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  • 5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Phil was a great attorney with valuable critical and clinical analytic skills. He was very thorough in preparing and strategizing for our arbitration hearing despite the case reaching a satisfactory settlement months prior. He had the patie...
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In Memory of a Great Florida Lawyer and Litigator, 1948–2011

Areas of practice

  • Securities arbitration
  • Securities litigation
  • Business litigation
  • Business law

Admitted to practice

  • Florida, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Awards

Education

  • Florida State University, J.D., 1980
  • Florida State University, M.S., 1971
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1970

Certifications

  • FINRA Arbitrator
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator

Professional memberships

  • Business Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Business Law Section
  • General Practice Section
  • Litigation Section
  • Committee on the Federal Regulation of Securities
  • Committee on Business and Corporate Litigation

Representative cases

  • Interstate Sec Corp. v. Hayes Corp., 920 F.2d 769 (11th Cir. 1991)
  • Gianelli Money Purchase Plan and Trust v. ADM Investor Serv., 146 F.3d 1309 (11th Cir. 1998) cert. denied, 525 U.S. 1016 (1998)
  • Crosby v. Lewis, 523 So.2d 1155 (Fla. 5th DCA 1988)
  • Rehabilitation Advisors, Inc. v. Floyd, 601 So.2d 1286 (Fla. 5th DCA 1992)