Mark R. Osherow is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Business Litigation with nearly 30 years of experience. He has practiced for most of those years in both state and federal courts throughout Florida. With significant trial and alternative dispute resolution experience, Osherow has taken countless depositions and served as first-chair in numerous trials, arbitrations and mediations. He serves as a legal advisor for his clients as they assess their business risks across a large segment of industry and service providers.
Mr. Osherow was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019 in the field of Business Litigation. This is the sixth year in a row that Mr. Osherow has achieved this recognition. Mr. Osherow has also been included in the listing of the 2017 Top 100 Miami Area Super Lawyers and has been recognized in Super Lawyers for 13 years beginning in 2007.
His practice encompasses a wide range of business and commercial litigation matters in a variety of areas, including trade secret and non-compete litigation, real estate, construction, fraud, business torts, securities, labor and employment, professional liability, and corporate, partnership and bankruptcy-related disputes.
He is also well-versed in probate litigation and other matters related to estate planning and trusts. Osherow’s experience also includes consumer protection and class actions, products liability, actions involving judicial dissolution of corporate entities and partnerships, insurance coverage and ERISA benefits litigation issues.
Osherow is well versed in federal practice, having handled cases involving Title VII, Section 1983, FLSA, ADA, FMLA Computer Fraud and Abuse (CFAA), and claims under many other state and federal employment related statutes, as well as claims involving many sorts of governmental liability claims. He has substantial experience with class action litigation particularly in the areas of consumer fraud class actions and collective actions under the FLSA. He is a Florida Qualified Arbitrator and a Florida Supreme Court Civil Mediator and has appeared before both FINRA and the American Arbitration Association.
In addition to arbitration and mediation services, Osherow also provides services as an e-Neutral, including as an e-Discovery Special Master/Magistrate and eDiscovery Mediator. He is experienced with issues related to data breach, data security and cyber defamation.
He holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics. He has also been selected as a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine (2007-2019) and a “Florida Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine. Most recently, he was recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America®” 2014-2019. Osherow previously ran his own boutique litigation practice in Boca Raton, which was named a Go-To Law Firm® by Corporate Counsel magazine in 2007.
A frequent presenter on a variety of legal topics, Osherow frequently presents on e-discovery for commercial litigators.
Osherow has served on the Board of Directors for the South Palm Beach County Bar Association (SPBCBA) for 11 years, serving in several roles: President (2015-2016); President-Elect (2014-2015); Treasurer (2013-2014); and Secretary (2012-2013). He is a Past-President of the organization. He was featured in the Palm Beach County and Fort Lauderdale edition of Attorney at Law magazine, to which a link is provided on this site. In November 2004, Osherow was recognized by Trial Lawyers Care for his pro bono work with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
He is a past chair of The Florida Bar Business Litigation Certification Committee and served two terms on The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL). Additionally, he was a member of the editorial board of The Florida Bar Journal and was a member and chair of a Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. Osherow was appointed to The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education after completing his term on The Florida Bar Federal Practice Committee, and is now serving an additional term through 2021.
New York (1989)
New Jersey (1990)
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University New York, New York, 1988, J.D., Juris Doctor
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1985, B.A., Philosophy
15th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee
Former Member, Junior Achievement Board of Directors
Palm Beach County Judicial Information Systems Policy Board Member
Co-Chair South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee (2017-2018)
Honors and Awards
“The Best Lawyers in America®”, 2014-2019
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
“Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2007 – 2019
“Florida Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine, 2013 and 2014
Litigation/Civil Trial Finalist by Leaders in Law, 2014
Excellence in Writing Award from The Florida Bar, 2004
Articles and Published Works
“Procuring Cause: When is a Broker Wrongfully Excluded from the Deal?” The Advocate – South Palm Beach County Bar Association – Winter 2018
“The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 New Federal Protection for Trade Secret Misappropriation”, The Advocate- South Palm Beach County Bar Association – Fall 2016
“What Employers and Employees in Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Need to Know about Computer Use and Access Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,” The Advocate – South Palm Beach County Bar Association – Winter 2015
“Discovery Concerning Consulting Experts,” The Advocate – South Palm Beach County Bar Association – Winter 2015
“The Legal Edges of Employee Computer Use,” Daily Business Review – February 2015
“Electronic Discovery Basics (Part II): ESI Collection, Analysis and Production," The Advocate – South Palm Beach County Bar Association – Spring 2015
“Clear and Unambiguous Exculpatory Clauses for Recreational Activities,” The Advocate – South Palm Beach County Bar Association – Fall 2015
“Electronic Discovery Basics – Part I Duty to Preserve,” The Advocate – South Palm Beach County Bar Association – Winter 2013/2014
“Ownership of Contacts on LinkedIn,” The Advocate – South Palm Beach County Bar Association – Summer 2014
“Metatags and Keyword Tags in Business and Trademark Litigation,” The Advocate: South Palm Beach County Bar Association – Fall 2013
“Counsel Beware: Considerations Before Implementing Florida’s Civil Theft Statute,” The Florida Bar Journal – March 2003
“Florida Medical Malpractice and the Statute of Limitations,” The Florida Bar Journal – July 2003
Craig M. Oberweger, Esq.
