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Jeffrey Allan Hirsch

Jeffrey Allan Hirsch offers years of experience in resolving disputes through general civil litigation, arbitration and mediation. Jeffrey focuses his practice on representing high-net-worth individuals and companies in matters involving a wide range of business related problems. Throughout his career, Jeffrey has represented his clients in the resolution of 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. 

Concentrations

  • Commercial litigation and arbitration

    • Contract disputes

    • Insurance coverage litigation

    • Business torts

    • Financial institution related disputes

    • Partnership; Limited Liability disputes

  • Real property litigation

  • Probate and fiduciary litigation

  • eDiscovery

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution

    • Arbitration

    • Mediation

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 damages.
  • Kinney System, Inc. v. The Continental Insurance Company, 674 So.2d 86 (Fla. 1996). Trial Counsel (Kinney System, Inc.). Established the adoption of federal principles governing dismissal on grounds of forum non conveniens and caused adoption of Rule 1.061, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Moore v. Palm Coast Community Service Corp., 701 So.2d 115 (5th DCA 1997). Trial Counsel (ITT Community Development Corporation). Defense of class action concerning maintenance of a community surface water management system.
  • McEvily v. Sunbeam-Oster Company, 878 F.Supp. 337 (D.R.I. 1994). Trial Counsel (Sunbeam Corporation). Change of venue motion (28 U.S.C.A. § 1404(a)) in an action alleging a breach of stock option agreement and misrepresentation. Case settled after transfer.
  • Defense of an engineering company in a multimillion-dollar professional liability claim.
  • Defense of an engineering company in a multimillion-dollar personal injury claim involving a claim in excess of available insurance coverage.
  • Defense of several developers in multimillion-dollar claims involving alleged construction defects in condominiums constructed by the developers.
  • Defense of a fast food franchisor in a products liability claim resulting from an explosion of a pressurized chicken cooker and related litigation with franchisee.
  • 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 purchasers.
  • 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.
  • Home Savings of America v. Roehner, 491 So.2d 612 (4th DCA 1986). Trial Counsel (Home Savings of America). Interpretation of settlement agreement.
  • 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, 2010-2020
  • 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