Barry Seth Balmuth

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Biography

Listed in 2006 and 2007 Florida Super Lawyers Magazine and 2008 Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers Magazine. Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Merit Fellow, Emory University. New York State Regents Scholar. Certification; Litigation Section; National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Assistant County Attorney; Palm Beach County; 1995-1997. Attorney Advisor; 1995-1996 and Special Master; 1998-2001; Value Adjustment Board; Palm Beach County 1998-2003. Lecturer: "The Taking of Justice Breyer's Farm: Eminent Domain Update;" Real Estate Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Spring Seminar; June 2006; "Participating in Condemnation Proceedings;" Half Moon; LLC's Florida Eminent Domain: Practice and Current Issues Seminar; February 2006; "Practicalities of Selecting and Using an Expert Witness;" Lorman Education Services' Expert Witness: Procedures; Discovery and Trial Issues in Florida Seminar; December 2004; "Case Law Update;" Environmental; Land Use; and Eminent Domain Continuing Legal Education Committee of Palm Beach County Bar Association's Eminent Domain Litigation: Effective Mediation and Trial Strategy Seminar; March 2004; "Case Law Update;" Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee Meeting; January 2004; "Non-Monetary Benefit Attorney's Fees;" Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee Meeting; January 2003; "Case Law Update;" Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee Meeting; January 2003; "Priorities Among Creditors;" Sterling Educational Services; LLC's Creditors' Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy Continuing Legal Education Seminar; September 2002; "Orders of Taking and Related Issues;" Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee Continuing Legal Education Seminar; January 2002; "Case Law Update;" Association of Eminent Domain Professionals' Impacts of Recent Court Cases on Valuation Continuing Education Seminar/Meeting; February 2002; "When Does Private Gain Become More than Incidental?" Association of Eminent Domain Professionals' Taking You Off Road with Condemnation Continuing Education Seminar/Meeting; February 2001; "Statutory Changes to Eminent Domain Procedures From a Government Attorney's Perspective;" Florida Legal Assistants; Inc. Continuing Legal Education Seminar; May 2000; "Deadlines Abound: Statutory Changes to Eminent Domain Procedures that are Important to Real Estate Practitioners;" Environmental; Land Use; and Eminent Domain Continuing Legal Education Committee of Palm Beach County Bar Association's Getting to the End of the Rainbow: New Pitfalls in Eminent Domain and Land Use Law Seminar; March 2000; "Summary of Palm Beach County v. Cove Club Investors;" Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee Meeting; June 1999; "The Private Property Rights Protection Act of 1995: A Government Legal Perspective;" Environmental; Land Use; and Eminent Domain Continuing Legal Education Committee of Palm Beach County Bar Association's Litigation and ADR Under the New Private Property Rights Act Seminar; March 1996.

