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 Professional Liability Probate and Estate Litigation Intra-Family Business Disputes Appellate Law