of labor and employment related litigations involving allegations of misclassification and alleged underpayment, as well as a number of litigations involving non-compete and non-solicitation issues under California, Arizona, and Florida law.

Intellectual Property

Our firm regularly represents clients in a variety of intellectual property matters, providing representation to our clients in obtaining trademark, copyright, and trade secret protections. We represent health care, manufacturing, financial services, security, technology, shared ownership, consumer products, educational services, and public relations industry sector clients in obtaining trademark and copyright registrations, as well as vessel protection act registrations, and in managing their intellectual property portfolios.

Our firm also represents clients in a wide range of intellectual property disputes, including advising a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in a patent litigation in the Middle District of Florida, the representation of a semiconductor manufacturer in patent litigation in the Central District of California, representation of a manufacturer in patent litigation in the District of Arizona, representation of a technology services company in a patent litigation in the Middle District of Florida, as well as negotiating favorable resolution in a number of pre-litigation disputes involving allegations of patent infringement.

Other examples include representation of an educational service provider in two related litigations in the Northern District of Florida involving a number of complex copyright and trade secret issues, the representation of a real estate company in copyright litigation in the Middle District of Florida involving allegations of infringing use of a developer's source code, the representation of a shared ownership company in litigation in the Middle District of Florida involving the theft and resale of corporate trade secrets by a former employee, and the representation of a manufacturer in a complex trademark dispute in the Southern District of New York.

Internet Law

Our firm regularly represents clients in Internet-related legal issues. Representative examples include the representation in the brokering and sale of several domain names for several million dollars in aggregate, drafting hundreds of terms of service, privacy policies, and DMCA takedown policies for clients in a variety of industry sectors, providing opinion memoranda for clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of Internet-based operations on new lines of business or business operations involving grey areas at the intersection of technology and law, and litigating a broad range of Internet-related claims.

Our experience also includes the representation of several mobile application developers, including preparing all terms and collateral agreements, as well as addressing issues associated with FERPA and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), representation of a national game developer and publisher in developing strategies and responses to large-scale denial of service (DDoS) attacks, representation of a leading solar manufacturer regarding allegations of deceptive advertising practices associated with the use and operation of the manufacturer’s website, the representation of a New York based social media company as outside general counsel in addressing all aspects of operations, preparing and submitting thousands of takedown requests associated with Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) issues or issues associated with potential violations of terms of service on various publicly available websites, as well as representing clients in information and security privacy issues associated with Internet-based operations, and interfacing with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Internet-based legal issues.

We have extensive experience in tracking the identities of individuals or entities who post online content. Representative examples of such matters include the representation of an automobile dealer in Florida-based bill of discovery proceedings to successfully identify an individual posting unlawful and defamatory content on social media platforms, representation of a high net worth individual client in proceedings to successfully identify an individual who falsely created an online dating profile impersonating the client in an attempt to harm the client's reputation, and representation of an international company in 28 U.S. Code Section 1782 proceedings in the Northern District of California to successfully determine the identity of an individual associated with Hong Kong based judicial proceedings.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We represent clients in a wide range of litigation matters and can achieve successful resolution of any type of dispute. Several representative litigation matters include obtaining over $15 million in judgments for a Fortune 20 corporate plaintiff in a series of nine related litigations across the state of Florida, a no-liability defense trial verdict for a major financial institution in a Florida-based litigation seeking approximately $20 million in damages (subsequently upheld on appeal), securing a $1 million JAMS arbitral award against a software developer, a Tax Court trial victory for an innocent spouse defendant against the Internal Revenue Service, successful representation of an air ambulance service provider in a multi-million dollar litigation regarding payment for services, and representation of the State of Florida in an equitable apportionment action before the United States Supreme Court.

Our attorneys also have experience in representing business clients in over two dozen matters across the United States involving death or serious injury associated with catastrophic events. We are accustomed to providing assertive representation while being cognizant of unique business issues associated with the litigation of matters involving death and catastrophic injury.

