Riviera Beach, Florida Business Lawyers

Peter T. Mavrick
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I'm a Florida business lawyer with 25 years of experience. I represent businesses in many types of legal matters including contracts, employment/labor law, trade secrets, unfair competition, and non-compete litigation. Read More »
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James D. Sallah Esq.
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I am a skilled and effective business law attorney. I provide sound advice and guidance to help you achieve the best possible results! Visit my website for case verdicts and settlements, or call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Robert W. Pearce
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Free Consultation! Successful & Experienced Business Law Representation!

I am an accomplished and results-oriented business law attorney. I utilize my legal experience, knowledge and dedication to get the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see results or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Shari Wald Garrett
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Experienced & Knowledgeable Florida Business & Community Association Attorney!

I am a determined and skilled business law attorney. I am dedicated to providing exceptional legal counsel and advocacy for business law issues and disputes. Visit my website for information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Carl H. Perdue
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Florida Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience

University of Miami School of Law and State University of New York - BuffaloDistrict of Columbia, Texas, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, U.S. Supreme Court and Florida
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David Steinfeld
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(561) 316-7905 3801 PGA Blvd.
Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Business, Construction and Real Estate
University of Miami
Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer
AV-Preeminent (highest) Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America - the Trial Lawyer Honor Society
Best Lawyers in America by US News and World Report
Florida Super Lawyer
Florida Legal Elite

David Steinfeld is the owner and founder of the Law Office of David Steinfeld and is a Board Certified expert in business litigation by the Florida Bar. Of the more than 100,000 attorneys in Florida, only about 250 are Board Certified in business litigation.

Board Certification means an attorney has been evaluated for professionalism, and tested for expertise. To...
Scott Bryant Smith
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(800) 500-1530 4440 PGA Blvd.
Suite 306
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
The Florida State University College of Law
Scott B. Smith, Esq. is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. He has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar since 2008. He specializes in the areas of personal injury, auto accidents, premise liability and product liability. In 2017, Mr. Smith was selected and recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs in West Palm Beach, FL. He has litigated hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout all of Florida in more than 1/2 of Florida's 67 counties. He also conducted jury trial...
Dawn Louise Richards
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Riviera Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(570) 617-1057 2076 Bonisle Circle
Riviera Beach, FL 33418
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Temple University
Dawn Richards has over 25 years experience in business and health care. She graduated with a BS in Accounting in 1991, a Masters in Business Administration in 1995 and a Juris Doctor in 2008.

Her business acumen includes: compliance programs, financial statements, policies and procedures, contracting, negotiations, business restructuring, taxation and financial operations.

She spent six years with the CapozziAdler firm in Camp Hill, PA practicing employment law, compliance and healthcare reimbursement appeals.

Her previous clients include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, acute care hospitals, charter schools, not-for profit organizations, small businesses, physician...
Jay Eng
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(561) 835-9400 3507 Kyoto Gardens Drive
Suite 200
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Business, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Tulane University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Experienced attorney in Federal courts, Florida state courts and FINRA arbitration with focus in securities law, securities class actions, broker-dealer disputes and business law.
Lindsay Kenney Demmery
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(561) 833-8773 120 Butler St. Suite B
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Business and Real Estate
Mr. Erskine Clark Rogers III
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(561) 683-2300 3399 PGA Blvd
Suite 300
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Business, Collections, Divorce and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Sasha A Klein
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(561) 842-3000 4420 Beacon Circle
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Florida and Vanderbilt University Law School
Helping protect your legacy!! From the simple will to the most sophisticated tax plan.

My name is Sasha Klein and I am a partner in the private wealth group at Ward Damon. With over 11 years of experience and a post doctorate degree (LL.M) in tax law, I specialize in counseling individuals and families in personal estate and tax planning matters. I focus on advising clients on structuring their wealth to minimize taxes, often over multiple generations. I love helping families solve their most sensitive issues.

