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Avi Benayoun

With nearly two decades of experience, Avi Benayoun is a skilled litigator who works with clients to develop tailored strategies for approaching complex legal matters, while leveraging modern-day technology to deliver efficient legal services. With a background rooted in finance and economics, he is a business-focused commercial litigator with deep experience handling complex commercial disputes in virtually every forum. This includes litigation on behalf of Fortune 500, middle market, and start-up companies, as well as individuals.

Avi also has deep eDiscovery and eRetention experience which makes him particularly valuable as he can, and often does, eliminate the need to hire separate counsel to address and handle complex eDiscovery and eRetention requirements present in nearly every modern-day litigation matter.


  • Mergers and acquisitions litigation
  • Corporate governance and disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Real estate litigation
  • Commercial and residential foreclosures
  • Lender liability litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Real estate brokerage disputes and licensure
  • Landlord/tenant litigation
  • Business torts
  • Trademark infringement
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Deceptive and unfair trade practices
  • Employment
  • Employer/Employee noncompetition litigation
  • Trade secrets
  • eDiscovery/eRetention litigation



  • Represented national insurer in national multimillion dollar, multiyear agreement against the country’s largest contact lens distributor.
  • Represented lender in foreclosing on loan in excess of $150 million secured by several commercial properties in several counties in a single action.
  • Represented lenders in numerous commercial and residential foreclosure actions.
  • Defended TILA, RESPA and HOEPA claims asserted by borrowers in residential foreclosure actions.
  • Represented developers in defense of multimillion-dollar, construct-defect claims, including claims brought under Chapter 558, Florida Statutes.
  • Represented lenders in multimillion-dollar lender liability litigation.
  • Represented real estate developers in numerous contractual disputes.
  • Represented numerous clients in landlord/tenant litigation, including evictions, damage claims and lease disputes.
  • Represented real estate developer in multimillion-dollar brokerage claim.
  • Represented numerous clients in employer noncompetition and trade secret litigation.
  • Certified Legal Intern, United States Federal Public Defender, 1998
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable David L. Levy, Third District Court of Appeal, 1996

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Member, Winning Team, "M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion)" for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014
  • Member, Duke University School of Law Electronic Discover Reference Model (EDRM) Advisory Council, 2018-Present
  • Graduate, Leadership Miami
  • Member, Broward County Bar Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Graduate, Leadership Fort Lauderdale
  • Member, Leadership Broward Class XXV


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
    • Assistant Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review
    • Dean's List
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • B.S.B.A., Finance, cum laude, University of Florida
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    • President's List
    • Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honor Society
  • Florida
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish