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Miami BeachBrown Robert LLP’s practice is dedicated to finding solutions to our clients’ problems.

Most frequently, we handle complex and technical matters involving intellectual property, securities, products liability, engineering, lender liability, architectural, real estate and title disputes, commercial leasing and landlord/tenant disputes, partnership, investment and business relationships.

Our litigation practice constantly takes us into court and other dispute resolution forums within the State of Florida as well as across the United States.  We have handled cases in over a dozen different states, including State and Federal Trial and Appellate Courts, as well as before the United States Supreme Court.  We have particularly extensive out-of-state experience in New York, New Jersey, and California.  Our practice is not limited to litigation and arbitration.  We also represent clients in contractual matters in areas such as licensing, business relationship structuring, commercial leasing, contractual negotiations, asset sales and purchases, and financial workouts, by taking advantage of our experiences litigating disputed contracts and leases to give advice as to the real world impact of contractual commitments.

We offer comprehensive and sophisticated representation for both businesses and entrepreneurs, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals.  Whether your company has a team of in-house attorneys or you are involved in your first legal dispute, our firm will work with you to get your job done in an efficient and straightforward manner.

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.

— Wilbur Wright, Inventor and aviator (1867-1912)

Aviation, Wrongful Death, Catastrophic Accident, Fire, Windstorm and Flood Claims Litigation

  • Represented lessor of industrial equipment in defense of action in which worker was killed by a forklift.
  • Represented manufacturing company in defense of claim for catastrophic injury sustained by worker in facility.
  • Represented prior owner of used manufacturing equipment in defense of products liability claim resulting from disfiguring injury.
  • Represented railroad in action involving wildfire burning adjacent lands.
  • Represented agricultural landowner involving multiple wrongful deaths due to claimed hazard on property.
  • Represented defendants in cases involving aircraft accidents caused by pilot error.
  • Represented owners of commercial vehicles in automotive and truck collisions.
  • Represented railroad in personal injury claims arising under FELA.
  • Represented construction equipment owner in accident involving collapse of equipment and catastrophic destruction of property.
  • Represented estate of deceased pilot in claims against aircraft maintenance company.

Breach of Contract and Interference with Contract

  • Represented interstate trucking company in Federal Court litigation involving dispute with former customer regarding unpaid freight tariffs and fraudulent inducement to perform shipping services.
  • Represented design professional in litigation involving design services contract.
  • Represented local manufacturing company in litigation against former executive relating to employment and brokerage contract.
  • Represented property management company in claim for interference with contractual relationship.
  • Represented national hotel in defending breach of contract claim involving vendor.
  • Represented international distributors in various tortious interference, supply contract and territorial sales disputes.

Class Actions

  • Represented defendant in defense of putative class action regarding the sale of insurance products.
  • Represented automotive manufacturer in class action relating to design and advertising issues.

Copyright Infringement

  • Represented software designer in action to stop use of copyrighted programs.
  • Represented photographer in multiple copyright litigations against manufacturers and distributors of products containing infringing photographs.
  • Represented art dealer in claims involving reproduction and embellishment of fine art paintings and lithographs.
  • Represented electronic news publisher in copyright infringement litigation involving competing electronic service.
  • Represented manufacturer/creator of unique ornamental sculptures incorporated into outdoor lawn decoration in multiple copyright infringement actions against various competitors and national retail chains who sold substantially similar products.
  • Represented web site owner in claims involving copying of web site.
  • Represented publishing company in claims involving copyright ownership.
  • Represented art gallery in connection with alleged copyright violations for sale and marketing of fine art paintings.
  • Represented copyright holder in dispute regarding publication of magazine.
  • Represented copyright holder in action involving copying of visual arts work and importation of infringing imitations from overseas.
  • Represented copyright holder in an action involving copyrighted computer source code for electronic data retrieval and analysis functions.
  • Represented manufacturer of limited edition art prints in dispute involving alleged copyrights.

Corporate Law

  • Represented corporations on a variety of corporate organization and operation issues.
  • Represented corporations in preparation of articles of incorporation, by-laws, and board minutes for use in establishing new businesses or reorganizing existing businesses.
    Represented employers and firearms related businesses in firearms regulations and policy disputes.
  • Represented securities broker-dealer in lease negotiations for United States operations.
  • Represented employers in OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance matters.
  • Represented corporations in stock and asset sales.
  • Represented corporations in buy/sell agreements.

Employment and Discrimination Law

  • Represented officers and directors of company in defending breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Represented employers in defending wrongful termination claims.
  • Represented employers in defending employment retaliation claims.
  • Represented employers in defending Fair Labor Standards Act claims.
  • Represented real estate brokerage in Fair Housing Act Litigation.
  • Represented employers in establishment of workplace procedures, employment manuals, and employee and independent contractor non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.

