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Jeffrey Allan Hirsch

Jeffrey Allan Hirsch is a problem-solving litigator with years of experience resolving disputes for high-net-worth individuals and companies through general civil litigation, arbitration and mediation.  Jeffrey has represented clients in a wide variety of legal issues including disputes involving contracts, estates, trusts, title insurance, insurance coverage, real estate transactions, financial institutions, fraud, lender liability, and business torts involving breach of fiduciary duties. Jeffrey seeks to partner with clients as trusted business counselor helping them to avoid litigation.

Jeffrey is active in the Florida legal and business community serving on the Executive Council of The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section and as a certified circuit court mediator for the Florida Supreme Court. He has also served in leadership and board roles for Leadership Broward and Leadership Florida.

Concentrations

  • Commercial litigation and arbitration
  • Real property litigation
  • Probate and fiduciary litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • eDiscovery
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Business torts
  • Financial institution related disputes
  • Mediation
  • Partnership; Limited Liability disputes

Capabilities

Experience

  • Defense by jury verdict of individual doctors and their medical laboratory against who claims of breach of fiduciary duty were brought for millions of dollars in claimed compensatory and punitive
  • Defense of financial institution in multiple 10(b)(5) securities litigation matters.
  • As Trial Counsel established the adoption of federal principles governing dismissal on grounds of forum non conveniens and caused adoption of Rule 061, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Trial Counsel (ITT) in the defense of class action concerning maintenance of a community surface water management
  • Defense of an engineering company in a multimillion-dollar professional liability
  • Defense of an engineering company in a multimillion-dollar personal injury claim involving a claim in excess of available insurance
  • Defense of several developers in multimillion-dollar claims involving alleged construction defects in condominiums constructed by the
  • Defense of a fast food franchisor in a products liability claim resulting from an explosion of a pressurized chicken cooker and related litigation with
  • Defense of a large land developer in major class actions involving covenants and restrictions and an alleged violation of a refund provision in a purchase contract involving thousands of contract
  • Defense of major real estate company in claims arising out of an agent’s aiding and abetting embezzlement.
  • Chicago Title Insurance Company v. CV REIT, 588 So.2d 1075 (4th DCA 1991). Trial Counsel (Chicago Title). Defense of a title insurance company in an action seeking millions of dollars and alleging the company failed in its duty to defend its insured.
  • Defense of an insurance company in a $125 million lawsuit alleging defamation and wrongful termination of an agency agreement, and prosecution of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • Prosecution of fraud and defalcation actions for a title company involving the issuance of bogus policies of insurance by an agent.
  • Defense of an estate and associated trusts valued in excess of $160 million involving claims of undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, insane delusion, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and defamation.
  • Defense of major lender liability matters alleging bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and breach of contract.
  • Defense of claims made against financial institutions arising out of bank operations, check clearing, and customer relations.
  • Defense of alleged violations of state and federal consumer credit laws and laws with respect to money laundering.
  • Represented financial institutions in matters regarding defalcations by employees and third-party fraud.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2010-2021
  • Selected, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, "Top Lawyers," 2020
    • Alternate Dispute Resolution, 2020
    • Real Estate Law, 2020
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer, “Florida Litigation Department of the Year,” 2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2016-2018
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed in Who's Who in Law, South Florida Business Journal; Who's Who in Emerging Leaders in America, Marquis Who's Who; Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who; Who's Who in American Law, Marquis Who's Who; Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Marquis Who's Who
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°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.

  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Florida Supreme Court
  • Certified Neutral, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Executive Council, 2003-Present
    • Chair, Business Litigation Committee, 2002-2003
  • Master Bencher, Former President, Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, 2007-2008
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board Member, University of Florida College of Law, Law Center Association, Board of Trustees (Emeritus)
  • Founder and Former Legal Counsel, Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc.
  • Former President, Leadership Broward Alumni, Inc.
  • Former Board Member, Leadership Florida

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1975
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Florida, 1972
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida