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Biography

Biography

Philippe Lieberman is a founding shareholder of the firm with over twenty five years of experience representing domestic and international companies, real estate developers and investors, and entrepreneurs in complex business disputes. His financial experience and background gives him a strategic advantage over many of his adversaries, which allows him to quickly grasp the broader and complex financial issues, identify leverage, assess risk, and develop creative strategies to often exceed his clients’ expectations and goals.

In his practice, Philippe represents clients in a broad array of commercial and business matters, including real estate and development disputes, joint venture matters, shareholder, partnership and membership disputes, derivative actions, financial fraud, fiduciary obligations, foreclosures, commercial evictions, trade secrets and covenants not to compete. Philippe is frequently hired for post-acquisition disputes involving breaches of representations and warranties and earn-out disagreements, where he brings a sophisticated level of understanding of how transactions are consummated to reach a favorable outcome for his clients.

Philippe understands the toll that litigation can take on clients, so he works closely with them to consider the strategies that are best suited for them in the short and long term.

Born in Europe and fluent in French, Philippe has a diverse local and foreign clientele, frequently appearing in State and Federal Courts throughout the United States, and in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), ICC International Court of Arbitration, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

In his spare time, Philippe is an avid European football (soccer) fan and mountain biker.

Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

  • Post-acquisition disputes, including breaches of representations and warranties, and post-closing earnout disagreements
  • Real estate disputes
  • Commercial property development and joint venture disputes
  • Breach of contract and commercial disputes
  • Business, joint venture, investor and partnership disputes
  • Corporate governance and breach of fiduciary duties
  • Shareholder, membership and partnership disputes and derivative actions
  • Financial fraud and business torts
  • Trade secrets, covenants not to compete, and unfair competition
  • Commercial landlord-tenant matters and evictions
  • Commercial foreclosures
  • Title disputes, including title defects, slander of title and adverse possesion
  • Replevin, asset recovery and collections, and workouts

Education

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994
  • NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business, B.S., cum laude, Finance and International Business, 1991

Bar Admissions and Memberships

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2006

Awards and Publications

Awards and Publications

Awards

  • America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, 2008 – 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2020
  • Most Effective Lawyer, Complex Business Litigation, Daily Business Review, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2011-2013

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Publications

Affiliations and Community Activities

Affiliations and Community Activities

Professional Affiliations

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee 11 N, 1999 – 2004, Committee Chair 2002-2004

Noteworthy

  • University of Miami Inter-American Law Review
  • Fluent in French

Community Activities

  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Olam Leadership Program 2014
  • Jewish Federation of Broward County
  • AIPAC