Mr. Gurland is former chair of the Petroleum Marketing Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and a member of its Section of Litigation. He is also a member of the Environmental and Land Use Law and the Trial Lawyers sections of The Florida Bar, and a member of the New York State Bar Association.
He has lectured on the subjects of the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, premises liability and legal ethics. Admitted to practice in Florida and New York, he is a former judicial clerk to the Hon. Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Gurland is a 1979 graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and a 1976 graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York.
Mr. Gurland serves on the firm's governing Partners Board.
Honors and Awards
•Listed in U.S. News/Best Lawyers The Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2019
•Listed in Florida Super Lawyers 2017 and 2018
•Honored by The Daily Business Review as a Distinguished Leader in Law, 2017
•Named in the South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers for Commercial Litigation, 2006-2016
•2001 Put Something Back Pro Bono Award, Cultural Arts category, Miami-Dade County Bar Association
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
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Civic and Charitable Activities
•Member, Board of Trustees, Arts and Business Council of Miami, Inc., 1993-present, Chair 1997-1999
Publications and Speaking Engagements
•Quoted, Economic Powerhouse: Miami-Dade County is Riding the Wave of a Strong Global Economy, Recovery in Latin America and a Booming Startup Industry, Invest: Miami 2018, September 2018
•Profiled in Miami Today, Harvey Gurland Manages Florida Offices of Global Law Firm Duane Morris, May 4, 2017
•Co-author, Petroleum Marketing & Refining Committee's Annual Report, ABA Section on Environment, Energy and Resources' Year in Review, 2003
•Co-author, At Firms With 'No Jerks' Rules, Abusive Attorneys Need Not Apply, Daily Business Review, October 2007
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, Litigating Commercial Claims, American Inns of Court Bench and Bar Conference, Miami, March 1, 2019
•Moderator, Current Trends in 2017 on Constitutional Intellectual Property and Collection, and Use of Data Issues in Entertainment, International Legal Symposium on The World of Music, Film, Television and Sports, Miami, FL, March 31, 2017
•Moderator, American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries 2016
•Moderator, Current Trends on Constitutional, Intellectual Property and Collection and Use of Data Issues, American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries 2015
•Moderator, The Symposium Entertainment Roundtable, American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries 2014
•Moderator, Intellectual Property Trends and Developments in the International Entertainment Industry, American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries 2013
•Moderator, Marketing and Monetization in the Entertainment Industry in the New Age of Digital Entertainment - Where Transactional Law and Litigation Collide, American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries 2012
• Legal Ethics, Chicago, Illinois, 1996
• Legal Ethics, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998
• Premises Liability - Current Trends, Los Angeles, California, 1994
• Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, Washington, D.C., 1989
(Also at Boca Raton, FL Office)
•Judge, Florida Bar Association's annual Mock Trial Competition, Florida Bar Association's Mid-Year Meeting, 2001-2008
•Organized 2001 Annual Meeting of the Petroleum Marketing Committee of the American Bar Association, St. Louis, Missouri
•Organized 2000 Annual Meeting of the Petroleum Marketing Committee of the American Bar Association, San Francisco, California
•American Bar Association
- Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
-- Chair, Petroleum Marketing Committee, 1999-2001
- Section of Litigation
•Organized 1999 Annual Meeting of the Petroleum Marketing Committee of the American Bar Association, San Diego, California
•The Florida Bar
- Environmental and Land Use Law Section
- Trial Lawyers Section
•New York State Bar Association
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