Alan T. Dimond

Alan T. Dimond

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Alan T. Dimond offers more than 40 years of "first chair" experience in commercial and real estate- related litigation. In addition to local and regional real estate developers, key clients include, or have included, American Express, Avatar Holdings, Inc., Avatar Real Estate Services, Fisher Island Holdings, LLC, General Growth Properties, Lee County, Florida, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Miami-Dade County, Florida, National Marine Manfactures Association, Neiman Marcus, Northern Trust Bank, Paxon Communications, The Related Group.

Concentrations

  • Real estate-related litigation
  • General commercial litigation
  • Ad valorem (property) tax appeals
  • Municipal/Governmental litigation
  • Construction litigation
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Acted as lead litigation attorney for all developers of Fisher Island for 25 years.
  • Represented developer at trial challenging development agreement for the Miami Worldcenter project. Prevailed at trial with appeal dismissed following settlement. [2016]
  • Represented developer of Flagstone Island Gardens project in civil action challenging voter approved lease agreement of city-owned land to developer for super-yacht marina on Watson Island, Miami. Obtained dismissal with prejudice without trial and prevailed on appeal. [2016]
  • Represented Bayside Marketplace, LLC for General Growth Properties, in several separate challenges to City of Miami referendum on long term lease extension.Obtained final judgment in favor of Bayside Marketplace, LLC. in each case. [2015]
  • Represented developer in lawsuit with municipality seeking to avoid obligations under land swap agreement. Resolved through settlement that granted developer increase in development rights for related condominium project. [2014]
  • Represented developer in lawsuit challenging zoning approvals and constitutionality of notice requirements under City of Miami's Zoning Code in connection with construction of municipal transportation facility. Obtained final summary judgment in favor of developer. [2014]
  • Represented landlord of cold storage warehouse in claim against former tenant for surrender of property in state of disrepair. Settled favorably. [2012]
  • Represented building owners in claim against insurance company for damages resulting from Hurricane Wilma. Obtained jury verdict in excess of $1.5 million plus fee award. [2010]
  • Led jury trial team that obtained $25 million embezzlement verdict on behalf of an Aegon subsidiary, a Dutch insurance company against its American managing general agency and that agency's officers.
  • Led trial team that obtained $30 million settlement for the Estate of Eastern Air Lines from various insurance companies based on damage to the environment at several major U.S. airports.
  • Represented homeowner in lawsuit against roofing contractor. Obtained judgment in favor of homeowner.
  • Represented private elementary school in lawsuit against neighboring property owner for damage resulting from neighbor’s excavation and sheet piling. Resolved through settlement for more than double the amount the client initially sought to recover.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Municipal; Litigation - Real Estate, 2007-2017
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Municipal, Miami, 2015
    • Named, :Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Real Estate, Miami 2012
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2005-2016
  • Listed, Corporate America Legal Elite, "Best for Ad Valorem Tax Appeals - Florida," 2015
  • Team Member, Daily Business Review's "Real Estate Litigation Department of the Year," 2015
  • Listed, Daily Business Review, "Most Effective Lawyers," Civil Litigation, 2006
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Honors

  • American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Award 2014
  • Anti-Defamation League’s Jurisprudence Award 2015

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Board of Directors, United Way 2017-2020
  • Member, The Florida Bar, 1970-Present
    • President, The Florida Bar, 1992-93
    • Board Member, Board of Governors and Executive Committee; The Florida Bar, 1982 to 1992
    • Chaired, All Bar Conference, Budget Committee and Legislation Committee, 1982-1992
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1991-Present
    • Chair, ABA Commission on the American Jury, 2016-Present
    • Chair, Standing Committee, American Judicial System Subcommittee on State Courts, 2014-2016
    • Member, Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, 2010-2014 (special advisor 2014)
    • Member, Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice, 2001-2003
    • Immigration Advisory Committee, 1995-1999
    • Member, Judicial Selection, Tenure and Compensation Committee, 1993-1996
    • Member, House of Delegates Representing The Florida Bar, 1991-1997
  • Chairman, Judicial Nomination Commission, Third District Court of Appeal
  • Member, National Associations of Property Tax Attorneys
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association, 1975-Present
  • Board Member, George Washington University Law School, Board of Advisors, 1997-2005
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law, Trial Advocacy Program
  • Member, Orange Bowl Committee, 1996-Present
  • Co-Chair, United Way Tocqueville Society, 2013-2015
  • Chairman, Jackson Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, 2006-2008, 2010-2011
  • Chairman, Foundation Health Services, Inc., Board of Directors, 2006-2010
  • Board Member, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1968
  • B.B.A., Government, University of Miami, 1965
Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida