What began more than 30 years ago as an office focused on personal planning work for high net worth clients has expanded into a full-service platform with significant corporate, transactional, litigation, employment, real estate and health care capabilities. Located in an area known for its concentration of corporate headquarters, our Boca Raton office is home to a group of lawyers who are recognized leaders in their fields and the community, offering clients the resources of a global law firm with the Florida market experience and efficiencies of a locally based firm.
Our wealth management partners are recognized by Chambers USA as among the best in the country and are an integral part of one of the leading practices in the nation, covering the full spectrum of personal planning, including estate planning and administration, trusts and probate and asset protection, in addition to having special insight into the needs of individuals who maintain residences in Florida as well as one or more other jurisdictions.
The lawyers in our corporate practice counsel public and private corporations, entrepreneurs, banks and other institutions and developers doing business around the world regarding their day-to-day operations, securities and partnership matters, mergers and acquisitions, financings, public and private offerings and financial institution regulatory matters.
We also have an active practice in real estate and related environmental matters, handling acquisitions, sales, leasing and financing of commercial properties in Florida and throughout the United States. This includes work on transactions involving corporate headquarters and representing the operators and developers of hotels, resorts and mixed use community developments.
Our labor and employment lawyers, ranked among the best in the state by Chambers USA, are part of our top-tier international practice that represents and advises employers in every facet of this critical area. This ranges from personnel policy planning and employee benefits to avoidance of litigation in allegations of discrimination and harassment, as well as employee termination, wage and hour and other employment matters. We are also among the best employment litigators in the state and regularly defend against workplace claims in federal and state courts and arbitral forums.
The general commercial litigators in our Boca Raton office handle complex civil litigation before federal and state courts and are experienced in alternative dispute resolution. The diversity of background and experience among our Florida litigators, together with the support they receive from our international platform, allows us to represent clients in a wide range of matters, including complex commercial disputes, securities litigation and arbitration, real estate disputes, corporate law, financial services and contract claims. Our Probate Litigation Group, part of the firm’s national Fiduciary Litigation Group, provides sophisticated, professional and dedicated representation in high stakes trust and estates disputes. We represent corporate fiduciaries, individual fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all stages of the litigation and appellate process, zealously protecting our clients' interests in claims ranging from undue influence to breaches of duty to trust reformation or modification. Our estate planning, administration and litigation teams work hand in hand to prevent disputes from arising in the first instance and to resolve them, through mediation or at trial, when necessary.
As part of our national Health Care Department, our Boca Raton-based lawyers represent virtually every type of participant in the health care industry. We have a particular focus on structuring and negotiating corporate transactions and general operation and administrative contracts. We also provide advice and assistance to health care clients in a broad range of licensure and other regulatory matters in addition to third-party payor reimbursement issues.
In addition to our legal work, we pride ourselves on being valued contributors to our communities. Our commitments are extensive, with lawyers in leadership capacities in numerous organizations, including the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, the American Jewish Committee, the National Conference of Community and Justice, Florida Atlantic University and the Boca Raton Community Hospital.