Jeffrey Allan Hirsch offers more than 37 years of experience in resolving disputes through general civil litigation and arbitration. Jeffrey represents 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 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 is listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2010 to 2014. He is also AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Jeffrey is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator and an approved American Arbitration Association Neutral. Jeffrey has also served in multiple executive positions in the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar. In 2007-2008 he served as president of the Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, the first non-judge to do so. He is an Emeritus Member of the Board of Trustees of the Law Center Association, University of Florida's School of Law and a former board member of Leadership Florida. He is the co-founder and board member of Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc.
Areas of Concentration
· Commercial litigation and arbitration
- Contract disputes
- Insurance coverage litigation
- Business torts
- Financial institution related disputes
· Real property litigation
· Probate and fiduciary litigation
· Alternate Dispute Resolution
Professional & Community Involvement
· Executive Council, Business Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2003-2013
· Chair, Business Litigation Committee, Business Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2002-2003
· Member, American Bar Association
· Board of Trustees (Emeritus), Law Center Association, University of Florida College of Law
· Founder and Former Legal Counsel, Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc.
· Former President, Leadership Broward Alumni, Inc.
· Former Board Member, Leadership Florida
· Master Bencher, Former President, Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, 2007-2008
Awards & Recognition
· Listed , The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2010-2014
· 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
· 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.
· 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.
· Home Savings of America v. Roehner, 491 So.2d 612 (4th DCA 1986). Trial Counsel (Home Savings of America). Interpretation of settlement agreement.
· 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 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.
· 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 an engineering company in a multi-million-dollar professional liability claim.
· Defense of an engineering company in a multi-million-dollar personal injury claim involving a claim in excess of available insurance coverage.
· Defense of several developers in multi-million-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.
· Prosecution of fraud and defalcation actions for a title company involving the issuance of bogus policies of insurance by an agent.
· 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.
Publications & Presentations
Articles, Lectures & Publications
· Author, Commercial Arbitration, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Manual, Business Litigation in Florida, 4th Ed., 2001
· Lectured in the area of mortgage foreclosures and lender liability for the Robert Morris Association, The Florida Bar, and various large national and Florida based financial institutions.