Palm Law Partners, P.A.
Boca Corporate Center
2101 N.W. Corporate Blvd.
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Telephone: (800) 520-2052
Fax: (561) 405-3158
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Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Kristin Vivo focuses her practice on the representation of individuals and corporations throughout the world. Vivo has experience litigating disputes, for multinational corporations and individuals, in both state and federal courts, including experience representing clients, before U.S. District Courts using the 28 U.S.C. § 1782 discovery statute. Vivo's knowledge in business and corporate transactions, originates from almost a decade of representing multinational corporations and individuals, on a national and international level.
In the course of her legal career Vivo has been in-house Legal Counsel for several Fortune 500 companies, including Yahoo!, Anixter, and Del Monte Fresh Produce, where she handled a variety of cross-border tasks in a fast-paced environment, including drafting and negotiating multi-million dollar contracts in Latin America, Europe, and the United States, as well as resolved Intellectual Property and Business issues for these companies. Her experience has made her adept at handling multijurisdictional legal issues for multinational individuals and corporations.
Vivo has lectured on the subject of Start Up Companies; Internet & Social Media Law; Compliance; and The role of Corporate Counsel within In House Legal Departments, to groups ranging from start up companies and entrepreneurs, to fellow attorneys. Additionally, she has served as lead counsel in civil claims for foreign individuals and corporations relating to alleged fraud in real estate and investments, and as lead counsel in claims for foreign individuals relating to inherited assets. Vivo currently serves as General Counsel to several corporations, including but not limited to: a well known International Freight Forwarding company, whose presence expands over nine countries; technology companies; and a European company servicing the education sector.
As a native Spanish and proficient Portuguese speaker, prior to commencing private practice, Vivo lived, studied and worked in Latin America, including attending the University of Buenos Aires School of Law. Vivo is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and University of Miami, where she was a member of the Varsity Swimming Team.
Vivo is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She is active with the Palm Beach County Bar Association, where she currently serves as Chair of the Palm Beach Association Transaction Law Committee. She is also a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL), Florida Bar Animal Law Section, and Florida Bar International Law Section. When Vivo is not actively practicing law, she is practicing and/or teaching yoga.
Duffie Law, PLLC
2234 N. Federal Highway, Suite 1196
Boca Raton, FL 33431
AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT
Allison Duffie has been litigating state and federal cases since 2003. She is admitted to practice in all courts in Florida, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh, Third and Fifth Circuits.
Ms. Duffie received her B.B.A., cum laude, from George Washington University and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a member of the International and Comparative Law Review and the winner of the 2001 Moot Court Competition. While in law school, Ms. Duffie interned two semesters for United States Magistrate Judge Stephen T. Brown, for whom she assisted in drafting various orders, reports and recommendations.
Ms. Duffie began her legal career practicing general commercial litigation. Most recently, she practiced for two years with a firm based in Jupiter, Florida, specializing in labor and employment law.
Previously, she spent four years with a Fort Lauderdale-based firm specializing in criminal, civil and employment law, as well as appeals. She has represented both employers and employees with the EEOC and throughout all stages of litigation.
Ms. Duffie recently served for 2 years as Treasurer for the National Employment Lawyers Association Florida Chapter.