Our firm additionally represents clients in a wide range of intellectual property disputes. Examples of intellectual property matters include advising a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in a patent litigation in the Middle District of Florida, the representation of a semiconductor manufacturer in patent litigation in the Central District of California, representation of a manufacturer in patent litigation in the District of Arizona, representation of a technology services company in a patent litigation in the Middle District of Florida, as well as negotiating favorable resolution in a number of pre-litigation disputes involving allegations of patent infringement.

Other intellectual property litigation matters include representation of an educational service provider in two related litigations in the Northern District of Florida involving a number of complex copyright and trade secret issues, the representation of a real estate company in copyright litigation in the Middle District of Florida involving allegations of infringing use of a developer's source code, the representation of a shared ownership company in litigation in the Middle District of Florida involving the theft and resale of corporate trade secrets by a former employee, and the representation of a manufacturer in a complex trademark dispute in the Southern District of New York.

We additionally regularly represent clients in labor and employment related disputes and litigation, as well as matters regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)- particularly in matters involving allegations of non-compliance associated with corporate websites.

Representative experience of adversarial workplace proceedings includes representation of companies in a wide range of industry sectors before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and other state regulatory entities. Our experience further includes the representation of clients in numerous collective and class action wage and hour litigation involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws, such as the representation of a national merchandiser in class-action litigation in the Northern District of California, as well as representation of a Fortune 10 company in several matters involving claims of harassment and discrimination across the country.

We further have extensive experience in a wide variety of financial services litigation matters, at both the trial and appellate level. Representative examples of our experience include representation of a national bank in the defense of a putative class action based on an alleged violation of Florida's "at par" statute for having assessed a $5.00 per check convenience fee to cash a check, which was drawn on the bank, over-the-counter for a non-accountholder, representation of a consumer banking company in the defense of a class-action suit against deferred presentment provider involving challenges to personal jurisdiction, efforts to enforce arbitration agreement, opposition to class certification, and application of statutory safe-harbor for agency approved activities. Other experience includes representation of a bank and financial services company in a matter involving attempt by plaintiffs to impose securities regulatory obligations on bank account relationship with its business account-holder who allegedly engaged in securities fraud, representation at trial and on appeal of a national bank in litigation concerning liability for late return of a multi-million-dollar check through domestic and international clearance channels and application of Article 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code, representation of a national bank in various Florida-based collections proceedings, representation of a consumer financial services company in Florida in reinstatement of appeal from an order denying arbitration, and representation in an appeal from a district court order upholding bankruptcy court's dismissal with prejudice of claims of fraud on the court with approximately $26 million at issue.

Our firm also has significant experience in commercial real estate litigation matters. Such experience includes successful prosecution of a multitude of heavily litigated commercial foreclosure proceedings (involving receivership proceedings) for a Fortune 20 company, obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in aggregate in a variety of judgments over the span of several years, as well as a number of commercial litigation proceedings for a variety of servicers involving complex issues of law and fact, and the successful representation of a number of institutional landlords in commercial landlord-tenant eviction proceedings, as well as the representation of a national mobile home park owner in litigation proceedings involving slander of title issues.

Marital & Family Law

We represent clients in a wide range of family law issues. Our practice includes dissolution of marriage actions, determination of alimony, asset and liability distribution, attorneys' fees actions, establishment of paternity or parentage, enforcement and contempt proceedings, modification actions, child support and child support enforcement actions, child custody litigation, visitation, and timesharing arrangements. We also prepare prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements and obtain cyberstalking and domestic violation injunctions.

Our collective experience includes the preparation of a number of pre and post-nuptial agreements for high net worth individuals, the successful representation of numerous individuals in Florida in obtain either cyberstalking or domestic violence based injunctions, obtaining approximately several million in assets for a spouse in a heavily litigated dissolution of marriage action, as well as the successful negotiation of agreed resolutions in a number of dissolution of marriage actions.

