Florida Trend 500 – 2022 Most Influential Business Leaders

By October 27, 2022

The editorial staff of Florida Trend recognizes Florida’s most influential business leaders spanning across more than 60 business categories. The editorial selection of the 500 executives was based on extensive contacts in regional business circles, hundreds of interviews and months of research, culminating in a highly selective biographical guide to the people who really run Florida. Read the full list of the Florida 500 honorees here.


Kluger Kaplan is a litigation firm with approximately 30 lawyers. The firm’s expertise is in business and corporate litigation, real estate and construction litigation, securities and financial fraud, probate and estate, intellectual property disputes and complex family litigation. Kluger was the founding managing member since the firm’s inception in 2009. He says he has made more than a dozen introductions that have led to marriage.

“H.T. Smith, a legend in Miami’s legal community. Last year, Kluger Kaplan established the H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship to support minority law school students and promote diversity in the legal community.”

EDUCATION: Bryant College (BS), University of Miami (JD)
LEARNED TO APPRECIATE: The ability to teach younger lawyers. By forcing myself to explain, it becomes both a teaching and learning moment.
HOBBY: My wife and I collect contemporary Latin American, African Diaspora and African-American art and pieces from emerging female artists.
READING: The Star and the Scepter, by Emmanuel Navon; Between Memory and Invention; My Journey in Architecture, by Robert A.M. Stern