Serving As Powerful Advocates
GJB’s commercial litigation attorneys practice at the trial and appellate levels in all federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration and other dispute resolutions forums. Our Miami and Fort Lauderdale offices represent businesses and individuals in all types of commercial litigation matters throughout Florida and the U.S.
Our attorneys also practice “preventive law” through careful and collaborative planning, problem solving, transaction structuring, and drafting of documents. We frequently help our clients resolve matters without the expense and uncertainty of litigation, while providing thorough and professional representation in the courts.
GJB is a leader in franchise litigation in Florida. Our lawyers regularly litigate issues such as franchise termination, franchisee insolvency, and protection of intellectual property rights, as well as contract, employment, real estate, and regulatory issues unique to the franchise concept. Our franchising-distributor clients include BP Amoco, Brinker International (Chili’s® and Romano’s Macaroni Grill®), Burger King Corp., Carlson Restaurants Worldwide (TGI Friday’s®), Pearle Vision, Inc., RARE Hospitality, Inc. (Capital Grille®, Longhorn Steakhouse®), Steak & Ale®, Schlotzky’s, Inc. and Taco Bell Corp.
Our firm also has a leading real estate litigation practice involving attorneys who have represented developers, general contractors, subcontractors and professionals for more than 20 years. We have represented clients in virtually every type of real estate litigation, including construction defects; contract disputes among developers, contractors, subcontractors and purchasers; zoning; environmental cleanup; wrongful death; and quiet title actions. Our real estate litigation clients include Minto Communities, Inc., a leading South Florida developer; KB Home, a leading national developer; and Benderson Development, the largest privately owned shopping mall developer in the U.S.
Our firm regularly represents clients in cases involving injury to persons or businesses, such as defamation, fraud, trade disparagement, abuse of process, and malicious prosecution. Our civil RICO litigation experience is extensive, and we have been successful at the trial and appellate levels.
GJB actively defends professionals in malpractice suits and disciplinary matters. Our clients include physicians and other healthcare providers, attorneys, architects and accountants.
We provide special expertise in securities arbitrations involving broker-dealers at the NASD, stock exchanges, and American Arbitration Association.
Our business, commercial, and general civil litigation expertise also includes:
- Alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation
- Contract disputes
- Director and officer liability
- Federal and other regulatory proceedings: SEC, NASD, and stock exchanges
- Intellectual property
- Partnership disputes and dissolutions
- Securities and shareholder disputes
- State and local regulatory proceedings
- Uniform Commercial Code
If you would like to speak with a member of our commercial litigation department to discuss legal representation, or have any other question, please contact us at our Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Tampa office. We will respond promptly and arrange for you to speak with a member of the firm with the appropriate experience.