What began more than 30 years ago as an office focused on personal planning 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. They are an integral part of one of the leading practices in the nation, covering the full spectrum of private client services, including estate planning and administration, trusts and probate, and asset protection. In addition, they have uncommon insight into the needs of individuals who maintain residences in Florida and one or more other jurisdictions.
The lawyers in our corporate practice counsel public and private companies, entrepreneurs, banks and other institutions, and developers doing business around the world across a broad spectrum of matters: day-to-day operations, securities and partnership matters, mergers and acquisitions, financings, public and private offerings, and financial institution regulation.
We also have an active practice in real estate and related environmental matters, as we handle the acquisition, sale, leasing and financing of commercial properties in Florida and throughout the U.S. This includes work on transactions involving corporate headquarters and the representation of 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 global practice that represents and advises employers in every facet of this critical area. Matters range from personnel policy planning and employee benefits to avoidance of litigation in allegations of discrimination and harassment; employee termination; wage and hour; and other employment issues. We are also considered one of the top employment litigators in the state, and regularly defend against workplace claims in federal and state courts and arbitral forums.
Our general commercial litigators 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, enables 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 team — part of the firm’s national Fiduciary Litigation Group — provides sophisticated 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 both to prevent disputes from arising and resolve them, when necessary, through mediation or at trial.
As part of our national Health Care Department, we represent virtually every type of participant in the health care industry. We focus on structuring and negotiating corporate transactions, general operation, and administrative contracts. We also advise and assist health care clients in a broad range of licensure and other regulatory matters, and in 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 that include 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 Regional Hospital.