He regularly represents clients in litigating these matters in both state and federal courts throughout Florida.
During his almost ten years in litigation, Jeff has served as second chair in numerous trials and successfully argued dispositive motions, motions in limine, and other substantive pre-trial motions. Jeff has conducted and defended hundreds of depositions, mediated cases to settlement, and resolved countless disputes with favorable results for his clients.
As reported by The Miami Herald and numerous other media outlets, he recently teamed with managing partner Glen Waldman in a successful effort to stymie developers who were intent on changing the landscape of the Grove Isle community located in Coconut Grove, Florida. When a development group purchased the Grove Isle Club property and sought to close the 30-year old club without any indication that a new club or other amenities would be rebuilt or offered to the residents of Grove Isle, the Firm filed a lawsuit and ultimately prevailed on an action for declaratory relief and permanent injunction on behalf of their client, Preserve Grove Isle, LLC.
Jeff is currently an integral member of the litigation team fighting to achieve the development of Privé at Island Estates, a luxury high-rise condominium project being built on the North Island of Dumfoundling Bay in Aventura, the last vacant island in Dade County, against significant opposition in multiple related cases. Thus far, claims to prevent the building have been unsuccessful, and construction of the project is underway.
Jeff’s construction experience is extensive and includes large, multi-party construction defect litigation representing developers, owners, general contractors, and subcontractors of single-family or multi-story high rise residential buildings and large commercial properties, often involving millions of dollars in claimed damages. He guides clients through the entire litigation life-cycle from pre-suit through trial, on a variety of legal issues ranging from construction and design defects to negligence, building code violations, warranties, and contracts.
Jeff graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was inducted into the Honor Society of Bar and Gavel, and was a project leader for H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts). For his community service efforts in H.O.P.E., he was awarded the school’s Challenge Achievement Award. During law school, Jeff also served as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the Office of Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Prior to law school, Jeff earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 2000 and embarked on a career as a multimedia producer and columnist for CNN Sports Illustrated’s online magazine, and later, NASCAR.com and PGA.com. His work for NASCAR.com helped secure it an Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Achievement in New Media Technology in 2003.
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
Duke University, B.A., History, 2000
• Commercial and Business Litigation
• Civil Litigation
• Real Property and Land Use Disputes
• Contract Disputes
• Probate and Trust Litigation
• Employment Litigation
• U.S. District Court Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
• The Florida Bar Dade County Bar Association
• University of Miami Law Alumni Association Young Alumni Committee
• Duke University South Florida Young Alumni Committee
• University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Young Philanthropists
• Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015, 2016, 2017
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