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Harry A Payton

Harry A Payton


Business Law and Civil Trial Lawyer
Payton & Associates, LLC
Miami, FL
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Harry Payton is one of 88 lawyers in the state of Florida with dual board certification in civil trial and business litigation. With over 40 years of experience in state and federal court, he represents domestic and international corporations and high net worth individuals in complex business litigation matters involving commercial real estate, commercial foreclosures and lender liability; litigation involving fine art; corporate, shareholder and partnership disputes; probate, will and trust litigation; intra-family business disputes; and legal and accounting malpractice.

In 2012, Harry was appointed to the Supreme Court of Florida’s Committee on Professionalism for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. He is former chair of The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and the Business Litigation Certification Committee. In the ABA, Harry was Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Billing and Budgeting, Corporate Counsel Committee, Section of Litigation from 1994-1997, and Co-Chair from 1998-2004. He was a leader in the effort by the American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Counsel in the creation of a uniform system of billing and budgeting that serves as a platform for assessing the productivity and efficiency of outside counsel and law firms.

Harry is the Miami representative for Complex Commercial Business Litigation for the International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms (INBLF). In addition, Harry is a member of IR Global (IR), and serves as a committee member for the IR Private Client group, utilizing his experience with civil litigation matters for high net worth individuals. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee; and a member of the American Bar Association Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries, Arts & Museums.

Areas of Practice:

Business and Commercial Litigation Commercial Real Estate Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Art Law Lender Liability Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Business Torts International Business Law Construction Litigation Probate and Estate Litigation Intra-Family Business Disputes Appellate Law


Practice Areas

 
Business Law (30%)
 
Civil Trial Law (30%)
 
Appellate Law (20%)
 
Probate (20%)

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Résumé - Harry A Payton

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
1966

Work Experience

Payton & Associates, LLC
1975

Education

Georgetown University Law Center
Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor
1966

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Business Litigation
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
1997

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Civil Trial Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
1983

Associations

Standard Jury Instructions (SJI)
The Florida Bar
2018

Committee on Professionalism,11th Judicial Circuit
Supreme Court of Florida
2012

Member,
Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee
The Florida Bar
20112016

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Awards & Recognitions

Recognized for 30 Years of Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial
Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
2013

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Super Lawyers

Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating

South Florida Legal Guide

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida

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Harry A Payton
Payton & Associates, LLC
2 S Biscayne Blvd Ste 2300
Miami, FL 33131
www.payton-law.com
Office: 305-372-3500
Cell: 305-213-3500

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Bar Membership Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Specialist in Civil Trial Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law - For purposes of specialty certification, the Florida Bar defines the term "civil trial law" as the "practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators."


Attorneys certified in civil trial law in have met the minimum standards for civil trial law certification, provided in Rule 6-4.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law (50% or more), handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel, and 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys certified in civil trial law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.


Certified in Business Litigation -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Business Litigation - Lawyers certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.


Under Rule 6-16.2, the term "business litigation" is defined as the practice of law dealing with "the legal problems arising from commercial and business relationships including litigation of controversies arising from those relationships."


Business litigation law includes "evaluating, handling and resolving such controversies before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators."


The term business litigation does not usually include marital and family law, routine collection matters, personal injury or workers' compensation.



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