Privacy

Our firm represents clients in a variety of privacy matters. Representative examples of our matters include advising several educational application developers in matters on Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) compliance, the drafting of hundreds of privacy policies for client websites and mobile applications in a variety of industry sectors, as well as guiding a number of companies through Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, including the preparation of GDPR policies, procedures, and opinion letters.

We also advise a wide range of companies on issues involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), as well as the Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act (CADRA), in situations ranging from advising on the ability to monitor employee communications, to those involving privacy litigation. Our attorneys have designed and assisted in the implementation of a number of telephone monitoring and recording, as well as video surveillance policies and procedures, for a number of companies in the call center, hospitality, shared ownership, health care, real estates, and financial service sector.

Other representative engagements include advising a privately held company on privacy issues associated with the interplay of privacy protections on CEO health information, with disclosure requirements associated with significant personal health issues of the CEO at issue, advising a prominent not-for-profit in privacy issues associated with internal investigations into potential misconduct associated with personal devices in the workplace setting, and advising a number of companies in a variety of industry sectors regarding issues of workplace waiver of the attorney-client privilege. We have also served as privacy diligence counsel on several major transactions, including two such transactions with over $500 million at issue.

Our firm also provides guidance to a number of companies to ensure marketing and advertising campaigns are compliant with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Mail Act (CAN-SPAM), as well as state and federal laws governing the use and disclosure of consumer information. Our privacy practice further includes the representation of financial services in preparing and implementing policies and notifications compliant with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) for financial institutions.

Private Office Services
We provide advice and counseling to family offices and high net worth individuals in a variety of contexts.  These services have included assisting in resolving a variety of confidential disputes and matters of personal privacy, including acting as counsel in social media and reputation management matters, the successful representation of two high net worth families in disputes with financial institutions regarding the management of family assets, the representation of the owner of a closely-held family company in resolving familial disputes associated with the corporate structure of the company, and assistance in evaluating a variety of business opportunities and philanthropic endeavours of consideration to our private office clients.
Workplace Law

Our firm regularly represents clients in workplace matters. We counsel clients on compliance issues in a variety of industry sectors, and have created start-to-finish policies, handbooks, and operating procedures for clients operating nationally in a wide variety of industry sectors.  Representative examples include preparing such materials for a health care system operating in multiple states, a manufacturer operating in a variety of international locations, multiple staffing companies operating nationwide and internationally, several financial services companies, a private educational institution with several facilities in the United States and abroad, and for several financial services companies and banking institutions.

Representative experience in adversarial workplace proceedings includes representation of companies in a wide range of industry sectors before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and other state regulatory entities. Our experience further includes the representation of clients in the defense of numerous collective and class action wage and hour litigation involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws, as well as representation of a Fortune 10 company in several matters involving claims of harassment and discrimination.
Other examples of workplace litigation matters include representation of an international public relations company in non-compete litigation in Florida, representation of a Florida-based investment firm in litigation in New York and Florida regarding non-compete and employment issues, and representation of several medical practices in non-compete and discrimination claims.

Additional specific workplace engagements include the drafting of employment contracts and arbitration agreements for a national staffing company, drafting of executive employment agreements, investigating suspected employee misconduct, including an investigation for a manufacturing company relating to suspected violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), for a variety of corporate clients, drafting of severance and release agreements for high-level employees, advising clients on difficult terminations and disciplinary actions for entry-level to executive employees, counseling clients on enforcement of non-compete agreements, including the filing of injunctive relief, counseling clients on compliance for various state and federal employment laws, leave policies and accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Our experience also includes the drafting and implementation of workplace concealed carry policies for a national commercial real estate operations company and a large for-profit educational institution, as well advising clients on workplace violence issues.

We additionally provide guidance to clients by providing a variety of workplace training materials, creating and teaching courses on discrimination, harassment prevention, workplace safety, compliance, and information security and privacy issues- both utilizing a "train the trainer" model, and by providing company-wide training programs.

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