My experience differs from many estate planning attorneys, because I spent time in-house...
Julianne Frank
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Wellington, FL Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(561) 626-4700 12161 Ken Adams Way
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Wellington, FL 33414
Business and Bankruptcy
Ms. Frank is a senior partner at Markarian Frank White-Boyd & Hayes. Her practice focuses on Chapter 11 and consumer bankruptcy law, Chapter 12 farmer bankruptcy, financial distress consulting and debt management assistance, corporate start up planning and management consulting, and domestic and offshore asset protection planning. She is nationally certified by the American Board of Certification in both consumer and business bankruptcy, one of only 112 attorneys in the United States with such a certification. Ms. Frank has 30 years of experience representing debtors, both individual and business, and has successfully orchestrated the restructuring and reorganization of business...
Craig Randall Zobel
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(561) 277-1819 3801 PGA Blvd.
Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Business
Philip B Harris
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Boca Raton, FL Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(561) 912-0145 Fountain Square I, Fourth Floor
2600 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431-6312
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
St. Thomas University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Evonne Andris
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Skilled Business Law Attorney! Focused on Community Association Representation!

I am an experienced and determined business and community association law attorney. My practice encompasses all facets of community association representation! Visit my website for information or call for a consultation! Read More »
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Michael J. Monchick
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Exceptional Florida Business Attorney! Skilled Advocacy for Your Legal Needs!

I have extensive experience representing Florida businesses with their legal needs. I am committed to aggressive advocacy focused on the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Mr. William Joseph Romanos III
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(561) 846-2213 4820 Holly Dr
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Business
Tayson C Gaines
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney
(786) 494-0188 1914 37th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Business, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Darryl Patrick Figueroa
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(561) 626-9669 11380 Prosperity Farms Rd
Suite 203-B
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Business, Collections, Divorce and Personal Injury
Larry Evan Bray
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(561) 571-8970 801 Northpoint Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Larry E. Bray has been practicing law for more than 30 years. His areas of practice include Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Probate Administration, Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modifications and Shortsales, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Litigation, Music and Entertainment (formerly of BMG’s major recording label RCA Records, New York). Mr. Bray also oversees a consumer and commercial collections department in his firm which services major banks, businesses and attorney networks. Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Probate Administration: Mr. Bray has over 30 years of experience. He helps every client develop an estate plan that best fulfills their...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(561) 626-5064 4400 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Business, Estate Planning, International and Tax
University of Miami
West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(561) 618-4676 5500 Village Blvd
Ste 202
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Business
UC Hastings COL
Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(561) 694-0070 11376 North Jog Road
Suite 101
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Securities
Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(561) 622-6655 8412 Native Dancer Rd E
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Business and Real Estate
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(561) 252-1794 10168 Siena Oaks Cir E
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Business, Appeals, Education and Real Estate
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Palm Beach Gardens, FL Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(888) 403-5337 11380 Prosperity Farms Road
Suite 204
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Joshua A. Katz Esq.
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Business Law Attorney! Aggressive Advocacy!

I am an experienced and dedicated business law attorney. I provide diligent representation focused on the best possible outcome! Visit my website for information and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Yosef Kudan
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Florida Business Law Lawyer

Yosef represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including complex and general commercial litigation, and business disputes. A life-long Florida native, Yosef completed his... Read More »
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Mr. Chad Van Horn
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(561) 295-4871 721 US-1
Suite 201
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Free ConsultationNorth Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Business, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Nova Southeastern University
Chad Van Horn, Esq. is a South Florida business leader and founding partner attorney of Van Horn Law Group, P.A. Through a combination of dedicated philanthropy, spirited entrepreneurship and legal expertise, he applies his resources and network to helping people—whether it's through his board leadership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, his efforts developing startup ventures that bring jobs to the local economy, or practicing bankruptcy law to provide solutions to economic hardship. While his volunteer work and entrepreneurial spirit play a major role in his life, Chad's success as the founder of Van Horn...
Adam T. Rabin
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney
(877) 915-4040 1601 Forum Pl
#505
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Miami School of Law
Ryon Michael McCabe
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney
(877) 915-4040 1601 Forum Pl
#505
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business, Consumer, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Florida State University College of Law
Richard Donald Schuler
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(561) 689-8180 1615 Forum Pl
4th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Health Care, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Syracuse University College of Law
President, CEO, Shareholder and Founding Partner of the firm in 1978, Richard D. Schuler has been actively involved in Civil Trial Litigation for 33 years. He has considerable experience in defending and prosecuting civil cases. For the past 28 years, his practice has been deveoted to representing injured plaintiffs in complex matters including medical malpractice, product liability, airplane crashes, construction accidents, automobile accidents and other types of personal injury claims.
Steven Wayne Halvorson
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(561) 689-8180 1615 Forum Pl
4th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Health Care, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Mr. Halvorson is a Shareholder and Partner of the firm. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the areas of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death and has successfully prosecuted numerous high profile cases. His practice is devoted 100% to litigation and he has specialized in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability and wrongful death since 1977.
Michael J. Monchick
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(561) 296-5444 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
#500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business, Construction and Real Estate
University of FLorida School of Law
Michael J. Monchick specializes in the areas of construction, real estate, commercial and business transactional matters, as well as litigation in those fields. He has spent his legal career representing noteworthy companies in the construction industry and clients in large real estate transactions, including multi-million dollar renovations and the construction of new homes. He also represents general contractors, subcontractors and owners in all facets of construction. For many years, Mr. Monchick represented the largest suppliers in the electrical and plumbing fields. He has also represented developers of condominium residential project from the acquisition of the property through the construction process...
Christopher Benton Hopkins
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(561) 847-2346 505 South Flagler Drive
3rd Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business, Communications, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Tulane University
Christopher B. Hopkins is a member of McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm.

He has more than 20 years of trial and appellate experience representing businesses and families in the areas of commercial, construction, legal/medical malpractice, nursing home, and probate litigation.

In addition to his work in the courtroom, Christopher’s practice involves a wide range of emerging technologies such as cybersecurity, data breach, e-discovery, Internet crimes, policy/terms-of-service drafting, privacy, and social media discovery. Christopher’s work in these areas permits him to protect client data as well as effectively target discovery and investigation of...
Ryan A. Fogg Esq.
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(877) 425-2374 1615 Forum Pl
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West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Charleston School of Law
Elizabeth Smitherman
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(561) 290-0386 804 N. Olive Ave.
1st Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
Stetson University
Are you suffering through problems regarding filing for bankruptcy, or worries about a foreclosure defense? Has your life seemed to take a downward spiral now that problems regarding your finances appear to take up a majority of it? There are thousands of people that find themselves suffering through the same situation, so turn to the careful attention that a professional from Griffiths & Smitherman, PL will be able to provide. It’s with this solid team that you will finally have the chance to leave your heartbreak behind and bring it the honest study that’s desired. It’s time to invest in...
Jon Andrew Jacobson
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(800) 801-5572 224 Datura St.
Suite 812
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Duke University School of Law
Jon has spent his entire legal career practicing securities. He handled over 1,000 securities matters and has successfully represented some of the most demanding clients in multi-million-dollar disputes throughout Florida and United States. He has represented individual and corporate clients in civil actions in state and federal court (at the trial and appellate level); in regulatory investigations; in arbitrations; and in private mediations. Jon has handled a wide range of matters, including: (i) stockbroker misconduct and investment fraud disputes (including claims involving unsuitability, churning, unauthorized trading, failure to execute trades, failure to hedge, selling away, theft, research analyst conflicts of...
Jeffrey L. Cox Esq.
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I am an experienced and determined business law attorney. I am committed to advocating for my clients’ interests and achieving the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for results or call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Adam Kara-Lopez
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Free Consultation! Legal Experience, Skill & Knowledge for Business Law Matters!