Finance and Lender Liability Litigation

  • Represented major issuer of commercial credit cards in defending litigations involving debt collection practices.
  • Represented bank in claim for improper financing practices.
  • Represented bank in foreclosure of commercial property involving nonpayment and multiple covenant breaches.
  • Represented financing company in defending various Federal statutory claims.
  • Represented real estate developer in connection with dispute involving failure to meet lending criteria.
  • Represented real estate developer in connection with dispute involving pretextual covenant defaults.
  • Represented real estate developers in defense of commercial foreclosure proceedings.
  • Represented guarantors in various workout and contingent liability litigation.

Insurance Issues

  • Represented family of child diagnosed with autism in action against national insurance company based on insurance company’s failure to reimburse therapy expenses.
  • Represented manufacturing company in claim by workers’ compensation insurer for additional earned premiums.
  • Represented employer in action involving classifications of employees for insurance purposes.
  • Represented insurance agency in claims involving suitability of long term life insurance products.

Intellectual Property Agreements and Licensing

  • Represented and advised owners of intellectual property rights regarding licensing of intellectual property including, patents, copyrights and trademarks, and prepared related documentation.
  • Represented clients regarding confidentiality and non-disclosure issues and prepared related documentation memorializing agreements on such topics.
  • Represented company in negotiation of colocation licensing agreement for off-site servers and data storage.
  • Represented musical publishers, producers, and artists in negotiation of recording, work for hire, and performance contracts.

Landlord / Tenant Litigation

  • Represented landlord in eviction proceeding of state sponsored charter school for life safety and building code violations.
  • Represented landlord in commercial eviction proceeding involving multiple sub-lessees on premises after master tenant default.
  • Represented landlord in eviction proceeding involving technical college’s non-payment of increased rent.
  • Represented landlords in multiple proceedings involving retail and manufacturing tenant evictions.
  • Represented tenant in eviction proceeding involving noise and security related nuisance claims.
  • Represented tenant in eviction proceeding involving non-payment of CAM assessments and rent increases.
  • Represented landlord in multiple residential evictions to clear property of holdover tenants for development purposes.
  • Represented tenant in eviction proceeding involving anchor tenant.
  • Represented tenant in eviction proceeding relating to delayed build-out of leased space.
  • Represented landlord in eviction proceeding involving failure of build-out of premises.
  • Represented commercial tenants and landlords in negotiation of leases for shopping malls, retail strip centers, storefront warehouses, agricultural premises and restaurants.

Patent Infringement and Trade Secret Litigation

  • Represented technology company patent holder in infringement actions against cellular telephone service providers regarding video messaging technology and radio transmission technology.
  • Represented creator of proprietary medical treatment system in claims against former licensee for continued use of materials after termination of license.
  • Represented clients at multiple Markman hearings addressing claim interpretation issues.
  • Represented individual inventor/patent holder of automatic plant watering system in patent infringement action against distributor of infringing product.
  • Represented manufacturing company patent holder in patent infringement action involving ornamental consumer product.
  • Represented manufacturing company patent holder in patent infringement action relating to precision measuring machines.
  • Represented appellant before Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in claim regarding false marking of patent numbers on product.
  • Represented individual inventor patent holder before District Court and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in patent infringement litigation against manufacturer of caulking tubes.
  • Represented manufacturing company in defense of design patent claims involving architectural product.
  • Represented individual inventor patent holder in infringement action against manufacturing company using patented production machine.
  • Represented manufacturing company in defense of patent infringement claims involving computer hardware and electronic control technology.
  • Represented manufacturing company in defense of patent infringement claims involving video camera technology.

Products Liability

  • Represented manufacturer of kitchen utensil in defense of action commenced by individual who claimed injury by product.
  • Represented clients in defense of numerous product liability actions against manufacturers and sellers relating to airframe and aircraft enginepower plant design, manufacture, and installation.
  • Represented manufacturers and employers in products liability claims arising from industrial accidents.
  • Represented distributor in action claiming cosmetic product caused skin disorder.

Real Estate and Title Litigation

  • Represented petitioner in New York appeal of administrative ruling preventing reasonable land use.
  • Represented plaintiff in action to cancel real estate contract relating to development property in New York State.
  • Represented party in proceedings to determine proper title to real estate.


  • Represented broker-dealer in defense of litigation involving alleged fraud in connection with sale of securities.
  • Represented former executive and founder of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in prosecution of a securities and business fraud claim and defense of privatizations of a public company.
  • Represented issuer of variable annuity in Arbitration involving allegations of improper calculation of death benefit.
  • Represented manufacturing company in dispute regarding leveraged buyout.
  • Represented broker-dealers in claims involving employees.

Trademark and Trade Dress

  • Represented senior user of mark in dietary supplement business against multiple junior users whose use of mark caused confusion in marketplace.
  • Represented real estate company in trademark infringement claim asserted against junior user of trademark.
  • Represented consumer products manufacturer in multiple actions involving trade dress claims on knockoff products.
  • Represented importer in trade dress and trademark claims involving imported fashion accessories.
  • Represented manufacturing company in action involving claimed trade mark infringement involving commercial security product.

Warranty Litigation

  • Represented manufacturer of flooring products in breach of warranty dispute.
  • Represented manufacturers in defense of engine and automotive warranty claims.
  • Represented electrical contractor in defense of unsuitable product application.
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