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Samuel Bookhardt, IV

Samuel Bookhardt IV focuses his practice on complex litigation matters involving businesses and individuals.



  • Defended investment bank against claims for breach of contract, professional negligence, and negligent misrepresentation stemming from an agreement to structure a tax-exempt bond financing. The Claimants calculated their damages to be in excess of $60 million. All claims were denied in their entirety after a 15 day arbitration hearing.°
  • Represented Registered Investment Advisor in investigation by the Securities & Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. The investigation concluded with no enforcement action being filed.°
  • Served as litigation counsel for the Indian River County, Florida Branch of the NAACP in a school desegregation case pending in federal court.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Bookhardt prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Kellogg’s Law Fellow, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Summer 2015
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable R. Fred Lewis, Florida Supreme Court, Spring 2015
  • Extern, Office of Miami Beach City Attorney, Fall 2014
  • Intern, The Office of the Public Defender, 18th Judicial Circuit, Florida, Summer 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, The Florida Bar


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2016
    • Staff Editor, Race & Social Justice Law Review
  • B.S.B.A., Business Economics, with honors, University of Central Florida, 2013
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida