Hackleman, Olive & Judd is a boutique law firm focusing on high-stakes complex commercial litigation. Our firm has represented clients ranging in size from large to small, from multinational Fortune 100 companies, to locally-owned businesses and high net worth individuals in Fort Lauderdale and other South Florida jurisdictions. As counsel to a wide variety of corporations, our attorneys have litigated cases involving every type of complex commercial litigation issue imaginable, both on the state and federal levels as well as in arbitration.
Litigation may arise in any number of business contexts. We concentrate on complex commercial litigation involving banking and finance, bet-the-company matters, breach of contract, construction, commercial mortgage foreclosure and receiverships, class action defense, government agencies, labor and employment, securities, breach of fiduciary duty, land use, probate, and stockholder derivative actions. We understand the unique features of each complex commercial litigation matter, but we also have the substantive knowledge of the various industries we represent that is required to understand how the particularities of the underlying industry apply to the unique traits of each litigation matter.
We prepare for every commercial litigation matter as if it will go to trial. We develop a case theme early and frame the case in a way that will be natural and easy for a judge, arbitrator, or jury to understand. Assuming that a business matter will end in litigation from the beginning allows us to optimize our discovery and leads us to taking depositions and requesting documents in a way that increases our chances of winning at trial or obtaining a favorable result at mediation. In many cases, this strategy leads to favorable settlement. But if not, our clients are prepared for trial.
Our appellate division consists of lawyers who have litigated matters on appeal before Florida’s state courts of appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuits.
Our lawyers represent a talented group, and we work together to leverage our knowledge and meet our goal of providing our clients with the best shot at winning their disputes. When you hire one of our lawyers, you are hiring a team of lawyers dedicated to bringing your complex commercial dispute to an efficient and successful close.