Emory University. New York State Regents Scholar. Certification; Litigation Section; National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Assistant County Attorney; Palm Beach County; 1995-1997. Attorney Advisor; 1995-1996 and Special Master; 1998-2001; Value Adjustment Board; Palm Beach County 1998-2003. Lecturer: "The Taking of Justice Breyer's Farm: Eminent Domain Update;" Real Estate Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Spring Seminar; June 2006; "Participating in Condemnation Proceedings;" Half Moon; LLC's Florida Eminent Domain: Practice and Current Issues Seminar; February 2006; "Practicalities of Selecting and Using an Expert Witness;" Lorman Education Services' Expert Witness: Procedures; Discovery and Trial Issues in Florida Seminar; December 2004; "Case Law Update;" Environmental; Land Use; and Eminent Domain Continuing Legal Education Committee of Palm Beach County Bar Association's Eminent Domain Litigation: Effective Mediation and Trial Strategy Seminar; March 2004; "Case Law Update;" Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee Meeting; January 2004; "Non-Monetary Benefit Attorney's Fees;" Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee Meeting; January 2003; "Case Law Update;" Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee Meeting; January 2003; "Priorities Among Creditors;" Sterling Educational Services; LLC's Creditors' Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy Continuing Legal Education Seminar; September 2002; "Orders of Taking and Related Issues;" Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee Continuing Legal Education Seminar; January 2002; "Case Law Update;" Association of Eminent Domain Professionals' Impacts of Recent Court Cases on Valuation Continuing Education Seminar/Meeting; February 2002; "When Does Private Gain Become More than Incidental?" Association of Eminent Domain Professionals' Taking You Off Road with Condemnation Continuing Education Seminar/Meeting; February 2001; "Statutory Changes to Eminent Domain Procedures From a Government Attorney's Perspective;" Florida Legal Assistants; Inc. Continuing Legal Education Seminar; May 2000; "Deadlines Abound: Statutory Changes to Eminent Domain Procedures that are Important to Real Estate Practitioners;" Environmental; Land Use; and Eminent Domain Continuing Legal Education Committee of Palm Beach County Bar Association's Getting to the End of the Rainbow: New Pitfalls in Eminent Domain and Land Use Law Seminar; March 2000; "Summary of Palm Beach County v. Cove Club Investors;" Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee Meeting; June 1999; "The Private Property Rights Protection Act of 1995: A Government Legal Perspective;" Environmental; Land Use; and Eminent Domain Continuing Legal Education Committee of Palm Beach County Bar Association's Litigation and ADR Under the New Private Property Rights Act Seminar; March 1996. Member: Palm Beach County Bar Association (Chairman; Environmental Land Use and Eminent Domain CLE Committee; 2000-2002; Chairman; Accountant/Lawyer Liaison Committee; 1993-1994); The Florida Bar (Vice-Chair; 2002-2003 and Editor; Newsletter; 2001-2004; Eminent Domain Committee); Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court LIV (Treasurer; 2006-2008); Sunfest Risk Management Committee (Vice-Chair; 1992-2003); Florida Justice Association; Palm Beach County Justice Association.

(Board Certified, Civil Trial and Business Litigation Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)

Areas of Practice (34)

  • Eminent Domain
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Discrimination
  • Class Actions
  • Age Discrimination
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Fraudulent Conveyance
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Consumer Collections
  • Consumer Protection
  • Consumer Rights
  • Condemnation
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Property Rights
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Civil Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
561-242-9400  Phone
866-452-9400  Phone
561-478-2433  Fax
www.flboardcertifiedlawyer.com
University Attended:
Florida International University, B.A., 1985; Emory University, M.B.A., 1990
Law School Attended:
Emory University, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
1990
Admission:
1991, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida including Trial Bar; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1993, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1990, Florida
Special Agencies:
Former Special Magistrate to the Palm Beach County Value Adjustment Board; Endorsed by Gasoline Retailers of Florida (flagas.com) to its members for legal representation.
Birth Information:
Sommers Point, New Jersey, July 26, 1961
Reported Cases:
Starling v. Board of County Commissioners, 602 F.3d 1257(11th Cir. 2010); Palm Beach County v. Cove Club Investors, Ltd., 734 So.2d 379 (Fla. 1999); Sunshine Properties, L.L.C. v. State, Department of Transportation, 900 So.2d 714 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005); Moore v. Palm Beach County, 731 So.2d 754 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999) (lead trial counsel only); Palm Beach County v. Cove Club Investors, Ltd., 692 So.2d 998 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997); Starling v. Board of County Commissioners, 2009 WL 281051 (S.D. Fla. 2009); Starling v. Board of County Commissioners, 2009 WL 248369 (S.D. Fla. 2009); Hazara Enterprises, Inc. v. Motiva Enterprises, LLC, 126 F. Supp.2d 1365 S.D. Fla. 2000); In re Zaczac, 2011 WL 285681 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2011); In re Farkas, 343 B.R. 336 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2006); Holiday C.V.S. v. Gary R. Nikolits, 17 F.L.W. Supp. 356 (Fla. 15th Cir. 2009); City of Delray Beach v. Board of Trustees of the City of Delray Beach Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System, 17 F.L.W. Supp. 110 (Fla. 15th Cir. 2009).
Certifications:
( Board Certified, Civil Trial and Business Litigation Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education )
ISLN:
909277855
Payment Information:
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  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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