Mark F. Bideau: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mark F. Bideau

West Palm Beach Managing Shareholder; Boca Raton Managing Shareholder
West Palm Beach,  FL  U.S.A.

Peer Rating
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Labor & Employment
  • Securities
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Device & Health Care Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 561.650.7918
Fax: 561.655.6222
University Temple University, B.B.A., summa cum laude, 1980
Law SchoolTemple University James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1983
Admitted1983, Pennsylvania; 1986, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

• Board Member, Take Stock in Children, Palm Beach County
• Board Chair, 2009-2011
• Palm Beach County Business Development Board
• fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (in recognition of courtroom skills and professionalism)
• Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (in recognition of experience and ability to try jury trials)

BornPlainfield, New Jersey, 1958

Mark F. Bideau has been trying both jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts for decades. He handles products liability, complex commercial and real estate litigation matters for a wide variety of clients. His courtroom skills and professionalism have earned him admission as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mark has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in numerous litigation categories such as Bet Your Company Litigation. He currently is Managing Shareholder of the firm's West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices. Mark is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations.

Areas of Concentration

• Jury trials
• Product liability defense
• Complex commercial litigation and business disputes
• Labor and employment matters, including discrimination and statutory claims
• Securities litigation - class action and derivative cases
• Construction litigation

Awards & Recognition

• Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - First Amendment; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning; Litigation - Real Estate; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation - Securities, 2009-2016
• Named, Lawyer of the Year, Construction Law, Las Vegas, 2016
• Named, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Construction, Las Vegas, West Palm Beach, 2015
• Named, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Law, West Palm Beach, 2013
• Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
• Team Member, a Law360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2013
• Named, West Palm Beach Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, Real Estate Law; Securities Law, 2012
• Team Member, a Law360 Product Liability Practice Group of the Year, 2011
• Listed, Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite, Litigation, 2005
• Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.25.15 19 Greenberg Traurig Boca Raton and West Palm Beach Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.18.15 24 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as 2016 ' Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America
06.12.15 Seven Greenberg Traurig West Palm Beach Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
09.03.14 Greenberg Traurig Reaffirms Commitment to West Palm Beach, Renews Office Lease for 10 Years, Announces Planned $1.5 Million-Plus Office Renovation
08.20.14 18 Greenberg Traurig Boca Raton and West Palm Beach Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.19.14 128 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.13.14 Greenberg Traurig's Jason Okleshen Selected Among Daily Business Review's 40 Under 40 Rising Stars
07.03.14 Nine Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers

Bar Fellowship: American College of Trial Lawyers (in recognition of courtroom skills and professionalism)

•Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (in recognition of experience and ability to try jury trials)

 (Also at Boca Raton Office)

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Represented major Tobacco Company in product liability litigation jury trials pending in Florida state and federal courts.; Represented a leading company in dietary supplements and its founder in proceedings taken by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seeking damages exceeding $25 million dollars. The company and its founder prevailed.; Product liability defense of national manufacturers of consumer products in significant litigation, both individual and class actions.; Represents public and private clients in all types of complex commercial litigation, products liability, and real estate matters such as a bench trial to enforce a contract to purchase over 20, 000 acres of real property.; Represented major condominium developer in connection with FDUTPA investigation and litigation arising out of the real estate collapse.; Represented owners and operators of condominium hotel projects in several counties in litigation.; Represented developer of condo hotel project in Panama in RICO action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.; Represented company responsible for toll collection operations on the Florida Turnpike in civil rights action through appeal in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.; Represented large financial institution as lead trial counsel in class action jury trial asserting damage claim in excess of $50 million.; Represented publicly traded major consumer products manufacturer in securities litigation in various shareholder and derivative actions with damage claims exceeding $100 million.; Represented Fortune 500 Company in contract disputes with former Chairman of the Board.; Represented senior officers and directors of public companies in SEC investigations.; Defended Fortune 100 Company in Section 16(b) litigation alleging short-swing profits of $34 million.; As member of legal team, represented George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in Florida Presidential litigation arising out of 2004 Presidential Election.; Represented major health insurer in numerous state and federal lawsuits involving ERISA and other HMO related matters.; Represented major employers in all types of employee disputes, including discrimination, ADA, FLSA claims in federal and state courts throughout Florida, as well as in EEOC investigations.; Represented major home builders and developers including Technical Olympics USA (f/k/a Engle Homes), Centex Homes, Toll Brothers, Inc. and GL Homes in all types of construction, development, land acquisition and homeowner disputes.; Represented national developers such as The Goodman Company (thirteen story office tower and accompanying garage; Lazovitz, Inc. (dispute involving the construction of two nursing home facilities in Dade County and an adult apartment complex); Yale Properties (luxury high-rise beachfront condominiums); Cigna Insurance Company as surety, (Manatee County prisons); KRAVCO, Inc. (regional shopping malls); and Mellon Bank (condominium defect litigation involving 670 condominium units).; Represented clients with probate matters including - will construction, contested claims, and disputes between and among personal representatives, including corporate fiduciaries.

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Office Information

Mark F. Bideau

777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 300 East
West Palm BeachFL 33401


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