Locke Lord attorneys have been an integral part of the Florida business community for more than 35 years, opening our first Florida office in West Palm Beach in 1981. To better serve our clients, the Firm opened an office in Miami in 2013. Since then, our work for our clients in Florida has experienced tremendous growth. Through our Florida offices, we represent the market-leading participants in private equity and venture capital, securities, banking and finance, technology, intellectual property and public finance. Our work in Florida includes corporate transactions, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, litigation and arbitration.
Litigators in West Palm Beach handle virtually every type of litigation companies may face, from breach of contract to fraud to business torts, as well as a range of statutory claims. We regularly represent our clients in class action litigation in Florida. We also represent securities industry clients in FINRA arbitrations. Part of our Florida litigation group includes a very experienced group of consumer finance lawyers who handle litigation and regulatory compliance matters for banking and finance industry clients throughout the state of Florida.
Our Florida corporate lawyers have a long history of involvement as directors and executive committee members of the Florida Venture Forum. Locke Lord is a sponsor of the annual Florida Venture Forum Venture Capital and Early Stage Capital conferences.
Many Florida counties, cities and other municipalities trust Locke Lord’s Florida public finance lawyers for advice and counseling when borrowing money. We regularly serve as bond and/or disclosure counsel for these clients. Our attorneys also provide related tax and securities advice in connection with these transactions, and regularly advise commercial and investment bank clients in connection with public finance transactions.
The Managing Partner of the West Palm Beach office is Thomas Cunningham.