I am a dedicated and diligent business law attorney. I am committed to exceptional service and advocacy for your legal needs! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Gary James Drucker
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Boca Raton, FL Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(561) 483-9199 7777 Glades Road
Suite 210
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Ron Herman
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(561) 720-2417 1601 Forum Place
Suite 505
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Ron D. Herman is a practicing attorney in West Palm Beach, devoted to the field of criminal defense. He is a former prosecutor, which allows him to maintain a thorough understanding of the entire criminal justice system. In addition to criminal defense, Attorney Herman offers effective counsel for individuals facing personal injury and business litigation matters. Regardless of what specific situation you’re involved in, you can trust that you’ll be in good hands by retaining Mr. Herman’s representation. To learn more about the services offered by Attorney Herman, contact the firm, Herman Law, P.A., today.
Richard Paul Zaretsky
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(561) 689-6660 1615 Forum Place, Suite 3A
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Robert Jeffrey Hauser
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
120 South Olive Avenue
Guaranty Building Suite 701
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Legal Malpractice and Probate
University of Florida
I have been practicing business litigation and appellate practice in West Palm Beach since 1997. Prior to going in to private practice, I was a law clerk at the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami. From 1997 to 2014, I was a shareholder in a business litigation boutique handling all manner of complex civil and business related disputes, including matters in arbitration, state court, federal court, and on appeal. In 2014, I joined the Pankauski Law Firm PLLC as a shareholder, adding my business litigation cases and appellate work to the firm's thriving probate litigation practice....
Stephen W Wiener
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(800) 563-8276 1615 Forum Place
Suite 3A
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Dickinson School of Law
Stephen Wiener concentrates his practice in business, corporate and LLC Tax law and estate planning and administration matters. His business clients include a variety of manufacturers and technology related companies. Steve advises on federal and state taxation and general business issues as well as having experience in bank and loan negotiation and documentation. Estate planning and administration is provided for a range of clients from sophisticated estate plans for the high net worth individuals to simple wills.
Jeff Harrington
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney
(561) 253-6690 224 Datura St.
Suite 510
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business, International and Real Estate
Law Degree - JD, University of San Diego School of Law Legal Clerkship - Clifford Chance,* Barcelona International Studies - Universite de Paris Sorbonne; Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires; Universidat de Barcelona Other Education - Master of Arts, English; Bachelor of Arts, English Licensure - Florida; Washington D.C. (pending) Memberships-Florida Bar Association; Palm Beach County Bar Association; Federal Bar Jeffrey Harrington graduated from a top-tier university in Southern California, which he attended on a merit scholarship. Jeffrey concentrated his legal studies on corporate law and international business transactions. Through his academic achievement, he was awarded a coveted and extremely competitive clerkship with...
Kelly Lee Reagan
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(561) 655-2250 505 S Flagler Dr
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business and Bankruptcy
UC Hastings COL
Bruce Rosenwater Esq
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney
(561) 688-0991 1601 Forum Place
Suite 602
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Attorney Bruce S. Rosenwater was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a veteran attorney, having assisted Floridians for more than 20 years. Bruce founded and developed his law firm as a law firm for life. He developed the firm’s practice areas to span most, if not all of an individual’s and a family’s lifetime legal needs. He has distinguished his practice by willingly being a family’s lawyer and counselor throughout the various stages and circumstance of their lives, from owning a first home to unfortunately unavoidable disputes, business and real estate legal needs and even injury, probate and guardianship law....
Michael B Katz
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
777 South Flagler Drive
Suite 800 - West Tower
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Foreclosure Defense, IP and Real Estate
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Steven Marc Pincus
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West Palm Beach, FL Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(561) 833-4544 444 West Railroad Avenue
Suite 420
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Business, Appeals, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Ellen M. Leibovitch
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Florida Business Law Attorney

University of Florida Levin College of Law and University of Florida Levin College of LawFlorida, U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida and U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
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Angel J. Silvestrini Esq.
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Florida Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Attorney Angel J. Silvestrini oversees all litigation for the Law Offices of Zorrilla & Silvestrini, PA. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised between California and Puerto Rico. He received his Juris... Read More »
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