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Biography

Biography

Abbey Kaplan is a seasoned trial lawyer known for taking on complex cases and crafting creative strategies for tackling the most complicated legal issues in commercial litigation and business tort cases. A Founding Member of Kluger Kaplan, Abbey has extensive experience handling partnership and corporate breakups, real estate development disputes including banking and broker controversies, professional liability disputes, corporate finance issues, contract disputes and intellectual property issues. Because of his extensive experience handling commercial litigation matters, Abbey has also handled complex trust and probate litigation and on a selective basis, divorce matters. Abbey has also dealt with white collar criminal issues in the civil litigation context, including issues relating to fraud, perjury and other sanctionable matters.

Abbey’s clients range from major real estate developers, business owners and brokers, to professional athletes and entertainers. His clients look to him as a trusted advisor, coming to see Abbey with their most critical and time-sensitive legal disputes. Abbey is a strong advocate for his clients’ interests, whether that includes early resolution of a dispute or seeing the case to trial. Abbey custom tailors his approach for each client based upon the client’s needs and long and short-term goals.

Education

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • American University, B.S., 1971

Bar Admissions and Memberships

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Florida, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, 1975
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1975

Awards and Publications

Awards and Publications

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition
  • Super Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine
  • Distinguished Leaders, Daily Business Review
  • Most Effective Lawyers, Daily Business Review
  • Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide
  • Key Partners, South Florida Business Journal
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated

ALK SuperLawyers seniorfellow

Affiliations and Community Activities

Affiliations and Community Activities

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Academy of Million Dollar Counsel
  • College of Master Advocates and Barristers, Senior Counsel
  • American College of Barristers, Senior Counsel
  • The Verdict Club: Premier Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute

Community Activities

  • Director, Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO)
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Florida Chapter
  • Ride2Revive